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September 24, 2012 / Engagement

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

I know, I know, they just got married last week! Well, it's finally on schedule to blog their engagement session =). Even though Amy is from Atlanta and this is where her parents live (which is why th...
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I know, I know, they just got married last week! Well, it’s finally on schedule to blog their engagement session =). Even though Amy is from Atlanta and this is where her parents live (which is why the wedding was held at Chateau Elan), she’s moved to more cities than I can remember throughout her studies! On of the questions that Mike had to answer on the wedding morning was to name all of the cities that Amy has lived in – and I was impressed that he remembered this expansive list with the exception of China, which I think he gets a pass for because she moved when she was really young. Why am I rambling on about this? Currently they are both students in Tulane’s medical program in New Orleans, which is why I made the trip over there for this engagement session! We would have done the engagement earlier when they were back in Atlanta, but the idea of creating photographs on the streets of the French Quarter where they live was a secret hope for Amy, and I was thrilled to make it happen for this wonderful couple. We started the evening, after an uneventful flight from ATL to MSY, by walking two blocks out of their apartment to the French Quarter in downtown New Orleans…

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Here, stand in these bushes, it matches your dress!

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

St. Louis Cathedral at Jackson Square

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Hanging out on Canal Street on the walk back…

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

A quick dip down Bourbon Street…

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

And then, to end the night we played in the streets with some lights

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Light Painting | Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

But wait, there’s more! The following morning before my flight, we all got up super early and headed over to New Orleans City Park for a few more engagement photos in a different setting. To say it was a bit humid is a huge understatement! They did great though, and Mike is an amazing guy for sticking through all of these crazy photo session ideas with Amy and I =)

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Amy & Michael's Engagement Session | French Quarter & New Orleans City Park | New Orleans Destination Wedding Photographer

Ok, I don’t really know why we went on the lion. I think I just saw the lion and said “Hey Amy, it’s a lion, you should go sit on that!” Well, that wraps up an amazing engagement session and my one night in New Orleans! It was a great mini trip on a weekday to fly in, shoot some amazing images in the evening, get up the next day and do it in the morning, and then still be back for dinner in Atlanta. I can’t wait to share their wedding photos here on the blog because it was a beautiful ceremony under perfect weather at Chateau Elan in Braselton, Georgia. Check back soon!

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Destination Engagement Photography Equipment List (B&H Affiliate Links)

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II

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Zachary Long and Betty Feng are destination wedding photographers based in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Swing by any time and we’ll grab coffee or drinks down here or wherever you live. Contact us today regarding remaining 2012 available dates and 2013 dates which have already begun filling by visiting our main website at http://www.FengLongPhoto.com/

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