Katie and Rob are getting married in Mexico soon, which meant they needed their engagement pics soon. So, in order to brave the stifling heat and humidity of August in Louisiana, we scheduled their engagement session at sunrise. That’s right, they rolled out of bed early enough to meet up with me for their portraits at the Tree of Life at 6:30 am. They deserve a round of applause for that! It payed off, we hardly broke a sweat- but we could definitely tell the heat was about to kick in. For those who don’t live in Louisiana- you could say that being outdoors in August in Louisiana is not fun. Pigs have to go indoors so they don’t turn into bacon. Cows that are left outdoors only produce evaporated milk. Chickens lay hard boiled eggs and people drink Tabasco sauce to keep their mouths cool. Normally- we don’t shoot outdoor sessions in August unless we are only outside for a very short time. But, we knew we had to make it work for Katie and Rob, so we did!
Romantic portraits at the Tree of Life in Audubon Park are among our favorite. The tree is just magical, especially in the morning hours. It has the most massive root system of any tree I’ve ever seen. So, you can see why Katie and Rob were excited to shoot here. After spending a little time at the Tree of Life, we headed to the French Quarter for a brief stroll to take in the beauty, culture, and ambience of one of America’s most distinct districts.
So, exactly how did Rob propose to this beautiful young lady?
He had the house decorated in rose petals and candles and was playing the song “At Last” by Etta James. He surprised me when I got home from a work trip and was dropped off at home from the airport.
Well played Rob.