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    As a child, I never knew the answer to what I wanted to be when I grew up. None of the average American jobs pleased me. I didn't want to be a nurse, teacher, chef, or business woman. However, I knew one thing. I was positive that I liked art. Any kind of art. I was never too savy at using paint or graphite, but once I picked up a camera in 2007 I knew this was my medium. My dad has always taught me to run after my dream wholeheartedly and work for it as if i'm working for God, not man. I'm so thankful that my parents have supported me fully in this crazy adventure I have taken on. I hope you can see my passion for photography through the images I portray here. Not only my passion, but I pray you see God's glory in the smiles and sunlight that always seem to appear.

    My name is Kristen Blake. I am the owner of Kristen Soileau Portraits. I am a graphic design student. I am a daughter of Christ. I am a peanut butter eating fool. I am a laughing machine. I am a dedicated thrifter. I am a fall weather type of person. I am a garage sale-ing queen. I am a curly-headed brunette. I am a traveler of oversea missions. I am a listener of your story. I am a capturer of life and joy. I am your photographer.

    find me on instagram @ksoileau

Sarah // Baton Rouge, LA

I love when past brides come back to me for portraits. They are comfortable with me and it completely shows! It was so great to visit with Sarah and even chat about wedding and newlywed advice. I love my girls:)

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Cade & Ivie // Stella Plantation

What a fabulous day it was at Stella Plantation. This beautiful, modernized property set the perfect stage for  Cade and Ivie’s wedding day. The weather was incredible along with all the beautiful detail of their day. I am so honored to have these images in my portfolio. Ivie and Cade are wonderful for each other and I’m so happy they chose me to capture it! I can’t get over how beautiful the light, colors, and details were. Ivie did so well at planning everything. Enjoy:)
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Venue: Stella Plantation

Beautiful second shooter of the day: Desiree Watkins (site coming soon!)

 

 

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Ashley & Joel Pt. 2

Ashley first told me about her mother-in-laws vintage dress a few days before the session. We planned for only two outfits, but she insisted she take pictures in this dress. I was excited how excited she was so I said of course. She assured me that I would LOVE it. She described as a lace dress from the early 1900s. Honestly, I didn’t know what to imagine. It could have been super cool or not so super cool..as soon as I saw Ashley show off her beautiful figure in this dress I died!! This dress is absolutely perfect. Fabulous!! I told her we should just hold a ceremony right here and now and call it a day! Any boho brides out there that want to get married in a dress like this?? I’m your girl!daubinbaxter__5_blogstompeddaubinbaxter__25_blogstompeddaubinbaxter__26_blogstompeddaubinbaxter__41_blogstompeddaubinbaxter__67_blogstompeddaubinbaxter__72_blogstompeddaubinbaxter__94_blogstompeddaubinbaxter__101_blogstompeddaubinbaxter__116_blogstompeddaubinbaxter__145_blogstompeddaubinbaxter__167_blogstompeddaubinbaxter__176_blogstompeddaubinbaxter__178_blogstompeddaubinbaxter__181_blogstompeddaubinbaxter__182_blogstompeddaubinbaxter__188_blogstompeddaubinbaxter__189_blogstompeddaubinbaxter__202_blogstompeddaubinbaxter__203_blogstomped

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Brianna // Afton Villa Gardens

Louisiana boy meets North Carolina girl.

This beautiful little thing got married to her high school sweetheart this weekend. They met at her family’s home in North Carolina when she was around the age of 15. Colby was there with the Air Force and that’s when Brianna caught his eye. She was a little too young for her parents to allow the relationship but that didn’t stop Colby from pursuing Brianna. Almost ten years later, they are married and a precious little boy of their own.

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Becs.

“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion,

who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing…

not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares.” -Henri Nouwen

This one is special to me. She is a sister much deeper than blood. She is knitted to my soul.

This one loves hard. She feels even harder. When I cry, she cries. Even when I don’t cry, she cries. That’s something I love about her. Her heart for the world is indescribable. She hears the Lord so clearly, I sometimes think she is talking about a conversation between her and a dear friend. The care she puts into her friendships are something to look up to. I always looked forward to finding cards from my Becs when we lived under the same roof. Cards written to me just because she loves me. One post doesn’t justify the love I have for my soul sister. Blessed beyond blessed to have her in my life.

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