skip to Main Content

Best Places to Take Engagement Photos in New Orleans

Best Places To Take Engagement Photos In New Orleans

Featured photo: The Swansons

Between the natural beauty and the historic architecture, New Orleans has a plethora of locations for the perfect engagement session. Surely, the biggest problem will be narrowing down where you’ll go to capture the love between you and your fiancé(e).

We reached out to some of our photographer friends to find and showcase some of the best places in New Orleans to take your engagement photos.

The French Quarter:

Known around the globe, the French Quarter is the quintessential New Orleans locale, and an amazing spot to capture your engagement. from Jackson Square to Café Du Monde, from the Riverview to the architecture, from Bourbon street to Esplanade, the French Quarter is one of the most diverse, historic places around. Jessica the Photographer enjoys taking her couples on “walks” through the Quarter capturing the beauty of everyday life.

 

Engagement Photo at Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans French Quarter | photo by Jessica The Photographer
Engagement photo at Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans French Quarter | photo by Jessica The Photographer

The French Quarter has so much beautiful architecture, and occasionally, impromptu props, such as this Vespa that was parked on the sidewalk. | Photo by Jessica The Photographer
The French Quarter has so much beautiful architecture, and occasionally, impromptu props, such as this Vespa that was parked on the sidewalk. | Photo by Jessica The Photographer

A strolls thru the French Quarter near Jackson Square. | Photo by Jessica The Photographer.
A couple strolls thru the French Quarter near Jackson Square. | Photo by Jessica The Photographer

An couple kisses on Canal Street with the streetcar in the background. | Photos by Amin Russell Photography
An couple kisses on Canal Street with the streetcar in the background. | Photos by Amin Russell Photography

 

Crescent Park:

The architecture, the bridge and the views. The photos speak for themselves!

 

A couple poses in Crescent Park for engagement photos. | Photo by Swanson Photography
A couple poses in Crescent Park for engagement photos. | Photo by The Swansons

A couple poses in Crescent Park for engagement photos. | Photo by Swanson Photography
Photo by The Swansons

The Mississippi Riverfront is a beautiful backdrop for engagement photos. | Photo by Sarah Alleman Photography
The Mississippi Riverfront is a beautiful backdrop for engagement photos. | Photo by Sarah Alleman Photography

The Mississippi Riverfront is a beautiful backdrop for engagement photos. | Photo by Sarah Alleman Photography
Photo by Sarah Alleman Photography

The Mississippi Riverfront is a beautiful backdrop for engagement photos. | Photo by Sarah Alleman Photography
Photo by Sarah Alleman Photography

The Garden District/Uptown:

The Garden District is another favorite. Take photos in front of the iconic New Orleans Streetcar or use the Oak Trees of Audubon Park as your backdrop.

Magnolia leaves catch the wind in this engagement portrait in New Orleans' Garden District. | Photo by Sarah Alleman Photography.
Magnolia leaves catch the wind in this engagement portrait in New Orleans’ Garden District. | Photo by The Swansons.

Photo by The Swansons

The St. Charles Streetcar is iconic for New Orleans engagement photos. | Photo by Sarah Alleman Photography
The St. Charles Streetcar is iconic for New Orleans engagement photos. | Photo by Sarah Alleman Photography

Photo by Sarah Alleman Photography

 

Fountainbleu State Park/Northshore Lakefront:

Just a quick drive across the lake and you’ll find nature’s paradise, including a beach!

A couple walks on the beach on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain. | Photo by Jessica the Photographer
A couple walks on the beach on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain. | Photo by Jessica the Photographer

The Lakefront at Fountainebleu State Park is a tranquil location for engagement portraits. | Photo by Sarah Alleman Photography
The Lakefront at Fountainebleu State Park is a tranquil location for engagement portraits. | Photo by Sarah Alleman Photography

Photo by Sarah Alleman Photography

Photo by Sarah Alleman Photography

Louis Armstrong Park:

Steps from the French Quarter, nestled along North Rampart Street, you’ll find Louis Armstrong Park, a historic and picturesque location for your engagement photos.

The entrance to Armstrong Park makes a dramatic backdrop for photos. | Photo by Amin Russell Photography
The entrance to Armstrong Park makes a dramatic backdrop for photos. | Photo by Amin Russell Photography

Photo by Amin Russell Photography

Photo by Amin Russell Photography

Photo by Amin Russell Photography

Mississippi Gulf Coast:

Just outside Louisiana, you can take advantage of the beaches along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast. This is a unique and fun way to commemorate your engagement. You can even make a vacation (or day-cation) out of it!

Photo by Amin Russell Photography

Photo by Amin Russell Photography

Photo by Amin Russell Photography

Photo by Amin Russell Photography

City Park:

This one location offers plenty of different looks for your engagement shoot. Between the art, architecture and all the natural beauty inside the park, you’ll come away with a variety of images.

 

City Park has quaint bridges over it's many lagoons that make beautiful locations for engagement photos. | Photo by Sarah Alleman Photography
City Park has quaint bridges over it’s many lagoons that make beautiful locations for engagement photos. | Photo by Sarah Alleman Photography

Photo by Sarah Alleman Photography

Art Deco fountains in City Park's gardens | Photo by Jessica the Photographer
Art Deco fountains in City Park’s gardens | Photo by Jessica the Photographer

Photo by Jessica the Photographer

The Peristyle in City Park is a must-stop location on your engagement portrait shoot. | Photo by Jessica The Photographer
The Peristyle in City Park is a must-stop location on your engagement portrait shoot. | Photo by Jessica The Photographer

Places that mean something to you:

While we can suggest our favorite spots, sometimes the place that means the most to you is the best location to do your engagement session. Maybe you want to relive the moment you first met, or where you got engaged, or maybe you want to capture you and your fiancé in your own Mid-City neighborhood.

Bayou St. John in Mid City | Photo by The Swansons
Bayou St. John in Mid City | Photo by The Swansons

Photo by The Swansons

Photo by Sarah Alleman Photography

Photo by Sarah Alleman Photography

Tell us, where do YOU plan to take engagement photos?

Be sure to visit our featured photographers: Amin Russell Photography | Jessica The Photographer | Sarah Alleman Photography | The Swansons

Myndee Corkern

Myndee is a freelance writer and author. She is a New Orleans area native who has been creating digital content for over 10 years. Her work has been featured in local and national publications, including New Orleans Living Magazine and CNN. In her free time, she enjoys trying out new exercise classes, listening to audio books and spending time with her three kids. As an introverted extrovert, Myndee loves being part of the generation where most of her friends live in her computer.

This Post Has 0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back To Top
Send this to a friend