Lynn was one of the most involved brides I’ve ever worked with, which ultimately made this wedding shoot so successful. It’s not easy for all brides to have such control over the planning, especially when she’s doing it from hundres of miles away, but Lynn was in constant email contact with me over the course of about 3 months before the wedding. Lynn said from the beginning that the portraits of her and Michael were the top priority. Knowing that we were able to schedule the entire day around that. I cannot say it enough, but it’s so important to talk to your photographer before you set the timeline of the day. It was a joy to work with Lynn, I had all the time I needed to get the shots. Both her and Michael were so willing to work with all of my suggestions. Lynn even rocked that strapless dress all day on such a randomly cold day! I had a so much fun with you guys thanks for having me be a part of the day. – Photo by Kerry ©HeirloomCollective

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Lynn and Michael live in California.  Lynn is a fundraiser for the Stanford Graduate School of Business; Michael is a research scientist at the Stanford Medical School.  They have two four-legged children, Lily and Drake, both pit bull mixes.  The couple was married on December 29, 2012 in New Orleans surrounded by their closest friends and family.  They will head to Michael’s homeland, New Zealand, in February on their honeymoon.

We met in Boston at a Kentucky Derby party.  Michael jokes that he knew I was the girl for him when I laughed at his “as much use as tits on a bull” joke.  I loved the fact that our first discussion was an argument over the number of laps the horses run in the Derby–and I won!  After that – we pretty much became inseparable.  Our favorite spot in Boston quickly became Fenway Park watching the Red Sox play.  Fast forward a few years, we moved to California for a change of scenery.  On a trip back to Boston, Michael snuck me onto the field at Fenway to propose….an unbelievable feat that most Red Sox fans will never get to experience!

Picking the location for the wedding was easy – our favorite city – New Orleans.  We wanted the wedding to be about us, in a place that we love.  And what better excuse do we need to visit in the future?  After that, the pieces just fell into place…a gorgeous courtyard for the ceremony, our favorite bar for the reception, and an AMAZING second line.  It was the perfect New Orleans wedding that we both wanted–a truly unforgettable day.

Planner: Rhoda Yawn – All About Events
Dress: Marisa 756
Flowers: Jenn Polito – Mount Floral Designs
Cake: Meg Foucheaux – Cake Designs by Meg
Ceremony venue: Place d’Armes Courtyard
Reception venue: Pat O’s Briar’s Suite
Shoes/jewelry: Haute Bride b628 bracelet
Hair/makeup: Candice Martin – Flawless Bride
Umbrellas: Kristen Schenck – NOLA Umbrellas
Second line band: Kinfolk Brass Band
Video: Chris Jacob – Jacob Media Project
Officiant: Jerry Schwehm – Fig Street Weddings
Guitarist: one of our favorite people on the planet – Bo Woodall


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