Brandywine Creek State Park is a perfect location for family photos in Wilmington DE
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Best Wilmington DE Photo Locations

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In this guide, I will be sharing some of the best Wilmington DE photo locations. There is so much variety in our area, from Dupont Estates to state parks and gardens. Here you will learn about my top 5 locations for photos in the area!

1. Brandywine Creek State Park- Best Wilmington DE Photo Locations

Brandywine Creek State Park is a gorgeous spot for family photos in Wilmington DE, especially in the fall. With it’s beautiful rolling hills and fields of tall grasses, as well as stone walls for children to climb, it is both a picturesque and historic photo session location.

Brandywine Creek State Park is a perfect location for family photos in Wilmington DE Family with two young girls swings and plays in the fields in Brandywine Creek State Park Toddler girl with blonde hair and her mom in a red dress Family photos in Brandwine Creek state park in Wilmington Family poses for photos in Wilmington DE


2. Judge Morris Estate is another one of the best Wilmington DE photo locations

The Judge Morris Estate, part of White Clay Creek State Park, is a beautiful setting for photos just outside of Wilmington, DE. Note that there is a state park permit required for professional photographers in all Delaware State Parks. While the estate itself makes for a beautiful backdrop, I love the fields and trails surrounding the estate for photos. 


Family of five walks the trails at Judge Morris Estate outside of Wilmington DE Mother in white dress holds her son and daughter in one of the best locations for photos in Wilmington DE Family of five lays in grass during a photo session Little girl picks wildflowers in Judge Morris Estate

3. Marian Coffin Gardens at Gibraltar is another one of the best locations for photos in Wilmington DE

This beautiful city garden nestled right in downtown Wilmington is a very popular location for photos. It gets very busy in the springtime, and a permit is required. It has beautiful flowers that change with the seasons, and paths with many secret nooks.

4. Brandywine Park is another favorite spot for photos in Wilmington DE

Right in downtown Wilmington, Brandywine Park is a beautiful historic park, that blooms in the spring and summer. It is known for the fountain area with the spring trees that are gorgeous in early April. 

Brandywine Park in Wilmington DE is a favorite spot for photos Family holds baby near fountain at Brandywine Park in Wilmington DE Family and baby at one of the best locations for photos in Wilmington DE Mother holds baby with spring trees in the background

5. Finally, Winterthur Gardens is one of the best Wilmington DE photo locations

If you live in the Wilmington, Delaware or Brandywine Valley area, I highly recommend a visit to Winterthur. The expansive estate provides many opportunities for different settings within one photo session.

This North Wilmington family was celebrating their daughter’s first birthday, and chose Winterthur for their Wilmington, DE photo session. As members they love walking the children’s gardens regularly. I love working in places that are meaningful to a family whenever possible! This was a morning session in the summertime. 

If this is your first visit to Winterthur, plan to spend a few hours walking the property. You can get lost in the maze of paths. If you have children, I recommend heading straight to the children’s garden for them to spend a few hours playing pretend. Bring a game of chess and a picnic lunch, and a good classic book to read-aloud. This makes for a most delightful excursion, transporting you to another time.

Due to the baby’s nap schedule we arranged this photography session in Wilmington DE in the morning. One of the wonderful features of family photo sessions at Winterthur is the variety of shade available for sessions to take place earlier in the day outside of my normal sunset family photography.

I recommend becoming a member if you love it as much as we do! I love supporting a local historical site that is so committed to preserving the beauty of these gardens for all to enjoy.


There are so many beautiful locations for photos in Wilmington, DE. I know all the best spots and would love to help you plan your dream photo session! If you’re searching for a Delaware family photographer, please reach out to learn more about the experience I offer. 


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I am a mother to three children, and a full-time family and newborn photographer serving the Philadelphia and Delaware regions. I have been in business since 2008. I'm a country girl at heart and love capturing families in beautiful natural spaces. I bring my warm personality and energy to every session, and truly love what I do. 

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