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Muriels - Cabildo - French Quarter Wedding
01/30/2015

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) we met for cocktails at Bar Tonique on Rampart to discuss their wedding photographs. Little did I know they were former Microsoft staff, which explains Seena's love of Excel with the most organized timeline I have ever seen.  Their special day started at the Bienville House Hotel and walked to Exchange Place to do a quick first look then off to The Cabildo in Jackson Square for formal portraits and their wedding ceremony officiated by Chaplain Jerry Schwehm. To celebrate their vows they booked a second line parade down Bourbon Street, arriving at the iconic Muriel's Jackson Square for their reception. The music was provided by The Jazz Band Ballers. The cocktails flowed as guests gathered waiting for the couple's entrance and first dance. The food was wonderful and beautifully presented. Guests arrived from as far away as Japan. So that is all the cool stuff. I should mention that, once again, the potholes and steps raised their ugly heads as I bit the dust twice before we even got to the ceremony. Bruised and scuffed knee, twisted ankle and broken camera equipment and yet thanks to my awesome, very patient assistant Brittany, we never missed a beat. Thanks to a lot of backup gear ...

A Special Thank You - New Orleans Weddings and Elopements - Pamela Reed Photography
01/19/2015

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 services and have found so many new friends and that I really like the creative freedom afforded by them. So for 2015 I have been limiting my full size weddings to make room for all of you looking for that something special and different. Without further ado thank you everyone for filling my year with so many smiles and dreams. I love being able to follow your new lives through our friendships on Facebook! Congrats everyone! It's a great and amazing ride.        

Wedding Officiants in New Orleans - Pamela Reed Photography
01/15/2015

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 this year for elopements. Jerry is the most pleasant and relaxed, yet professional wedding officiant I've had the pleasure to work with. He always arrives early and with a big genuine smile. It's obvious he loves what he does and what a bonus as he is an artist as well. If you are looking for an officiant who doesn't just look at you as an income generator then Jerry is your man!   Book your elopement or intimate wedding with Jerry through his link above.Don't wait too long to contact me for your wedding photography needs as 2015 has been booking up like crazy. The best way to insure securing your date with me is to call me.Pamela Reed 504-920-8703 

Wedding Shoes - What Not to Wear in the French Quarter - Pamela Reed Photography
01/13/2015

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 comfortable for our shoots. It was a rainy day with forecasts of 100% chance of rain during Christina and Mike's wedding ceremony in Jackson Square in the French Quarter. We had plans for cover if needed. It had been raining all morning but luckily, once again, the rain stopped for our elopement ceremony and portraits. Whew. But my darling Christina 'thought' she could handle walking in the Quarter. Well, between the open toes, spike heels and lack of support she was in some serious pain. A trooper she marched on with dirty, wet feet and blisters forming. What does a girl do? Well my girl said 'screw it' and took her shoes off once we reached the Riverwalk (it's not gross up there like it is on Bourbon Street). She waved the shoes over the trash can with full intentions to dispose of them but realizing she still had to go back through the Quarter to get a cab, so back on they went. Here's her advice:"Oh my goodness, listen up ladies!!!! First of all, NO OPEN TOE SHOES. Go casual if your dress is long. Your feet will kill otherwise. Your'e only going to wear the dress once, so get dirty. Lets be realistic, your daughters are NOT going to want to wear it when they get married...lol... And you're right, I ...

Fantasy Author's Wedding - Cemetery Photo Session - Pamela Reed
01/09/2015

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 slated for the adult audience and features fantastical characters. She and Craig decided to work in a little promotional session she can use in the future for Comic-Con and various other events she travels to promoting her books. Here is a little taste of the fun we had. Sexy and gothic! Craig even joined in with great character portrayal. They were married in the courtyard of The Provincial Hotel right here in the French Quarter, New Orleans; known for its history of hauntings with Bloody Mary, a well-known Voodoo Priestess here in New Orleans. A beautiful and moving ceremony ending with jumping the broom. The next day we ventured out to the cemetery for their portraits. Check out some of the photos!