Cherry Blossom Photos at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

As an engagement photographer in Virginia, it will come as no surprise that cherry blossom season is madness! When Heather contacted me about doing their engagement photos at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, I was really excited to work in a peaceful environment compared to the Tidal Basin.

Plan your session at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

I love Virginia for engagement sessions because it offers a lot of outdoor locations (Did I write a blog about it? Yes, you bet I did! “Check out 10 Outdoor Engagement Photo Locations in Northern Virginia”). Meadowlark Botanical Gardens is one of a kind, and that’s why you need to know a few things before planning your engagement session there:

  1. Let’s talk cost. You need to obtain a permit by contacting the park ahead of time. It will cost you about $50, which allows you to be there for an hour with your photographer (I have to wear a badge). You also still have to pay for three entrances ($18) to enter the garden.

  2. If you are planning to go during the spring/fall peak blossom or foliage season, do not schedule your session on a weekend. This place is very popular and can get a little crazy.

  3. Map out your location before going, as the park is quite big, and one hour goes by really fast!

I book March months in advance because everybody wants their engagement photos to look dreamy. I get it, DC Cherry Blossom is one of a kind! What’s also important is to find a location that is not as crowded as the Tidal Basin. That’s why I wrote a list of the “8 Best Cherry Blossom Locations in DC Apart from the Tidal Basin”.

If you are looking for a creative and artistic engagement photographer, you can check out my engagement services and inquire from there!


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