Top Locations in Richmond, VA for Engagement Portrait Sessions
Whether you’re looking for a Richmond location for engagement photos, the perfect RVA location for your prom or senior photos, or a great outside or indoor Richmond, VA location for family photos, this list of 18 places is the list for you!
Here’s a quick list of top Richmond locations to take pictures. Click the name to jump to see photos from that venue!
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Richmond, VA Photography Locations | Virginia Wedding Photography
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 prom and senior portrait sessions!
18 Richmond Locations for Engagement Portraits, Family Sessions or even Prom Pictures
So you've chosen your wedding venue and 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 family, senior or bridal portraits or engagement sessions!
1. Richmond Engagement Photo Ideas - Shockoe Bottom
Check out more from Marianne + Mike's Shockoe Bottom engagement photo session here.
See more from Morgan + Kevin’s Shockoe Bottom - Brown’s Island - Tredegar Engagement Session here!
2. Richmond Engagement Photo Ideas - Canal Walk
See more of Meghan + Jim's engagement session along the Richmond canal walk here.
3. Richmond Engagement Photographer - Tredegar Ironworks
See more from Jessica + Josh's Tredegar and Brown’s Island engagement session!
4. RVA Engagement Photo Ideas - The Capitol
See more of Jeremy and Cherise’s State Capitol Engagement Session.
5. Richmond Bridal Portrait Ideas + Engagement Session - Belle Isle
6. Richmond Engagement Photo Ideas - Brown's Island
See more of Jillian + Chris' Richmond engagement session on Brown's Island and Tobacco Row. Beth + Ellision’s Brown’s Island and Manchester Engagement Session - Coming Soon!
7. Richmond Engagement Photo Ideas - Byrd Park/The Carillon
8. Richmond Engagement Photo Ideas - Virginia Museum of Fine Art (VMFA)
See more of Victoria + Pete's beautiful Richmond engagement session at VMFA here.
9. Richmond Engagement Session Locations - Libby Hill + Church Hill Overlook
See more of Meghan + Jim's engagement session at Libby Hill Park and Church Hill Overlook.
10. Richmond Engagement Photo Locations - Mid-Lothian Mines Park
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!
11. Richmond Portrait Ideas - Tuckahoe Plantation
12. Richmond Wedding Photo Ideas - Historic Polegreen Church
Click here to see more of Jen and Bob's wedding photos at Historic Polegreen Church.
13. Richmond's Main Street Station Engagement Photographer
14. Richmond Engagement Photo Ideas - Rural Plains in Hanover County
15. Maymont Engagement Session
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!
16. Branch Museum of Architecture | Monument Avenue Engagement Photos
17. Richmond Engagement Photographer - Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
Check out Candice + CJ's engagement session at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens!
18. Richmond Engagement Portraits - Bryan Park
See more from Marissaa + Albie’s Bryan Park Engagement Session!
Whether you were looking for a great spot for family photos, searching the internet for ‘places to take prom pictures near me’ or were researching where to take your engagement photos for your Save the Dates, we hope this list was helpful to you!