When I began to photograph this New Orleans wedding, I knew it was going to be a fun time for me as a destination wedding photographer. As we walked to the French Quarter, we came to an area where a local artist was displaying her wares. When I saw this painting of what I took to be a creole bride, I decided that I had to pose my bride next to this painting and and a mosh. It was only later that I noticed the John 3:16 reference above her head which reads, "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life." Generally speaking, the northern half of Louisiana is predominantly Protestant while the southern half is predominantly Catholic. Many of the Protestant citizens are Southern Baptist and that verse is particularly poignant to them.
Whenever I come across elements of the environment that her usual or iconic, and I will often try to introduce them into my photography. Sometimes, those efforts are more successful than others, but I felt that this moment was particularly well captured and representative of the local artisans that you find everywhere in the French Quarter.
The French Quarter is located in New Orleans, LA. Website: http://www.frenchquarter.com.
Location: French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana.