Kristen Leigh Conklin Photography

where are we?


check it out!

love bird lounge

socialite central

   turn my camera on

musical sweets

Sweet Rock..

Just a straight up Boss tune...

 need to chill?...

Gypsy Jazz...

dreamy love bird duet...

whatsamattaforyou? Don't worry just listen...


home is where your love lives! that Billie she's a smart cookie... bee mine...



push my buttons...

...come on push my buttons I dare yaSmiley


birds on a wire

 looking for some inspiration? Check out some fabulous past posts of real weddings...

...check out the cool kids

  Colleen & Jen

  Heather & Paul

  Jessica & Geoff

  Nicki & Chris

  Lindsay & David

 Kelley & Ezra

  Carrie & Adam

  Betsy & Tim

  Alan & Steven

  Abby & Chris

  Kirsten & Ebany

  Jody & Matt

  Kate & Alex

  Marryellen & Jay

  Katie & Chris

  Ramona & Juan

  Amanda & Jarrett

 Carrie & Mathew

 Lynsey & Jay

♡ Mari & Paul

♡ Karen & John

♡ Colleen & Ryan

♡ Kristen & Chris

♡ Jennifer & Miguel

♡ Abbey & Blake

♡ Marian & Josh

♡ Erin & Jon

♡ Tiffin & Mike

♡ Annabel & Eben

♡ Janet & Terrance

♡ Megan & Eric

♡ Katelyn & Sean

♡ Bianca & Clinton

♡ Kelly & Eric

 ♡ Sarah & Jonathan

♡ Jaime & David




on your street...

The following photographs were taken on Royal Street pronounced Royale or Calle Real

also on Royal's many off shoots including Pirates Alley...

Royal St.

 Lady sings the blues

Tap on...

The Slick Skillet Serenaders

Pirate's Alley



The Big Easy...

"Where Yat?" the locals ask...

"New Orleans" when spoken into any conversation conjures up thoughts of lazy days, endless nights and mottos for the way life ought to be; "Be nice or leave" and "Laissez les bons temps rouler" or loosely; let the good times roll. Of course a city as diverse in culture as architecture would boast so many names as The Crescent City, NOLA, the Big Easy, Nawlin's, and my personal favorite: The City that Care Forgot.  

...Out in New Orleans, the land of dreams 

 You'll never know how nice it seems 

 Or just how much it really means

 And I'd rather be, yes-sir-ee 

 New Orleans the land of dreams... - Basin St. Blues

Music pours out of every blissfuly deviant crevasse of it's heart. Art of every form and creature run rampant in it's streets.  Road meat and gourmet staples of boiled crawfish, jambalaya, oyster po-boys, etouffee,  red beans and rice, crab cakes, muffaletta, and beignets pair with chicory Cafe au lait, Sazerac, Hurricanes and Bloody Mary's to breath fuel into NOLA's diverse and gleeful people.

"New Orleans food is as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin." -Mark Twain

 In this city you needn't worry about fitting into the groove, just let yourself groove and you'll fall in. If you've lost your mojo or your feeling blue just find that spot beneath the great Oaks on a floating Island embraced by the Mighty Mississipi and the vast Lake Ponchartrain. You'll only be breaths away from the Gulf of Mexico and parish after parish yearning for individuals cut from the fringes of the worlds cloth or someone exact like you.  Need something? You'll find it here. Missing something? Baby your standing on it!

"...We got magic, good and bad
Make you happy or make you real sad
Get everything you want, lose what you had
Down here in New Orleans..."  -Dr. John

Attraction is the lure that New Orleans sinks into each fresh soul that steps onto its pitted streets. After all why would a city built 6 feet below sea level, originally home to the Choctaw Indian or "laziest of all native americans", be so desperately sought after by the French then Spanish, French again and finally the English settlers? "Hey partner, don't be shy. Come on down here and give us a try. You wanna do some livin' before you die. Do it down in New Orleans". 

With an abbreviated list of amazing New Orleanians like Louis Armstrong, Truman Capote, Anne Rice, Wynton Marsalis, The Neville Brothers, Dr. John, Kid Ory, Fats Domino, and enchanted visitors as far back as Degas... quite frankly 

New Orleans is where'm at baby!

Come on down to New Orleans where you are everyones Baby, Sugar, Darling, or Honey

Your friends are plentiful

Opportunity abounds

and the good times roll on...

Meet me in New Orleans...   Kristen