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I’ve been waiting to post these for awhile now. I photographed Evy’s bridals in the spring and the wedding was not until June 1. Evy and Blake left for their honeymoon and I did not want to post them until she would be back to see her blog post. Well, they are home now and beginning their new life together so I thought I would share her bridals with everyone.

Evy and I had a wonderful connection immediately. She is a art student and our taste are very similar. She loves vintage clothing and even has a collection of her mom’s dresses from the 70’s that she still wears today. She also has a large collection of her “Grammy’s” scarves and belts. Evy made an absolutely beautiful bride and I loved her dress!!! It had a wonderful vintage look and feel to it.

This was my first time to do a photo shoot at Dunleith and it was really a beautiful place. It is such a great venue. Since Evy had also booked them for the wedding they provided us with a beautiful room for the afternoon of the photo shoot. The staff is so friendly and helpful. Hopefully I will get a chance to photograph another wedding there soon. The wedding planners were wonderful and made us feel right at home.

Bride: Evy Meredith Bonaventure

Venue: Dunleith Historic Inn

Hair and Make Up: Tina Rostoda with Verde Beauty



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It has been a while since my last blog post. With that being said, I am thrilled to make this post as my come back. I decided to blog Evy and Blake first because their wedding is this weekend in Natchez , MS.  I was so excited when Evy choice me to shoot her wedding. I love Natchez! It is one of my favorite places to visit.  I’ll tell you more about that later when Evy’s bridals are blogged. 😉 So, with that being said here are a few of my favorite images from their engagement session. We decided to go local and shoot here in good ole Baton Rouge! We did a two part session. The first session was done in downtown Baton Rouge. Don’t want to forget and give a shout out to Boudreaux and Thibodeaux’s for allowing us to shot at their place.  The other location was their very own home. I decided to shoot in their home because when I read about Evy and Blake on their questionnaire I was intrigued by the fact that Evy used Christmas lights and mirrors in her decor. That sounded perfect to me!! Evy is an artist so she also spoke of how she had part of the house as her studio…. this made me even more excited!! Being an artist myself I couldn’t wait to see how these images would turn out. I have never really done and engagement session in the couples home before, but I’m very pleased with how the photos came out.  So here we go… take a look!!:)

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So, I finally have gotten the blog up and running and I have lots to share. Thought I’d start with Lauren and Ben’s E-Session. They are such a cute couple. Lauren’s daughter, E, joined them for the session. We did the session at Rural Life Museum. I had photographed there before but didn’tt know about the gardens. Loved them!! It would be beautiful to photograph there in the Spring.

If you are looking for a wedding photographer that is unique and different I would be glad to photograph your wedding for you.  You can reach me at the contact link above or call me at 225-328-1042. You can also email me directly at info@mandinikolephotography. I would be glad to meet with you and discuss pre-set packages or design something that meets your every need.

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Well hello everyone!!! It’s been forever since I’ve posted on my blog… so this is LONG overdue! I will be posting a lot in the next few days trying to play catch up to let ya’ll see some of my new work!! I’m gonna kick things off with my old pal Sarah!! I had the pleasure of shooting her bridals a while back. I’ve known Sarah my whole life … so we go way back. I was thrilled when she contacted me to do her bridals!:)  She looked so beautiful and the location was awesome.  She suggested we go to Hemingbough! I had never been there before so I was excited to try something new. The images turned out absolutely beautiful. Take a look!! Oh, and she also brought a lil guest to be in photos with her…. everyone one meet Scooter!!:)

This is one of my favorite images from the sesson!:)

Sarah looked so pretty!

Scooter pie is so adorbale in this photo!:)

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