Messina's at the Terminal Atrium Wedding Reception
Michael Caswell Photography

Messina's at the Terminal Atrium Wedding Reception

This couple's style perfectly fit the restored art deco appearance of the Lakefront Airport Terminal Building's spectacular atrium. This is a great space to photograph in, as it's beautiful, spacious, and also has a balcony that wraps all the way around the space (perfect for elevated shots like this, and for placing a couple of remote flashes where they'll be both effective and out of the way). Here's what the bride had to say after the wedding:

Michael is wonderful to work with from start to finish. He does a fabulous job of getting all of the important shots at your wedding. He was like a photo ninja, you didn't even know he was there capturing everything! Even after my wedding, he continued to provide excellent customer service with my photobook and any other photography needs. He goes above and beyond to satisfy you. Thanks Michael, I will recommend you to everyone!!

New Orleans Lakefront Airport's Terminal Building was built in the 1930s. Sadly, in the 1960s, in a move to turn the building into a cold war nuclear fallout shelter, thick concrete was added to the walls, with most of the art deco elements, murals, windows, etc. being covered up, turning the structure into a relatively plain box. But thankfully, those in charge of the project at the time recognized the architectural significance of the building, and took steps to preserve those elements as much as possible during their work, which facilitated the efforts decades later to restore the building to be closer to its original appearance.

Location: 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70126.