A big part of prepping for your engagement photo session is deciding on locations!

I love shooting new places, so think of places that are unique to the two of you. 

Where did you meet?

Where was your first date? 

On a perfect Saturday or Sunday, where would you go and what would you do? 

Sessions that feel more like a date with me as the third wheel are the best and will make the experience so much more intimate.

I also love shooting at the client’s home for lifestyle sessions. What better place to showcase your love then where you spend the most time?


If you haven’t filled it out already, here’s a questionnaire to help me get to know you as a couple!

I love getting to know all my couples and brainstorming ideas to decide on perfect locations.

Keep in mind that it’s your responsibility to book any locations that might require an appointment as well as paying fees associated with that location.

The Best Locations for Engagement Photos


There is no fee associated with NOLA! This city as a whole has to be one of my favorite locations. There are tons of colors, textures and options to choose from.

They have great nature settings as well as city settings, such as hotels and monuments. This is a great option if you want more of an adventurous and dynamic feel to your session!

Check out my New Orleans gallery!

Race & Religious – New Orleans

This is my absolute FAVORITE venue. Check out my Race & Religious gallery here!

Cost: $200 first hour; $100 each extra hour thereafter (appointment required)

They’re open Tuesday – Thursday from 9:30am – 5:30pm

You can find more information on their website.

Seraphim House – New Orleans

Check out my Seraphim House gallery here!

Cost: $200 first hour; $100 each extra hour thereafter (appointment required)

Their hours are subject to availability.

Check out their website here.


There are lots of photo spots to choose from — especially in Downtown Baton Rouge and Government Street (all within 10 minutes from each other).

Check out my Downtown Baton Rouge gallery and my Government Street gallery.

LSU AgCenter Botanical Gardens – Baton Rouge

I have a photography pass until August 2020 so there is no charge associated with this spot. However, I do recommend that if you are shooting here, make time to do an hour at the gardens and then time to drive to Downtown Baton Rouge after, so you can get multiple looks. Depending on the time of year, it varies what the area has to offer.

Check out my AgCenter gallery here.

Afton Villa Gardens – St. Francissville

Check out my Afton Villa Gardens gallery here.

Cost: $100 (cash only) until 4:30pm; $125 (cash only) for all sessions extending after (notification before arrival required by calling groundskeeper to notify of arrival at: (225) 721 2269)

They’re open seasonally from March 1st – June 30th and October 1st – November 30th.

Visit their website for more information.

The White Magnolia – Kentwood

Check out my White Magnolia gallery here.

Cost: $100 per hour for grounds and venue; additional $100 per hour for use of trucks or horses 

They’re open from Monday – Thursday until sunset; Friday time restrictions/availability may apply

For more more information, visit their website.

Avery Island Jungle Gardens – Iberia

Check out my gallery here.

Cost: $50 photography fee

They’re open from 9am until sunset.

For more information, visit their website here.

Houmas House Plantation – Darrow

Check out my gallery here.

Cost: $400 photography fee

They’re open from Monday – Sunday, 9am to 8pm

For more information, visit their website.

Nottoway Plantation – White Castle

Check out my Nottoway gallery here.

Cost: $251.74 (including tax and resort fee) for standard sessions; $503.47 (including tax and resort fee) for bridal sessions

For more information, visit their website.

Donaldsonville, LA

There is also no charge for this area.

However, depending on the day and what is open, there might not always be a place to change. Most clients change in their cars, but just keep this in mind!

Check out my Donaldsonville gallery here.

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