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Rheana is a girl after my own heart. She LOVES pink just as much as I do!! When I realized her wedding colors were my favorite fuschia pink, I got very excited! You’ll soon see what I mean below…

Rheana and Joseph were such an adorable couple. Joseph is a country boy all the way- loves to fish and hunt, and Rheana … well, she loves pink!! So she is a girls-girl all the way, which again, I love! They balance each other out so well. Joseph is very kind-hearted and his love for Rheana was very obvious. I had a wonderful time at their wedding and it was my honor to be a part of it.

Their wedding took place at St. John the Evangelist Church and their reception was held at The Country Club of Louisiana. Everything was done during daylight which is another favorite of mine. If you were to ask me what my two favorite words in photography are I’d reply: NATURAL LIGHT — I cannot express enough to my future clients how utterly and extremely important natural lighting is when it comes to planning your wedding. If you’re going to plan an evening wedding, make sure to check what time the sun sets the month you’re getting married, and plan around that. Having your ceremony an hour before it sets is perfect. (Unless you are having a full mass… then you’ll want to plan it about and hour and a half to two before it sets.) It’s best to have light during the ceremony and still have some left over right after for those perfectly backlit portraits with your new spouse! And if you aren’t able to schedule your wedding with that particular timeline, then I always recommend a “First Look” which you can read about here.

Now back to Rheana & Joseph:

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Let the pink begin. First up: pink shoes!!!

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Seriously… I LOVE this particular shade of pink… you should see my office. This color pink is everywhere…

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Getting ready…

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LOVE!

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Gorgeous!!

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The ceremony…

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…and they’re married!

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I dig this shot of them…

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Now for some fun details… and more pink of course!! Rheana was lucky enough to not only have one amazingly fabulous cake, but she got TWO! The strawberry shortcake one was a complete surprise for Rheana from her mother!

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Disney is where they planned their honeymoon and Joseph planned this whole table at the reception around it. HOW COOL IS HE!?! All of the candy and Disney figurines were incredibly creative. They even had cute little pink bags made so the guests could take plenty of it home. I just loved this table. And had a hard time staying away from all that deliciousness! 

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The one thing at the reception that was NOT pink… Joseph’s cake! 

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The first dance as husband and wife:

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Something else I love- chandeliers. Loooove them!

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How cute is this shot of Joseph dancing with his grandmother? I had to post it.

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Little did we know Rheana had a few dance moves under her sleeve–

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Then she made sure to pull her sister into it with her–

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Outfit change! And then a photo op with all the pockets in the bridesmaids dresses! CUTE!

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Congratulations Mr & Mrs. Joseph! 

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  • Luv these!!! Luv all the pink!!!!

  • samantha brown

    hay courtney my soon to be husband in friends with andrew and saw your pictures on andrew cordals facebook, and i love them!!!!! Can you get back to me with prices, im wedding is aug 21st.
    Thank you,
    samantha soon to be williams

I am SOOOOO behind on my blogging it’s ridiculous! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I need more time in the day! But don’t we all?

For now here is a little sneak of a newlywed shoot I did yesterday in downtown New Orleans. I can’t wait to post the pictures from this fabulous shoot!

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  • Meghan

    I can’t wait to see!

  • Ada

    yeah… I’m lovin’ it alreday!!! :) I recognize those feet anywhere!

  • Lisanne

    Karen and Jaime looked stunning that day! I can’t wait to see the pics either!

May has truly been the month of BOUDOIR!! And I am LOVING every bit of it. I am currently working on my boudoir website and blog which will be completely dedicated to boudoir only. I’m SO EXCITED about it and absolutely cannot wait to launch it. For now here is a little sneak peak of a boudoir session I shot recently. 

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  • Meghan

    H-O-T-T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cliff

    Good LAWD.

Drew and Rebecca are some of my really great friends and I was truly thrilled when they asked me to shoot their photos! We had so much fun and I’m SO PROUD of how their pictures came out and couldn’t wait to share them with you all. I had a very difficult time picking out my favorites but here they are!

We shot the pictures in the morning and the light on the beach was perfect!

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We all know I love a few passionate shots here and there! Drew and Rebecca were naturals!

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I love the light and emotion of this one!!

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Do they make a fabulous couple or what?

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Rebecca- you are gorgeous!

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I LOVE the next series!

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They both completely knew how to rock the camera!

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I love Rebecca’s outift! So chic and feminine!

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We finished up the shoot behind an old abandoned building and I must say this set of photos are my favorite of the day. I shot 30 or more in this one spot and loved every single one of them…

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D&R thank you so much for giving me the honor of capturing this INCREDIBLY special time in your lives! I look forward to seeing you both soon!!!

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  • Rachel Russo

    ummm… I NEED to know where she got that adorable grey skirt! I love it and I need one! I love all of these photos! So cute!

  • Kimber Smith

    These are CRAZY good!!!!!!

  • These images rock! Seriously beautiful couple too.

  • Tammy Cloud

    great pictures. she kindof looks like Kellie Pickler:)

  • just saw your work for the first time! love your style and wonderful job you did on this e-session. well done!

Life has never been busier for me than it is right now!! I feel like my poor little blog is definitely getting neglected because of it and that makes me sad! My goal is to one day be able to blog every single day. I’m not sure if that will ever happen, but a girl can dream right?!? 

Here are a few of my favorites from Amber & Blake’s recent engagement session:

LOVE this yummy light! Mmmm…

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They were such a fun couple up for anything! (love that!)

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They were constantly making each other laugh – their love for each other was so obvious.

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More pictures to come!! Who knows, I might even double blog today!! So check back this evening for another post possibly!!

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  • Kimber Smith

    love them!
    can’t wait til Friday…rain rain go away!