Fine Art Engagement Photography in The French Quarter

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Just a few shots from my latest engagement photo shoot with Amy and Christian from Dallas TX. ¬†The shoot was done early in the morning in the French Quarter of New Orleans; and when I say early, I mean EARLY, (just after sunrise), when the light is great and the temperature is more manageable. The streets and alleys in the French Quarter are more romantic when they are deserted. A beautiful day with a beautiful couple form some great pictures which they will hopefully enjoy forever. As we say in Italy: Auguri e figli maschi, Amy and Christian! ūüôā

 

   

 

 

Here below is another enagement photo session done in New Orleans French Quarter with Natalie and Conar from Tennessee

New Orleans is one of the most romantic, colorful and  photogenic cities in the US,  full of opportunities for unique engagement photo shoots. While the French Quarter was still crowded with lots of people still hanging out from Mardi Gras’, we managed to get some great images thanks to the location scouting I did a few days before the photo shoot. As you can see from the images below my main focus (pun intended)  is to shoot with a modern and more graphic feel to it than a photojournalistic style. Framing the photos balancing spaces and objects in relation with the couple and color palettes of the French Quarter was my approach which I think worked quite well. Of course I did take some more everyday type photos since the French Quarter was really too crowded to take only those clutter free graphic type images, it would have taken a week with  all the traffic and tourists!. What a lovely and fun couple to work with…These below are just some of the shots for you to see.  Thank you Amy and Christian + Natalie and Conar for the trust and the hard work!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011 Satchmo Summerfest

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This is the second time that I have attended and shot the Satchmo Jazz Mass at the St. Augustine Church in Treme. The event is part of the annual Satchmo Summerfest which is held every year at the old US Mint on Esplanade Ave. in New Orleans. To be perfectly clear last year I didn’t actually attend “all the way”, since I wasn’t expecting the church to be so crowded so early, I ended up getting there a bit too late to get in, so I was stuck outside waiting for the function to end ¬†so I could shoot the second line! ¬†As many of you ¬†know, Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong was a native New Orleanian, and that is the reason why we celebrate his birthday with a Jazz Mass, second lines and music, (lots of it) . To see more pictures from the 2011 Satchmo Summerfest are here.

 

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Getting up “very” early allowed me to position myself close the brass band, on the exact side of the church where I had planned to be on…Actually when I got there, St. Augustine Church was still closed :). I’m pretty satisfied with the photos, hard work always pays off!

 More pictures from the 2011 Satchmo Summerfest are here

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 More pictures from the 2011 Satchmo Summerfest are here

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Photos of Rainy Royal Street & a Mix of Sun and Fog for a Change…

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I have been so busy lately ¬†that I haven’t been able to update this blog of mine as I should have… Among the updates that I ¬†like to share :

  1. I have re-organized www.nolaPIC.com very recently;  all the pictures are categorized by subject and theme  and they will be easy to find (as they should have been in the first place!).
  2. “Forever New Orleans” will be showing ¬†and selling my best gicless (canvas gallery wraps) size 10″x15″ and 15″x15″ ¬†starting on Tuesday July 12, 2011. The charming boutique is located on Royal Street at St. Peters right on the corner across Rouses in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Forever New Orleans PH: 504-586-3536

Finally here are just a few shots that I just did which I really like that needs your attention! Please do keep on checking my site¬†www.nolaPIC.com since that is the place to find the newer images and that’s where you can order prints and giclees from. As I said before I don’t have too ¬†much time available to update this blog with the most recent New Orleans Photography as I would like to, and to tell you the truth, I’d rather be shooting ! ūüôā

PS. Do not forget to scroll all the way down on the bottom of this post or you might miss that killer photo ¬†of Pirate’s Alley wrapped in that French Quarter fog and Forever New Orleans right below!

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Prints of pirates alley new orleans
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Dr John at Tipitina’s

One April 20th, 2011, on the one year memorial of the worst man-made enviromental disaster in our nation‚Äôs history, coastal residents are coming together to honor the 11 men that died & those that fought to protect our coast. After town hall meetings and debates the musics had to roll at Tipitina’s in the French Quarter. Here below are few of the best shots of Dr. John performing (click on each image to see them larger or to purchase prints on my other ¬†site nolaPIC.com).

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Mardi Gras Indians Super Sunday 2011

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Mardi Gras Indians Super Sunday (March 20th 2011 uptown New Orleans)
Every year on the closest Sunday to St. Joseph day, the Mardi Gras Indians parades uptown New Orleans where visitors and locals can admire their amazing costumes, and follow the parade with them. The Super Sunday parade, was greater than ever with some of the best Mardi Gras suits ever seen, “polite cops” and even lots of kids parading as well! ¬†Don’t miss this very unique New Orleans tradition next year! This is of course just a small sample of the great artwork by the New Orleans Indians gangs; I will hopefully upload more whenever I’ll find the time to get to it.

