Whitehall Estate Wedding Photos | Bluemont, Virginia Photographer | Jenny & Jesse

Whitehall Estate Wedding Photos | Bluemont, Virginia Photographer | Jenny & Jesse

A gorgeous estate, Whitehall makes an impression immediately, with its white-columned entrance and century-old trees dotting the landscape. The 200-year-old manor is remarkable in of itself, but the charming and intimate gazebo makes for a fantastic outdoor wedding setting. It's all set against the Northern Virginia countryside and Blue Ridge Mountains, for a mix of both historically rustic and elegant. 

Main Street Pub Engagement Photos | Clifton, Virginia Photographer | Danny & Christina

Main Street Pub Engagement Photos | Clifton, Virginia Photographer | Danny & Christina

Clifton's charming little pub in the old Texaco station was the perfect start and end point to this adorable engagement shoot. Situated in the equally charming neighborhood of the Clifton Historic District, there's plenty of picturesque photo backdrops in the near vicinity. The small town vibe offers just the right dose of Americana, from the white picket fences and wooden benches, to the bright red caboose and gently waving flags. 

The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards Wedding Photos | Hamilton, Virginia Photographer | Sarah & Shawn

The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards Wedding Photos | Hamilton, Virginia Photographer | Sarah & Shawn

A rustic and romantic Virginia wedding venue, The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards was the perfect spot for an outdoor ceremony, followed by a fun-filled reception. The 106-year-old restored stone and wood barn is a charming representation of beautiful Loudoun County. Plus, you won't want to miss bridal party and bride and groom photos with the silo or the vineyards (or both!) in the background. 

Overhills Mansion Wedding Photos | Cantonsville, Maryland Photographer | Sam & Tayina

Overhills Mansion Wedding Photos | Cantonsville, Maryland Photographer | Sam & Tayina

Set on 30 pristine acres, Overhills Mansion is a spacious wedding venue that is stately in every way. The historic home makes a stunning first impression, with its white columns and picturesque verandas, and continues to impress throughout. Constructed in 1897, the interior is filled with elegant touches that compliment any wedding style or theme. 

Westwood Country Club Wedding Photos | Vienna, VA Photographer | Adela & Jay

Westwood Country Club Wedding Photos | Vienna, VA Photographer | Adela & Jay

Located on more than 150 acres in the quaint Northern Virginia town of Vienna, Westwood Country Club is everything a bride could want for a wedding that's both classic and elegant. The grand ballroom was the perfect canvas for creating a memorable event like Adela and Jay's big day.

Springfield Manor Wedding Photos | Thurmont, MD Photographer | Eva & Zach

Springfield Manor Wedding Photos | Thurmont, MD Photographer | Eva & Zach

Set against a beautiful backdrop of Maryland mountains, Springfield Manor is a perfectly idyllic wedding setting regardless of the season. The estate, built in 1774, features a magnificent ballroom to accommodate even the largest weddings. Beyond, the private suites are immaculately adorned, for those not-to-be-missed pre-wedding photos with your bridal party. However, possibly the best part of this venue is the outdoors, where the 130 acres provide not only a pristine arbor to grace your ceremony space, but also romantic lavender fields and a lush vineyard.

Bull Run Park Engagement Photos | Centreville, Virginia Photographer | Chris & Shannon

Bull Run Park Engagement Photos | Centreville, Virginia Photographer | Chris & Shannon

Bull Run Regional Park is home to quite a bit of hiking with quite a bit of history. The trails saw action as trade routes, and then in the Civil War, but this spectacular setting more recently saw the beginnings of one couple's happily ever after. 

Mt. Vernon Trail Engagement Photos | Alexandria, Virginia Photographer | Angela & James

Mt. Vernon Trail Engagement Photos | Alexandria, Virginia Photographer | Angela & James

At the spot where Little Hunting Creek meets the Potomac, the Mt. Vernon Trail intersects with a small section of park, right on the water and accessible via walking and bike paths. The tucked-away space is perfect for some casually sweet engagement photos, with lots of different backdrops, from wooden bridges to rock walls to the waterfront. Even though the day was windy, this couple made the most of things, and their shoot was filled with laughs! Plus, the slightly gray day made Angela's blue dress pop!

Whitehall Estate Wedding Photos | Bluemont, VA Photographer | David & Meghan

Whitehall Estate Wedding Photos | Bluemont, VA Photographer | David & Meghan

True Southern class at its finest, Whitehall Estate offers all the luxurious charm a bride could want for her dream wedding. The venue boasts a fine history, and the land is said to have once resided in the Washington family, and to have also been present for a Civil War skirmish. It later saw use as a dairy farm, but was converted in 1992 to a fine country inn. Additions were made in following years, to host larger events and weddings, as well as provide all the modern amenities a grand affair would require.  

