Choosing a location for your engagement session can be daunting. But that’s why I have created a list of my top 5 favorite places to capture these special photos. All of these spots are wedding photographer approved which means they have great light, feature our amazing city of Richmond, and make for the most beautiful photos you will never forget!
Maymont is a classic Richmond spot with tons of greenery, multiple shooting locations, and even some wildlife. If you love historical architecture, then maybe the Maymont Mansion is right for you. Or maybe you are a huge fan of horticulture and plants – then the Japanese Garden could be your perfect spot. There are endless opportunities! Spend some time walking around the grounds to see what represents you and your partner best.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts or as many refer to it, VMFA is another amazing spot with many locations to shoot. The exterior offers lush greenery and florals throughout the spring and summer months along with beautiful architecture and sculptures visible during all seasons. If you are an art buff, you could also pop inside for some unique modern shots that express your love of the arts.
The Virginia State Capitol is perfect for that clean and crisp look. This historic building offers a bright white backdrop from the stuccoed brick and is surrounded by beautiful greenery for contrast. The capital is a national landmark that can be recognized by many.
Belle Isle is another iconic Richmond landmark with sweeping views of the city skyline and the James River. There are also a variety of shoot locations to choose from, whether you want the historic charm of the Tredegar or the stunning city views from the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge. You are bound to end up with amazing photographs!
Libby Hill Park is perfect for any Richmond couple. It offers a birds-eye view of the city, expertly perched above Shockoe Bottom along with large trees and lush green landscaping. The historic charm of the classic row houses also offers the ideal backdrop to emphasize the city of Richmond’s beauty. Consider this beautiful location for your engagement session!
Wherever you and your partner choose to take your engagement session photos will be special because it will uniquely represent you. Don’t forget to have fun and soak in all of these special memories.