I’m so glad (and honored!) that you’re here! Today’s post is part 2 of this little idea I’m calling my “Yes!” list – a list of photography-related opportunities I would love to say “YES!” to, as my little business continues to grow. (If you missed last week’s post with 5 types of sessions/events I would love to say “yes” to, you can check it out here!)
While last week’s post was all about certain types of sessions/events that have really been on my heart lately, this week’s post is going to highlight specific locations that I haven’t yet had an opportunity to shoot at, but that I know would make super dreamy session/event locations! So, if we’ve got a session on the books (or you’re thinking about booking one) but have no idea where you might want to have it, today’s post might just inspire you!
It might be a bit much to try to hit all of these in one session, but I think pairing two of them together would make for the perfect downtown/urban session location! The Market District has that old city-street feel that any downtown session should have – so I could totally see pairing the Market District with Center in the Square for a session with a sleek, modern edge! Or, choosing to highlight the Market District alongside Hotel Roanoke would offer more of a classic, upscale setting! I haven’t photographed many sessions with a downtown feel, but I would absolutely love to – and I think downtown Roanoke would be the perfect setting for it!
So I have a confession to make: although I haven’t photographed a session here myself, my talented friend Kaitlyn Phipps photographed an anniversary session for me and Jason here last summer, and I have wanted to shoot a session here ever since! I mean, how can you go wrong with those mountains behind that water, am I right?!
Oh my goodness, this place is gorgeous!! Wikipedia calls it an “Italian Renaissance Revival Villa” – built in the early 1900’s, with a beautiful white marble exterior and grand archways and staircases, it is actually on the National Register of Historic Places! It is absolutely stunning – but don’t just take my word for it. Take a peek at this styled anniversary session at Swannanoa, by Katelyn James Photography! Isn’t this just the most beautiful old-world setting for an engagement, newlywed, or anniversary session with a little bit of luxurious European flair?! GAH! ALL the heart eyes!
Jason and I visited Williamsburg last October for my birthday, and while we were there, we took a little drive down the road to Yorktown Beach. The beach itself (along the intracoastal waterway) had a natural, serene beauty, and the quaint little downtown square was absolutely adorable. This would be a perfect setting for a relaxed session with a small-town coastal feel!
This one is a little bit of a stretch, but y’all – if it worked out?! I would have to PINCH myself! The more we visit the low country, the more I fall in love with it. Both of these cities are so quintessentially Southern, and they are just brimming with history and charm (and live oaks draped in Spanish moss). I mean, really, need I say more? Jason and I are actually going to visit Savannah for the first time this September (eeeep!) and I cannot WAIT to wander the streets (and Forsynth Park!) and take it all in!
If you’ve hung around to the end of this post – thank you!! I would love to know which of these locations sounds the dreamiest to you – leave me a comment and let me know! Or, if there’s a location that isn’t on my list but should be – tell me about it!! I am always up for discovering and exploring someplace new!
Happy Wednesday, friends!!