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Best Wedding Photographers in New Orleans

Our Recommended Top 13

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored New Orleans Wedding Photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Website
New Orleans, LA 70123

Why choose this provider?

1216 Studio offers wedding, engagement, and bridal photography in the New Orleans area. The company’s photographers love to capture personal and romantic moments with images. Wedding packages start at $2,200 and include up to two photographers and an assistant, up to 10 hours of coverage, digital albums, and an online photo gallery. The photography team will travel to any location within 50 miles for no extra charge. Other services include elopement packages and family portraits. The company's website has a downloadable price list.

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Google
5.0 / 5 (9)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (1)

Website
Metairie, LA 70001

Why choose this provider?

The Red M Studio is a wedding and portrait photography studio serving the Greater New Orleans metro area. Owners Marianne and Steve capture moments that matter with a clean, bold, authentic style. The company offers wedding, portrait, and engagement packages. Customers can choose from one of three full day wedding packages starting at $4,100. By-the-hour pricing for elopements and smaller weddings are also available. The Red M Studio is a full service studio offering a wide array of fine art print products and heirloom albums suitable to pass on to generations to come.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
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Facebook
5.0 / 5 (15)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (4)

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Website
New Orleans, LA 70130

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Ibay Photography is New Orleans wedding photography studio that specializes in elopement photography. The company offers many photography packages such as their signature French Quarter Elopement Package, which includes a private French Quarter venue, an officiant, bridal bouquet, and three hours of photography coverage, for $3,250. Ibay Photography offers high-quality digital and printed photographs with a fun and candid style, and can help customers obtain marriage licenses and find the perfect venue.

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Facebook
5.0 / 5 (53)
Google
5.0 / 5 (36)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (5)

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Website
New Orleans, LA 70130

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Erika Parker Photography is a New Orleans wedding photographer who specializes in creating light, soft, ethereal images. Prices for wedding photography sessions start at $3,200, and Erika Parker will happily travel anywhere in the world for destination weddings. All wedding packages include either a custom-made book or photo album. Portrait sessions are also available, and customers can contact Erika on her website for price quotes and details.

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Google
5.0 / 5 (28)

Website
New Orleans, LA 70130

Why choose this provider?

Mark Eric Photography is a wedding photography studio in New Orleans. Mark Eric and his trained assistants specialize in taking romantic, dramatic photographs, and basic sessions offer six full hours of coverage. An additional photographer can be requested to focus on the groom. The company’s photography packages provide 600 to 1,000 photographs. Mark Eric Photography will also shoot engagement, anniversary, and bridal portrait photos. Customers can contact Mark Eric on the website for price quotes.

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Google
5.0 / 5 (6)

Website
Metairie, LA 70001

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Vanessa Rachel Photography is a wedding and engagement photographer with over a decade of photography experience. She services both southern TX and Louisiana Gulf Coast. Vanessa Rachel's photography has a candid and intimate style, and she offers digital negatives, online hosting for proofs, and a second shooter for larger packages. She also photographs events, babies, and children. Wedding packages are customizable and start at $2,150. Bridal portraits and engagement sessions start at $400 otherwise the pricing for wedding packages is accurate. Vanessa Rachel will travel to the Baton Rouge. Covington, and Houma areas for no extra charge.

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Facebook
5.0 / 5 (16)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Website
New Orleans, LA 70119

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Marc Pagani Photography offers wedding and engagement photography services, specializing in an unobtrusive style and ability to capture emotions in a truly unique way. It offers both present photography packages and custom options in order to fit every client’s unique needs and budget. With over 23 years of experience, the company is the recipient of multiple awards and accolades, including recognition among the Top 10 Artistic Wedding Photojournalists in the world by the Wedding Photojournalist Association. It has also been recognized by The Knot and Wedding Wire for its artistic excellence.

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Yelp
5.0 / 5 (16)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (7)

Website
New Orleans, LA 70114

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Pamela Reed Photography has over a decade of experience with photography and fine art in the New Orleans area. Pamela Reed loves to capture the romantic and fun moments of special events and specializes in striking, artistic photography and editing. She covers wedding, engagement, and family portraits and specializes in fine art wedding portraits, which include editing, high-resolution digital files, and a 20”x30” gallery wrap canvas. Pamela Reed Photography has been given excellent ratings by her clients, The Knot, and Wedding Wire.

