I'm a Virginia wedding photographer based in Loudoun County and I spend my days photographing incredible couples in Virginia, D.C. and beyond. Explore some of my favorite sessions below!
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April 22, 2020
Whether you’re considering an elopement or intimate wedding because of COVID-19 or just because it’s more your style, one of the biggest factors you’re going to have to consider is the location. If you think that you can only elope or an enjoy an intimate ceremony at the courthouse think again! Many couples pick place that they have a personal connection to, but some just choose a beautiful spot. If you’re looking for a gorgeous location to exchange vows in the DMV enjoy a few of my favorite DMV elopement locations below!
Goodstone Inn and Restaurant is not only one of my favorite spots for portrait sessions, but also a stunning wedding venue! No matter if you’re expecting a huge guest count, your closest friends and family or it’s just you two you can tie the knot in front of their gorgeous ivy wall. After you can enjoy a delicious dinner in the Conservatory, their restaurant, and spend the night in one of their cozy rooms!
The Red Fox Inn and Tavern is another B&B location in Middleburg that is perfect for intimate weddings and elopements. The courtyard gardens are surrounded by greenery and stone walls is a private space for your ceremony. After you can enjoy a private dinner on the garden terrace or at the tap room.
I’m looking forward to photographing Nataliya and Drew’s intimate wedding at Tudor Place soon! This Federal period mansion is on 5.5 acres of gardens in Georgetown. Boxwood gardens, blooming flowers, iron gates and fountains fill the space making it the perfect intimate setting for any wedding or elopement.
I’m crossing my fingers that I get to photograph an elopement or intimate wedding at Waterperry Farm soon! The gardens are a gorgeous ceremony and portrait backdrop, and the glass greenhouse can seat small groups for dinner. It’s dreamy if you’ve ever imagined a secret garden wedding!
If the district has your heart, consider exchanging vows at one of the local memorials. While almost all of them allow for ceremonies with a permit, the D.C. War Memorial is my favorite. It’s tucked in the trees along the Reflecting Pool so tourists often bypass it in favor of the Lincoln, making it much quieter than the rest!
The Virginia House is a romantic English Tudor manor house overlooking the James River. With 8 acres of grounds and gardens it’s perfect for weddings of any size. The architecture of this venue is breathtaking enough on its own, but the surrounding gardens makes it seem like something out of fairy tale. Whether you’re planning a big wedding or more intimate elopement, make sure you add this venue to your list to visit!
Albemarle Estate is on my list solely for it’s beautiful chapel! The brightly lit chapel has marble floors, lots of glass windows to allow in natural light and hand-painted mural stretching across the ceiling. Total it can seat 80 guests, but it’s perfect for smaller groups or if you’d like it to be just the two of you.
Shenandoah National Park is one of my favorites locations for engagement sessions! After spending four years in Harrisonburg SNP is one of my favorite locations and I’m always happy to drive back to visit it. If you want to elope in nature you really can’t find a better spot! While some of the campgrounds have beautiful scenes, Skyline Drive’s many overlooks are my personal favorite. Some of the overlooks have plenty of flat space and couples can actually set out seats. Others are more private and have room for just the two of you and your officiant (and your photographer!).
Nestled into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Inn at Little Washington is an intimate, luxurious elopement spot. The private gardens can host both elopements and small receptions, and there are rooms for both you and your guests to spend the night. The Inn at Little Washington is also well known for it’s restaurant so you can expect to enjoy a fantastic wedding day meal!
Dreaming of unique garden setting? The Rawlings Conservatory is lush with flowers, and five distinct greenhouse settings for you to choose from, including the original Palm House that was created in 1888.
Whether you’re planning on an elopement with just you two or an intimate wedding with just a few guests these are just a few of my favorite locations. If you don’t see something you love, talk with your photographer! Many of our favorite venues and engagement session spots also double as perfect spots for this occasion!