NOLA through my lens

 

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If you follow me on instagram, then you know me + my man headed to New Orleans this past weekend to celebrate my dad’s 60th birthday.  NOLA is a place my parents and their best friends have visited every year for over 30 years together.  My dad has had his 40th, 50th and now 60th birthdays there.  This was the first year me and my sisters were invited!  It was so fun and I have a few stories to tell you this week.  but first…

I took my big girl camera with me on our New Orleans adventure this past weekend.  It’s something I want to press into…I don’t want to take it for granted that I have a nice camera + I love to take pictures.  I don’t normally take pictures of “things”, I have a weird aversion to needing people in my photographs, but this weekend I happened to snap some of New Orleans beautiful architecture.  It was just so dreamy.  So different from what I’m used to, so much rich history and culture and tradition.

I have many stories of this weekend celebrating my dad’s 60th birthday – but until I get recover from all the food we ate enough to think straight, here are a few images of our time walking the streets.  Antique shopping, eating, drinking, more eating, and walking from here to there.  enjoy friends!

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for those interested, here’s where we ate, shopped and played:

hotel: Ritz Carleton [thanks dad!]

brunch: Galatoires and Antoines

dinner: Emerils and Tableau

antique shopping: Royal Antiques + Moss Antiques 

[really cool, my grandfather and his mom used to shop at Royal Antiques.  love that tradition!]

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  1. OH Wynne! How I LOVE your photography! You are so talented and your images are rich with your heart and perspective. Looks like you guys had an amazing time! I can’t wait to hear and see more!

  2. alison says:

    i’m so proud of you for bringing your big girl camera!! the photos are lovely, i’ve never been but it looks so charming:) can’t wait to hear about the rest!

  3. Summer Combs Boggess says:

    Love love love New Orleans… the city has a totally different feel and atmosphere than anywhere I have ever been… I fall in love with it every time I go there, all over again…

  4. Wynne, I’m fairly to new your blog, but I absolutely love it! My husband and I are in the process of adopting and I’ve really enjoyed reading about your experience. Also, gorgeous photos from NOLA- it’s one of the places I’d love to visit one day!

  5. Johnnie Hughes Hatfield says:

    Love all the beautiful pictures. What a great memory that most will never enjoy. Congratulations!

  6. Lindsey Andrews says:

    When hubs and I renew our vows, it will be in NOLA. We try to go every year because it is one of the most romantic cities in the world and the food is the best!

  7. Lauren Patton says:

    Y’all are so adorable! Great pictures!

  8. Jamie Ivey says:

    Can you believe I have never been to NOLA as an adult. Went once as a child for a track meet and did nothing in the city. I need to do this soon with Aaron!

  9. Kendra says:

    Your pictures are great!! What camera do you use?

  10. Megan Rossi says:

    Are you from NOLA? It’s been almost a year since we were there and I already miss it!

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