Morgan’s Glowing Maternity Portraits

 

 

morgan's glowing maternity portraits

Morgan’s Glowing Maternity Portraits – Morgan, Chris and their beautiful daughter Rylie chose a gorgeous fall day for their family maternity portrait session. Cool breezes accented by warm sunshine and clear skies combined to create the perfect setting for pictures and fun.  We had the privilege of photographing Chris and Morgan’s wedding just one year ago and it was great to spend time together with this loving family again.  Morgan was dazzling, as always, and the whole family worked together seamlessly as we worked to create images that they can all cherish for a lifetime. Here are just a few of our favorite images from the session.

 

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The Dowell Family at Oak Alley Plantation

 

The Dowell Family at Oak Alley Plantation

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.

 

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Madison – Commemorating the LSU Experience

 

Madison – Commemorating the LSU Experience

As New Orleans Wedding and Senior Portrait Photographers, we are always are always thrilled when we get requests for specialty photo shoots. Event sessions, family sessions, even real estate sessions, all add variety to our standard photography services. Madison, a senior at Louisiana State University, recently contacted us about  a brief mini session to take a few portraits to commemorate her LSU experience and for use in post graduate applications. As LSU Alumni, both Sylvia and I jumped at the opportunity to visit our alma mater. Although our time with Madison was brief, we had a blast working with this this beautiful young lady. Her stunning blue-green eyes, wonderful complexion, energy and enthusiasm, and a brisk fall morning in Baton Rouge, were the perfect ingredients for some wonderful portraits. Please join us in congratulating Madison on her accomplishments at LSU, and wishing her all the best in her continuing educational journeys.

 

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Let’s Hear it for the Groom

Let’s hear it for the Groom! Uh oh, did I just unseat the bride from the matrimonial throne? No, 0f course not. Without a doubt the bride is, and will continue to be, the center of attention when it comes to weddings. That being said, I think it is high time to give some love to the groom. All too often, friends and family alike do not recognize and appreciate the challenging yet fulfilling commitment made by the groom when it comes to weddings. So…let’s take a walk down an unfamiliar path and look at some of the wedding experience from the grooms perspective. The journey begins with the decision to make a lifelong commitment and enter into a legal union with his loving partner. While it may not be obvious, this can be a very emotional time. Just like all major life decisions, there may be fear and uncertainty. Once the fears are dispelled, and the decision reached to offer a proposal to the irresistible bride to be, the groom still has other factors to consider. Do I need to get the blessing of the bride’s parents? How do I select the perfect ring? How, where and when will I propose? Will she say Yes? While these are only a few considerations prior to an actual proposal, each one takes on a significant level of importance for loving men who want the proposal of marriage to be perfect for their partners. Once these questions have been answered and the planning for the proposal is complete, it’s time to pop the question.

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Vacation Fun with the Morse, Rooney and Lee Families

 

Vacation Fun with the Morse, Rooney and Lee Families. Working vacations do not get any better than this! We were privileged to have enjoyed seven fun filled days sailing on the Carnival Dream out of the port of New Orleans taking family and couples portraits. From the moment we arrived on the cruise ship, we knew that we were in store for exciting times with this great group. After navigating through some rough seas, compliments of tropical storm Cindy, it was smooth sailing with sun filled skies and warm breezes for the remainder of the trip. With three amazing ports of call, Roatan, Belize and Cozumel, there were plenty of activities to choose from. From scuba diving and snorkeling to carefree relaxation on the sandy white beaches, fun was had by all. We had a wonderful time, made new friends, and enjoyed capturing many of the families’ moments that matter.  Here are a just a few of our favorite images from the trip.

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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.

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Jamie & Sandie – Joy Filled Wedding Moments

As wedding photographers covering all of Southeast Louisiana, sharing in the joys of loving couples as they commit their lives to one another is a privilege that we never take for granted. This past Saturday, we left New Orleans for Houma to photograph the wedding of Jamie and Sandie. This amazing couple contacted us several months ago for a consultation. After spending a few moments chatting with them, it was obvious that this couple was truly in love and committed to a happy and healthy relationship.  We were thrilled when they chose us to capture the images that they will reflect upon for years to come. When I sat down to write about this wedding, three words instantly came to mind…Joy Filled Moments. These three powerful words are a fitting description for their big day.  No detail was left to chance and the wedding venue was decorated artfully with so many personal touches. Observing the union of not just a happy couple but of two families joining as one is a always a wonderful experience. As they exchanged their vows, one look around the room made it clear that delight was shared by all in attendance, including their wonderful children. Our favorite moments during the evening were when we were able to steal the newly married couple away for a few minutes for some couples portraits.  The sun was low in the sky and provided just the right amount of light to accentuate the passion shared by this great couple. Thanks to Jamie and Sandie for choosing Fradella Photography and best wishes for a bright and prosperous future. It is our pleasure to share just a few of the happy couples’ “Moments that Matter.”

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Senior Portrait Session – Bayou Sauvage

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.

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