Today, my friend, Dani, and I went to the State Arboretum of Virginia, which resides near Boyce, VA. There's this beautiful piece of land about 15 minutes from my home and I had no idea. I saw a photographer friend post something on Facebook about going there and I had to check it out. I have consistently researched areas near me to photograph and it never came up. So, I had to scope it out today to see how wonderful it was. It. Was. Amazing.

An arboretum is like a state park. It's open to the public and you're free to roam anywhere you want. It's open from dawn to dusk and did I mention completely open? I'm going to be going to this place very often and I can't wait to shoot some engagement shots here. It's perfect for engagements, weddings, or couples in general. It's a very romantic spot. It's very serene and soothing. I highly recommend you check it out.


Taneisha Marie Photography specializes in portrait, fashion, engagement and wedding photography in Winchester, Virginia and surrounding areas including but not limited to Martinsburg, West Virginia and Washington, DC.