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        New Orleans French Quarter Elopement w/ Letty + Chaz

        September 19, 2017 to remember, I can see the joy and hear laughter Letty kept parading. I  feel the cold crisp French Quarter air. And see how the hazy overcast sky was that day, so typical of Louisiana in Decem...
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        Erin + Josh’s Edgy Louisiana Brunch Wedding

        July 26, 2017 To the sweet sounds of the bayou Let it wash right over me It was an early Louisiana morning. I got up around 5 a.m. to be exact. As I was driving through the swampy area I couldn't help but think "...
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        I Give You My Full Permission to Pass on these Weird Wedding Traditions

        June 7, 2017 I’ve got nothing against tradition. Traditions can connect us to our cultures, our faiths and each other, and that’s a beautiful thing. Some traditions are worth keeping alive, like annual trips to th...
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        So I Wrote A Book for Badass Brides

        June 2, 2017 When you’ve photographed and attended as many weddings as I have, it’s impossible to avoid icky feelings about the wedding industry. It was in planning my own wedding that it really hit me: it’s a...
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        My 5 Favorite Broke Bride Wedding Hacks

        May 22, 2017 You’ve booked the venue, hired the photographer (me, duh) and purchased the dress of your dreams. And now your budget is almost nonexistent. Don’t freak out, I’ve got you covered. Here are a few of my...
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        Urban Lifestyle Engagements with Bri + Jace

        March 1, 2017 beauty & honesty Bri asked if we could start their engagement session in-home, in their sweatpants. These are sweet, sweet words for me to hear. An in-home session is much deeper than just pretty...
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        Liz + Jordan Downtown Wedding Teaser

        February 12, 2017 A trusting pair is not something I take for granted. I overheard Liz say several times "I trust Kristen, let her make the decisions." several times throughout the day and while I love helping family ...
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        New Orleans Urban Engagements with Scott + Alex

        February 10, 2017 Oh, you urban babes. After we started their session at their rad wedding venue, Ace Hotel New Orleans, we then later explored the blocks throughout the warehouse district. They look totally cool and ...
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        A Beauty Routine from a Very Simple Girl

        February 7, 2017 Let me start my saying I am no skin guru. Nor did I go to school dermatology or chemistry. I’m simply speaking from my experience and my decisions to make a change. Small, but significant changes. As...
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        soul surrender

        January 9, 2017 I fall on the floor, down at Your feet I know You want me here with my suitcase full of needs Oh my heart is heavy, and my mind is full I let go of my pride, and empty out my soul I let go Empt...