Ashley + Tommy • New Orleans, LA

There are a number of unique details and moments in this wedding, but the one that stands out most is the moment I walked into Ashley’s hotel room. I was greeted with such warmth and one of the BEST hugs I’ve ever received in my entire life. It was the kind of hug that served to remind me just how lovely it is to form genuine relationships with my clients. Ashley and I had spoken on the phone prior to her and Tommy’s wedding day, but we had never actually met. That open arms acceptance carried on throughout the evening and before Taylor and I wrapped things up later that night, I began to feel like a member of the family. I’m fairly certain that these two have a lifetime of laughter and warmth ahead and I am so glad I was invited to play a teeny tiny part in their life puzzle!

Venue: 30 by 90 Nola | @30.90nola

Second Line Band: Pocket Aces

Florals: Leaf and Petal | @leafandpetalnola

Event Planning: Mise En Place Events | @mepeventsnola

DJ: David Storm with Omega Sound & Entertainment |

Furniture Rentals: Lovegood Rentals | @lovegoodrentals

Hair: Marisa Dimperio, Juli Santana

Makeup- Melissa Fiore

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Ashley + Tommy

30.90 Nola

Jennifer + Adam // The Lakehouse • Mandeville, LA

Jennifer and Adam's wedding day gave me all the classic, wholesome feels. Their ceremony was at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Mandeville and their reception at the Lakehouse was just steps away. I can still feel the cool breeze embracing the night from Lake Pontchartrain. For a few hours I felt like I was vacationing on the coast of some calm body of water. Writing this I smell salty sea air, though I'm pretty sure Lake Pontchartrain has a scent unique unto itself.

Jennifer made a stunning bride and I continue to admire how gracefully she went about a day that can really leave a few folks feeling less than...calm. Her and Adam both were emotionally present with their friends and family throughout the celebrations. In a day and age when it's not uncommon to see even the bride and groom posting on instagram, it felt like a beautiful respite from the day to day grind we all feel from social media and the internet in general. This presence of mind and commitment to the moment will likely serve their marriage very well. Adam gave a heartfelt toast at the rehearsal dinner that still sits with me in spirit. He spoke of a deep appreciation and admiration for his support network of friends, family, and his soon to be wife. I hope these two are doing well and I am so grateful I was able to participate in their wedding day.

Oh yeah, this wedding was also recently featured on Southern Bride!!! I was completely surprised when Jennifer told me that she had done the work of submitting and the photos had been accepted.

Also a big thanks to Eddie Marroquin for second shooting. He snagged some awesome shots of Adam and his guys as well as loads of pretty details at the Lakehouse!

CATERER & RECEPTION VENUE: The Lakehouse

VENUE: Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church

WEDDING CAKE: Nonna Randazzo’s

GROOMS CAKE: Kazoku Sushi

ENTERTAINMENT: United We Jam Band

FLOWERS: Petals N’ Parties

GOWN: Southern Bridal

HONEYMOON ACCOMODATIONS: Treasure Travel

INVITATIONS: Wedding Paper Divas

RENTALS & DECOR: Mandeville Party Company

TRANSPORTATION: Audubon Limousine

BRIDESMAIDS ATTIRE: Bella Bridesmaids

Heather + Scott // New Orleans Engagement Photos

Clients that happily begin their engagement sessions at a coffee shop for a quick meet and greet always make my heart sing. Heather and Scott were no exception to this! We began by saying our hellos at CC's in the French Quarter and from there (iced coffee in hand!) we meandered at a relaxed pace around the colorful streets of this New Orleans neighborhood. I really enjoyed getting to know this NY couple in person. Heather and I had spoken on the phone a couple weeks prior to the shoot and it felt like chatting with an old / new friend! We immediately hit it off and found ourselves laughing and expressing common interests. I can't wait to watch them marry each other next year!

Katie + Clarence

Laid back + happy: check. Stylish but approachable: check. Giant Disney fans: check! Katie + Clarence came to me for the Engagement Photos just a few weeks ago and I am so glad. We had a string of rainstorms the days leading up to their shoot so Audubon Park was a soppy wet mess. They weren't afraid of a little mud even in their Sunday dress. It was a beautiful morning spent together laughing, talking about their relationship, and enjoying the soft humidity of August in New Orleans.