One little picture from the NOLA wedding.

In addition to having perfect New Orleans charm, this wedding had the perfect use of the color yellow.  It’s just my opinion that bold colors like yellow (and purple) can overpower a setting when used in great excess.  To all of my brides that have used yellow or purple in their color schemes: NO, I’m not talking about your wedding!  But sometimes people can get a bit carried away with their favorite color.  I think you all know what I mean.

Here’s to the appropriate use of a dominant color (and to weddings in New Orleans)!

More photos coming sooner than later,

Dressing for the Occasion: Bow ties.

We recently traveled to New Orleans to photograph a wedding.  Much to my delight, many of the men in attendance were wearing beautiful colorful bow ties.  I’m of the opinion that men don’t dress up nearly as much as they should.  I cannot tell you how many times I see women dressed in a gorgeous outfit and their male companions can barely muster a pearl snap button down, a pair of jeans and flip flops.  Now, let me be perfectly clear:  I live in Austin, Texas so casual is the new black.   Frankly, I enjoy this mindset.  It’s always OK to wear jeans.  There is not one fancy restaurant in town that would turn you away for wearing them.  I’m just saying that every once in awhile it would be nice if some of the fellas in this town would put on something a little more dressed up.  It’s not a mystery that women like this too.

That’s all, don’t throw blog stones at me.

Anyway, I digress….here is a sampling of the gorgeous bow ties I saw at the wedding:

 For further inspiration, visit The Satorialist.  He caputres some great mens fashion out on the streets of NYC and the rest of the world.