mom and dad hold hands with mom looking back at dad during the family session by Leesburg, VA photographer

Choosing the perfect location for your session in Northern Virginia

Now that you have booked a session, the next thing is choosing a perfect location!  I prepared this guide choosing the perfect location for your session.  Northern Virginia offers the most beautiful and diverse locations to serve as the background for your outdoor sessions.  From the mountains to grass fields, vineyards, estates, rose gardens, waterfalls to cute little historic towns, and so much more.   

daughter kisses mom during a family session at the perfect location in Leesburg, VA   mom and daughter smell flowers during a family session at a perfect location in Leesburg, VA  mom and dad hold hands with mom looking back during a spring family session at a perfect location by Leesburg, VA photographer

Here is the list of my favorite locations for a photoshoot: Parks:
  1. Morven Park, Leesburg –
  2. Rust Sanctuary, Leesburg –
  3. Ida Lee Park, Leesburg 
  4. Rockwood Estate, Hamilton – has a barn
  5. Outlands Plantation, Leesburg – This location requires photographers to book a date to make sure there is availability.  If you want to choose this location, please let me know as soon as possible. 
  6. Red Rock Overlook, Leesburg  – has access to a river  
  7. Claude Moore Park, Sterling, VA – has a barn
  8. Great Falls Park, McLean, VA
  9. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VA
  10. Fields of Flowers A Pick Your Own Flower Farm  – Purcellville, VA – this farm operates from mid May to October, you can check them out here:

  1. Shenandoah National Park – My most favorite.  There are two spots that I really like. One of them is a grass field and the other is Tanner’s Ridge Overlook, which has the most amazing views of the mountains.  Important Note: This location is 2 hours away from Leesburg and will require an additional travel cost.  Another best thing about this location is that you can make a little getaway for your family and overnight at a local lodge.  The lodging accommodation if you decide to stay for overnight: Big Meadows Lodge, Skyland Resort, Shenandoah River Cabin, Boar’s Head Resort Highlights
  2. Bears Den, Bluemont, VA
Urban Feel
  1. Old Town Alexandria 
  2. Old Town Leesburg
 And of course, if you have a location that is not on this list, I am all down to check it out!   


My name is Ksenia and I am the photographer behind Bella Luna Photography, LLC located in Leesburg, VA. I am a mother of a boy and a girl, and a wife to a very supporting husband.

I’ve always been fascinated by the art of photography, especially portrait photography. It was something about looking into the person’s eyes and thinking about their stories. After our son was born, I realized how important it was for me to have professional photos taken of us, capturing our love, giggles and connection. That is why I decided to pursue a path in photography.