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are Dom and Larry’s engagement photos (wedding follows below:)  View full post »

Dom and Larry

are exceptional people. They are true collaborators. They understand and appreciate the creative process. They trust it and welcome it. This creates a space in which the three of us can float along effortlessly. On this cloud we floated through a wonderful engagement session  (which I will post very soon I promise). By the time I arrived at Chateau LeMoyne on the day of the wedding, we trulyView full post »

This was my

tiny Mardi Gras experience February this year.  One roll of fast black and white film. Yes, it has taken me that long to get the film developed. Belly full of Sara’s gumbo (and a baby actually) I remember walking down the street and feeling strangely happy and enormous.              View full post »

Ayesha and Tim

are people who work in a big city and have high pressure jobs and when they take a break they take a break. They don’t go to a beach in Florida to vacation they go and climb a really tall mountain somewhere very far. I have always seen them in my mind standing among beautiful things that are not man made. And when they are together you can feel that space between them. That they have beenView full post »

In between

life that’s filling the fridge with food, getting gas and making sure we wash our teeth as least once a day, I take these random photos with my film camera. It fits perfectly into my black small shoulder bag.  This was my day like exactly. The force of these images is really impossible for me to describe here. I think enough to say, I will never stop.View full post »

My favorite

meeting spot has become this little Italian cafe down the street from me. I lull potential clients with the smell of good coffee and roasted tomato soup. And fine yes, they have these delicious scones as well which are freshly made in the morning. I met Sara and Tommy here last year about 4 weeks after Ida was born. (I remember I was in a daze from lack of sleep and I was sincerely hoping it wasView full post »

Fall

is my favorite time of the year. The cold air is like candy to me. The light is harsh, crisp and leaves nothing unnoticed. I feel this calling to be outdoors. Literally. Photographing in this light is like a present each time. I have been hanging out in our backyard with the baby a lot and finding any excuse to photograph her. I made Linus stand in this yellow stream of early morning light thisView full post »

Amy and Gina

love my kid. They are genuinely interested in him. After Linus met them he kept asking about the girls. I know exactly how he feels. Amy and Gina are full of life and love for each other. They laugh easily. They talk about their lives with such openness you can’t help but do the same. Such a rare and precious gift for me to be part of their story here in New Orleans. I loved every minute ofView full post »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Sabrina and Alex

eloped to New Orleans on a hot hot summer day. They are from Canada. Somewhere beautiful and green and rural where they are building their dream home. They braved the heat and the drive and got married at the Algiers Court House across the Mississippi. In the quiet of that courtroom promises were made. I was there and I felt it – the moment everything just felt lighter and better.View full post »