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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