March 2017 Archive

Leah: New Orleans Senior Photographer

There’s something to be said for a client who comes to me desire for a style and vision similar to my own. They approach me with trust–and more importantly, with a vision that we execute together, as a team. And this, my friends, means SO much more to me than being overly booked and overly busy. This year I’m enjoying so much the idea of chasing slow–of soaking in the intricacies of the personalities that find themselves close to me and in front of my camera.

This, for me, means…more attention to each individual.

This, for me, means…more quality, less quantity.

This, for me, means…actually getting to experience what makes a senior, a family, a couple, who they are.

This, for me, means…creating a personal experience with each client, rather than a checklist of tasks.

This, for me, means…time to breathe–for living, experiencing, and documenting life; NOT being so busy that I miss the beautiful parts of life my clients, friends, and experiences have to show me.

This, for me, means…the reason I started my business in the first place.

Meet Leah: one of my beautiful seniors this year, inside and out.

Leah Wilson

Leah Wilson

Leah Wilson

Leah Wilson

Leah Wilson

Leah was channeling some serious Cara Loren vibes with this outfit and I wasn’t complaining about it. If you’re unfamiliar with Cara, she’s one of my favorite style bloggers. If that’s your jam, you should absolutely take a peek at her blog and clothing line.

Leah Wilson

Leah Wilson

Leah Wilson

Leah Wilson

Leah Wilson

Leah Wilson

Spring sessions + big smiles. Yes, please.

Leah Wilson

Leah Wilson

Leah Wilson

Leah Wilson

Leah Wilson

Leah Wilson

Leah Wilson

Leah Wilson

We ended the session with a few shots of Leah and her sister Bailey, who I photographed a few years ago. I love that I got to photograph both of them together and full of giggles for their mama.

Leah Wilson

Leah Wilson

Leah Wilson

Leah Wilson

Leah, thank you for entrusting me with documenting this time in your life.

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Baby It’s a Wild World | Shiloh + Keane: New Orleans Motherhood Photographer

My dear, in the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm. I realized through it all that–in the midst of Winter, I found there was , within me, an invincible Summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger–something better, pushing right back.

Falsly Yours, Albert Camus.

I’m going to get real for a minute. I LOVE every bit of my career, but to say being a creative has it’s highs and lows would be an accurate statement. Often times, the highs and lows of your own emotions seep into your work in both the best and worst of ways. The urge to create something inspiring that isn’t a replica of someone else’s, but entirely original, that invokes feeling–that’s what it’s all about.

Capturing Shiloh’s journey through motherhood so organically did something for my soul, y’all. Something it desperately needed.

Shiloh + Keane

Shiloh + Keane

Shiloh + Keane

Shiloh + Keane

Shiloh + Keane

Shiloh + Keane

Shiloh + Keane

Shiloh + Keane

Shiloh + Keane

Thanks Keane for making my ovaries jump around like popcorn…

Shiloh + Keane

Shiloh + Keane

Shiloh + Keane

Shiloh + Keane

Shiloh + Keane

We did this entire session in my friend Lauren’s kick-ass farmhouse…AKA my future home goals.

Shiloh + Keane

Shiloh + Keane

Shiloh + Keane

Keane knows he’s cute in his Rylee + Cru digs.

Shiloh + Keane

Shiloh + Keane

Shiloh + Keane

Shiloh + Keane

Shiloh + Keane

Shi, thank you for always pushing me to create and pulling me out of creative funks. My little creative heart wouldn’t feel whole without you.

Shiloh + Keane

Shiloh + Keane

Shiloh + Keane

Shiloh + Keane

Shiloh + Keane

Yall…motherhood. I truly just have no words. These images literally seep into and fill every part of my being. I hope they give you something lovely, as well. 

Shiloh + Keane

Shiloh + Keane

Shiloh + Keane

Shiloh + Keane

Shiloh + Keane

Shiloh + Keane

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Jordyn | Hammond Senior Photographer

“And this is the part where you find out who you are.”

Seniors, oh my beautiful seniors. You’re more than just a high schooler with a pretty face or a fabulous style or that awesome sense of humor. Yes, to me, you are at a peak right now, on the verge of limitless potential to achieve any dream you put your pretty little mind to. YES. That’s right. A-N-Y DREAM, at all. Ever.

I felt these sentiments and so much excitement for Jordyn as we hung out and snapped these photos.

Jordyn Neal

Jordyn Neal

Jordyn Neal

Jordyn Neal

Jordyn, I cannot wait to see where that joyful spirit of yours takes you.

Jordyn Neal

Jordyn Neal

Jordyn Neal

Jordyn Neal

Of course, we ended in a soft, fairytale-like field. (:

Jordyn Neal

Jordyn Neal

Jordyn Neal

Jordyn Neal

Jordyn Neal

Jordyn Neal

Jordyn Neal

Jordyn Neal

Jordyn Neal

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