Gorgeous Places to Take Family Pictures in New Orleans

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Any time of year in New Orleans to take photos.  Take a trip with our sponsor, photographer and owner of Milk and Honey Portraits, Jennifer Gainey, through these 5 gorgeous places to take pictures in New Orleans that you will love. 


The French Quarter

You can’t get more New Orleans than this. The French Quarter is New Orleans’ oldest neighborhood and a National Historic Landmark creating the perfect backdrop for any occasion. The photo hot spots you find here may surprise you. Filled with unique architecture, romance, mystery, fun and history, a photo shoot here can reflect any influences you’d like. It may take longer to move from each location, but this free location is always well worth the extra time.  


New Orleans City Park

City Park is a must when it comes to photo shoots. Located at 1 Palm Dr. in New Orleans, this local favorite is available for photography sessions for a $50 fee. This one day permit gives you access to all of the beauty  you could ever imagine stretching over 12 acres. Between the historic structures, abundance of nature, and spectacular natural light there is a spot for any and every style. In addition, City Park is home to the oldest live Oaks in the world and of WPA era art.


New Orleans City Park Botanical Gardens

Located within City Park in New Orleans, the Botanical Gardens are sure to bring life to any photo shoot. The Botanical Gardens are to over 2,000 plants from around the world. Making it effortless to discover numerous original spots for a one of a kind beautiful photo.  The final results here are always sure to be stunning.  Just like New Orleans City Park there is a $50 permit fee to use this location. 


Hope Haven

This not so hidden gem is 10 acres of history owned by the Archdiocese of New Orleans at 1101 Barataria Blvd. in Marrero.  Hope Haven is an architecture lovers dream. The buildings are covered in moss, rust and cracks that create nostalgia and charm. Eight Spanish Colonial Revival style historic buildings sit mostly uninhabited, so most don’t even notice the beauty right beside them. 

Gretna Historic District

In 1836, what is now Gretna’s downtown historic district was settled by German immigrants giving Gretna’s architecture it’s charming and unique quality it still possesses today. Take a step back in time when you arrive in the quaint old town where you’ll find the oldest firehouse in the state of Louisiana.  This historic location is a picturesque setting for any photo session.

Whether you’re looking for unique, charming, romantic, nostalgic or fun we have the perfect setting for you. They say pictures are worth a thousand words, and  photos at these five locations will leave you speechless!

About Milk and Honey Portraits

New Orleans based family photographer, Milk and Honey Portraits, is a professional family photographer. She offers services for Maternity, Fresh 48, Newborn, Baby, Children, and family. She strives to offer your family with a high level of service, safety, and quality, while keeping your portraits simple and timeless. She also offers digital and fine art print services, as well as a variety of pricing plans that work for you. Sit back, relax, and take a look around to find out why Milk and Honey Portraits is your best choice for capturing the most significant moments in your life!


About Brandi Cortez 5 Articles
Brandi is a Native New Orleanian & Italian who has lived everywhere from Mid-City to Kenna-bruh. She now resides in Hahnville with her children, and husband she met on a blind date and married in Vegas, and states “It’s seriously only 20 minutes from NOLA guys, although when I first got here I was all like ‘where the hell am I’ (in the worst Anthony Michael Hall voice from that scene in Sixteen Candles)”. She has spent the majority of her adult life Marketing for as well as Managing local restaurants and businesses as well as running her own small businesses. Currently she has found a happy place with Pint-Sized NOLA providing meaningful connections between businesses and the community. You can also find her sippin’ on some aloe juice in the kiddie pool listening to The Beatles & 90’s grunge or driving kids to t-ball, art class, soccer, basketball, gymnastics or cheerleading in her minibus.

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