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Northern Virginia Photo Locations: Aldie Mill Historic Park in Aldie, VA

Finding a location for your family photos in Northern Virginia means having a wide variety of options to choose from. Let Aldie Mill Historic Park be the perfect option for your family photo session.

Located in Loudoun County, Aldie Mill is a short drive from Gainesville, Leesburg, and South Riding.

Aldie Mill near Middleburg, Virginia

Aldie Mill has been a wonderful spot for family photos over the year. I've found that this location looks great in any season, even for winter photos!

The best part is the amount of variety you can capture with a very small footprint. There's the mill, of course, with painted blue stairs, a brick terrace, and the actual mill on the back of the building. Plus, neighboring properties have a white shed with a rustic wooden door and blooming gardens that make for lovely details in the background.

Have concerns about mobility? Parking is located right across from where we take photos and the mill's footprint is small. Minimal walking is required to get maximum variety.

As you scroll through this post, you'll find examples of Aldie Mill throughout Virginia's beautiful seasons.

When to Take Photos at Aldie Mill in Loudoun County

Aldie Mill takes the cake with session timing. I've personally enjoyed taking photos there in the morning and in the evenings. The sun stays behind the building throughout the day, making the entire property great for photos. If you've cruised through the post about Silver Lake, then you know I prefer to keep the sun behind you or to the side of you for the best lighting.

If you're considering Aldie Mill, then the best times to start your session are either ~2 hours after sunrise or two hours before sunset. Mid-day can be suitable for photos, especially if that works best for littles in your family, but I would always suggest the morning or evening timeframe.

Examples of Family Photos Taken at Historic Aldie Mill in Northern Virginia

Spring - Late March through May

Summer - June through August

Fall - September through November

Winter - December through Early March


About Emily Marcella Photography

Emily Marcella Photography is a Northern Virginia Maternity and Newborn Photographer providing simply classic photography to capture your growing family.

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