Special Occasion Photography

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Thursday January 26

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2:30 PM  –  4:30 PM

Special Occasion Photography sessions are two-hour sessions including non-exclusive access to Longue Vue's gardens, plus exclusive use of the Whim House with private restroom, changing space, seating area, and water station, for up to six (6) people plus one photographer. 

Available dates and times will appear on the calendar; dates and times that are grayed out are no longer available. No other start times shall be allowed other than in extraordinary circumstances (In which case an additional fee may be required). Session begins at the stated reservation time. For bookings beyond June 30, 2023, special scheduling requests, or any other questions, contact Christine Brignac at cbrignac@longuevue.com.

Advance reservations and full payment are required in order to guarantee your session. By continuing with a reservation, you agree to the additional policies and restrictions below.

Please note that other guests may be enjoying the gardens during your session, and staff will be on the grounds for the purpose of maintenance and other management. Please be considerate of others using the site. To reserve exclusive use of the Longue Vue gardens, contact Laren Holzer at lholzer@longuevue.com 

Additional admissions beyond the six (6) guests plus photographer included in the session price require a venue. Contact Laren Holzer at lholzer@longuevue.com

By proceeding with this reservation, you acknowledge and agree to the following policies:

  • A maximum of six (6) guests plus one photographer are included.
  • Vehicles larger than a 23-passenger mini-bus are not allowed on-site.
  • Planted beds, historic garden furniture, fountains, and all other components of the gardens must not be moved nor disturbed. Cutting or picking flowers or fruit is not permitted.
  • No walking or placing tripods in planted areas or fountains.
  • Garden furniture may be used for sitting but not for standing upon.
  • Amplified music may not be played in the gardens.
  • Pets are not allowed on the Longue Vue property.
  • Use of drones in not allowed.
  • Latex balloons, glitter, and confetti are not permitted on-site.
  • Large photo props or set items are not permitted on-site.
  • 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. 
  • Longue Vue schedules sessions to avoid overcrowding of favorite photography settings. Parties that exceed the time period of their session will incur a charge of $50 for every quarter-hour beyond the reserved time.
  • A credit card will be held with your reservation; any damages or infractions of the policies above will result in charges commensurate with documented infractions.