"Remember you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine."

Are y'all ready for this?! *Chair dances*

south-louisiana-wedding-photographer

 

Last summer, a group of local vendors and I started collaborating on a stylized photoshoot. These are such a unique creative outlet and a wonderful way to see a vision brought to life. Our plans were sadly halted by a major flood in Baton Rouge, ruining the wedding gown & most of the props. But, we didn't let that stop our dream!

Months later we were able to join together again and move forward. On February 5, 2017, we headed to a private residence in Denham Springs. Everyone showed up ready to work & make magic. All in all the shoot lasted about 7 hours and involved a lot of work, and even more laughs. We had everything from cake, to décor, to hair & make-up, to stationary, and more. Look out for these images to be featured soon in Southern Celebrations Magazine!

louisiana-bride
best-wedding-photographers-in-louisiana
southern-wedding-inspiration

 

Each bride chooses her details for a reason. Drawing out her beauty & personality is always my number one goal, but I love capturing the thoughtfully chosen elements in a way that tells a bride's story.

The best part?! Mon Cheri recently shared the shoot over on their blog! Talk about all the happy chair dances. I'm thrilled to have showcased the dress in a way that makes the designer proud.

shreveport-wedding-photographers
wedding-photographer-shreveport

How incredible are these intricate details?

 

This is definitely one for the books. <3

Huge thank you to all our vendors:
Concept & Design: Southern Celebrations Magazine
Dress: David Tutera For Mon Cheri at Shea Couture
Bridal Hair & Makeup: Kiss & Makeup Full Service Studio
Floral: The Floral Cottage Florist
Cake Designer: Fairy Dust Cakes
Rentals: Antiques at the Crossroads
Invitations: Invitobella, LLC
Styling Assistance: Poppy Lane Events, LLC

Bridal Portraits at Windsor Ruins // Port Gibson, Mississippi // Louisiana Wedding Photographer

We love bridal sessions around here, and Megan's was *to die for.* There was only one spot worthy of her gorgeous Kenneth Winston dress: the Windsor Ruins. Nestled 4 miles east of the Mississippi River, this historic location beams with beauty and elegance, just like Megan!

I tried to warn you... seriously stunning.

These ruins are pure magic.

And speaking of magic... Those two images were taken exactly two minutes apart, and have minimal Photoshop editing. I changed my off camera flash and camera settings to turn day into night (*magic!*). I love using this trick to make dramatic portraits for my clients!

Megan & Chad are HUGE car enthusiasts! I photographed them with their cars for their engagement session, and of course we included their Camaro for Megan's bridal portraits! I got to crank it while photographing the wedding, and let me tell you - that baby can purrrr!

I photographed Megan & Chad's wedding this past weekend, and it was incredible! I promise you've never seen another wedding like it. I can't wait to share the wedding images with you!

Scottish Rite Wedding // Shreveport, Louisiana

When Douglas and Hannah had their first coffee date, neither of them know that they were starting an incredible love story.
Every part of their wedding day was perfect- from the jewel tone decor to the Disney music during the ceremony, you could feel their personalities in every detail.
Hannah, I hope you never forget the way he looked at you as you walked up the aisle toward you. I tear up just thinking about it! Douglas, you hang onto this girl- she may be the only person in the world who laughs at your jokes (even if it's only occasionally).

Thank you for letting me a part of your love story.

A huge thank you to everyone who made this day perfect for Douglas & Hannah!

Venue: Scottish Rite Temple
Hairstylist & Makeup artist: Lauren Weithaup
Videographer: Clay and Victoria Production
Band: Harmon Drew Band
Wedding gown: Bella Amore Bridals
Florist: Flower Power
Caterer: Savoie's
Cake designer: Southern Charm Cakery
Photographer: Daylight Fading Photography

Shreveport Dog Photography Mini Sessions

Man oh man, I didn't know this much cuteness could fit into one blog post! The Christmas Mini Sessions to benefit TSR LA Baby Mommas Rescue were a huge success. Thank you to everyone who came out to support this great rescue! Be on the lookout for Valentine's Mini Sessions coming this month!

Mutts & Struts Rescue Event

What do you get when you mix rescue dogs and drag queens?  Mutts & Struts!

This was the first event of this kind in Shreveport, bringing dog lovers and the LGBTQ community together. We had drag contests, Diva Doggy Bingo, handmade custom treats, a photo booth, raffles, and lots of entertainment! We raised a lot of money for TSR La Baby Mommas Rescue and Jeff Tarpley Rescue and had a great time. Thank you Central Station for hosting us!