New Orleans Bridal Session: Olivia

Back in March I had the chance to meet with Olivia and her mother in New Orleans for a bridal session. It was a gorgeous day!  We started at her wedding reception venue, The Bourbon Orleans, stopped at her church, St. Mary's Assumption, and ended in City Park under the beautiful oak trees. Bridal sessions are a southern tradition and usually a portrait of the bride is displayed at the wedding. Olivia's mom chose not one, but two lovely images to display at the wedding. Scroll to the bottom to see what she choose! Olivia and Matthew's wedding is up next!

 

Westchester Wedding: Sleepy Hollow Country Club

Alexandra and Liam's wedding is one of those that I wish I could photograph again, and again! Between the gorgeous day, amazing vendors and venue and a fun loving, sweet couple, what more can you ask for?

There were also many lovely personal details, like the beautiful locket the bridesmaids gave Alexandra with a photo of her parents on their wedding day. Her bouquet was also wrapped with part of her mother's wedding dress. That was a lovely way to incorporate her mother's memory into the wedding day.

 

Vendors

  • Ceremony: Church of the Ressurection, Rye, NY
  • Reception: Sleepy Hollow Country Club
  • Coordinator: Kerri-Lynn Orsini-Mulhearn Stella Day Events
  • Flowers: Banchet Flowers - Greenwich
  • Cake: Lulu Cake Boutique
  • Band: The Cafe Wha? Band
  • Dress: Ramona Keveza
  • Shoes: Jimmy Choo
  • Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo for BHLDN
  • Invitations, paper: Sandy Shannon at Roseville Designs
  • Videography: Walt Blau - Generic Brand Human
  • Second Photographer: Miho Aikawa

Published in US Weekly and People.com: Ashley and JP's Baby Shower

I had the pleasure of photographing Ashley and JP Rosenbaum's baby shower last week at General Assembly. The couple met and fell in love on season 7 of the Bachelorette and are expecting their first baby in October. The event was hosted by Minted and was filled with lovely paper banners and others fun decorations styled by my friend Ara of Rock Paper Scissors Events!

Photos are in the August 4th edition of Us Weekly out now. There is also a story on People.com and a gallery, Pop Sugar Moms and Glamour!  Many more details and photos to come!

Latrobe's New Orleans Wedding: Lauren & Bennett

It is always such a pleasure to photograph a wedding in New Orleans, especially in the French Quarter! And it goes double when the groom is a family member. My cousin Bennett married his longtime sweetheart Lauren at Latrobe's on Royal in early June. The ceremony was performed on site by their pastor to a standing-room only crowd in the historic bank building's converted carriage house.

Following family portraits on the nearby courthouse steps, the party got started! I can't even post some of the photos here, seriously, this crowd was wild! :) However, my favorite dance floor moment was when I noticed the groom's mother, my Aunt, posing for a photo with the bride and bridesmaids. Normally, this wouldn't be a surprising sight, but I was so pleased she was even still at the wedding! (Due to a health condition, my Aunt didn't expect to stay after the ceremony) And then something amazing happened, she started dancing and didn't stop until THE END! It was such a beautiful thing and I still get teary eyed thinking about it because she was THERE, having the time of her life and no one saw that coming! (There is a photo below of her dancing with Bennett, surrounded by the party.) She told me later on she was feeling good and decided to stay after the portraits and it was perhaps the positive energy in the room that overwhelmed her. I kinda think it was a little miracle.

The second line took the guests from Latrobe's to Pat O'Brien's for the after party. Normally, I'd be high tailing it home for some sleep. Not that night. I had a flight back to New York at 6 am the next morning, and my Australian cousin Aimee was also scheduled on an early. So we made the only logical decision: stay up! Once everyone else left Pat O's, we found another watering hole and eventually made a stop a Cafe Du Monde about 3 am before heading to the airport. Won't be doing that again anytime soon, but it was the perfect ending to a perfectly New Orleans wedding.

  • Venue: Latrobe’s on Royal
  • Candles: Luminious Events
  • Florist: Meade Wenzel
  • Videographer: Studio Vieux Carre
  • Cake: La Louisiane
  • Band: Phat Hat
  • Dress: From mother’s dress
  • Shoes: Badgley Mischka
  • Bridesmaid Dresses: Allure