Friday, September 09, 2005

Evacuee wedding

Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Luke Dennis and Kelly Hanrahan-Dennis sneak a kiss during their wedding reception at the First United Methodist Church in Kountze, where they are staying as evacuees, on Friday, Sept. 9, 2005. The Metarie, La. couple and their family ended their flee from Hurricane Katrina in Kountze.

I know the background is cluttered, but I needed to show this wasn't a normal wedding. All the church scenes looked like standard wedding images. However, the reception was held in the activities center where the couple and other evacuees are staying.

The couple is likely to live "happily ever after" because the bride has a great sense of humor. During the reception, she asked the official wedding photographer to shoot her and all the other evacuees. She gave them a good-natured ribbing about being evacuees while she and her groom were evacuees as well. :-)

Enough for now,


Ken said...


I know a ton of shooters are spending nught and day shhotin Katrina related photos, but with all of the moments and small stories that I have seen pop up in your blog here, as well as your ability to get your thoughts across in a clear and concise manner, you might want to start looking into a book, either to be published by your newspaper or one of the big companies like Little Brown or Aperature.

Anyway, it's a thought to explore when things get back to normal. (Hopefuly soon)


Mark M. Hancock said...

If it were to happen, it would need to include the whole photo staff. Since I was in Louisiana, Scott has gone to New Orleans and Jennifer is there now. I'm on deck for the next trip.

Mark M. Hancock said...

Originally posted for September 12.