Ms. Marcelle is the daughter of my cousin Wesley and his wife Jessica.  I had the pleasure of photographing her big brothers newborn photos and was equally excited to photograph hers.  I think they look so much alike!  She was super sweet for her session and slept like an angel.  She is named after Jessica’s grandmother so they brought along the most adorable little red suitcase with her grandmothers name on it.  What a beautiful way to make sure she was part of baby Marcelle’s newborn session. ♥  I hope you enjoy her images as much as I do!

Amanda and Daniel were married in June at a beautiful little church in Albany, Louisiana.  From the moment I arrived at Amanda’s aunts house to photograph them getting ready, I knew this was going to be a truly magical day.  Amanda and her bridesmaids were so sweet and everyone there made us feel like family.  After everyone was ready we went a little ways down the road to a beautiful home to photograph their first look and formal portraits.  Their first look was so touching that I was wiping tears away while shooting it.  From there we went to St. Margaret’s Catholic Church where guests were arriving every second.  The church was packed with friends and family and the ceremony was beautiful.  After the ceremony we stayed at the church for a few minutes to take some portraits of Amanda and Daniel and then it was off to the reception at the Berry Barn.  We always love shooting at the Berry Barn and were excited to be back there.  The Hometown Boys Band played their hearts out and the guests danced the night away.  Much fun was had by all!  Thank you, Amanda and Daniel for choosing us to capture your wedding day.  We wish you so much love and happiness!

Here are a few words from Amanda:

How and where did you meet?
We always new each other from church and through family friends but we became really good friends in high school and eventually became a couple.

Where was your first date? What did you do?
We went to dinner to eat sushi.

When did you know he was the one?
The night of our first date, I knew I didn’t want to ever go on a date with anyone else.

When/how did you get engaged?
We were in New Orleans to eat dinner at the Palace Cafe, then went to walk down the French Quarter when we tried to take a picture he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.

What are your favorite things to do together? Hobbies?
We love to watch Greys Anatomy when we get home from work.

Do you have any pets? Names?
A Wennie dog named princess.

What kind of jobs do you both have?
I work at a daycare and Daniel is a welder.

I am so excited to share Angelina & Scott’s wedding day images! I knew from my first meeting with Angelina that this was going to be an epic adventure and they surely didn’t disappoint. The weather was rainy and gloomy all day and even though things weren’t going as planned, Angelina couldn’t stop smiling. She was so excited to marry her guy. :) The wedding was suppose to be outdoors at Benedict’s plantation with the reception inside. Unfortunately, with the poor weather conditions everything was moved inside. Even though it wasn’t as planned, everything still went perfectly. Angelina and Scott wrote their own vows in adorable notebooks and there wasn’t a dry eye in the place when they were read. Once the ceremony was over, chairs were moved and the Harvey Jesus and Fire rocked the dance floor all night. There wasn’t a dull moment the entire time as they all danced the night away. Definitely one of the most fun receptions we have ever shot! We were all having so much fun inside that we didn’t realize it was still pouring outside! The images of Angelina and Scott second-lining out of the front door into the storm are priceless! I was so happy they had those umbrellas! ;)

I always ask my brides to tell me a little about their relationship, how they met, etc. so here are a few words from Angelina.

How and where did you meet?
We met in my mom’s 7th grade CCD Sunday school class at St Margaret Mary Church in Slidell. He was the class clown! We didn’t date until years later, but we were in the same circle of friends all in high school.

Where was your first date? What did you do?
Since high school and college, we went our separate ways and reconnected when I moved back home from teaching in Texas, June 2011, and it just so happened to be the weekend before Scott left to be stationed in Japan for 2 years with the Marines. We Skyped and texted for a whole year then he returned home for a few weeks of leave. During those few weeks, he swept me right off my feet. So our first official date was very delayed. We got all dressed up and he took me to a fancy steak house.

When did you know he was the one?
When he left for Japan, I never stopped thinking about him and missed him more and more.

When/how did you get engaged?

November 20, 2015 at the Christmas in the Oaks Preview Party. When we passed this beautiful oak tree decorated with blue dripping lights, I turned to him and told him that it would be a great time to confess his love to me so he did and got down on one knee.

What are your favorite things to do together? Hobbies?
We love going to the movies! We sneak in icees and candy in my huge bag we call the “icee” purse. We love hanging out with our family and friends, and I make sure to keep our schedules packed visits.

