An unparalleled setting, in every season.
Longue Vue House & Gardens is a stunning backdrop for portraits of all kinds. With eight acres of gardens, 22 fountains, statues, and gorgeous live oaks, you’ll find the perfect spot to capture your memories.
The packages and policies below pertain to exterior photography. Photography and filming are generally not allowed inside the main house. For interior credentials, please contact Laren Holzer, Director of Sales and Marketing.
Please note: Our historic site requires constant maintenance, and specific conditions on a given day are variable. Longue Vue cannot guarantee access to any specific water features, architectural details, or plantings. If significant sections of the property will be inaccessible at the time of your session, we will notify you in advance and give you the opportunity to reschedule. Refunds will not be given on the basis of specific site conditions on a given day.
Garden Access + Photography Credentials Full access to eight acres of gardens. Dressing space is NOT included; please book Special Occasion Photography if any wardrobe changes will be required.
One-hour session: $100; includes admission and credentials for a photographer + 5 additional general admission tickets. Additional tickets can be purchased during the confirmation process.
Special Occasion Photography Full access to eight acres of gardens + private dressing and relaxation space in the Whim House.
Two-hour minimum: $250; includes admission and credentials for a photographer + 5 admission tickets with Whim House access. Additional tickets can be purchased during the confirmation process. Water is provided; coffee, tea, or prosecco may be ordered.
Mini-Sessions Package An extended session in the gardens only, with extra admissions included to facilitate multiple sessions. 90-minute session: $175. Includes admission and credentials for a photographer + 15 general admission tickets. Additional tickets can be purchased during the confirmation process.
Studio for a Day The Whim House becomes your office and studio for a full day of photography in the gardens. Wireless internet, water station, and private dressing and relaxation space for clients.
Daily rate: $850 (9:30AM-4:45PM); includes admission and credentials for a photographer + 30 admission tickets for clients, with Whim House access. Additional tickets can be purchased during the confirmation process. Water is provided; coffee, tea, or prosecco may be requested for an additional charge.
All professional photography is by credential only. Clients are responsible for providing their own photographer; Longue Vue does not employ a professional photographer.
Advance reservations and payment are required to guarantee photography credentials. The required photography badge can be picked up in the Gate House upon arrival.
Garden Photography is allowed Monday through Saturday, 10AM to 4:45PM. Special Occasion Photography is available Monday through Friday, 10AM to 4:45PM.
Wardrobe changes are allowed only with venue rental and are not allowed in the public restrooms of Longue Vue.
All reservations are non-refundable. In the case of rain or inclement weather, Longue Vue will reschedule sessions, based upon availability. One complimentary reschedule is included in the reservation. Subsequent reschedule requests are subject to a $25 administrative fee.
Email Anna Bell Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for special arrangements.
Coming this November: Picture Perfect Vue!
Join us for our 5th annual photography fundraiser on Sunday, November 14! Experience our beautiful gardens and take your family photos with four professional photographers.
This year, our featured photographers are Jill Chaze Photography, Blink Photography, Twirl Photography, and Patch Photos. Families will receive one 10-15 minute mini-session with each photographer. Digital images and prints will be available after the event for a special rate by individual photographers.
Current health guidelines will be observed. The event will be entirely outdoors. Guests can choose between our 1PM to 3PM session, or our 3PM to 5PM session.
Tickets: $200 (maximum 6 guests per ticket)
|When is Longue Vue open for photography?|
|Longue Vue is open for photography sessions from 10AM to 4:45PM Monday through Saturday. All sessions must be completed by 4:45PM in order to depart Longue Vue by 5PM.|
|How do I pay?|
|Payment is due upon booking in order to reserve your photography session; a payment link will appear when you make your reservation online. Walk-up sessions and same-day payments are accepted based on availability and include an additional $25 fee. Walk-up sessions are for gardens access only; no dressing area can be provided if not booked and paid in advance. All photographers must check in at the Gate House located in the Entrance Court of Longue Vue, regardless of payment status, to receive credentials.|
|Where do I go when I arrive?|
|All photography clients must check in at the Gate House located in the Entrance Court of Longue Vue. If you have reserved Special Occasion Photography, a Longue Vue representative will provide access to the Whim House. Photographers will be granted one set of credentials; multiple photographers require additional fees. Upon receipt of photography credentials, you will have non-exclusive access to all of the Longue Vue gardens. Please note that visitors may also be enjoying the gardens and be considerate of our guests when staging your photos.|
|What happens if the weather is bad?|
|If you need to move the date of your photography session due to weather forecasts, please provide a minimum of 24 hours advance notice to avoid a rescheduling fee. Rescheduling is based on availability.|
|What restrictions apply once I am at Longue Vue?|
|We ask that you not enter mulched areas or planting beds; please also refrain from picking any plants or fruit, or standing on any furniture. Smoking, amplified music, glitter or confetti, and latex balloons are prohibited. Photography in the main house is not allowed.|
|Is there someone at Longue Vue I can contact for additional questions?|
|If you have any questions about family and bridal photography please contact Anna Bell Jones. You can reach her by email at email@example.com or by phone at (504) 293-4701.|
|Is Longue Vue available for commercial filming and photography?|
|If you are interested in booking Longue Vue for commercial purposes, please contact Laren Holzer. You can reach her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (504) 293-4723.|