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Engagement photos can and should be fun and personal to you as a couple.   When you are considering where you’d like to take them, think about what you like to do together and where you would feel most comfortable.  I’ve pulled together some of the places I’ve taken engagement photos in recent years as well as a list of places that I either haven’t photographed yet (but would love to!) or that I haven’t been to in the last few years.   Take a look at these and decide together!

In addition to the ones listed below, I have also taken photos at private homes, in and around sugar cane fields, on tractors, on a levee overlooking a plantation, on a baseball field and with horses or dogs (even goats!).

Wherever you choose, if there is a fee or an appointment necessary, it will be up to you to call and make the appointment as well as to pay any fees.  Prices listed below may have changed so be sure to confirm pricing with the location.  If you have any questions or would like my input on any of the locations or if you have ideas you’d like to discuss, feel free to get in touch!

Houma / Thibodaux
Laurel Valley – no appointment, no fee
Ardoyne Plantation – $60 per  hour, appointment needed
Downtown Houma / Thibodaux – no fee, changing can be challenging

Morgan City
Cypress Gardens – no fee or appointment
Atchafalaya Golf Club – contact for information
Main Street / Downtown / Riverfront – no fee, no appointment
Lake End Park – free unless park is charging an entry fee

New Orleans
City Park – There is a $50 permit fee for City Park.   The Botanical Gardens are also available but they close at 5.   Fee for the gardens is $50 plus $8 per person.
Audubon Park – no fee
French Quarter – no fee, changing clothes can be challenging
Race + Religious – $200, appointment needed, no weekends
Longue Vue House and Gardens – $100 / hour, book and pay in advance
Hope Haven – no fee or appointment

Franklin / New Iberia / Lafayette
Fairfax House – appointment needed, call for info
Oaklawn Manor – appointment needed, call for info
The Mill – $20, appointment necessary
Jefferson Island / Rip Van Winkle – $50 per hour, appointment necessary
Avery Island / Jungle Gardens – $50, no appointment needed
Mouton Plantation – $50, appointment needed
Arlington Plantation

Baton Rouge / River Plantations
Houmas House – $400, appointment necessary, includes dressing room
Nottoway Plantation – $275, appointment necessary, includes dressing room
LSU Campus (or whatever college you attended) – no fee, no appointment
Rural Life Museum / Windrush Gardens – $70 or $140 for both, appointment necessary
Old State Capital – appointment needed

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