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:

  • Elopements
  • 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 and videographers 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 believe a big part of why I've been successful in this craft is that I genuinely like doing it, and greet each and every wedding with enthusiasm and a personal desire to capture beautiful images that my couples will treasure. It's not by any means an easy or stress-free job, but I enjoy every aspect of it, from discussing plans and logistics with brides and grooms, working with them on engagement portraits and bridal portraits, getting ready for and shooting the big day itself, and the post-processing work that takes place afterward. I get a deep sense of fulfillment from creating images that I know my couples and their families, both present and future, will cherish forever. And, of course, I love the joy my couples express when they see the pictures I captured.

I've had the opportunity to document a wide variety of marriage celebrations. In addition to countless nondenominational civil marriage ceremonies in French Quarter and Garden District courtyards, elegant hotels, beautiful parks, private homes, country clubs, and other event venues, I've photographed many traditional religious ceremonies, including Catholic, Baptist, Episcopal, Lutheran, Presbyterian, and Jewish, as well as elaborate and intricate Indian/Hindu events. I've worked with an equally diverse range of venues and guest counts, from a huge ceremony at a majestic and historic church followed by an opulent and extravagant ballroom reception with hundreds of guests, to an intimate and magical French Quarter courtyard gathering with only a few dozen close friends and family in attendance. Having photographed at most of the popular venues for weddings in New Orleans and the surrounding area, I have extensive experience working at a wide variety of locations and conditions.

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:

  • Slidell
  • Mandeville
  • Covington
  • Madisonville
  • Abita Springs
  • Hammond
  • Metairie
  • Houma
  • Raceland
  • Baton Rouge
  • Lafayette