Kyle & Amanda's Baton Rouge Wedding - Old State Capitol

I love the Old State Capitol as a wedding and event venue. 

You got your one-of-a-kind stairs, your beautiful architecture, your great location for out-of-towners, your history, and your all-in-one convenience. It's a winner for sure. 

I first met Kyle and Amanda at that amazing Halloween themed wedding I did a few years ago! We had a blast being a part of Kyle and Amanda's Baton Rouge wedding. It was beautiful! 

Congrats you two! 

 

Thanks for stopping by! 

*Claire

Sneak Peek Elizabeth & Kyle! Charlottesville, Virginia Wedding Photography

 What a joy and honor to relive this day and to have been a part of it. This wedding was special to me for so many reasons.

Congratulations to Kyle & Elizabeth.

Much more to come:)

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Claire

Jeff + Margaret...Audubon Zoo, New Orleans Wedding

I have shot in and around Audubon Park and Zoo before and everyone knows it's a classic New Orleans favorite.

I had never shot a wedding at the Sea Lion exhibit at Audubon before though.

Let me tell you...this spot shot straight to the top of my list. I was stunned at how beautiful it was.

This was partly also due to the fact that the day of Jeff and Margaret's wedding, the weather was incredible!!!

The weather could not have been more perfect...seriously.

And I honestly have to give credit where credit is due. Jeff & Margaret are a stunningly beautiful couple. In every way. These two live in New York but knew that New Orleans would be a perfect fit for a stunning wedding and they were of course quite correct.

What was my favorite thing about this wedding you ask? Well, besides how unbelievably gorgeous the entire day was...these two and pretty much most of their guests can really...truly...dance!!!!!

In fact...I believe the groom's dancing skills are one of many reasons these two ended up together!

This was definitely one for the books.

Jeff and Margaret, you two are stunning and it was a joy to spend such a beautiful day with you guys. I hope these photos will always serve as sweet reminders of an unforgettable day!

Ceremony: Sea Lion Exhibit at the Audubon Nature Institute

Reception: Tea Room at the Audubon Nature Institute

Florist Design: Bee's Wedding & Event Floral Designs

Coordinator: Carolyn Fredricks with Bee's Wedding & Event Floral Designs

Band: Louisiana Spice Band

Cake: Melissa's Fine Pastries

The Dress: Saks 5th Avenue (designed by Austin Scarlet)

Hair & Makeup: Flawless Bride

Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew

Groom's Tux: Paul Smith

Custom Printing: Leslie Evans, Seadog Press Watertown, MA

Chamber Music: Harry Hardin

Limo Service: Audubon Limousine

Catering: Audubon Nature Institute

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Thanks for stopping by!

*Claire

Jeff & Margaret Sneak Peek.. New Orleans Wedding Photographer

Congratulations to Jeff & Margaret!!

More to come:)

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*Claire

Brad & Kristin...Laffayette, Louisiana {Baton Rouge Wedding Photographer}

Brad & Kristin were married on February 15, 2014 at La Chapelle des AttakapasVermilionville Historic Village in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Let me just say...I LOVE this girl's style!

This venue is such a wonderfully quaint and intimate, truly authentic South Louisiana cajun experience! Kristin's details at the wedding even down to the dress, flowers, and incredible cajun band complimented the entire theme of the day.

It was genuine and thoughtful just as Brad and Kristin themselves are and have been toward us!

It was an honor to be a part of this joyful celebration with you two and I pray that joy will extend into many years together of growth in marriage!

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Ceremony & Reception: La Chapelle des Attakapas Vermilionville Historic Village

Coordinator: Casey Leblanc

Band: T'Monde

Hair & Makeup: Hellianna Verret

The Dress: BHLDN, veil from Veil Artistry

Bridesmaids Dresses: Lemon Drop

Tuxes: Joseph A. Bank

Paper goods design: Bride's brother!

Thanks for stopping by!

Claire

Daniel & Monika...Roatan, Honduras Destination Wedding

I met Daniel years ago through Reformed University Fellowship when we both were studying at LSU. Daniel is from Honduras and was studying in Baton Rouge for his Master's at the time.

I met Monika a few months later when she came to Baton Rouge to visit Daniel. Monika is from Germany.

Now... You're probably wondering how these two met:)

After high school, Monika moved to Honduras for a year to volunteer at an orphanage. She met Daniel randomly through mutual friends during her time there.

More than 5 countries, countless Skype dates, and many international flights later, these two were married on January 5, 2014 in an incredibly beautiful ceremony in Roatan, Honduras.

Friends and family members traveled from all over  to support Daniel and Monika on their wedding day, making this ceremony and reception an unforgettable experience for all involved. The ceremony was in Spanish and German with some Polish and English mixed in there:). Several countries, 4 languages, and cities all over the world were represented at this wedding.

To give you an idea of how many miles/kilometers were traveled by guests, Daniel and Monika had it represented at the reception in just about the coolest way possible. This detail was one of my many favorites from the wedding

 It was such an honor to have the privilege of being present at Daniel and Monika's wedding and the days leading up to it. It was an extremely restful week of celebration on the island!

Daniel and Monika have become so dear to me in the last few years of getting to know them and some of the best news of all is that they've now moved to Baton Rouge to continue studying! We are so blessed to have them in our church and a part of our community.

Daniel and Monika, what joy you both bring to my life and those around you! Thank you for your love and friendship. We are so glad y'all are here to stay for a little while:)

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I'll leave you with an excerpt from Daniel and Monika's Wedding Program.

"If marriage is God's idea, why is it sometimes hard?

-The Bible says in Genesis 3 that man and women sinned. 'Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths (Genesis 3:7)

-Sin has distorted our relationships, damaged our lives and our family's lives. Sin has destroyed our intimate place and has filled it with shame. It has turned us to selfishness and this was seen clearly in Adam's family and son's after sin.

-There is good news in the Bible that says: 'She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.' (Matthew 1:21)

-In Jesus we have the opportunity to receive pardon from our sins and even more, liberty from them to have a marriage like Adam and Eve had in Eden.

-If Jesus is the center of our home, therefore our home will be a piece of paradise.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Claire