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What to Pack for a Summer Elopement in New Orleans - Pamela Reed Photography
What to Pack for a Summer Elopement in New Orleans I'm not going to lie. It is hot here in New Orleans in the summer. And very humid. But we have methods to battle it and ...
Bloody Mary Tours - New Orleans Artistic Portraits - Pamela Reed Photography
Mary recently concurrently launched a new book and website right after Mardi Gras. We worked together with her amazing group to create some cool website and promotional images. ...
Artistic Portraits in New Orleans - Pamela Reed Photography
This is another example of the artistic portraits I am offering to my clients. Rachel is a licensed Master Rainbow Reiki Instructor and Healer. She is very connected to the ...
Wedding Planning Tip #39 - Second Lines for Weddings
Many wedding couples choose to do second-line parades led by a brass band. It is a New Orleans tradition. There are several reasons why I recommend them when appropriate. Guests ...
New Orleans Artistic Portraits - Pamela Reed Photography
I wanted to get these up real quick because I love them both. There are a few more I will be working on soon so watch for those in the next week or two. These two ladies met up ...
New Orleans Wedding Planning Tip #38 - Pamela Reed Photography
Want to find a cool place to have your wedding party welcome party here in New Orleans? Check out Jazzfest fans' favorite Bayou Beer Garden! And now they just opened Bayou Wine ...
Artistic and Unique Portraits in New Orleans - Pamela Reed Photography
I've been posting off and on about a new service I will be offering to those looking for something special, artistic and unique to you. These are a few shots from Samantha and ...
Wedding Planning Tip #37 - Wedding Portraits in New Orleans City Park - Pamela Reed Photography
If you are looking for romantic wedding photographs where you are surrounded by beautiful Southern Oaks draped in Spanish Moss then this is the place, New Orleans City Park. Use ...
New Orleans Wedding Tip #36 - Wedding Party Gifts
Building a wedding giftbag for your wedding party can be both fun, personal and memorable. Here are some suggestions for fillers that will make your New Orleans wedding guests ...
Stress-Free Elopement and Wedding Planning - New Orleans Wedding Photographer
As a photographer I know that stressed clients make for not-so-great photographs and who wants their clients stressed out??? So over the years I have developed methods and ...
Cinema Verite Style Wedding Photography and Portraits
Cinema Verite as defined by Webster's Dictionary:cinéma-vérité |ˌsinəmə ˌveriˈtā| noun ...
Valentine's Day in New Orleans - Pamela Reed Photography
Yesterday was Valentine's Day! A romantic day filled with engagements and elopements. Congratulations to everyone who spoke their vows yesterday or committed to speaking them in ...
New Orleans Mardi-Gras 2016 in Black and White
Now for something a little different. We enjoy being participants in Mardi Gras parades here in New Orleans and for me its another opportunity for photographs from a different ...
Weddings and Pat O'Briens in the French Quarter
I'm in the French Quarter all the time. And more often than not, one of the final destination points for my couples is Pat O'Brien's (Pat O's to the locals). Famous for their ...
Family Holiday Photographs in New Orleans - Pamela Reed Photography
Jessica and I have been Facebook friends for over a year now. She messaged me a few weeks ago asking if I would do a surprise family session for her mom's Christmas present. I was ...
Valentines Day Elopement Offer in New Orleans - Elopement Photography
Because I am a romantic I usually don't schedule weddings on Valentine's Day, so I can celebrate it with my husband. However, this year he is working and therefore a rare ...
Vacation Photographs - New Orleans Fine Art Wedding Photojournalism
It truly is funny where life leads us. Three years, six months, and a few days ago, Nicole and Andrew were married in New Orleans. They choose Jackson Square and Court of Two ...
Candid Wedding Photography - Pamela Reed - New Orleans
Yesterday there was a segment on the local news about the NEW trend for candid wedding photography. I laughed. Yeah I did. Photojournalistic style wedding photography IS ...
Scream Queen New Orleans Voodoo Wedding - Pamela Reed
Okay, so how much better can it get to photograph a voodoo wedding with a London-based Scream Queen, Producer and her Director fiance' on Halloween in New Orleans and ...
Artistic Wedding Photography - New Orleans Wedding Photography - Pamela Reed
I received a call about a year ago from Nancy, the mother of the bride. She said my daughter saw your website and loves your work and would like you to photograph her wedding. A ...
