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November 22, 2021

Salubria Virginia | Photoshoot Locations

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Salubria Virginia is one of the most romantic locations for a photoshoot in the Washington DC and Northern VA area. Salubria is an 18th century Georgian-style manor located in Stevensburg, Virginia, not a far drive from Washington DC. It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places, so it speaks to my old-world heart!

Washington DC Maternity Photographer | Woman sits in window at Salubria Virginia

I list it as one of my favorite locations for a photoshoot in the DC area because although barren, Salubria offers a European flair for your session. It is actually one of the only indoor locations I recommend. The inside has romantic tall windows, so there is plenty of light for an afternoon session.

Maternity session in Northern Virginia at Salubria

The manor appears rather rustic from the outside, almost resembling a manor in romantic ruins. The inside is empty and does not have any furniture. This creates a clean palette for your session.

Maternity session at Salubria in Northern Virginia by DC Maternity Photographer Marie Elizabeth Photography

However, don’t let this stop you from having your dream session at Salubria! Perfect for a maternity or motherhood session, Salubria’s French blue walls will take out back to the 18th century and allow for an ethereal feel. I adore the simplicity of it, actually! You can also choose to incorporate some rental pieces or florals to accent your session. The tall windows allow ample light to flow in, creating a heavenly glow.

Plan your old-world session at Salubria Virginia…

Romantic maternity portrait | Pregnant woman stands with her hand on her back and belly during her DC maternity session

Salubria does require a permit, but the permit provides you access to the property for two hours. You don’t need to worry about other people or crowds.

I loved the opportunity to play with directional light below in one of the western-facing rooms.

Washington DC Maternity | Woman kneels in front of the window, holding her belly
Direct light hits a woman's pregnant belly during her maternity session in Northern Virginia

For this romantic maternity session at Salubria Virginia, the expecting mother wore a stunning gown. We chose to keep the focus on her, so we did not include any extra florals or rentals. And look how gorgeous it turned out!

I hope you consider Salubria in Virginia for your maternity or motherhood session!

Marie Elizabeth Photography | Northern VA Maternity, Newborn, and Family Photographer

Marie Elizabeth Photography specializes in fine art Maternity, Newborn, and Family Photography based out of Washington, D.C. She also serves the areas of Arlington, Alexandria, McLean, Falls Church, Vienna, Bethesda, Potomac, Chevy Chase, Kensington, Silver Spring, College Park, and Riverdale Park. 

It is always an honor to serve as your Northern VA Family Photographer. I provide a custom, luxurious experience to lead you every step of the way, beginning with a planning guide to make you feel confident and prepared, a consultation to achieve your portrait goals, a client wardrobe, hair and make-up artists, and finally, artwork to adorn your walls and preserve your memories forever. Let me be a part of your story today.

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