Often when I do engagement portraits in Audubon Park, I like to stop by this old brick structure by the entrance of the Audubon Tea Room, on Magazine Street. I'm not sure what exactly it is, as it just consists of two longer right-angle walls facing Tea Room Dr. and back toward the Tea Room itself, and one short wall segment nearest to Magazine Street, with a couple of archways, and what appears to be the remains of a semi-circular fountain with a small statue. Perhaps it used to be more enclosed and was a shelter used for family gatherings in the park? Or maybe it was always like this and is just a purely decorative structure that marked the entrance to the park and zoo? I'd love to find out!
We also shot in some other areas of the park, including near the massive Tree of Life, which is also a popular spot for intimate weddings and elopements to take place.
This is another of my favorite engagement portrait spots in Audubon Park, near the Newman Bandstand.
I also like to shoot along the row of large oak trees that runs between the Newman Bandstand and Magazine Street.
This same row of oak trees is also a good spot to do a series of shots of the couple walking, though the timing can be a bit tricky with Magazine Street behind them, trying to capture shots without cars in the background!
Location: 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118.