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.

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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

1

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

2

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

3

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

4

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

5

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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