The Dowell Family at Oak Alley Plantation – Jeremiah, Rebecca and their three wonderful children chose the perfect fall day to visit Oak Alley Plantation. Drawn to the site by the breathtaking oak trees and meticulously maintained grounds, the Dowell Family, visiting New Orleans from Kentucky, chose this historic plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana, for their family portrait session. It was a great choice. Cool breezes and sunny skies made for picture perfect conditions. As always, the grounds were meticulously maintained and the staff welcoming and quick to offer genuine smiles. It was a delight to watch as the family laughed and played amidst the ancient oak trees. Here are just a few images from this wonderful fall portrait session in Southeast Louisiana.
Caroline Amazing Senior Portrait Session New Orleans
A beautiful spring afternoon and a gorgeous high school senior. What a great combination! We had a great time photographing Caroline for her Senior Portrait Session this past Friday. The first stop on our tour of the city started out in the New Orleans Arts District. So much culture and history made this a perfect spot to get the creative juices flowing. It didn’t take long to realize how easy this young lady was to work with. She was relaxed, yet confident and focused. Her ability to create a variety of facial expressions from intense and seductive, to relaxed and carefree, was impressive. A simple word or two and she would deliver striking poses like a pro. With so many interesting nooks and crannies, it was easy to find excellent backdrops to compliment her outfits and accentuate her beauty. After wrapping up in the area formerly known as the Warehouse District, we made a brief stop in the French Quarter for a few additional images. Finally, we headed to City Park to finish out the session. We arrived just as the sun dropped low in the sky, casting wonderful light on the moss strewn Oak Trees in the park. It was the prefect place to round out a fun filled afternoon of photography. Caroline will soon be graduating from Mount Carmel and then it’s off to the University of Alabama. We offer our heartfelt congratulations and best wishes for continued success to this amazing young lady.
Senior Portrait Session – Bayou Sauvage. As an avid outdoorsman, we decided on a wandering wooden pathway in Bayou Sauvage for Dougie’s senior pictures. Like many young men, he was initially a reluctant participant for his senior portrait session. It didn’t take long before we had him laughing and relaxed and then he turned on the charm. One of his passions is hunting and he brought along a shotgun. Since guns and wildlife refuge’s don’t mix well, we moved on to a different location for a few more images. We figured it was best to let the game wardens and sheriff’s’ deputies focus their efforts elsewhere. I must admit, posing him with graduation garb and a shotgun made for some interesting images. Best wishes to Dougie for a future filled with success and joy.
Allison Shines in the Big Easy – Senior Portraits
While we always love spending time working and playing in New Orleans, Saturday’s senior portrait session had special meaning for Sylvia and I. Our youngest daughter is nearing graduation and it was time for her senior portraits. She chose the French Quarter and City Park as the shoot locations. In typical Allison style, we didn’t know where we were going until the night before. That being said, it was a great choice. The weather was fantastic and of course when the camera was raised, she turned on her charm. City streets, stately oaks, calm ponds, and Allison…the results, of course, were stunning. How could they not be with that glowing smile and those intense eyes. We had so much fun with this shoot. For a change, we weren’t just capturing “moments that matter”, we were living them too! Graduation is around the corner, and another right of passage will come and go. For Allison, it’s onward and upward with a future filled with hopes and dreams. For us, we have a few more memories of joy filled moments as we watch our baby girl blossom into a fine young woman.
Hannah Dazzles at Audobon
We recently had the privilege of spending a wonderful afternoon with Hannah. When she told us she wanted to take her senior portraits at the Audubon Zoo, we were thrilled. What an inspiring setting for senior portraits. From the moment she arrived, she was absolutely glowing. We had a blast laughing and strolling through the zoo while finding just the right locations to accent her outfits. Her energy and beauty was unmistakable and are evident in the images that we captured. Best wishes to Hannah, and congratulations on being a member of the Fisher High School Graduating Class of 2017. Click below to view a few of our favorites from her session.
Fun with the Allemand Family
Sylvia and I had a great time working with the Allemand Family in Houma, Louisiana. The day was perfect with a cool breeze blowing on a brisk sunny morning. Brandon and Meghan and all three of their beautiful children were fun and energetic. Here are just a few a few of their “moments that matter.”
The Oh So Decent Proposal
Sylvia and I were very fortunate to play a role in the engagement of Kevin and Stefanie. Kevin contacted us several weeks ago about his plans to stun his love with a poolside proposal at the Hotel Monteleone. The couple currently resides in Florida. Kevin, a long time New Orleans aficionado, decided the Big Easy and his favorite hotel would be the perfect location. Kevin’s planning was meticulous and the love and affection he expressed for Stefanie when he spoke with us was inspirational. Soon enough the big day arrived. The staff at the Hotel Monteleone was fantastic. Management and support staff ensured that every step of Kevin’s plan went off without a hitch. From reserving tables to making sure all staff in the areas in play were well informed. Stefanie had no idea what was in store for her. So, at the designated time, I pretended to be taking portraits of Sylvia. The couple arrived, and after chatting, smiling, and laughing together, Kevin stunned Stefanie when he dropped to a knee. The emotions were intense and their passion for one another was unmistakeable. What a moment and experience! We were thrilled to be there to capture it. Not surprisingly, Stefanie, with a huge smile, said “YES”! After a few poolside pictures, next on Kevin’s agenda was the well known Carousel Bar & Lounge, where the couple’s engagement was announced and celebrated. After the newly engaged couple enjoyed a cocktail, Kevin had arranged for a carriage tour of the city. We tagged along and stopped at several scenic spots to take photographs to commemorate the occasion and so that generations to come can enjoy some of the happy couples “moments that matter.” Thanks to Kevin and Stefanie for allowing us to be a part of their special night, to the Hotel Monteleone, and to the Carousel Bar and Lounge for working hard to make sure everything went smoothly. Romance, my friends, is still alive and well, especially in the Big Easy!