Updated: Mar 30
Engagement sessions are the ideal way to get to know your photographer, see how well you will work together, and to get some really great photos of you and your future spouse. Engagements are the perfect way to practice being in front of the camera before your wedding day, and to get all of the jitters and awkward moments out of the way. One of the biggest questions I get from couples is, "Where is a good place to take engagements?". While you can ask your photographer for some insight on where they suggest (I’m full of great ideas!), consider the following to help you choose a location that has significance and meaning to you and your significant other.
MANSION AT REDHILL
Mansion at Redhill offers the coolest back drops. If you want a location that has it all, this is your spot. The inside of this beautiful mansion has an incredible winding staircase, well lit living room, white with floral wallpaper kitchen, beautiful light through and through. The back yard has a quiet little garden patio, and when you walk out on the front porch it shows all the beauty of the outside. With a wrap around porch you can see the rustic barn, cute gazebo over the pond, and wide open spaces. This gem is perfect for couples who love to spend their time together at home, outdoors, or just want a variety of indoor/outdoor photos. This place is seriously the perfect location for engagements and is only $75 to take pictures there.
West Monroe & Ruston, LA
The perfect backdrop for your engagement photos or even wedding venue. This location offers 150 gorgeous acres of pasture land that is secluded by woods with a beautiful 1860's farmhouse situated on the property. This place is is beautifully landscaped and only cost $125 to shoot there.
LAKE BISTINEAU STATE PARK
Louisiana is known for it's incredibly beautiful swamp lands, cypress knees, and forrest. This place is a sportsman paradise and offers a romantic backdrop to any engagement session. This location is for the outdoor and adventurous couple. Grab a cute canoe, wear a long dress, and heck even throw in a bouquet, and lets create some breathtaking photos of you and your fiancé.
LACHUTE WEDDING PLANTATION
If you are looking for a place that screams southern elegance and charm this is your place. This all white venue is a dream come true on the inside and out. Its one of the prettiest plantation style homes in North Louisiana and is definitely filled with southern vibes. This location cost $150 to shoot at and is only open on Wednesday's for portraits, but goodness is it worth it.
DOWNTOWN BOSSIER- LOUISIANA BOARDWALK
This location is another FREEBIE. It has that downtown city vibe, and offers tons of color pop in your photos. I love this location for couples who like to spend their time with a night around the town. With the River and bridge as a beautiful backdrop, you can get engagement pictures that will never go out of style.
BLACK BAYOU NATIONAL REFUGE
This beautiful park offers fields of tall grass, woods, duck blinds, swamp area, and you could even get a canoe to get that dreamy notebook shot you have been dreaming of your whole life. I love this spot because of the variety, the wildlife, and the nature. If you love nature, and adventure this would be a great spot for your engagement photos. The best part is that this location is free!
BIEDENHARN MUSEUM & GARDENS
This lush green garden is located near downtown Monroe. The garden is designed with a number of thematic settings including the Four Seasons Garden, Oriental Garden, and Musical Grotto. The highlight is the stunning Wagnerian Fountain located on the north end of the Ballet Lawn. I always recommend visiting here first and then finishing up the session in downtown West Monroe at Antique Alley for a variety of looks. This hidden garden is only $50 to shoot at, but you have to reserve it in advance.
LINCOLN PARISH STATE PARK
A gorgeous state park with a pretty sunset over the lake, fishing docks, and hiking trails. For the adventurous couple that likes outdoors, campfires, and hiking this would be a good place for your photos. Imagine yourself nestled in a cozy blanket by a fire roasting marshmallows, skipping rocks across the lake, or even in a kayak kissing your fiancé. So many fun things can be done at this location!
Hope this list of North Louisiana Best Engagement Session Locations helps you plan your dream engagement photos! We’ll continually add to this list as we explore more of this beautiful state! Got a location recommendation? Comment it below!
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