Favorite Richmond, Virginia Portrait Locations // Turtle & Hare Photography

 

Choosing a location for your family or engagement session can be difficult. The Richmond area offers so many diverse options. And as your photographer, I’m always up for something new and exciting! Consider the distance you’re willing to drive, whether you’ll have small children with you during the session, the weather (seasonally, some locations work better than others), and what you and your partner or family enjoy doing. Because we are lifestyle photographers, we are able to have fun with some creative session ideas. Love to bake with your kids? Let’s have a session at your home where your family bakes together! Live for the thrill of hiking with your fiance? Let’s capture that! Below is a list of some of my favorite locations to use for portrait sessions around Richmond. Have any other ones you love that aren’t on this list? Comment at the bottom!

 

 

 

Midlothian Mines Park – This park features a lake, beautiful greenery, and a tunnel // view an example session here

The Boathouse at Sunday Park – Located in Midlothian, this location has a lot of great views to choose from // view an example session here

James River Landing Park – This park also offers a wonderful water view

Pony Pasture – Trails, water, and rocks make this a fun portrait choice // view an example session here

Canal Walk – Located in Shockoe, the Canal walk is full of great downtown views, murals, and an urban atmosphere

The Capitol – A unique and diverse location complete with city views, a fountain, and the Capitol building itself // view an example session here

Great Shiplock Park – One of my favorites! This park offers everything. City views, the river, greenery // view an example session here

Libbie Hill Park – Iconic view of Richmond // view an example session here

Shockoe Slip – Cobblestone streets, lots of awesome architecture // view an example session here

Various murals around Richmond – There are so many good ones to choose from! They make a great background for portraits.

Byrd Park – Beautiful and quintessential Richmond

Crump Park – Offers a rustic, romantic feel

Deep Run Park – Another great park with many options located in the West End // view an example session here

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The Heirloom Dress // Richmond,Virginia Family Photgrapher // Turtle & Hare Photography

“I want to wear Dani’s dress!” she squealed in delight. I quickly grabbed my camera and headed to the side of my house where I had spotted the only thing currently flowering in the end of February. My daughter ran to the bush and instantly began smiling in my direction. She was proud to be wearing the dress my grandmother made for my mother when she was a little girl. I gently reminded her to be careful with the fragile fabric. She hadn’t had a chance to wear the dress before now, and I could tell if we had waited much longer, she wouldn’t have been able to fit in it. On this abnormally warm winter day, the stars aligned as my spirited toddler stood still, dressed in this treasure from the past. These pictures tell a story of our family, past, present and future. In my sweet girl’s eyes I see my mother and her mother and her mother before her, all giving selflessly for their families, neighbors, and friends. This dress represents the hands that lovingly stitched it.

Our legacy is not derived from the accomplishments we make in life, but by the love and joy our hearts share with others.