Erin and Bryan got married on April 27, 2013 at St. Louis Cathedral and the Omni Hotel and it was a perfect day to film.  Their wedding weekend got off to a great start with the rehearsal dinner and just flowed into their wedding day.  I couldn’t ask for a better day for Erin and Bryan and enjoyed everything I did for them.  From their engagement session, their love story, and on their wedding, Erin and Bryan was such a treat to work with and their wedding and reception was a blast to film.  Please enjoy their closing montage film above and thanks to Erin and Bryan for having my staff and I there to film their day.

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The first time I met Erica and Sean I knew right away that they were good people.  From that first day all the way till their wedding day in April, it was an absolute pleasure to work with them.  I would describe them as easy going and fun.  They were just a blast to hang out with and even better to film and photo their wedding day.

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Sean told me at that very first meeting that their wedding was going to be a wild one and it was.  I don’t remember a slow moment during their day and all of Sean and Erica’s friends were dance machine.  They danced to everything played and it was a wonderful day with all their family and friends celebrating their wedding.

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I couldn’t ask for a better day for their wedding.  Clear skies for their ceremony and just a rockin reception inside their Fleur de Lis Center in Mandeville.  Please enjoy their closing montage video above and a handful of their wedding photos can be seen on our Facebook Fan Page.  Thank you to Erica and Sean for being great clients and just so damn easy to film and photo.

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I’ve known Charlie for nearly 15 years.  We go way back when we both worked at the movie theatre and often went out after our evening shift for a drink or two.  We did that more often then I remember.

It still humbles me when a bride and her mother selects DVB to either film or photo their wedding, but Charlie told me from the start that he only wanted my team to document their wedding.  That just blew me away when Charlie told Jennifer that they need to need to go shopping for videographers and photographers and I was the one for them.  That blew me away and my friendship with Charlie is one that I value the most.

Charlie and Jennifer are getting married on June 29 and I can’t wait for my team to capture their wedding day.  It’s going to be a great day for them and for me personally.  To view more photos of their Engagement Session, please visit our Facebook page.

Caroline and Rob were married on March 23 at St. Rosalie’s Church on the Westbank and they held their reception at the Board of Trade in New Orleans.  The was a great day and we started it off with their prep and both Caroline and Rob seemed calm and easygoing.

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One of my favorite parts of the day was their first look and you can see at that time they were were ready to see each other.  It was a beautiful moment to watch Caroline make that long walk and tap Rob on his shoulder for them to see each other for the first time in her wedding dress and his tux.  It was a sight to see.

Once that was over and their nerves were settled, we had a beautiful wedding at St. Rosalie and a rocking reception.  Caroline and Rob had the time of their lives on the dance floor and greeting all their family and guests throughout the night.  I couldn’t ask for a better couple to film and wish them a great start to their life together.  Please enjoy their closing montage video above and some photos from their day.

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When I tell potential and future brides that we film from start to finish and offer no time limits on their wedding day, most of them are shocked to hear that.  I believe that when you hire DVB to film and document your wedding, you have me and my staff for the entire day.  We have no place else to be and we just love what we do.

This theory became true a few weeks ago when I hung out with Charlene and Chris for their love story interview and Engagement Session .  We started about two in the afternoon and didn’t end until about 10 that night and I couldn’t ask for a better day.

After finishing their love story interviews, we ventured out and roamed all over downtown New Orleans to take their Engagement Photos.  We had a blast walking along the river and down Bourbon Street just taking photos everywhere.  One of my favorite stops during our session was at Tropical Isle and getting a photo of Charlene and Chris with the Hand Grenade.  It was awesome.

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I had a great time with Charlene and Chris and can’t wait to show off their love story video this Fall and film their wedding next year on February 15.  To view more photos from their session, please visit our Facebook page.

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Kevin and Stephanie were married back in June but we finally got our schedules to match up last month to shoot their Formal Portraits and they came out smoking.  I remember when Stephanie and I tried to schedule her Bridal Session and we had so much trouble setting up a date for it.  When we finally had it arranged, she had dress problems and when the dress was finally ready, we didn’t have time and the wedding was finally here.  Her Bridal Session would turn into a Formal Session with Kevin and we could never get our schedules to clear.

