A few months ago I had an amazing opportunity to head down to New Orleans with Brittany Renee Photography to photograph a gorgeous French Quarter destination wedding in New Orleans. I had never been to New Orleans so it was such a crazy and fun experience. The colors, the people, the food. It was all something to write home about and I really enjoyed everything about our time there and this wedding.
The couple surprised their guests by having a second line, which is basically a music parade around town with a band and everyone cheers & waves & joins in the parade and it was magical. A French Quarter destination wedding is notorious for second lines and I’m so glad I had an opportunity to photograph one in such an amazing location. I had shot a second line in Crested Butte years ago & while that one was awesome, honestly I will always remember this experience for the rest of my career. Running from the front of the line to the back and up through the middle again for seven blocks was freakin exhausted and so cool. We were pools of sweat by the end and honestly I wouldn’t trade a second of the experience.
Beignets, music, fascinating architecture along with a long as heck history, New Orleans is now on the top 5 favorite cities I’ve been to in my life. This couple got ready at the Hotel Monteleone which as a freakin carousel inside which is actually the bar! They then made their way down to Latrobe’s which was originally a bank and included this incredible whisper dome that was designed to prevent theft because you can hear what people are saying in other parts of the building when they are under the dome. It was a fantastic security feature from back before security cameras etc were a thing!
I am so lucky to have such awesome opportunities to photograph connection. I freakin love what I do and I am so grateful for my sweet friend, Brittany, for trusting me with her clients because I know that she views her clients how I view mine… They become friends, they become family, and we both just want the absolute best for them.