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About Us

Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Gloria Townsend and I am the owner of Brides In Bloom Photography and the Hidden Chapel at Acadiana Acres (our outdoor wedding venue). Weddings are my passion - I absolutely love everything about them - the fairytale, the romance, the beauty, and most of all, making people happy.


I began photographing weddings for family and friends 35+ years ago because I was dissatisfied with my own wedding photographs. Once I photographed my very first wedding, the fever hit!! As I photographed each wedding, I vowed their story would be told in the form of my photography and photographs they could cherish forever. We shoot with the goal that once you, or anyone, view your photographs, they will be able to know what happened throughout the day, even if they didn't attend your wedding.


I, along with my associate photographers, am sensitive to my clients' wants and needs. We are extremely patient, fun to work with, creative and very flexible. Although we do use post-editing techniques, we prefer to get it right the first time. And, we don't climb up on the Chapel to photograph. We are more hidden than "in your face"! Our love for wedding photography is unmatched! We would love the opportunity to be your wedding photographer.


Member of the Professional Photographers Association of America.