Doug and CheyAnne fell in love while in school for photojournalism at Western Kentucky University. It didn’t take them long to realize they had more than a shared interest in photography. They are very excited to have just been the bride and groom finally, as they were married in April 2012. Both are truly romantics at heart, and love documenting one of the happiest days in a couple’s life. They’ve realized on their own journey this past year the importance of great photos that capture not just the event, but the emotion, so the memories can be felt and not just remembered.
I was so excited to finally get to photograph Stephanie & Clyde! I’ve know both of them for quite some time now, as we all worked together for a bit at Nicholls State Univ. in Thibodaux. We all have journalism backgrounds and Stephanie is a writer so we visited a book shop while roaming the French Quarter and they couldn’t have found two more perfect books to use as props! I just love the photo below with the books! We are really looking forward to photographing these two as they tie the knot this June in Thibodaux!
Casey & Douglas were married in one of my favorite places of all, Jackson Square! Granted I’m a little biased since that’s where I was married one year agoCasey started off the day with her bridal prep at the Royal Sonesta, where just the night before her and her girls were having a great time throwing beads from their Bourbon Street balcony. We were a little worried about the weather as it was really overcast and light rain was predicted, but overall it didn’t have any negative effect on the day at all. To those who say rain on your wedding day is good luck, well, they probably didn’t have a rainy wedding day. I’ll take dry weather every wedding weekend!
The ceremony was sincere and light-hearted as the minister even incorporated his iPad to the sermon and how he used Facebook to learn a bit more about Casey and Douglas. Once the vows were over all the guests retreated to the center of the Square for cocktails while we finished their group portraits and a few shots of the newlyweds. The cloudy weather actually helped in me getting a more dramatically lit portrait by the gates of the Square, which is a style I really like. A 2nd Line parade then took everyone through the Quarter to the Wax Museum for the party to start. But first, we ran over to the Desire sign on Bourbon and a Lucky Dog stand for a few fun pics with Casey and Doug.
The rest of the night was a really great party and Doug spent a quite a bit of time on the dance floor for a groom, so props to you buddy! The end of the night though may be the most talked about part of their wedding. Not only did they exit through a shower of sparklers, they then hopped on their tandem bike which they brought with them from Florida, and rode off into the sunset! Ok, so it was really the neon lights of Bourbon Street, but work with me here people! Casey & Douglas, thanks so much for including us in your big day and we wish you both all the best!
I got to spend the afternoon with Rachel and PJ at City Park a couple weeks ago and we had a great time getting to know each other a little better! PJ was the center for the LSU Fighting Tigers, so I was happy to talk a little football with him I remember when I first met with Rachel and they were trying to decide on the date for their wedding based on the last possible date before PJ would have to report to the NFL and things went well, and he made ti to the combine so we wish him luck in the future! We are looking forward to their wedding this July at St. Joseph’s and Mardi Gras World!