Mandilyn and James have been married for 15 years and wanted to mark the occasion with a New Orleans Couples photoshoot. For the shoot, She wore her original wedding dress, he wore a custom tailored suit he would have loved to wear on his wedding day but was a bit out of budget at the time.
We met for our session at a local dive bar, Mimis in the Marigny. They wanted to capture the color and life of New Orleans while avoiding the crowds of the French Quarter making the Marigny a perfect location.
James, a tattoo Artist based in Utah, has been coming to New Orleans for decades. Before they were every married, James brought Mandilyn to New Orleans as sort of a “If she also love New Orleans as much as I do, I am pretty sure we can make this love last” type of trip. Luckily! They both loved the city and have been returning to visit every chance they get.
There is something so special about anniversary sessions. Quality time is definitely a love language of mine and getting the chance to spend an evening with a couple who has made their marriage work so beautifully after so many years always leaves me feeling honored and inspired. I love hearing stories of my couples weddings, their favorite memories and proudest moments. I always says this, and it’s probably getting cheesy by now, but I cannot tell you enough how much I love this work I do. I am so dang lucky to get to work with the people I work with!