Our lives are filled with magical moments that make up our unique stories, each one so easy to take for granted. That's why it's so important to capture every moment, big and small, in a way that will help you feel your memories for years to come.

Photographing weddings, birth and family in Baton Rouge and New Orleans Louisiana, I specialize in a documentary style with the sole purpose of creating images as unique as you are.

Come tell a story with me. You won't regret it.











Live Life Unscripted

for couples


for parents



I believe in moments - the big ones, and the in-between ones. I believe life is lived in those in-between spaces; in the stories told after one breath but before the next. Weddings. birth. family. they're all chapters in your unique story, just waiting to be told.

I'm a fierce believer in working hard, and earning trust. I live by the motto that it's better to be happy than dignified, would live on coffee and wedding cake if i could, and am forever honored to be trusted with my clients' stories.


You can find out even more about me--including learning all about my internet-famous dog--by clicking here: More Than You Probably Wanted to Know

Located in Gonzales, Louisiana, I photograph weddings, birth stories, and documentary family sessions in Ascension Parish, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans. I'd love to hear all about what the next chapter in your life looks like, so drop me a line!

You can contact me for details via the handy dandy contact link in the menu bar, or by clicking one of the following links:

Wedding Stories
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Words are not enough to express what a true joy it has been to work with Cyd over the past few years. She is SO MUCH FUN to be around and did an exceptional job of getting everyone where they needed to be, and when, to ensure our list of desired photos were taken care of. Later into the evening, she handed me a few polaroid shots of photos she had taken and I thought this was so sweet and thoughtful. She had a blog post of photos available to us online within two days after the event. Just looking through these photos alone - our family and friends, and Christopher and I, completely cried and laughed all over again. Happy tears, of course! I feel like it is easy for anyone to pick up a camera and snap photos, but Cyd goes above and beyond to capture every emotion and moment, big or small. There was not one detail that was missed from our wedding day. We will cherish and look back on our collection of photos forever. Simply put, if you're not booking Bayou Rose Photography to capture your event, you are doing it all wrong.

You're doing it all wrong!"

"Simply put, if you're not hiring Bayou Rose Photography,

Erin E.

Breathtaking. She is simply breathtaking! Pictures are worth so much, and Cyd made sure she captured them all. Knows exactly what she's doing and has such a unique eye for detail!! Made us feel very comfortable and is super funny/outgoing!



Kimberly C.

Cyd was great with my family for our Day in the life session. she captured so many beautiful real moments. My family loves seeing the images.

Loves seeing the images!"

"My Family

Jennifer V.

It was a true joy to have Cyd as our wedding photographer. I was a bit stressed when I contacted her, because our original photography plans fell through; and I was unsure how I would be able to book a photographer "last minute". From the first conversation I had with her, Cyd was extremely reassuring and helpful. In the time leading up to our wedding, she was a great resource in helping me to plan the events of the day. The day of our wedding, Cyd was a pro! She worked through rain, captured the joy of my cousin surprising me, and handled the crowd of our two large families. She captured the *sweetest* moments in our ceremony, and the "couple pictures" she took are amazing! All of the pictures from our day: bridal party, ceremony, families, set up, etc. are wonderful. I especially appreciate how Cyd captured not only the "scenery", but also the emotion of our day. The pictures truly show the memories that were made. And Cyd has a lovely personality, so she is extremely easy to work with! I would highly recommend her!

the emotion of our day!"

"Cyd captured not only the scenery, but also

Bethany B.

Cyd took my maternity pictures, and she photographed and videoed the birth of my baby. She made it feel natural while posing us for the maternity pictures, and even helped incorporate my fur baby in some pictures. And the day of delivery, she was professional while still making me feel comfortable with her in the room. She got some amazing unposed pictures that showed our true emotions. The images and video she captured for us will be treasured for a lifetime!

Treasured for a lifetime!"

"The images and video she captured for us will be

Holly C.

I could not be happier with my experience with Cyd as my birth photographer. I am so thankful that I have these beautiful photos to remember my birth and the first hours with our daughter. Besides the fact that the photos are beyond beautiful, she did such a great job being in the background during the birth yet capturing all the key moments. I would highly recommend you use Bayou Rose if you are looking for a birth photographer. I will treasure these memories forever.


"I will treasure these memories

Rebecca G.

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