I don’t know where to begin with this couple and their gorgeous Destrehan Plantation wedding. I met Jennifer & Tom when their friends Sarah and Tullier (my absolute favorite photographer) referred them to me because they were to be guests at their wedding. Zero pressure (insert eye roll). Jennifer and Tom are impossible not to love the second you meet them. They are sweet, hilarious, fun-loving, gracious, and crazy outspoken football rivals. It seems obvious that they would meet under college football strife and end up falling in love.
Destrehan Plantation is everything a Louisiana wedding photographer could want in a venue: history, charm, beauty, and live oaks almost as large as the plantation itself. Tom was adamant about not doing a first look. However, I was desperate to get photos of the two of them in the daylight. Our compromise was something I’d never done before. I asked Tom if he would let me pose him with his eyes closed. Since Jennifer and Tom are Deaf, and we temporarily took Tom’s sight, he could only feel his bride and anticipate the ceremony to come. It was more beautiful and moving than I could have hoped for.
Thank you both so much for your trust and letting me be a part of this perfect day. How I wish I could do it all over again!