Engagement Session in New Orleans
Tanya, a school teacher, and Robert, a principal, came from Georgia to capture a taste of New Orleans for their engagement session. Georgia has a beautiful southern charm all its own, but New Orleans has a flair that is hard to find elsewhere, so what better way for two educators to educate themselves on this splendid city than to stroll its famed French Quarter streets posing amid some of its most well-known architectural features. They posed for photos in several colorful doorways exhibiting a variety of classic New Orleans shutter styles. The city is very protective of its architecture, and in 1921, it established The Vieux Carre Commission. In 1936, when a block of old buildings was demolished to build a civil courts building, the Commission was given the authority to regulate architecture by controlling building permits. This didn’t completely keep New Orleans from losing some of its historic buildings, but it certainly saved many.
Ashley looked ethereal as she floated down the city streets wearing a soft, flowing white dress and carrying a bouquet of blue hydrangeas with a mix of small white flowers. Robert looked ever the dapper gentleman in his jeans, sports coat, and boutonniere. Ashley planted a kiss on her beloved as they posed in front of a building with tall wood and glass green doors and a red wash on the stucco, both so typical of New Orleans’ style. Ashley’s engagement ring, a stunning pear-shaped diamond surrounded by smaller diamonds atop a diamond-encrusted band, is certainly worthy of a kiss.
The couple spent some time at a New Orleans café chatting over candlelight as the day drew to a close. As night fell, they found the perfect place for a silhouette photo against a fuchsia-colored New Orleans townhouse. They capped off this splendid day spent in celebration of their engagement with one final photo of them holding each other beneath a deep blue night sky.