Colorado Wedding Photographer and Videographer Francis Sylvest

New Orleans Elopement

New Orleans Elopement Photographer

I’m Austin Francis Sylvest – a New Orleans Elopement Photographer. Specializing 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.

New Orleans Elopement Photographer Jackson Square in the French Quarter

A Love Letter To My Home State.

My First Inspiration and Where It All Started

Words & Photographs: Francis Sylvest


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 family, it’s still home.

While Colorado has been my base for the past 6 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.

New Orleans Weddings
New Orleans Elopement and Wedding Photographer Francis Sylvest

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. Furthermore, 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.

Featured Photographs

New Orleans Destination Weddings

Michelle & Chris

nola elopement

While this was a destination wedding in Iceland, it encapsulates the true body of a nola elopement. A laid-back, celebration of two people in a beautiful place. Regardless of the location, it’s feeling speaks volumes.

Nola Elopement

Morgan & Tom

New Orleans Wedding Photographer

While getting my start as a New Orleans wedding photographer in 2015, I never dreamt of photographing an elopement like this. Like a New Orleans Elopement or Wedding, this day focused on details, interiors while also having an outdoor element.

New Orleans Wedding Photographer

Rachel & Noah

New Orleans Wedding

Elegance was the name of the game here. Naturally, this was truly laid back day where only the two people mattered. This concept can easily be transferred to a New Orleans wedding. Regardless of the location, the feeling is what matters.

Film Wedding Photographer
Wedding Elopement Photographers

Travel Locations & Dates

Available Year-Round

Available Upon Request

August – September 2024

Mid-October, 2024

Nov – Dec, 2024

March – April 2025

May, 2025

June, 2025

October, 2025

New Orleans, Louisiana