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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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McAfee’s Knob Engagement Session

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If you’re looking for an epic engagement session location, McAfee’s Knob will not disappoint. The summit boasts an iconic rocky ledge that is the most photographed place on the Appalachian Trail. With 270 degree views, McAfee’s Knob is stunning for both sunrise and sunset. But I highly recommend a weekday sunrise engagement session or elopement […]

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Best Engagement Session Locations Near Roanoke

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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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Bearfence Mountain Engagement Photoshoot

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Bearfence Mountain is one of the best places in Shenandoah National Park for your engagement photos. The hike is only about half a mile each way. The summit provides 360 degree views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s absolutely stunning for either sunrise or sunset. Unfortunately it’s also one of the most popular hikes in […]

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Blackrock Summit Engagement Photography

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Blackrock Summit is one of the best spots for engagement photography sessions in Shenandoah National Park. It’s only about half a mile from the parking area and is beautiful at either sunrise or sunset. The rocky summit features 360 degree views from the very top of the rocky overpass or you can walk down the […]

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Skyline Drive Engagement Session

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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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The Best Water-Based Locations for Engagement Photos in Virginia

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Virginia is known for its vistas in places like Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Mountains, but it also boasts lakes, rivers, watersheds and coastal shorelines.  Interested in Mountain Views instead? Check out this round-up.  So if waterside (or on the water) photos are more your style than mountains, this article is for you!  […]

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Sunrise Stony Man Engagement Session

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If you’ve never had your photograph taken professionally, the idea can be a little intimidating. You are investing a lot into the photographs, but like anything new, oftentimes people feel nervous about looking and feeling awkward, or about disliking the results.  Which is why I think engagement sessions should be an experience — not a […]

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