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

Tis the season for silly Christmas cards!

We'll use any excuse to take ridiculous pictures of ourselves, but it's nice to have a legitimate use every once in a while.  This year's Christmas cards just arrived from the printer today, so lucky friends and family will be seeing these gems in their mailboxes shortly.  My parents keep blaming each other for producing me, but I know that they're secretly proud of such a presentable young man. For those of you not getting cards, a hearty Happy Holidays to you!

-Cheers, Steve & Jenny

A little bit about albums

For those of you interested in getting albums but haven't been able to meet with me in person, I've uploaded a few pictures to show you a little bit about them. First, there are two basic cover types - Photographic and Leather.  You should be able to figure out which is which in the pictures!  The photographic cover albums are great because we can design custom covers using your images.

Bindings - These albums have a lay-flat design with a very small center seam, so they can sit fully open without damaging the book.

Page counts - Base albums have 20 pages for images, which equates to roughly 50-60 pictures.  Additional pages can be added two at a time if you'd like to include more pictures.

Pages - The pictures are printed onto thick board mount pages so they don't bend (unless you force them) and won't tear (unless you really go after them).  The albums pictured have been to multiple wedding shows, have had cake and champagne spilled on them, and had thousands of people flip through them and still look like new.

Spines - The photographic cover can have custom text added.  The leather albums can only have text added to the front cover.

The leather albums can have custom text embossed onto the front cover.

Zombieland!

People in New Orleans take their costuming seriously and Halloween is no exception.  We're talking whole groups of people that spend months planning and building their costumes.  I'm usually pretty lazy about this so I was happy this year to have our friends Stephanie and Jeremy visit.  They did some pretty intense zombie makeup get-ups and I got to be the sole human  zombie hunter of the group.  Decent group costume - check.  We took the time to do a little photo shoot before hitting the streets with the rest of the undead. Zombies are apparently hungry for things other than brains because I somehow went through an entire box of Twinkies while we were out.

Source: http://www.shoot2studios.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Zombies3.jpg

The Blue Moon Saloon

If you need to spend the night in Lafayette, enjoy staying up late, and like unique and intimate music venues, then check out the Blue Moon Saloon.  It has a hostel-like atmosphere, being that it's just a house that was converted to commercial use.  There are a few rooms to choose from, all of which will leave you less than 20 feet from where the bands play in the evenings.  We stayed in the room that shares a wall with the stage.  Needless to say, you won't be sleeping while the music is on.  It's one of those places that forces you to go out and be social even if you're dead tired. We happened to be there on a night with some fantastic bands cranking out cajun-jazzy infused rock mutant music.  I'm kicking myself now for neglecting to catch their name.  But these guys - the ones in the pictures - check them out if you see them one the streets or something.

Source: http://www.shoot2studios.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/BlueMoon-2.jpg