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Google
4.9 / 5 (35)

Website
New Orleans, LA 70722

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Gabby Chapin Photography has been offering wedding photography in New Orleans and surrounding areas since 2009. Gabby's style is colorful, candid, and timeless. Gabby Chapin Photography has wedding packages starting at $3,200 and portrait packages starting at $425. Elopement and other event photography are also available. Customers can contact the photographer online for a consultation.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
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Google
5.0 / 5 (61)

Website
New Orleans, LA 70125

Why choose this provider?

Sam Gregory Photography is a New Orleans wedding photographer. The photographer uses lighting, angles, and a skilled eye to create soft, classically romantic images. All of the company’s wedding packages include the option of two photographers, full-resolution digital images, and an online gallery. Sam Gregory Photography also offers engagement and bridal sessions. Customers can contact the company online for price quotes.

Website
New Orleans, LA 70125

Why choose this provider?

Mateo & Co is more than just a team of badass luxury wedding & event photographers. Mateo & Co is a luxury brand, specializing predominantly in wedding & event photography. Our team also offers a variety of other services, which you can read more about below. Something that Mateo always likes to say, “There’s two things in the wedding industry you cannot buy- TENURE & CLASS.” With the pleasure of capturing hundreds of weddings, from $20k budgets to $400k budgets, we have mastered how to truly tell a couple’s story through the lens, make sure they look their absolute best, and showcase the design and look of that wedding in the most exquisite way possible. Let’s grab cocktails/coffee, or a set up a call, soon to see if we vibe! We are New Orleans based, but travel all over the world.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (7)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Website
Metairie, LA 70001

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Studio Tran Photography takes wedding, engagement, and bridal photographs in the New Orleans area. The company also offers senior portraits, new baby, maternity, and fashion photography. Wedding sessions start at $2,800 and include two photographers, up to seven hours of coverage, high resolution edited digital images, and an online gallery. The Studio Tran team carefully considers every aspect of the photography process, from lighting to final cropping. Customers can contact the company through its website for photography package prices and details.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
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Yelp
4.0 / 5 (11)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Website
Slidell, LA 70461

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Michael Caswell Photography specializes in documentary-style wedding and elopement photography. The photographer offers services in Southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and will travel to other locations for a fee. Basic wedding packages start at $1,675 and include up to six hours of coverage and photographs in a digital format. Customers can purchase additional time for $300 per hour. Michael Caswell is comfortable photographing all traditional and non-traditional weddings and engagements.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (26)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (10)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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FAQs

  • Introduction

    Because of the sheer number of weddings that happen each year, wedding photography is a booming industry. Couples engaged to be married should take great care in finding a wedding photographer before their big day that suits their style.

    Many people think all wedding photographers are virtually the same, but this is incorrect. Some photographers prefer unusual arrangements, angles, and uses of light in their images. They may also have unique styles and filters when editing wedding photos. This makes it very important if you're planning on getting married and looking for a photographer to take the time to find one whose style aligns with what you're looking for.
  • What does a wedding photographer do?

    Wedding photographers take pictures of the wedding ceremony, the bridesmaids and groomsmen, and the families of the bride and groom. They also often photograph the major events of the reception and the guests to help preserve memories of the entire affair.

  • What makes a good wedding photographer?

    A good wedding photographer can faithfully recreate special memories, taking care to capture the most important moments of the wedding and reception. They're able to fulfill the requests of the couple getting married and help them choose the best images from the event.

  • How do I pick a wedding photographer?

    Couples can find their wedding photographer by asking friends and family for recommendations or checking out local listings. It's important to review portfolios, pricing, and availability. When you've picked a few that pique your interest, speak to them in person to make sure they're a good fit.

  • What should I ask a wedding photographer?

    Before you make a final decision about your wedding photographer, you'll want to ask several important questions, such as:

    • Can we see your portfolio?
    • How many weddings have you shot?
    • How much do require for a deposit?
    • What packages are available in our price range?
    • What is your editing style?

  • How much does a wedding photographer cost?

    The cost of a wedding photographer depends on various factors, including their experience, photo packages, and the length of time you need them. According to Brides.com, a wedding photographer can charge anywhere between $1,000 and $10,000 for their services.

  • Why are wedding photographers so expensive?

    A wedding photographer's fee reflects their experience, training, and ability to fulfill your vision and requests. The time needed to complete the process for a single wedding makes a difference as well. For a standard eight to 10 hour wedding, a photographer may spend as much as double that culling and editing photos.