With so much attention always being given to the beautiful grounds of Southern Oaks, it's easy to forget that there are several great indoor spots to capture portraits as well. The curving main staircase as you first walk in the front door makes for a dramatic image, especially when photographed from a higher angle like this. The venue's lounge room is another great spot, and amusingly, another popular place for photographs (not during events, of course) is the lady's bathroom, which is like a spacious zen garden.
This Florida couple's ceremony and reception took place at Southern Oaks, and the foggy evening provided a romantic background for the outdoor portraits we did later in the evening, but this particular black and white picture was captured before the ceremony, as the couple had done a first look at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in the French Quarter.
Location: 7816 Hayne Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70126.