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5 Places to Take Photos in Baton Rouge by Jordan Hefler

5 Places to Take Photos in Baton Rouge | Jordan Hefler Photography

One of the first questions I get when I get a portrait inquiry is “where should we shoot?” Baton Rouge may not be a huge city, and just because there are a million photographers in town doesn’t mean that you have to reinvent the creative wheel with some crazy, out of this world location. To be completely blunt, it’s all been done before anyways. Here are 5 of my favorite places to shoot that consistently deliver great photos to clients!

ANYWHERE WITH TREES

This may sound obvious but for real… there are so many beautiful oak trees in Baton Rouge and it doesn’t take much to make a beautiful southern background. Some of my favorite oak tree spots are in the Garden District, City Park/City Park Lakes, most of the LSU campus, Arsenal Park downtown, or even some people’s yards!

5 Places to Take Photos in Baton Rouge | Jordan Hefler Photography
5 Places to Take Photos in Baton Rouge | Jordan Hefler Photography
5 Places to Take Photos in Baton Rouge | Jordan Hefler Photography
5 Places to Take Photos in Baton Rouge | Jordan Hefler Photography
5 Places to Take Photos in Baton Rouge | Jordan Hefler Photography
5 Places to Take Photos in Baton Rouge | Jordan Hefler Photography

MID-CITY

If you follow my work you probably see a lot of photos in front of colorful walls. Most of these walls are in Mid-City at places like Pop Shop Records, French Truck Coffee, and murals in the area. I love bringing headshot clients to Mid-City because you get a variety of photos in a relatively small radius.

5 Places to Take Photos in Baton Rouge | Jordan Hefler Photography
5 Places to Take Photos in Baton Rouge | Jordan Hefler Photography
5 Places to Take Photos in Baton Rouge | Jordan Hefler Photography
5 Places to Take Photos in Baton Rouge | Jordan Hefler Photography

YOUR HOUSE

You may not think your house is anything to write home about, but I promise you as a photographer it’s always a breath of fresh air to shoot in someone’s home. We see things differently than you do and I’m sure there’s some aspect of your home that we can work with.

5 Places to Take Photos in Baton Rouge | Jordan Hefler Photography
5 Places to Take Photos in Baton Rouge | Jordan Hefler Photography
5 Places to Take Photos in Baton Rouge | Jordan Hefler Photography
5 Places to Take Photos in Baton Rouge | Jordan Hefler Photography
5 Places to Take Photos in Baton Rouge | Jordan Hefler Photography

PARKING GARAGES

This is probably cliche but YOLO. I get so many great photos in parking garages.

5 Places to Take Photos in Baton Rouge | Jordan Hefler Photography
5 Places to Take Photos in Baton Rouge | Jordan Hefler Photography
5 Places to Take Photos in Baton Rouge | Jordan Hefler Photography
5 Places to Take Photos in Baton Rouge | Jordan Hefler Photography
5 Places to Take Photos in Baton Rouge | Jordan Hefler Photography

UNDER AN OVERPASS

Another overlooked spot that has a lot of potential for ~edgy~ photos!

5 Places to Take Photos in Baton Rouge | Jordan Hefler Photography
5 Places to Take Photos in Baton Rouge | Jordan Hefler Photography
5 Places to Take Photos in Baton Rouge | Jordan Hefler Photography
5 Places to Take Photos in Baton Rouge | Jordan Hefler Photography
5 Places to Take Photos in Baton Rouge | Jordan Hefler Photography

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5 Places to Take Photos in Baton Rouge | Jordan Hefler Photography

Why Everyone Should Get Branded Portraits by Jordan Hefler

Why Everyone Should Get Branded Portraits | Jordan Hefler

I am always amazed at the beautiful people who find me to hire me for photos! I recently got to with with Zana, a young and BEAUTIFUL teacher who was interested in getting some branding portraits done for her side hustles. We shot at Perkins Rowe about an hour before sunset and made some magic!

WHY SHOULD YOU GET BRANDED PORTRAITS?

I mostly loved Zana because she was taking the time and money to invest in getting some lifestyle branding portraits done for herself. I may be biased because I’m a photographer, but I wholeheartedly believe that everyone needs to have professional headshots done of themselves no matter what industry they’re in. Nobody likes seeing a grainy phone pic that you cropped yourself out of that was taken in a bar ON YOUR LINKEDIN! And studio headshots? Yeah, they’re classic. But I don’t think there’s anything wrong with getting some fabulous, on brand portraits done with a lifestyle approach- if anything, they’re more versatile. That way you can use the images for your website, for your LinkedIn, for some baller Instagram content, and to just overall document the way you look and felt at that time in your life or career.

Having branded portraits makes you look more professional, gives you an opportunity to express your personality to potential customers/job interviewers/investors/WHOEVER, and can simply boost your confidence overall. There’s no excuse for an adult in this day and age to not have a decent looking headshot when asked for one by an employer.

You don’t have to be the most stylish person on the planet! Just hire a photographer (because they will make you look like a million bucks) bring 2 outfits, and get to work!

For fellow photogs: I used my Sigma 35mm 1.4 on all of these and I feel like that lens is always just so sharp and ideal for portraits! A few of my favorite images are below.

Let’s work together! Contact me here for more info.

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