I met up with Sarah and Randall before dawn in Natchitoches. It was still very dark outside when we made our way to Longleaf Vista in Kisatchie National Forest. We timed it perfectly, though, because as soon as we got to the location the sun was peeking above the treeline. I adore Kisatchie. It's incredibly gorgeous all the time, and it was so peaceful during this sunrise photo shoot.
Congratulations and best wishes, y'all!
I met up with Essie and Brandon on the banks of Chaplain's Lake on the gorgeous Northwestern State University campus in Natchitoches, Louisiana. They'll be married this spring.
Their personalities are both so sweet and funny, driven and dedicated, it's easy to see why they work so well together.
Essie's soft pink maxi dress was a beautiful contrasting color to Brandon's blue button-down. Her makeup was gorgeous, soft and refined, perfect to show off her gorgeous cheekbones.
Brandon and Essie, congratulations and best wishes on your upcoming marriage!
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I've known Timothy for years. We both went to Lakeview Junior-Senior High School and were in the band for many years. I was happy to hear that he was engaged to Kandice and that they were looking to have engagement portraits made. We met up in Natchitoches and started at Beau Jardin. While dancing and laughing, we moved from Beau Jardin to the Roque Gardens to Front Street.
Thank you, Kandice and Timothy, for being amazing and beautiful people-- inside and out. Congratulations on your recent wedding, and best wishes.
Melissa was shocked when, during our portrait session, Luke knelt and asked her THE question. She said yes, y'all! Check out the rest of the images and the story of the proposal on my blog, the link is in my bio description! #natchitoches #louisiana #southernweddings #beaujardin @beaujardin1714 @natchitochesmainstreet @natchitochestourism #shesaidyes #proposalstory #proposal #futuremrs
Luke had everything planned out. He wanted to hire a photographer, tell Melissa it was just a regular portrait session to commemorate their time in Natchitoches, then BAM! he'd drop to one knee and ask Melissa one of the most important questions in one's life. Luckily for me, Luke contacted me while he was prepping for this gigantic step and included me in his oh-so-sweet plot.
Beau Jardin is one of the most picturesque places in Natchitoches, and as some of you may know, where I was proposed to by my wonderful Sam. I was overjoyed to be able to capture something so beautiful and meaningful at a place that's burned into my heart. Full circle, y'all. Full. Circle.
The day I met up with these gorgeous folks was overcast, and we missed the rain by mere moments. If you know what petrichor is, you know the kind of pleasant rained-just-enough weather we were dealing with that day. Armed with a gorgeous engagement ring in his pocket and past conversations with Melissa about what their life would be like when they made it official, Luke was confident that Melissa would be swept off her feet.
Congratulations and best wishes, Melissa and Luke. May your marriage be blissful and forever!
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I recently photographed Cathy and Austin in the historic Natchitoches downtown area. We hopped around the Roque House Gardens before moving onto the rest of the area. This soon-to-be wedded couple will be getting married on June 16, 2016 at the gorgeous Beau Jardin on the banks of Cane River Lake.
I know it's going to be a beautiful wedding and I can't wait to see their photos!
I loved seeing Brooklyn again (who is super smart and sassy) as well their cute dogs Frozen and Rocky!
Best of luck to this sweet little family.