John Schneider Studios | Livingston Parish

This week I had the opportunity to work side by side with John Schneider at his movie production studio in Livingston Parish.  His studio consists of 60+ acres of breath taking Louisiana land!  Some of the things I photographed on his property are moss covered swamps, 60ft high bamboo forest, rushing rivers and various movie sets.  I even had the opportunity to shoot an actual scene in the movie with John directing me…. it was a great experience I will never forget.  Here are some of my favorite images from the week ❤

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Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe | Punta Cana 2013

As a wedding photographer my most favorite amenity at Barcelo Bavaro were the ELEVATORS!  When shooting a wedding we have tons of gear we are hauling around all day and the fact that they provided elevators around their property made me very happy 🙂

 Barcelo Bavaro was about 25 min or so from the airport by taxi.  

We really enjoyed the more intimate feel of the resort.  This particular resort was the smallest we have been to in Punta Cana, however we loved that about it!  There was no need to catch trolleys or trains to get around the resort.  Amanda and I enjoyed dinner on the golf course each night right outside of our building.  It was also very neat to have our patio open up onto the golf course with a very relaxing atmosphere.  

On our day off we walked down the beach and took a boat out to the coral reefs and snorkeled.  The beaches in Punta Cana are always covered in seaweed, however, if you take a boat out past the surf you will find crystal clear turquoise waters.  

Overall Barcelo Bavaro is a nice resort and I would recommend it to anyone for a nice getaway. 


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Paradisus Punta Cana, D.R.

I was pleasantly surprised to find myself never wanting to leave this place…. it was just magical!

I would recommend traveling to Paradisus Punta Cana Resort to anyone.  The staff was very accommodating and eager to help us.  

During our stay we had an uexpected visitor, Tropical Storm Gabrielle.Although we had rain everyday during our stay, we still made the very best of it and spent our day off at the Yhi Spa.  The spa services are incredible and the amenities at the spa were amazing!  

Every detail was noticed, from the cold refreshing towels they hand to you at the door, to the oversized umbrellas they provide in your room, to the sleek cultural decor around the resort.

Paradisus Punta Cana was about 35 minutes from the airport by taxi.  This particular resort was the farthest away from the airport I have ever been to in Punta Cana… however, it was worth the drive!  

Here are some of my favs from my recent trip! 


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