The Enid A. Haupt Garden is one of the best venues for a spring couples session, engagement photos, or a DC elopement. With its springtime blooms and vibrant colors, it is a cheerful, dreamy location.  Check out to see if the Enid A. Haupt Garden is a perfect fit for your photoshoot or elopement in this blog post! (Spoiler alert: I think you’re going to love it!)

Why You Should Visit the Enid A. Haupt Garden for Your Photoshoot in the Spring

The gardens itself is a Victorian-style garden. It’s gorgeous year round, but it really comes alive in the spring. The magnolias usually bloom a few weeks before the famous Cherry Blossoms (a different type of flower that bloom every year in DC). Thousands of people visit the city every year to see the flowers! For springtime engagement photos or couple photos, this venue feels like you’re walking into a romantic European garden with its beautiful blooms and fresh aromas.

Laurel and Justin’s Enid A. Haupt Garden Couples Session

Laurel and Justin had such a great time on a Sunday morning surrounded by the magnolias. They spent their time enjoying one another’s company as they explored the gardens during their couples session. Laurel wanted to show off a unique sense of style with her outfit, and they had a blast seeing DC in the spring with these magnificent flowers. Instead of only visiting the Smithsonian Castle for their session, they made a whole day trip out of it! 

Juliana Wall Photography | Washington DC & Virginia Elopement Photographer

Discover more couples photography from this Endid A. Haupt Garden couples session below to see if you can imagine your photoshoot here. Do you want a springtime photoshoot or elopement surrounded by these flowers? 

Want a photoshoot at Endid A. Haupt Garden and love my style of photography? I would love to capture your love story and document the adventures of your day! You can learn more about my couples and elopement photography here

What Your DC Elopement Could Look Like at Smithsonian Castle

The Smithsonian Castle isn’t just a great location for couples photos. The MoonGate Garden is perfect for unique photos and elopement ceremonies! It has a beautiful pond with pathways around the water to make for great photos with the castle in the background. Doesn’t it look incredible?

For your DC elopement, you could have an intimate garden elopement ceremony (you can even officiate your own ceremony! Learn more here) surrounded by the spring blooms as you enjoy the pleasant weather. 

Then, you can spend your day exploring Washington DC and celebrating your marriage with other fun activities! You could visit the art museums, go on a boat tour on the Potomac, enjoy a luxury picnic or a rooftop bar, visit the iconic DC locations, and so much more. For more creative DC elopement ideas, check out this blog post!

Extra Tips and Resources for Planning Your DC Engagement Photos or Elopement

  • The Smithsonian Castle is a public space, so there will be people out and about, but as always with DC, weekdays will be a lot better than weekends for minimal crowds. 
  • The early morning is typically less crowded than the afternoon. This works great for the gardens as they are open from dawn to dusk!
  • In the spring, DC tends to be very crowded. Starting in March when things begin to bloom all the way until the end of Cherry Blossom festival in mid-April. Again, early morning weekdays are your best friends for springtime photos. 
  • You can self-officiate your elopement in Washington DC! I briefly mentioned this earlier, but this one of the many reasons DC the perfect destination elopement location. Discover how this could work for your elopement here
  • All of my blog posts are dedicated to supporting you with bringing to life the elopement or photoshoot you are envisioning. Check out the free elopement planning resources, photography tips, DC elopement ideas, and more on the blog.
  • If you’re searching for a DC wedding photographer, I understand that it’s not just about beautiful photos – it’s about planning and capturing an experience that’s uniquely you. I would love to capture your special day! You can book a free consultation with me here.

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