The 11 Best Wedding Photographers in New Orleans

If you’re looking for the best New Orleans wedding photographers, you are truly spoiled for choice. After all, New Orleans’s romance is as well-documented as its history. While the Big Easy has seen its share of sadness, the love of its residents is everlasting. In fact, New Orleans is a city of carnivals, Mardi Gras, of brass bands, quaint courtyards, and historical streets.

And if you’re looking for a magical venue in which to hold your ceremony, reception, or photoshoots, check out Peerspace. As the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, we have hundreds of stunning spaces in the city and beyond that are filled with character and leave an impression. Peerspace venues are owned and operated by locals who share their spaces with others who can enjoy their events in a new, stylish, and private space. But now, let’s get back to our topic! Many couples have fallen in love in New Orleans’ quarters and even more have chosen to marry there. These select New Orleans wedding photographers are privy to this, creating their own romantic keepsakes for people in love.

1. David and Kirstin Hebert of DK Hebert Photography

Husband-and-wife photography team Kirstin and David Hebert boasts a dream life. They have their cameras and the love of their life, with 15 years of being each other’s other half. For David and Kirstin, photography is a way of breaking out of the box. Their fine art wedding sessions document every part of the couples’ wedding day, from friends and family rushing around to the couples getting dressed, as well as a toast at the end of the day. They specialize in stylish post-processing, producing dramatic and romantic posed portraits, and delivering an upscale and luxe product.

They also have tons of gushing clients who clearly loved every moment of working with this duo. Here is just one testimonial as an example: “David and Kirstin are an absolute dream to work with. They were with us from the beginning, always offering help with anything wedding-related. They could honestly work as wedding coordinators, too! ... we could not be happier with their work. They are personable and professional all at once and make the picture-taking process so fun. They help you feel comfortable and at ease, getting the best shots. Their work is absolutely stunning”

2. Hannah Mulligan

Full-time wedding photographer Hannah Mulligan is a Louisiana native. Based out of her home state, she shoots plenty of weddings and engagements in New Orleans. Although she’s wielded a camera for only a few years, her photographs are professional to the point of looking as though she’s been formally trained. She also works with her husband, Michael, making them a dynamic duo behind the scenes at your wedding. The Mulligans are masters at capturing the moment of a lifetime. Plus, there’s a great sense of creativity to their work, which is hip and lovely, with an illustrative or lifestyle vibe.

We also love how Hannah discusses the team’s joy at being part of your big day. “Our goal is to tell your love story the way you know it in real time. The look you give each other when you hold hands in the car, the way he holds you and how your hand fits perfectly in his. Michael will be smiling and I will be tearing up behind the camera as you share your personalized wedding vows or as you embrace during your first look. We will be right there with you. You invest in us and we will invest in you. What a privilege we have; We get to document the greatest thing on this earth… LOVE.”

3. Sarah Mattix

Sarah Mattix is the owner and leader shooter of Sarah Mattix Photography, New Orleans wedding photographers who shoot stunningly crisp and romantic images. Just one glimpse through her portfolio and you’ll see why this studio has been celebrated by The Knot, Brides, and couples throughout New Orleans and beyond. Her stylish compositions are absolutely magazine- and Instagram-ready.

4. Natalie Wilson of Lily Magnolia Rose Photography

Natalie Wilson’s approach as a New Orleans wedding photographer is journalistic. At times, she’ll shimmy along to music at the reception, but she’ll never thrust opinions on you in the planning stages or on the day. That being said, she knows all kinds of locations for your wedding or elopement shoot should you tap into that genius brain of hers. You’ll love her mix of candid shots and traditionally posed images, all of which feel authentic, as well as both classic and modern. When it comes to photography, she follows her heart. With her editing, she walks alongside it.

We also adore the way Natalie speaks about her professional goals. “I strive to capture your love, joy, and journeys as artistically and uncomplicated as possible. I provide guidance and encouragement when necessary, but also direct you into authentic moments. My hope is that 20 years from now you will be able to look back at your memories and feel only the happiest of emotions.”

5. Beatriz and Josh McDonald

Meet the McDonalds: Beatriz and Josh, a husband-and-wife photography team from Louisiana. Each session is unique from the next, inspired by their subjects’ personalities, likes, and loves. With every shot they take, the McDonalds do their best to create a treasure that lasts, as with their couples’ love stories. Shooting in and around New Orleans, the pair is great at singling out the perfect locations for their shoots. It’s no wonder they’re among the top New Orleans wedding photographers.

