I often get asked if I get tired of shooting in the French Quarter, and the answer is always a definite "never!" I rarely use the same spots multiple times, and if I do, I don't use them in the same way. Add to that the fact that there always seems to be something going on, and you have a place with a huge amount of variety. The Oyster Festival was going on the night I went around with Amy and Jake and we got to use the crowds to add some atmosphere to the pictures. In yet another of example of "small world" encounters I've had - These two found me through a bridal show I did earlier in the year. As it turns out that I actually used to work with Jake's dad. Little connections are always fun. :)
Halloween is a great weekend to visit New Orleans. It's even better when you start your trip with a little tour around the French Quarter for an engagement session. These two came into town from Houston and I took them around on what was, appropriately for Halloween, a rather gloomy day. We definitely made the best of things by being a little adventurous. Not every couple will climb down rocks to sit on dirty pier supports while vagrants sleep nearby. Nor will they go through secluded gated areas to sit on the ground. And Bourbon St. is great when all the lights go on at dusk, but sometimes you gotta deal with what comes your way. In this case, a person wearing a stuffed pair of cartoonishly large fake breasts. We really captured something special in that one.