Thursday, November 22, 2007

Wow! 8 weddings since my last post. 8 weddings, 10 events, 3 beautiful brides for bridals, 2 engagement sessions, 2 team photos (local teams at the playground), 1 golf tournament, not to mention personal events such as the Bulldog Bowl, Drew Brees Gridiron Bowl, the Pontiff Blue Devil Bowl, a School Fair and Thanksgiving to top it all off!! I'm thankful for the business because I love to photograph.

These first photos are from a wedding at the Woodland Plantation near Port Sulfur, LA. It was a beautiful day for an outdoor wedding that I did the prep shots until Steve Randon arrived from Covington, LA. (Steve is a terrific photographer who is a 3rd generation family photographer in the New Orleans area who I have had the opportunity to work with on occasion. )
The plantation house is well known for its image on the labels of Southern Comfort Whiskey.

This 'butt cake' is absolutely the funniest grooms cake I have seen in 8 years of wedding photography!

Moving on to the next wedding, you could tell immediately that Lori is a sports fan, preferably the Saints and LSU Football...

The lobby of the Harrah's Hotel in downtown New Orleans was a cool spot for group photos of the girls.

The wedding was in the famous St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter. It is the oldest continuously operating Cathedral in the United States. After the ceremony, we 'second lined' to the reception two blocks away at the Riverview Room, overlooking the mighty Mississippi River.

Group photos on the roof with the city skyline in the background.

Jessica is the next bride in this blog post. This wedding was one of my favorites in the past month. It wasn't the most expensive affair, but boy do they know how to party. Most people from the Westbank of New Orleans know the brides family name by the music they play, and they play it well. The reception had to have no less than 300 people and most of them were dancing to the sounds of the Foret Family.....

Earlier in the day, I photographed a smaller wedding which was perfect for these two. Lisa and Christopher had their perfect day together in the company of family and a few friends. Remember, it doesn't have to be big to be special.

Erin and Eric were a special couple as well. You could tell they were into each other by the first dance and how they looked in each others eyes. It has the power to make others jealous of the bond they share.

And last in this post are a few engagement shots in different locations in the French Quarter....

And one of the New Orleans Saints training facility where Drew Brees gave his time to inspire so many young athletes in the Brees Grid-Iron Bowl.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Thursday, October 25th

I recently had the opportunity to photograph a parade/party. (a freelance job for Pat Garin) With Mardi Gras coming early next year (Feb. 5th) this was good timing. The organizers for the parade/party went all out with 12 horse and buggies, Southern Marching Band, the Treme Brass Band, full police escort, Muriels Restaurant-upstairs. The food was awesome and plentiful and the band, Buckwheat Zydeco was hot. See for yourself.......
Crossing Canal St. throwing beads to the curious onlookers...
In front of Jackson Square while waiting to offload and finish the parade on foot to Muriels with the Treme Brass Band leading the way....

The food again was plentiful, including this cochon de lait.
The four tarot card readers were a hit, staying busy all night.

Buckwheat getting the crowd movin their feet!