Our Favorite Photoshoot Locations
Check out some of our favorite locations for your photography session!
Avery Island, Louisiana
A beautiful a 170-acre semi-tropical garden along Bayou Petite Anse on Avery Island. This site is home to tons of mossy oak trees, flowers and wildlife, and boasts some excellent photographic landmarks!
There is a $50 fee for a photography pass for sessions at Jungle Gardens. Per Jungle Gardens rules, you must be present to purchase the photography pass at 5pm. There is no travel fee for this venue.
Rip Van Winkle Gardens
A beautiful garden grounds that makes for stunning nature shots, with the sun streaming through the leaves. This has become one of our favorite locations to shoot because of the vast area and variety that the venue offers!
Bridal photos at Rip Van Winkle are $100 an hour, and all other photos are $50. There is no travel fee for this venue. You can read more about booking here
You won’t be surprised to find a variety of locations Downtown to take the picture-perfect portrait. Between murals, both modern and dated buildings and walls, and natural Louisiana scenery, it should be easy to find the perfect place for your next photo session Downtown.
Downtown Lafayette is a free location with no travel fees.
A unique boho venue – made from repurposed windows and filled with gorgeous greenery!
Venue fee is $50/hr, and there is no travel fee for this venue.
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New Iberia, Louisiana
The Mill is a one-in-a-million spot for photography! At first glance, this place looks like an abandoned building, but it is truly a hidden gem. If you like the rustic edgy look or even beautiful green vines, this spot has it. Having unique colorful graffiti, old brick walls, and a tree swing, The Mill has so much potential!
The Mill venue fee is $25, and there is no travel fee for me to shoot there.
There is also an option to rent a car for your photoshoot at The Mill. There are two Buick Rivieras, one in green and one in black, and they are $20 to rent for a session. There is a black Porsche for rent at $40. There is also the option to use a free tractor or army Humvee if the owner of The Mill is on the property.
This site is probably the most diverse location for unique backdrops. Between the lake, dock, rocks over the water, railroad ties, fields of trees, forest area, and tall grass with overgrown wildflowers…it’s a photographer’s dream! I took my own engagement photos here so you know it’s gotta be good, right?
Buhlow Lake is a free venue for photography. However, there is a travel fee of $60.
The Alexandria Zoo:
The Alexandria Zoo is perfect for those fun and adventurous shots that you can’t get from any other location. Their range of unique backdrops is perfect for making any photo look cool and effortless.
The zoo is about $9 a person for entry. There is also a travel fee of $60.
The Hotel Bentley:
The Hotel Bentley is a 1908 historical site that will drop anyone’s jaw upon entry. The luxury hotel offers ornate designs, décor and furnishings – all wrapped around beautiful 3 story marble walls. The grand allure of Hotel Bentley makes it a top Central Louisiana treasure.
If you are not a guest of the hotel, there is a fee to take pictures inside. There is also a travel fee of $60.
The Walking Trail:
A secluded trail in the Garden District, behind the zoo. The etherial scenery can compliment so many styles and is perfect for a mini session.
The trail location is free for photography. However, there is a travel fee of $60.
Fontainebleau State Park:
Fontainebleau is one of our new favorite locations to shoot. The stunning Louisiana landscape makes for eye-catching photos every time! The mossy trees set the stage for perfectly framed photos and the natural beauty of sunset on the beach makes for an undeniably stunning backdrop! PS this is truly the best place for getting IN the water, which we’ve recently become obsessed with.
Fontainebleau has a $5 entry fee per person, and there is also a $120 travel fee.
The Secret Garden:
This stunning location is perfect for the vintage lover, providing show-stopping photos that we all drool over! The hidden gem of Sulphur, The Secret Garden has a huge variety of staged scenes, props, and ornate furniture to take your pics to a whole new level. A total diamond-in-the-rough location and we love shooting bridals here!!
Pricing for The Secret Garden can be found here. There is also a $50 travel fee.
Looking for an indoor bridal location? Try these favorites of ours:
Afton Villa Gardens
Photoshoots at Nottoway begin at $275 for a 2-hour photoshoot. The plantation is open for sessions Sunday through Thursday, from 9 am to 9 pm.
Mouton Plantation runs at $50 for a 2-hour outdoor-only session, and runs at $75 for both an indoor and outdoor session for 2 hours.
Houmas House is open Monday through Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm. Photo sessions start at $400 and increase according to the number of guests in attendance.
Sessions at Acadian Village start at $40 when shooting within their normal hours (Monday through Saturday, 10 am- 3 pm). Sessions outside of those hours start at $80 and can go up to $100 depending on the Acadian Village event schedule.