Jeff and Kaitlyn were high school sweethearts and have been together for 7 years. They moved to New Orleans last year and have embraced the city as their home. Kate is living her dream as a teacher and Jeff is living his as a firefighter.

Jeff proposed to Kate last year during the St. Patrick’s Day. He was walking in the parade with the Irish Channel and proposed in front of his apartment on Magazine Street when the parade was in front of his house. The DJ was playing My Girl as Jeff got down on one knee.  Both families were also there as Jeff had flown to Illinois on Tuesday of that week to ask Kate’s Dad if he could marry her.

They were married at St. Mary’s Assumption. We took photos across the street where Jeff’s grandfather was married years ago.

And a very cool thing about their reception is they had a s’mores bar because they made s’mores on their first date. So unique! We adored it and them.


Photographed by: Sandra O’Claire and Sam Hanna, Eau Claire Photographics
Ceremony: St Mary’s Assumption
Reception: J.W. Marriott
Gown: Town and Country
Hair & Makeup: Amanda Bravender
Videography: Second Line Films
Florist: Christina O’Malley
Cake: Pure Cake
Band: Louisiana Spice
Second Line Band:Young Pin Stripe Band
Cocktail Hour Musicians: Tanya & Dorise