Zach + Abby // New Orleans Engagement

If you’re going to have an engagement session out of state, I think making a weekend of it is 100% the way to go. These two cuties are currently living 6 hours apart, but will make a home together in New Orleans when they get married this summer. And since New Orleans holds so much meaning for them (it’s where they met, got engaged, and where Zach is currently living), we thought…what better place to take engagement pictures?

Abby and I (along with my fiancé Max) left home before dawn to begin our drive down to New Orleans on Friday morning. After stopping for breakfast and lunch along the way, we finally rolled into the Crescent City where Abby and Zach were reunited. We got some more coffee, checked into our hotel, and spent some time showering and getting primped for pictures. We started at a local park area, warily keeping an eye on the threatening dark clouds. The rain held off for us, and once the cover of dusk was upon us we headed to a new location: Algiers Point, the very place where Zach proposed to Abby.

After braving the cold and the wind and getting some awesome nighttime cityscape shots, we called it a night and headed off to dinner and dessert at some of the couple’s favorite local restaurants. (And let me just tell you, the whole weekend was obviously fantastic, but the food just might have been the high point…)

The next morning we grabbed breakfast at Biscuits and Buns (again, SO GOOD) before heading off to part 2 of the engagement session. We drove to a waterfront park (where I could have spent HOURS with all the beautiful photo options) and then ended our adventure in the streets of New Orleans. With more coffee in hand we finally hit the road and headed back home.

Zach and Abby, you two KILLED IT. Thanks for rocking your engagement session, for showing us your city, for laughing at all of our jokes and for making work seem so much fun. I can’t wait to watch you two say I Do. <3

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