New Orleans Voodoo Wedding - City Park - Pamela Reed Photography
Leigh and Josh chose a nature based voodoo wedding with Bloody Mary in City Park. Rain threatened all day and for the first time in all my years of shooting weddings, yes it ...
Introducing Artistic Wedding Portrait Sessions - Pamela Reed Photography - New Orleans
In the last week I've had 2 requests for Artistic Wedding Portraits but without the ceremony. Rather unique requests but definitely got me to thinking I do specialize in these ...
Halloween in New Orleans - Krewe of Boo Photography - Part IV
The fourth and final part of the Krewe of Boo Halloween Parade.THE PEOPLE and THE COSTUMESClick on this link to view lots more of my photographs from this parade.I ...
Halloween in New Orleans - Krewe of Boo Photography - Part III
KREWE OF BOO Halloween Parade in New Orleans. Part III: THE FLOATSGo to this link for lots more photos from the parade that was rolled through the lower part of New Orleans ...
Halloween in New Orleans - Krewe of Boo Photography - Part II
THE DANCERS, MUSICIANS and CHARACTERS of New Orleans. Check out this link for lots more photos of the Krewe of Boo Parade.Like what you see? Give me a call for your event ...
Halloween in New Orleans - Krewe of Boo Photography - Part I
It's a rare occasion that I shoot for pleasure. I am not one to run a bunch of shots though my camera if they don't have an end purpose. Though I do love street photography. One ...
Arnaud's Restaurant Wedding Reception - Pamela Reed Photography - New Orleans
I photographed several weddings at Arnaud's Restaurant in the French Quarter and love it! The spaces are so cool with all its architecture and history. While taking a break before ...
Race and Religious Engagement Photos - New Orleans - Engagement
A few months ago I got a call from a free spirit, Dawn, inquiring about engagement photographs. I am selective in accepting engagements as I want to direct my attention to ...
Wedding Photo Bomb of the Day - Pamela Reed Artistic Wedding Photojournalism
One of the perks of being a wedding photographer in New Orleans are the many opportunities for unique and unusual photographs. And of course the photo-bombs are a part of the ...
The Streets of the French Quarter - A Perfect Venue for Any New Orleans Wedding
As I have mentioned in past blogs we usually take some breaks and during those I scope out cool architecture and street scenes. Here are a few from last Saturday. Arnauds ...
Destination Wedding Planning in New Orleans Parks - Pamela Reed
Congratulations for choosing New Orleans as your destination wedding! No better city for memories and celebration!Many who come here to get married either haven't been here before ...
Second Time Around - Elope to New Orleans - Pamela Reed Photography
Last week I received a call from John. He said 'we are eloping to New Orleans Saturday, bringing our son and dogs.' They chose Reverend Charles R. Cross for the French Quarter ...
Choosing a New Orleans Wedding Photographer - Pamela Reed
I research the market twice a year spending a good portion of time evaluating current economic factors, politics and how they influence the economy and finally competitor's ...
How and Why I Choose to Be a Wedding Photographer - Pamela Reed Photography
It wasn't very long ago that most photographers laughed at those who chose to shoot weddings. I admit I was one of them. So much has changed with the advent of digital verses ...
New Orleans Fine Art Photography - Pamela Reed
Every once in a while I like to deviate from posting wedding related stories and just show you some art. Most of these images were done with my iPhone, though some are with ...
Artistic Wedding Portraits in New Orleans - Pamela Reed Photography
Here are a couple wedding portrait images I have always loved. One was a candid shot with my pro gear after we had finished their wedding portrait session in one of the cemeteries ...
Styled Fantasy Bridal Portrait - Pamela Reed Photography
This is an oldie from my days in Arizona. A lovely Latino girl was willing to stand very still while I photographed her utilizing filters to create an infrared photograph. I'm in ...
Same Sex Weddings in New Orleans - Pamela Reed Artistic Photography
I've been putting off this particular post mainly because I am not a panderer nor do I like to pigeonhole clients. Love has no boundaries. We love our family, friends, pets, ...
Holiday Elopement Photography Package in New Orleans - Pamela Reed Photography
To see a sample Holiday Elopement go here. This elopement booked a separate portrait session.Imagine taking a romantic walk along Canal Street in New Orleans, bathed in holiday ...
Family Photographs - New Orleans - Pamela Reed Photography
My husband, Kevin, and I live in the Tulane-Gravier neighborhood. It has been divided with the removal of over 200 homes to make way for the new Bio-District Hospital and Research ...
