Arusyak + Edward // New Orleans Board of Trade

It has been raining cats and dogs here for a few days but I'm still doing a little celebrating as this was my last session before a little early summer break. I can't wait to catch up on editing, blogging, and a few other work related things. I'm FINALLY back in my studio after sharing it with my Mom-in-Love for a living space while she waited for her apartment to be finished. I hardly know what to do with the space now that I have it. I'll be sure to share little snippets here and there as it starts to come together...or not. Life has a funny way of making the important things either happen faster than you intend or much, much slower than planned. Anywho, onto the photo goodies!

Every time I am connected with a couple through Weddings by Lulu I find myself surrounded by lots of laughs and of course, great style. Arusyak and Edward were no exception as we found ourselves cracking up at the New Orleans Board of Trade for most of the shoot. I think Arusyak giggled through 90% of the photo shoot and I absolutely love how much that translated to joyful imagery! Enjoy this little sneak peek and Happy almost Friday!

Kristin + James // Roosevelt Hotel • New Orleans

There is something peaceful about city rooftops. High above the hustle and bustle below it feels like you are free to sit still and soak in the moment. The rooftop of the Roosevelt Hotel is one of my absolute favorites in the city. Not only is it spacious and clean but I love the view of the nearby surrounding buildings. From top to bottom Kristin + James' wedding was full of class and elegant taste. I am still oohing and ahing over the intricate bead work on Kristin's dress and all of the beautiful flowers. ENJOY!

Venue: Roosevelt Hotel Rooftop & Blue Room
Flowers: Fat Cat Flowers
Chairs: Event Rental
Cake + Catering: Roosevelt Hotel
Dress: Sottero + Midgley // Purchased at Belle Saison Bridal
Hair + Makeup: Glam Nola // Candice Kennedy
Invitations: Minted.com // Opulent Boarder
DJ: Aaron Lane
Ceremony Musicians: Fine Arts Ensemble
Second Line Band: Kinfolk Brass Band

Laura + Cole // Il Mercato • New Orleans

Laura and Cole were effortlessly laid back and amazingly stylish. It was an incredible pleasure to photograph their big day at one of my most favorite venues in the city, Il Mercato. I hope you enjoy this stunner of a wedding. With Laura's gold sequined gown and Cole's custom made blue tuxedo, it's impossible not to. I absolutely LOVE the florals, especially the bouquets, by Pistil and Stamen.

Planner: It's Your Time Events

Getting Ready: Air BnB

Ceremony & Reception: Il Mercato

Florist: Pistil & Stamen

Music: The Essentials

WELCOME!

Hello! Welcome to my brand new blog. I ambitiously decided to build this website myself. It is a work in progress, one that I look forward to showing off bit by bit. Stay tuned for gorgeous weddings, happy couples, snuggly babies and lovely families. I hope you enjoy your time here and THANK YOU for your patience while I prepare all of the content from scratch. Hooray for a fresh start! In the meantime, if you'd like to see galleries of full weddings or other sessions just drop me a line on the contact page to gain access to all the pretty things.

Cheers!
Gabby