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Close to eight months later, all three of our schedules finally cleared and we were set for their Formal Session at Rivertown.  Everything about this session was great and their finished photos was smoking.  I knew I had something special during their shoot but it wasn’t until I downloaded the set and saw them in Lightroom that these photos were just awesome.  I couldn’t be more happy with the way these photos came out.

I kept thinking back to their wedding day as you could see how much Kevin and Stephanie loved each other.  It looked great on camera and even better in person.  I even stopped posing them as they were coming up with poses on their own and everything just clicked.  It was great.  Both of them have become good friends of mine and I’m glad that I was a small part of their wedding day and during their Formal Session.  For more photos of this session, please visit our Facebook page by clicking here

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I’ve always enjoyed going to parties.  Hanging out with family and friends with good food and drinks, what else can you ask for?  I attended a great party last week when I was asked to go to Charlene and Chris’ Surprise Engagement Party.  During my first meeting with Charlene and Chris, they knew they were going to have a Engagement Party but didn’t know when it would be.  Hence, the surprise party.

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From the beginning, Charlene mentioned how important this party was to her.  Her entire Bridal Party, her parents, her future in-laws and step-daughter and her son would be there.  Just hearing her talk about them, I knew I had to be at the party to film and shoot it.  It was a great party with very good people.  I really enjoyed myself and it was fun times getting to know everyone there.  This is the first of many wedding activities for Charlene and Chris and I can’t wait to get them infront of the camera for their Engagement and Love Story Sessions.  They are scheduled to get married on February 15, 2014 at Magnolia Plantation.  To view more photos from the Party, please visit our Facebook page

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I’m always looking for something extra to do for my clients and hit the wall one day thinking about it.  Then out of the blue, I was invited to a Bridal Shower to take a few photos and then it hit me.  Let’s start covering Bridal Showers.  It felt strange at first being the only guy there, but once everything starts going and I begin filming and taking a few photos it all becomes normal to me.

A few weeks back, Tara called me and asked if I was free for Tanya’s Bridal Shower and thankfully I was.  I was able to meet her mother and mother in law and most of her friends who’ll be at her wedding in two weeks on March 9th.  It was fun seeing Tanya hanging out with her family and friends and she mentioned to me that her wedding is finally becoming real to her when she saw me taking photos and filming her cake and gifts at the shower.  It was there that she was becoming nervous, but also excited for her wedding to Darwin.

I really enjoyed hanging out with Tanya and her family and friends at her shower.  It was good times and just being able to offer something more to my clients is a good feeling.  I can’t wait for Tanya’s wedding in a few weeks to Darwin and it’s going to be a blast.  Please enjoy her Bridal Shower Video above a few photos from her shower below

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Mardi Gras and New Orleans go hand in hand.  Growing up in the Big Easy, I’ve experienced my share of Mardi Gras and actually grew very tired of it during college. For a number of years I even scheduled my vacation around carnival and left town for a few days.

Then all of a sudden I regained my carnival spirit when I took my niece to her first parade last year and enjoyed seeing the sights and sounds that is Mardi Gras and New Orleans.  Watching my niece scream and enjoy all the throws she was receiving was a sight to see.  Fast forward to this year and I grew excited about Mardi Gras and everything that it offers.  Besides the great floats, many schools, their cheerleaders and bands are involved in the parade and march with the krewes along the route.

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It’s a great time to hang out with the family and just meet new people while catching beads, stuff animals, and enjoying the parade.  Mardi Gras is an event that everyone should experience and it’s the greatest free party in the world.  I love this city and my re-discovery of Mardi Gras with my family and niece.  Happy Mardi Gras to everyone.

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The first time I met Erica and Sean, I knew something was up. They couldn’t stop smiling and laughing during our wedding consult and all this was going on at 8 in the morning. As we sat there and talked about their wedding, I knew that their day as going to be a blast.

Erica and Sean brought that same happy attitude to their Engagement Session last week at Audubon Park and they were a blast to work with.  Sean has to be one of the funniest grooms I’ve ever met and it was difficult to keep a straight face on when he decided to do something silly for the camera.  I can only imagine how fun their wedding will be and they said numerous times that their wedding will be the best day of their lives.

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Erica and Sean are getting married on April 13 and I can’t wait to be a small part of their day when I film their wedding at the Fleur de Lis Center in Mandeville.  To view more photos from their session, please click here

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