Published Work Engagements

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Brittney and Joshua’s New Orleans City Park Engagement Portrait Session

Brittney and Joshua are getting married in New Orleans this Friday, and I can’t wait! These two lovebirds are such a joy to work with. I know this celebration will be a blast for everyone.  Enjoy a few images from their New Orleans City Park engagement portrait session.

Here’s a little more of their story in their own words:

Q. Where did you go on your first date?

A. Bin 77 in Perkins Rowe

Q. Tell us about the proposal. We want all the details!

A. We had a family trip planned with the Davidsons to go to Mackinac Island in Michigan this summer. When we arrived at the Grand Hotel, our room was actually the Jaqueline Kennedy suite. This hotel has the biggest front porch in the country on an island where no vehicles are allowed. After changing for tea, we went down to the front porch to take pictures and wait on Josh’s parents to arrive. As we were walking hand in hand on the porch he told me that he always wanted to propose but that he wanted to wait until the moment was perfect. We got to the edge of the porch overlooking the island and all of the beautiful flowers and he said he had a few surprises for me. First, he said he wanted to spend his life with me. He pulled out a box, got down on one knee, and said my full name and asked me to be his wife! Through tears, I shook my head yes and saw my second surprise… The exact ring that brought me to tears a few months before when we first started searching for rings…. But was twice his budget. I reached for my love and he stood up to give me a big hug and as he went to tell me that I had a third surprise, I saw both of our parents standing over his shoulder. He surprised me with family being there to see the entire thing and celebrate with us. In addition, his sister Kelsey and her boyfriend Spencer took amazing photos of the entire thing. It was the most magical day of my life. We followed the afternoon with a fancy 5 course dinner with our families.

Q. Favorite things to do together.

A. Walk our two schnauzers, travel, cook dinner together, get addicted to a tv series and finish it as quickly as possible, going to church

Q. What is your favorite spot to grab grub together?

A. Louisiana Lagniappe

Q. If you are into sports, name some of your favorite teams.

A. Brittney – LSU (especially football) season tickets every year

Josh- University of Michigan sports, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings He also worships Jim Harbaugh

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Brittney and Joshua’s New Orleans City Park Engagement Portrait Session
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Jessica and Brandon’s couple’s portraits at Fontainebleau State Park

Jessica and Brandon’s couple’s portraits at Fontainebleau State Park.

How did you meet and how long have you been together ?
A. In October of 2013, I went to One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans to watch a band, named West Without, that was from my hometown. Brandon went to the same bar with some friends who knew the guitarist. As Brandon said, “we locked eyes across the dance floor.” Later in the night, I ended up being introduced to Brandon and his group of friends. After we met, we talked a little. It is not so easy to have a quality conversation with live music blaring loudly. I did not know it at the time but Brandon said that his friend was trying to get my number that night but was too scared. So, Brandon and his oh so charming presence was able to get my number. It is absolutely crazy that that night started our story. I honestly did not think that we would ever really talk or meet up again after that night. You always hear that you should never meet a guy in a bar. Well, I think that if you are both there for good reasons, such as listening to a band, then that demonstrates that you have some similar likes. So, we defy the norm and say, if it was meant to be, it was meant to be.. even if it started in a bar!

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Do you have a special song together?

A. “Wherever you will go” by Charlene Soraia

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Tell us about the proposal. We want all the details!

A. For months, we planned on going to New York during Christmas because this was the only time that Brandon had time off from work. We booked the tickets and was set to leave on Christmas Eve. Prior to this date, one evening, Brandon and I went to Metairie to go to Whole Foods because we always enjoy going to Whole Foods. However, when we arrived, he parked really far away and more towards Jared’s Galleria of Jewelry. I didn’t think much of it because he sometimes likes to park really far away. However, he took me into Jared’s and told the employees that we were there to look at engagement rings. I was so uncomfortable and did not even like to hear the words “engagement” or “rings.” I was pretty scared. However, Brandon talked me through it, like he always does. We went to a few other places on different occasions and I ended up finding a ring that I loved. The sales lady asked him about purchasing it but he said that he was not ready yet. I was not expecting to be engaged any time soon. Three months pass and we on en route to NYC! I had no thought in my mind that I would come home with a beautiful ring and a fiancé. We arrived to our hotel at about 12:30 am Christmas morning. Our hotel was very close to Times Square so we decided to walk out and just take a look. There was not much going on, it looked dirty, and we were tired. So, after taking a few pictures, we went in for the night. When we got back from our trip, Brandon told me that he really wanted to propose to me right then, but decided that it wasn’t a good time because we were both really tired.

