Choosing your maid of honor: South Louisiana Wedding

Early on in my work as a wedding photojournalist I realized the importance of a good maid of honor. I had the privilege of photographing Kelly and Kyle's wedding at Oak Alley Plantation in Louisiana.

Soon after arriving to photograph Kelly getting ready, I was introduced to her maid of honor and best friend since childhood, Nicki. As I followed Kelly through the preparations, the ceremony and reception, I noticed how attentive Nicki was to Kelly's every need.

If Kelly wasn't happy, Nicki made sure that changed fast. If Kelly was happy, Nicki was delighted. Nicki's enthusiasm for the loving connection that was about to be ceremoniously celebrated never wavered.Here's one of my favorite photos of Nicki. It shows her response after Kelly has finished doing her makeup and hair.