Top Locations in Richmond, VA for Engagement Portrait Sessions

 

There are sooooo many reasons to love Richmond Virginia! You don't even have to live here to appreciate the awesomeness! 

Lonely Planet named Richmond #7 on the list of Top 10 US Cities to Visit in 2018.  Outside Magazine named River City the Best Town Ever back in 2012 (but since they said 'ever' that title still stands, right?!) Zagat named Richmond one of the Most Exciting Food Cities in America, and US News named Richmond one of the 8 Under-the-Radar Foodie Cities Vinepair called out Richmond for being #1 (that's right, Number. One!) on the list of The World's Best Beer Travel Destinations!

But our favorite thing about Richmond? It's just so doggone photogenic!

So we're awarding this next one ourselves. Marshall Arts Photography is naming Richmond one of the Most Photogenic Cities in the South for providing the perfect backdrop for engagement sessions, bridal portraits, family photos and senior portrait sessions!

Top Richmond Locations for Engagement Portraits

So you've chosen your wedding photography package and are trying to decide where to take portraits for your complimentary engagement or bridal portrait session. Where do you want to take them? If you have a location that's got personal meaning to you, that's perfect! We love photographing in new locations! (And up to 60 miles of travel is included!) But if you want a pretty Richmond backdrop for your portraits, what are the some of the best locations for taking your engagement photos? The list is endless, but here are a few of our favorite spots in the Richmond area for bridal portraits or engagement sessions!

 

Richmond Engagement Photo Ideas - Shockoe Bottom

Richmond Engagement Portrait Ideas - Shockoe Bottom

Check out more from Marianne + Mike's Shockoe Bottom engagement photo session here.

 

Richmond Engagement Photo Ideas - Canal Walk

Richmond Engagement Portrait Location Ideas - Canal Walk

See more of Meghan + Jim's engagement session along the Richmond canal walk here.

Richmond Engagement Photo Ideas - Tredegar Ironworks and Brown's Island

Richmond Engagement Photo Ideas - Tredegar Ironworks + Brown's Island

Blog post from Morgan and Kevin's engagement session coming soon!

Richmond Engagement Photo Ideas -The Capitol

Richmond Engagement Photo Ideas - The Capitol

See more of Marianne + Mike's Richmond engagement photo session at The Capitol. See a family portrait shoot at the Capitol.

 

Richmond Engagement Photo Ideas - Belle Isle

Richmond Wedding Photography - Engagement Location Ideas - Belle Isle

See more from Becca's Belle Isle bridal portraits. Check out a family portrait session on Belle Isle here.

 

Richmond Engagement Photo Ideas - Brown's Island

Richmond Wedding Photography - Engagement Location Ideas - Brown's Island

See more of Jillian + Chris' Richmond engagement session on Brown's Island and Tobacco Row.

 

Richmond Engagement Photo Ideas - Byrd Park/The Carillon

Richmond Engagement Portraits - Byrd Park & Carillon

Click to check out more images from Deanna + JR's Richmond engagement photo session at Byrd Park, Dogwood Dell and The Carillon. You can't walk up the stairs at The Carillon until renovations there are complete. (Scheduled to be finished 11/2018) See a dramatic group of couples posing on The Carillon staircase here.

 

Richmond Engagement Photo Ideas - Virginia Museum of Fine Art (VMFA)

Richmond Engagement Portrait Location Ideas - VMFA
Richmond Engagement Portrait Location Ideas - VMFA

See more of Victoria + Pete's beautiful Richmond engagement session at VMFA here.

 

Richmond Engagement Photo Ideas - Libby Hill + Church Hill Overlook

Richmond Engagement Portrait Location Ideas - Church Hill

See more of Meghan + Jim's engagement session at Libby Hill Park and Church Hill Overlook.

Richmond Engagement Photo Ideas - Mid-Lothian Mines Park

Richmond Engagement Photo Ideas - Mid-Lothian Mines Park

See more of Ashale + Jordan's engagement session at Mid-lothian Mines Park in their Blog post--coming soon!

 

More Richmond Area Ideas for Engagement Photos

Still trying to decide where to go for your engagement session? Ask yourself a few questions! What are you drawn to? Cobblestone sidewalks and city scapes? Trees, flowers and nature? Rivers, lakes and ponds? Or do you just have an idea of a feeling you want to portray? Let's talk about your vision and we can brainstorm some ideas for possible locations that would be perfect for you! 

Richmond Engagement Portrait Ideas - Tuckahoe Plantation

Richmond Family Portraits - Tuckahoe Plantation

See more of Rachel's combination senior and family session at Tuckahoe Plantation.

 

Richmond Engagement Photo Ideas - Historic Polegreen Church

Richmond Wedding Photos - Historic Polegreen Church

Click here to see more of Jen and Bob's wedding photos at Historic Polegreen Church.

 

Richmond Engagement Photo Ideas - Rural Plains

Richmond Portrait Location Ideas - Rural Plains - Hanover, Virginia

See more of Kellie's senior portrait session at Rural Plains in Hanover, Virginia here.

 

Richmond Locations for Engagement Sessions (Fees May Apply)

Maymont, Upper Shirley Plantation and Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens are among the popular locations for Richmond engagement photography and Richmond wedding photography. Each of these venues has a fee associated to be allowed to shoot photographs on location. It's always a good idea to check the website of any location you're considering to see if reservations or fees apply!

Richmond Engagement Photo Ideas - Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens - Richmond Engagement Session

Candice + CJ's Blog post of their engagement session at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens is coming soon!

Virginia Engagement Photo Ideas - Blenheim Vineyards

Virginia Engagement Photo Ideas - Blenheim Vineyards

Holly and Ken's Blog post of their engagement session at Blenheim Vineyards is coming soon!