There are lots of locations around Richmond and Chesterfield for almost every kind of photo shoot. You want to be able to find the perfect spot for your photo shoot and I have listed my top spots for each season!

The Fall Season(September through November)

There are so many beautiful spots to photograph in the fall because of the colors changing. Some of my favorite spots were taken in the fall. I've had my sister photograph me at my barn in a large field. The tall yellow grass make for a bohemian, care free feel. I also love to go to Maymont Park in the fall because the colored leaves create such a beautiful backdrop. I'll even go one step further and say the best time to take pictures is the end of October or early November.

  • Maymont Park

  • Local Pumpkin Farms

  • Sunflower Fields

  • Local lakes or ponds

The Winter Season (December Through March)

This is a hard season for some people because there's not a lot of sunlight and it's cold and often gross outside. So, when it's freezing outside and you still want some beautiful photos, the best way to get those done is to use an indoor location. I've photographed inside the Dominion Club in Glen Allen and those photographs turned out beautifully. You can also use your home and do some photos around a Christmas Tree or bake some cookies with small children.

  • Dominion Club

  • Main Street Station

  • Your home - Lifestyle edition

The Spring Season (April through May)

Springtime is when everything starts to bloom again, the birds start chirping and everyone is a bit more cheerful, besides having to deal with dreaded allergies. This is also the shortest season if you are a photographer because everything changes so quickly. I've already suggested this location but I absolutely love Maymont in the springtime. There are too many locations within Maymont to count, but the Italian gardens are in full bloom with bright vibrant colors and really creates a dreamy look. This location is great for engagement sessions, Seniors, and individual portraits. There are also nearby parks, the streets of Richmond, VA and also the perfect time for a picnic!

  • Picnics

  • Rockwood Park

  • Pocahontas State Park

  • Maymont Park

  • The Streets of Richmond, VA

The Summer Season (June through August)

Summertime is my favorite! I love the heat, the sunshine, and the longer days. One of the best things about summer are the beach photo shoots! I recently went to the beach to photograph some beautiful ladies and the sunrise made for a one of a kind experience. If you want to stay in Richmond, you can always opt for a photos on a boat, go to a pool, or look for more regal locations like the VMFA. There are endless opportunities for where your photo shoot can take place.

  • Belle Isle

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and History Museum

  • Local horse farms (with permission from the farm owner)

  • James River

  • Stay home for more lifestyle photos

If you can't seem to think of a location, then you should ask your professional photographer!