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My husband and I traveled to New Orleans from Florida for our wedding. I found Brenna on theknot.com, and after having read the reviews of her work and looking at her portfolio online, I decided to give her a shot. It was absolutely the best decision I could've made. Brenna made my wedding day absolutely perfect. Because my husband and I eloped, we didn't have any guests at our wedding. Brenna and her assistant were wonderful to work with, and made my husband and I feel so comfortable. She is friendly and funny, and you forget that you're being photographed. I ended up making a life-long friend in Brenna, just from the few hours we spent together on my wedding day, combined with the many emails and text messages before and after. She was beyond accommodating to my husband and I. We had planned an outdoor ceremony, but when it poured on our wedding day (not a problem-it worked out just fine!) Brenna was flexible and ready for plans B, C and D. The end result of all her hard work was some of the most gorgeous and inspired photos that my husband and I could've ever dreamt of. We are forever grateful to Brenna for capturing our special day and all of our emotions. I would recommend Brenna Larson Photography to anyone in Louisiana, especially if you're coming from out of town to get married! She's fantastic! Jennifer & Matthew S.- Orlando, FL *New Orleans Elopement*

My husband and I were thrilled when we won a free engagement session with Brenna at a wedding expo a few weeks after we got engaged. I had just graduated from college, so our wedding fund was very low and we did not expect to be able to afford an engagement shoot. We were both pretty clueless about what goes into an engagement shoot, but Brenna was fabulous right off the bat! She and I emailed several times about what locations would work, what outfits to wear, how much make up to put on, etc. She answered all of my questions and was very receptive to all of my suggestions. The day of the engagement shoot was fantastic! Even though it was a free session, you would have never known it by all the effort Brenna put in to the session! We went to three amazing locations, but it looks like we went to 7 or 8 in the pictures because of Brenna’s skill! We immediately felt at ease with Brenna and the pictures came out beautifully!! I have received so many compliments on how beautiful and unique the photos are. And all of this was free without any pressure to use her for our wedding (at that point, we thought we were getting married in South Carolina). She truly went above and beyond! When we finally decided to move our wedding to New Orleans, Brenna was the first person we called to see if she was available. While it was important to me to find vendors who were willing to work with our limited budget and time constraints, it was also very important that we had people who we enjoyed working with. Brenna was the perfect choice! Unlike some wedding photographers, who seems as though they are only in it for the money, it is clear that Brenna loves what she does and she was excited to be a part of our special day! She worked with us on our budget and found the package that was best for us. She even came out a week before the wedding and drove around with us to check out all of the places we wanted to take pictures on the wedding day. The day of the wedding, Brenna did a wonderful job covering our small intimate outdoor wedding. We only had her for a few hours, but we were able to squeeze in so many beautiful shots and multiple locations. My husband and I felt so comfortable with her and she was even able to tame our crazy families (not an easy task!). I wanted a slightly more photojournalistic and vintage feel to the photos and Brenna was eager to accommodate. The best part was that she posted a few sneak peeks almost immediately on facebook and they were stunning! We should receive the rest of the photos soon and we are so excited!I highly recommend Brenna Larson to any bride in the New Orleans area and I will definitely work with her again! Megan & Dave T. -New Orleans * New Orleans Engagement & Wedding*

I was in search of a photographer and was referred to Brenna by a close friend/co-worker. I had been given various names of photographers from other people as well. I began researching each one - viewing websites, pricing packages, and making phone calls. There was something that captivated me about Brenna's website. Besides the gorgeous, vivid photos that were displayed, I read her description about how she views her photography as art and what she hopes to accomplish during each session. Maybe it was just the emotions of a bride coming through, but the words I read completely touched my heart. Brenna wrote, "If you look at your photos two days after your special day or event and you see things that you had forgotten about or didn't know occurred, or you just sit and think to yourself that you just had one of the best days of your life, then I have succeeded. If you look at them again in 10 or 30 years and are able to truly relive the day, then you made the right choice in hiring Brenna Larson Photography." Those statements brought tears to my eyes. I printed the page so I could add it into my wedding planning book and share those words with my friends and family. I knew then that this was the right person to capture our wedding day. Meeting Brenna felt like reconnecting with an old friend with whom I had fallen out of touch. She was kind and professional and communicated with us in a timely fashion. She shared our excitement from the moment we first spoke with her, and her excitement grew as our special day grew nearer. It was sincere and without pretense. Brenna traveled several times to New Iberia to meet with us before our wedding, and even after she conveniently delivered our photos. Our parents loved the brag books we gave to them, and our favorite photo of us after the ceremony standing on the levee with the Nottoway Mansion behind us in the distance hangs in our home. Photos of our children also adorn our walls and bring us so much pride and joy each time we pass them by and each time we share these with our family and friends who visit us. Wendy and James B.- New Iberia, LA * White Castle Wedding*

