New Orleans Wedding Photographer

Chad Populis is a New Orleans Black Wedding Photographer specializing in capturing the love and joy of couples getting married. With his extensive knowledge of both photography and New Orleans weddings, Chad has the perfect combination of skill, style, and creativity to capture the most special and memorable moments of your wedding.

Chad Populis has been a wedding photographer for nearly a decade. Based in New Orleans, Chad is committed to documenting the unique cultural landscape of the city through his photography. He is inspired by the vibrant and diverse celebration that takes place during traditional New Orleans weddings. With his experience at different weddings, Chad is able to capture spontaneous moments without taking away from the day. He is able to take advantage of the unique light and scenery of the city to create beautiful photos.

His passion for creating timeless photographs comes through in each of his images. He focuses on creating art that will age gracefully, both technically and aesthetically. Chad is passionate about making sure each wedding is captured in the most beautiful and creative way possible. He believes in photographing the raw emotion of the day, and not just the “perfect” shots.

Aside from his passion for photography, Chad is a true financial advocate for all couples. He understands that couples need to manage their budgets while still getting the most out of their wedding. Chad is committed to helping each couple create a custom package that fits their budget while still capturing their special day in the most beautiful way possible.

Chad Populis is the perfect choice for your Black New Orleans wedding. With his unique ability to capture the unique beauty of the city and its people, Chad’s photos will be something you can cherish and look back on for years to come. To view some of Chad’s portfolio, please visit

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New Orleans wedding photography bride and groom vows at Sully Mansion in New Orleans


WEDDING PHOTOS                                                                starting at $2000

Our affordable Wedding photography packages include a minimum of 8 hours of wedding day coverage (prep, ceremony, and reception) a second photographer for your wedding, a photo album, and an online photo gallery to share, download, and order prints of your wedding day.

CONTACT to learn more!



Bride and groom portrait shoot in New Orleans city park tree of life


ENGAGEMENT SHOOTS                                                                         $600

Engagement photography sessions are a great way for you and your photographer to get to know one another and create photos for your “save the dates”, and announcements, and add variety to your wedding portfolio. It makes for a better wedding day experience as you will be more comfortable with posing and able to get through the day’s events more timely.

Your 3-hour session will include 2 general locations2 outfit changes, a 50-75 image online gallery, and a 16″x24″ canvas print


Bridal photo shoot


BRIDAL PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION                                                     $700

Bride photography sessions are focused on the bride to showcase the wedding day look. My bridal shoots are a 3-look session that includes fashion, portraiture, and wedding boudoir. This is a great way to capture images to display on your wedding day and also have an intimate keepsake as a wedding day gift to your groom.

Your 3-hour session will include location, 3-looks (your gown, a casual look, and an intimate look,) a 30-image online gallery (27 edited + 3-retouched images), an 8″x8″ mini photo album, and a 16″x24″ wood-frame print.


bride and groom wedding day videography


WEDDING VIDEO                                                                     starting at $1250

Wedding videography packages include at least 8 hours of wedding day coverage and an edited 3-5 minute cinematic highlight video.  Wedding video Footage uploaded to Youtube and delivered via USB flash drive. Other packages include a custom DVD and full length video. We also can deliver a highlight video book with our Platinum package. Other Add-ons extra.



At Chad Populis Photography, we understand that planning for a wedding can be stressful and time-consuming. We want to make the process to hire a wedding photographer to capture your special moment seamless and hassle-free. You will know exactly what services you will be receiving, how long you’ll need us, and the total wedding photography cost upfront so there are no surprises.

In addition to wedding photo packages, we also offer wedding video services360 wedding photo booth rentals, and other event rental equipment. Our affordable all-inclusive packages have been designed to provide tremendous value for our clients.  We can also customize any package to better suit your needs, and we do offer discounts for multiple services.

Whether you are looking for beautiful photos of your marriage, a video of your wedding, or a fun 360 wedding photo booth rental, our local wedding photography services can make your special day unforgettable!

