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Staying with our theme of iconic locations, Twirl Photography has reserved the gardens and courtyard at the Beauregard-Keyes house in the French Quarter as your personal backdrop on Sunday, November 5th! We will have the private manicured gardens for a select few families to have their portraits taken. We will also be able to explore this historic home’s accents such as the winding iron staircase, the courtyard fountains, and the classic green shutters. This is the perfect way to have the French Quarter as your backdrop without being in the middle of the hustle and bustle.

Reserve your spot by appointment only on Sunday, November 5th from 9:00am-12:00pm

One spot per family please.

Each session is 20 minutes long. Session fee is $75.  All prints and keepsakes are sold separately. There is no minimum order and a la carte prints start at $35.

Get your ticket at: https://twirlquarter.eventbrite.com

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I first photographed Sullivan for his newborn session a little over 5 years ago. Then came Prescott’s newborn session two years ago. And now we have Ellington. Before you know it years have passed and a couple just starting their family have become a family of five. Their house is warm, joyful, crazy and all boy. Ellington decided he wanted to be born at home and came so fast that he got his wish. Everyone is healthy and doing well despite the late night surprise. And this super woman of a mom even went to a work conference a few days later! I’m in awe of how these parents juggle these delightful kids with grace and patience. They are truly an inspiration of how to have it all. Welcome to the world Ellington! Oh, and check out that gallery wall in their living room of five plus years of photos from yours truly, I couldn’t be prouder.

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And the girls are 7-months. They seem on the verge of leaning how to move their little bodies and I can’t wait to see them crawling. Thanks goodness there are three older triplets, now 8-years-old, ready to help wrangle these adorable babies. I remember these months for my own children being a blur of sloppy meals, plenty of giggles and splashy bath times. These days go by too fast as their is nothing better than a baby her prime. Well maybe having three of them.

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Are you wondering where to take Fall family photos this year? Maybe something a little different and off the beaten path. Or maybe an iconic location with a new twist. Well, I have some great suggestions that might take some of the guess work out and make choosing your location easier. Finding the perfect spot that fits your brood can be tricky. For example, if you have active kids you need a safe wide space where passing cars won’t be an issue. If you have a child who doesn’t walk yet, being able to put them down safely is essential. And older kids can rock the urban scene.
I’m here to help you find the right place for your family.
And you want to know what my absolute favorite location in New Orleans is to photograph families?  Check out #10.

Top locations:

 1. Old Spanish Fort. This historic location was formerly the home of a fort and
then later an amusement park. Today, it is a quiet little forgotten part of the city with
large oak trees, a porch swing, and a view from the levee where Bayou St. John meets the lake.

Check out some of our favorite moments: Here & here!

New Orleans family photography

        2. The French Quarter. There is nothing that says New Orleans culture more than
having the French Quarter as your backdrop. The Vieux Carré is filled with culture
and vibrant colors that compliment the architecture and historic city landscape.

Check out some of our favorite moments: Here & here!

 3. City Park. This 1,300-acre urban park is one of the oldest parks in the country.
The beauty speaks for itself. There are beautiful old oak trees,
as well as vast green space and small bodies of water. Permit required.
Check out our favorite moments: Here & here!
  4. Botanical Gardens. This area is located in City Park and has twelve acres
of garden with more than 2,000 types of plants from around the world.
This has been a staple of New Orleans since the 1930’s.
There are so many different areas of the gardens to explore and appreciate. Permit required.
Check out our favorite moments: Here & here!
5. The Tree of Life at Audubon Park. One of the larges Oaks in the city, this tree is perfect for
letting your little ones climb. Nestled in a field opposite the giraffes in Audubon Zoo,
you can sometimes glance pointy ears over the fence.
During the fall, the mystical tree’s leaves turn and drop, adding to its beauty.
Check out our favorite moments: Here & here!
6. Longue Vue House and Gardens. This is a beautiful historic estate
located at the edge of Old Metairie, right outside of Mid City.
This house sits on 8-acres of beautiful gardens brimming with
Louisiana plant life. This house is dedicated to the preservation of
historical architecture, interior design, and landscapes. Permit required.
Check out our favorite moments: Here!
7. Lower Garden District. This neighborhood is often overlooked for family photos
and has some of the best backdrops. The unique architecture spreads across
beautiful tree lined streets that capture the spirit of New Orleans.
Cornstalk fences, weathered walls and those Commander’s Palace awnings are just a few favorites.
Check out our favorite moments: Here & here!
8. Crescent Park. This is a 20-acre urban park that stretches along the
riverfront in the Bywater neighborhood. There are breathtaking views of the
city and plenty of space to chase your little ones around. The foliage lined bike path is
complimented by the clean, urban and modern architecture.
Check out our favorite moments: Here & here!
9. Bayou St. John. The bayou is located in the Bayou St. John neighborhood.
It is a serene, calm body of water that offers green space with the houses in the neighbor hood
as the backdrop. And the Magnolia bridge is the perfect place to stop for portraits.
Check out our favorite moments: Here & here!
New Orleans Baby Photography
10. In your own home. There is no place like home. Being able to
photograph children in the house that they are growing up is priceless. It offers
a comfortable and intimate space for the entire family.
Some of the greatest memories happen naturally within our homes!
Check out our favorite moments: Here & here!
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It’s time for some family photos, and why not take them in two of the most iconic locations in New Orleans! I have two special events in October now available for sign up, both at unique settings. Sessions are quick and fun!

I’m thrilled to be offering the Streetcar Sessions again this year. Twirl Photography will have it’s own stationary streetcar for private family sessions. 10-minute sessions will be held at the streetcar station on Canal St. on the morning of Sunday, Oct. 8th. Limited spots are available. Grab you spot at: https://twirlstreetcar.eventbrite.com

 

I have also reserved two afternoons at the Pitot House on Wednesday, Oct. 25th and Thursday, Oct. 26th. 20-minute sessions between 3pm-6pm are available for sign up.

Grab you spot at: https://twirlpitot.eventbrite.com

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