Emily was sitting on the beautiful bridge when out of the corner of my eye I see two little girls running, full speed ahead while saying something I couldn’t quite hear, straight up the stairs to her. Emily glanced at them and gave a friendly smile and wave. When they were finally close enough to her I heard one exclaim, “Are you a PRINCESS!?!?” Emily laughed softly and said, “I sure am!” This produced a tiny shout of joy, followed by the question, “What kind of princess are you?” to which Emily replied, “I’m a New Orleans Princess!”
I told Emily that I had my blog post title!
I photographed Emily’s sister, Kimberly last year and was able to work with Emily at the wedding here in Biloxi, where both girls grew up. Emily was the perfect Maid of Honor for her sister and now it’s her turn!
I then had the opportunity to work with Jimmy and Emily again for their engagement session here in New Orleans at City Park when I just fell in love with the beautiful area. I knew I wanted to have a bridal portrait session here one day for sure.
I was going to be in the area the week of Mardi Gras for a friend to go out of town and had the idea to reach out to a model for a session while I was only 45 minutes away from the city. I remembered that Emily was close to the area and was getting married in just a few weeks so I thought it wouldn’t hurt to ask if she had the time for a model shoot. SHE MADE TIME for me and I’m pretty sure I happy danced in my office! No shame! She said she and her wedding photographer had already taken some in another area, but she’d be happy to have some in the park and model for me, too. I was giddy!
I love working with models, but a real bride that might actually want to print a photo for her home, or gift a portrait to her mom that I’ve taken just makes my heart burst with joy.
We began at Bevolo in the French Quarter. The dress, hair, and area all tied in SO well together, don’t you think? Then we went to City Park for a lovely sunset. It really was a day fit for a Princess!
Emily, I can’t thank you enough for doing this styled/model shoot with me, especially on such crazy short notice! I appreciate it more than you’ll ever know!
Hair and Makeup: TBA
Dress Designer: Martina Liana
Oh, that heavenly light!!