I'm a Wedding and Portrait Photographer based in the Acadiana Area. I
photographed my first wedding in 2003. I can't believe it's already been an entire decade! I've had the pleasure of working with so many amazing
brides, and watching their families grow over the years.
I've also had
the opportunity to work with the most talented vendors you'll find in South Louisiana, and below you will find a list of my client's favorite vendors.
You can read the FAQ's below so you'll know a little more about what to expect. And if you have any questions, drop me a message. I look forward to talking with you!
WHAT ARE YOUR RATES?
Wedding Coverage begins at $3000. Bridal and Engagement Sessions are available as add-ons or by themselves if I'm unavailable for your wedding day. Please contact me for the full price list.
WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?
If you’ve been shopping around, you’ve probably heard many different names being thrown out there, such as traditional, documentary, photojournalism, editorial, etc. Hopefully you understand the differences between these styles and how they will apply to the flow of your day. But keep in mind that most photographers don’t always fit into one category. Every photographer has their own eye and their personal style may be a blend of popular styles. For me, I love to tell the story of the day through my photography, so the majority of my images would be considered more of a documentary or photojournalism style, but I also love to shoot editorial style portraits for the couples who want to fit portrait time into their schedule before the ceremony, and of course a splash of the traditional “must have” formals.
DO YOU TRAVEL?
Right now I am only accepting weddings in the acadiana area. I do accept a limited number of portrait sessions for brides who’s weddings i can’t be available for, so if you still want your bridal and engagement portraits with me, contact me to reserve a portrait date for you.
WHAT DO I GET WITH MY WEDDING COVERAGE?
All wedding coverage comes with the high resolution files that have been edited already for you, a proof book that features all your images and their file names to keep you organized, and a web gallery so you can share your images with anyone you choose instantly, and they will have the option to purchase any of their favorite images from their own computer!
IS THERE A WAY TO SHOOT STYLISH MODERN PORTRAITS OF US ON THE WEDDING DAY, SOMETHING DIFFERENT FROM THE TRADITIONAL FORMALS?
Some couples choose to see each other before the ceremony which allows us the time to spend on an amazing portrait session that you normally wouldn’t have time for between the ceremony and reception. If portraits are important to you then i highly encourage seeing each other in advance of the ceremony. Other advantages of seeing each other before the ceremony include getting all the formals done early so you can go strait to the reception after the ceremony, taking advantage of daylight for better images, and relaxed nerves!
WILL YOU SHOOT FORMALS FOR US?
My typical wedding client is more interested in shooting their “real”
wedding story rather than spending an hour or two on traditional
formals. But I do feel that formals are a very important part of the
wedding photography, as long as they aren’t holding up the reception of
course! I shoot the “must have” formals which consist of the wedding
party and the immediate family of the bride and groom. The whole thing
is done in about 20 minutes or less.
If you’ve come up with a long list of formals, then my style of wedding coverage may not be for you and I’ll be happy to recommend some great photographers who will be a better fit for your needs.
CAN YOU PENCIL ME IT WHILE I DECIDE?
I do not hold dates or pencil in dates without a contract or retainer. The date is always available to anyone at anytime until it is booked. However, if you schedule a meeting to discuss your date, i will put your date in pending status for up to one week while we wait for the meeting.
IS A DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO BOOK MY DATE? WHEN ARE INSTALLMENTS DUE?
1/3 of the total cost is required as a retainer to hold the date. A retainer is a non refundable deposit, so if you cancel it will not be returned. The retainer is paying me to turn down other brides who may have wanted to book the same date. Your second 1/3 is due 2 months before the wedding and your final 1/3 is due one month before the wedding.
I’M READY TO BOOK. HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Use the contact link to find out if I’m available and if so, we will set up a meeting to talk more about your big day. You will then have the option to book your date.
I've had the opportunity to work with so many amazing vendors. If
you're still shopping around for certain vendors for your wedding, but
not sure where to look, here is a list of some of the most highly recommended vendors straight from my brides. This is not a random listing of vendors, this is a "best of" list created by my clients' recommendations.
Hair and Makeup
*Madeline @ Joie de Vivre Salon & Spa - 806 Johnston St; a block passed Jefferson st. 337-534-4985
*Either Wanda or Sam @ Mac - Located in Dillards (337) 988-5151. Very talented and both have provided me with flawless faces to shoot.
*KiKi's Consulting - Very talented and professional. For both hair and makeup.
*Focus Productions - Jon is as pleasant to work with as he is talented! He's known to light up a room with his infectious personality, and his videos are cinematic works of art.
*Terry Taravella (Studio Vieux Carre)
*Melissa Bijeaux - Melissa's attention to detail and ability to conduct the show is top notch. (337) 234-4609
*Anne Bergeron (Jolie Mariee Weddings by Anne)
*Flowers Etc - (337) 234-4609
*Sweet Southern Ladies (aka Two Sweet Sisters) - So very talented, they blow me away with every creation.
*Crystal Weddings - Beautiful Luxurious Cake Design.
*Souled Out - Great Music, Great Energy, Love this Band! Don't be shocked if they end up on the dance floor with you!
*Krossfyre - One of the most entertaining and talented bands in the business. Great performers who always pack the dance floor.
*Mojeaux - Extreemly talented! Great song selections. Very highly recommended!
*Sammy Holbrook | Acadiana Entertainment - This is one talented guy. More than just someone who spins tunes, he has great personality and has been known to perform as well.
*Rev Dan - Always a pleasure to work with, he's very relaxed and professional. He's at nearly every one of my outdoor weddings.
*Chef Bobby and Dot - 337-643-1144
*Andy Boagni- Zea - 337-406-0013
*Russell’s Catering - (337) 754-7147 (wow!)
*iMonelli's Restaurant - Brian Blanchard - 337-989-9291