Katie’s Bridals

Location: New Orleans French Quarter

I haven’t had much luck with the weather lately.  I’ve been getting hit with summer rain storms during my sessions.  The minute Katie drove up, it started pouring in the French Quarter.  We sent text to each other and waited it out in our cars.  After 45 minutes of pouring, we were able to get these amazing images.  It ended up being a blessing in disguise because the streets were cleared out.  We had the whole quarter to ourselves.  We totally had a blast.  I hope you enjoy!  XOXO

Ledet Maternity

Location: Ardoyne Plantation – Schriever, LA

Meet Amanda & Terrel!  I had the privilege of photographing their beautiful New Orleans wedding last year.  They are expecting their sweet baby girl, Adellah, in November.   Amanda chose the beautiful Ardoyne Plantation for her maternity portraits.  The plantation just started allowing portraits, so I was super excited about her location choice.  Right in the middle of our session, we got hit with an afternoon summer shower.  Despite the rain, we were able to get some amazing shots.  I cannot wait to meet baby Adellah!  I know she is going to be just as sweet as her parents!  Enjoy!  XOXO

Baby Sophia

Meet Sophia Grace Eskind

Sophia parents are really great friends of mine.  Sophia’s Daddy, Mike…. “Mikey” to me, is my 3rd cousin (he introduced me to my husband).  My husband and I had the honor of serving in Sophia’s parents wedding.  We have lots and lots of memories together.

Mike and Monique tried for years to get pregnant.  In January, Mike and Monique announced they were pregnant.  YAY!!!

I had the honor of photographing their reveal.  That was the hardest secret to keep.  You can view that session here:  http://blog.crystalsanderson.com/?p=821

Sophia was born a few weeks early on July 22nd.  She spent several days in the NICU for her little lungs to develop.  She is a little fighter and is doing great now!

I photographed Sophia at 4 weeks old and she was a ROCKSTAR!!!

Here are a few of my favorites from her session.  I hope you enjoy!  XOXO