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

Mason Ramsey | Music Photography by Jordan Hefler

Mason Ramsey | Music Photography by Jordan Hefler

Sooo everyone remember that video of the boy yodeling in Wal-Mart that went viral last year?! I’ve been heavily invested in what Mason Ramsey has been up to since his life got turned upside down and went on the Ellen Show, performed at the Grand Ole Opry, and even Coachella. Mason is so so so talented (and also hilarious- his naivety at 12 years old + his personality/social media brand KILLS ME!!!) and I saw he was coming to the Texas Club here in Baton Rouge. I shot the show for Stitched Sound but I also was able to meet his marketing team and snag some shots of him from backstage as well.

When I walked into the green room, Mason was eating lots and lots of beignets (I think he said like 20?) and chugging a Red Bull. I knew immediately that he was your average 12 year old boy- but with almost 2 million followers on Instagram and a microphone. I fell in love with his stage performance (his voice is so spot on) and was able to chat with him for a second after the show. He likes to eat ice cubes and also likes that Baton Rouge has go-carts. I feel like we’d be friends if we were the same age. When I showed him my photos of him on my camera and said goodbye, he gave me a big ole’ hug and it was the sweetest thing. I hope to see great things from him in the future (I’m sure we will) and am so happy with the photos I was able to create.

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Mason Ramsey | Music Photographer, Jordan Hefler