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A Walk through Destrehan Plantation

My friends say I'm one of the busiest people they know.

Typically, I am booked with 25-30 weddings a year, tons of engagement and bridal sessions and countless other photo shoots. In the last few months, I've been to Scotland twice, Switzerland, New Orleans, South Padre Island, Playa del Carmen, and Chicago. Mostly for weddings, some for fun.

So when I do have time off, I like to take a break in my down time and not shoot at all..... I mean, when would I even have time to edit them! Case in point, we just got back from Scotland and I didn't pick up my Nikon one time while we were there. (I did take pictures with my phone though)

Since I had rare opportunity of free time, I got to do a travel project of my own choosing. In June, I was in New Orleans for an alumnae weekend photo shoot and my flight got cancelled. My new flight was 7 hours later, so I figured I would uber to one of the closest plantations in the area.

So really if I'm thinking about it, I didn't really even have time off in this instance either. Now, that's funny!

A few years ago, we went to Oak Alley Plantation, pictured below.

Oak Alley Planatation, Lousiana

This time I chose to visit Destrehan Plantation. The main house was finished in 1790 and the estate produced indigo and sugarcane during it's first 100 years. The admission includes a tour of the mansion by a guide dressed in period clothing, an 18th century laundry area, a slave cabin and an exhibit on the 1811 slave revolt.

And my favorite part?? THE TREES! I love the oaks dripping in Spanish moss as it waves in the wind. I sat under those trees for most of my time reflecting on the history of where I was.

The plantation was used as a filming location for 12 Years a Slave and Interview with a Vampire. I love history, but I always find plantations feel very somber from all the sadness that happened there.

Here's a tour through my pictures at Destrehan Plantation. I'd love to hear what vibe you get from this collection.

Destrehan Plantation

Slave Cabins, Destrehan Plantation

Destrehan Plantation

Oaks trees with Spanish moss, Destrehan Plantation

Destrehan Plantation

Shutters on the plantation house

Destrehan Plantation

Destrehan Plantation

Slave Revolt Exhibit, Destrehan Plantation

Destrehan Plantation

Blacksmith, Destrehan Plantation

Spanish Moss, Destrehan Plantation

Spanish Moss, Destrehan Plantation

Old Oak Tree, Destrehan Plantation

Destrehan Plantation

Destrehan Plantation

Oak Tree, Destrehan Plantation

Slave Cabin, Destrehan Plantation

300 year old tree, Destrehan Plantation

In one word, how do these photos make you feel?

I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments!


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