Engagement Portrait During Coronavirus Shutdown
Michael Caswell Photography

Engagement Portrait During Coronavirus Shutdown

This New Orleans couple decided to take advantage of a desolated French Quarter during the coronavirus shutdown in the Spring of 2020 for their engagement portrait session. As a New Orleans wedding photographer who has photographed many events and portraits in the French Quarter over the years, and has observed how bustling of a place it almost always is, it was a bit spooky to see the streets almost completely empty.

The couple took a "might as well just own it" attitude, with some of the shots featuring, yes, Corona beer, such as this one, of them sitting in front of one of the many bars that was temporarily closed due to the virus.

While, admittedly, it was nice to have near complete freedom during the session to shoot wherever I wanted without having to worry about bystanders in the background or walking by, or heavy vehicle traffic, I very much hope we can get back to normal soon!

Location: French Quarter, New Orleans, LA.