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Engagement Photos Richmond VA | Top Locations for Your Session

Your engagement photos should be an authentic reflection of you and your partner. After all, you’ll treasure these pictures for the rest of your life and maybe even for future generations. Whereas your wedding photos capture the magic of your one-of-a-kind wedding day, engagement photos are about capturing you as a couple, comfortable and natural. Lucky for us, Richmond, VA, is home to many beautiful locations perfect for romantic engagement photos. Check out some locations below to see if they may fit your vibe for your Richmond, VA, engagement photos

Five Amazing Locations For Engagement Photos In Richmond, VA

Virginia Museum of Fine Art

The Virginia Museum of Fine Art (VMFA) is known for its tenderly cared-for gardens, so they are always in beautiful condition. Their grounds are home to several unique sculptures and dramatic water features that would make dynamic backdrops for your photos. Big, beautiful trees are staples, framing romantic benches, and the lovely museum architecture adds elegance. Depending on the season, your images may be enhanced by pink cherry blossoms or autumnal foliage. Depending on how your style your shoot, your photos could be cozy and comfortable or more dressed up and formal. 

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Browns Island

Browns Island is an urban waterway near downtown Richmond for urban park vibes. It is also home to lots of food, music, and art festivals! It boasts beautiful views of Belle Isle, the Manchester Bridge, and the ruins of the Richmond and Petersburg railroad bridge. The sleek architecture of the bridges makes for a perfect blend of industrial and natural. The river is an incredible backdrop (depending on the location, your riverside photos can include Richmond’s beautiful skyline in the background). 

Monument Avenue

Monument Avenue is home to some of Richmond’s most iconic and famous historical monuments. You can, of course, feature some of them in your photos, but Monument Avenue is more than just sculptures and statues. It is urban sophistication, with opportunities for photos with rich red brick and vibrant greenery. Cozy architectural features like shutters and vintage doors with playful colors will style your images with classic Southern Charm. 

Belle Isle

Belle Isle is a small island in the middle of the James River in downtown Richmond. The surrounding river makes for a beautiful water feature in engagement photos, complete with rocky boulders and gorgeous trees. While Belle Isle is perfect for natural vibes, you can find specific locations featuring the area’s bridges prominently for a little more industrial elegance. 


Maymont is a 100-acre historic estate and park in Richmond with expansive gardens and an arboretum. The grounds also feature elegant fountains and stairways, with plenty of stone walkways and beautiful arches. The estate has gorgeous architecture for a touch of Southern charm, and its beautifully maintained gardens feature a variety of flowers and plants with vibrant colors, shapes, and sizes. 

Engagement Photos Richmond, VA

Whatever vibes you want to capture to best enhance the love between you and your partner, there is definitely a location in Richmond that will be perfect for you. If any of these spots seem ideal, or if you are looking for something a little different, I would be happy to help you find the perfect Richmond, VA, engagement photos! 

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