Shelby + Rob

Mr. & Mrs. Landry

Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church | Palazzo Bernardo

Married: February 5, 2021

After every wedding, when I get home, my husband always asks…. How was the wedding?  My response was… It was amazing!  I have been looking forward to this wedding for a while.  Shelby booked me back in the summer of 2019 and I have been anticipating this wedding for a long time.  I met Shelby in 2016 when I photographed her best friend’s wedding and fell in love with her instantly.  She is so very kind, thoughtful and sincere.  You can’t help but fall in love with her the minute you meet her.  

Shelby & Rob are such a sweet couple.  We had such a blast during their engagement session, I knew the wedding was going to be fun.  They have been together for so long and I know everyone was so excited to witness them getting married.  I’m so very blessed to be the one to document their special day.  

I began my day with Shelby at her Mom’s house.  Shelby’s mom’s home was filled with fresh flowers, laughter & excitement.  It was super cold and rainy but that didn’t stop Shelby and her crew from having a great time.  

Shelby & Rob were married at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church in Donaldsonville.  As I rounded the corner on Mississippi Street, I knew it was going to be gorgeous inside.  Wow!!!… was my first impression walking in.  Of all my years being a photographer, this was my first time photographing in this church.  It is absolutely beautiful.  Father Dupre’ did a beautiful job on the ceremony.   

The reception followed to Palazzo Bernardo.  The band, Rewind, was ready to get the dance floor filled and it didn’t take long.  Shelby & Rob’s guests danced the entire night. My favorite memory of the reception was the song New York, New York dedicated to Shelby’s late father.  Everyone joined in and it will be a memory I will never forget.  It was a beautiful night, and everyone truly celebrated the couple. 

Shelby & Rob, I cannot thank you enough for inviting me into your life and choosing me to document such an important day.  It is truly an honor and I don’t take it lightly.  You two are an amazing couple and I know you will have a wonderful marriage.  I hope you are enjoying your first week of marriage.  Here is a little sneak peek of some of our favorite images from your amazing night.  

May God bless you with many years together!

Crystal

Vendor Love:
Bakery | Julie’s Cake Studio
Band | Rewind
Florist | Connie Ledet
Videographer | Music Media Source
Hair | Paige McMillan
Makeup | Braylin Cheramie
Officiate | Father Matt Dupre’
Caterer | Bernardo’s
Transportation | Foxy’s (Party Bus) & Southall’s (Limo)
Dress Shop | The Bridal Corner

Nicole’s Bridals – Leighton House

Leighton House | Thibodaux, LA

Yay!  I’m so excited to finally share these. I always love taking portraits at Leighton House. It’s a beautiful home located in Thibodaux on LA-1. Thank you Mrs. Debbie for allowing me to photograph on your beautiful property once again.

Isn’t Nicole just lovely (now I’m singing Stevie Wonder)! I seriously could photograph her all day long! She definitely had that bridal glow. We had such a great time. We took these back in December and it was such a beautiful day.

Here are a few of my favorites from her session!

Nicole + Jared

Mr. & Mrs. Falcon

St. Francis de Sales Cathedral | Ellendale Country Club

Married: January 9, 2021

I’m so excited to finally share this amazing wedding with you all.  What a way to kick of 2021!!! 

I met Nicole when I photographed her brother’s wedding back in 2017 and I fell in love with the Haydel family immediately!  They are one of the sweetest families I have had the pleasure of working with.  When Nicole’s mom messaged me that Nicole was engaged, I was beyond excited to be working with them again.  

Nicole and Jared are such sweet couple.  Their love for one another is so apparent.  Their personalities, their kindness, their smiles… they are such a beautiful couple and definitely meant to be together. 

I began my day with Nicole at her godmothers home.  Hair and makeup were just finishing up and the home was filled with laughter & excitement.  I was immediately greeted with familiar faces.  I joked with Nicole’s godmother that she should rent her home for bridal prep.  It was the perfect location for the girls to get ready.  

