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Hi, I’m Randy Krause Schmidt, a born and raised New Orleans-based photographer adept at many different kinds of photography such as events, portraits, weddings, and more!

I personally pride myself on being efficient and providing quick turnaround times. Additionally, I work well in a team setting so if your shoot requires a videographer or other team members we can work together cohesively.

I learned photography from my grandfather at a young age and since then I have grown in my craft. I’m able to work with clients all over the country, previous clients have sent me items to photograph but I am also willing to travel to you. I’ve worked with Visit Mississippi, Southern Living Magazine, Taste Of The South Magazine, Regrained, and more!


The Historic Swoop-Duggins House, located in a historic three-story, three-bay, brick house with an attached two-story service wing located in New Orlean’s CBD, offers a private, second floor exclusively for events complete with private entry. For larger events, or guests wishing for a progressive event experience, you may opt to also include the courtyard as well as the entire first floor, Swoop’s dining room and bar, as part of your event.

The Historic Swoop-Duggins House’s event space can be privately accessed by both its own beautiful wooden staircase as well as the courtyard, both leading to the immaculately decorated rooms on the second floor. Rich colors and ornate fabrics complement the artwork that adorns the walls as well as the multiple fireplaces. The “gallery” (a balcony spanning the depth of an entire sidewalk and the full length of the building) allows guests to experience the sites and sounds of New Orleans during your event.

The space at The Historic Swoop-Duggins House provides your guests with a unique event experience in that not only do you have access to the second floor during your event, you have the option to utilize the courtyard as part of your event.


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