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New Orleans Engagement Session – Amanda & Aaron

Oh New Orleans! A city after my own heart, I think. It’s hot, humid, green (even in March!) and full of people that I love! When I found out Amanda & Aaron were moving their little family to Louisiana, I was sad at first because that meant they were even farther away from me, but then happy, because I got to go visit them in a place I’ve never seen before! And I’m a fan of New Orleans! We had a jam packed weekend getting in all the pictures we could of their sweet little boys Takoda and Brecken just in time for Brecken’s first birthday. And, since I’m mainly a wedding/engagement photographer, Aaron & Amanda humored me and let me take a ton of the two of them for my portfolio!

Our first stop was Oak Alley Plantation. We spent some time wandering the grounds and taking in those massive 300 year old oak trees. They were so incredible! Amanda showed me a photo of the plantation before I got to New Orleans and I knew we HAD to go there! Totally worth it! I really don’t know why, but I LOVE huge trees!!

After that we headed over to the French Quarter to do some sightseeing and get some photos in this adorable little alleyway Amanda & Aaron had found. Oh man was it cute! I could’ve shot there all day! I just love the architecture style in New Orleans, with all those balconies on every building! The kiddos were about done with pictures after that, so got a few more of Amanda & Aaron in the French Quarter and then did a little sightseeing.

This trip made me so happy! Seeing old friends and their growing family, and getting to practice my craft in a new and exciting location. I cannot express enough how much I LOVE being able to do that. If I could travel to new place to take photos every day, I totally would. Anybody planning a destination wedding soon? Click here for more info on destination weddings with Melissa Sue Photography!

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  • Willy - These are fabulous destination engagement photos! What a cool idea and a beautiful way to celebrate an engagement in New Orleans. They look so happy!ReplyCancel

  • Katie Warnke - Great composition, especially in the photo where they’re on the left and that beautiful, old oak tree’s branches are stretching over them to the right. I love how you went to the French Quarter and photographed them in their new town, showing a sense of place with the French flag, those arching windows and ubiquitous, ornate balconies. Good on ya!ReplyCancel

  • Keziah - Love the street shite, great light and linesReplyCancel

  • Keziah - Oh no. I meant shots*ReplyCancel

  • Shayla Velazquez - These are just perfection! Love the emotion you captured between them. Beautiful work! :)ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Nichols - Had to check out your engagement pictures in my hometown of New Orleans! Great job capturing this couple in so many unique locations around Louisiana. There are lots of destination weddings in New Orleans, so keep blogging about it and one of those couples are sure to find you ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Tipton - Lovely work! I really like those old oak trees- and this is such a comprehensive NOLA shoot- you went everywhere!ReplyCancel

  • Jenae - So jealous!! How fun to do a shoot there!! I love the street/alley shots- beautiful smiles and light!!ReplyCancel

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