December 2015 Archive

A Romantically Rainy Affair | Brittany + Blake: Baton Rouge Wedding Photographer

I’ve known Brittany and Blake for quite some time now, and after dating for quite a few years, I knew that Brittany would construct a day that was a perfectly articulate representation of the classically romantic couple they are. What I didn’t prepare for was just how emotional their strong bond would make me, as an onlooker. From the letter he wrote Brittany, to every time his hand touched hers that day, Blake’s genuine affection was palpable.

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Brittany is simply timeless–from the inside out, she’s such a genuine and beautiful soul.Roberts Wedding Roberts Wedding Roberts Wedding Roberts Wedding

Despite the never-ending rain on that Fall day, it just seemed to add a dreamy allure to the entire day. Houmas House Plantation is a simply breathtaking venue, and I think I might like it even better when sprinkled by rain drops…Roberts Wedding Roberts Wedding Roberts Wedding Roberts Wedding Roberts Wedding Roberts Wedding Roberts Wedding

Brittany and Blake opted for the sweetest, secluded area for a first look right before a storm came through. The genuine affection between these two is so very apparent.Roberts Wedding Roberts Wedding Roberts Wedding Roberts Wedding Roberts Wedding

As we took cover from the rain, Blake gave Brittany a hand-written note he’d written for her. Chivalry is not dead and gone, my friends…Roberts Wedding Roberts Wedding Roberts WeddingRoberts Wedding Roberts Wedding

And keeping with the spirit of giant hearts, Brittany surprised her parents with heartfelt hankies right before she took off with her dad down the aisle.Roberts Wedding Roberts Wedding Roberts Wedding Roberts Wedding Roberts Wedding

Brittany and Blake, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for allowing me to document the official beginning of your life together as one. I wish many years of health and happiness for you.

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Merry Christmas to You and Yours…

With the hustle and bustle of this time of year, it seems that I’ve found myself quite busy–which is a place I’m ever-grateful for. Whilst photographing so many wonderful new clients and embarking upon the beginnings of exciting new projects 2016 will bring, I haven’t gotten to share near as much lately. After the holidays, I cannot wait to share the sweet sessions and projects I’ve been working on!

In the meantime, from our house to yours, I hope you enjoy every drop of love, laughter, and memories this holiday season brings.

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Until next week, Merry Christmas, my friends…

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Give Me S’More Lovin’ | Ducote Family: New Orleans Family Photographer

When planning this year’s session, Amanda and I discussed that we wanted to do something different. Isla is at such a fun age, we wanted to make sure Amanda and Seth could interact with her and get her true, very radiant personality to shine in the photographs. Note: Making s’mores and throwing pine cones in the air is all the rage in two-year-old land.

We did the photos on Amanda and Seth’s beautiful property and this first shot even holds quite a bit of sentimental value. This is taken on the newly built dock behind their first family home that they intend to break ground on soon.

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Watching Isla’s personality grow and flourish is the most amazing treat. Seeing her truly makes my days feel nice and glittery.Ducote Family 2015 Ducote Family 2015 Ducote Family 2015 Ducote Family 2015Happy holidays, y’all! I hope you’re as excited as Isla is about them. (:

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Soft Florals & Natural Hues Wedding Inspiration | Gulf Coast Wedding Photographer

Recently, I had the opportunity to put together a group of F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S vendors to construct a shoot that showcased a classic, clean, and timeless vision for the modern bride. Over the years, I’ve learned that I tend to gravitate to a “less is more” style, as it exudes such class and timeless appeal. For this shoot, I knew I wanted to incorporate very soft fabrics and florals, with natural and simplistic elements for the table settings. I could not be more overjoyed with how my vision came to light with this fabulous team.

The shoot took place at Pinzone’s Italian Village in the most breathtaking nook of charming downtown Fairhope. If you’re ever in the Fairhope area, Pinzone’s is a great aesthetic for a quiet dinner date out. If you’re getting married in the Fairhope area, it’s an even better place for a rehearsal dinner.

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Many thanks to Laken and Lauren of Something Borrowed Blooms for their fabulous Olivia Collection of florals. If you haven’t heard of them, I absolutely urge you to check the concept behind their floral business out. They have started a floral rental company (yes, you read that right) in which they rent out S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G premium silk floral collections for weddings. If you’re a bride with champagne taste, but looking for where you can save a bit, they are absolutely worth checking into.SBB Styled ShootSBB Styled Shoot SBB Styled Shoot SBB Styled ShootThe paper goods for the shoot were designed by the immensely talented Kristian & Kortney Cleveland. Kristian & Kortney are a mother-daughter team at Impression Paperie who specialize in premium custom paper goods. I’ve had the pleasure of photographing several weddings which incorporated their work, and let me tell you, these ladies go above and beyond to cater to the vision of their brides.
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Makeup for the shoot was done by Caroline Carpenter. Caroline is passionate about makeup and incredibly talented with a brush in hand. I cannot wait to see where the industry takes this girl.SBB Styled Shoot SBB Styled Shoot SBB Styled Shoot SBB Styled Shoot

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Bella Bridesmaid of Mobile provided the breathtaking dresses. If you friend me on social media, pretend you don’t notice when you see me sporting the gown Elizabeth is wearing for the next formal affair I attend. I’m pretty sure I’ve been dreaming of the chocolate-charcoal off-the-shoulder dress since this shoot.SBB Styled Shoot SBB Styled ShootSBB Styled ShootSBB Styled ShootSBB Styled Shoot

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All Things Sweet & Southern | Simmons Family: Louisiana Family Photographer

When I pulled up to Heather and Dooley’s home, I knew I was in for a treat. Pastures of horses, cows, and the sweetest yellow lab to greet me–I knew we were about to partake in the sweetest of sessions. Sure enough, as Chanley strutted over with her perfectly bouncy golden curls and grabbed her daddy’s hand, I was off to meet her horses…

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Simmons Family Simmons Family Simmons Family Simmons FamilyHeather, Dooley, and Chanley, thank you for allowing me to document your beautiful, growing family. I cannot wait to see as your sweet little lady number two arrives soon!

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