Michael Caswell Photography
Portrait of Bride and Groom in French Quarter
Southern Oaks Bride and Groom First Look
Latrobes on Royal Bride and Groom Portrait on Stairs
Bride and Groom Portrait in front of Southern Oaks
Wedding at English Turn Country Club in New Orleans
Westin Canal Place Wedding First Look in New Orleans
Fontainebleau State Park Wedding Portrait
Beach Wedding Portrait of Bride and Groom
Portrait of Bride and Groom at Capital on Baronne
Bride and Groom at Greystone Wedding in Mandeville
Bride and Groom in front of Lakefront Airport Terminal
Audubon Park Wedding Portrait of Bride and Groom
French Quarter Wedding Photography
Indian Wedding at the JW Marriott New Orleans
Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans Wedding Photography
Portrait of Bride and Groom in Jackson Square
Omni Royal Orleans Rooftop Bride and Groom
Portrait of Bride and Groom at Oak Alley
Married Couple on Top of The Cabildo
Bride and Groom on Langles Bridge in City Park
Audubon Park Intimate Wedding Portrait
Love Notes to New Orleans House
Cafe Du Monde Food Truck at Bourbon Orleans Wedding
Wedding Portrait of Couple at Capital on Baronne
Groom Dips Bride in Front of Rosy's Jazz Hall
First Look at Maison Dupuy Hotel
Post-Wedding Portrait Session in New Orleans City Park
Palmettos on the Bayou Wedding in Slidell Louisiana
Couple Shares Beignet at Café Beignet After Wedding
Compass Point Events Post-Wedding Portrait of Couple
Bride and Groom Dance by Jackson Square
Marigny Opera House Wedding Portrait of Bride and Groom
Grooms in front of Preservation Jazz Hall
Bride and Groom at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas
Bride and Groom at Berry Barn Wedding in Hammond
Felicity Church Wedding in New Orleans
Two Grooms by Gone Gay Street Sign
Portrait of bride and groom at Southern Oaks wedding
Audubon Clubhouse Wedding Portrait
New Orleans Elopement Portrait at the Tree of Life
Southern Hotel Wedding in Covington Louisiana
New Orleans Same Sex Wedding Couple
Bay Waveland Yacht Club Wedding Portrait
Elopement Portrait at Felicity Church in New Orleans
Bride and Groom Kiss at Hotel Peter & Paul Wedding
Bride and Groom at Ace Hotel Wedding in New Orleans
Bride and Groom in Vacherie Sugar Cane Field
Napoleon House Wedding Portrait in Cupola
Bride and Groom Portrait Session in New Orleans
French Quarter Wedding Portrait in Exchange Place
Portrait of Couple in Le Musée de FPC in New Orleans
Elopement at Felicity Church in New Orleans
Portrait of Couple at Southern Oaks
Wedding Portrait of Bride and Groom on Bourbon Street
Portrait of Couple at Royal Palm in Harvey, LA
Wedding Day Portrait in New Orleans City Park
Beauregard-Keyes House Wedding in the French Quarter

New Orleans Wedding Day Couples and Elopement Portraits

This gallery consists of some of my favorite photos of my couples in their wedding attire. Some were just quick, impromptu shots captured during the couple's first look or otherwise organically during the natural course of the wedding day, while others were taken during time specifically set aside for this purpose before or after the ceremony, during the reception, or even days after the wedding.

Having a first look on the wedding day, where the couple sees each other prior to the ceremony, is also a great opportunity to capture some wonderful and memorable images of that emotional moment, and also often helps to more easily facilitate portraits of the couple, since we can then do those before the ceremony (and not have to worry about missing a portion of the reception).

"Day After" Post-Wedding Portrait Sessions

Portraits of the couple can be captured during a "day after" session (which, despite the name, doesn't necessarily have to be literally the day after the wedding). This type of portrait session typically involves the couple getting dressed back up in their wedding attire, and is a good option when the couple wants more of these kinds of pictures than their wedding day timeline could practically allow, if they want to shoot in a different part of town that would be too logistically challenging to get to on the wedding day, if daylight timing is an issue (which is common for Fall and Winter weddings), or if weather ends up disrupting our outdoor portrait plans.

A post-wedding portrait session also has the benefit of allowing us to shoot in a more relaxed manner, without the potential stress of having to stick to a tight wedding day timeline or missing part of the reception hanging over the couple's heads.

Although, again, this type of portrait session often isn't literally the day after the wedding, in some cases it is. For instance, if it was a destination wedding, it makes sense to do this shoot before the couple heads back home. Also, if the groom's suit was rented, you might want to do the session before having to return it, plus you can likely use your wedding bouquet and boutonniere.