Engagement Photo Session - French Quarter - Pamela Reed Photography
I can only show this one image as the engagement is still a secret but I thought it was a cool photograph. We arrived in the French Quarter around 6:30 am one recent Sunday ...
Hotel Monteleone Elopement - Artistic Wedding Photojournalism - Pamela Reed
Jane and Harris married this past spring. As a former New Orleans local, Jane dreamed of having her wedding photographed in the Hotel Monteleone Carousel Bar. Her dress emulated ...
Artistic Wedding Photography - Multiple Days of Coverage - Pamela Reed
Many couples who hire me choose to do multiple-day coverage of their wedding and play time. Elopements, intimate and large weddings all have optioned for full coverage of their ...
French Quarter Wedding Chapel - Artistic Wedding Photojournalism - Pamela Reed
Laurie and Daniel chose be married at the French Quarter Wedding Chapel which is a very good choice in this July heat! Complete with a champagne toast and wedding cake. Such a ...
New Orleans Wedding Photo Bombs - Pamela Reed
Street portraits and candids in the French Quarter of New Orleans inevitably yield some great photo bombs. You can't avoid them really. Frankly they are what make the street ...
Dauphine Orleans Intimate Wedding - Artistic Wedding Photojournalism
Rachel and Jonaaron were married in the courtyard of their beautiful cottage at the Audubon Cottages of the New Orleans Hotel Collection in the French Quarter with Rev. Jerry ...
Artistic Wedding Portraits in New Orleans - Pamela Reed Photography
I was working on putting together a folder of photos for Instagram and ran across this one taken on my phone with a cool little app. I had forgotten all about it. This was from a ...
Two Day Wedding - French Quarter - Pamela Reed Photography
Tanya, Joachim and I met two years ago when 'Joe' called to book me for his surprise proposal during Essence-fest. After their filming by Essence magazine we hit the streets for ...
Shopping at Whole Foods - Surviving Marriage with Humor
Remember a few months ago I wrote this blog post about how important it is to be best friends, you know be on the same page? This is one of those times.I'm not proud. Full ...
City Park - French Quarter Artistic Wedding Photojournalism - Pamela Reed
Tina and Jason are both artists. Wanting more artistic and unique wedding photographs for their elopement we started in New Orleans City Park for their ceremony with Rev. Joe ...
Marriage Survival - Lunch in New Orleans Part Deaux
Eating dilemma. AGAIN. After much discussion about WHERE to eat and weighing in whether to go to our local spot Neyow's or try a new place called Melba's on Elysian Fields at ...
How to Survive Your Marriage (v. 2) - Can Social Media Kill a Marriage
So, this article showed up in one of my feeds a couple days ago. A guy wrote about how he believes social media, texting and such are what led to his divorce. Basically, a lack of ...
Marriage Survival Tips - Deciding on Dinner - Pamela Reed Wedding Photographer
A recent conversation in our household. Disclosure: husband is a chef.The Mundane of Marriageme: What do you want to do today? (his day off)Kevin: Well...yabbers about absolutely ...
Wedding Tip #35 - Do You Need a Second Photographer - Pamela Reed
Each year I check out my competition to see what they are doing. Most often I am ahead of the game. I have noticed lately the trend is to include a second photographer. I have ...
Surviving Marriage - Who Controls the Remote - Pamela Reed Wedding Photography
It truly is the little things. In our house, I am the television addict. I control the remote. Don't misunderstand though...when Kevin is around it's a joint decision what we ...
Strapless Dresses - Just Say No! - Wedding Planning Tips
Strapless gowns, unless very expensive designer should be illegal. I don't care how tiny you are or how low your body fat percentage may be - unless you are a professional body ...
Trust Your Vendors - Wedding Planning Tips - Pamela Reed Photography
Hiring wedding vendors is quite the undertaking isn't it? If you are planning a destination wedding it's even tougher. How do you find the 'right' ones? Magazines and a plethora ...
Artistic Wedding Photography - New Orleans - Pamela Reed
I'm going to be really candid here. I don't photograph traditional weddings. I abhor the point and shoot aspect of planned moments. I won't recreate moments. I don't copy other ...
Wedding Tip 34 - How to Avoid Stress While Wedding Planning
Well-meaning friends and family can ruin your wedding. You and your cohorts sit up late at night planning, probably downing a bottle of wine or two. Y'all get to looking at ...
Raging Bull vs Proper Social Etiquette - Surviving Marriage
A few weeks ago our shed was robbed. This is a different shed and location than the last one in 2012. Same stuff though. In fact the same and recently purchased, because State ...
