When Jennifer and John booked me for their wedding videography, I had no idea that I would have to fight snow and ice to get from Baton Rouge to New Orleans! It was one of the coldest days I have ever experienced, with a feels like temperature of 1 degree!
I decided I was going to leave extra early, just in case traffic was bad or roads were closed, and because I knew that I had to set up the photo booth and anticipated that it would take me a while to unload it and set it up. Everything was going smoothly, until I pulled up the Roosevelt! Hotel.
There was no parking available in front of the hotel, so I had to park in a parking garage, six floors up and one block away from the hotel. This made unloading very difficult because it took three trips to get everything (the photo booth and all of my camera equipment) to the ground floor, and four trips to get everything from the garage to The Roosevelt. I didn't think it was possible to sweat so much in below freezing temperatures. Fortunately, there was a nice bellhop outside of the hotel who helped get everything up the Waldorf Astoria Ballroom on the second floor. I set up the booth in record time and was ready to begin filming.
As the sun began to set, freezing rain began to fall and it became too windy for me to launch the drone to get aerials of the city. So, I decided that I would come back on another day to get those. I was upset because I really wanted to get shots of the city covered in ice and snow, but sometimes you have to make the right decision for the sake of safety.
Drone video of my neighborhood
The view from my front porch
Me and my daughter in the snow
Other than these few hiccups in the plan, everything went off without a hitch! Jennifer and John were an amazing couple to work with. It was extremely fitting that it had snowed that day, because it had also snowed on the day that John proposed to Jennifer while they were on a trip to New York!
Here is a look at their magical night, a night that the two of them, as well as myself, will never forget!