Grant and Leann | Audubon Zoo Swamp Exhibit | New Orleans Wedding Photographer

July 7th 2012 was the day it all started for Grant and Leann while with friends for drinks at Baton Rouge and LSU’s oldest college bar. Little did they know their first date was setting the pace for the rest of their lives. Their first year was spent long distance, but love, devotion and dedication got them through the distance while Grant was living in New Orleans and Leann was finishing up grad school at LSU. After a date at City Putt on June 11th 2016 Grant proposed, of course Leann won putt putt and the man of her dreams! The rest is nothing but beautiful history including trips to Norway and Italy.

From the first time Leann called me I knew this would be an amazing wedding. I did not actually meet Leann until the day of her bridals, which by the way were completely stunning and the hardest thing to keep a secret for so many months! After the bridals we spoke about her plans for the wedding and OMG they were some cool plans! Audubon Zoo’s swamp exhibit, school busses, carousels, the list went on and on.. The more she spoke the more excited I was secretly becoming, ok, maybe not so secretly but I tried to contain the excitement.

Finally the day had arrived July 7, 2017 (7-7-17) 5 years to the day of them meeting, they were now getting married! I can not get over how beautiful Leann was in her dress with her amazing vail that her mom brought back from the Philippines for her. Not only was there a couple in love, but there was also a mix of amazing culture. Everything about the bridal party was perfect. Such super sweet girls. While I didn’t get to spend time with Grant and his guys, my good friend and fellow photographer Suzy G was with them  and as always she did an outstanding job (but I always knew she would rock it.) The day/night was completely perfect, it was honestly an amazing wedding and one I will forever remember!

Vendor List :

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Audubon Zoo/ Catering: On-site / Make-up: Lynna VO/ Hair: Ali Vasquez / Bridal Salon: Blanc Bridal / Bridal Gown Designer: Stella York / Guys Suits: Tuxedos to Geaux/ Band: Mojeaux / Second Line: Big Fun Brass Band / Florist: North Productions / Cakes: Chez Ru Rene Bakery / Videographer: Tim Mcaskill / Photography: Chic Boutique Photography/ Second Photographer: Suzy with Suzy G Photography


Grant & Leann,

It really has been a true blessing working with y’all for such an amazing and memorable day. Leann from the first time I spoke to you on the phone I knew you would be awesome so it was a pretty safe assumption that Grant was just as amazing. But WOW seeing the two of you together was something most only get to read about in love stories. So happy, so passionate, so caring, your hearts are designed for each other’s love. I can not say thank you enough for allowing me to be a part of it all. It will forever be a memorable wedding. Always love to the fullest and sneak in some goofy little things to laugh about!

XO, Laura

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  1. Vivian T. Eppling

    August 9th, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Hi Laura,
    This is Vivian Eppling. I am with Audubon Zoo Special Events team. I worked with Grant and Leann on their wedding at the Louisiana Swamp Exhibit.
    Leann sent me the link to see her pictures. However, I have only seen a few. Leann has given us permission to use some of her photos for future marketing. If you could send me a link to view all of the pictures taken at the reception, then that would be great. Please let me know if you have any questions.
    Best regards,
    Vivian T. Eppling
    Associate Director of Special Events