Rip Van Winkle Garden Engagements: Alexis + Jarret

For Alexis + Jarret, this special time in their lives has been eight years in the making!

During Alexis’s recent graduation, as she received her diploma and walked toward Jarret he was there waiting on one knee.

Alexis + Jarret have such a sweet chemistry and a perfect balance. I really enjoyed spending the afternoon with them shooting in the Gardens of Rip Van Winkle! I was nervous about the rain the downpour but it never came…giving us the perfect even lighting for their session!

I’m very excited about Alexis + Jarret’s upcoming wedding and can’t wait to photograph the festivities when these two tie the knot!

Check out a few of my favorites from their engagement session below! :)

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Race + Religious Bridals: Rachel

As if I didn’t love Rachel enough before her bridal session…..I loved her even more after! This bride is not only incredibly gorgeous, kind and super fun…but she’s a total trooper!

The day of Rachel’s bridal session, in true Louisiana fashion, the weather dropped to the low thirties. But despite the weather, we went ahead with Rachel’s photoshoot! She bundled up between shots, and wrapped herself in the blanket while I’d fix her train. We’d shoot for a bit and she’d defrost in-between. The session was absolutely nuts when I think back to the scenario but by looking at the images, you’d never know it!

The session was held at Race + Religious in New Orleans and all I can say is WOW. This venue is AMAZING! It’s so unique and has a ton of character. I adore the city of New Orleans and this is a perfect example of why. The architecture there seems to tell a story. And now, I feel like we’re a part of that story.

Thanks so much to Rachel’s mom, sister, and mother-in-law for coming along for the session. I know it was a cold one…so I appreciate all the help and support!

Congratulations to the new Mrs. Loehn! It was a pleasure being there for your wedding and I’m happy to share your fabulous session:::

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Greenwood Plantation: Kristen’s Bridals

Kristen’s personality is like a light in a dark room; and I’m not the only one who’s noticed. On her wedding day, she may not have known, but everyone was whispering about how absolutely stunning she looked. And they’d always follow that statement with one about how sweet and beautiful of a person she is on the inside as well.

Kristen opted to photograph her bridal session at the lovely Greenwood Plantation in St. Francisville.  It was a pretty warm day, so we decided on a venue that had both indoor and outdoor shooting areas. I absolutely love Greenwood because of it’s beautiful outdoor scenery, oak trees and pond…as well as the aged interior that shows all the genuine character of an old Louisiana Plantation.

Every detail of Kristen’s look was thought through. I adore her hair and the way she pulled it back so loosely (a style I find works very well for hot Louisiana days), the color of her dress (candlelight, if I’m not mistaken), her jewelry, florals, and both her veil and headpiece. Even her shoes were gorgeous!

I truly feel privileged that Kristen and Tim chose me to work with them. I loved shooting their engagements, Kristen’s bridals…and I absolutely cannot wait to show off their wedding images!

Below are a few of my favorites from her bridals:

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