Raisa + Jeff | Wedding

So I’ve been waiting quite a while to be able to blog about Raisa & Jeff’s wedding. It was even more of a joy to shoot it last weekend and boy did I have a blast. As I’m typing this, there’s so many awesome memories I’m reminded of from their beautiful day.

We began the day at Salon Nivag’ where the talented Jennifer (Brow Chick) did Raisa’s makeup and wonderful Kuri did her hair . I also want to point out that Jennifer & Kuri are totally some of the best MUA/stylists around! It was such a joyful time at the salon as everyone was nice and the atmosphere was perfect. Raisa seemed so calm and collected as she got pampered and ready for her big day.

Secondly I was able to capture Jeff as he got ready. One thing I noticed was that every single strand of hair had to be in perfect position as he got ready for his bride. lol. It’s the little things that Jeff does that always surprises and makes for beautiful moments.

Aside from getting ready, the day was filled with good vibes and meeting a lot of cool people. Raisa had family and friends from her hometown in brazil and Jeff had a few people from around the states. Being the culture lover that I am, it was such a great time of hearing accents and getting to know everyone. I really am an accent lover.

All together. I couldn’t have had a better time with Raisa and Jeff. Congratulations on your marriage and I pray that you have many blessed years together.

There’s a lot more I can say about how beautiful and awesome the day was but I’ll just let their photos tell the story for you…


MUA: Brow Chick (Jennifer) IG: @browchick | Salon Nivag

Hair Stylist: Kuri Louviere - IG: @kurilouviere | Salon Nivag

Caterer: Taco Sisters

Raisa + Jeff Engagements

Hello everyone,

Just thought I'd leave you with a sweet little blog post going into the weekend. I'm super pumped to share part two of Raisa & Jeff's engagement session with you all. Raisa and Jeff is the kind of couple that you'd totally see in a movie about love. Seriously though, they both look like actors and are so photogenic. i love their sort of hipster/vintage/boho style if that's the correct way to describe. It is always a pleasure to meet with them both, which is why I'm looking forward to tomorrow.

YES, TOMORROW IS WEDDING DAY AND I CANNOT KEEP CALM. I've been waiting for their special day for a few months and the anticipation is definitely killing me. Definitely stay tuned for another blog post of the wedding! :)

Until then, enjoy these goodies from Jeff & Raisa.

Cadie + Jack Engagements

Well hello everyone. I'm back here with another amazing couple to spotlight, Cadie and Jack. It's definitely safe to say that everything about their engagement shoot was on point. From the moment we arrived to rice field (yes you read correctly, rice field) and took the first test shot, I knew it would be a memorable session.

We started out at the rice field where Jack works and it was so awesome to see the huge tractors in their shots. So it was great incorporate his place of work but even more so, it was sentimental for how much the location meant to Cadie as well. Her late father was heavy into agriculture so it made the session that much more important. From the way Cadie has talked about her father to me, I can tell he was a great man and would have totally loved to meet him.

I can see the great man that Jack is and the wonderful husband that he will be to you Cadie. Your dad would be a proud man to know that his daughter is gaining the perfect man to protect, love and comfort her. 

One thing I've noticed through out our session was how well they complement each other. Call me crazy but I couldn't help but think of vinegar, salad and marriage when capturing the two...let me explain. So alone, I don't think anyone wants to drink vinegar straight out of the bottle. However, vinegar can be supplementary to a good salad. They just go well together. And it led me to think of the famous scripture in Genesis 2:18, " And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him." That's Cadie and Jack in a nutshell. The only difference is that they are pretty cool people alone...but let's be honest, Cadie and Jack don't want to be alone. They are better with each other and you can see that in the way they mesh together in every moment.

Well enough my preaching lol; I had such a great time capturing their love and I am so excited for the wedding. I'm definitely counting the days down

Congrats again Cadie & Jack.

Rochon Wedding | Le Pavillon

Rochon Wedding | Le Pavillon

We are thrilled to be back with yet another amazing union to share with you. This time we are highlighting the beautiful Rochon Wedding!

Ever since the day Harmony begin to plan their wedding, I knew it would be one for the books for us.

We started out by meeting with Harmony and her girls at the hotel where we were able to capture some amazing details. While getting ready Harmony took us on a trip down memory lane. Harmony and I grew up on the same street and she reminded me how I dropped a can of tomato sauce or something on her head when we were younger. Needless to say, it left a scar.

Erika + Jared Wedding | Vermillionville (Lafayette, LA)

Erika + Jared Wedding | Vermillionville (Lafayette, LA)

So like most weddings, we are always in anticipation of the big day. This time we had the extreme pleasure of capturing the love story of Erika and Jared, one of favorite couples.  Back in November of 2016 we shot a wedding for Erika's sister, Thea Francesconi, in the beautiful San Francisco, California. When you have sometime check out the Francesconi Wedding. It was there I found out that Erika was engaged and ready to be one with the super cool Jared.

Amanda + Nick Engagements

Amanda + Nick Engagements

I'll start out by saying I had an amazing time meeting Amanda and Nick. From the moment I took the first picture and looked at my lcd, I realized that this would be another wedding that I'd anticipate.

We started off the day at Parc Lafayette where I met them for the first time. Amanda is this sweet girl that also does dancing. Y'all should check her out. I shamefully stalked her instagram when I found out that she danced with Thea, another awesome bride we had last year. 

Charlotte + Beau Engagements | Avery Island

Charlotte + Beau Engagements | Avery Island

Charlotte and Beau are the type of people that loves strong and hard. They hold tight and never let go. In their eyes, the love for each other trumps any obstacle they face. They will drop EVERYTHING just have that one special moment with each other. Thats exactly what I saw when photographing them. Every now and then I'd notice Beau whispering something to her. Whatever he said definitely made her feel like nothing else in the world matters but their love for each another.

Martin Wedding | Gulf Shores, AL

Martin Wedding | Gulf Shores, AL

As you may already know I had the extreme pleasure of shooting a beach wedding over the weekend. I must say,  this is one of our most anticipated destinations for this year. When Britney decided to have her wedding in Gulf Shores, we knew that we just had to be there.

Britney + Tyler | Sea Star Cottage Engagements (Gulf Shores, AL)

Britney + Tyler | Sea Star Cottage Engagements (Gulf Shores, AL)

I'm super pumped up to introduce you to Britney and Tyler! Originally Britney contacted me to do their wedding in December of this year but when she told me she was having her wedding date changed and that she was going to get married in Gulf Shores, I immediately cleared my calendar for this weekend.