There just aren’t enough words in the English language to express how much I loved every single second of this New Orleans wedding at The Crossing.
I talk a lot about how important it is to me, to work with “my people.” When you’re getting married and choosing a wedding photographer, it is essential that you have a genuine connection–flowing both ways!
When a couple trusts their photographer, and that photographer KNOWS that they are trusted implicitly with such BIG MOMENTS in that couple’s lives…
Well…magic happens. That’s what.
This wedding, friends, is evidence of that.
When Hilz contacted me months and MONTHS ago about photographing her wedding with Amber, and told me how much she loved my work…not gonna lie. I was pretty damned flattered.
More important to me than flattery, though, is trust. That’s what meant the most to me–that these two connected with my work, and just knew that we were going to make amazing photos together on this day.
They trusted me enough to dive headlong into this amazing, incredible, memorable, CRAZY day with me…and just lived their story.
No checking timelines, no watching the clock, no stress about what was “expected”. They just breathed each other in, soaked in the joy with their loved ones, and got married to the loves of their lives.
That’s what weddings are about, at the end of the day. The moments – the in-betweens.
The glances made when you think someone isn’t looking.
The love that fills your eyes when you know they ARE.
Realizing that it’s not just a “day”…it’s your story. This makes for the very best photos, ever.
Gay weddings are–let’s face it–pretty much always kick-ass. And gay weddings in New Orleans, with this crew?!
Holy cow, my head was on the verge of explosion pretty much all night long.
Hilz and Amber owned this day. Everyone and everything was beautiful, there was a surprise elevator first look, their crew surrounded them with love and support…
And the night ended with A SECOND LINE WITH PRIDE FLAGS AS HANDKERCHIEFS.
As awesome as those handkerchiefs were, though…
That wall of happy folks waving them at two of the most incredible people I’ve had the good fortune to photograph is what made that magic sparkle extra hard.
[BRB, crying again]
Check out a few of my very favorite moments from this incredible day! And thanks to the vendors who helped make it all happen:
Venue: The Crossing
DJ: Geaux Live DJ
Florist: Beth’s Flowers
Hair and makeup: Dazzle Doll Salon & Glam Bar
Gay pride flags as second line handkerchiefs? Rainbow second-line umbrellas? YES PLEASE THANK YOU.
Looking for kick-ass gay wedding photography in New Orleans? Wanna get married at The Crossing? Holla at ya girl!