Maternity Photos at Brookside Gardens in Silver Spring Maryland

Best place to take maternity photos in Washington DC - DMV Area

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Finding a place to take charming photos in Washington, D.C. can be frustrating. Weather it is a family reunion, engagement or maternity session I usually take my clients' photos at Brookside Gardens in Silver Spring.  Why?

1. Natural beauty!
2. You can be creative. 
3. There is a multitude of scenic backgrounds. Included in the gardens are several distinct areas: Aquatic Garden, Azalea Garden, Butterfly Garden, Children’s Garden, Rose Garden, Japanese Style Garden, Trial Garden, Rain Garden, and the Woodland Walk. The Formal Gardens areas include a Perennial Garden, Yew Garden, the Maple Terrace, and Fragrance Garden. Brookside Gardens also features two conservatories for year-round enjoyment.
4. Abundant and hassle free parking
5. One of the biggest gardens in DC.
6. Great lighting
7. Photography friendly


  • Never too crowded.
  • Free parking.
  • Admission is free to the gardens.
  • Secure.
  • Family friendly


  • Getting a photography permit takes about a week. (
  • No pets allowed (exception of service animals)
  • Frisbees, bicycles, skateboards, scooters, roller blades, balls, skates, skis, sleds, and recreational and athletic equipment are not allowed