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New Orleans Photographer - Wayne Ferrara

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We specialize in Actor's Headshots, Corporate Headshots, Event Photography, Product Photography, Weddings,
Maternity, Intimate Portraits and Modeling Photography

Our cottage studio is conveniently located near St. Charles and Napoleon Avenues in historic, Uptown New Orleans at 4437 Danneel Street
Serving all of metro New Orleans including Metairie, Kenner, and beyond.



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"My name is Wayne Ferrara. I've been working as a professional photographer since 1993 and look forward to working with you. I'll help you accomplish your personal or commercial photography goals without breaking your photography budget, whether you're planning a corporate event, commercial event, headshot or a maternity shoot. I'm always eager to answer any questions you may have about my work as a photographer, so let's talk about your next event, commercial photography project or personal shoot today. If you need actor's headshots, corporate event photography, corporate headshots, intimate portrait photography, wedding, maternity or convention photography, allow me to document all the special moments as they happen."

If you're local or from out of town and planning a corporate event, be it a convention, trade show or a commercial photography project here in New Orleans....or perhaps a destination wedding in New Orleans, you've come to the right photographer. In fact, no matter what your professional photography objectives may be.....convention, conference, product photography, corporate headshots, commercial projects, promotional headshots, editorial photography, weddings, modeling or even family portraits, New Orleans is a great place for it. From the unique Saint Charles Avenue trolley cars, mansions, elegant hotels, Morial Convention Center and Audubon Park to the Warehouse District and down to the French Quarter, New Orleans has it all when it comes to beautiful backdrops.

Most photographers who live in New Orleans or visit New Orleans absolutely love all the things it has to offer in terms of creating beautiful, high energy photographs. It doesn't matter if you're into architecture or people, lifestyle photography or editorial photography, if you are a professional photographer, a semi-professional photographer or a tourist; the scenery in New Orleans is unique in every way. I guess you could easily say that New Orleans is definitely a "photographer friendly" city. We are different! You couldn't pick a better location for your wedding or your event photography!

It comes as no surprise that New Orleans is a wonderful place for photographers. It's a very special and magical city enjoyed by all who visit, get married here, live here or work as a photographer. As one of the most historic cities in the United States, New Orleans has a fabulous collection of photography-friendly and exceptionally beautiful locations to do your photo shoot, including the French Quarter and the Uptown area. The French Quarter and Audubon Park are perfect spots for wedding photography, whether it's a small wedding or a big one. The people in New Orleans are friendly too!

As a photographer who likes to shoot in B&W, one of my favorite locations is the French Quarter. It provides wonderful contrast with it's historic buildings, wrought iron balconies and iconic locations. On the other hand, whenever I do formal wedding portraits, I prefer a lush, colorful, tropical environment, of Audubon Park uptown. Either way, it's wedding photography that's unique and beautiful. New Orleans is truly a photographer’s paradise. This is why so many commercial photographers including lifestyle and editorial photographers as well as wedding photographers love New Orleans as much as we do. In fact, these two locations alone will add unique elements to anyone's photography portfolio...including photographs of outdoor wedding ceremonies, actors headshots and modeling photography. Even clients who live in the surrounding areas of Metairie, Kenner, Covington, Mandeville, LaPlace and even in Baton Rouge like to come to the city to take advantage of the scenery in the New Orleans French Quarter and Uptown. Imagine your intimate wedding photography done in the surroundings of a beautiful, lushly planted French Quarter patio.

Take a look at our various photo galleries of weddings, models, actors and more; enjoy getting to know your photographer, Wayne Ferrara and his work!

If you have time, take a few moments to read a short photographer’s bio of Wayne Ferrara as well as other helpful information about photo sessions and selecting a photographer especially suited to meet your needs and expectations. We believe it's important that a client is familiar with the photographer and his work in order to choose the best photographer possible depending on client objectives, be it a commercial shoot, corporate event or for wedding photography.

Some of our work, like product photography, requires a studio with professional lighting and special seamless background paper to achieve the best images possible. If you are looking for a place in New Orleans to do your product photography for your online store or catalog or if you prefer to have your headshot or modeling photography work done in our Uptown New Orleans studio, we're minutes away from Tulane University and Audubon Park. We work by appointment only and we're located at 4437 Danneel Street near Napoleon and St. Charles Avenues in the historic Faubourg Bouligny area.

Product or people, many clients have specific needs regarding backgrounds. A seamless, pure white background is often a necessity in order to facilitate additional graphic design work or ad copy needed to complete their advertising design. If your ad requires a pure white "infinity" background or fashion gray, let us know. We will have the photography studio set up in advance of your session appointment, allowing us to begin work immediately following your arrival. If your project requires "green screen", please let us know at least two weeks in advance.