After what seemed hours of looking for a photographer online, I came across Brenna's page and absolutely fell in love with her work. Neither Johnathan or I are that comfortable in front of the camera, but she knows just how to put you at ease. The best thing about Brenna is she goes above and beyond what is expected of her! We had recieved a mini-engagement session in a special, but there was nothing mini about it--she spent a few hours with us around New Orleans making sure we got the best shots! And when she delivered the wedding albums to us, they were cutely wrapped for the perfect presentation. Brenna has a such a fun and unique approach that really makes for photos that aren't your run of the mill wedding pictures. Having great photos to look back on after the wedding was really important to me, and Brenna definitely delivered! Sarah & Johnathan D. -Lafayette, LA *New Orleans Engagement & Lafayette Wedding*

The thing that made me want to choose Brenna Larson Photography out of the other million photographers was that her pictures were unique, very ARTISTIC and veered from the traditional poses and places many wedding pictures are taken. Brenna has the artistic ability to visualize the picture before it is taken to come out with tons of ideas for your shoot! I found out about her from my AMAZING brother-in-law who has seen many of Brenna’s amazing pictures and told me how absolutely wonderful her pictures are! I felt like Brenna has been a lifetime friend or family member, when I just met her. My husband was even comfortable with her and it usually takes him a bit to warm up to people. I loved, loved, loved my photos especially that they all had a deeper meaning behind them. Our engagement pictures were taken in our new country home and town. And with our engagement pics the swamp and my Daddy's trolling boat that represented us as we grew up trolling, crabbing, and playing in the bayou. I would most definitely use Brenna Larson again for beautiful pictures, hopefully soon when we add to our family with little blessings =o) ! I love Brenna, I love her artistic style, I love her uniqueness!Brenda & Joe A.- Metairie, LA *Bogalusa Engagement, Jean Lafitte Bridal & Bogalusa Wedding*

When I was planning my wedding, I was completely lost as to who to use for my photographer. I attended several bridal shows and no one stuck out to me. I had a very specific way I wanted to look in my pictures. At one of those shows I saw Brenna's model. AWESOME!!!! I got all of her info with every intent to call her. I loved her style. Well, low and behold, I was the winner of her bridal or engagement session for that show. The first time I met Brenna and told her what I wanted, I knew she was the person that was gonna go out of her way to make it “me”. I am not a big fan of pictures, I feel so silly standing there smiling. But Brenna made me feel so at ease while taking my pictures, and they came out GORGEOUS. It was so hard to hide my pictures from my fiancé at the time! The night of my wedding was awesome, Brenna captured moments that bring me back to that day every time I look at them. The little detailed pictures she captured still amaze me. Brenna you are the BEST and I cannot wait to do more shoots with you! Nothing is out of your reach! This is the first time I have seen a photographer willing to lay on the ground to take a picture I soo desperately wanted and it is an amazing shot of me. You helped me with my every need and want and made me feel so comfortable with taking pictures. I have gained an awesome photographer and friend!!! I cannot wait to see you again!!! Hope & Jason T.- Kenner, LA *New Orleans Bridal & Kenner Wedding*

Every bride wants to look and feel beautiful! I was really apprehensive and unsure how Beau and my engagement photos would turn out, regardless of where we were or who took them. However, after our first meeting with you (prior to the shoot)we both knew we were in good hands! At the end of the shoot itself, not only did we have great engagement photos, but we were both on cloud nine - literally!! Our entire ride back home to Baton Rouge, we talked about you - your professionalism, your sweet personality, and your ideas for a shot that captured every moment.Your kind spirit is reflected in the smile on your face, and you are such a joy to be around that it felt quite natural to be the focus of the photo shoot. Beau and I were grateful for your patience and tips to get the pictures just right!The setting, what can I say, New Olreans has style! But your skill behind the camera really produced great portraits and incredible scenery that jumps out at you!Beau and I are extremely happy that we have to privilege to get to know you and have you shoot our wedding. We are really looking to seeing what you will come up with next! (no pressure - haha!!) Sincerely,Julie & Beau T.- Baton Rouge, LA *New Orleans Engagement & Wedding*

Brenna Larson, I wanted to say thank you again for the amazing pictures. I had a blast. I can't lie I was a little nervous because I don't like posing and I have never like my pictures in the past. But you made it fun and easy. I felt like I was hanging out with my fiance and a friend. It was relaxed and fun. I was blown away when I first saw the pictures. I absolutely LOVED them. They looked amazing. I loved how we looked natural. The pictures totally showed who we are together; fun, exciting, and very much in love. Thank you again and I will definitely be looking forward to working with you again.Sincerely,Kaylee & Jon David M.- Lafayette, LA *New Orleans Engagement, New Iberia Bridals & Lafayette Wedding*

