February, in the south, Lafayette, Louisiana, a beautiful sunny day, just a bit on the chilly side. The backdrop was the beautiful Heymann House on the University of Louisiana-Lafayette campus. Kate, the bride, was glowing. After a morning of hair and make-up preparation, we set off to shoot for her formal portrait and here are a few samples. Mardi Gras was fast approaching and we thought it would be a lot of fun to have some masks . . . and what a beauty she was.