September 2015 Archive

Ryan | Combat Boots and Puppy Cuddles: Mandeville Newborn Photography

Momma, Daddy, and his protective brother pup Tater welcomed Ryan into their lives. Yvette and Chris so evidently loved on their pup, Tater, with much love and affection before their family grew, because I’m pretty confident that sweet Tater thought he was just as human as Ryan during the session. Curious sniffs, puppy kisses, and snuggling next to momma, undoubtedly, Ryan is loved by everyone in his house.

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Tater decided he wasn’t going to be left out of the photo session, clearly…Martinez Engagements Martinez Engagements

Meanwhile, Ryan slept snug as a bug the entire time.Martinez Engagements Martinez Engagements Martinez Engagements Martinez Engagements

Chris is in the military, and undoubtedly, this will be a cherished photo for years to come.Martinez EngagementsMartinez EngagementsMartinez Engagements

Chris and Yvette, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for entrusting me with documenting this perfect new time in your lives.

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Whitney + DJ | Classic Hues and Southern Charm: A Southeast Louisiana Engagement

“Who, being loved, is poor?”

– Oscar Wilde

This quote, this sentiment, has been so strongly resonating on my heart lately. As I photograph engagements, as I observe the pure joy and love between my clients, I know that happy, fulfilled, and soaking in the existence of another is one of the most beautiful experiences we are blessed with as human beings.

Undoubtedly, Whitney and DJ are so fulfilled with joy and goodness in the presence of one another–and I CANNOT get enough of her full smiles and hearty belly laughs.

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┬áSo safe, so close in DJs arms. Oh Whitney, I think you are just where you are supposed to be…Whitney + DJWhitney + DJWhitney + DJ Whitney + DJ

Whitney and DJ, from the bottom of my heart, I send you so much thanks for the pleasure of observing and documenting your love and life.Whitney + DJ Whitney + DJ Whitney + DJWhitney + DJ

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Kelly Family | Oh Darlin’ Don’t You Ever Grow Up: Baton Rouge Family Photographer

Ellis: “I think I’m about done with this pose.”

Me: “Oh yeah?”

Ellis: “Yeah, we will save that for my 5-year pictures.”

I’ve been photographing this spunky little thing since she entered into the world and oh, what a fabulous little frenzy it’s been watching her grow. Miss Ellis always brings hilarity to the mix when I see her, but this time, her budding outgoing personality had me giggling non-stop. And her little brother Eli? Well, he’s just as happy as a clam, always.

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This little sassy lady is in musical theater this year, and undoubtedly, I know she must steal the show in her class. She showed me alllllllll of her moves.Martinez EngagementsMartinez EngagementsMartinez EngagementsMartinez EngagementsMartinez Engagements

Meanwhile, Eli showed me all of his sweetness.Martinez EngagementsMartinez EngagementsMartinez Engagements Martinez Engagements Martinez EngagementsMartinez Engagements Martinez Engagements Martinez EngagementsMartinez EngagementsMartinez Engagements

Brandon and Jennie, as always, thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart for trusting me with documenting the milestones of your sweet family. Here’s to many more years…Martinez EngagementsMartinez Engagements Martinez Engagements Martinez Engagements

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Jennifer + Kurt | A Pre-Fall Engagement: Baton Rouge Engagement Photos

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way

than this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.”

Excerpt from Sonnet XVII – Pablo Neruda

Portions of Neruda’s Sonnet XVII have been finding their way into my life in the most random of ways lately. It’s such a beautiful piece about the purity and simplicity of loving another human being, that I deemed it exceedingly appropriate as an intro to sweet Jennifer and Kurt’s photos. Jennifer and Kurt have been together for quite some time now, and seeing as they are tying the knot soon, undoubtedly, they know all about the purity and sacrifice that comes with a life of choosing love with another.

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I met Jen in college where we worked together and connected instantly. She’s such a bright, happy soul. She’s also SUPER savvy with both hair and makeup and is back in school, this time at Paul Mitchell, learning all things pretty. She did her own classy and stunning hair and makeup for the session.
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Kurt loves on Jen so gently and beautifully. It was so easy to capture so many natural moments of sheer love and warmth between the two of them.Martinez Engagements Martinez EngagementsMartinez EngagementsMartinez EngagementsMartinez Engagements Martinez Engagements

We switched things up a little and caught the best warm glow of sunset in an open field nearby…Martinez Engagements Martinez EngagementsMartinez Engagements Martinez Engagements

Jen’s radiant happiness around Kurt is so very contagious. I love it almost as much as I love this color blue on her.Martinez Engagements Martinez Engagements Martinez Engagements

Jennifer and Kurt, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you for entrusting me with capturing this moment of time in your lives. I cannot wait for the wedding!Martinez Engagements Martinez EngagementsMartinez Engagements

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