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Maison LeMonnier in the French Quarter of New Orleans

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Maison LeMonnier in the French Quarter of New Orleans ( also available as a 30"x30" Canvas Gallery Wrap, please email me for details. Canon[at]pompo.com ) since I will need to take care of the order myself
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Dr. LeMonnier’s home, on Royal St. in the French Quarter in New Orleans, referred to as “New Orleans’ first skyscraper” which towers three stories high. In the foreground are the elaborate cast-iron gallery railings of LaBranche House. It is one of the most photographed residences in New Orleans. To see ¬†more New Orleans photography and purchase¬†high quality prints please visit¬†www.nolaPIC.com

Maison LeMonnier in the French Quarter of New Orleans
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prints of Maison LeMonnier in the French Quarter of New Orleans
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Even More New Orleans Streetcars Photography !

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The more pictures of streetcars I take,¬†the more challenging it gets to come up with something unique and killer, however I don’t think I will ever grow tired of shooting them, in particular the line on Canal Street whose vehicles are red, and runs through all kind of ¬†interesting backgrounds, traffic lights and bright traffi is my favorite. Chances are ¬†that if and when I will somehow get a little bored with the current Canal St. line or the one on St. Charles Avenue (green ones), the new streetcars lines will be up and running on Rampart Street as it was recently announced! ¬†Will they be a bright orange, turquoise maybe? Will the new streetcars be completely brand new with air conditioning and HD monitors in them? Plain air conditionion will be just fine …?

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To see  more New Orleans photography and purchase high quality prints please visit www.nolaPIC.com

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To see  more New Orleans photography and purchase high quality prints please visit www.nolaPIC.com

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To see  more New Orleans photography and purchase high quality prints please visit www.nolaPIC.com

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To see  more New Orleans photography and purchase high quality prints please visit www.nolaPIC.com

Never Let a Good Rainy Day Go 2 Waste…(part2)

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A title for this Bourbon Street shot came easy: The Hangover (!)
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I finally had the time to post on this blog some of my newest images taken in 2011 in New Orleans (mostly in the French Quarter) and they are all available ¬†on my gallery site www.nolaPIC.com . Sadly winter is almost over and the moody and gloomy ligh,t the rain and the deserted streets that I love are becoming a lot more alive and colorful. Please Bob Breck let me have another major cold front (or two!) I have another post ¬†lined up with new pictures after this with some really killer streetcars shots taken on Cana Street and after that I’m afraid it will be time for Mardi Gras pictures…I’ll do my best to capture the celebrations I promise!All fine art prints are also available framed and with non glare glass with or without a mat. To see some more of my photography and purchase¬†high quality prints please visit¬†www.nolaPIC.com

Photo Prints of Bourbon St. - New Orleans, LA
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These pictures below of the Preservation Hall are so far my favorites, best I have ever taken, the light was just perfect and  it was rainy and the framing was just right!  Yay!

Preservation Hall in the French Quarter of New Orleans
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Preservation Hall. This photo is also available as a canvas gallery wrap.
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New Orleans Canal Street and the CBD at twilight

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Canal St. New Orleans (please click image to view larger and/or purchase prints)
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New Orleans...the magic city at twilight. Click to see larger and/or purchase print.

I have been drooling for a quite awhile now for these types of images and have been wanting to take them facing downward to Canal St. in New Orleans at twilight. Canal Street is very unique, so long and wide, but it is also very hard to shoot unless your are up high, and I mean way up there. These shots here were taken from the top of the World Trade Center building at the foot of Canal Street where the view is just incredible and beyond description; you  will be surprised also how strong the northerly winds blows when it gets funneled between the rows of buildings on Canal St.!  The images are available in square or rectangular format. Please click each of them to the to my other site where you can view them larger and/or purchase them.

Never Let a Good Rainy Day Go to Waste…

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Oh wow it was so worth it, yet again I got some killer shots in the French Quarter ¬†during this last winter storm brushing up southeast Louisiana! Although it didn’t bring any of the white powdery stuff that we get to see down here so rarely, it brought once again the magic lights and moods of desolated streets and alleys… all of these photos below are available as fine art prints at www.nolaPIC.com Click any image below to get to the fine art print, where you can view them larger and/or purchase them.

Prints of Exchange Alley for sale
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Prints of St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter on New Orleans
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Prints of The Pontalba Building in the French Quarter
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Prints of Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop on Bourbon St.
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Prints of Hotel Monteleone New Orleans
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Pirates Alley (next to St. Louis Cathedral) New Orleans
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