Posted Sep 21, 2018
Fall provides an amazing natural backdrop for eye-catching photos. If you're looking to up your Insta game this year, head to one of these top spots in the Washington, D.C. area for a picture-perfect fall family photo op. Don't forget to tag photos of your family fun with #WhereKidsPlay for your chance to be featured!
1 Hyattsville Color Walls
The Hyattsville art district is an up and coming neighborhood near College Park, Maryland. The historic downtown area has been revitalized with walls of art that are fun and colorful. While not your traditional fall foliage background, if you are looking for something really unique with pops of color, this location is for you.
2 Frying Pan Farm Park
Get out of the city and head to Herndon, Virginia to take some photos at the kid-friendly Frying Pan Farm Park. The multiple barns, farm equipment, and great wide open spaces are perfect for a casual country-style family shoot.
3 Jones Point Park
In a quiet corner of Old Town Alexandria is an extraordinary park positioned right on the Potomac River. Stunning views of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and National Harbor make this waterfront location visually unique and will set you apart from other cookie cutter locations.
4 Library of Congress
Situated across from the Capitol Building, the Library of Congress has an impressive exterior with architectural accents in Italian Renaissance style. Picture perfect views of the Capitol Building (without all the tourists in the background) offer the ability to achieve a quintessential D.C. backdrop without the hassle of heading over to The National Mall.
5 Glen Echo Park
Just a few minutes from Northwest D.C., Glen Echo Park is an old fashioned amusement park, which currently focuses on art and kid-friendly cultural programs. Different backgrounds are abundant at this location. An antique carousel, stone castles, wooded paths, and colorful buildings ensure that your family photos will have tons of variety and charm.
~ Dottie Millwater, Guest Contributor
Dottie is a photographer and entrepreneur in the Washington, D.C. metro area. She specializes in on-location stylized maternity, child, and family photography. Please visit her website for more information and to book a session.
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