This Lafayette couple was going to come into New Orleans or maybe Baton Rouge for their engagement portrait, but since I had a wedding in nearby Opelousas coming up soon, I gave them the option of doing the session closer to home if we could coordinate our schedule with the wedding. Of course, while I know of numerous spots around the greater New Orleans metro area for portraits, I had to rely on the couple's local knowledge to suggest a location.
The bride felt that Lake Martin, near Breaux Bridge, LA, would be a good choice, as a friend of hers had done engagement portraits there a few months prior. The area is home to a beautiful wildlife reserve, with many fascinating creatures and abundant gorgeous scenery. This photograph was captured on an old wooden dock near the boat launch. We also traveled down Rookery Road and found a few other great spots, ending up our session on the wooden boardwalks through the swamp near the Cypress Island Preserve Visitor's Center.
Location: Lake Martin, LA.