New Orleans is known for it's historical homes especially in the Garden District area. The Architecture Styles of New Orleans are rooted in the Garden District including The Famous Author, Ann Rice, "Interview with a Vampire." The Historic homes that can be seen and photographed are a taste of history as beautiful and as colorful as ever, including the beautiful styled Iron Fences - the famed Cornstalk fence, the huge Oak Trees that line the streets as an example. We will see one of the famous cemeteries as shot in the TV Series CSI New Orleans. The history and images to be gotten there are really a part of history you don't want to miss. See the street cars that run along St. Charles Ave and explore St. Charles Ave, the Boutique areas of Magazine Street... A very interesting Part of New Orleans Culture for sure.
Much to see in the Uptown areas of New Orleans. We will start with Ann Rice's former home known as St Elizabeth's Orphanage showing some of Southern Architecture and large structural frontal Columns, then see some of the homes and architecture along Prytania and St. Charles Avenue's. The Column's Hotel, the Famed Library, The Wedding Cake home and the Miniature version of Tara like, "Gone With the Wind." We then venture off into the University areas showing the colleges nestled in the uptown parts of town, including the famous Audubon Park & some of it's attractions, Oak Trees & bronze statues. Then off to photograph Vintage Oak Street and see some of what the locals see and do. Doubling back to Magazine Street & some of it's colorful boutique areas.
We go and explore the Marigny areas of New Orleans which are just below the French Quarter where you can see a different side of New Orleans History as a work in progress. We Explore Frenchman Street where much of Treme was filmed, then we cross Elysian fields and captures some of the colorful Architecture that the Marigny has to offer. Many artists live in the Marigny areas. NOCCA a famous arts school for high school students is housed there offering much inspiration for it's students. Sometimes a New Orleans Brass Band can be seen performing on the streets of the Marigny. We also explore the Esplanade Ave. and it's architecture and color... and venture into parts of Treme and off to the NEw Orleans Museum area and the Morning Call for some of there famous coffee in City Park.
One could spend days photographing in the New Orleans cemeteries. There are many cemeteries in New Orleans and we focus on the most interesting ones for photography. As New Orleans is only 8 feet above Sea Level Tombs need to be above ground and these historical structures and statues make for some very beautiful imagery, colorful and monotone photography. We start in the Garden District seeing one of the most widely filmed Cemeteries to the TV and Movie industry as there is. You will see different styled historical tombs. Then we venture off to Cemetary No. 3 off of Esplanade Ave. which houses some very beautiful Statues. Time permitting there are two more historical Cemeteries off of Canal Street. These cemeteries are huge, historical and offer a taste of history you won't find anywhere else.
Whatever you choose when working with us we want to help you be better with your camera and how you use it. We believe in starting form the basics as a foundation. One can read many books on photography and until you have someone standing there with you and telling you why it is or isn't working, you won't get it as quickly as you may think. Besides all that we make your experience with us fun and memorable as we shoot in your desired locations. Whether on the Gulf coast or in New Orleans we make it interesting and your images will be a direct result.
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Phone: Mississippi Studio
t: 228.220.4833 Gulf Coast Studio
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t: 504.899.9394 New Orleans Studio