January 13, 2021
As I am reflecting back on Julia and Kyler’s engagement session in the heart of historic New Orleans, Louisiana, I am truly at a loss for words!! We started the session at the Marigny Opera House and then hopped a few blocks over to Hotel Peter & Paul. These are two locations I had never photographed a session at until this day. I was absolutely overwhelmed by how epic this session was. Julia and Kyler were the perfect couple to photograph in such a beautiful and historic city!
When Julia and I were planning their engagement session we came to the conclusion that we both had a love for older, historic buildings. I could think of no other place to go than to New Orleans! As we moved throughout the session I started to learn about Julia and Kyler and their relationship together. These two are simply perfect for each other! Julia is a former employee of one of my favorite local Mexican restaurants and she explained how this super handsome guy came in one day to apply for a job. Their attraction to one another all started when they became co-workers at La Carretas in Hammond, LA! The rest is history and they now have the sweetest family with two absolutely ADORABLE little boys.
Fun fact: Music and singing is a huge part of Julia’s life! She has an incredible voice and plays at local restaurants and bars. I, myself, used to have a deep love (and still do) for music as well so I always enjoy getting to listen to her play when we happen to eat the same night she is playing!! So when it came time for Kyler to pop the big question, he did it in one of the most special and sentimental ways!! Julia had a gig at local cafe and Kyler planned to walk in as she was playing one of her favorite songs. I watched a behind the scenes video and it was seriously the most magical moment ever! All dressed up with a beautiful bouquet in hand, Kyler walked in the courtyard and got down on one knee!! CUE. THE. TEARS!
Its been a long time coming from these two! From waiting tables at local restaurant, to having two kids…..to now…. Engaged with love and affection for one another that emanates effortlessly from within their souls!! I couldn’t be happier for these two as they get ready to enter into a new and beautiful season of life together!! Congratulations to Julia and Kyler!!