Nicole & Jared were married at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral.  Father Jay did a beautiful job on the ceremony.  I love how the church was still decorated for Christmas.  Many Catholic churches will leave up their nativity display until the 2nd weekend of the New Year. It was gorgeous!  

The reception followed to Ellendale Country Club.  Rouge Krewe was ready to kick off the party.  I was so excited to finally work with this new band and they didn’t disappoint.  I think my favorite memory from this reception is the song Nicole dedicated to her Dad, Tom Sawyer by Rush.  Rouge Krewe knocked it out the park and I will always think of this night wherever I hear this song now.  

To the Haydel Family, thank you for inviting me into your life so many years ago.  I can never thank you enough for trusting me to document both of your children’s weddings.  It truly is an honor.  

To the Falcon Family, it was a privilege to be part of such a special day.  You raised an amazing young man.  Thank you for allowing me to document your son’s beautiful day.  

Nicole & Jared, thank you… thank you… thank you!!!  You guys are an amazing couple and I know the future is so bright for the two of you.  Enjoy some of my favorites from your amazing day!  I hope you had a wonderful time in the Keys! 

God Bless!

Crystal

Lily + Derick

Mr. & Mrs. Bercegeay

St. John the Evangelist | Foundry on the Bayou

Married: November 20, 2020

I’m so excited to share our final 2020 wedding with you all!  I’ve known Derick since he was a child, and I cannot believe he is now a husband.  Back in 2006, I landed a job as a preschool paraprofessional right out of college while I was building my business.  I was so blessed to work under Derick’s Mom.  She taught me so much and I will always treasure the time we had together.  I think we figured out that Derick was 12 at the time.  Through Facebook and run ins at the store, I’ve watched him grow up to be an amazing young man.  

When I first met Lily, I just loved her.  She has such a sweet, calming spirit about her and she is so easy going.  Lily & Derick are such a precious couple, and I am so very thankful that they chose me to document their day.
  

I started out with Lily at the Dansereau House.  This is the perfect place in downtown Thibodaux to get ready.  Lily and her bridal party had the entire 2nd floor.  Lily was so calm and so ready to marry her high school sweetheart!  When you have dated someone for 9 years, you know they are the one! 

Lily & Derick were married at St. John the Evangelist in Thibodaux.  Father Joey really got to know the couple and his homily was spot on.  After 9 years, these two can finally say they are married!  

The reception then followed to The Foundry.  I love this reception venue so much.  The building has a special ambiance and it’s such a great reception venue.  Lily and Derick had the talented Torregrossa Fine Art as their live painter.  She even added their fur baby in the portrait!  Everyone was in awe!  Then there were the cakes!!!  Sweet Stirrings seriously knocked it out of the park with these cakes!!  So very talented!! The disc jockey, D2 Entertainment, had the guest dancing in no time.  It was a night filled with lots of laughter, singing but most of all love for this precious couple.   

Lily & Derick, I cannot thank you enough for trusting me to document this day for you.  We had the best time celebrating with you guys and I can’t think of a more perfect couple to end the 2020 wedding season with.  I hope you guys had an amazing time in South Dakota (shoutout to the best man… he planned the trip… how cool is that)! Here are a few of my favorites from your night!  I hope you enjoy them!  Congratulations again!  We are so very happy for you guys! 


Vendor Love:
Bakery | Sweet Stirrings
DJ | D2 Entertainment
Florist | Connie Ledet
Hair & Makeup | Jeanne Gianelloni
Officiate | Father Joey
Caterer | The Foundry
Transportation | Foxy’s
Decorator | Connie Ledet
Bridal Shop | Town & Country
Live Painter | Torregrossa Fine Art

The Knot Best of Weddings 2021

We are so excited to announce that we have been selected as a 2021 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings for the 2nd year in a row!! I cannot thank my incredible clients enough!!