Wedding Bouquet Decorations - New Orleans Wedding Photographer
A really nice touch I've seen on several eloping brides' bouquets are lockets with tiny photos of their children, parents, those who have passed. When you elope, especially on a ...
New Orleans Intimate Wedding - Dauphine Orleans Hotel - Wedding
It is very rare that I am not in contact with couples multiple times before their wedding. In Mary's case not so much. She and her fiance are pretty busy career people. So I spoke ...
French Quarter Wedding Chapel Elopement - Pamela Reed Photography
Another funny story. Seems I have a lot of those lately. I'm OCD so while I sloth out and trash the place I then have to clean it up again. Yeah - I know. But I'm harmless. ...
Marry Your Best Friend - A Drunken Conversation - Pamela Reed
I am not really a drinker. This story is probably why. A long time ago, probably about 4 years into our marriage, we lived next door to these awesome neighbors from England ...
Why Should I Elope? New Orleans Wedding Photography - Pamela Reed
A little secret. I hate writing blog posts. Let me clarify. I love to write and talk and talk and talk...ad nauseum. But these damn things have to be written in such a way as to ...
New Orleans City Park Elopement - French Quarter Portraits
Emily and Zach are such a cute couple! They brought along a small contigency of co-conspirators so we were set for some fun! We started in New Orleans City Park for the ceremony ...
Wedding Planning Tip Number 33 - Kissing
The Kiss. Yeah, this tip is gonna freak ya out. Practice kissing. Don’t smush your faces together, it looks like you both hit a windshield. ...
Surviving Marriage Tip #3 - Death to Rodents
This is so not politically correct and kinda icky. You've been warned. In the beginning of most marriages and for those of us without children, pretty much throughout the ...
Yummy Wedding Cake - New Orleans - Pamela Reed Photography
It's no secret that us wedding photographers are cake addicts and afficiandos. There is not a wedding that has a cake or dessert that I am not diving in. It's in my contract. I ...
Secret New Orleans Elopement - Pamela Reed Artistic Photography
Jackie and I have been chatting and keeping in touch for the last few weeks. I knew she didn't want posed photos but a few more organic portraits and lots of candids. We started ...
WPPI Presentation - Features Pamela Reed Photography
I was honored recently by receiving an email from Judy Herrmann, former President of ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers), respected educator and professional ...
How to Survive Your Marriage - Add Humor - Pamela Reed Photography
Humor can pretty much overpower anger and frustration. I can attest to that. So many times. My husband Kevin and I have been married for 20 years. We have lived in several major ...
Anniversary Photographs - New Orleans Wedding and Portrait Photography - Pamela Reed
I've always been a portrait photographer of some sort throughout my career. Sometimes the portraits are planned and posed within elaborate sets and other times they are strictly ...
Peacock Inspired Wedding Details - New Orleans Fine Art Wedding Photography
I love the mix of purple and turquoise for this wedding I recently shot in the French Quarter in New Orleans. And all of this wedding decor and accessories were handmade by the ...
French Quarter Wedding - French Quarter - Pamela Reed Photography
I can't say this enough. My couples are the most fun and crazy out there. And that is just my cup of tea. The more life and non-traditional they are, the more I want to be their ...
Wedding Planning Ideas - Ceremony Champagne Toast - New Orleans Wedding Photographer
I am seeing a new trend with my couples that I totally embrace! They are placing champagne out for their guests prior to the ceremony. Then the speeches and toasts mix in with the ...
Unique Elopement - French Quarter Wedding Chapel - Pamela Reed Photography
I promised you a peek at this crazy elopement in February. Leighann called me a just a few weeks before they were heading down looking for wedding photographs that truly depicted ...
Big Sam's Funky Nation - New Orleans Brass Bands - Pamela Reed Photography
In October 2014 I had the pleasure of photographing a 3 day vow renewal that started at NOLA Brewery and ended at The Blue Nile on Frenchman Street. Big Sam's Funky Nation has ...
Planning an Elopement - Part 2 - New Orleans Wedding Photographer
Getting That Pesky Marriage LicenseThere are two locations here in New Orleans for your wedding license. Either City Hall, which is only a few blocks from the French Quarter, and ...
Planning an Elopement - New Orleans - Pamela Reed Photography
I specialize in unique and artistic non-traditional elopements here in New Orleans. Invariably, I receive calls from couples trying to choose everything from the venues ...
