Norfolk Botanical Gardens
Gorgeous scenery spread out around the area, giving you a variety of looks
Sessions cost like $150 or something to use the space. BUT when you are a member you can get one session fee waived a year, and the family memberships around only around $100.
Studio HR (Virginia Beach)
Indoor AND outdoor location!
When we reserve the studio, we know that we will be the only people on the property
The outdoor space is limited (but we can totally make it work!)
You can expect an additional fee of around $100 to reserve the studio.
Norfolk Beach (Norfolk Oceanfront)
A versatile location, with sand and water, but also tall grass and trees!
Rocks on the beach
One time I saw a homeless guy peeing in the parking lot :/
Ft Monroe (Hampton VA)
Versatility! They have old buildings, gardens, trees, a beach, open fields, and even abandoned buildings (that we can’t go in, of course!)
Depending on the season and time that we go, there may be other people around. But this hasn’t been an issue yet!
During tourist season, the beaches will be busy and parking will be difficult
Without trees to block the light, I really only recommend doing sunrise or shoots here
Tall grass, water, trees!
I’m not super familiar with Williamsburg, so we may be stumbling around for a while!
Rows of cherry blossoms
During the limited time that the trees are in bloom, it is very packed with photographers!