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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 a space that was simply magical. The sun knew we were coming.

As it goes with all things well planned when its time to let go, its time to let go.

Thanks you Nicole Shibata for 2nd shooting.

Nicole - beautiful first look…

Katalin - Beautiful, happy, funny and serious photos of a beautiful, happy, funny and serious wedding. As a wedding should be. But not every photographer would be able to capture the right moments, the so many feelings, the whole process!(Your amazing talent makes your mum very proud of you!)

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. Knowing this is their beginning I am excited for what is to come.

 

 

Katalin - Impossible to express with words how these photos sort of “run” into my heart. Like suddenly I was in a fairy tale! At the same time (with finely tuned discretion)they tell a very real story full of simple, beautiful, exiting, smiling secrets…Amazing people, amazing photos, amazing scenery. Thanks, Dorka.

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 have you lived in New Orleans?” line. Its okay. I don’t mind. I like the process. I want to earn the right to belong.

Working with Ciel made me recall my days of directing –  feeling part of a story bigger then me. I was lucky. We understood each other and being trusted and trusting the process, the shots felt effortless.

Stylist: Christina Flannery

Nicole - love these…

Katalin - I love these photos. Fascinating portrait of a young man and also a portrait of this special part of New Orleans. The two do belong somehow…through the colours, through the light, through the expressions on their faces.

On a decidedly

cloudy afternoon I drove down to the Merigny to photograph Tiffany and Mike on their wedding day.

I love clouds. They move with such certainty. They offer the most unexpected light for a photographer. Then there is always that moment when the sun will peak out against all odds and light transforms into something beautiful. A present really.

Their wedding, their persons were very much like that. Thank you for that.

Excerpt from Love Letter to End All Love Letters by Lemony Snicket (this was read by Dave)

I will love you as a drawer loves a secret compartment, and as a secret compartment loves a secret, and as a secret loves to make a person gasp, and as a gasping person loves a glass of brandy to calm their nerves, and as a glass of brandy loves to shatter on the floor, and as the noise of glass shattering loves to make someone else gasp, and as someone else gasping loves a nearby desk to lean against, even if leaning against it presses a lever that loves to open a drawer and reveal a secret compartment.

I will love you until all such compartments are discovered and opened, and until all the secrets have gone gasping into the world. I will love you until all the codes and hearts have been broken and until every anagram and egg has been unscrambled.

Thank you to Nicole Shibata for 2nd shooting for me.

Sara Roahen - What cool-looking people! They are giving me a complex. You shot their colors — in every meaning of that word — so well.

Becky Hesbon - Love these photos. But …. I am a bit partial.

Never saw a fist bump or so much ink at a wedding. But …. I am a bit old.

Mr and Mrs. Nardella. Never used those words before. But…. I am a new mother in law.

Thank you for doing this. You captured the day beautifully.

Alice - Dorka these are stunning – I love the one of his hands on her back.

Katalin - Exiting photos – exiting people! The sequence of the photos gave me a special joy – like opening an other and an other secret compartment of their love, of their personalities… Their presence – including their tattoos! – is amazingly strong and beautiful.

Something

about the way the afternoon light hit the side of this building made me stop and take a shot of it. I am glad I did. It makes me happy to look at it again.

Alice - I’m so glad you did too Dorka! Beautiful!

Katalin - I love to look at it, too. The thin lines of the sunlight and the darkness of the walls. Like an exiting abstract painting.