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 Cate, along with numerous friends and family, made the journey from California to New Orleans to exchange their vows on New Years Eve. They selected Oak Alley, with it’s majestic Oaks and beautifully landscaped grounds, as their wedding venue. Weather forecasts were worrisome, but that didn’t hamper their moods or enthusiasm one bit. Smiles and laughter filled the afternoon and mother nature cooperated just enough to allow the wedding to proceed as planned. As always, Oak Alley staff managed the event expertly and everything flowed perfectly. Join us in wishing them them joy, happiness, laughter and love in 2017. Here are a few of their “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!
Gorgeous Bride – Beautiful Setting
The weather was perfect, the setting stunning, and the bride glowing. We had a great time working with Meghan for her bridal session in Houma Louisiana. The dress was gorgeous and the venue could not have been better. Congratulations Meghan!
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. Kevin’s planning was meticulous and the love and affection he expressed for Stefanie when he spoke with us was inspirational. Soon enough the big day arrived. The staff at the Hotel Monteleone was fantastic. Management and support staff ensured that every step of Kevin’s plan went off without a hitch. From reserving tables to making sure all staff in the areas in play were well informed. Stefanie had no idea what was in store for her. So, at the designated time, I pretended to be taking portraits of Sylvia. The couple arrived, and after chatting, smiling, and laughing together, Kevin stunned Stefanie when he dropped to a knee. The emotions were intense and their passion for one another was unmistakeable. What a moment and experience! We were thrilled to be there to capture it. Not surprisingly, Stefanie, with a huge smile, said “YES”! After a few poolside pictures, next on Kevin’s agenda was the well known Carousel Bar & Lounge, where the couple’s engagement was announced and celebrated. After the newly engaged couple enjoyed a cocktail, Kevin had arranged for a carriage tour of the city. We tagged along and stopped at several scenic spots to take photographs to commemorate the occasion and so that generations to come can enjoy some of the happy couples “moments that matter.” Thanks to Kevin and Stefanie for allowing us to be a part of their special night, to the Hotel Monteleone, and to the Carousel Bar and Lounge for working hard to make sure everything went smoothly. Romance, my friends, is still alive and well, especially in the Big Easy!
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.
An energetic and fun young couple enjoyed a beautiful wedding ceremony under a stately oak tree. Love was in the air. The weather was great and the setting couldn’t have been better. Congratulations to the newlyweds!