Location Ideas

Our SWLA area has plenty to offer! Downtown Lake Charles, Walnut Grove, 1-10 beach, Heritage Square in Sulphur, and many more local spots. You can also chose a more personal option by using family property.

Traveling outside of the SWLA area is an option. Places like Lorraine Bridge, Avery Island/Jungle Gardens, Rip Van Wrinkle Gardens, Acadian Village, & Shangri La Gardens are great locations to consider. If you are interested in travel reach out to me and we can discuss the logistics.

Number of Outfits

For a Full session 4- 6 outfits. I tell my seniors to bring along 6 outfits (including cap & gown if available). If we photograph the 4 outfits before time is up, then we will move into the remaining outfits .

The Mini session has a 1-2 outfit limit and a 1-2 location limit. An idea for minis is to have accessories/props to give more variety. For example, wear jeans, a top, and a jacket or paired with a hat. We can take some images with the hat/jacket on, and some without. Same goes for props, bringing trophies, sport jackets, poms, instruments, anything pertaining to hobbies.

What to Wear

Ultimately, the clothing should represent you. Let it represent your school career, future plans, favorite hobbies, teams, etc. I want you to wear what you feel best in - Be you! Be comfortable!

Props can also add another element to your images, as well as offer variety and personality!

PS: Don't be afraid to add a formal outfit in your options.

Based in SWLA & Travel

I'm located in Southwest Louisiana (Sulphur, LA) and I do travel for sessions. If we use a facility or location that requires a photography fee, that fee will be at the client's cost to cover.

TRAVEL FEE: I charge the national rate per mile


“It is such a pleasant and relaxed experience to work with Dedie. She has an exceptional way with her customers. She makes the photo shoot very personable.”

—Gennah & Mom - C/o 2020

“Dedie went beyond my expectations. She worked closely with Alyssa to coordinate the locations, outfits, and poses to capture the perfect pictures. She was flexible and the products she was able to offer along with the quality of the printed pictures were perfect. I would definitely recommend Dedie. You will not be disappointed!”

—Alyssa | SHS C/O '21

“Her pictures remind me of a ray of sunshine. They are so bright, colorful, and full of life!”

—Cheyanne - SHS '21 Senior