Thursday, July 25, 2013

Alli & Billy - Married!

Sometimes when I meet a couple there just this wonderful, calm chemistry between them and this is the case with Alli & Billy. Both are very quiet and sweet, down to earth and also seem easygoing about pretty much everything! We had a great time and fun engagement session in Thibodaux earlier this year with a mix of some good 'ol country fun at the Laurel Valley plantation museum and also some more elegant balcony and garden shots at the Danserau House so I knew this would be a great day for all of us! I have been looking forward to getting them in front of the camera again since they are so photogenic. They also had such a good looking family & wedding party and everyone pretty much amazed me with excitement for photos :)

Alli & her girls started the day off with getting their hair done at Aveda then met me at the Bourbon Orleans hotel for makeup and preparations. We were lucky enough to have use of the balcony in her room for some wonderful looking French Quarter portraits and details. The funny thing about the Wedding day is that in the back of my mind I am always waiting for that one "snag" that inevitably happens at some point. Well, it just so happens that for some reason there were about 4 parades going down Orleans right in front of the Hotel (and a few second lines) at the exact time we were supposed to be riding in the limo to Pat O's on the River. Now some of you may say - that is just a short walk - but remember that carrying gear and pulling my camera case plus the temp of what felt like 150 degrees, I was content to wait in the lobby with some AC.  We had just finished walking across Bourbon St and down a few blocks for some cute formal pics with the girls & my chair was feeling nice. Finally we got our limo and made it only a few minutes late to the ceremony which was beautiful and followed with an awesome reception dancing to The Soul Survivors.

Congratulations to the Newlyweds!!!! It was such a blessing to be part of your day, Enjoy!

*A special thank you to my wonderful assistant Rachael Roth, could not have done this without you!

Vendor love

Prep Hotel: Bourbon Orleans
Wedding Rings: Fakier's
Florist: Fat Cat Flowers
Venue / Catering: Pat O's on the River 
Cake: Bittersweet Confection's 
Band: The Soul Survivors