I cannot begin to convey the love I have for New Orleans. I have visited many times, and each time, I'm more in love. There is something about it - the beautiful archuitecture, the history, the art, the music, and the food. However, above all, what make NOLA is its beautiful people! I have traveled to many cities in many countries in my lifetime, but I have to say that New Orleans has some of the friendliest and kindest people I have ever encountered. So, on my recent road trip, I decided that I wanted to capture some of these lovely faces and give them the spotlight they deserved. I made a bouquet, and NRU brought his Hassie along and we went for an early evening walk in the French Quarter (with kids in tow of course). I simply walked around and asked people who seemed interesting to me if they would hold the bouquet and participate in my endeavor. No one said "no" - and here are the lovely people we were able to capture before we lost the daylight!
This lovely man - I don't know his name - couldn't hold a bouquet and play his instrument at the same time, so one of my boys gave him a hand (albeit a little hesitantly).
This is Bourbon Street beauty Brooke. She was very sweet, and I loved those shoes!!
This man was busy, but he was still a willing and kind participant. I just love the bright colors of his shirt and hot dog cart!
This serious but kind man is Vashon. He didn't have an e-mail address, but I promised I would mail him a copy of his photo to his home.
And last but not least, is Chris, who was playing the guitar beautifully on Royal Street!
Thank you beautiful people of New Orleans, I'm honored to have you as my humans!
Note: Once we were done, I told my husband that I would give the bouquet to the next person who admired it. So, we walked into a charming shop where the shopkeeper said "Oh, what a lovely bouquet" and they were hers. She was so shocked and thankful - and told me that I had made her day! Let's just say that I had had a pretty good day myself!
Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N.R. Underwood