Thursday, October 29, 2015

Jacie's bridal portraits with her daughter at Greenwood Plantation. Tara Marie Photography, St. Francisville, Louisiana wedding photographer

Jacie took bridal portraits with her daughter.

And, although Jacie didn't mind taking pictures, we learned that Remi would prefer to play with frogs.
Remi did decide to wear other boots at the wedding, but at the time of these bridal portraits, the white shrimp boots is all she would wear- every. day.

I remember when my daughter would never let us put anything in her hair. Bows, barrettes, headbands, it didn't matter. She would have none of it.

I hope Jacie, David, and Remi will always treasure some pictures of their daughter in this interesting, stubborn stage of life. :)

This is too much cuteness.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

It's all in the details.. Greenwood Plantation Wedding

This wedding photographer was happily shocked to see how much Shelby and Adam (and Shelby's mom and sister) put into the wedding details. Greenwood Plantation, in itself, is beautiful enough to stand alone without decorations.
But, the details they put into this one made it even more better (is that a phrase? I just made that up.)

Adam and Shelby did a first look, which allowed us plenty of daylight and time for portraits under the oak trees.
What a sweet tribute to all of their family.
Many thanks to 2nd photographer, Danielle, for capturing this!
Greenwood plantation has a great setup for open air outdoor wedding receptions. 

Monday, October 19, 2015

My husband's luck follows me....

My husband has this luck that follows him- if it can break down, especially with a truck, it will. Well, I sort-of forgot about that and set up some family portrait mini-sessions using a borrowed old truck from a friend.
This family has multiplied since I first started photographing them.
Josh went Friday and picked up the truck on a trailer from our friends. Sunday afternoon, we arrived an hour early to get the truck in place and set up for the pictures. Then, at that point, I was reminded of his bad luck. He unstrapped the truck, started it, and tried to put it in reverse to drive it off the trailer, and NOTHING HAPPENED. The truck would NOT go in reverse!

We called the owners of the truck, but the man of the house was working offshore and unavailable by phone. His wife and son didn't know how to get it in reverse. Josh put me in the driver's seat while he pushed- nothing. He jacked the trailer far up and getting it to roll off- nothing. It was stuck in gear, which held it in place firmly on the trailer, regardless of pushing.

By this time, families were begining to show up, and I started stressing a little, but then gathering ideas on getting a ladder and photographing families with the truck still on the trailer. :)

These guys do NOT like Fords, so they came up with this pose.

Yup, that's Brooke- office manager.

Look at those amazing ears...

Finally, he found a hammer and banged on something in the back underneath the truck, and it loosened its grip. He was then able to back it off and get it in place, just minutes before start time.

Regardless, I'm thankful for my husband's willingness to help out, for the two sets of friends who were willing to let us borrow their truck, and for the other dads/guys who helped Josh unload and load up the truck.

BUT, Note to self- ALWAYS REMEMBER my husband's luck with vehicles!

Friday, October 9, 2015

My wishful girlfriend

I have photographed some beautiful girls, but Shelby takes the award for me. If I wasn't straight, I would be giving Adam a run for his money on this one. But now, despite me being attracted to men, it's too late anyway- she's married, they had a beautiful wedding, and they'll go on to have beautiful kids. There goes my crush.  :)
Shelby's bridal portraits were taken at Greenwood Plantation in St. Francisville.

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