Choosing the best location for your photos really important! I always encourage clients to pick a location that is meaningful and fitting to you. For example, if you don’t regularly hike in the Shenandoah then getting photos done out in park will be beautiful, but not as meaningful as somewhere that is truly special to you.
First, here is my Bucket List of locations in the D.C. Maryland, and Virginia area. These are locations I have never been to, but always wanted to photograph at!
SAMIA’S BUCKET LIST LOCATIONS
- Larz Anderson House
- Washington National Cathedral
- The Wharf
- Kennedy Center Rooftop
- The Line Hotel
- The Berliner D.C.
And, here are more location ideas:
WASHINGTON D.C. LOCATIONS
Outdoor with Water Views: Georgetown Waterfront
Outdoor Park: Rock Creek Park, Botanical Gardens (fees may apply*), National Arboretum (fees may apply*) // Examples: Danny and Sarah | Rock Creek Park
Iconic: Lincoln Memorial, Capitol Hill // Examples: Amanda and Tim | Thomas Jefferson Memorial Engagement Session
NORTHERN VIRGINIA LOCATIONS
Outdoor with Water Views: Great Falls Park, Aquia Harbor, Old Town Alexandria, Shenandoah National Park // Examples: Lyndsey and Stephen | Old Town Alexandria Engagement , Kelly and Eduardo | Old Town Alexandria Engagement Session , Brittany and Jon | Shenandoah National Park Engagement Session
Outdoor Park: Algonkian Park, Rose Garden, Manassas Battlefield, Virginia Arboretum
Wineries: Fleetwood Farm Winery
Places for Elopements/Intimate Weddings:
IN HOME SESSIONS
If staying in and/or cooking is your favorite thing to do together, than this is the perfect choice! Its also a perfect choice for winter. I love the idea of hanging photos of you together in your home, in your home! // Examples: Ean and Shelby | In Home Session
Choosing the best location for your session can be tricky, I’m always happy to jump on a call and help brainstorm! Once you have your location picked, you’ll want to look into the best outfits to match! You can get more help with this by checking out the What To Wear To Your Engagement Session blog post!