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Roanoke and its surrounding areas are one the best places in southwestern Virginia for engagement photos. You can find everything – gardens to industrial/urban backdrops to mountain views to waterfalls – all within an hour of the city.  Below I’ve listed ten places that would be stunning backdrops for engagement photos near Roanoke. Some will […]

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Hanging Rock Overlook Trail | Roanoke Engagement Photography Location

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Hanging Rock Overlook Trail is a little-known trail almost exactly equidistant from Roanoke, Virginia, and Lewisburg, West Virginia. The overlook is only about a half mile from the parking area and it’s a very easy half mile. There is almost no elevation change.  But as of midsummer 2022, the trail could use a little maintenance […]

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Frazier Discovery Trail Adventure Engagement Session

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    Spring generally starts showing its face in earnest by early April around here. At lower elevations like the cities of Charlottesville or Harrisonburg, by the middle of March some trees are starting to bud and early flowers bloom, but in the mountains it is still very much winter and bare.  Fortunately the Blue […]

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Skyline Drive Engagement Session

Engagement Session Inspo

If you want epic mountain views, but aren’t big hikers (or are worried about makeup melting off in the summer heat), a Skyline Drive or Blue Ridge Parkway tour is definitely the way to go.  A tour is basically my term for when we tackle a section of Skyline Drive or the Blue Ridge Parkway […]

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Annie + Ben’s Skyline Drive Engagement Session

Lifestyle

The vast majority of my hiking engagement sessions or couples adventure shoots start either on Skyline Drive or the Blue Ridge Parkway. Skyline Drive is a 105-mile road that runs the length of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. It starts in the north at Front Royal and ends at Rockfish Gap in the south, which […]

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Mary’s Rock Engagement Session

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Shenandoah National Park is full of beautiful hikes, but Mary’s Rock is one of my favorites. It’s beautiful for both sunrise and sunset, but you don’t have to get on Skyline Drive or the Blue Ridge Parkway to access it so it’s a great option for late fall-early spring engagement or couples sessions. (Skyline Drive […]

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Little Stony Man Engagement Session

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Blue Ridge Parkway Engagement Session | Charlottesville, Virginia | Charlottesville Wedding Photographer

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The central district of Skyline Drive is my jam — I know it intimately and so it’s where I take most of my couples for engagement sessions. But in the winter, Skyline Drive closes often for snow and ice, while next door Blue Ridge Parkway can be open. So I always warn my winter/early spring […]

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