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South Union Street

501 S Union St,
Alexandria, VA 22314
Great for Portraits
and in our standard portraits service area.

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South Union Street in Alexandria, Virginia, is home to several unique and photo-worthy locations. If you’re in the area, be sure to check out Windmill Hill Park, Wilkes Street Tunnel, and Shipyard Park.

Windmill Hill Park is a small park located on the corner of Wilkes and Princess streets in Alexandria. This park features an open lawn, perfect for picnics, as well as a playground for children. Visitors can also relax on the park’s benches and enjoy the lush greenery.

The Wilkes Street Tunnel is a historic brick tunnel located near South Union Street. This tunnel is a landmark in Alexandria, known for its brick walls and arched ceiling, and provides a unique photo opportunity for visitors. Street photographers love the tunnel’s natural light and architectural details, which make for stunning photos.

Shipyard Park is located near South Union Street, on the Potomac River. This park is known for its stunning views of the water and the nearby monuments. Visitors can enjoy a stroll along the riverwalk, picnic on the large open lawn, or relax on one of the many benches and picnic tables.

For the best photo opportunities, visit Windmill Hill Park, Wilkes Street Tunnel, and Shipyard Park in the early morning or late afternoon, when the natural light is soft and warm. This time of day provides the best conditions for capturing stunning photos, with the sun casting a warm, golden glow over the surroundings.

South Union Street

501 S Union St
Alexandria, VA 22314

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South Union Street is in our standard portraits service area.


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Parking can often be found directly adjacent to Windmill Hill Park on South Union Street. With very quick access to the Wilkes Street Tunnel, Shipyard Park and Windmill Hill Park, it also makes an ideal place to begin a portrait session and meet up with your photographer. If parking is not available on South Union Street, you may check Gibbon St, Franklin St or Lee St.

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