Katelyn + Michael || New Orleans, LA Wedding

What happens when you are trying to create a sneak peek and it turns into 100 images?  You move it over to your blog!  Actually, maybe I'll start doing this from now on?!  I can't usually help myself from editing my favorite images from the day right after the wedding. . .

So the first time I chatted on the phone with Katelyn I remember thinking, "wow, this girl really has her stuff together!"  She asked the best questions, was very to the point, and I think also knowing that she worked for a professional basketball team (the Pelicans!) was pretty impressive to me as well (ok, being honest here!).  I'm always a little nervous before engagement sessions, and just having this amazing first impression of Katelyn, maybe a little more so than usual.  It's like a first date. . .will they like me, will it be awkward, what if I accidentally hold their hand (ok, not the last one, but it's a funny thought)?   The minute I met her and Michael, I instantly felt comfortable.  They literally had me laughing from beginning to end and they are both so down to earth!  I think these are just a few reasons that they were so amazing to work with and their day was seriously incredible!  Katelyn was so detail oriented that the whole day just flowed wonderfully, but she's also incredibly down to earth and kind.   I felt like I was honestly hanging out with friends the whole day!  

As you'll see, Katelyn and Michael's wedding was a wonderful mix of elegance, tradition, quirkiness, and exuberation (and that last one is not a word, but it shows up in Urban Dictionary?!).  I was swooning over Katelyn's beautiful, custom-made wedding gown, and Michael looked so handsome in his classic black tux.  I couldn't believe how calm both of them were right before the ceremony.  They were each just ready to marry their best friend.   Michael's first look of Katelyn coming down the aisle was a beautiful moment to capture and it was like no one else existed in that church at that moment!   After a beautiful ceremony, everyone met outside for an exuberant second line to the reception.  The rest of the night was just as amazing!  I hope this couple loves these images as much as I do! 

Biggest thanks to my amazing second shooter, Lisa cooke!  

Amazing vendors:

Church:  Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church

Reception Venue/Getting ready:  The Roosevelt Hotel

Hair + Makeup: Verde Beauty Studio

Videographer:  Ashley Marks Media

Florist:  Beth's Flowers

Wedding Dress and Veil:  Wedding Belles Nola

Tuxedo:  Men's Wearhouse

Caterer:  Zoe's Kitchen

Live Event Painter:  Pappion Artistry

Band:  Louisiana Spice