5 Great Spots to Capture Your Spring Memories in Coastal Virginia

March 17, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Coastal Virginia exemplifies a four-season area. With each season renewed, beauty astounds residents and vacationers. One of the top questions a photographer is asked is WHERE can I get the best photos? We never tire of that question because when we give suggestions all factors encompass those recommendations. Does that mean we do not want a client to say I want my session here! Absolutely not! We strive to provide clients with exemplary photography experiences but when a client doesn’t have an idea or specific location in mind you often receive the photographer's best-found secrets!

No full secret locations will be shared here today … sorry that’s for clients ONLY! But I will share some great locations in the Hampton Roads and Coastal Virginia area that checks all the boxes crosses all the t’s and dots all the i’s for Spring Photography Sessions!


  1. Let’s start with a GREAT well-known goodie but HAS to be mentioned! The Cherry Blossoms at Red Wing Park. This is what we call a LIMITED OPPORTUNITY! Limited not because we are using a marketing ploy for you to BUY NOW! Limited meaning the trees decide when, for how long, where, and sometimes just plain so NO! Yep! It happens sometimes, more so the wind says HA Not this year photographer! The prime season of Cherry blossoms is a PACKED house meaning MANY MANY other Hampton Roads families, Seniors, Expecting Mommas and pets will be there with you on your photography session, but I do have a hand full of suggestions to capture the moment of Blooms with fewer lookers-on! Cherry Blossoms In Virginia BeachCherry Blossoms In Virginia BeachOn Location Photography Session at Red Wing Park Cherry Blossoms
  2. Now anyone that subscribes to my Newsletter knows I have two FAV Months for beach photography… April and October. Each month on my FAVS list acquired its own reasoning but they are definitely the month to plan your beach photography session in Coastal Virginia. I won’t bore you with the reasons… but Humidity MAY top the list. So Number 2 & Number 3 are beach favorites of mine for the Spring. First is Lynnhaven Beach. Why does it make the list… Less crowded, easy walk (if you know where to park), and dreamy view! Great for families with little ones too…. No big waves to take a toddler down in the middle of a session. Don’t laugh people… THAT CAN HAPPEN!
  3. So on to our 3rd location and 2nd beach… Hampton … yes I said it Hampton. Why Hampton? Rocks people! I love the looks of rocks at the beach and if you do too then I have the place for beach photography for you! Again, this one touches on easy walking too, and is such a great option for those on the Peninsula. Who loves the HRBT on a Saturday!  Beach Engagement Session Hampton, VirginiaBeach Engagement Session Hampton, Virginia
  4. Now our 4th location is a little broader as there are LOTS and LOTS but not all are created equal and that’s our wonderful public farms. Don’t forget that word PUBLIC! Don’t think just because a farm has a wonderful, dreamy backdrop it is at your photographer’s disposal. Not all locations that are beautiful allow professional photographers but the list I compiled is quite extensive. Let me take you out to the farm and create EPIC photography experiences for lifetime memories.
  5. The 5th Top Location is the BEST and the BEST comes with a Fee. Norfolk Botanical Gardens offers extensive beauty and this beauty comes with a Cost. The professional photography fee is worth the cost but if you are being budget friendly this one may not be for you. However, I strongly suggest when you have a monumental moment to commemorate consider this local beauty.

Five spots, all lovely, how do you choose? This is where I help! Let’s chat! I compile your list of likes, wants, and personality to custom design a short list of 3 locations for you to make a decision which is YOU. These are your memories. You are the participant I am the observer capturing them. 


As always YOU make me HAPPY when YOU choose When Skies Are Grey Photography, Media, & Designs by Denise! They say a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Let Me Get YOU a Thousand Memories!

Denise Powers, is a professional freelance photographer, commercial photographer, pet photographer, copywriter, and brand specialist based in Chesapeake, Virginia.

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