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For us, it’s the experiences, the travel, the connections, and the iconic fashion of weddings that we love. This blog is our inside edit of all those things and more.  

i left my heart in nola.

the city of new orleans had my heart within 24hrs. the culture. the food. the sounds of soulful jazz and the colors of all the historic houses. the ghost stories. the beignets. oh my the beignets….

i came once again for the Imaging USA photography conference. i left inspired by the city, motivated by the classes, and filled with the best of creole cooking you can imagine. on the first day before classes had started, my roomie/friend/workwife and i sat on steps outside the french quarter with cold beers in our hands, the sun on our faces, and just enjoyed the jazz players on the street. we were taking it all in, and it was one of those moments of pure happiness where i realized that one of my personal dreams had been fulfilled- to have a job that allows me to travel. without even realizing it, it has happened. san antonio, alaska, vegas, atlanta, myrtle beach, nyc are just a few of the cities ive been fortunate enough to visit through work. but… it never felt like work, and so i’m thinking this is a very good thing.

but seriously…you must go get the beignets. unless you don’t like the idea of fried dough covered in mounds of powdered sugar. but if you don’t, then you really don’t belong on this blog anyway ;-)

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  1. A. Buff says:

    wow~makes me want to go again!! Love love love the photos!!!

  2. Jan Haefner says:

    I was in NOLA for the first time four years ago, and it had the same effect on me….how lucky for you, Astrid, that you have the talent to capture its magic in your magnificent photos – the cigarette smoker exhaling was strangely my favorite. And a cup of hot chocolate AND a beignet??? SERIOUSLY sinful!!! Always a pleasure to see your work….Jan

  3. jess says:

    love, love, love this. I cannot wait to take my little boy “home”.

  4. {a}strid says:

    thanks aunt buff- we should make a family trip out of it! :)

  5. {a}strid says:

    jess- i thought about you the entire time :)

  6. {a}strid says:

    jan- i wasn’t sure what to expect but i fell in love!

  7. Mom Woltering says:

    i could get into that family trip idea! once again my sweet brown-eyed girl, your photos and prose touch the soul!!

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