Lifestyle Engagement Photos | Fontainebleau State Park, Louisiana | Mandy Moran

Louisiana has the most unpredictable weather! While tracking the weather the week of this engagement session, we finally felt comfortable with the weather, and it was SO windy, gloomy, stormy outside that day. However, Mandy and Chris (and their pup Felix) where such troopers during the session and the weather barely held out for us to produce such beautiful photos.

The wind made this such a fun session...Chris and Mandy were so comfortable with each other, and I loved her white Anthropologie dress! I thought it was perfect for the beach shore photos.

Lastly, we went under the oak trees, for my favorite photos of the session. 

I cannot wait for Mandy and Chris's wedding day! I loved how comfortable they were in front of the camera, even with all the crazy weather! Fun fact, Mandy is a big Harry Potter fan, and named her pup Felix Felicis! Which is a good thing, because he really was a good luck charm to get some gorgeous photos before the monsoon happened that day! Oh, Louisiana weather! 

Lifestyle Family Portraits | New Orleans | At Home | Zaunbrecher Family

I had the honor of meeting and documenting the Zaunbrecher family in their adorable New Orleans home, and also at Coliseum Park. It was so natural documenting Durban and Austin playing with Augustus. He was so social and playful, you can really tell that they just couldn't get enough of his sweet little personality, and I couldn't either. 

Durban and Austin really wanted to focus on candid shots with them interacting with each other, which made this a very fun session.

The very first things Augusts did was run to his bookshelf to grab one of his favorite books. He really enjoyed being read to.

We then got to play in the living room...right before we headed to the park. I loved his little tent!

I absolutely adored this park session! They frequent this area a lot with their little man, and you can tell how it is probably one of his favorite places, because he was so excited when he got there. The photos of Augustus and Austin laughing are some of my favorites!

Doesn't he have the sweetest little laughing expressions? I am so thankful that the Zaunbreachers allowed me to document these sweet moments of Augusts! I absolutely loved meeting this family.

 

Personal | 10 Things About My Mom

The heart and soul of the person I am today come directly from my mother. So for this Mother's Day, I thought it would be fun to share 10 random things about my mom!

1 | My mom is a tomboy

My mom once cut all her hair off to play on the boys' football team and called herself Lee. She raced dirt bikes and even road motorcycles. (She used to pick me up from school on it!) She is the only one in the family that gets really into sports and loves MMA fighting. She is also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. So basically my mom can beat your mom (I only sorta kid...)

2 | My mom is a writer

My mom taught me calligraphy, but she really instilled the importance of writing. She is always writing. From journaling to her to do lists, she is very old fashioned when it comes to taking notes. She has the most unique handwriting, and would even make an excuse for a sick day, look like you are receiving an invitation to a wedding.

My mom and I in front of Scribbulus (a Harry Potter Calligraphy Store! ^_^)

My mom and I in front of Scribbulus (a Harry Potter Calligraphy Store! ^_^)

3 | My mom is a dancer

Well, both of my parents are dancers, they danced on the first day they met. And if not for that, they wouldn't have met and I wouldn't be here.

My Parents on my brother's wedding day

My Parents on my brother's wedding day

4 | She wore a pants suit to her wedding

I've only seen my mom in a dress ONCE and that was recently at my brother's wedding! Even at her own wedding, she wore a pants suit. 

5 | She is STUBBORN

I jokingly always say I inherited most of my mom's bad qualities, but her stubbornness is something I for sure got from her. She is very set in her ways, and it would take an incredible force to change that about her. I am actually rather thankful I received that from her.

6 | She's the best Mom(Dad)

From car trouble to needing to lift heavy objects, I usually always call my mom for these things.

7 | She is the BEST listener

My mom ALWAYS listened to me. No matter what I was talking about. I've always appreciated that about her. She made me feel like my ideas and random babble was important. 

8 | She has a thing for cutting the grass

No really, she loves cutting the grass, so much that she even cuts mine. The smell of cut grass always reminds me of her.

9 | She's a babe!

People usually think she is my younger sister, I'm not really okay with that... HA!

10 | She's my best friend

People always say that your parents shouldn't be your best friend, and I don't really know how she did it, but even at a young age, I saw her as a friend. Maybe it was because I'm the best daughter ever...and made parenting so easy ^_^

And yes...you guys can totally judge on the fact that I only have cell phone pictures of my mom!