The Paulin Brothers Brass Band - New Orleans - Pamela Reed Photography
I am a member of a sub-krewe of Krewe du Vieux, my very favorite Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. One of my bucket list items. I had an opportunity to photograph our ...
Anniversary Portraits - New Orleans Photographer - Pamela Reed
I photographed Bryony and Mason's wedding a little over a year ago. All I had was my iPhone 6+ when we met up for a toast to their one year anniversary but I love the ...
Muriels - Cabildo - French Quarter Wedding
Seena and David contacted me about a year ago to dicuss photographing their wedding in New Orleans. With my husband in tow (he always seems available when cocktails are involved) ...
A Special Thank You - New Orleans Weddings and Elopements - Pamela Reed Photography
I just wanted to thank all the amazing couples and clients who crossed my path last year. 2014 was a great year and full of changes for me. I added elopements to my photography ...
Wedding Officiants in New Orleans - Pamela Reed Photography
This year I had the pleasure of re-connecting with Chaplain Jerry Schwehm and photographing many weddings throughout New Orleans this year. December was a particularly busy month ...
Wedding Shoes - What Not to Wear in the French Quarter - Pamela Reed Photography
With the permission of my dear bride with the ruined Kate Spade wedding shoes, I'm posting this as a very good wedding tip. Always bring a second pair of shoes that are flat and ...
Fantasy Author's Wedding - Cemetery Photo Session - Pamela Reed
Dawn is a well known Young Adult Fantasy Fiction author. She and Craig, childhood sweethearts, reconnected and it was love all over again, as the photos show. Her newest book is ...
Perfect Wedding Portrait - New Orleans Wedding Photography - Pamela Reed
I fall in LOVE with images. Every once in a while during the editing process I hit upon an image that moves me to tears. Happy tears. There is so much raw emotion, realism. There ...
December Elopement in New Orleans - Pamela Reed Photography
As many of you know I am a New Orleans transplant having come from Arizona. So, when William and Maria called me from Winslow, Arizona I was so excited to photograph their wedding ...
Audubon Park Elopement - New Orleans - Pamela Reed Photography
Everyone pretty much loves black and white images. Coming from a film background, I especially love them. Each wedding is different as to how the black and whites look. Some are ...
French Quarter Streets and Shops - New Orleans - Pamela Reed Photography
Typically I don't carry my professional camera and lenses when I'm not working. But, on occasion, I either finish up early or it's a beautiful evening. So I grab a body and lens, ...
Choosing A Wedding Venue in New Orleans - Pamela Reed Photography
Wow. There is so much that is cool about New Orleans there is no way I can cover how to pick a wedding venue in New Orleans all in one blog post. But I will tell you a few things ...
Wedding Tip 32 - Picking Your Wedding Officiant - Pamela Reed Photography
Friday I was meeting with a bride-to-be at her potential venue in New Orleans. The venue owner piped up and said he would provide the officiant as his gift to the couple. I looked ...
Fine Art Wedding Portraits - Creative and Unique - New Orleans Wedding Photographer
David and Jessica wanted something a little different. A nod to their love of the city of New Orleans without the French Quarter 'been there, done that' thing. So we chose to do a ...
Wedding Band - The Phunky Monkeys - New Orleans Wedding Photography
Halloween weekend I had this awesome wedding at Broussards and The Hermann Grima House in the French Quarter. I hadn't heard of the wedding band the couple chose and was ...
The Kingsway House - Secret New Orleans Wedding Venue - Pamela Reed Photography
I had the pleasure of photographing two weddings at Kingsway House on Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans. The first time I toured the house prior, I was blown away with the gorgeous ...
Wedding Tip Number 31 - Less Known New Orleans Parks - Pamela Reed Photography
Take the extra effort to look for less known parks for your wedding ceremony. There are several around the New Orleans metro area that don't have a 1/2 dozen weddings and photo ...
Wedding Cake Serving Set - French Market - New Orleans
Tuesday I was photographing a beautiful girl's headshots. We ventured into the French Market situated riverfront in the French Quarter. I happened upon an artist's booth of the ...
Wedding Tip Number 30 - Do Not Starve - Pamela Reed New Orleans Wedding Photographer
Do NOT starve yourself the day before so you can fit into your wedding dress! Do NOT change your eating routine drastically. Do that a month or more out. Eat something with ...
The Creative Process - New Orleans Wedding and Portrait Photography
The creative process is a complicated issue that is most often hard to define in a sentence or two. It is a compulsion. An obsession really. Inspiration is everywhere and nowhere. ...
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