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I’m a big believer in the “why” of photography. Why are you taking family pictures at this time in your life? Why are these portraits important to your family? The “Why” is the story of photography and for me personally a big reason why I do what I do. Over the next few weeks I will be sharing recent “Dreams for My Daughter” sessions taken over the last month. These sessions have been inspiring and speak to the importance of taking this moment to share a love letter to our daughters. As unique as each mother and daughter are, it is their connection of hope that speaks to all of us.

For Juniper

I dream that Juniper will always stay true to herself. I dream that she, like her mother and her mother’s father, will always have the courage to carve her own path without worry that her path may look very different than everyone else’s. I dream that my best girl, Juniper, will always be surrounded by love and happiness. I hope that Juniper will always know that she comes from a loving and supportive family, those living and those who have passed on, who will always love her for who she is. Be happy. Be loved. Be courageous. Be you! I love you!-Mom

Dreams for My Daughter is a special portrait session commissioned by mothers for their daughters. Inspired by their personality, these sessions are designed especially for each girl and celebrates who they are at this moment, their connection to their mom and who they will become. Each framed heirloom of these young women is accompanied by a letter  from Mom expressing their “Dreams for My Daughter.” Thank you to each mom for sharing their letter.

New Orleans Family Photography

New Orleans Family Photography

New Orleans Family Photography

 

 

New Orleans Family Photography

 

New Orleans Family Photography

 

 

New Orleans Family Photography

New Orleans Family Photography

New Orleans Family Photography

New Orleans Family Photography

New Orleans Family Photography

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And they are off… Vivienne, Wells and Georgie are officially walkers, although a little wobbly at times. It is now even more challenging to get them to sit together. The twins especially know when they are being coaxed into the perfect portrait position and were not shy in letting us know they needed some time without a big sister or brother holding them. One of my favorite moments was when the babies decided to use Dad as home base clearly in protest. I also love this family portrait below, capturing a little moment of tenderness between these fabulous individuals is such an insight into how they make this work. Although I first photographed the Garretts when they were just a family of 5,  it seems as though these three little baby personalities have always been an integral part of who they all are as a family- now a family of 8.

New Orleans Mulitple Photography

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New Orleans Mulitple Photography

New Orleans Mulitple Photography

New Orleans Mulitple Photography

New Orleans Mulitple Photography

New Orleans Mulitple Photography

New Orleans Mulitple Photography

New Orleans Mulitple Photography

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Last week I got to be part of a wonderful surprise for this lovely lady. Her now fiancé planned the most romantic proposal on a French Quarter corner during a carriage ride on a recent visit to New Orleans. Pretending to stop and take a photo of Lauren and their kids on a picturesque corner, Matt instead dropped a knee and brought out a stunning ring. Lauren was completely surprised, as was Grandma, as she said “Yes!” with her son Briggs and soon-to-be stepdaughter Josi watching closely. There is nothing like capturing pure joy and the love that clearly surrounds this couple. Despite being a few feet away, Lauren was so taken with the moment that she didn’t even notice me circling with a camera. All was soon revealed as Matt beamed with pride in planning the perfect proposal. After their carriage ride by Royal Carriages (who were in on the secret) Lauren and Matt danced in Jackson Square showing off that ring. We took a few more portraits celebrating the day and family in Pirate’s Alley. Congratulations Matt and Lauren, it was such an honor to photograph your love story!

 

French Quarter Proposal Photography

French Quarter Proposal Photography

French Quarter Proposal Photography

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French Quarter Proposal Photography

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French Quarter Proposal Photography

French Quarter Proposal Photography

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Backstage highlights at City Park Movement and Art’s Spring Garden Show include lots of high-fives, big grins, a few tears, some missteps, and pure joy. I love watching the big kids ooh and awe at the cuteness of the little dancers, and little dancers mesmerized by the big ones. There are sibling hugs, grandparent arms and proud parents awaiting. The inspiring music keeps the girls and boys engaged and never fails to bring a few tears to the eyes of onlookers, including my own. I won’t lie, it is not easy to get my daughter to dance class two days a week. But, even after a long day of 4th grade, my girl heads on over to the studio ready to work hard. It’s humbling to see her work ethic and those of the other Juniors who dream of being on point like the Seniors someday. I’m so thankful for Ms. Nikki and the team at City Park Movement & Art for inspiring my child. These dancers were lovely as were the families who stopped by for a quick portrait. Congratulations on such a great performance!

