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Vanderbilt Mansion Engagement Session

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Why You Need to use Vanderbilt Mansion for a Hudson Valley Engagement Session!

April 27, 2023

The Hudson Valley’s Hidden Gem for an Engagement Session!

For couples who want a place that embodies old world charm with lots of photo opportunities, Vanderbilt Manion is the spot for an engagement session! Regardless of the time of year, there is something picturesque about Vanderbilt. From the main mansion, to its gardens, Vanderbilt is a popular spot for locals. And couples too!

On a warm spring day, Ellie & Mike joined me at Vanderbilt. We knew that there was rain coming in, but we enjoyed our time before the storm hit. Utilizing the main building along with randoms spots, these two enjoyed themselves. And the outcome was amazing!

As a personal recommendation, try to hit it on a weeknight if you’re looking for less crowds! The site runs tours on the weekends so expect to see larger crowds.

Want to Know More about this Hudson Valley Spot?

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site is a historic house museum in Hyde Park, New York. It became a National Historic Landmark in 1940. The property, historically known as Hyde Park, was one of several homes owned by Frederick William Vanderbilt and his wife Louise Holmes Anthony. The 54-room Vanderbilt mansion is an example of the Beaux-Arts architecture style. The site includes 211 acres of the original larger property (once around 600 acres) situated on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River and includes manicured lawns, formal gardens, woodlands, and numerous auxiliary buildings.

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Photographer: Summer Barnhart

Location: Vanderbilt Mansion

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MEET Summer

Photographer, artist, mother, outdoor lover, inspired by movement & motion, good light, and you.

I 'm a wife and mother. I love lazy Saturday mornings with a cup of coffee. I prefer nights on the couch with my family but also enjoy craft beers and apps in a swanky bar. I love being outdoors and I'm eternally grateful I get to experience all four seasons! I dig personal touches & homemade items over commercial goods. Admittedly, I also love shopping on Amazon Prime.

When I'm not in the Hudson Valley, you can find me enjoying time up in the Adirondacks at my second home. I find myself drawn to nature and the world we live in and often let it act as my muse when shooting.