My cup runneth over, that’s the best way to start this blog post. For so many reasons this wedding warms my heart and my soul. Tiffany and Nick, and their families, welcomed us with open arms. It always amazes me that when we feel like we are family and friends with our clients, we pull off some of our best work. Both of these families were caring, loving, open, and simply amazing! Everyone was happy all day – it’s as though a smile was part of the wardrobe, just as a black tie would be requested. I wish I could bottle up the energy when there is no stress and everyone is truly living in the moment. It’s a beautiful thing!
I could talk about each one of the photos below for days — they all have such a raw quality of truth behind each one. I also have to mention that all of the photos in this blog post were shot on film cameras. We gushed over these on Facebook already because Doug simply couldn’t wait to share them (rightfully so). For the last year or so we have been working hard to identify the future vision and style of Arte de Vie and really pursue fully the style of wedding photography that we’re truly passionate about. With the encouragement of our friend Valerie Gernhauser with Sapphire Events New Orleans – Wedding and Event Design we started shooting film again last year, mainly on portrait and styled shoots. After spending some time recently with Bryan Johnson of A Bryan Photo he gave us the encouragement to get out of the wedding vortex and start shooting images that were truly meaningful to us. The photos here are the result of finally taking the film cameras out to a wedding and we are over the moon with the results! Based on all of the feedback on Facebook, it would seem that everyone else is as well!! It’s amazing what happens when you follow your heart! Film has a certain quality about it that is hard to always pinpoint in words, but if you get it, you really get it.
The even more amazing part is that my husband captured most of these moments on digital first, and then came away with these secondary moments on film Again — what a perfect couple for film! I wish I could tell you my favorite image from below, but it’s impossible. The image of mom looking over her two daughters I love, the photo of Tiffany on the way to the wedding ceremony when the importance of the day settled over her, the portraits of Tiffany and Nick, the kids playing outside….the list goes on. Please take your time looking at these, there’s a lot of depth in these photos. And if you’re in love with film too, leave us a comment telling us why, or which photo is your personal favorite and why.
Thank you, thank you for allowing us to be a part of your day! We were honored to be there, and we can’t wait to do this all over again next year with your sister! xoxo Enjoy!
Contributing Artist: Preparation & Reception Location: JW Marriott, Ceremony Venue: Immaculate Conception, Hair: Lindsay Terrell, Makeup: Katie Malone Makeup Studio, DJ/Band: City Heat Band, 2nd Line Band: The Young Pinstripes, Catering: JW Marriott, Florist: Terry Conerly, Videographer: Bella Productions, Cakes: Sweet Confectionary, Bride’s Gown Designer: Gonzalo Calderon, Bride’s Gown Store: Gonzalo Calderon Couture, Bridesmaids’ Attire Designer: Jim Hjelm, Bridesmaids’ Attire Store: Maeme, Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Attire: Michael Kors