Wedding Photography Prices



8 hours of wedding coverage​

  • 2nd photographer
  • Online gallery to share and download images and create and purchase prints
  • ​(1) 8×11″ Standard Wedding album



8 hours of wedding coverage​

  • 2nd photographer
  • ​Online gallery to share and download images and create and purchase prints
  • ​(1) 11×14″ Premium Wedding album
  • ​3-hour engagement shoot
  • ​(1) 16×24″ Engagement session Canvas print




10 hours of wedding coverage​

  • 2nd photographer
  • ​Online gallery to share and download images and create and purchase prints
  • ​(1) 12×16″ Luxury wedding album
  • ​3-hour engagement shoot
  • ​(1) 16×20″ Wedding Portrait Metal print
  • ​(1) 16×24″ Engagement session Canvas print




10 hours of wedding coverage​

  • 2nd photographer
  • ​Online gallery to share and download images and create and purchase prints
  • ​(1) 12×16″ Luxury wedding album
  • ​3-hour Engagement shoot
  • ​(1) 16×20″ Wedding Portrait Metal print
  • ​(1) 16×24″ Engagement session Canvas print
  • ​3-hour Bridal or Boudoir shoot
  • ​(1) 8×8″ Mini Bridal/Boudoir album
  • ​(1) 16×24″ Bridal portrait wood-frame print


Affordable Wedding Video Prices



8 hours of coverage​​

  • 3-5 minute highlight video
  • ​YouTube upload​
  • ​USB Delivery



8 hours of coverage​

  • 4-6 minute highlight video
  • ​YouTube upload
  • ​Edited full-length video​
  • ​USB delivery
  • ​Custom DVD



10 hours of coverage​

  • add 2nd videographer
  • ​4-6 minute highlight video
  • ​1-2 minute Trailer video
  • ​YouTube upload
  • ​Edited full-length video
  • ​USB Delivery
  • ​Custom DVD



10 hours of coverage​

  • add 2nd videographer
  • ​5-8 minute highlight video
  • ​1-2 minute Trailer video
  • ​YouTube upload
  • ​Edited full-length video
  • ​USB Delivery
  • ​Custom DVD
  • ​Highlight Video Book




Bridal details flat lay photography
New Orleans Bride and groom bearhug portrait photography urban setting Orleans and Claiborne under the bridge
Bride window silhouette portrait wedding photography
Bride shoes and dress details wedding photography
Bride and Groom dancing twirl portrait
Bride and groom portrait Armstrong Park - New Orleans wedding venue
Hanging Wedding Dress wedding photography
Bride and groom couples  portrait photography
image capturing wedding gown with natural light through window
Bride awaiting her nuptials on a beautiful sunny day
lovely creole bride as she prepares for her wedding day
black and white wedding cake photo
Wedding decor candles
groom portrait session
this couples vowed sealed with a kiss
you may now kiss your bride
New orleans traditional wedding second line. Bride and Groom dance along to a brass band
bride awaiting to exchange vows in a restored antique limousine
Bride shoes and dress details
Mother and bridesmaids help bride with her wedding veil
Newlyweds exit the church
Bride and groom at the altar
Bride and groom millennial pose
bride and groom cutting the cake in New Orleans
black and white image of Husband and Wife

Wedding Photography Extras and Add-ons

  • Elopement Photographer: 4 hours | Ceremony | Portrait Session | Mini Photo album …………. $900
  • Bridal Boudoir photography: 3 hours | Mini Photo album ……………………………………………………….. $500
  • Mini Session Videography: Maximum of 10 hours/day ……………………………………………………………. $400
  • Mini Album: 20 pg | 6″ x 6″ | Layflat | Faux Leather, Velvet or Linen cover …………………………. $175
  • Standard Album: 25 pg | 8″ x 11″| Layflat| Leather, Suede or Linen cover …………………………… $300
  • Premium Album: 30 pg | 11″ x 14″ | Flush mount | Leather, Suede, Linen or Silk cover ……… $425
  • Luxury Album: 35 pg | 12 x 16″ | Flush mount | Leather. Metal, Wood, or Acrylic cover ……. $550
  • 16″ x 20” wall portrait: Wood frame …………………………………………………………………………………………….. $125
  • 16″ x 20″ wall portrait: Canvas wrap …………………………………………………………………………………………… $100
  • 16” x 20″ wall portrait: Acrylic mount …………………………………………………………………………………………. $150
  • 16″ x 20″ wall portrait: Metal mount ……………………………………………………………………………………………. $175

