Great Family Photo Shoot Locations

Family photo shoots create memorable experiences and keepsakes. Choosing a location and a photographer can also accentuate that experience. Whether you are drawn to a more traditional backdrop or interested in a unique and off the beaten path locale, this is our guide to great family photo shoots.

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    Oatlands Historic House and Gardens has more than 415 acres of gardens, green lawns and historic architecture to serve as backdrop for beautiful family photos. 

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    Morven Park


    Morven Park similarly has a large historic home and beautiful gardens to provide secluded, beautiful settings for a family outing and picture-taking. 

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    Breaux Vineyards


    Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville offers an exquisite vineyard setting, both for its promontory view of the Blue Ridge and its French-styled tasting room. 

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    Shenandoah River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield


    The former golf-course turned ecological preserve by Shenandoah University still sports 18 "holes" worth of paved walking trails with views ranging from a perch high above the river to being enveloped by bluebells in the marshland. 

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    The George C. Marshall International Center


    The George C. Marshall house (Dodona Manor) is a great place to take photos on patriotic holidays, as there's usually a presentation of the colors plus the house and museum.