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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 »

Some things

are just meant to be. It felt that way the moment I met Rebecca and Steven at a coffee shop in Uptown. First of all Rebecca’s smile is contagious. She exudes happiness. But below that and below the story she told me of how they met, I recognized what I saw in her. She found someone to spend the rest of her life with. Its that simple. (You know the song by Nina Simone, Feeling Good?View full post »

Alexandria and Antero

are the kids you wanted to sit with on the bus riding to school. But they are also the kids that were kind to you when you felt miserable and hid in the library for lunch. They are special people and they are my friends. And this is their wedding day. Location: Redondo Beach, CAView 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 »

Planning

a wedding is a not easy. But it helps if you have your mum by your side. (Actually if you have your mum by your side everything is easier). I met Piper and Susan at a cafe and continued to meet and work with them throughout the wedding preparations. They make a good team. Everything happened within the walls of the beautiful hotel Windsor Court. We photographed Piper and Eric first meeting in aView full post »

Sometimes

you meet people and you just know. This person will make a change. This person is moving the world along. Its a mighty feeling. Meeting Katharine and Kevin was like that. I must tell you,  I love my job. We met very early at Audubon park. Running is who they are (and being doctors and doing a million things). We finished on the steps of Tulane University. This is were it all began for them.View full post »

Ciel Rouge

We shot these in the Marigny which is my new favorite part of town. I feel like this place is filled with so many stories and secrets. Its the kind of place where you want to feel like a local but it will make you work for it. You will get a few stares when you walk down the street with your camera hanging on your neck and asking the kind of questions that will reward you the “how long haveView full post »