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Photography Location Options in the DMV Area

As a professional photographer in the Northern Virginia area, I get asked all the time for some of my favorite outdoor locations for photography sessions. The great thing about the DMV area is that there are almost endless options for outdoor locations to select from. I will pick a few and provide you with some details below.

  • The Godinez Family
  • The Godinez Family
  • The Godinez Family
  • The Godinez Family

Great Falls National Park – Maryland Side – Potomac, MD



Our National Parks are one of our nation’s treasures – and for good reason, they are BEAUTIFUL! Great Falls Park has access points on both the Virginia and Maryland sides of the Potomac River. For photos, I prefer the Maryland side. You can walk along the C&O Canal, hike up into the forest, or do a bit of rock scrambling to get some interesting photos near the water.


Some things to consider:

  • There is a $20 per vehicle entrance fee
  • This is a VERY busy location on weekends, making photos without other people in the background challenging
  • Most of the areas at this location are wheelchair accessible – exception would be the hiking trails into the forest
  • Because of the location near the canal water, bring bug spray
  • Certain types of activities require special permits and additional fees

  • The De La O Family
  • The Aponte Family
  • The Bala Family
  • The Laing Family

Green Spring Gardens Park – Alexandria, VA



This is a beautiful park ran by the award-winning Fairfax County Park Authority. It offers beautiful botanical gardens in the spring and summer, stunning fall foliage in the fall, amazing trees year-round. There are gazebos, small ponds, small bridges, and a small stream – all offering great backdrops for photos. This is also a lovely place to just come and watch the birds.


Some things to consider:


  • There is a photography fee for photography sessions conducted in any Fairfax County Park Authority Park. I maintain a year-round permit and do not pass along the fee to my clients.
  • This is a VERY busy location on weekends, making photos without other people in the background challenging
  • Most of the areas at this location are wheelchair accessible
  • The gates close at 5pm – there is limited parking outside of the gates
  • Certain types of activities require additional special permits and additional fees

  • Hannah
  • The Mwangi Family
  • Kylee and Sam
  • The Mwangi Family

Sylvanside Farm – Purcellville, VA



This is probably one of my favorite places to photography my clients. It is a beautiful 25-acre working farm in Purcellville with two gorgeous barns, a small pond, amazing trees including their weeping cherry trees, farm animals, and a small garden.


Some things to consider:


  • Their focus is on hosting weddings, so their availability for small photography sessions is limited and requires a reservation
  • Parking is limited for photography sessions, so may not be ideal for large families arriving in multiple vehicles
  • While there are no paved paths, the area is mostly wheelchair accessible
  • There are farm animals on the property, so clients with allergies or a fear of animals should be prepared

  • The Ring Family
  • Virginia Hartman
  • The Booker Family
  • The Booker Family

Glenview Mansion – Rockville, MD


I can’t say enough about this location – I just LOVE it! The historical mansion sits on 28-acres of spectacularly landscaped grounds that include amazing trees, ornamental gardens, stunning stone steps and archways, and expansive open areas.


Some things to consider:


  • The grounds are open to the public, no fee
  • There is no photography permitted inside the mansion
  • There is a playground on property
  • This location can become very busy in the fall, especially on weekends
  • Certain types of activities require special permits and fees

I have so many other locations I can recommend that we will discuss during your phone consultation when you book a session.

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