Any funny stories about yourselves?
First Kiss- On the last night before Scott left for Japan (June 2011), we hung out at his house and watched a movie. Afterwards, he went to drop me off back home. He parked and walked me to the door. I opened the screen door and turned around. He grabbed my hand and said “I wish I didn’t have to go.” He kissed me. As he turned to go back to his car, I slapped him on the backside. He turned around as I winked and said “Go get em, Tiger!”

What kind of jobs do you both have?
Angelina- Career Counselor at Loyola University New Orleans and Scott- teaching

What things do you love most about him/her?
Scott is always up for any adventure. He is so funny and makes the room light up. Scott is also the most patient and absolute sweetest person I know. He has some sweet dance moves which is a huge bonus! I know in my heart that he is my better half and is my perfect balance. We are the best bookends for each other!

 

  • Donna Doyle - August 13, 2016 - 10:40 pm

    Amber Delaney Dejean Ambs , you did an excellent job! These wedding pictures are beautiful !!

Eileen and Kyle were married at the beautiful Compass Points Events in Algiers, Louisiana.  This is a fairly new venue so Ray and I went and visited it before the big day and fell in love.  It is breathtakingly beautiful with the large oak tree, beautiful plantation style home and small cottages that surround the property.  As soon as we saw it, we knew why Eileen and Kyle chose it.  It brings so many wonderful pieces of New Orleans together in one beautiful place.  Eileen and Kyle currently live in Alaska so the whole wedding was planned from afar.  We chatted several times over the phone during the planning process and I just knew I was going to love working with them!  When the big day finally arrived, we were threatened with rain but that didn’t dampen the happiness and excitement one bit.  Luckily, the rain passed and they were able to have the ceremony outdoors under the big beautiful oak as planned.  Their friends and family from all over came to celebrate with them and dance the night away.  There was pizza on the menu and a cake pinata filled with tiny chocolate liquors.  So fun and unique!  I am so thankful that we were able to be a small part of Eileen & Kyle’s wedding day and wish them a lifetime of love and happiness!

Here are a few words from Eileen and Kyle:

How and where did you meet?
We lived in the same dorm freshman year, but didn’t really know each other well until our senior year.

Where was your first date? What did you do?
Kyle and I went to Napoleon House and had a cheese plate and Pimm’s cups. I remember being impressed! Later, we went to Lafitte’s, and even later, we got a bottle of wine and enjoyed it along the riverfront in the French Quarter.

When/how did you get engaged?
Kyle promised when I moved from the DC area to Alaska we’d get engaged within a year. True to form, he proposed a year to the day. Since I knew it was coming, I was prepared and got my nails done. However, Kyle planned a full day that included clues that he presented in a ring box each time. We rode a ferris wheel, took a tram to the top of a local ski resort and had a picnic at the top, flew in a floatplane, got froyo from the airport, had drinks at a bar with a view, and more. He finally proposed at 10:30 that night, but it was still light because it’s Alaska and it was actually was the summer solstice, the longest day of the year! I thought it would be another clue, but the last time, the ring box finally had a ring in it!

What are your favorite things to do together? Hobbies?
We love to travel and explore–in Alaska and all over. We love doing road trips as well. We’ve taken a couple across the United States and hope to visit every state.

What made you decide to get married in New Orleans?
New Orleans is the place where we met and the place we have in common. He’s from Boise, Idaho and I’m from Montgomery, Alabama. Getting married in Alaska would be beautiful but very expensive for all of our guests. Plus, we absolutely love New Orleans. As soon as I moved there, I knew I’d want to get married there someday, so it wasn’t too hard a choice for us!

 

Vendors:

GlamNOLA for makeup and hair by Lilian Cordova

BHLDN, Anthropologie; veil made by Jane Sullivan

J. Crew

Men’s Wearhouse

Erin French, Compass Point Events

Jack Magic Entertainment

Pizza Delicious and Compass Point Events

Kristen Raese, Sister of the Groom and a Bridesmaid

 

I am so excited to share Lincoln’s newborn photos!  He was such a sweetheart for his session and I just loved photographing him with his big brother!  Their super hero outfits are super cute! ♥  It is such a compliment when families return with their second and third children.  It fills my heart with joy to know that they trust me with these precious moments.  Congratulations guys on the new addition!

xoxo,

Amber

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