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Anika + Joshua :: Engagement

Happy Friday to you sweet world wide web, you. I hope you are having an amazing day. The weekend is here and I’m preparing for a wedding tomorrow in New Orleans but before I do I wanted to share photos with you of another one of my beautiful couples! Meet Anika and Josh. Are they gorgeous or what? It was one of the prettiest days I’ve seen as we walked around in one of my favorite enchanted gardens, photographing their love for one another. I love what we got and hope you enjoy them as much as I do!!

Anika and Josh: thanks so much for giving me this opportunity to photograph your wedding! I am truly honored and can’t wait for the big day!

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  • Lisa P.

    Wow, such a romantic location! I hope to visit New Orleans one day! Cute couple and awesome images also.

  • Nicole

    Where is this located?

Katie + Jason :: Wedding

I believe in true love, deep passionate romance and eternal laughter. I believe in soulmates. I believe that when two people who are made for each other, are lucky enough to find one another… there are unicorns dancing and celebrating in some other universe. Rainbows are formed and glitter starts falling from the sky when true love is found. Okay, I am joking… maybe. ; ) But really, I do believe in true love and all it’s many wonders. I believe that love conquers all. It is more powerful than we realize and can change a person’s life in ways that are unimaginable. I am so honored to be a wedding photographer and be able to document little moments of deep love for people to cherish forever. It is honestly so overwhelming for me at times. The emotion I feel through my couples is something that inspires me more than I could ever explain. Katie and Jason are a perfect example of all that I am describing. Their love for one another is abundantly obvious and it was a true honor to be a part of their special day. They literally did not stop smiling or laughing together the ENTIRE day. They are so in love with each other and it made me fall in love with my job even more. Looking through these photos you would never know what this amazing couple has been through. During the planning of their wedding, there were many disasters that occurred. Things that would make any couple want to just say screw it and elope. It seemed nothing was going right for them. Bad thing after bad thing happened, but Katie and Jason remained true to themselves and the dream they had of being married and having a beautiful wedding. They never let anything tear them apart and I believe that is why their love is stronger than ever. They are two people to be admired for their love and happiness throughout hardships. And I am honored to not only be their photographer, but simply just to know them.

Katie and Jason: words could never tell you how thankful I am that you not only chose me, but you trusted me throughout everything. I am so glad I was able to be a part of your amazing journey. Never stop loving each other. xo

To see Katie’s bridal shoot click here. To see their engagement shoot click here.

I fell in love with Katie’s beautiful, whimsical wedding gown.

Katie incorporated a few of her grandmother’s items into her wedding day which I loved.

Chandeliers in the trees!? YES PLEASE.

Katie and Jason chose to see each other before the ceremony, also know as a First Look.  I am SO glad they did because we were able to capture some very intimate and priceless moments.

LOVE this:

See, they just never stop smiling. : )

Ceremony time!

How can you not smile so big when you see this photo?

What a beautiful evening for a beautiful couple. I am so blessed.

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  • jami

    Great job!! where did they get married?

  • evergreen

    LOVE her dress!! What a beautiful couple and gorgeous pictures Courtney!!

  • Brandy

    This is gorgeous!! Where is this?!

  • Kelly

    They are just too stinkin’ cute, happy & in love. You captured everything perfectly, Courtney.

  • Ezette

    Aww, huge congrats! You guys look great together. Love her dress!!

Heidi + Clayton :: Engagement

Meet Heidi and Clayton, another one of my fabulous couples. I truly am so blessed to have such amazing clients. Sometimes I honestly cannot believe it. God’s blessings in my life overwhelm me because each of them are a reminder of his deep love for me. Every time I have the opportunity to photograph another couple’s love story, I am truly humbled and grateful to be a part of their lives. They live in NYC but are getting married in Louisiana where they are from later this year. While they were here on a short visit recently, we got together to capture this special time in their life. It was so much fun getting to know them and I can’t wait for the wedding!

Heidi and Clayton: thank you for being so wonderful all around. It has been an honor getting to know you!! Thank you for choosing me! xo

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Ashley + Chase :: Wedding

You may remember this adorable couple from their engagement photos shot a while back. The wedding day had finally arrived. The weather was perfect and the bride and groom were anxiously ready to profess their love for each other in front of their friends and family. The entire day went smoothly and the celebration was a day I know they will remember and cherish for the rest of their lives.

Chase and Ashley: it was an honor to be a part of the best day of your lives. Thank you for inviting me to be a part of it. xo

Ashley and Chase opted to do a First Look, which as you know in my experience, is one of the best decisions you could make on your day. It makes everything a million times better.

During the First Look, Ashley surprised Chase with a boudoir album from our studio The Boudoir Vixen. He was totally thrilled to say the least as he looked through her stunning photos!

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  • Lisa P.

    Hi Courtney. Wonderful work as usual.

  • Jessica M

    Beautiful work, as always….
    I love the couple to the left of the b&g in the last photo…
    You capture love on every level.. :)

Stacey + Michael :: Engagement

Meet one of the sweetest couples, Michael and Stacey. So easy going and fun to work with. They have been a delight since day one!! It was a perfect Spring day outside as we spent time together getting to know each other and capturing this special time in their lives as they prepare to say I do this fall!

Stacey & Michael – thanks so much for being so wonderful to work with! Can’t wait for the big day. : )

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Ashley + Graham :: Engagement

Meet Ashley and Graham. They met when they were in FIRST GRADE. How amazing is that!?! I LOVE IT. I mean, if that isn’t about the coolest story of how two people met, I don’t know what is. So darn cute! I absolutely had so much fun photographing these two for their engagement photos. They were super easy and fun to work with and I couldn’t be more thrilled with how their photos turned out.

Ashley and Graham – thank you guys SO much from the bottom of my heart for choosing lil ol me! I can’t wait for the wedding! xo

I came across this spot, and pretty much died. Heeeavvvveeen on earth.

Ashley and Graham did a GREAT job with their outfit choices. This is a PERFECT way to dress for your shoot.

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  • Good grief, Courtney, what a divine set of images – I am in awe of what you do! The photogenic couple, the setting, the way you work the light…. this is just fantastic stuff. I love following your work!

  • this is marvelous!! Love love love it! :-)

  • Pure class, Courtney! Loved your view from there….

Emily + Scott :: Wedding

It was a beautiful day in New Orleans for a beautiful wedding between a beautiful couple.  You may remember Emily and Scott from their engagement photos I shot last fall. It was so wonderful being a part of capturing their memories on their big day. Everything happened so effortlessly and I am certain it was an evening they will remember forever.

Thank you Emily and Scott for allowing me the honor of photographing your wedding. xo

Emily’s beautiful Ramona Keveza dress was so perfect!

How fun are these cakes?!

Love the next four shots Deirdre captured of Emily preparing to walk down the aisle of the St. Louis Cathedral in the heart of New Orleans.

After the ceremony it was time to Second Line down the streets of New Orleans and head to the reception.

Groovy 7 was the band at their reception. I LOVE THIS BAND. By far one of the best I have ever seen/heard at a wedding. They can literally perform anything. No ipod needed!

Scott: “I need more cowbell!!”" –not gonna lie, my grooms are rad.

Congratulations Emily and Scott!!

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