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New Orleans Wedding Photographer | Randi + Kirk | Rural Life Museum | Engagement Session



Elegant Engagement Session | Rural Life Museum | New Orleans Photographer

I’m shooting Randi + Kirks WEDDING! YAY! This is SO sentimental to me and makes my heart want to explode because this is the first couple I ever photographed back in high school! Randi and Kirk have been together since they were freshman at St. Amant High School! (HOW AMAZING IS THAT) We had such a great time shooting their engagement portraits at the Rural Life Museum in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and I’m honored to share these images as well as a few words from the bride herself, enjoy.

Words from the couple

Randi and Kirks Proposal Story

Our roots were planted early in a beautiful place- Holy Rosary Catholic Church.  A place that has been special to Kirk and me our entire lives.  And just when I thought Holy Rosary couldn’t possibly mean more to me, December 23, 2016 happened.

For weeks, we had made plans with our good friends, Jacob and Savannah, to go see the Christmas lights at The Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans.  We would drive to New Orleans together, see the lights, and eat at a fancy restaurant.  I had strict orders from Savannah that I needed to be nicely dressed for the restaurant.

Colossians 2:7-9 “Plant your roots in Christ and let him be the foundation for your life. Be strong in your faith, just as you were taught. And be grateful.”

On the morning of December 23rd, I received a text from Kirk saying he would be helping his paw around the house and then eventually at the church.  This was normal because Kirk and Paw are always getting into projects.  Throughout the day Kirk kept in touch but as it got closer to the time for us to leave for New Orleans, I became anxious.  Everyone was supposed to meet at my house before our adventure.  Instead, Kirk became “tied up” and asked if we could pick him up from the church.  As we drove into the front of the church, it was beautifully decorated for Jesus’ upcoming birthday.  Savannah exclaimed, “The church is so pretty, we should take pictures in front of the cross”.  Again, this was normal because Savannah and I are always ready to take pictures at any given moment.  We pulled in and started walking towards the cross.  Kirk jetted out the side of the church yelling, “C’mon y’all! We have to go.  We have reservations to make.” Typical!

As were taking a picture, Kirk turned and pulled a box from the foot of the cross.  And right there, at the foot of Holy Rosary’s cross, and the feet of Jesus, he asked me to plant our roots together, and continue our faith as one.  Of course, I said YES.  I am GRATEFUL!!!!!

I shot this session with my Pentax645NII with Fujfilm400h | Scans by Richard Photo Lab.


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