I am a wedding, portrait, and event photographer based in southeast Louisiana. I was born and raised in in this area, and have lived here my entire life. I currently reside in Slidell, LA with my wife of almost 20 years and our four wonderful children. I regularly photograph weddings and other events, as well as portraits throughout the greater New Orleans area, Baton Rouge, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and beyond.
There is no better place to get married than New Orleans, and I thoroughly appreciate being given the privilege of documenting so many of these wonderful events. What I enjoy most about photographing weddings here is that I get to work with such a diverse range of clients at a seemingly uncountable number of fascinating and character-laden ceremony and reception venues, with some unique southern wedding traditions that you don't find in other parts of the country. I've been told that New Orleans weddings typically receive a much higher than average positive RSVP percentage, and it's not hard to understand why... people are much more likely to be willing to carve some time out of their busy schedule to attend a wedding if they also get the benefit of being able to visit this amazing city. Combined with the fact that New Orleans is among the top destination wedding cities 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.
We have some amazing wedding venues here, some polished and refined, others quirky and unusual. Some of my favorites include The Chicory, Southern Oaks Plantation, The Conti Wax Museum, The Elms Mansion, and Latrobes. Rosy's Jazz Hall and the House of Blues are great choices as well (both feature large stages), and there are also numerous beautiful courtyards in the French Quarter ideally suited for weddings, such as Hotel Mazarin, the Pharmacy Museum, the Hermann-Grima House, and the Maison Dupuy. And if a spacious and elegant ballroom is what you have in mind, the Omni Royal Orleans, Royal Sonesta, and Hotel Monteleone are just a few of the options.
Being based in Slidell LA, just a few minutes from Mississippi, I am convenient to weddings and portraits in Bay St. Louis, Diamondhead, Gulfport, Biloxi, and Ocean Springs. I've also photographed events in other parts of Mississippi, such as Jackson, Picayune, and Hattiesburg, as well as in Pensacola Florida. Some of the venues I've shot at include the yacht clubs along the Gulf Coast, as well as dedicated event spaces such as 511 Palafox, the Slavonian Lodge, and Grass Lawn.
I always enjoy photographing weddings at the wonderful and scenic venues we have on this side of the lake, such as Palmettos on the Bayou in Slidell, Maison Lafitte and the Fleur de Lis Center in Mandeville, Annadele's Planation in Covington, and the Historic Michabelle Inn in Hammond.
I've also photographed numerous events and portraits in other parts of Louisiana, including Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport, as well as the various beautiful plantations along the Mississippi River, such as Ormond Plantation in Destrehan, San Francisco Plantation in Garyville, and Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie. Each of these areas has its own unique look and feel, and I love the diversity of being able to document weddings at such a wide range of distinctive venues across our state.