I am a professional photographer based in southeast Louisiana. I was born and raised in in this area, and have lived here my entire life. I reside in Slidell, LA with my wife of almost 20 years and our four wonderful children. I regularly document events as well as bridal portraits, engagement portraits, marriage proposals, families, and senior portraits throughout the greater New Orleans area, Baton Rouge, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and beyond. I'm proud to be a full-time New Orleans wedding photographer, which enables me to devote the necessary time and attention to my clients in this heavily service-oriented business. I am also available for commercial and conference photography work as well as other special events.
I've had the opportunity to document a wide variety of marriage celebrations. I've photographed many traditional Catholic, Baptist, Episcopal, Lutheran, Presbyterian, and Jewish ceremonies, as well as countless nondenominational civil ceremonies. Additionally, I have experience with elaborate and intricate Indian/Hindu events, and I am perfectly comfortable photographing same-sex marriages. I've worked with an equally diverse range of venues and guest counts, from huge Catholic ceremonies at the historic Saint Louis Cathedral with hundreds of guests and opulent ballroom receptions, to intimate French Quarter courtyard gatherings, and I have a special package just for couples who wish to elope in this area or are having very small events that only require a few hours of photographic coverage. Though I've shot at most of the popular wedding venues in New Orleans and the surrounding area, with my extensive experience, working at new locations is not a problem.
I work primarily with a photojournalistic approach, documenting events naturally as they unfold, capturing beautiful images that tell the story of your day. I frequently hear from brides after they view their images that they hardly remember even seeing me and are amazed that I was able to capture all those wonderful moments so discretely.
There is no better place to get married than this city, and I thoroughly appreciate being given the privilege of documenting so many of these wonderful nuptial events. New Orleans wedding photographers get to work with a diverse range of clients at a wide variety of fascinating and character-laden ceremony and reception venues, with unique southern traditions that you don't find in other parts of the country. I've heard from brides and coordinators that invitations for New Orleans weddings typically receive a much higher than average percentage of positive RSVPs, and it's not difficult to understand why, as people are much more likely to be willing to carve some time out of their busy schedule to attend if they also get the added benefit of being able to visit this amazing city. Combined with the fact that this city is among the top destination wedding locations in the country, marriage celebrations here will often have many guests from out of town, which makes our unique traditions even more enjoyable to photograph... the only thing more fun than photographing a chaotically festive second line parade through the French Quarter is shooting one that consists mostly of guests who are not from this area and have never experienced anything like it!
I am available to photograph events across a widespread area in the Gulf South region with no travel fees. I regularly shoot on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain in Slidell, Mandeville, Covington, Madisonville, Abita Springs, and Hammond. I also have the pleasure of photographing weddings in Baton Rouge, as well as other parts of Louisiana such as Lafayette, Shreveport, and the various historic plantations that grace the banks of the Mississippi River west of New Orleans. I enjoy photographing events in Mississippi and have worked along the Gulf Coast as well as the inland areas of the state.