Where To take Pictures in Washington, DC
The Culture House
The Culture House is a little hidden gem for a photoshoot. It's a Church at 700 Delaware Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024. It's been painted and there are dozens of different corners that provide totally different looks for your photoshoot. It's been closed due to COVID but at some point, you might actually be able to go inside the church again. It is definitely one of the more unique places on this list. Honestly your photos will be perfect!
Georgetown is one of the best places to visit in DC - not just for photos. It has great restaurants and amazing shopping experiences. The energy on M Street is infectious! Georgetown has fun walls, beautiful views, and cute, trendy restaurants... all perfect for photos. Whenever I go to Georgetown, I just walk around and find cute photo opportunities on every block.
The National Mall
The National Mall has important and historic monuments. Most are aesthetic and white but also historic so you get to learn while taking pictures. If you angle certain pictures right, you can capture other monuments in your photos and/or just phenomenal views.
City Center DC
City Center DC has a great Palmer Alley with a ceiling. They change it up a lot so sometimes it has beach balls, other times it has flowers, lanterns, and so on! Always a perfect place for Instagram photos.
Union Market also has ton of photo opportunities and food places. They have these cute little steps where every step you take are different words so the more you walk up the more you get inspired. You can also sit on the top of the steps and get a picture of the whole message. Super fun picture idea!
Coconut Club is a super aesthetic restaurant. It is light green on the outside which goes perfect with the sage green trend happening currently. On the inside are colorful palm tree wall decor for fun mural pictures. And the food is super aesthetic as well.
Toolbox Pilates is a workout and photoshoot in one. You can get your workout in and then take some super aesthetic photos. The whole place is very wooden with beautiful lighting all throughout the place. They also have some super cool stairs you can take photos at!
Harlot is how I want to decorate my next apartment. There are beautiful seashell chairs, fun yellow benches, blue walls, and plant decor. Its super colorful and unique, plus you can get a drink while you're there.
Artechouse is similar to the Miami Selfie Museum and the Van Gogh Exhibit in Florida. There are multiple rooms full of different photo opportunities. It does cost to get in but it's so worth it. Seriously is the perfect date idea too!
Porch of the DAR Building
The Porch of the DAR Building has the perfect view of the Washington Monument. It's not the most well--known picture place but once you find it, you realize that it's the perfect sight of the Washington Monument and the it's surrounded by trees. Truly beautiful!
The Lincoln Memorial is probably the best monument for photos because of it's beautiful white architecture and the fact that you can see both the reflection pond and the Washington Monument in the background.
The Reflection Pond, if you couldn't tell, reflects the sight of what's above it or if you angle it, what ever is at that angle. So if you angle it right you can get a picture with the reflection pond, reflecting the Washington Monument.
When the Cherry Blossoms are at it's peak, it is the most beautiful photo experience. All pink and flowery. Perfect for anyone with a cottagecore style. The blossoms are at their peak most of the time between the last week of March and the first week of April. At peak means that 70% of the Cherry Blossoms are in bloom.
The Supreme Court of the United States
The Supreme Court s is actually where I had my first photoshoot with a photographer ever! It's super underrated which kind of makes it better because no one is taking pictures there. Your pictures are one-of-a-kind. The stairs are my favorite place to take pictures when I am there. Also if you go on a weekend, as long as there isn't a protest, there is free parking right there. SCOTUS is located at 1 First St NE, Washington, DC 20543.
The Love Wall is a super fun and colorful wall. It also represents supporting love for everyone. So take one photos while also showing your support for the LGBTQ+ community! It's located at 924 Rear N St NW Washington, DC 20001.
The Dumbarton Oaks is another underrated photo location. It has beautiful greenery, also perfect for a cottagecore photoshoot. There is this beautiful fig vine in the greenhouse and the entire greenhouse is overall just beautiful.
The Mansion on O Street
The Mansion on O Street is a fun experience and a fun photo experience. There are so many pop culture and historic memorabilia at this museum. Plus there are 70 secret doors at the museum and trust me when I say they are hard to find. It's very fun trying though. I think we found 15. There are lots of vintage items you can purchase. You can hold meetings and events there as well. It costs to get in but the money goes to charity so it's worth every penny. Get some history and walk away with some amazing photos and donate to good causes. It's a win, win, win!
There are tons of murals all around DC but one of my favorites is the Watermelon Wall. It gives me very much Harry Styles vibes and the colors are just everything. It's located at 1112 Q St NW, Washington, DC 20009
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