Virginia

Best Washington, D.C, Maryland, Virginia + Pennsylvania Wedding Venues

We get asked all the time, "What is your favorite venue you've ever shot at?" Well, we simply cannot pick a favorite! Our job takes us all over the country and there are so many amazing venues we've had the privilege of shooting at. Maybe one day I'll write a post about my favorite venues across the the country, but today we are sharing with you our favorite "local" wedding venues! If you're still looking for that perfect spot to get married, this blog post is for you. 

Washington, D.C

Fathom Gallery, City Club of Washington,Ronald Regan Building

Fathom Gallery  - The most gorgeous rooftop to get married on in the D.C area! Perfect for smaller sized weddings!
Fathom Gallery - The most gorgeous rooftop to get married on in the D.C area! Perfect for smaller sized weddings!
The Ronald Regan Building  - If you want a D.C style wedding, this venue is for you! The reception hall is filled with natural light and the outdoor courtyard makes the perfect backdrop for bridal portraits.
The Ronald Regan Building - If you want a D.C style wedding, this venue is for you! The reception hall is filled with natural light and the outdoor courtyard makes the perfect backdrop for bridal portraits.
City Club of Washington  - I kicked off my 2018 wedding season here and I'm so glad that I did. There's so much natural light at this venue and a gorgeous staircase to walk down to meet your husband-to-be.
City Club of Washington - I kicked off my 2018 wedding season here and I'm so glad that I did. There's so much natural light at this venue and a gorgeous staircase to walk down to meet your husband-to-be.
The Cylburn Arboretum  - gorgeous inside and out! Clyburn's grounds are well kept and make a wonderful location for outdoor ceremonies + receptions. The getting ready space is beautiful too!
The Cylburn Arboretum - gorgeous inside and out! Clyburn's grounds are well kept and make a wonderful location for outdoor ceremonies + receptions. The getting ready space is beautiful too!
The Cylburn Arboretum
The Cylburn Arboretum
The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club  - what a stunning venue this is! It has beautiful views of the water, a private beach and a gorgeous reception hall.
The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club - what a stunning venue this is! It has beautiful views of the water, a private beach and a gorgeous reception hall.
The Elkridge Furnace Inn  - Perfect for smaller, more intimate weddings!
The Elkridge Furnace Inn - Perfect for smaller, more intimate weddings!
Dulany's Overlook  - Through and through this venue is beautiful! It stands out because it has gorgeous on-site getting ready rooms, great outdoor ceremony options and a super cool barn to party all night long! There are endless photo opportunities here too!
Dulany's Overlook - Through and through this venue is beautiful! It stands out because it has gorgeous on-site getting ready rooms, great outdoor ceremony options and a super cool barn to party all night long! There are endless photo opportunities here too!
The Inn at Vint Hill  - One of the dreamiest venues in Northern, VA!
The Inn at Vint Hill - One of the dreamiest venues in Northern, VA!
The Hermitage Museum and Gardens  - Oh my goodness, this venue is about as picturesque as it gets. Get married under a massive tree. Have your first dance on this beautiful patio under string lights. And enjoy the sunset over the water right next to your reception. Look no further for a wonderful Virginia venue!
The Hermitage Museum and Gardens - Oh my goodness, this venue is about as picturesque as it gets. Get married under a massive tree. Have your first dance on this beautiful patio under string lights. And enjoy the sunset over the water right next to your reception. Look no further for a wonderful Virginia venue!
Breaux Vineyards  - Get married among the vines in the Shenandoah Valley and dance the night away in their beautiful reception hall! This is a hidden gem in Purcellville, VA.
Breaux Vineyards - Get married among the vines in the Shenandoah Valley and dance the night away in their beautiful reception hall! This is a hidden gem in Purcellville, VA.
The Morris Arboretum  - This venue is the bohemian bride's dream! Do your portraits in their greenhouse or in the rose garden and enjoy cocktail hour in the treehouse! This is the best wedding venue in PA!
The Morris Arboretum - This venue is the bohemian bride's dream! Do your portraits in their greenhouse or in the rose garden and enjoy cocktail hour in the treehouse! This is the best wedding venue in PA!
Appleford Estate  - An old greenhouse, beautiful gardens and an amazing outdoor patio! Appleford has it all and I highly recommend this venue! The historic building is way cute too.
Appleford Estate - An old greenhouse, beautiful gardens and an amazing outdoor patio! Appleford has it all and I highly recommend this venue! The historic building is way cute too.
The Barn at Silverstone  - Dang, I love this place! Enjoy numerous backdrops such as weeping willows, corn fields and a silo. The barn is upscale and a gorgeous place to host your reception!
The Barn at Silverstone - Dang, I love this place! Enjoy numerous backdrops such as weeping willows, corn fields and a silo. The barn is upscale and a gorgeous place to host your reception!

Backyard weddings 

Also always a good option! Near or far, I'm always down to shoot a backyard wedding! 

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I hope this was helpful! 

When planning your wedding it's important to remember that everything should be unique to you as a couple. Finding the perfect venue, photographer and vendor team to enhance the love you have for one another as naturally as possible is what you should look for. 

Mickayla + Griffin | Sky Meadows State Park Elopement

This blog post is an exciting one. This past weekend my dear friend Sarah, the babe who runs Sarah Brookhart Photography, and myself (Erin) hosted our very first workshop, The Meraki Workshop. Meraki means putting your entire heart and soul into something which is exactly how Sarah and I both run our businesses. It was truly an honor and privilege to work alongside her teaching six awesome women some tricks of the trade. We rented a sweet Airbnb just a block from Union Market (yummy food galore) and lucked out with some of the best weather we've had in months. While majority of the weekend we covered important topics like branding, SEO + more, we also had two styled shoots up our sleeves. The first being Saturday evening's: a boho styled elopement at Sky Meadows State Park in Virginia and the second being Sunday morning's: a cozy in-home session in a beautiful Breather space. 

Mickayla + Griffin, our gorgeous couple for the evening, drove all the way from Pittsburgh (what, right? they're the sweetest!) and didn't at all mind having six cameras in their face. They were such troopers running around and getting in and out of poses for all these crazy photographers. Mickayla wore a beautiful flower crown made by the babes at Ash to Oak Floral Artistry and had a stunning bouquet to match. And the biggest thanks to Kristin Mastrangeo for putting her makeup goddess touch on Mickayla, naturally beautiful, but super stunning with the boho inspired look Kristin came up with! 

The rolling hills of Sky Meadows State Park made the perfect backdrop for this bohemian golden hour sunset. I'm so grateful to everyone who made this weekend possible, my partner in workshop crime Sarah and the ladies who attended. I can hardly wait to see everyone's photos from the weekend and can't wait to share in a future blog post Sunday's snuggly images. 

Now that I've written a book, scroll and enjoy! 

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Vendors + Stuff

Workshop: The Meraki Workshop

Styled by: Myself +Sarah Brookhart Photography

Hair + Makeup: Kristin Mastrangeo

Florals: Ash to Oak Floral Artistry

Dress: Lulu's