* additional Album and Wall print styles available

CONTACT me to customize your package!

How to Market Yourself as a Black Wedding Photographer

Chad Populis

  • 3 days ago
  • 4 min

How to Market Yourself as a Black Wedding Photographer

This blog post provides some tips to help you make a lasting impression and establish yourself as a leading black wedding photographer.

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How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Photo Booth

Chad Populis

  • Jun 4
  • 3 min

How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Photo Booth

This article will help you choose the perfect photo booth for your wedding, whether it’s a small mobile booth or a large set-up

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7 Unique Ideas for using Photo Booth Props for Parties

Chad Populis

  • Jun 4
  • 3 min

7 Unique Ideas for using Photo Booth Props for Parties

To make your photo booth rental stand out from the rest, you need to add some special touches to it by using photo booth props.

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Frequently Asked questions 

Wedding Day Questions

Experienced Black New Orleans wedding photographer offering All-inclusive affordable wedding photography and video packages. We shoot Elopements, Engagements and Bridal sessions as well.

Q: What do you capture and how much time do you suggest we set aside for wedding day photos?

1. Rings, Dress, shoes and other wedding details photos – 30 min. – A.M. – Bride’s Suite

2. Bride getting ready photos, Groom getting ready photos, etc. – 30 min.- Late A.M. – Bride and Groom’s Suite

3. Individual Bride/Groom Portraits and/or First Look – 30 min. – Afternoon – Suitable location

4. Ceremony Venue Detail – 10 min. – Afternoon – Venue

5. Reception Venue Detail – 10 min. – Afternoon – Venue

6. Wedding Group photos with Bride/Groom – 15 mins – Afternoon – Venue

7. Immediate Family Wedding Photos (Parents, Grandparents, Siblings) – 10 min. – Afternoon – Suitable Location

8. Wedding group photos (Friends, Extended Family and Select Guests) – 10 min. – Venue

9. Couples Wedding Portraits – 20 min – Venue Early evening/Dusk – Venue

Including all dedicated events of the ceremony (bridal party procession, the kiss, exchanging rings, etc.) and reception (First dance, cutting of the cake, etc.) as well as photographer selected candid wedding photography (children dancing, joy amongst friends, bride and groom interaction, etc.).

Q: What happens if we go over the contracted amount of time?

A: I understand that not everything goes as planned during a wedding. I never pack up before the contracted time, and moreover, I’m not leaving on the dot when the contracted time is up. Instead, I will ask you at the end of your contracted time whether or not you would like to extend. If you would like me to stay, I will charge the rates specified in your contract rounded to the closest 30-minute increment.

Engagement Sessions

Q: When can we expect to see our photos from our engagement session?

A: Post-production for engagement sessions is completed 4-6 weeks after the date of the shoot. If you require the images to be completed prior to 6-8 weeks after the date of the shoot, a rush process fee of $100.00 will be charged.

Q: When should we do our engagement session?

A: I encourage you to do your engagement session as soon as possible. The latest I suggest is at least 6-8 weeks prior to the wedding date due to the time necessary to post produce each image and complete your product order(s).

Q: How many images do you typically deliver from an engagement session? From a wedding?

I typically deliver anywhere from 30-50 images per 2-hour engagement shoot and for a wedding, I typically deliver 40-50 images per hour. Keep in mind these numbers may increase or decrease depending on the flow of the day and the number of events/activities needing to be captured.

Q: When and where can we view our engagement pictures?

