Kevin and I photographed a wedding in Mississippi this past June and decided to take a side trip to New Orleans. Our favorite part of the trip was visiting and staying at the Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana. This historic plantation is located about an hour west of New Orleans. The big draw for us was the beautiful canopy of oak trees. It is an absolutely magical place to be at both during sunrise and sunset. We decided to stay the night in one of their cute little cottages for easy access for photos. The overnight stay was totally worth it. The Oak Alley Restaurant even provided us with dinner brought straight to our room with the cutest little table setting.
Oak Alley Plantation was originally a sugarcane plantation located right off of the Mississippi river. The huge double row of southern oak trees was planted in the 18th century long before the house was built. The grounds are filled with history dating back to the civil war. Several famous movies and music videos have also been filmed there. If you are ever traveling to New Orleans you definitely need to check this place out. The beauty and majesty of these southern oak trees are absolutely spectacular. This is just part of our trip to New Orleans from this past summer. Make sure to follow along on the blog for next Friday’s feature on our adventures. We love taking you along with us!
You can make reservations and learn more by visiting Oak Alley Plantation’s website. We would highly recommend anyone in the area to visit this amazing place. We would also love to photograph engagement sessions, wedding photos or couples sessions for anyone interested. We had so much fun in Louisiana and would love to go back.
Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, LA
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