Five Places to Take Photos in RVA

You've got some killer new spring fashions. You're anxious to get out in the spring weather and embrace the new season. It's time to take your photo game up a few notches. Maybe you're preparing for an engagement session or perhaps you've got a girls get together you need to do up right!

We think the Richmond area is a gorgeous place to live. With its vibrant arts scene, river-centric culture, and old history, there is a spot for every photo goal you have. Here are a few of our favorites:

 richmond murals

1. The Bus Depot (2501 W. Cary St.)

While there are murals all over the artsy city, you won't find more in one place than at the old GRTC Bus Depot. You can find any color scheme or pattern to match your outfit here in just a short walk from one side to the other. Better hurry up, we hear it's going to be changing soon!

Photo by Richmond.com

libby hill park

2. Libby Hill Park (2801 E. Franklin Street)

There is no better place to view the city than from Libby Hill Park. You can see the elements of nature and industry collide in this cityscape. We recommend finding your way when the sun goes down. The light is soft and just right for an ethereal photo. Watch out for all the yogis who practice out here regularly!

Photo by Church Hill People's News.

whisk bakery

3. Whisk (2100 E. Main Street)

Take your camera time indoors to the Instagram coffee shop of your dreams. White and marble table tops, macaroons, and latte art will all make your inner fashion blogger squeal. The local bakery and coffee spot has a changing rainbow of pastries every day and a quiet intimate atmosphere for those sweet moments you want to capture. 

Photo by Petite Modern Blog.

university of richmond

4. University of Richmond (28 Westhampton Way)

This gorgeous Hogwarts-like spot is a hidden scenic gem in Richmond. From a Greek Amphitheater to private gardens to a gorgeous pond (known as Westhampton Lake), you really can't go wrong. During the spring, it is in full bloom. Choose weekend mornings for a quieter time. We promise you'll feel peaceful, as long as it doesn't bring up bad memories of final exams for you. The University of Richmond campus is open to the public. 

Photo from Glass Door.

richmond flood wall

5. The Flood Wall/Canal Walk (Downtown area along the James River)

Neat industrial lines will frame your photos and add depth. They are created by the canal, giant locks, and intertwined freeways.  You can still find softer scenery thanks to the flowing water through the canal, lush flower beds, and ample views of the sky. Along the way, splashes of color will invite you in from the many murals stamped along this walk way.

Photo from Parachute.

We've made it a goal of ours to visit some of these beautiful and photogenic locales to capture all the beauty this great city has to offer. We recently made our way out to the Canal Walk to shoot some Sweetest Stitch new arrivals.

On The Line Dress

Some other fun RVA destinations we've done photo shoots include Byrd Park and Main Street Station. Where is your favorite place to take photos in RVA? Let us know in the comments below!

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