Humans with Bouquets: NOLA

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). Kiana Underwood / | Photography: N.R. Underwood /

This is Bourbon Street beauty Brooke. She was very sweet, and I loved those shoes!! Kiana Underwood / | Photography: N.R. Underwood /

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! Kiana Underwood / | Photography: N.R. Underwood /

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. Kiana Underwood / | Photography: N.R. Underwood /

And last but not least, is Chris, who was playing the guitar beautifully on Royal Street! Kiana Underwood / | Photography: N.R. Underwood /

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