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They met in Kindergarten… yes, Kindergarten. But it wasn’t until they were adults, that they became best friends and then lovers. I LOVE THAT. They have known each other almost their whole lives and long before they knew it, they were meant to be. Soulmates. Jennifer and Adam are truly the sweetest couple ever. I will never forget when they first came to my studio to meet me. It was so easy talking to them and I absolutely loved the aura they carried. Their kind hearts shined through their smiles and I was just so beyond thrilled to have the honor of becoming their photographer. They explained to me that they were planning to have a very small, intimate wedding with only close friends and family. I knew I was going to love every moment of their wedding day, and I was right. It was PERFECT. Yes, the weather was perfect, the venue was magical, but it was the love between the couple that made it perfection. Just the little looks they would give each other, or the forehead kisses Adam would softly place on Jennifer. Just the little moments in between the moments made it truly inspiring. I could keep writing about them, but I will let the pictures do the story telling.

Jennifer and Adam: Words could never really express how much I adore you two. And how grateful I am to have been a part of this special time in your lives. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. xo

Adam and Jennifer made the very wise decision to see each other before the ceremony. This is not only a beautifully intimate moment between the couple, but gives them time to see each other without anyone else around. A wedding day is very fast paced, hectic and you never really have an alone moment together if you don’t do a FL.

I can’t say it enough… a First Look is one of the best decisions you could possibly make for your wedding day. Oh and hiring me of course! Duh!! ; )

Jennifer surprised Adam with a boudoir album she had done at my studio The Boudoir Vixen. He loved it of course.

The First Look also gives us SO much more time to take SO many more photos.

Their incredibly sweet daughter Morgan was there to be a part of their day.

I just love all of the photos with her!

Ceremony time!

I love this. Morgan waving to her mom as she walks down the aisle.

Love love love.

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  • YOU ARE AMAZING!

  • Lisa P.

    Beautiful – both the images and the couple and their daughter.

  • WOW. This is the perfect wedding. The gown, venue, couple… PERFECTO! And I LOVE the trees down there! I need a destination wedding from NJ to Louisiana (that’s where this was, right?)! Oh Courtney, how awesome you are.

I had never been to Boston but had always wanted to go. I was so excited that the perfect excuse finally came up when my clients who live there needed their engagement photos done. YES! We planned to do it in the fall for beautiful colors and weather and I couldn’t have been more thrilled to make the trip up. I absolutely loved exploring Boston and getting to know Linda and Mark. Their big day is in the Spring in Houston and I am beyond excited to photograph this lovely couple while they say I do in front of their friends and family. When I arrived at their house, they had cupcakes waiting for me. UMMM YES PLEASE. We walked around Boston, hopped on the train to go to the park, and had a wonderful time in a wonderful city.

Linda & Mark – thank you so much for everything. I honestly am so excited to be a part of your story and can’t wait to see you again soon!

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Clayton walked into Heidi’s office one day. She asked the receptionist that worked there, “who is that?!” and fell down on the couch completely enamored by his stunning good looks! Yes it’s true. She was overwhelmed with his charm and handsome face but it wasn’t until 6 years later that fate would have the doors open for them to begin dating. And the rest is history. This classy couple from Louisiana has been all over the world together, including a honeymoon in Europe. They’ve lived in NYC together and now reside in San Fransisco. It has been so much fun getting to know them and it was a honor to be a part of their story.

Heidi + Clayton: Thank you so much for everything!! You have been such a pleasure to work with and I enjoyed every moment. I wish the best to you in everything you do. xo

It was a very rainy day but that didn’t change Heidi or Clayton’s excitement to begin their lives together as Mr. & Mrs.

Heidi and Clayton decided to see each other before the big moment, a little moment I call the First Look. As you may know, I am a huge fan of this. It’s a beautifully intimate moment between bride and groom that they don’t get otherwise.

The First Look also gives us extra time to be able to take more portraits instead of being rushed off to the reception.

