Parish offers several engagement photo opportunities

Christmas cards are often filled with pictures of loved ones, and one of Lincoln Parish’s greatest features is its numerous spots to take engagement photos. 

While this is in no way an exhaustive list, here are some spots that engaged couples may want to highlight during outdoor engagement sessions during this holiday season. 

Downtown Ruston 
From the murals to the brilliant Christmas tree to sweet carriage ride pictures, the downtown area is abound with places to take photos. The Dixie Theatre is always a popular spot for photos, as is the Bonner Street bridge. Find a perfect spot – or two – in the downtown area. 

College campuses 
It’s always special to capture memories of favorite places of one’s alma mater, especially if the couple met there. Was it at Grambling State’s football stadium where she accidentally bumped into him? Or did he catch her eye in a Louisiana Tech class in George T. Madison Hall? Taking photos of those memorable places will always be a good idea. 

Parish parks 
From Lincoln Parish Park to Huckleberry Trails and all those between, if nature is what you’re looking for, this area has it. Many area parks boast of beautiful flora, especially during the fall and winter. Be aware, though, of some holiday events that could add to your festive portraits, such as the early December Light up the Pines event at Lincoln Parish Park. 

Festive neighborhoods 
If you have a friend who lives in a highly decorated area and a good photographer, you could capture some fabulous nighttime pictures. While Wedgewood Neighborhood may be a popular spot for Halloween and even for Christmas, check out Melrose, Belle Point, and Cresthaven for many Christmas lights for the season.