We’re excited to share Kimberly and Russ’s engagement session from Nottoway Plantation! Last year, we photographed Russ’s sister’s wedding. It’s always great to see familiar faces and celebrate with old friends again! Look for Kimberly’s amazing bridal session and the gorgeous wedding soon!
Q. Tell us about the proposal. We want all the details!
A. Last time we had talked about marriage was over a year ago so I didn’t know what was coming. One of the first big events when we started dating was going to all the endymion functions. His mom had passed away from cancer the year before and riding in the parade with his whole family was like a bonding experience for them and gave them something happy and fun to look forward to and get their mind off of it. I had never been to a mardi gras ball even though im from here so it was very exciting. His dad ended up being randomly picked as king of endymion one year. so this was really just a fun and great time of year for us and his family. His sister, Ashley Russo, also met her fiancé here. His family really thinks that all the good events happening at endymion was sort of like his mom’s way of looking after them. He proposed after riding in the endymion parade at the ball in the superdome with all of our friends and his family plus my little sister around.
When Brittanie booked us, she told us of her amazing idea to go all out for a Great Gatsby inspired engagement session. The images from this session were used for engagement party, which of course was also inspired by The Great Gatsby!
Needless to say, we couldn’t wait for this session. Heather and I met up with Brittanie and Gerard at Longue Vue Plantation for a fun afternoon. Editorial photo sessions are among our favorite!
Make-Up: Jacky Martinez
Hair: Bleu – a Blowdry Bar
Dress Designer: Mac Duggal from The Red Carpet
1920’s Head Dress: Batcakes Couture on Etsy
Jewelry: Badgley Mischka
Vintage Rolls Royce: A Regal Limousine Service
Suit: Brinkman’s Menswear
Giant Fringe Tassel Balloon: Shades of Pink Paper Boutique on Etsy
We are so excited for these two! Blake and his family are personal friends of ours, we’ve known them for a long time. The Tisons are a blessing to us and everyone that knows them. Long time followers may remember Blake’s sister’s wedding a few years back (Meagan and Ben)- shot by Heather. Heather will also be shooting Blake’s wedding later this year.
As you can tell, this is one special couple. We can’t wait to see where life takes the, and we are thrilled to be part of their very first chapter as husband and wife.
Enjoy their beautiful engagements taken in the heart of Kisatchie National Forest
So excited to get to spend the weekend with these two love birds celebrating their wedding day ! Let’s do this
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