Mikey + Claire



I was pumped when Claire and Mikey approached me to shoot their engagement photos. I knew they'd bring a lot of energy and fun to the shoot, and they did not disappoint. They claimed they were a little nervous, but just take a look. You really couldn't tell.

Our trip took us from Audubon Park in all its glorious green-ness and then over to the lakefront to close out one fun afternoon. Mother Nature was kind enough to gift us some beautiful light.

I can't wait to see what they have in store for their wedding day.

Mikey + Claire

Mikey + Claire

Mikey + Claire

Mikey + Claire

Mikey + Claire

Mikey + Claire

Mikey + Claire

Mikey + Claire

Mikey + Claire Engagement

Mikey + Claire

Mikey + Claire

Mikey + Claire

Dining at Mosca's Restaurant



Mosca's Restaurant is a decidedly old school restaurant with family-sized servings and an authentic Italian style.

But most importantly, it's tasty. Really, really tasty.

On the menu tonight -- Shrimp Mosca, Oyster Mosca and Chicken a La Grande. Three signature dishes that taste as good as they look.

Click here to learn more about Mosca's. It's a decent ride, but it's every bit worth it.

Chicken a La Grande at Mosca's Restaurant

Oysters Mosca at Mosca's Restaurant

Shrimp Mosca at Mosca's Restaurant

Shrimp Mosca at Mosca's Restaurant

Shrimp Mosca at Mosca's Restaurant

Kyle and Ashley


Threat of rain never hurt anybody!

Kyle and Ashley joined me for a trip through Gentilly and City Park to snap some pictures for their engagement -- congrats!! -- and though a big blob of clouds followed us around, these two still managed to look fantastic.

Here's to hoping a trip to Hangout Fest next weekend sees more sun!

Kyle and Ashley's Engagement

Kyle and Ashley's Engagement

Kyle and Ashley's Engagement

Kyle and Ashley's Engagement

Kyle and Ashley's Engagement

Kyle and Ashley's Engagement

Kyle and Ashley's Engagement

Kyle and Ashley's Engagement

Kyle and Ashley's Engagement

Kyle and Ashley's Engagement

Kevin and Caitlin


A couple of my long-time friends and favorite people, Kevin and Caitlin, took a trip with me to Vacherie to check out the stunning Oak Alley Plantation.

They're getting married next February, and each time I speak to Caitlin it seems like it's becoming more and more difficult for her to contain her excitement. You can tell from her smile -- she's ridiculously pumped for it.

I for one can't wait! So save the date, and all that.

Kevin and Caitlin

Kevin and Caitlin Engagement

Kevin and Caitlin Engagement Shoot

Kevin and Caitlin Engagement Shoot

Kevin and Caitlin Engagement Shoot

Kevin and Caitlin Engagement Shoot

Kevin and Caitlin Engagement Shoot

Kevin and Caitlin Engagement Shoot

Trey + Kellyn Wedding Teaser



Filming wedding days will usually be hectic, to say the least. And that's when you're only filming.

Saturday, though, I got the chance to do more than just direct the film for my best friend's wedding. I also got to stand beside him as the best man.

Trey's bride -- the ever-lovely Kellyn -- and I brainstormed a way that we could have our cake and eat it too, and with the help of photographers Greg Rhoades and Patrick Niddrie, we were able to work together to film the whole day while still letting me play such a big part in their wedding.

Here's a look at how that magical day got underway.

May 2, 2014
Venue: Magnolia Mansion
Music: Katie Herzig - "We're All in this Together"
Licensed through The Music Bed

Elizabeth and Danny


Liz and Danny are counting down the days until their wedding in September.

We took a trip a few blocks from their home for a stroll along the train tracks before heading to City Bark to see its lovely yellow flowers that are sprouting up all over the ground.

Sadie made sure to ham it up for the camera for good measure.

Save the date -- just five months until the wedding day!

Danny and Elizabeth

Danny and Elizabeth

Danny and Elizabeth Danny and Elizabeth

Danny and Elizabeth

Danny and Elizabeth

Danny and Elizabeth

Danny and Elizabeth

Danny and Elizabeth

Danny and Elizabeth

Danny and Elizabeth

Danny and Elizabeth

Zachary + Alida's Wedding Day



Zachary and Alida were blessed with clear skies and perfect weather for their wedding day at Race and Religious.

The venue ended up being perfect. Authentically antique, Race and Religious features a vintage New Orleans vibe with dancing under the stars and a long, sweeping pool in the middle. And no, fortunately no one fell in.

But aside from the scenery, what everyone came to see was the couple say their vows and begin a new life together. And as you can see from the video below, the love they share is plenty apparent.

March 29, 2014
Prep, Ceremony and Reception: Race and Religious
Song: Seryn - "So Within," "Untitled"
Licensed through The Music Bed

Zachary and Alida's Wedding Vows



"You've shown me the most unconditional love and how happy I can be. You are the love of my life and you have touched my soul in a way I never thought possible."

Zachary and Alida have been through a lot as a couple over the last eight years. They fell in love, spent years apart for school and then decided to build a family together.

As they read their vows to one another minutes before becoming husband and wife, it became clear how they were able to weather the rough times. These two share an unshakeable love.

Zachary + Alida's Wedding Teaser from Bower Productions on Vimeo.

March 29, 2014
Prep, Ceremony and Reception: Race and Religious
Song: Holly Maher - "Hiding Place"
Licensed through The Music Bed

Michael and Angelle's Wedding Day


It's hard to imagine a more beautiful wedding day for Angelle and Michael. Hosted at Southern Oaks Plantation, the ceremony had perfect weather for its night under the stars. Angelle rode to Michael's side on a horse-drawn carriage, and as they became husband and wife, fireworks launched into the air and confetti fell to the ground.

Angelle said she'd been dreaming of her wedding day since she was a little girl. With Michael by her side, that dream come true.

February 21, 2014
Prep: Royal Sonesta
Ceremony and Reception: Southern Oaks Plantation
Song: Les Enfants - "Celeste"
Licensed through The Music Bed

Michael and Angelle's Wedding Teaser


Last Thursday, the night before Michael and Angelle were married, the groom told a sweet story about realizing how his bride became his best friend.

Angelle's dad loved it -- "the best damn speech I've ever heard," he said -- and looking back at the day now, it's clear Angelle carried those words with her throughout their wedding day, with a smile spanning cheek to cheek.

Horse-drawn carriages, fireworks and a beautiful ceremony under the stars are coming up next for Michael and Angelle. Stay tuned.

February 21, 2014
Venue: Royal Sonesta
Song: Laura Veirs - "I Can See Your Tracks"
Licensed through Marmoset Music

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