"We LOVE the album Louis!!! Thank you so much!!!! We've gotten so many compliments and are really happy with everything."

-Gina & Michael

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Hello. My name is Louis...

...and I am a native of New Orleans, LA. I exposed my first roll of 35mm film during a beautiful sunset over Lake Pontchartrain. It was then that I discover my passion for photography. The fact that I could take a second from time and print it on paper and refer to it over and over again was fascinating to me. I began my career as a wedding photographer with a head full of hair as an assistant to a wedding photographer in New Orleans. Working in both color and black & white, my journalistic style is modern and distinctive with a classical edge. Clients appreciate my style and ability to capture that decisive moment, expression or emotion. 85% of my images are NOT posed. Thank you for your interest in my photography services on the most important day of your life. You won't regret it.

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Contact Me: louis@photobylouis.com

When should I schedule my Bridal Portrait?
There is no wrong time. Some brides choose to have their bridal portraits taken before the day of the wedding to save time on the actual day. If the idea of getting the dress dirty before the wedding makes you nervous, then perhaps we can take your portraits a couple weeks after the wedding.
Why are Bridal Portraits so popular?
Not only does this give us a chance to work together before your wedding day, but this portrait session is a great way to test your choice of hair style, veil length, and dress alterations, not to mention it allows you spend more time with your guests on the wedding day.
How long does a Bridal Portrait session last?
The session is about an hour long. You can choose to include the groom or make this your special session to share with him later. The session includes approximately 100 edited images on USB with a print release.
Where do we shoot the Engagement session?
Have your engagement photos taken in a location that is important to the two of you. This could be a place you got engaged, or had your first date, it could be at a place you both like to spend time, or something you like to do together.
How many Wedding images do you deliver?
Although there is no limit to the number of images I shoot on the wedding day I usually deliver 500-1000. 85% of the images on the wedding day are NOT posed.
How long before my previews will be online and receive my USB?
My goal is to have your preview online in about a week to 10 days. I like to stay current in my workflow and deliver images in a reasonable time. On occasion, it may take up to two weeks.
What if there is an emergency and you can’t photograph my wedding?
In 30 years, I am thankful to say such an incident has not occurred. That said, it could, so I am prepared. Over the years, I have cultivated a network of fellow wedding photographers and we have helped each other out. If something major occurred that prevented me from photographing your wedding, I would be able to reach out to others in this industry to take my place.
Do you have backup equipment?
Absolutely! I have a second set of cameras, lenses and lights. Also, my backup equipment is the same caliber as my main equipment. In the event I have to utilize my backup equipment, the quality of the photos will not be compromised.
How soon should I book you for my wedding date?
As soon as you know. This goes for any photographer, videographer, ceremony/reception venue because once that date is booked, it is gone. As soon as you decide on a photographer, lock him or her down!
Prices & Agreement

Click on the links below to download and review our most recent pricing and agreement for this season.

General Prices | Wedding Prices Agreement


Louis has been photographing weddings in the New Orleans area for over 20 years and will stop at nothing to make sure the images you receive are second to none. He works closely with the bride, the groom and their families to capture the true beauty of the wedding without being obtrusive. His posing and lighting techniques are very natural and his style is simple and elegant.

"Thank you very much for photographing our bridal portraits and wedding. You captured so many wonderful photos. We couldn't imagine anything better. We love that you were able to capture the beauty of Race & Religious and Oak Alley Plantation. We will treasure those memories for the rest of our lives. We are just amazed at your work and could not be happier! Our guest love all of the photos and we are still receiving complements. Thank you."

Kathryn & Scott

"Louis did our wedding photography and he was awesome!!! My wedding pictures were posted only a few days after my wedding, so quick! I still spend at least 10 minutes a day looking through them and I cannot wait to pick out the photos for my album! He did a great job of quickly getting portraits and family pictures taken. The candids he got were simply amazing! I have already recommended him to a few of my engaged friends and would definitely recommend to anyone getting married! I wanted to let you know we came in last weekend for a little anniversary party and got the album. It is fantastic!!!! Thank you for taking such wonderful pictures of our wedding!"

Bayley & Ian

"Louis is a one of a kind photographer. Not only did he save our wedding day when our other photographer canceled last minute he showed up and delivered us the most memorable photo's imaginable. He was able to capture extremely natural pictures that we absolutely loved. He knew so much about photography as well as different poses and places to shoot that we were able to just relax and let him work his magic. These pictures will last us a lifetime! I would recommend Louis to anyone that wants great wedding pictures!"

Larissa & Ben

"Mr. Louis did an amazing job! He is an awesome photographer and we had a lot of fun with him! We definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a wedding photographer!! Thank you again Mr. Louis!!"

Erika & Jameson

"Thank you, thank you, thank you for an amazing bridal shoot yesterday and for such a quick turnaround time! The pictures are absolutely phenomenal! Can't wait for the wedding. You are THE BEST!!!!!!"

Kelly Roth Madere

"Thanks so much Louis!! It sure was a great wedding and the pictures are amazing!!!! We had a blast looking through them...It was like reliving the wedding!! Thanks again for everything!!"

Monique & Stacy

"We wanted to thank you so much for playing a big part in Megan & Michaels wedding. The pictures on the disc are beautiful. We can't wait to see the albums once they are finished. In all sincerity thank you, we appreciate your patience, effort, professionalism, and quality of your work. Between a jittery bride and a stressed out Mom I'm sure it can get tricky."

Dawn & Robert

"Louis, you are a truly an amazing photographer!! Randall and I treasure the pictures. You have an eye for the perfect shot, and truly captured the sweetest memories. Words can never be thanks enough. Will highly recommend!!"

Jami & Randall

"Perry & I absolutely love all the pictures. We love all the shots you took of Glenn when he saw Amber for the first time, really touched my heart We are both so excited to see all the family pictures that you took, as I had told you my son's photographer didn't do that. Your experience truly shows and I can't thank you enough. We will definitely be referring you out."

Amber & Glenn

"Just wanted to let you know that Bill and I loved our photo album and portrait. You did a wonderful job capturing Stephanie and Nick's special day. The album turned out beautiful. Thank you for everything."

JoAnn & Bill

"LOUIS!!!! I am in LOVE with this book...my mom brought it over this afternoon!!!! I can't even put it down...Thank You so much for everything!!!! Your work is just amazing, and I can't even get over how clear, bright and gorgeous these picts look in the book:) Love, love, love it! So glad to have it for the holidays so I can show it off."

Melissa & Steven

"Just wanted to say thank you for our beautiful wedding pictures. You did an incredible job, thanks for sharing your talent with us!"

Kelly & Stephen

"I just received my album recently, and I LOVE IT! So many compliments from friends and family. Thank you so much for documenting our special day!"

Adrienne & David

"Louis did my daughter's wedding and he was amazing!!! So many precious moments were captured and I will cherish these moments forever!!! Thank you for all your hard work and beautiful photographs."

Shelby & Matthew
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