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Jesse & Judy Wedding Proposal Amidst Southern Oak Trees – As New Orleans wedding photographers, we are fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of so many emotional moments in loving couples lives. This was recently the case when we worked with Jesse and Judy. Jesse contacted us last month about his plans to surprise Judy with a proposal of marriage at Oak Alley Planation.
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.”
Chris and Morgan at the Bayou Barn.
With a twinkle in their eyes and electricity in the air, Chris and Morgan exchanged their vows at the Bayou Barn this past weekend. This was our first visit to the Bayou Barn and we absolutely loved the rustic setting. The staff was outstanding. All the small details made this one of the most interesting venues we have had the good fortune to visit. The cake prepared by Kat’s Cakes was exquisite and the upside down display was just amazing to behold. The entire bridal party was lively and energetic and Morgan was an absolutely glowing bride. One of our favorite moment was when Chris and Morgan’s adorable daughter was escorted along a wooden path with her white chariot (ok embellished a bit there but it was really a cute buggy), wielding a sign reading “Daddy Here Comes Mommy.” Moments later, the beautiful bride and her gushing mother strolled down the wood planked pathway to meet Chris. The look on Chris’s face as Morgan walked down the aisle was priceless. After a few pictures with the Bridal Party, food fun and dance followed. It was a great evening! Thanks to Chris and Morgan for allowing us the opportunity to capture their “moments that matter.”
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Thomas and Meghan enjoyed a wonderful afternoon and evening with family and friends. Too many magical moments to share all of them but these are a few of our favorite ‘moments that matter’. Congratulations and many blessings for a marriage filled with joy, laughter and love!
We recently had the privilege of working with Mark Eric, a well-known and respected photographer, who works primarily in central and southeast Louisiana. He graciously allowed us to participate, as photographers, in a scheduled engagement session. The session featured Torey Ray and sing-songwriter and actress Anna Margaret. The session was held at Melady Plantation, in Alexandria, Louisiana. Everything was perfect. Not only was the location and weather amazing, but Mark was able to borrow an antique vehicle to be featured in the shoot. Torey and Anna were absolutely glowing. They meshed perfectly and it was obvious that love was in the air. It was a fantastic experience. Not only were we able to capture some great images of Torey and Anna, but it was inspiring watching Mark and his wife, Heather, work together seamlessly. We cannot express our gratitude enough for Mark, Torey and Anna for giving us the opportunity to capture some of their “moments that matter.”