• Danielle de St. Germain

The McManus Marriage

Updated: Jan 30

This blog post is long overdue but must be written. About a year ago, I had the privilege of taking Lauren and Logan's engagement photos in City Park. Lauren loved a certain style of photography that happens to fall in line with what I offer. It's a moodier, deep, non traditional style of shooting. We had a blast shooting her and Logan's engagement photos so shortly after, Lauren booked deSaint Studios for her wedding and bridals. And, oh my goodness, I couldn't have been more thankful! This gorgeous bride dug my style of photography and believed in my talent. There is nothing more flattering than someone seeking you out for your vision and skill.


After some discussions Lauren decided on taking her bridal portraits in August in City Park again. Well, my third baby had other plans🤦‍♀️. I went on strict bed rest at the end of July and we had to reschedule. I had my 3rd little one September 10th and on October 11th we took Lauren's bridal portraits. City Park in New Orleans has some of the most gorgeous Live Oak trees and a beautiful stone pavilion with grand columns. This was the perfect backdrop for Lauren in her gorgeous lace gown.

Lauren and Logan's big day was on Friday, November 15th at Le Fleur de Lis in Ponchatoula. We were there an hour before the ceremony to take photos of the bridal party and of everyone getting ready. I stick to the bride and my second shooter (AKA my husband) sticks to the groom's side. There are a lot of nerves and beautiful moments between families in the minutes before the wedding.


After everyone was ready, the ceremony was moments away. You could really feel every ounce of love as these two became one. After the "I do"s, it was time to hit the dance floor.


First up, Mr. and Mrs. McManus danced their first dance as husband and wife. Tears of joy poured from Lauren and her mom... and me. When Logan looked at her, you could see that he was the happiest man on Earth.

Next was dad and daughter and more tears. Then mother and son. After the special dances, the floor was open to all guests. The DJ (DJ Phrozen who is amazing) kicked the dancing music into gear and the party was on.

My philosophy for wedding photography is a more documentary type style. I'm there to capture your day as it happens. I do stage a few portraits and take detail photos but most of the night is just shooting what happens. These are the memories you'll cherish forever.

Guests dance the night away along with the newly wedded couple. It was an absolute blast. The McManus's wedding was definitely one to remember.


Danielle de St. Germain, Photographer

504.201.3794

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