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How do I begin to describe Anna and Spencer?

They were kind. They were full of energy and stories. Anna kept surprising me on the day with her endurance and constant smile that had miles of depth to it. I got to know them through photographing them and that’s a gift I don’t take lightly. I cried. They both carry the world differently on their shoulder and so they make absolute and utter sense together.  They are so willing toView full post »

When I received

this book in the mail I almost didn’t give it Emily. I mean it was just such a beautiful thing to hold. The pages are thick and the photos melt into them. Something about holding this book made the photos and those moments with this amazing family so much more pertinent to me. It was real. I was there. Thanks Stirling, Logan and Rhett.  View full post »

I couldn’t wait to meet

Sylvia after she contacted me about her wedding. I was curious to meet someone of Hungarian and Chinese descent, as my son also is of similar parentage.  I think I may have stared a little too long at the coffee shop than polite but she was very sweet about it. Jack and Sylvia made perfect sense. Jack is somewhat of a genius in my opinion.  I enjoyed meeting them and photographing them immensely.View full post »

Olivia

has an air about her of someone with a secret. That brings me back again to the directing classes from Judith Weston. A character with a secret creates story and layers. Olivia is all of that. There is mystery and raw honesty working with her.View full post »

Ayesha and Louis-Claude

decided to get married in the company of their best friend in New Orleans at one of the most beautiful venues in town called Race and Religious. This house is old and battered with layers and layers of stories and textures woven within its walls. I loved everything about their simple ceremony and their relaxed approach to the day. They are the kind of people you want to have a drink with and sitView full post »

I met Rob

a long time ago when I used to work in film production in Los Angeles. I always thought he was a rock star. He contacted me here in New Orleans (because you know everyone is making movies here) to photograph his wedding and I was thrilled. When I called Kimberly to talk details we probably had an hour chat. I felt an instant connection to her. She also works in film. Something about that tribe,View full post »

Theresa and Nick

told me that right after their wedding they are getting in their car and driving cross county for their honeymoon. That about sums them up. Theresa has that confidence some young people have that puts you at total ease and makes you want to be as cool as she is (try as you might). Their day was shorter than what I normally photograph but I felt every moment and was so happy to be part of theirView full post »

I love this family.

Jenny and Jimi and Julien.  This is what’s it like in the first couple of weeks. Precious, quite, muted. Slow and fast at the same time. A breath. A yawn. Everything matters.View full post »

Brittany and David

contacted me through a mutual friend and I haven’t actually met them until I walked into the apartment they both were getting ready in close to City Park.  I still remember momentarily being stunned. They are both incredibly striking looking people. They suggested taking a walk through the beautiful cemetery near by. After the day ended I realized it wasn’t so much that they lookedView full post »

Sometimes

fairy tales do come true. A princess and her prince.View full post »

Jezz Fest

is in full swing here in New Orleans. Summer too. They came together I guess. My friend Geoff Clapp just released his record “Bend In the River” and has also played at Jezz Fest this Saturday. It felt appropriate to finally post the photos I took from his recording session last year at Esplanade Studios. I don’t photograph musicians often and if I do I am in the recordingView full post »

The afternoon light

is really beautiful at the our new place. I am often not home or simply not paying attention. Its fleeting. Recently I have been chasing, catching up and getting ready for what is to come. A few shots of Linus chasing the afternoon light yesterday as it reflected though his window in the hallway.View full post »

When Tiffany and Nate

contacted me through email about their wedding, I had a feeling I really wanted to work with these guys.  I felt like they didn’t make decisions lightly and so I was very happy when they booked me. Nate got ready in a house by the Marigny, Tiffany got ready at her mum’s house in New Orleans and drove a short way to the family church down the street. We escaped to the Lafitte NationalView full post »

Kristen

said something to me about this shoot that really touched me and made me really happy. And help me understand something more about my work. She said that somehow the shoot brought her and Eric closer.  She articulated something that I have not been able to express before. That the photos I take are not just about the final product. I talked about this here before, about my love for the processView full post »

There was

something ridicolously effortless  about working with Megan and Braden. From the initial phone calls to the the actual shoot and beyond. Megan approached everything with ease and lightness. I am by nature a complicated person. I have trained myself to uncomplicate things (you see what I mean?). I felt a lightness during the shoot and looking back at these photos fills me with peace. Thanks forView full post »

Whirlwind

of a few weeks and I find myself in a hotel room in Los Angeles. I picked up my camera twice since photographing the last wedding in December and so here they are. The photos that made memories. We will soon be back in New Orleans to begin the new year for real. Lots more back posts to come and new project to finish and tell you about. Hope you had a good beginning too. Photos from San FranciscoView full post »

Jessica

is one of the most impressive people I have met.  She makes things happen. She understands people in a way that’s unique to her.  And the people respond to that. Jessica planned an impressive wedding. She also understood me. A couple of weeks before the wedding we were diving around together looking for locations to shoot her photos with Chris. I had my eye set on this rusty garage door forView full post »

I took a day

off work and we went to the beach. It has become some type of tradition in our family that we end up at the beach on birthdays.  We needed that clarity today. You know the kind where you are okay with drinking cold coffee out of a paper cup and don’t care how cold your feet get walking in the wet sand.View full post »

It has been

a momentous few months for me. Both personally and professionally. There are times when during a shoot I find myself so connected to what I am photographing  - its clear why I love what I do. I love the process. I love the part when I see something through the lens, a look, a touch, rain falling – and I hear the mechanic sound of the click. That click makes me happy. Photographing AmandaView full post »

Alexandra

is meant to be photographed. She moves and finds the right light instinctually.  She creates possibilities and as a photographer this is the best thing you can ask for. We took these shots for her new record. You can find her here:  http://www.alexandrascott.com. Listen to her music here: http://alexandrascott.bandcamp.com/ Make up by Erin Alexander / Stylist: Artemis AntippasView full post »

Rain

is so beautiful to me. In New Orleans it takes on a special meaning for so many reasons. For me it brings with it a light and clarity and photographing this is pretty special to me. The day I met Melinda and Eric the rain started in the early hours of the morning and it did not look like it was going to let up. I bundled myself up, put on my rain boots and drove down to the little place they wereView full post »