10 Best Spots for Washington, D.C. Wedding Photos

We asked real DC Knotties where their favorite local spots are to take engagement and wedding photos. Here are their answers!

"I love the downtown DC street photos you see a lot - you know the ones, the bride and groom standing either in the crosswalk, or on the sidewalk, with the cars and buildings in the background. They have such a great DC/city feel to them without standing in front of a monument." --LindsMullinix

"I love Old Town Alexandria. It is such a charming town with historical buildings, a beautiful waterfront area, and really nice colors on the street to take photos. We did engagement pictures there this past fall." --razdazzle

"I love Annapolis -- by the waterfront and downtown in front of the monuments for wedding pictures. The Jefferson and Lincoln are great. If you could get there just when the sun starts to go down and everything is illuminated-there is nothing else like it in the world and you don't get much more DC than that!" --dawnmhayden

"The National Arboretum. It has beautiful scenery in a natural setting. There are of course trees, but also azaleas in the spring. In the spring the trees are in bloom and look fabulous. Also, there are the columns from the old Capitol, which totally looks DC but is set up in a grassy field. It's just the perfect setting if you're looking for something more nature-oriented but still distinctly DC for your wedding pictures." --OFF

"The National Harbor, it's really nice by the water. And you can also take pictures behind Gaylord Hotel." --anastasia80

"I like wedding pictures by the Capitol. It gives you the DC feel. There's a lovely fountain for water shots, plus, you can get city/street shots in that area. To me, you can have it all." --PressMe

"If you are in the suburbs, Meadow Lark Botanical Gardens in Vienna is absolutely breathtaking in the spring. Likewise if you find yourself in Vienna, the downtown Church Street area has a small town feel with the old Freeman Store, W&OD Caboose, and many small shops with unique storefronts." --suzyq517

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