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  • Lisa P.

    Beautiful images and couple!

They met 6 years ago, and it just clicked. He saw her in class one day and clearly just couldn’t get her pretty face out of his mind. ; ) Kristen and Travis are so nice. Truly a genuinely kind couple and it has been a pleasure getting to know them both as they prepare for their big day next Spring. We met in New Orleans to shoot their engagement photos and I absolutely love what we got. The weather was beyond perfect – I only wish every day was as pretty!!

Kristen and Travis – Thank you for everything. Mostly for trusting me. I am looking forward to the wedding!!

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  • Oh my, Courtney you have done an awesome job. The angles and things that you purposely leave in your photos while others intentionally leave them out is really natural instinct. I lLOVE all the pics of this great looking couple. can’t wait to see more!!!

  • Such a sweet couple. I love the lighting and the location…just perfect

It was the most beautiful day outside. You could feel fall slowly approaching. And I was thrilled to be able to meet up with Blake and Astrid to shoot their engagement photos. I had photographed Astrid’s bridals a couple of days before so needless to say Astrid and I got to see a lot of each other that week! : ) I am so excited that fall is here and the cool weather is hopefully here to stay. You just never know with Louisiana though!

Astrid and Blake met in veterinary school and the rest is pretty much history. I love that they are both vets! And what an adorable way to meet. They compliment each other so well and it was so much fun getting to interact with them both as a couple. I look forward to the big day coming up soon!!

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You may remember this adorable couple I photographed in Houston earlier this summer. They met in high school and realized it was a match made in Heaven. This amazing couple has traveled all over the world together, creating memories and having adventures together which is something I just LOVE! They were married in Louisiana this summer and the wedding was nothing short of beautiful bliss. It was an honor to be a part of this joyous occasion.

Tiffany + Taylor: Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your special memories. It was so much fun getting to know you and your family!

Tiffany and Taylor decided to see each other before the ceremony. Also know as the First Look. Which as you probably know by now, I LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

There were quite some characteristic groomsmen in this bridal party. “Take my picture! Look at me!”

 

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Absolutely ADORE every single detail of Anika and Josh’s wedding. The soft vintage, ruffly feel is one of my favorite looks for a wedding. Anika has fabulous style and taste and because of this she hired some of the best vendors in the New Orleans area to be able to put together her dream wedding. You may remember this beautiful couple from their engagement session a few months ago.  I have been so excited to see what Anika dreamed up for her wedding day after getting to know her a little. And she did not disappoint. Merideth of Belle Soiree executed Anika’s vision flawlessly. She created a wedding that not only looked stunning, but transitioned perfectly. Merideth is one of the best wedding planners I have ever worked with, it was a true joy to see her work come to life. Bella Bloom Florals was there to create a floral dream for their wedding. I have worked with Bella Blooms a few times now and their works never ceases to blow my mind. Truly talented florist team. It was an honor to be a part of such an amazing team and amazing wedding for Anika and Joshua. I am super proud of what we were all able to create for this beautiful couple.

Anika + Josh: Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your magical day. It was an honor and I hope you love the photos as much as I do. xo

Absolutely LOVE Anika’s gown.

Flower purses for the flower girls by Bella Blooms – ADORABLE.

Cutest flower girl dresses and shoes I have ever seen.

The Chicory could not have been more perfect of a location for this wedding. I LOVED shooting here. One of my favorite venues in New Orleans.

Flower chandelier by Bella Blooms! STUNNING.

This adorable set up is by the fabulous Mrs. Vintage.

LOVE THIS CAKE. By Melissa’s Fine Pastries.

During the ceremony, Anika and Joshua planned on surprising their two daughter with little tiny rings they got for them. The ringbearer would be carrying them in this super cute nest.

Anika and Joshua were uber wise in choosing to do a First Look and see each other before the ceremony. This allowed them to have some private time without any guests, or their children around.

The end to a beautiful night!!!

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