Hannah Herpin Creative » Wedding and Portrait Photography | Lafayette, La

I took some time out to do some personal work this spring which was so refreshing. I’d had an image in my head of my mama’s hands in dough as she was making tarts for a long time. For Mother’s Day she told me she was making tarts that week and to be at her house in the morning. We made coconut, pineapple and blackberry tarts and a Tarte á la Bouillie which is a pie with a thick sweet custard.
Being from such a huge cajun family there are always so many people around but my grandmother has always taken the time to have one on one time with us over the years. This was one of those special moments, along with the time she taught me to sew and when her and papop took just me fishing, that I’ll always cherish.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed taking them! …I’m so hungry for a tart now.

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  • Sophie

    This post is absolutely beautiful and made me so emotional. I wish I would have taken time out to take more pictures of my maw maw. I have many memories but something about seeing them in action is so special. Love this!!

I adored this Parisian themed wedding! All of the details worked so well together. They ended up getting to end of the aisle and then it started pouring but they were such good sports about it! A little rain was not going to ruin such an amazing affair. I’m so honored that I got to be a part of it!

Wedding / Reception – Sunny Meade

Wedding Dress – Sposa Bella

Cakes – Gambino’s Bakery

Flowers – Leona Sue’s

Photo Booth – Freeze Frame

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I wanted to highlight the newest boutique in River Ranch, BeLush, to give my seniors, brides and moms an idea of where to start when looking for an outfit for their portraits. Krisitian is so helpful and is looking forward to helping you pull something together!

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What is your advice for ladies looking for the perfect outfit for portraits?

My advice for ladies for portraits would be using a certain fit that compliments their body type. Also, a perfect style and color scheme that pops to make sure they have the best pictures they could ever dream of.

What do you think is going to be popular in the fall?

I think scarves will be popular in the fall of course; also, booties, fringe, and maroon colors.

What is your favorite part of working with ladies to feel their best dressed self?

My favorite part of working with ladies is helping them pull outfits together. I love the look on their face because I can tell they feel beautiful and it is such a reward for me. I know that when a customer leaves feeling confident no matter what size or age, I’m doing what I was born to do.

What makes your boutique unique?

My boutique is unique because ladies walk in and leave with a smile, I carry plus and regular sized clothing at a great price. I feel that every woman should be able to rock amazing clothes that are inexpensive. For the “royalty on a budget”

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I had such an amazing experience getting to know Amanda, Justin and Ms. Annette throughout this process. They really made me feel like family! So much thought and effort was put into all the details of the day and they really let their personalities shine through. (Can you tell they are big outdoorsmen?) A huge thanks has to be given to Katie for her amazing second shooting skills!

Prep Location – Erath House

Church – St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church

Reception – Black’s Oyster Bar

Dress – A-Net’s Bridal Boutique

Flowers – A Flower Cottage

Cake – Heidi Broussard

Hair & Makeup – Morgan Lapointe / Darian Stanley at Salon 106

Videography – BeBe Video Productions

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I’ve had the pleasure of working with Tina at Flowers & More by Dean on several occasions and I’ve always been impressed with her creativity! I chatted with Tina about her views on florals for the big day.

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What are the benefits of having a professional florist for your wedding?

There are many benefits of hiring professionals for all of your vendors. Number one reason…Stress free! The happy couple and their families can be exactly that. Let the professional take care of you. When you hire a professional florist you get knowledge, experience, and the art of floral design. Your wedding flowers will be delicately cared for from the time they’re cut from the field, until they’re handed off to you. There are many opportunities for Mother Nature to change your flower plans. A professional florist will know how to handle any potential disasters.

What is going to be a floral trend for weddings in 2015 and into 2016?

I am getting many requests for lush, full bouquets and centerpieces. Hydrangea & Garden roses are the most requested blooms while color schemes are leaning to rich, deep royalty colors like Violets, Plums, & Marsala. I believe that the floral trend for the next couple of years will be lots of large flowers, accented with natural berries, vines, raw materials, and completed with very personal touches.

What makes your services unique?

My services are very devoted and personal. My passion for life, love, family, & friends is portrayed in my designs. Wedding flowers are an accent, but can make a very powerful statement when they portray the personality and spirit of the bride & groom which is what I strive to capture. I truly believe that every one should have a florist that they can call their own.

What is your favorite part of meeting with couples?

Hearing their story. Seeing the excitement in their eyes when they’re visioning the big day. That magic moment when all of our thoughts collide and compliment, assuring her that her wedding flowers will be even prettier than she imagined!

What is the number one tip you give your couples?

When selecting wedding vendors, make sure that you choose the one that’s willing to implicate your visions and be reasonable with your expectations. Don’t stress about the details. Leave it up to professionals and your day will be magical!

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Thanks to the Louisiana weather we had weeks with rain with no end in sight. We decided to shoot Amanda’s bridals at the Grand Opera House of the South and suddenly the rain seemed like a blessing in disguise. Now that Amanda has walked down the aisle, I can finally share these. Keep an eye out for her wedding to be blogged soon.

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I’m so very excited to announce that I’m going to start doing vendor highlights. There are so many talented vendors that I get to work with and that make my job easier and I think that you should know about them!

To kick off my new series I’m featuring Hannah with Southern Couture Weddings. Hannah is very talented and friendly and would make an amazing addition to anyone’s wedding day. We got together (on a very windy day) to chat about her business.

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What are some of the benefits of having a wedding planner?

A Wedding Planner is a teammate there to assist the Bride throughout the entire planning process. Planners have planned many different events with different clients and can give you their professional experience and opinions on anything from colors to how divorced parents should be sat for the ceremony.   A Planner can also help with etiquette issues and come with a wealth of knowledge since it is not the first experience with planning a wedding. 

What is the difference between week of coordination and full service planning?

Week of Coordination starts roughly one month before the wedding.  The Couple already has everything planned and complete so the Planners job is to confirm all details, create timelines for the wedding day and be the point person for anything needed on the wedding day. This allows the Bride and her mom to enjoy the day getting hair and makeup done instead of worrying about vendor arrival and setups or anything that may go wrong.

Full Service starts soon after the engagement is accepted.  A Planner will recommend vendors based on the spending plan and style the Bride desires, setup appointments with these vendors and follow through handling all correspondence though the wedding day. A planner also knows what items are necessary and what can be done without saving the Bride time and money on unneeded items.   A planner can be a sounding board for any questions, how to or whats next throughout the process as well as making sure to do lists are being complete at the appropriate times throughout the engagement.

What makes your services unique?

I have over 12 years event planning experience and have worked with over 500 couples. I also offer Honeymoon or Destination Wedding Planning to any of the Sandals Resorts located throughout the Caribbean.  

What is your favorite part of the wedding day?

One of my favorites parts is right after the Bride and Groom are married and walk out of the ceremony.  It is such a special time for the couple and I get to witness that moment.  All of the nerves are gone and they have finally become Mr. and Mrs. which is the goal of all the planning.

What is the number one tip that you give your couples?

Enjoy your day. It goes by so fast, try to take time throughout the night to actually enjoy everyone their who loves you and is celebrating you.  

Please contact Hannah if you would like for her to be a part of your special day!