Our photography work utilizes only professional photographer’s studio strobe lighting plus a variety of seamless paper or canvas backdrops that can perfectly compliment your product, portrait or portfolio. Whether you choose to have your photography done on location or in our studio, we specialize in creating beautiful, high quality photography at competitive prices! Best of all, our prints are meticulously processed by the photographer himself and printed using only premium, archival quality photographic materials. This is a particularly important consideration when it comes to wedding photography. Your wedding prints are guaranteed to last up to 50 years under normal conditions, without signs of color shift or fading. We use the best photo paper and materials because when it comes to preserving your memories, we know that our clients expect the best photography available.


Our professional photographer services include actor headshots, engagement photography, wedding photography, formal bridal portraits, commercial and editorial photography. Need a food photographer? New Orleans of course, has always had a reputation for fine foods and unique cuisine; naturally, we provide professional food photography as well. For packaged foods or for restaurants, the photographer can shoot your food products on site or menu items and drink specialties in the ambience of your restaurant either before or after hours; late nights are fine with us!

For mother's who are committed to documenting the upcoming birth of a child, we offer the most contemporary, fine art maternity photography in New Orleans. Expectant Moms can treat themselves to a full three hour maternity photo session, which includes a generous print package to preserve the glow of motherhood for generations to come. We also offer a special maternity and newborn package. Our objective as photographers, is to be the best and most affordable resource for all of your photography needs in New Orleans and the entire metro area including Metairie, Kenner and beyond; whether it's maternity, actor's headshots, corporate headshots, weddings or commercial work. We're proud of our work; that's why when it comes to the quality of our photography, we guarantee professional imaging results.

In addition, we go beyond the basic role of photographer in an effort to help our clients with the most important aspects of their intended goals. While every photo shoot is different, our website offers valuable information, tips and hints on how to look good for the camera including what to wear and how to pose. Not sure about finding the right photographer for the style of photography you need? We even offer tips on choosing a photographer. Just scroll down past our photographer's biography; it's something you may definitely want to read about. Why? With the advent of digital photography, it seems like almost everyone has some kind of camera and many of them think they're professional photographers. We offer details on what to look for when choosing a professional photographer as well as details you may want to be cautious of. Your wedding day only happens once and can't be scheduled for a reshoot. You must choose a wedding photographer who gets it right the first time. But that's not the only helpful information we offer. Actors who are in need of a professional headshot but are not sure of the correct process, or what a professional photographer recommends when getting an actor's headshot, can find a wealth of industry related information right here on our photography website, focusing on the subject of acting and the importance of having a great, high quality headshot to use for auditions. Still in doubt? Just ask; we've been working with the film industry since 1993 and happy to help you.

Being a model is a very demanding career choice. A model's portfolio has to have magazine quality photos before even being considered by an agency much less a potential advertising client for a fashion photography shoot. Models can also benefit from our informational pages regarding wardrobe, makeup, what to expect at your photo session and more. Models who are looking for a particular style of photographer will be happy to know that in our studio, we are able to create or even replicate just about any style of lighting you have in mind...just provide us with a sample magazine ad of the general style of lighting you prefer for your studio modeling photography session and we will do our best to replicate that look for YOU. We will even tailor the lighting to suit your wardrobe, hair color and skin tone. Planning on doing a lifestyle or editorial type photo shoot on location? Many of the same recommendations apply and we can help you accomplish your goals if you're in doubt.


WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU? It's a standard service question everyone hears on a regular basis. With us, it actually has meaning! Consider this; in addition to being your photographer, we are also Photoshop imaging professionals with over sixteen years of applied experience using Photoshop and other professional imaging software. If you don't have an in-house graphics person, we can also provide basic graphic design work for a very reasonable fee, if your project requires it. So if you need simple retouching work, photo restoration or graphic design and special FX, we've got you covered. Not all photographers offer this kind of service. In fact, no matter what your photographic or imaging related needs are, call us today; we guarantee the kind of results you should expect from a professional photographer. IF you don't see the answers to your photography questions somewhere on our website, please don't hesitate to ask us. As professional photographers, we are always happy to help you succeed with your goals. Your session can be done in the photographer's studio or on location, B&W or color. If you need commercial photography services, whether it’s product photography, lifestyle, editorial, fashion photography for catalog or web commerce contact us today at 504-897-2333. We service all of metro New Orleans including Metairie, Kenner and beyond. We look forward to working with you.


Thanks for visiting our website; we hope to serve you soon!
Wayne Ferrara and Elaine de Araujo Ferrara

We accept cash or check. Credit Card Payments are only available through our online payment page in advance of your session.

For more information about our photography services,
please call Wayne Ferrara at 504-897-2333.

Actor's headshot photography is our specialty; CLICK HERE for more sample images of our work.



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4437 Danneel Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70115. Phone: 504-897-2333
Centrally located in old Uptown New Orleans and only minutes away from Gentilly, Mid-City, Treme, Lakeview, Marrero, Gretna and NOLA East.

New Orleans and Metairie modeling photographer Wayne Ferrara has a full portfolio of fashion, editorial and lifestyle photography. Just click here.

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