When Michael and Lacey first decided to book me for their May 2011 wedding (at White Oak Plantation) as their Baton Rouge based wedding photographer, I was in Paris, France shooting an engagement session. I spoke to them on the phone after they’d met with my mother and I was overwhelmed with excitement- not just because they decided to use me as their wedding photographer out of the many choices but mostly because their personalities were so “open” over the phone. Their friendly, charismatic mannerisms moved me and I decided at that time I was going to have fun with this couple.
When we finally met in person after I returned we began our in-person relationship with a very upbeat note and I knew then we’d be friends well beyond my duties as wedding, bridal and engagement photographer.
The engagement session took place at Cinclare’s Sugar Mill as well as Downtown Baton Rouge. If you have studied up on my work you may know my obsession with Cinclare’s due to its overall dilapidation. I thrive in quiet abandoned places. Sometimes it may be dangerous shot photograph in these types of places, but with my recent accident I was in, I will be much more careful in these locations. Cinclare’s is closing down soon it appears so this is probably one of the last sessions I’ll have had the opportunity to photograph there.
Let’s follow Michael and Lacey through their engagement session as they begin at Cinclare’s and end up at the Mississippi River at sunset. Enjoy their HD slideshow at the very bottom of this post.