I had our whole trip planned out. I even made an itinerary. On Christmas day, I had a lot of fun things strategically planned out. We were going to see a few things in Times Square, visit Bryant Park, then go ice skating in Central Park. All throughout the day, it seemed as if Brandon was rushing. I kept trying to look at everything and he didn’t seem to want to look at anything! This kind of made me mad! Finally, we made it to Central Park. I was very excited to be there because I knew how beautiful it would be. We began walking throughout the park and man, did it meet my expectations. Just as I was thinking how much nature’s beauty surprises me, Brandon decides to start telling me all these wonderful things about me. He stopped walking as well. This moment very much had a “proposal feel.” So, I said, “Brandon, stop. Brandon, what are you doing?! *tears*” Then, my prince charming got down on one knee, amidst the stunning Central Park, and asked me to be his wife. He said that I was crying, said “are you serious”, then the tears sucked right back up. And, per Brandon, when he said yes, the tears flowed back down my face. It was pretty unexpected and I could then see why he was rushing through the whole day. He could not wait for this and he said that he felt much better when the ring didn’t have to be in his possession! Also, when it was over, he told me about his travels with an expensive ring. I asked him how many times he checked his jacket pocket to make sure it was still there. He said that he couldn’t even tell me. He also told me that while we were going through security at the airport, he was terrified that the ring would set off an alarm and they would take it out of his bag and I would see it. He said that he wrote a note on the ring box that said, “This is an engagement ring. Please be discreet!” He is a trip. Haha

Do you have a passion (besides your love of course) tell us about it!

A. Brandon’s passion is growing Wasabi. It is an extremely difficult process to grow this crop in Louisiana. However, after many long hours and much thinking, Brandon had figured out a way to do it. It is still a work in progress but he is so very determined and motivated to accomplish it. That is one of the things that I love the most about him. He has passion in anything that he does. I feel like he is successful in anything that he does because he does have the passion and motivation to accomplish anything he wants. He is truly inspiring in that sense. As for me, I have a passion for health and fitness. I think that health and fitness are the vital components of a happy life. I try to spread my knowledge and skills to anyone I can. As a nurse, I try to lead by example.

 

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Jessica and Brandon’s couple’s portraits at Fontainebleau State Park
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Kasie and Jason’s engagement session in New Orleans

We’ll just leave their proposal story here, it will explain everything you need to know about some of the images below.   We hope you love them mufa-lotta!

Tell us about the proposal ! 

Kasie is a huge fan of muffalettas. One night I asked her how much she loved me and she said, “I love you more than muffalettas.” She claims she never said such a thing haha Regardless, I decided I wanted to keep the engagement a surprise and I came up with the idea to include a muffaletta.

On the day of the proposal, we took a trip down to the Quarter, grabbed a couple of muffalettas from Central Grocery, then walked over to the levy and sat on the banks of the Mississippi to enjoy the weather and enjoy the sandwiches.

After a few minutes, I asked her if she remembered when she said she loved me more than a muffaletta. She said no…I assured he she did. She said she wasn’t sure haha I said, “Well, I feel like you would marry a muffaletta if you could.” She replied that she most definitely would. That’s when I pulled out the ring and asked if she’d marry me instead. And here we are!

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Kasie and Jason’s engagement session in New Orleans
  1. Lindsey Warren: I love all of these pictures a Muffu-Lotta!!! I'm so so happy for these two! It's so wonderful to see how in love they are and I can't wait to be a part of their special day! #SheridanWedding January 19, 2016 at 12:19 pm
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Jenny and Curtis’s Engagements at The Saint

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Jenny and Curtis’s Engagements at The Saint
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Brittanie and Gerard’s engagement portraits in New Orleans

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Brittanie and Gerard’s engagement portraits in New Orleans
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