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Dylan Dupree | Senior Portraits

Dylan is my little cousin. It’s hard to say that when a kid is this big with booming Johnny Cash voice (and outfit). It really caught me off guard to get the text to photograph his senior portraits because quite frankly, he shouldn’t be old enough. I’m getting old and I’m not a fan of it.

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Perkins Rowe Engagement Session | Audrey & Mason

Perkins Rowe + Audrey + Mason Some of the best clients are the ones that book fast without a great deal of information. It’s always funny because you almost get concerned when there isn’t an abundance of questions and an interview process. Wedding photography is basically a job interview, without the cover letter. Mason contacted […]

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3 Reasons Why You Need a Baton Rouge Wedding Planner

Congratulations! You guys are finally engaged. About time. We’ve all been waiting in anticipation for this moment. The groom is going to look dapper, the bride will be nothing short of beautiful, The flowers will smell, and your mother is going to cry. Despite what a lot of people think, you shouldn’t undergo such an […]

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Should You Have First Look Wedding Photos and Video?

This is a hot-topic that haunts many brides, often until the very last minute. Should you have first look wedding photos and video? Is it worth it? Shouldn’t you just let everyone see you when your dad walks you down the aisle? Here’s a few reasons that you want to do a first look, as well as some reasons you may want to avoid one. So, should you have first look wedding photos and video or not? […]

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3 Keys to an Intimate Engagement Session

Nothing is less flattering than an engagement session that looks like it was taken at Olan Mills or Sears. You know the ones I’m talking about, I’m sure there’s a church or business directory somewhere at your parents house with a few great examples. Awkward and unrealistic, there’s just no meaning or substance to the […]

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Secret Garden Bridal Photography | Jennifer Ison

Jennifer & Davon have not only been one of the most photogenic couples I’ve ever worked with but one of the friendliest. How amazing is Jennifer’s dress though? She got it from Mamselle in Lake Charles and it’s one of coolest dresses I’ve seen. We photographed her amazing bridal session at the Secret Garden in Lake Charles, LA. […]

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Learn Photography Fast with the Photography 101 Workshop

So, you’ve just bought a camera and have no idea how to use it. Other than those dreaded automatic modes. Luckily for you, I’ve put together an online course to help you learn photography quick. I’ve put together a video workshop containing the essentials of everything I’ve practiced and learned over the last five years or more.

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Layni Allemond | Lake Charles Bridal Session

Wow. What a bride. I mean seriously, it’s not everyday that you meet a couple like Layni & Zach. It’s especially amazing to work with a bride with such a unique and gentle personality. Layni has been one of the easiest people to work with. Just take a look at her and Zach’s engagement session, aren’t they the perfect couple? […]

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Zach + Emily | Lake Charles Wedding Engagement Photography

Zach & Emily are a perfect couple. These two had a very unique session downtown Lake Charles. It’s going to be great getting the privilege of being Zach and Emily’s wedding photographer. Emily & Zach’s wedding is at Magnolia Mulvaney’s off of Enterprise in Lake Charles. If their engagement session was any sign of how the wedding is going to be, I’m beyond excited!

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Sam + Beth | Lake Charles Engagement Session

Ah. Sam and Beth. Sam is the kind of friend that everyone needs. Beyond loyal and probably the hardest working guy I’ve ever met, Sam found a jewel when he found Beth. They met at church while playing and singing on a weekly basis, and now they’re getting married. It has been so amazing getting to see Sam & Beth grow into the couple that they are today…

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Lake Charles Engagements | Shauna & Dan

You have no idea how awesome it is when the groom-to-be makes a comment about enjoying the engagement session. Let’s just say that portrait sessions and men don’t typically equal fun, myself included. It’s ridiculous how much we were able to just cut up and have a blast during their Lake Charles engagement session. I absolutely can’t wait until Shuana’s bridal session and ultimately…

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Lindsay Walls, The Secret Garden Bridal Photography

Lindsay & Ethan had a beautiful Lake Charles wedding at Trinity Baptist Church. This was my first time ever photographing a wedding at Trinity and it didn’t disappoint! I had the privilege of photographing Lindsay’s bridals at the Secret Garden in Sulphur, LA and that also didn’t disappoint. Lindsay is such an easy going bride with such a fun spirit & personality. Here are a few of my favorite images from this awesome session. It was awesome getting to be your wedding photographer! […]

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Jennifer & Davon’s Lake Charles Engagements + Video

Jennifer & Davon have been a crazy awesome couple so far. Life doesn’t give someone very many other options when you have a mustache like Davon’s. Davon mentioned during their session that Jennifer didn’t like it at first but when she realized “I either look like my brother or look like I’m 12” without it, she quickly grew fond of it. 

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Savanna & Braden | Lake Charles Engagements

Brayden is from Mississippi and is engaged to Savanna who is from Baton Rouge and I get to be their wedding photographer. I love getting to work with people during these super happy parts of the planning of their forever. Being a wedding photographer is quite honestly, very fulfilling.

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Preset Spotlight – Forever Thine Workflow from SleekLens

The folks at SleekLens are in the business of creating workflow systems for busy photographers like myself that want to try to save a few steps in their editing process. SleekLens reached out to me through our wedding blog to see if I was interested in giving their “Forever Thine: Wedding Photography Workflow” preset system a test drive and wanted to know my thoughts. 

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The Bushnells | Walnut Grove Lifestyle Family Photos

Walnut Grove is a beautiful new development in the Lake Charles area. It was beyond fitting to use this location for Tyler, Lauren, and Nixon Bushnell’s family session! I’ve known Tyler and Lauren for what seems like forever now. When I moved to Lake Charles in 2011 Tyler was one of the first people I got to know. I knew Lauren a good deal before that when…

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Easton’s Fall Portrait Session | Lake Charles Family Pictures

Fall is heading our way and I couldn’t be more excited. My wife is already contemplating pumpkin spice latte’s and pumpkin decorations. The rain has stopped, the temperature has dropped, and it’s time for fall sessions. To celebrate this, here is a throwback session from last fall of Easton, James, and Krysten! Easton is growing like a weed. It’s a little insane!

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The Ware Family

Getting to photograph this family is always fun. Ryan will have you laughing, Hadley will have you out of breath, and Jaclyn will be holding the situation together. I’ve known Ryan & Jaclyn for quite some time now and we’ve been through thick and thin together so it’s always a blast working with them and watching their family grow!

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Cierra & Austin’s Wedding

I had so much fun shooting Cierra & Austin’s big day. These two have been so awesome to work with. We had a few scary moments when we though the outside wedding venue was going to get rained out, but everything turned out great! Thank you for allowing me to photograph your wedding, bridals, and engagement portraits. I can’ wait to see what the future holds for the two of you! 

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