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  • Writer's pictureTracie Smith

New Orleans Wedding Photographer | New Orleans Engagement | Photography by Tracie | Jana & Tony

Jana & Tony chose New Orleans as THE place for their engagement session for so many reasons; high on that list was the city's graveyards. These two sweethearts have in each others lives off and on since they were teenagers and fate brought them back together. I started working with Jana who was coming in to town from Utah and Tony from Washington and they wanted a session around Halloween, but not have it have a Halloween feel. We wanted it to be timeless. My usual shooting style is bright, colorful, vivid and definitely true to life. BUT, after our initial consult and listening to Jana's vision, I knew that we wanted to explore a more moody, ethereal, darker vibe than what I usually create. One of the things I LOVE about photography, is that at it's heart it is an art form. You can create color, and vibes that are outside of your usual wheelhouse and make something unique and specific for a couple. This is exactly what we did and it turned out incredible!! I was able to marry my colorful, vivid style with a moodier look with lots of texture and I'm living for it!!

Jana & Tony had a very stylized 20's Peaky Blinders ascetic - Tony's three piece wool suit with alllll the details and accessories and texture made my day and Jana is absolute perfection with finger waves, and the most epic green gown that was made to move on her figure. We had so much fun with her dress the skirt pops were was to epic to not share in all of our locations.

Seriously....this session in the graveyards of New Orleans is exactly how a dark love engagement session or wedding day should look!

Location: Lafayette Cemetery #1

Marginy Opera House

St. Joseph Cemetery

Photography by Tracie is based out of New Orleans, Louisiana and Baltimore, Maryland and is always ready for the next adventure. I have traveled and worked all over the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. My approach to photography is very non-posed focusing on relationships, not a static 20 poses, and most importantly putting YOU first!

My goal is to create moments that are not in existence for you yet. I crave to create connections with my couples as clients AND as friends. As we embark on this wild ride to “I Do”, WE are going to live our lives out loud showing all the vibrancy joy, and many shades of colorful love you share with the world.

I travel at minimum monthly for weddings, portrait work and with digital creators all around the US and internationally. So, if your dream wedding day is romantic, colorful, offbeat, on a farm, in the city, at a manor, at the bottom of a canyon or on a glacier, I am ready to rock out with you and pour you a glass of champagne to celebrate these magical moments with you. To get the lowdown on my upcoming travel dates or when I’ll be in a town near you, drop me a message here to set up your personalized travel portrait/elopement/engagement session with me!

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