Monday, September 17, 2007

Joe & Bonnie

I arrived early at the Chateau Sonesta in the French Quarter for bridal prep shots and found the bridal party relaxed with only a few underlying issues (what wedding day does'nt have issues?) but it wasn't the chaos normally associated with getting ready. After bridal prep and group shots on the patio, it was on to City Park (5th largest city park in the US and has the largest stand of live oaks in the world) at the Peristyle (built in 1907) for the ceremony and reception. For an outdoor wedding in late summer, the weather turned out great; and I have photographed weddings at the Peristyle, but this is the best catering and decoration job I have ever seen at this venue. Nice job!

The guests were enthusiastic and did'nt seem to mind the afternoon sun. After an emotional ceremony, the party was on with great music, dancing and plenty of food and drinks.
Joe and Bonnie were a terrific couple to work with.
They both enjoyed their day, which is how it should be,
leaving all the details and worrying to the vendors.
(who did an outstanding job IMO)
View of the Peristyle from across the lagoon The Gauntlet of birdseed as the newlyweds are saluted
before stepping into the horse drawn carriage

Congratulations Joe & Bonnie!!

Monday, September 10, 2007

September 10, 2007

What a great weekend! I started off with a wedding on Saturday, Michael and Beverly. An extremely nice couple who were so easy to work with and photograph. It was a small ceremony at a local restaurant in Fat City (an old term for a section of Metairie, La. that was a nightclub smorgasbord in the 80's) The small ceremonies are fun when they are more informal, with laughing and funny anecdotes during the vows. Lots of dancing followed with a mix of line dancing and latin music.

Sunday started off with some engagement photos in the French Quarter. A nice couple who won an engagement photoshoot at the last "Weddings in Style Bridal Show."

Coincidentally, there was another "Weddings in Style Bridal Show" that afternoon at the Windsor Court Hotel. Lots of vendors (over 90 vendors) and many brides showed up, most with an entourage of brides-maids and family. Even though it was crowded, IMO it was a successful bridal show with many brides interested in finding a photographer!

After all was said and done, there was still a bit of NFL football to relax to Sunday evening!

Friday, September 7, 2007

New Blog

New website, new blog!!!
With everything going on, its time to start a new blog to go with my new website. Should be interesting as I learn to post, edit the site and continue with my workflow as I photograph. As always, looking for new ideas so it's time to kick it up a notch.

Check back for weekly posts on whats up.