Your engagement session images will be completed no more than 6 weeks after the date of the shoot. If you require the images to be completed prior to 6 weeks after the date of your shoot, a rush edit fee of $100.00 will be charged.

Albums & Prints

Q: How long does it take to get my album?

As with my other products, production times vary. However, you can typically expect to receive your album 6-12 weeks after the event date. The process prior to placing the order varies in duration depending on how quickly I finish your layout and how many other events that may take up some time.

Q: How many pages and images do we get in our wedding day album?

A: Albums sizes vary by package. My Photo album typically contains 15-35 pages and contain 50-150+ images. If you’d like to add more pages and images, each additional page can be added at additional cost and includes the design time/revisions.

Q: Can I add more pages and images to my album?

A: Each additional page can be added for additional cost and includes the design time/revisions.

Q: Do you provide framing services as well?

A: Yes! We provide framing services; however, we offer a limited choice of styles including vinyl, metal and canvas. The standard frame is a canvas printed frames. Other styles incur additional costs.

Q: How do I get started on my wedding album?

  1. Album Type – We begin by you choosing the album size and type and selecting your preferred cover material and paper finish from the provided swatches.
  2. Initial Design – You choose the images and the photographer chooses the layout. I will design the album and send you a link where you can review it.
  3. Major Revision – When you receive your draft, please review this in detail with the understanding that this is my creative interpretation of the story of your wedding day. Any changes should be expressed immediately.
  4. Minor Revision – After the initial changes are communicated, I will redesign the album and send a second draft. however, any layout changes may result in additional fees.
  5. Send to Print – After these revisions are made, it is sent to editing and then to print.


Image Download and Legal Questions

Q: What size can we print our photos up to with our full resolution image download?

A: In most cases, you can print your photos up to 16×24 without any quality loss. If you’d like to print larger than 16×24, additional post-production will be required. 

Q: What rights do I have to the digital prints?

A: You have the right to share and download images whenever you want. However, you may not sell your images for profit, print or publish your images without the written consent of Chad Populis Photography.

Q: Do you provide the RAW files from my engagement session and/or wedding day?

A: Each of my packages comes with a full resolution image download. However, I typically do not provide RAW (unprocessed) files from our shoots because we believe in delivering a finished product. In fact, we’re often shooting with the end (post-produced) product in mind. However, on occasion, we may provide RAW images along with our post-produced JPEGs for an additional fee and restrictions.

Q: Do you provide the digital negatives after the shoot?

A: Yes, we do. All of my packages come with Full Resolution image download.

Q: What if I lose my images?

A: Image replacement is free the first year. There is a $100 replacement charge for additional downloads after the event has been archived after one year. I strongly suggest you make at least one copy of the download when you receive it from me.

Wedding Videography Questions

Q: What should I expect from my wedding videographer?

A: A wedding videographer typically captures the entire day from getting ready to the reception, usually starting with the groom and bride’s preparations, the ceremony, photo session, and reception. As well as candid videography, we also include creative storytelling services to our wedding cinematography packages such as interviews, additional videographers, and utilizing cinematic techniques and editing.

Q: How much does an average wedding videographer cost?

A: Our wedding videography costs can vary depending on the services offered, the hours of coverage, and the number of videographers required. On average, our wedding videography prices range between $1250 and $3,000.

Q: How long will it take for the wedding video to be delivered?

A: The timeframe for delivery of a cinematic wedding video can vary depending on the complexity of the project and the workload of the videographer. Generally, most wedding films take anywhere from 2-4 weeks to be edited and delivered.

Q: What do I need to prepare before the wedding day?

A: Before the wedding day, couples should provide the wedding filmmaker with a list of requested shots, music selections, and a detailed timeline of the day’s events so that the videographer can plan the day accordingly and meet the couple’s expectations.

Q: Is drone footage included in the wedding video?

A: We offer drone wedding video footage as a service add-on by request. Be sure to inquire before booking your wedding so your videographer can plan accordingly.