Wedding Photo Ops in Northern Virginia

Yesterday I wrote a list of great spots in Washington, D.C. to have your wedding or engagement photo taken. Because we needn’t limit anyone to the district, today is a list of spots in neighboring Northern Virginia. Though you may have to cross the water, these locations are definitely worth checking out.

Arlington National Cemetery – This enormous cemetery has plenty of space for the perfect picture. If graves are too morbid for you, try the Memorial Amphitheater, one of the many memorials, or one of my favorite views of D.C. from atop the hill at the Custis-Lee mansion.

Mt. Vernon – History buffs will enjoy heading over to George Washington’s plantation home for their photo shoot. If you’re into a farm and rustic look, this gorgeous land is right for you.

Old Town Alexandria: Old Town is full of picturesque locations for the perfect photo. From the waterfront to the cobblestone streets to gardens to even the Torpedo Factory.

4- Gravelly Point – The park and picnic haven next to National Airport is a fantastic place in general. You’re on the banks of the Potomac River and you can watch planes depart and arrive just over your head. The planes can create quite dramatic photos.

Wolf Trap – If the performing arts are your cup of tea, Wolf Trap is a great place to bring that into your celebratory photos. This national park has lots of land and a number of different venues to serve as your woodsy backdrop.

Air Force Memorial –  With this memorial’s swooping metal bars that stretch out to the sky, this is another quite dramatic location to take your photos. The shine and gleam can work to your advantage to reflect or contrast with the sky.

Navy-Merchant Marine Memorial – One of my favorite memorials in the DMV, this one featured waves and seagulls and is nice for those of you longing to be at the beach. This nautical statue is the closest to feeling like you’re on the beach in the DC area.

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