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Spring engagement portraits at VMFA & Libby Hill in Richmond, Virginia. Photographed by Virginia wedding photographer Heather Dodge

Richmond Engagement Session Locations | VMFA & Libby Hill Spring Portraits

A spring throwback to two of my absolute favorite photoshoots locations in Richmond, Virginia. There is no shortage of hidden outdoor gems around the city. Which makes Richmond the perfect place to include your dogs in your engagement photos. For Sarah and Erics portrait session we started at at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts […]

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Kennedy Center Date Night Engagement Session | Virginia Wedding Photographer

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Planning an engagement session in DC can be picturesque and historic, but requires a lot of extra logistics. It can feel impossible to navigate the crowded backgrounds, tourist attractions, and permit processes. As a Richmond and Central Virginia wedding photographer, more than half of my couples opt for secluded weddings in the mountains, but want […]

Richmond engagement session location at Belle Isle Park

The Top 5 Waterfront Engagement Session Locations in Richmond | Virginia Wedding Photographer

When it comes to planning an engagement session, choosing the perfect location that fits your style is key. If you’re in Richmond, Virginia, you’re in luck because this city offers a plethora of stunning backdrops for your portraits. I’ve had so many couples through the years searching for the perfect waterfront backdrop. Luckily with the […]

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Foggy Lakeside Engagement Session | Richmond Wedding Photographer

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One of my most special engagement sessions of the year. The foggy lakeside engagement with Kate and Conner in the outskirts of Richmond was the perfect intimate way to celebrate their engagement. The resilience award of the year goes to this incredible couple. With their wedding over a year away we started to plan their […]

Intimate City Engagement in Georgetown | Southern Virginia Wedding Photographer

An inside look at the most dreamy Georgetown engagement session on the crowded city streets. This spring I got to meet up with Andrea and Hunter for an evening with the iconic Georgetown cobblestone streets and daydream worthy row homes. Their connection and playful affection was so contagious and I can’t wait to celebrate their […]

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Monument Avenue Engagement Session | Richmond Wedding Photographer

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City engagement sessions always require a creative set of poses and patience. I love the ability to document my couples with a sentimental backdrop, exploring the neighborhoods where their relationship first began. Monument Avenue, is a historic gem of row homes and foliage in downtown Richmond, Virginia. It’s a massively popular location choice, for good […]