All images are by Melanie Warner Spencer, who in addition to being a reporter, also is an accomplished, award-winning fine art and editorial photographer. If you’d like to use or purchase any of the photos on the site, please email Spencer at or visit her online store Bon Vivant Nola. Thanks for your interest! Click here to view a list of Spencer’s past exhibitions.

Along the Way

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