I have been behind the camera for so long now, that I think the last time I was the actual "subject" of a photo shoot was my wedding! My husband kept telling me that he wanted a current picture of me to put on his desk so I knew I needed to get someone that I trusted would do a good job, as well as be sympathetic to my concern over the personal "flaws" that we women worry over. I decided what better time than our 20th Anniversary to do this shoot! My husband willingly agreed to take part in a portion of the session and I have to say... I am thrilled with the finished product!! When I look at these pictures, the first thing I see is a couple madly in love, and as I look longer, I see twenty years of memories, life and love. I see each of the four beautiful children we have been blessed with, I hear their laughter and their tears, I hear them squeal with delight when their Daddy walks in from work and I hear him pray with them when he tucks them into bed at night. I look at our hands in these pictures and I see all the hours of hard work Mark has put in to provide for us and I see all of the meals I have prepared, laundry I have folded and boo boos I have bandaged. These pictures remind me that this life is not the one I imagined it would be when I married Mark; It is so much better! Thank you, Brenna, for not only capturing us as we are in 2010, but for enhancing who we have become over the past two decades. You have done a beautiful job!Geniece D. M.- New Iberia, LA *New Iberia Couple Session*

My experience with BLP is one I will always treasure. She photographed our engagement in October of 2009 and our wedding in January of 2010. My husband, Ryan is not a "picture-taking" kind of guy so I was a bit worried about having enough engagement pictures, but Brenna made him feel so comfortable! We ended up getting so many great pictures and with Ryan actually smiling! Since Brenna was so amazing with the engagement pictures, she was my first choice for wedding photos. And she exceeded my expectations! I received my wedding photos in a timely manner and the pictures were of a great quality. I take my album with me to every family function and it is always met with excited "ooh's" and "aah's". Brenna has a unique way of capturing the feeling within the pictures. Every time I look at my pictures, I see something new! Her professionalism is unequalled, but she also knows how to be down-to-earth and make everyone love her camera.Thank you Brenna for doing such an amazing job of capturing my forever memories! I am looking forward to the ones you will capture in the future! Sincerely,Hannah & Ryan S. -Metairie, LA *New Orleans Engagement & Wedding*

Brenna is so amazing! She takes awesome pictures and I had a great time. I loved working with her because she was fun, creative, and definitely knows how to make you laugh! I loved playing with the different outfits and the themes. All in all Brenna is an amazing photographer and person!Aubrey T. - New Iberia, LA *New Iberia Portrait Session*

Brenna has taken pictures of my daughter twice. Once when my daughter was 2 months and more recently when she was 10 months. Both times were an enjoyable experience. I appreciated how Brenna took the time before the shoot to pick out a location and have poses and ideas planned out for when we arrived. She also added some personal touches by bringing some props to add to the pictures. These went well with the background and theme she had picked out. It made for an easy photo shoot, especially with a baby, since you have limited time. I feel like Brenna was really able to capture my daughters' personality in the pictures and I really appreciate that. I look forward to Brenna taking more pictures of my daughter as she grows. I love Brenna's creativity and style. Isaac & LIndsay V. -Gretna, LA *New Orleans Family Session*

Brenna Larson is everything a great photographer should be: professional and meticulous. Working with her was easy, insightful and fun. She knew all of the right angles, the proper lightening and the perfect settings to make my photos come alive. As a model, Brenna has brought my career to new heights with her photography and continues to make me look my best in front of the camera! --Lashon Daley, Model for Dan Agency *New Orleans Model/Portrait Session*

Brenna Larson photographed my family and I. I had wanted something different with a rustic color. She was very patient with my children and captured each of their personalities. Our photos are memorable with fun and smiles. My pictures are unbelievable in so many ways because the moments she caught were ones we didn't even pose for! Thanks Brenna!Katie B.-New Iberia, LA *New Iberia Family Session*

I really enjoyed doing my photo shoot with Brenna. I am usually a bit nervous and stiff when getting pictures taken, but I felt completely at ease as she showed me what she wanted me to do in each picture. She made it fun, and I was more than satisfied with the results. Her pictures are always captivating, and she does a beautiful job of capturing the uniqueness of each individual's personality. Myrinda W.-Marrero, LA *New Iberia Portrait Session*

My bridal shoot with Brenna was outstanding. She has flair for creativity. Brenna did a great job finding artistic props for the background such as a six foot candle stand or a painted blue tree to liven the shots. She picked beautiful locations for me, and even though a few of the settings seemed eccentric, the resulting photos were fascinating. She did a variety of full-body and close-up shots which allowed me to have plenty of poses to choose my favorites. My overall experience with Brenna doing my bridal photoshoot was worthwhile and exciting. Jenny K. -Lafayette, LA *New Iberia Bridal Session*