They also get lots of rave reviews from their many charmed clients. Like this one: “I cannot describe how grateful I am to have had The McDonalds shoot our wedding and engagement pictures! Beatriz was SO kind, on top of things, patient, and calming during our big day! She even went out of her way to handcraft my bridal bouquet (which turned out absolutely beautiful)!! Her and Josh make the perfect team, their attention to detail and ability to capture every special moment is truly amazing. Our photos turned out better than anything I could’ve ever dreamed of.”

6. Christi Childs Creative

Christi Childs, the boss behind Christi Childs Creative, always wanted to be a photographer. It’s a dream she made happen and, 20 years on, is one she’s living. Christi has traveled all around the world, finished school, and is a mom of two who couldn’t be happier taking photographs. She runs her business out of her Baton Rouge home, capturing happy couples on the most important days of their lives. Her shoots focus on intimacy and the connection between couples, capturing the pure electricity of the wedding day.

She also has a great way of knowing if you’re the type of couple that matches her style. “If you want every moment captured, If you value art, If you want  images that remind you of how the day FELT, If you want portraits you are proud to show your grandkids one day, If you want a photographer who will guard the peace and joy of your day AND give you freakin gorgeous pictures (if I do say so myself) with my life, then I think we should chat!” Sounds great to us!

7. Desiree and Hunter of The Rylands

The Rylands are Desiree and Hunter, two photographers with successful brands before they met, fell in love, married, and merged. Hunter and Desiree like capturing their subjects when they feel most comfortable. As a result, the pictures they take wind up as a candid testament to romance.

Although the couple is based in New Orleans, they love a good adventure and are always set to hop on a plane. Since they’re both powerhouse photographers, this is a situation where clients get a true two-for-one deal.

8. September Company

Intimacy is what drives Caitlin and Thad, wedding photography pros and couple behind September Company. Intimate moments, intimate settings, and intimate relationships inspire both when it comes to their work. These two New Orleans wedding photographers are Louisiana natives. They’re full of Southern charm, which makes each of their subjects a part of the “Thailin” family on their special days. Whatever you’re looking for, big or small, they’re happy to dream alongside you. The pair love making their clients look glamorous, and they capture them in a traditional style, yet with a decidedly modern aesthetic.

9. Melanie Lane Johnson of Lens of Lane

Each day, Melanie Lane Johnson is reminded that photography is her calling. Be it an engagement, elopement, or wedding photography, she and her husband Jeremiah are set on client satisfaction. If you’re looking for unique wedding photos, the two have shot weddings just about everywhere — lumberyards in front of piles of toppled trees, the red sands of Red Bluff, Spanish moss-covered willows.

Any setting you want, Lens of Lane will make it happen. They’re at their best with their posed shots, framing up and directing couples into perfect works of art.

10. Conrad and Rossi at NOLA Hitched

As well as being New Orleans wedding photographers, Conrad and Rossi are: husband and wife, teenage sweethearts, and coffee addicts. The pair have shot more than 150 weddings in and around the historic streets of New Orleans, as well as numerous engagements. Having lived in the Big Easy their entire lives, no location is out of the running. And each wedding session with NOLA Hitched is uniquely New Orleans. Their sessions are a mix of dramatic, fine art-inspired compositions and lively, energetic journalistic-style coverage.

This loving duo also has throngs of adoring clients! Here is just one f their many client testimonials that is straight to the point: “They’re amazing!!! Very attentive and on time! I couldn’t have asked for better. Immediate responses. My photos are simply beautiful! I highly recommend”

11. Gabrielle Hail

Mid-century modern design and her family are two things Gabrielle Hail loves besides photography. Living in the Deep South, she travels all around Louisiana capturing couples and their stories. A visual storyteller, Gabrielle offers wedding and lifestyle photography with a romantically photojournalistic appeal. Never content to just hang back or leap right in, she juggles both approaches during her sessions to capture every second of your day.

We also adore Gabrielle’s photography philosophy: “I unabashedly promote individualism, self healing, respect for the world around us and the belief that our own vulnerability is our greatest super power. I also firmly believe that all of these things are paramount to the photography experience.”

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New Orleans is for lovers. For romantic wanderings and secret stories. These New Orleans wedding photographers each bring something different to the wedding table. All of them are impassioned, artistic, and trustworthy, and we hope you find your ideal match right here. And once you do, grab them and head to an incredible Peerspace venue. You can rent a space for photos and even find your dream wedding ceremony and reception venues!

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