Cosmopolitan

September 30, 2019 | Cosmopolitan

I just found out that I was published in Cosmopolitan Magazine! I have to admit, I’m absolutely speechless!! What an honor! Thank you Rosy’s Jazz Hall! I sure do love you guys!

Kristen + Shane

Mr. & Mrs. Marie

First Assembly of God & Houma Municipal Auditorium | Houma, LA

Married: September 14, 2019

 

I first met Kristen when she was a teenager.  She was my best friends’ babysitter for years.  She would even babysit for me from time to time.  She would mention, I hope you get to photograph my wedding one day.  Well the day finally came, and I was so blessed to be the one to photograph this precious union.  Kristen & Shane have such a sweet spirit.  We honestly had the best time with both of them.  It was a true South Louisiana wedding, packed with lots of family & friends to celebrate.  Just like it should be!

 

We hope you guys had a great time in Destin, FL on your honeymoon.  Here are few of our favorites from the night.  We hope you enjoy!

 

Bayou’s Best of the Best

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from the Houma Courier informing me that I made the Top 5 of Bayou’s Best of the Best 2019.

 

As I shared the news with my family, my kids were so very excited.  It’s like I was nominated for a Grammy in the Sanderson household.   They have shared it with their friends and our family and it has been so precious to see.  Thank you all who have nominated me.  In my children’s eyes, I have won and that is all that matters.

 

If you would like to cast your vote my way for favorite photographer, I would love your vote.  Here is the link:

https://houmatoday.gatehousecontests.com/Bayous-Best-of-the-Best-2019/gallery?group=329897

I’m under services, then photographer.  You can vote daily until September 29th.

 

God Bless!

Crystal

 

Beth + Chad

Mr. & Mrs. Costales

Southern Oaks Plantation | New Orleans, LA

Married: September 7, 2019

 

I met Chad & Beth through our sons playing baseball together.  After their baseball season was over, Beth called to tell me that Chad had proposed!!  I was so honored that they picked me to be their wedding photographer.  Chad & Beth have so much style and I knew this wedding was going to be top notch.

 

Early September weddings in South Louisiana are known to be a little warm but that didn’t mess up this gorgeous wedding.  It was such a beautiful day for a New Orleans plantation wedding.  I don’t know what it is about Southern Oaks Plantation, but on warm, summer evenings, the light is just magical.

 

Chad & Beth, Congratulations!!  We couldn’t be more excited for you two!!  Enjoy your wedding day from our perspective!

 

 

Abby + Mitch

Mr. & Mrs. Folse

St. Genevieve Catholic Church | Rendezvous

Married: July 13, 2019

 

After years in this industry, I can honestly say that Mitch & Abby’s wedding day was unlike anything I have ever experienced before!  Hurricane Barry was making landfall and it was not stopping these two from saying “I Do”!  They had so many adversities come their way, but nothing was stopping them.  Some brides would have let this steal their joy, but not Abby!  I have never seen two people never stop smiling and so excited to get married.  I even told Mitch, “she would have met you at the end of the aisle for a Category 5 storm” and his response was, “I know and I would have been waiting”.  It was truly one of the most beautiful and heartfelt weddings I have captured.  They were surrounded by so many friends and family. It was truly amazing to witness so many loved ones there to support and witness this marriage.  They both have such a genuine, easy-going way about them that makes them so easy to love and get to know.

 

There may have been lots of rain and wind on Mitch & Abby’s wedding day, but it didn’t steal their joy.  They had one heck of a celebration and it was beautiful.  Their friends and family partied the night away while the rain continued to come down.

 

Mitch & Abby!  I hope your honeymoon was just as incredible as you are!  We cannot wait to hear all about Alaska!  You two have such beautiful families and it was such an honor to be the ones capturing your memories of the day!  We love you both!

Ceremony: St. Genevieve Catholic Church | Reception: Rendezvous | Bakery: Yvonne Stein & Snoopy Hymel | Florist: Blooming Orchid | Hair & Makeup: Beauty Bar | Caterer: Cashio’s | Officiate: Father Joshua Rodrigue | Transportation: Foxy’s | Decorator: Simply Elegant | Bridal Shop: Town & Country