Monday, September 15, 2008

Hurricane Gustav

We, like the rest of New Orleans, evacuated in the face of Gustav. Heading East, we went hwy 59 N through MS. One would think we have no clue about hwy driving and as a whole, it's true. That said, we ended up in a beautiful state park in Ala., north of Montgomery on Lake Martin after 12 hours of driving. Wind Creek State Park is huge and accomodating with 620 sites. Short story; we had a nice evac-cation and back home in Metairie, ready to photograph upcoming events!

A view of Lake Martin from atop the Tower
Taking a spin on the Merry-go-round
New friends...
things to view on a nature walk...

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Blair and Chris

St. Joseph on 6th Street in Gretna is a wonderful old church with a marvelous courtyard for pictures.
Blair and Mom before the ceremony.
Chris and the guys arrived via mini-bus

A view from the balcony during the ceremony, thanks to a fisheye lens. The reception was at the Belle Chasse Auditorium, which has plenty of room for a lively party, complete with the band "The Topcats".

Ashley and Chad

Ashley getting ready at the Iberville Suites in the French Quarter

The Ceremony took place at Our Lady of Good Counsel on Louisiana Ave.

Photos in the church after the ceremony add a special touch to the wedding album when time allows (with permission from the church) The reception was held at the Rose Garden in Elmwood. As always, a great venue with an A+ staff.

Ray and Ann

Ray and Ann had a terrific day for their wedding, which took place at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on Canal St. Ann got ready in a beautiful suite with a great view of the French Quarter in the Maison Orleans.
Detail of the back of Ann's wedding dress. Putting on her grandmother's Benrus Watch

The ceremony took place in the courtyard on the 14th floor of the Ritz Carlton.

After the ceremony, the wedding party second-lined to Galatoire's Restaurant for a sit down dinner/reception.