This handsome couple from Texas eloped to New Orleans on Lundi Gras (the Monday right before Mardi Gras). The ceremony, with a few close friends in attendance, had taken place at the Algiers Courthouse across the river, and then we headed to the French Quarter to finish up with some portraits of the newly married couple.
Being that their wedding was right before Mardi Gras, Judge Teena Anderson-Trahan, who had performed their ceremony and was riding in the Zulu parade the next day, promised to get a coveted decorated coconut to the guys if she saw them along the route!
If you were to look through any New Orleans wedding photographer's portfolio of engagement portraits and wedding day portraits, Preservation Jazz Hall would likely appear in almost every French Quarter shoot, as it's probably the most photographed façade in the Vieux Carré. The beautiful colors and textures of the wall and doors make for a perfect backdrop, and I pray that they never renovate this building and wipe away the gorgeous patina.
I was proud to have this wedding nationally featured on the HufPo website for a series of articles the publication was doing on intimate courthouse and city hall weddings and elopements across the country.
I've been photographing same-sex weddings for years (before it was even officially legalized!), and enjoy working with these couples just as much as my other couples. I once even had a traditional bride/groom couple select me as their wedding photographer specifically because they had observed that I treat all couples equally.
Location: 726 St Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116.