Glasgow Farm Wedding Photos | Hartwood, VA Photographer | Katie & Sam

Glasgow Farm Wedding Photos | Hartwood, VA Photographer | Katie & Sam

This historic venue is perfect for a chic wedding with a rustic flair. Couples are invited to celebrate their nuptials on the unique grounds (which are still used as part of a real working farm!), where elegant centerpieces and flower arrangements may meet the occasional vintage tractor or a stray rooster or two. Total Southern charm abounds, as bridal parties and guests are transported to a time period totally removed from the cares of everyday life. In other words, it's an amazing setting for a one-of-a-kind wedding. 

Osprey's at Belmont Bay Wedding Photos | Woodbridge, VA, Photographer | Lauren & Alan

Osprey's at Belmont Bay Wedding Photos | Woodbridge, VA, Photographer | Lauren & Alan

Situated next to the Occoquan River, Osprey's at Belmont Bay is a lovely setting for an outdoor, waterfront wedding. A nice mix of nature and luxury, the venue offers indoor spaces including a clubhouse with a spacious ballroom, the perfect blank canvas for any bride and groom's particular style. Of course, most couples can't resist using the flagstone patio with its pergola and shaded seating area for their ceremony, which also gives their guests great views of the water.

Zion Springs Wedding Photos | Hamilton, VA Photographer | Marissa & Andrew

Zion Springs Wedding Photos | Hamilton, VA Photographer | Marissa & Andrew

A venue made complete with its own on-site bed and breakfast, Zion Springs is a charming spot for a rustic chic wedding. The beautiful barn, lush fields and slate patio give you a wide array of settings to work with, each different, but each complimentary in its own way. Regardless of the season, this picture-perfect location continues to delight couples of all styles and tastes. 

Local Wood | Berryville, VA | Loudoun County Wedding Vendor

Local Wood | Berryville, VA | Loudoun County Wedding Vendor

For brides and grooms looking for a unique touch to their wedding reception, regardless of style or theme, the gorgeous, hand-crafted farm tables created by Local Wood, in Berryville, Va., are a fantastic place to start. 

Woodlawn Manor Wedding Photos | Montgomery County, Maryland Photographer | Sara & Onye

Woodlawn Manor Wedding Photos | Montgomery County, Maryland Photographer | Sara & Onye

Woodlawn is a charming Georgian-style manor located in rustic Montgomery County, Maryland. The historic Manor House boasts a history stretching back to 1800, and the expansive grounds with various other picturesque buildings from the same time period make for a beautiful setting.

John Hopkins University Engagement Photos | Baltimore, Maryland Photographer | Sam & Tayina

John Hopkins University Engagement Photos | Baltimore, Maryland Photographer | Sam & Tayina

When you think "romantic spots for an engagement photo shoot," you don't automatically think of your alma mater. However, for these two lovebirds, it just made sense to celebrate their newly engaged status with some photos on the campus they both once called home. Luckily for us, their venue choice was a fantastic setting, proving that your university can definitely be a photo shoot backdrop that's both beautiful and filled with memories. Switching between indoors and out, we were able to capture some magical moments that truly reflected Sam and Tayina's personalities.

Old Town Alexandria Engagement Photos | Alexandria, VA Photographer | Kara & Peter

Old Town Alexandria Engagement Photos | Alexandria, VA Photographer | Kara & Peter

Just minutes away from D.C., Old Town Alexandria is a conveniently placed escape, filled with charming local shops and restaurants, cobblestone streets, historic spots and lovely green spaces. And don't forget about the waterfront on the Potomac! No matter the setting or mood you prefer, you'll find it in Old Town Alexandria!

Raspberry Plain Manor Wedding Photos | Leesburg, VA Photographer | Andrew & Erin

Raspberry Plain Manor Wedding Photos | Leesburg, VA Photographer | Andrew & Erin

Located in Leesburg, Va., Raspberry Plain Manor is a historic wedding venue perfect for any elegant affair. The spacious setting oozes glamor and class, so it fit this particular ceremony and reception perfectly. 

Old Town Alexandria Engagement Photos | Alexandria, VA Photographer | Cara & Brian

Old Town Alexandria Engagement Photos | Alexandria, VA Photographer | Cara & Brian

Historic Old Town Alexandria is a charming respite from the hubbub of Washington, D.C. Filled with not only a treasured past, but multitudes of local shops and restaurants, cobblestone streets and beautiful architecture, it's a lovely choice for any engagement shoot. This session made great use of the local green space, as well as the waterfront and the cityscape, making for a fantastic mix.