Candace and Jared's Wedding at New Orleans City Park

You might remember these two from their engagement session last year. We had a great time then so I knew we'd have have no problems come wedding day.  Sure enough, Candace and Jared had a perfect day from start to finish. We started off getting ready in Destrehan before party buses whisked everybody off to City Park for the ceremony and reception. I had the bonus pleasure of seeing several couples from previous weddings and catching up what everybody was doing. Congrats to Candace and Jared!

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Some 2012 Wedding Favorites

What a year!  With my 2012 weddings all wrapped up, I wanted to look back at some of the awesome couples that I got to photograph.  Here are a few of my favorites in no particular order.  Thanks to all the couples I got to spend time with and the other photographers I've worked with for making all this happen. 2013 is going to be an unforgettable year.  In addition to a whole bunch of personal travel, I've already got spring weddings booked in four states.  For those of you shopping around for photographers, check out the Contact page now and get in on the good times!

Cheers,

Steve

Tiffani & Mike's Engagement Shoot

Recognize these two?  Well if you've read every single post on this blog like you should have then you'd know that I had the pleasure shooting their actual proposal last year.  It's so much fun to get to be a part of such an exciting time in people's lives!  After shooting the proposal, the engagement session was easy.  No nerves, no thunderstorms.  It was a beautiful day in City Park to wander around the oaks and fight off other photographers for the best spots.  Other photogs may have gotten to some cool spots first, but you know what they didn't have?  A couple that would climb trees. And throw leaves at each other because I half-jokingly mention it.  And a little dog that we fed a container full of turkey to.  Winner - me. (And Tiff and Mike do get some nice pictures, so I guess they win, too.)

Samantha & Jared's City Park Wedding - New Orleans

These two came to me after having some issues with another photographer.  Or I should say it was the photographer who had issues because I guess they said they'd take four months to get pictures done and then stopped responding to emails.  Four months is... a crazy long time.  So I was really happy to jump in and help.  Following their first look, they had a great ceremony and reception at City Park's Pavilion of the Two Sisters.  I'm not gonna lie - they had an awesome candy bar and I ate way more gummy bears than I should have. Congrats to Samantha and Jared!

Now that's a wedding

I generally politely decline most wedding invitation since I'm at them nearly every weekend, but Morgan's was one I'd heard a lot about well in advance. After receiving their save the dates (which were custom printed records), I knew I had to go.  It was nothing short of spectacular, with multiple bands, beautiful set ups in the peristyle and the great lawn, fireworks displays, great food, cigar bar, silent film showing, a live painting by Frenchy, and some of the most elaborate floral installations I've ever seen.  I snuck a couple of detail shots while I was there, but you can check out their actual pictures here.

 

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Alicia and Darin - Eloping in New Orleans

Sometimes you just get lucky.  I certainly did when these two hired me to photograph their elopement in New Orleans.  My favorite sessions are always the more intimate ones where I get to spend time with couples and really get to see who they are.  I spent a good six hours with Darin and Alicia, starting off before their ceremony in City Park.  It was just the two of them, two of their friends to witness things, the officiant, and myself.  Oh, and they set up a group Skype on the laptop so their parents could watch back home. After some heartfelt vows and celebratory "We're married!" dancing, we wandered off into the park as a trio to spend the rest of the day taking pictures and going around the city.  They got to climb the trees in City Park, chat with the locals along the river, share a piece of cheesecake at Muriel's, and dance their first dance to the music of the street performers in Jackson Square.  If you can't tell by the images, these two are a little bit quirky and totally into each other, both of which made for a fantastic day and some gorgeous pictures.

 

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