A beautiful early evening sky served as the backdrop for portraits of this couple after their wedding ceremony at The Cabildo in the French Quarter. One of the benefits of being married at the Cabildo is that you usually have the option of being brought up to this top portion of the building for some photographs. It's a bit tight up there, but the views are unforgettable!
Here's the nice review the bride wrote for me afterward:
One of the best investments we made for our wedding was our photographer, Michael Caswell. Michael was so easy to work with and he produced some of the most beautiful pictures ever. His attention to detail is great. He saw fireworks outside of our reception and quickly grabbed us to take us outside and get some amazing pictures. When we booked Michael I saw his pictures that he had taken for other second lines and that is what sold me on him. He took the best second line pictures and somehow managed to get everything! At first I wondered how he would capture every big moment with just himself shooting, but I quickly realized that was not an issue at all. He was literally everywhere! I love looking at our pictures and I am so pleased with his work!
The upper floor of the building (and this cupola) suffered severe damage in a fire back in the late 1980s, inadvertently caused by a workman using a torch, prompting brave museum workers and volunteers to frantically try to save as many of the priceless historic artifacts as they could. The damaged portions of the structure were rebuilt, and the museum reopened about 5-6 years later.
Location: 701 Chartres St New Orleans, LA 70130.