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A Joy Filled Engagement Session: Joelle & Will


I’ve said this so many times before, I know! So I definitely sound like a broken record at this point, but I can’t help it! We have THE BEST couples for clients, like in the entire world. There, I said it!! Seriously though, time after time again when we get to officially meet our clients and work together for the first time I leave every time with my heart so incredibly full and joyful, like God is reminding me ‘you’re doing good kid, you’re right where you need to be in life.’! It’s always such a nice reminder that I am exactly where I need to be in life, as a person and as a photographer! When you get to work with such a joy filled couple like Joelle & Will, it just kind of stops me in my tracks how incredibly lucky and blessed I am to get to call this my ‘job’! This session was a hot one, with the heat index it was over 109 degrees!! So *basically* these two are my heroes, as if I didn’t already love them enough!!

Funny story, right after Joelle & Will officially booked us, Joelle realized the craziest thing. Are you ready for this? WE ARE THIRD COUSINS! I mean, only in New Orleans, right!? I love it! Her grandmother, Vera, & my grandfather, Paul are sibs! I’m not one for ‘strict’ labels so I’m just going to throw it out there that we are just basically cousins…not ‘third cousins’. So cue We Are Family!! As if just working with this amazing couple wasn’t enough, it turns out we are extended family! It’s the best! When we finally got to meet in real life for their session Daniel & I knew in approximately 30 seconds hows FUN working with these two would be! Joelle & Will have the most joyful relationship, it is so obvious how in love with each other they are and how excited they are to become husband & wife! I don’t think the laughter stopped the entire session, and that just makes me so happy! My number one rule on engagement sessions is to have fun!! So Joelle & Will, you’re really good rule followers! It is just the best feeling working with people who are so genuinely kind and wonderful people…have I mentioned how much I love my job?! Seriously!!

I knew from reading Joelle’s inquiry months ago that she was our kind of bride, filled with joy and excitement! But finally meeting Joelle & Will made me even more excited for their big day, and I didn’t even think that was possible! Seeing these two interact yesterday, filled with laughter and love for each was the best! Will had some perfect jokes to get Joelle laughing…although I *feel* like I may have read some of them on a Laffy Taffy before…but like, I don’t know! Ha!! The only thing that makes me sad is how long we have to wait for their big day now, I know it’ll fly by though! Oh man, we can’t wait to meet their bridal party too! If they are anything like Joelle & Will we are going to have a blast with that gang! The big day will be here before we know it, I can feel it! Thank you Joelle & Will for giving us the honor of capturing your big day, we cannot wait! As you scroll through this blog we hope you enjoy these portraits as much as we do!


Julieanne Lund


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