New Orleans Wedding Photographer Michael Caswell
Based in southeast Louisiana, I was born and raised in this area, and have lived here my entire life. I'm proud to be a full-time wedding photographer, which enables me to devote the necessary time and attention to my clients both before and after the event in this heavily service-oriented business. I am also among the most experienced and skilled professional wedding photographers in New Orleans and the surrounding area, having documented around 500 marriage celebrations big and small over the past 12 years along with hundreds of portrait sessions and other event photography. Additional services I offer include:
- Engagement Portraits
- Bridal Portraits
- Rehearsal Dinners
- Marriage Proposals
- Vow Renewals
- Family Portraits
- Other Special Events
I shoot primarily with a photojournalistic, documentary-style approach, candidly and unobtrusively capturing the events and emotions naturally as they unfold, striving for stunningly beautiful images that tell the story of your day. I frequently hear from my brides and grooms after they view their photographs that they hardly remember even seeing me and are amazed that I was able to capture all those wonderful moments so discretely.
New Orleans wedding photographers get to work with a diverse range of clients at a wide variety of fascinating ceremony and reception venues with a tremendous amount of character, and unique southern traditions that you don't find in other parts of the country. I thoroughly appreciate being given the privilege of documenting so many of these amazing celebrations.
I have been voted "Best of The Knot" by New Orleans area brides and grooms for the past 4 years in a row, consistently receiving very positive reviews from my couples, and am a member of Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. Here are some of the wonderful compliments my clients in recent years have given me:
Thank you SO much for your amazing photography and incredible professionalism! Your photos are such a blessing and are a beautiful way to ensure our memories are forever preserved. We can't thank you enough! Merry Christmas!
— Keisha & Steve, Maison Dupuy Hotel, 2016
Thank you so much for being a very special part of our wedding! We appreciate you spending the day with us and capturing so many great moments! You were an absolute pleasure both before and throughout the whole wedding day. Thank you for being flexible with everything and really catering to all the crazy shots we requested! We're so glad we had you as our photographer! We can't wait to see the rest of the photos!
— Rita Ann & Lawrence, Holy Name of Jesus in New Orleans & Palmettos on the Bayou in Slidell, 2016
Thank you so much for your beautiful work. We couldn't be more pleased! We are so glad we chose you to capture our special day! Thank you again!
— Katy and Brantley, elopement in Algiers at the Courthouse & portrait session in the French Quarter, 2016
Arthur Hardy here, completely blown away at your photos of our son's wedding... Count me in if you need an endorsement or testimonial. Your work is superb and I will be happy to shout it from the rooftops.
— Arthur Hardy (father of groom), Beauregard-Keyes House, 2015
When I got our pictures back I was blown away by how beautiful they are and how Michael truly captured the spirit of our special day. This was a challenge with our giant wedding party. He was able to capture the fun of the day while preserving the beautiful memories. I highly recommend this talented and professional photographer!
— Julianne & Michael, Holy Name of Jesus Church & Southern Oaks Plantation, 2015
Thank you for all your help and working with us to make this special day magnificent! We appreciate your patience and all the time you spent with us! I am very grateful for all you've done to make our marriage ceremony the most beautiful day of our lives!
— Dawn & Todd, Bourbon Orleans Saint Ann Cottage, 2014
I can't stop looking through all of the pictures! You did such an amazing job and I am so thankful for all of your work. The pictures are beautiful and I just cannot thank you enough.
— Emily & Ryan, St. Louis Cathedral & Riverview Room in the Jax Brewery building, 2014
Michael is a dream come true in a photographer. As anyone who would probably read this review would know, wedding planning is stressful. Many just don't make the process easy or comfortable. Not Michael. He made every step of the way pleasant, was always understanding, friendly, and responsive, and couldn't have been a better photographer.
— Sarah & Cayman, Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church & Roosevelt Hotel Blue Room, 2014
Yesterday we gifted photos you had sent. We had them enlarged, framed and some canvased. When my mother in law, father, father in law, grandpa and grandma (we gave a lot!) opened their presents they were quiet and just stared with eyes watered. Your ability to capture a photo and take people back to that moment it happened is nothing short of amazing and for that I thank you.
— Nikki & Josh, Southern Oaks Plantation, 2014
I guess the best thing to say about Michael is that you couldn't really tell he was there. He wasn't 'directing' anything--but when I got my pics back, I couldn't believe how beautiful he captured the moment and I didn't even realize we were being photographed. I couldn't be more pleased and have recommended him to everyone I know getting married in New Orleans. Book Michael!
— Renee & Garrett, St. Louis Cathedral & Pat O's on the River in Jax Brewery, 2014
Thank you so much for being so easy to work with and photographing our wedding. Your work is one of a kind, and I cannot wait to see how everything turns out.
— Kim & Brandon, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 2013
We cannot say enough about your talent and style as a photographer! You were so kind, flexible, and fun to work with. I cannot wait to see the rest of the photos you captured, because the ones on the blog are just stunning! We will rave about you.
— Meghan & Billy, St. Stephen's Church & Rosy's Jazz Hall, 2012
Thank you Michael for going above and beyond on our wedding day! Our pictures are amazing and we are so blessed that we will have such great documentation of one of the best days of our lives! Thank you again!
— Lauren & Justin, Palmettos on the Bayou, Slidell, 2012
What beautiful pictures!! You’ve done such a wonderful job capturing the love and pure joy that we felt that night. Can’t wait to see the rest of them! Thank you for your great work!
— Emily & Scott, Board of Trade, 2010
Other Areas Served
I am available to document events across a widespread area in the Gulf South region with no travel fees. I regularly shoot in Mississippi and the Gulf Coast, and throughout other areas of Louisiana such as:
- Abita Springs
- Baton Rouge