Mother. wife. EXTROVERT. photographer. libra. esfj. neat-freak. coffee lover.
I'm a New Orleans based wedding & portrait photographer and I’m 30, flirty, and thriving! (If you get that reference, I love you already!) I have the absolute BEST job ever! I get to meet some of the sweetest, outgoing couples and have the privilege of being their wedding photographer! It's SUCH a big deal to me any time a new couple hires me. I will jump up and down and squeal with excitement every. single. time.
Aside from my kick-ass job, I’m just a regular mom and wife who enjoys Netflix and chillin, long romantic walks in Target, drinking coffee, and the rare night out with my friends! I’m full of laughter, a textbook extrovert, and a total Libra (if you love astrology). My husband Dino and I met about 4 years ago and instantly fell in love! He and I eloped and had a small courthouse wedding and highly REGRET not having a photographer. Nine months after marriage (honeymoon baby!), we welcomed our beautiful little girl Selena into the world. She turned 2 in March! My husband serves in the US Navy and we are currently living in Hampton Roads, VA. We are extremely excited to move home to New Orleans in later this year!
Picture it, New Orleans, 2014. It was a hot, sunny, July day and a friend took me over to his friend's apartment to hang out. I laid eyes on this gorgeous creature, but then his arrogance quickly repelled me. But over the next few months, he continued to pursue me, and eventually I realized it was just an act. He was kind, thoughtful, and treated me like a queen. We moved in together almost right away, which may sound crazy to most. But when you find the right one, you JUST KNOW!
A couple years and a lot of ups and downs later, he got orders to be stationed in Virginia. We were going to try the long distance thing, but next thing you know, he was asking me to move there with him. My response was "I aint leaving my family without a ring on my finger!" His "proposal" via text was straightforward and totally unromantic, but the VERY next week he flew down to New Orleans and we eloped at a courthouse! Two days later we packed up my things and headed to Virgina.
This crazy little family of mine makes my heart soar! My husband Dino is incredibly handsome is just the right amount of annoying to keep me on my toes. We met 5 years ago and have been inseparable since. Our daughter, Selena, is 2 years old and is the cutest little girl ever! She's freakin smart, inquisitive, and oh so goofy. I love my family so much!!
Since I was a little girl, I would rearrange my closet or my bedroom set every few months because I would get bored. So doing something new would always be like a breath of fresh air. I really dislike when things feel stale. I've actually redecorated my dining room in my home FOUR times. This might sounds like a commitment issue to some, but I really love and look forward to change- it keeps things exciting!
Okay this may be a bit cliche (especially for a wedding photographer) but I LOVE FLOWERS!! At a wedding you'll probably see me using your bouquet in nearly every detail shot because it's such a feminine element. Parting with beautiful flowers is so hard for me! Also if you're giving away your floral centerpieces at after your big day, save me one!
I've seen every season countless times- never gets old! It reminds me of a simpler time where good friends and classic rock were all that mattered. Red and Kitty are my absolute favorite characters and a beautiful example of a loving relationship. Like Red does for Kitty, I hope my husband would just hand me a mixed drink when I'm flipping out (LOL). Oh, and Eric and his friends are freaking hilarious.
It's home. I love almost everything about New Orleans. The music, the nightlife, the people, the Saints, Mardi Gras, the festivals, and yes, even the huge ass beers. This magical city brings me life and no matter where I live, I will always call New Orleans my home. Fun fact: this photo was taken on my cell phone during the celebration of the Saints NFC Championship victory (when we beat the Vikings) back in January of 2010!
Choosing a wedding photographer is one of the most important steps in the planning process! contact me and I'll send over my AKP Pricing Guide and from there we'll set up a FaceTime chat or coffee date! I can't wait to meet you!