Whitni & Tyler – May 17, 2014
Wedding – St. Peter Catholic Church, Covington, LA
Reception – Vintage Court, Covington, LA
Whitni chose City Park in New Orleans for her bridal portraits. Her mother asked me the best locations, and the New Orleans Modern Art museum was my primary suggestion, along with the area around the Peristyle. There are permits for both locations,
so the saw to getting those. They also got one for the Sculpture Gardens located behind the museum. When we met, we were informed the Sculpture Gardens would be closing soon, as it was being prepared for a wedding reception, or so we gathered. We went in and I found one location that I liked, which didn’t have too many extra people in the background to distract in the photos. It was a nice photo, but I felt we would have better options with the museum and park, which we did. The museum with it’s stately columns and granite textures is always an elegant location for bridal portraits, a favorite for many brides and photographers. The light coming in from the Southern sky is usually quite lovely. Whitni was great at posing, making my job of getting beautiful photos of her easy. We went on to the park itself, getting some more photos at the Peristyle and on the rock bridge, another popular spot that always makes for stunning photos with the light coming in behind in the evening time. Again, Whitni was a lot of fun and easy to take photos of. I don’t think it’s possible to take a bad photo of her.
For the wedding, Whitni and Tyler had their ceremony at St. Peter Catholic Church in Covigton, LA. It is a majestic church, with wood and stone arches and pillars. I first photographed this church almost 15 years ago, it’s the major church for Catholic weddings in Covington. After the ceremony, we got some beautiful photos of the bride and groom with the alter area and ambiance of the church in the background. This is a traditional photo to take in such churches, but still spectacular and a
favorite of most of my brides and grooms who get married in larger churches.
From there we went to Vintage Court up the road toward Folsom. Vintage Court is a former covenant, with beautiful architecture and a lovely stone patterned floor for the dancing area. It’s a favorite site for receptions (as well as a beautiful location to have both a ceremony and reception). After the first dance and parent dances, the bride and groom went on to enjoy the reception with their family and friends. They had a very lively group to keep the party going strong until the end of the reception. I was sure to get some photos of their decorations, which included gift jars of jelly beans and M&M candies. These were very colorful and made for fun keepsakes for their guests. The wedding cake was stunning in white with silver trim, and sculpted flower fondant along the base. The groom’s cake has baseball theme as the groom had once spent some time on a professional baseball team, as well as some dear antlers to reflect his love of hunting. The rest of the reception was filled with dancing and merry making. The bride and groom enjoyed the evening with friends and family in a celebration that will not be soon forgotten.