New Orleans child photography

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New Orleans child photography

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New Orleans child photography

New Orleans child photography

New Orleans child photography

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It was such a pleasure to meet and photograph these two goofballs Ada & Frankie, twin sisters whose parents met and fell in love after they both moved away from New Orleans. Returning to a city they both proudly called home for years, mom and dad visited some of their favorite places and people with these two cuties in tow. We took advantage of the many gorgeous backdrops and old brick walkways of the Lower Garden District to capture this time, pure babyhood at 10-months-old, and these girls did not disappoint. Plus, the dresses made by mom with some of her her favorite fabric found while living in Japan were adorable. Thank you Ada and Frankie, I can’t wait to see you all again!

New Orleans Family Photography

New Orleans Family Photography

New Orleans Family Photography

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New Orleans Family Photography

New Orleans Family Photography

New Orleans Family Photography

New Orleans Family Photography

New Orleans Family Photography

New Orleans Family Photography

New Orleans Family Photography

New Orleans Family Photography

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I’ve been hoping to take a picture of sweet little girls sitting on the Cow & Moon statue for years, but it took Millie & Coralie turning 5 to finally make it happen. Their adorableness made the moment perfect on this iconic spot in Storyland where their mom and her sisters once went as little girls to play. Millie and Coralie had a charming 5th birthday at the castle at Storyland in New Orleans City Park complete with their signature pink balloons, Sucre birthday cake and little gift balls that when unravelled present treasure after treasure. All the cousins, grandparents, and friends were at hand for the twins to celebrate another year. And the icing on the cake was the hand-stiched dresses with vignettes of Storyland designed by their oh-so creative mom. Happy Birthday Millie & Coralie!


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May you be brave and bold…

May is for celebrating mothers and daughters at Twirl Photography.

And you can make this May unforgettable. Get an heirloom portrait of your daughter, with a handwritten letter from you sealed on the back.

As a mother to a 10-year-old girl, I always have a running list of hopes and dreams for her future, but I mostly want to hold on to the here and now. Be the keeper of your child’s childhood. Embrace this moment of who they are and share your wisdom as they grow into the women they will be.

In honor of extraordinary women and girls everywhere,

Twirl Photography is offering these Dreams For My Daughter Sessions throughout the month of May, including:

  • A torn-edge 7×7 watercolor print of your daughter framed 14×14.

  • A special note from you for her to read years from now.

  • A small printed photograph of you and your daughter at this moment in your lives.

Dreams for My Daughter also comes with a special price —

$395 for both the photo session and framed print (valued at $725 without the special.)

I’ll kick off the Daughter Sessions at Old Spanish Fort near the lakefront on Sunday, May 6, timed to capture the gorgeous morning sunlight. You can also schedule a Daughter appointment at a time and location that works for your family.

Please contact me for more information, I would love to hear about your daughter!

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Zdon, 504-388-8739, mail@twirlphotography.com

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I had the privilege of photographing the opening day of one of the coolest new mommy spots in the greater New Orleans area- the Kids’ Castle at Lakeside Shopping Center. Congratulations to the team at Lakeside Shopping Center that put this little parenting oasis together. I know, it’s really for kids, but listen to the mom perks. Comfortable seating with charging stations and a landscape view of the play area, private nursing rooms and changing tables, gorgeous (and clean) bathrooms, shoe cubbies, safe climbing structures and the coolest hand-washing stations at the entrance for all little hands. Oh, and it’s free. Yes, my kids will love the snoring dragon and pumpkin carriage, but I think the true luxury is in the mom time. Kids’ Castle Sponsored by Children’s Hospital, The Parenting Center and the Family Birthing Center at Touro, the Kids’ Castle is a sweet take on fairy tales with a castle that seconds as a modern jungle gym. Thank you Lakeside, my brood will definitely be stopping by.

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