Last weekend was a BLAST!
It was a double weekend like most weekends in the Spring and Fall for wedding photographers. We had so many fun at both weddings both Friday and Saturday. Leah and I worked the Friday wedding for Charly and Nick at LSU AG Botanical Gardens and it was FUN FUN! Kymber and I worked the Saturday wedding that was in Hammond at La Masionbella. It was a darling little venue off of Holly Street in Hammond. It was literally a perfect little wedding day packed with all the essentials of sweet families, little old grandma’s and beautiful fall wedding weather!
And they certainly will live happily ever after with everything in between!!
Hey there Ladies and Gents!!
Just wanted to post some of the highlights from the passed weekend… so many beautiful images about to be edited from Lauren and Andrew Boyce at White Oak Plantation and then Katie and Ian’s wedding at Ashley Manor.
It is always special when the couple COMPLETELY and 100% trusts me for their wedding day photography. I think of it this way, you go to a fancy steak house because you know they will serve you the best cuts of meat cooked perfectly and that’s what you want in your wedding photography. Someone who knows exactly what they are doing and can serve you the best of the best from your wedding day experience. I say all this to say, trust who you hire and LOVE who you hire because you get married one time.
And for sweet Nick and Charly’s wedding at LSU Botanical Gardens for the win!! So many gorgeous moments, so many beautiful memories made.
Whether it’s called lifestyle photography, candid photography or just “don’t look at the camera” style… haha… it’s definitely my kind style. So I wanted to share a little bit about the whole idea and style to see if it would be a good fit for you and your soon to be spouse.
Thoughts on Love.
"Being in love is a good thing, but it’s not the best thing. There are many things below it, but there are also things ABOVE it. You cannot make it the basis of a whole life. It’s a noble feeling, but it is still a feeling. Now no feeling can be relied on to last in it’s full intensity, or ever to last at all. Knowledge can last, principles can last, habits can last but feelings come and go. 💙
And in fact, whatever people say, the state called ‘being in love’ usually does not last. If the old fairy-tale ending “they lived happily ever after” is taken to mean, “They felt for the next fifty years exactly as they felt the day before they were married, “then it says what probably never was nor ever would be true, and would be highly undesirable if it were. Who could bear the live in that excitement for even 5 years? What would become of your work, your appetite, your sleep, your friendships? 🤔
But, of course, ceasing to be “in love” need not mean ceasing TO LOVE. Love in this second sense- love as distinct from being in love- to merely a feeling. It is a deep unity, maintained by the will and deliberately strengthened by habit; reinforced by the grace which both partners ask, and receive, from God. 🙌🏽
They can have this love for each other even at those moments when they do not like each other; as you love yourself even when you do not life yourself. They can retain this love even when each would easily, if they allowed themselves, be “in love” with someone else. “Being in love” first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise. It is in this love that the engine of marriage is run: being in love was the explosion that started it all."