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    Hello! Thank you for visiting the site. I am Babs Evangelista, a wedding photographer and portrait photographer based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Specifically the romantic and picturesque French Quarter, which you'll see as the background in much of the wedding photography and portrait photography on my blog. I am currently booking clients for 2015 and 2016. Please get in touch to arrange your photo shoot or to learn more about having me as your wedding photographer.

Today’s blog post is from my work as a wedding photographer in New Orleans.  It features two people from opposite sides of the world who found love and have decided to make a life together that will span the globe.  Angela and Jason met at a party in the French Quarter, and quickly became inseparable.  When Jason proposed, he did so at Jazz Fest.  Hey may be from a ranch in Australia, but clearly he had learned the ways to melt the heart of a true New Orleans lady like Angela.  Angela and her bridesmaids prepared for the wedding at the Melrose Mansion on Esplanade, just outside the French Quarter.  I cannot say enough good things about this small hotel.  The rooms are spacious, elegant, and filled with gorgeous natural light.  The outdoor areas are equally resplendent.

The wedding ceremony was held at Our Lady of the Rosary Church just down Esplanade.  Jason’s face was glowing as he watched Angela walk down the aisle towards him.  I think I teared up just as much as him.  The wedding reception was held at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in the French Quarter.  These reception photos show examples of colorful uplighting at its finest.  Nothing else can transform a ballroom into a work of art like lighting and the Royal Sonesta does a beautiful job lighting their ballroom.  Crescent City Soul is one of the city’s most popular wedding bands.  They performed a mix of popular hits and New Orleans classics, entertaining guests from all over the world who came to celebrate the happy day with the happy couple.

It was basically a fairytale wedding day here in the beautiful city of New Orleans, and I couldn’t be more honored to be the wedding photographer selected to capture it.  Here are some of my favorite photos from the day:

 

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This evening I had the pleasure of photographing uniquely wonderful wedding of Jennifer and Che at the Audubon Clubhouse.  Their staff is always a joy to be around.  Kelley Mitchell with NOLA Weddings is one of my favorite planners to work with and the whole night was just perfect.  Now that my gear is all cleaned and put away I can post a preview.  ISO 3200, f/2.8, 1/250.  Available light.

New Orleans wedding photographer Babs Evangelista Audubon Clubhouse wedding ceremony

 

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Today’s post from my work as a New Orleans wedding photographer features a wedding just outside of town at Nottoway Plantation.  It was a grey and rainy day, and the ceremony was held indoors instead of outdoors as originally planned.  The set up of the ceremony room was beautiful, and I actually have included some formal portraits from the wedding day in my collection of favorites here.  That’s how much I like that room!  Julie Ann and Scott were a dream to photograph- completely in love with each other and full of joy to start their married life together.  The miserable weather didn’t bother them at all, and it was so cozy and warm inside their wedding reception that guests were dancing and happy the whole night through.  The gorgeous set up of the ceremony and reception rooms was the work of Julie Ann’s mom Julie and sister in law Cassie, and they created a winter wonderland straight out of a fairytale.  Here are some of my favorites from Julie Ann and Scott’s wedding photography collection:

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Today’s blog post is from my work as a New Orleans wedding photographer.  I’m featuring some of my favorite photographs from Cassie and Ryan’s wedding ceremony at St. Joseph’s Church in New Orleans, followed by a reception at the J.W. Marriott.  I’ve known Cassie and Ryan for years from the other weddings I’ve photographed for Ryan’s family, and I got to work with a lot of my favorite wedding industry colleagues.  The people at the J.W. Marriott are a dream to work with, and the wedding was immaculately planned by Aimee Barousse of Plan B Weddings.  Chad Dyle from Dyle Films is a great videographer- we never get in each other’s way and he always stays cool, no matter what happens.  The band was my absolute favorite wedding band- Groovy 7.  And they bring a party like no other.  Firefly Ambiance provided gorgeous candle lighting to help create a romantic mood.  It was a dream team and we couldn’t have had a better couple to work for.  Cassie and Ryan are gracious and kind, devoted to their families and each other.  There was no first look, and it was mesmerizing to see them as Cassie walked up the aisle towards Ryan at the start of the wedding ceremony.  From then on it was one beautiful moment after another for the rest of the evening.  They left their gorgeous reception in a flurry of confetti and balloons and pom poms in a surprise sports-themed exit planned by Ryan’s mom Julie.  It was a perfect ending to a perfect night.  Here are my favorite wedding pictures from Cassie and Ryan’s New Orleans wedding.

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Today’s photo of the day from my work as a NOLA wedding photographer is a candid moment featuring the bride in her limousine, just before the wedding ceremony at St. Patrick’s church in downtown New Orleans.  Anyone who remembers their fine art studies will notice the dramatic chiaroscuro of the image, which perfectly complements the anticipation of this moment.  ISO 3200, f/4.5, 1/80.  Speedlight on camera.

New Orleans wedding photography featuring a bride in her limousine before her wedding ceremony.

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