I first met Megan and Joel almost 2 years ago when I photographed one of Megan’s best friend’s weddings (you can see Katelyn and Michael’s fabulous wedding here). Megan was actually Katelyn’s maid of honor, and I was really excited when she reached out about 4 months after the wedding to let me know that she and Joel had gotten engaged! Joel and Megan were on a trip out to Napa, California, when Joel popped the question. He had planned everything in advance and they were on a private tour of a winery, when Megan was offered to try some grapes from the vine. When she turned around, Joel was on one knee. After getting over her disbelief, she said, “OF COURSE!” My favorite tid bit is that Joel arranged for a photographer to capture the whole thing, and Megan said he captured all her ugly crying (I think that’s our favorite thing to capture!).

This past Saturday they pledged to love one another and be together through thick and thin for the rest of their lives. It was such a beautiful and sincere and joyful day and I know they have so many more adventures to come together! I can’t thank you two enough for trusting me with capturing your day!

Also, huge thanks to my second shooter, Nikole Muffler!

Bride getting ready location: The Roosevelt Hotel

Groom getting ready: Intercontinental Hotel New Orleans

Ceremony: St. Joseph’s Church

Reception: The Riverview Room

Wedding planner: Elizabeth Burkhardt Events

Makeup: Suzette Stuprich

Hair: Kara Cunningham Bertucci

Florist: Crystal Vase Flowers

Band: The Topcats

Videographer: Chris Castillo

Cakes: La Louisiane Bakery

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