Architectural and Interior Design Photographer

We help architects, product manufacturers, interior designers, and general contractors put their best image forward.

Award Winning


Architectural photographer Chad Chenier delivers stunning artful images of their projects for top architectural, corporate brands, and engineering firms. We understand that it only matters if those images help fulfill your creative vision and enhance your firms standing within the building and design community. There is simply no substitute for hiring a true professional like Chad Chenier for your advertising and commercial architectural photography needs. We specialize in architectural, interior design, resort, hotel, lifestyle and corporate architectural video all across the United States.

“My approach is to digest the overall scene then reduce and simplify the space to its most visually appealing composition.”

Chad C.


Latest Projects

No matter what your needs may be for seeking a corporate photographer, you can rest assured that Chad Chenier Photography has the tools, knowledge and experience to fulfill all of your needs and expectations for a professional photographer.



Having photographed residential and commercial architecture and interior design for the past 25 years, Louisiana native Chad Chenier has excelled in a dynamic and evolving profession. A graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California in 2006, he returned to his home state and immediately began his photography career as Chief Photographer for Louisiana Homes and Gardens Magazine and Our Louisiana for 7 years along with commercial freelance division in 2010.

With a name like Chenier, which is derived from the French word for “oak”, the Vacherie native’s roots run deep into the Acadiana heartland, where oak grows in abundance on chenier ridges deep in the marsh. Inspired by the lush landscapes and unique lighting that has served as a backdrop for hundreds of distinguished Southern homes and commercial projects. Chenier creates images that convey the perfect interplay of architecture and design.

Architectural Photographer - Chad Chenier

“My goal is to put your best image forward for each and every project and bring you the recognition that your hard work deserves.”

Ready to showcase your project?

Let’s work together and review how we can provide our highest quality service options for your next project. Fill out our form and we will provide you with a free consultation to maximize your branding the imagery and curative video.

Our Expertise

25 Years of Experience in ARCHITECTURAL Photography

Architectural photographer based in Houston and New Orleans highlighting corporate facilities with award winning quality architecture and interior design photography. We will help you put your best image forward for architectural firms, general contractors, product manufacturers and interior designers. We offer our services in Houston, Austin, Dallas, New Orleans, Los Angeles, New York,  and parts in-between.

Our services include the highest quality photography, video 4k production, aerial and drone photography. We provide creative services that showcase all of the talents of our clients throughout the South. Let us help you achieve your highest promotional potential and join our growing client list. Visit our contact page here to provide us information for a free project consultation.

As a firm owner you should ask yourself if my current photographer can handle all of these service options. Am I satisfied with searching for a “good” photographer in all of my project markets or would it be more beneficial to search for a regional option who can be counted on to help define my firm’s visual reputation? We want to work with you to promote your most deserving projects and bring you the recognition that you deserve.

We are now living inside of a very visual age and examples of your work are crucial to promoting your business. Your future clients will expect to see projects of the highest quality, value, and recognition. Firms who invest in capturing their work on an on-going basis provide concrete examples of how their firms are more experienced while also helping to differentiate themselves from their competition. Those firms who continually invest in quality photographs year-to-year are the ones who have survived well during the ups and downs of the economy. Capturing your best work will pay dividends for many years to come and can be used in so many different ways in this social media society.

Think about the value that great photography can bring to your firm over the many years of use versus the cost of a single ad in a trade publication. Investing in your firm and your work is money well spent!


Chad Chenier is an architectural photographer that truly understands the impact that professional architectural photography can make for your business. We have 25 years of experience providing the best possible architectural photography to improve the portfolios of architectural, engineering, general contractors and product manufacturers. An eye for detail is required to truly encapsulate the effort and artistry that went into the planning and building of your amazing structures. We make sure that every single one of our clients has the very best possible architectural photography experience.

architecture photography


As an architect, you want to highlight your projects and receive the highest quality imagery possible for many different purposes: awards, website, social media, expo brochures, and proposals. We are here to be your visual representative to achieve all of these goals that you have set for your firm.
interior design photography

Interior Design

I enjoy capturing all interior design styles for residential, commercial and hospitality projects. With a deep understanding of light, depth and space, I focus on highlighting different materials, textures & elements to bring my photos to life.
commercial photography

Commercial Space

I photograph mixed-use properties, retail, hospitality, multi-family housing and large property portfolios. Proper architectural photos of these property types can lead to improved marketing, leasing opportunities and increased revenue.
aerial photography

Aerial Photography

Aerial photography is great for giving your project that extra edge by showing it off from a bird’s eye view. If you have a large property, a soaring high-rise, or simply want an elevated view, I am experienced in shooting from a helicopter or drone.
landscape photography

Landscape Architecture

The challenge of illustrating the relationship between the built and natural environment always excites me. Whether it’s a public park, a sustainable corporate plaza, civic infrastructure or urban design, I’d love to showcase it.
construction photographer


I document interior and exterior construction progress from beginning to end for contractors, engineers, and other built environment industries. I am experienced in navigating active job sites, and return to each site in regular intervals.


Thorough planning for pre-production, stylized lighting and meticulous  post-production all aid in our ability to deliver world-class images to each  and everyone of our clients. Your firms branding images should promote  your exceptionalism through storytelling architectural imagery. We are hear  to provide our expertise to your firm. Our goal is to highlight your projects  in such a way that the images will distinguish your firm as the leader in its  industry.  



Discussing the project with the client is the first set of the process. It is imperative that the intention and needs of the client is clear. We will plan the day of the shoot in advance, according to weather and lighting conditions, and readiness of the project. We will also go over the site or floor plans, if any.


Production / Image Capture

During the shoot, it is my goal to capture the true essence of the building or space. I supplement a variety of studio strobes and continuous hot lights, when needed, only to enhance and not to overpower natural/ambient light that was intended by the designer. Multiple exposures with various lighting conditions are taken.



After the shoot, I employ 20+ years of experience using Capture One, Lightroom, and Photoshop, to manually combine the layers of exposures to create seamless composites with natural yet dramatic and compelling photographs that are contemporary, yet unique to most magazine and advertising campaigns. I retouch out any obtrusive elements.


Working with Chad was effortless! He will produce an outstanding collection of photos with no on site supervision. He is professional, dedicated, and knowledgeable about construction, architecture, and photography. His photographs are extraordinary and I hope to work with him again in the future.
Adrienne Tregre
Marketing Manager - AOS
Chad was so easy to work with and the images are great! He was flexible with the shooting schedule to accommodate our client’s active office and delivered the final images quicker than expected. Looking forward to working with Chad again on future projects.
Corryn Williams
Director of Communications and Marketing - Method Architecture