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Baton Rouge Photo Hot Spots

Updated: Jun 2, 2023

I would like to share some really nice outdoor venues for taking photographs as well as list their photographer fees; some are free and some charge a fee. This is a work in progress so I will update it as I discover more beautiful places!

If you are a photographer, you will have to plan for the weather and the fees but if you are just visiting or enjoying family you can get some beautiful shots at these locations at no charge.

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens/Rural Life Museum/Wind Rush Gardens

4560 Essen Ln, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Photography Fee: $70/hour for Rural Life Museum

$70 for Wind Rush Gardens

$140 for both

LSU Hilltop Arboretum

11855 Highland Road Baton Rouge, LA 70810 Phone: 225-767-6916 Email:

Photography Fee: $40/session

Perkins Rowe

10202 Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge, LA 70810


Shaw Center for the Performing Arts

100 Lafayette St, Baton Rouge

Free (Top Balcony there is a photography fee you book through the restaurant)

Capitol Park and Capitol Building

900 North Third Street , Baton Rouge

Don't forget to go to the top! Only during operating hours.



Includes common area, kitchenette, large conference tables, small office rooms, living room furniture areas, and a variety of outdoor opportunities throughout the Perkins Rowe shopping center.

Downtown Baton Rouge

Lafayette Street & River Road

Free and diverse!

LSU Campus

Awesome for graduation pictures, LSU fans, and professional portraits

If you are passing through or you live in Baton Rouge, please contact me for your professional photography needs. I primary work with small business owners on their personal branding but I will take lovely pictures for any inquiry.

Contact me at meaganstonephotography at gmail dot com

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