For this New Orleans same-sex elopement styled shoot, we really wanted to convey just how romantic and elegant a super small, intimate elopement can be. Elopements often have the stigma of being just a ceremony and a quick photo shoot.
But this is still your wedding day – you’re allowed to make it special and do it how you want. You can – and should – treat it with all the reverence you treat your wedding day. Maybe you’re a little more adventurous with your attire and details, but the day is still just as special.
This styled shoot started with me emailing the ladies at Spanish Oak Events with nothing more than a broad plan. I wanted to do an intimate same-sex elopement in New Orleans. Julia took that and ran with it – I can’t say enough good things about how she made my disjointed and random mood board come to life.
Hotel Fontenot was open for about a week before the pandemic forced them to close last year. They were so accommodating and open to all of our ideas. They have since reopened and I highly recommend getting a drink and hanging out in the Peacock Room. The atmosphere in the bar is so unique. You’ll find something new every time you visit.
Our models – Lindsey and Amber – are a real couple that were coming up on their 5th wedding anniversary. They made our jobs so effortless because of the great great chemistry they had with each other. You would think they model all of the time.
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