Some Of Our Favorite Locations To Shoot In | Armato Photography, Clarksburg Family and Portrait Photographers

We do the vast majority of our shooting on location. For headshots that can be in a clients home office, or a corporate office shooting a team of 20. For our families, engagements or seniors, this can be from the elegant Glenview Mansion in Rockville to the more rustic barns of Gaithersburg Agricultural Farm.

The best way to show why we love the Gaithersburg Agricultural Farm is to just let the photos do the talking. If you like open fields, gorgeous gardens and rustic hay filled barns, this is the spot! The best part is that so far, I’ve never run into large groups there. We’ve shot a small family-engagement and a separate engagement session there and just had an amazing time. End of the day when the sun is starting to get low is the best time to shoot here. As the sun goes through the trees the light is like magic!

Glenview Mansion is another favorite of ours. We’re suckers for stones and archways. This spot has several smaller areas that are all a bit different. The front of the mansion, the stone walkway and grand staircase on the side, with a fountain, and the small wooded area at the rear of the property. There are plenty of small intimate nooks for couples and plenty of open space to shoot large families, especially with kids!

We had the pleasure of traveling out of our area to meet a family in their neighborhood of Piney Orchard. We photographed their session in a small park area where we found some really lovely backdrops.

So these are just three of our favorite spots to travel to, our last spot we really enjoy shooting, OUR OWN HOME! We have two boys and have done the majority of our family portraits, right here in our house. We’d be happy to come to your home and capture your family or newborns in the comfort of your own home. If you’re just starting your family and very newborns, let us come to you. We have a small set up that allows to create GORGEOUS, timeless portraits right in your own home.

When you’re ready to create some timeless portraits of your growing family or 3 generations of family, give us a call and lets start creating something beautiful.

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For you camera tech folks, all of our digital images are shot with Nikon D610 and Nikon D4 with Nikon 85mm 1.8G 50mm 1.4D or 24-70 2.8. All of our film images are shot with a Hasslbad H1 and Kodak Portra 400 or Fuji 400H with an 80mm 2.8. I also shoot Nikon F100 35mm with the same films and add Ilford Hp5 or Koday Tmax 400 for black and white. Film is processed and scanned by The Find Lab.