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.

 

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Oak Alley – Mysterious Maiden

Sylvia and I recently visited Oak Alley Plantation, in Vacherie, Louisiana. We have a wedding booked later this year and wanted to do some planning. Penny, our hostess, greeted us with an energetic and genuine smile.

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LSU – Memorable Visit to Campus

I love working as a wedding and senior portrait photographer in New Orleans, Houma, and Thibodaux.  However, my work does keep me quite busy.  It does not leave much time to travel to Baton Rouge to visit my alma mater, Louisiana State University, or LSU.  I recently made some time and found that the campus is as majestic as ever. Here are a few images that I believe capture the ambiance and character of this unique university.

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Scott & Melissa

Scott & Melissa – What a fantastic afternoon and evening with Scott Falgout and Melissa Pickering Falgout. They planned perfectly and got their desired golden hour wedding. The venue was artistically decorated to the bride and grooms vintage/traditional preferences. The whole experience was festive and the entire bridal party was so much fun to be around. We were so fortunate to have been a part of their wedding day experience.

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Queen Bess Island – Birding Paradise

Queen Bess Island is a small patch of land located just a couple of miles north of the east end of Grand Isle, Louisiana. Though small, the island is visited by thousands of coastal birds annually.  Accessible only by boat, the island is a birdwatchers paradise.  On any given day, visitors will see a mix of ibis, pelicans, seagulls, and other assorted species. The island is also a seasonal fishing spot for local sportsmen.  Speckled trout, white trout, flounder, and redfish are just a few of the fish that frequent the waters around the island.  Annually, the Grand Isle Migratory Bird Festival includes boat trips to this tiny piece of paradise. When visiting the Grand Isle area, a trip to Queen Bess Island is well worth the time and effort.  One recommendation as a regular to the island (love to fish there), when visiting…..stay upwind.  Lots of birds equals lots of…well, you know, smelly stuff!

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