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
Check out more from Marianne + Mike's Shockoe Bottom engagement photo session here.
Richmond Engagement Photo 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
Blog post from Morgan and Kevin's engagement session coming soon!
RVA Engagement Photo Ideas - The Capitol
Richmond Bridal Portrait Ideas - Belle Isle
See more of Jillian + Chris' Richmond engagement session on Brown's Island and Tobacco Row.
Richmond Engagement Photo Ideas - Byrd Park/The 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)
See more of Victoria + Pete's beautiful Richmond engagement session at VMFA here.
Richmond Engagement Session Ideas - Libby Hill + Church Hill Overlook
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 Family Portrait Ideas - Tuckahoe Plantation
See more of Rachel's combination senior and family session at Tuckahoe Plantation.
Richmond Wedding Photo Ideas - Historic Polegreen Church
Click here to see more of Jen and Bob's wedding photos at Historic Polegreen Church.
Richmond's Main Street Station Engagement Photos
Richmond Engagement Photo Ideas - Rural Plains
See more of Kellie's senior portrait session at Rural Plains in Hanover, Virginia here.
Richmond Locations for Engagement Sessions (Fees May Apply)
Maymont, Branch Museum, 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. Some venues, such as Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards and Dover Hall, only allow engagement portraits or bridal portraits for booked couples holding their wedding or reception there. 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
Check out Candice + CJ's engagement session at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens!
Virginia Engagement Photo Ideas - Blenheim Vineyards
See Holly and Ken's engagement session at Blenheim Vineyards.