5 of Our Favorite Engagement Picture Locations in DC

1. The National Mall (a time-honored classic)

Some of our favorite engagement picture spots in DC include the Smithsonian National Gallery, the Reflecting Pool between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, and the Smithsonian Castle Gardens.

 

Sarah Bradshaw Photography

Sarah Bradshaw Photography

 
 
Sarah Bradshaw Photography

Sarah Bradshaw Photography

 

2. Georgetown

Georgetown has a plethora of small parks and streets with beautiful homes adorned with flowers, ivy, and thoughtful architectural elements. You also have the option to go down to the Potomac waterfront for a change of scenery. Not only do you get the sun setting on the river, you can also get some fantastic shots of Rosslyn and Arlington.

 

Alicia Lacey Photography

Alicia Lacey Photography

Alicia Lacey Photography

 
 

Alicia Lacey Photography

 
 

3. Washington National Cathedral

The Cathedral has the grandeur and feel of many European buildings. What many people don’t know about are the gardens tucked around the Cathedral making the Cathedral a perfect spot for both colorful floral and classic architectural backdrops.

 
Maddy Williams Photography

Maddy Williams Photography

Maddy Williams Photography

Maddy Williams Photography

Maddy Williams Photography

Maddy Williams Photography

 

4. The Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin

Also a lesser known fact, there are multiple types of cherry blossom trees that are prominent around the DC metro area. Some include Yoshino Cherry Blossoms and Japanese Magnolias. We recommend you discuss with your photographer how you can coordinate which types you prefer and how you can coordinate your outfits with the colors of the trees.

 
Lauren Louise Collective

Lauren Louise Collective

 

5. Local Vineyards and Wineries

Both Virginia and Maryland are filled with stunning properties that offer the open-air, vast, and romantic out-in-a-field look that so many seek. Some of our favorite spots include: Stone Tower Winery, Old Westminster Winery, Rocklands Farm and Winery, and Breaux Vineyards.

 
Kate Ignatowski Photography

Kate Ignatowski Photography

 
 
Hannah Leigh Photography

Hannah Leigh Photography

Hannah Leigh Photography

Hannah Leigh Photography

 
 
 
Hannah Leigh Photography

Hannah Leigh Photography