Burlesque, Prosecco, and New Orleans


Could you ever imagine NOLA any other way?!


Kitty Crimson contacted me just a few days before her ceremony, to inquire about photography. She'd gotten my name from Jeramiah (thank you!) who I'd known from the Starlight bar, when it was located in the French Quarter. I so happened to be awake at some ungodly hour, editing probably, when I received her email. I pondered about going to sleep soon, but something within me decided to not wait 'until tomorrow'.


Kitty and her partner Shannon had planned to elope in New Orleans, before COVID crashed the party. They originally booked with The Jaywalkers New Orleans Second Line Band back in 2019-2020. They also had a photographer, but the photographer had become ill just a few days before all were set to fly out of Denver , Colorado to NOLA.


This is where I came in...My schedule was open that weekend and my mom had my three girls in North Louisiana, so I let Kitty know I was available and she booked me. I was so excited to meet everyone and capture what would be- for some- their first experience ever in New Orleans! Kitty dubbed the experience, an 'extended toast'.

I have shot many ceremonies, but never in Lafayette Square, so this was a fun opportunity to be some place 'different'. A second line in the French Quarter happens all the time, but rarely happens in the Central Business District.


Have to be honest here...I like the look of the CBD with a second line strolling through! It's so bright.


I was a little early, so I got to meet all the guests before the lovely duo arrived for their 'showtime'. While waiting for the brides, I decided to get their awesome guests to make their own 'soul train' line, which ended up being perfect for candid shots and I'm sure some great memories to look back on for everyone.

Large group of friends pose together for a picture in New Orleans.

This event was a long time in the making. The second line band was so happy these two stayed committed to keeping them, even after two years. The intimate reception was hosted at the historic Swoop Duggins House.


It was a beautiful experience!

Brides walking towards their guests in Lafayette Park.
Brides and a friend begin to open a bottle of champagne.
Wedding guest pours open bottle of champagne into clear cups.
The brides give a sentimental speech to their friends before the ceremony.
A bride and one of her close friends and officiant, hug and smile.
The brides stand on some steps to a statue and one holds her hand out to waive at their guests.
The officiant for the brides ceremony begins to talk.
Brides stand in front of their officiant during ceremony in New Orleans.
A bride bites at the fingertips of her sheer pink gloves to begin removing it.
The bride theatrically removes a glove towards the camera.
The bride places her partner's ring on their finger.
The brides kiss in front of their shouting friends.
The brides laugh with each other after the kiss in front of their friends.
The Jaywalkers New Orleans Second Line band leader shakes hands with a bride.
The Jaywalkers New Orleans Second Line band leader and brides march ahead of the band and guests.
Wedding guests dance to the music of the The Jaywalkers New Orleans Second Line band in the CBD of New Orleans.
The Jaywalkers New Orleans Second Line band leader dancing with wedding guests in the Central Business District.
Wedding guests dance to the music of the The Jaywalkers New Orleans Second Line band in the CBD of New Orleans.
Wedding guests dance to the music of the The Jaywalkers New Orleans Second Line band in the CBD of New Orleans.
Wedding guests dance to the music of the The Jaywalkers New Orleans Second Line band in the CBD of New Orleans.
Wedding guests dance to the music of the The Jaywalkers New Orleans Second Line band in the CBD of New Orleans.
Wedding guests dance to the music of the The Jaywalkers New Orleans Second Line band in the CBD of New Orleans.
A NOPD police officer riding his motorcycle in front of wedding guests marching with a second line.
Wedding guests dance to the music of the The Jaywalkers New Orleans Second Line band in the CBD of New Orleans.
The brides dance to the music of the The Jaywalkers New Orleans Second Line band in the CBD.
Wedding guests dance to the music of the The Jaywalkers New Orleans Second Line band in the CBD of New Orleans.
The Jaywalkers New Orleans Second Line band surround the brides.
A young wedding guest dances to music of the second line band.
Wedding guests dance to the music of the The Jaywalkers New Orleans Second Line band in the CBD of New Orleans.
A group of wedding guests stand cheering in front of the brides.
The Jaywalkers New Orleans Second Line band tank the brides.
The brides and their wedding guests cheer for The Jaywalkers New Orleans Second Line band.
The brides and their wedding guests cheer for The Jaywalkers New Orleans Second Line band in front of the Swoop-Duggins.
The happy couple poses with their guests in front of the bar at the Swoop- Duggin's House.
A wedding guest in leather makes a toast to the brides during a reception at the Swoop-Duggins House in New Orleans.
A wedding guest in leather makes a toast to the brides during a reception at the Swoop-Duggins House in New Orleans.
The brides look at each other while wedding guests clap for them at the reception.
A couple of wedding guests pose for a picture.
Plates of food are self-serviced during the small reception at the Swoop-Duggins House.
The bride in a pink dress kisses her wife in a green jumpsuit at the Swoop-Duggins House.
A bride wears a birdcage veil and pink dress while laughing with a wedding guest at the Swoop-Duggins House.
A wedding guest with light pink hair smiles while sitting at the bar of the Swoop-Duggins House.
The brides pose with a guest for a selfie.
The bride hugs a wedding guest with a big smile.
The brides kiss under the chandelier at the Swoop-Duggins House in New Orleans.
The brides stand in front of the Swoop-Duggins House laughing together.
The brides stand in front of the Swoop-Duggins House.

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