Austyn-Marie is an award winning native Photographer. She's been classically trained in film photography and has spent the past 4 years focusing on the art of documenting weddings and events, from small elopements to large conventions. She takes pride in focusing on the details and capturing the emotions of those around her. Austyn takes the extra time needed and treats every wedding as if it's her own.
What is your favorite thing about Stella:
My absolute favorite thing about Stella is the endless opportunities for a great photograph!
I love to make the most out of any space and at Stella there is no such thing as a bad angle. Their citrus grove, live oak alleys and beautifully renovated indoor spaces make this a photographer's dream come true.
What piece of advice do you have for couples getting married at Stella:
Your day will fly by, take a small break at some point to be able to enjoy an "alone time" moment. Even if it's only for a minute or two.
What do you love about weddings in general:
What I love most about weddings, besides the photographs, is getting to know each couple and their unique stories. I love meeting them beforehand over coffee and getting to learn how they met, what they have in mind for their wedding, and what moments I shouldn't miss for the world. This really inspires me to invest in the time and treat every wedding as if it was my best friend's.
Obviously no ones likes the music to stop, the cake to be packed away, and the shuttles pulling up waiting to be loaded back to the hotel. But I have to be honest and say every wedding needs speeches - moments told that are embarrassing, heart warming, and in the end welcoming. It always puts a frog in my throat and I love seeing the look and admiration on the bride and groom's faces.
From a Stella Bride:
"We recently had our destination wedding on April 12th, 2017 in NOLA. Having to plan a wedding from halfway across the world seemed a little daunting at first, especially finding the perfect photographer for one of the biggest days of our lives to capture it. Austyn-Marie was recommended by Stella Plantation and I was so thankful they did! Not only was Austyn professional from start to finish, she was so easy to work with, and we didn't even notice her half the time snapping away during the day. There are not enough words to explain how amazing the photos turned out. My husband and I relived the day when the package arrived with the photos, (which we received in record time). The quality of the photos are outstanding, and every single guest is still talking about how she captured them at their most joyous. The photos were retouched to perfection, they were candid, natural, and had a wonderful journalistic feeling to them which was exactly (or even more so) than what we had imagined. I couldn't imagine anyone else capturing our day the way she did!"
From Stella's Event Manager - Caroline Says: "Austyn's bubbly personality is infectious. Her couples are always in such a great mood and she puts them at ease while having fun with them. Every time a Stella couple books her, they report back to me something along the lines of, 'we just clicked. We love her personality. We know we'll be friends after the wedding is over.' I love working with her and I'm pretty sure you will too!