Mandeville, Louisiana Engagement Session

Congratulations to Carly + Sam! 

I don't even want to remember precisely when this session was because it was too many weeks ago!! Natty has been down for the count with my first trimester so this is later than I would prefer but it was too terribly perfect for me not to share! 

The couple was referred from another friend whose wedding I shot last fall. That couple also was a joy to photograph and their friends were no disappointment. 

I always say that the backdrops do not even matter as long as the couple has their mojo. And there is nothing truer that I have found.

Carly and Sam have mojo for all the world! 

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When we talked about photos it was mainly in reference to the clothing choices but man did they bring so much more than their fashion to the shoot! Carly is like a magnet! You just wanted to hang out with her and it made it terribly easy to capture their relationship and personalities. A complete joy to work with!  

The two were a perfect match. Both engineer brains and fancy great looks! They complimented one another without even trying- Carly keeping Sam laughing and Sam keeping Carly reminded that she was on a photoshoot :) 

It was perfect. We went to Mandeville, where they both have family and roots, and were able to complete our whole session at Fountainbleu State Park by the waterfront and towards the back by the oaks. The morning was as freezing as January gets for Louisiana and it was so perfectly overcast it allowed for a terribly dreamy morning for photographing. 

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Do you see that face?! I want to bottle that goodness up!! I felt more as if I was at a party with the two instead of photographing them. 

They let me do my artsy shots as well! I am a sucker for a lovely silhouette. 

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 I had the thought when we were heading to the oak tree area that we should not do the typical shots for couples. Carly said no piggyback rides and I immediately smiled knowing they would look perfect for a shoulder ride and she grinned ear to ear in complete satisfaction! 

Sam was such a trooper and we got some gorgeous things. Who doesn't love Louisiana oak tree groves and shoulder rides on their fianc√©. Precisely! 

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I was as smitten with their images as I believe they were! 

Picture magic happens with couple mojo!