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

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



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!



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.


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!

Bridal Portraits at Creekwood Gardens - Shreveport Louisiana Wedding Photographer

Now that Emily and Cody are off to the Bahamas after their gorgeous lakeside wedding, I am very excited to finally share Emily's Bridal Portraits!

Emily chose Creekwood Gardens in Simsboro, Louisiana for her Bridal Portraits, and it was the perfect venue for her earthy, natural style.

Don't you love her flower crown? She made it herself!

I made this flower swing just for Emily's Bridals. I'm pretty proud of it!

Emily, you couldn't take a bad picture if you tried.

The image on the left is my favorite. :)

Emily and Cody, I can't wait to finish and share your wedding images! Thank you so much for choosing me as your wedding photographer.

Bridal Portraits at Rock Chapel in Carmel, LA - Shreveport Louisiana Wedding Photographer

When I first learned about Rock Chapel, I KNEW I had to do a session there. The quiet beauty of the tiny church in the thick Louisiana woods looks almost like a fantasy.

"Nestled among the trees, high on a bluff, in all of its humble glory, beauty and mystery is the Rock Chapel. It was constructed in 1891 by Carmelite monks from the nearby Carmelite Monastery.  Stones from the surrounding area were gathered and joined together with mud plaster, it is a work of great beauty.  The walls were painted with beautiful, colorful frescos and the ceiling murals were painted by two monks from France.The Chapel was used as a retreat by the monks.  The Rock Chapel was originally a part of the nearby larger monastery.  At one time approximately sixty men and boys were under the tutelage of Father Peters.  It is recorded that six nuns also resided at the larger monastery in the convent.  In 1891 Father Peters left and was soon followed by the nuns.  On November 14, 1904, fire destroyed the larger church and Carmelite monastery.  The Rock Chapel and its marked graves are all that remain of the original Carmelite Monastery."

The chapel has been beautifully preserved by the local community. Spring flowers surround the landscaped yard adding to the quiet beauty of this historical treasure. When Hanah Barmore of Southern Glam Makeup Artistry contacted me about doing a styled shoot, I knew Rock Chapel was the perfect location!

Our model, Kristi, got married in Ruston just a few weeks after our session.

Isn't she beautiful? It turns out, her sister works with mine and Hanah's husbands. Small world!

Oh man, that lighting!

Hanah did a KILLER makeup job!


As you can tell, we had a lot of fun!

Hanah to the rescue!

My lights turned against me that day, so we lit this shot with my iPhone. Improvisation for the win!

I love this outtake because she looks like a Sesame Street character!

Kristi, thank you for the opportunity to take your bridal portraits. Also, huge thanks to Southern Glam Makeup Artistry for donating your talent and putting this shoot together!