new orleans elopement

new orleans elopement photographer

Welcome all, I'm Austin Francis Sylvest - a New Orleans Elopement Photographer. Socializing in New Orleans weddings & elopements celebrating the overlooked, insignificant moments of every day life, the triumphs of our journeys, the substantial moments overshadowed in the business of life.


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a love letter to my home state. my first inspiration & where it all started

Louisiana is so much more than a destination to me - it's home. It's where I spent the first 24 years of my life, photographed my first wedding, where I got married. From spending time with my grandparents to now coming home to visit my own parents, it's still home.

While Colorado has been my base for the past 5 years, Louisiana & New Orleans gave me my first opportunities, shaped me into who I am today, and are a resounding influence on everything I create.

For me, it's not about adventure, it's about the belief that love, stories, & legacies are worth telling. I greatly value the power & life changing effect stories and experiences can have on our lives.

I whole heartedly believe that the legacy we leave has the power to live & inspire for generations to come. This value was passed on to me via my grandparents, who told these very stories through their travels & photos of their lives, love, & adventure in their 50 years of marriage.

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New Orleans Wedding Photographer

Wedding Cinematographer and Photographer

I’m not a huge fan of the traditional wedding photography ideology. Wedding traditions have a huge influence on my work, but the last thing I want to do as your New Orleans Wedding or Elopement Photographer is put your wedding day into a box of checklists and ever changing trends.

Typically - a wedding day with me is very laid back, requires minimal posing, ousting the performative aspects of a wedding day. The goal here is to feel yourself, not to overcomplicate.

To do what feels right. To do what feels authentic.

That’s all that matters.


The Experience

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new orleans elopement packages

All New Orleans Elopement packages are custom built for your exact needs. The last thing I want you to do is book an elopement package you aren't 100% stoked on.

The process


To start - fill out the form via the 'contact' page and I'll be in touch within 24-hours to introduce myself & set up a time for us to hop on a laid-back call where we can get to know one another.

Connect + Introductions


I want to understand what it is your looking for, what you want your wedding day to be like, hear & understand your journey. After, I'll create a customized package for you that reflects just that.

Personalized Proposal


Once you feel confident that I'm your person, to lock in your date, I ask for a signed contract agreement in addition to a 30% retainer to lock in your date. After that, it's all official!

Your Date & Retainer


After securing your date, we can dive deeper into planning every aspect of your day. This is super easy & laid back, starting with a questionnaire to find what your non-negotiables & must haves are.

Planning Your Experience


On your wedding day, you'll be able to fully live in the moment and I'll be there to capture it all. After, I'll take the time to edit your film & photos into a piece of art that's all about you.

Wedding Day + Editing

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