Our Favorite Portrait Locations

February 09, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

HERE IT IS! - A list of our favorite portrait locations!
We have researched a lot of great information (including contact info!) on each location and put it all right here for you to have at your finger tips!! Soon Jenn will be adding her favorite details about each location and we are currently collecting some of our favorite photos from most of the locations mentioned below! Stay tuned, more to come! 

 

 

SHAW CENTER (Baton Rouge)

  • shawcenter.org
  • Contact Information:  225-346-5001 
  • Times: Sunday: 11 am-5 pm
               Monday: 9 am-5 pm
               Tuesday-Saturday: 9 am-11 pm
  • Pricing - $100, 3 hours
  • Includes surrounding grounds outside, main lobby, bar, art gallery, stairs and 4th floor river terrace that overlooks the river, bridge, and old state capital

OLD STATE CAPITAL (Baton Rouge)

  • louisianaoldstatecapitol.org
  • Contact Information: 225-342-0500 
  • Times: Tuesday - Friday 10 am-4 pm, Saturday 9 am- 3 pm
  • Pricing - Sessions outside only are free / $200 for photos inside the building
  • Must be scheduled in advance

OLD GOVERNOR'S MANSION (Baton Rouge)

  • www.nps.gov
  • Contact Information: 225.387.2464, alliewester@fhl.org
  • Times available Monday- Friday 9:30 to 11:30; 12:00 to 2:00 or 2:30 to 4:30
  • Pricing - Bridal Portraits- $250 for 2 hour session
  • Private dressing room for changing

STATE CAPITAL GROUNDS and ARSENAL PARK (Baton Rouge)

LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM (Baton Rouge)

  • http://louisianastatemuseum.org
  • Contact Information: 225-342-5428
  • Times: Tuesdays–Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m
  • PricingOutside- no fee. Call to schedule inside portraits

RURAL LIFE MUSEUM & WINDRUSH GARDENS (Baton Rouge)

  • lsu.edu/rurallife
  • Contact information: 225-765-2437, ccouvillon@lsu.edu
  • You must schedule your appointment
  • Types of sessions: Bridal, Engagement, Family, Maternity, Senior or After Wedding
  • Pricing - All sessions paid on day of appointment at Rural Life gift shop
    • Cost of Rural Life- $70
    • Cost of Windrush Gardens- $70
    • Cost to use both- $140
  • Changing room available for wardrobe changes, arrive with hair and makeup ready.
  •  Times: 8am-4:30pm and after 5pm to sunset available for extra $50 fee

HILL TOP ARBORETUM (Baton Rouge)

HIGHLAND ROAD PARK (Baton Rouge)

CITY PARK (Baton Rouge)

LSU LAKES (Baton Rouge)

  • Baton Rouge beach area, or other public areas around the lake
  • Times: Daily, Dawn to Dusk
  • Pricing: No Fee

LEVEE DOWNTOWN (Baton Rouge)

  • Mississippi River levee walkway and pier downtown
  • Times: Daily, Dawn to Dusk
  • Pricing: No Fee

JUNGLE ISLAND at AVERY ISLAND (Lafayette)

  • junglegardens.org
  • Contact Information: (337) 369-6243, junglegardens@tabasco.com
  • Times: Monday-Sunday, 9-5
  • Pricing - $49.99 for the day
  • Check in, pay, and get pass at gift shop. This pass is for up to 5 people, additional people will pay the admission fee.
  • 2 changing rooms available

VERMILLION (Lafayette)

  • vermilionville.org
  • Contact information: 337-233-4077
  • Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
  • Pricing - $30 for 5 people and photographer, $10 per extra person

 

Plantations:

MOUNT HOPE (Baton Rouge)

HOUMAS HOUSE (River Road)

  • houmashouse.com
  • Contact information: 225-473-9380, kk@houmashouse.com
  • Times: Monday-Sunday from 9AM-7PM, appointment must be made.
  • Pricing - $400 for photographer and 3 guests, $24 per additional person
  • Changing room available 

OAK ALLEY (River Road)

  • oakalleyplantation.com
  • Contact information: 1-800-44-ALLEY, or pscioneaux@oakalleyplantation.com
  • Times: Everyday 9am-3pm
  • Pricing
    • Portrait/Engagement - $125 for photographer and 4 guests
      • appointment must be made in advance and is restricted to outdoor only
    • Bridal  - $400 for photographer and 4 guests
      • Appointment must be made in advance
      • Interior available when guided tour is not going on
      • Private dressing area available

NOTTOWAY & THE WHITE ROOM (White Castle)

  • nottoway.com
  • Contact information: 225-545-2730, weddings@nottoway.com
  • Times: Call or email to set date/ check availability 
  • Pricing - Bridal Portraits: $400 for 4 hours plus 15% resort tax and 10% tax
  • Bridal portrait price fee waived when booking a wedding here
  • Includes photographer and 5 guests
  • Interior and exterior of plantation
  • Appointment must be made in advance

ROSEDOWN (St. Francisville)

MYRTLES (St. Francisville)

AFTON VILLA GARDENS (St. Francisville)

  • aftonvilla.com
  • Contact information: 225-721-2269
  • Open March 1st - June 30th and Oct. 1st - Nov. 30th, 9am-4:30pm
  • Must call to make appointment 
  • Pricing - $100 for 9am-4:30pm$125 if your session will go past 4:30pm

HEMINGBOUGH (St. Francisville)

  • hemingbough.com
  • Contact information: 225-635-6617
  • Call for in advance to scheduling and for times
  • Pricing
    • Bridal Portraits
    • If you are booking the wedding there, free
    • If you are having your wedding somewhere else, $250
    • Includes a private changing room
    • Family Portraits
    • no fee

GREENWOOD (St. Francisville)

  • greenwoodplantation.com
  • Contact information: 225-655-4475, info@greenwoodplantation.com
  • Times: Everyday 10am-4pm
  • You must schedule your appointment
  • Pricing
    • $100 for family portraits, only exterior of the house, and no dressing room only public bathroom
    • $200 for bridal session, interior and exterior, 3 hours, private dressing room

 

 

Last Updated March 2017

 


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