Salubria Manor House Maternity Session

Maternity photo sessions are a great way to capture the enchantment and beauty of your pregnant silhouette as you eagerly await the arrival of your new little bundle of joy. At Salubria in Virginia, maternity sessions are magical and romantic.

About Salubria

2062 Germanna Highway (Route 3)

Locust Grove, VA 22508

Salubria is a historic, eighteenth-century Georgian-style manor house constructed by Reverend John Thompson, rector of the Little Fork Church, in the 1700s. “Salubria” means “healthful” in Latin, and this beautiful house has become a popular destination for visitors from all over. 

The venue features tall, corbel-capped chimneys enclosed at each end of a hip roof. The house’s front and rear facades are identical, made of Flemish bond bricks. Three sides of the manor are stuccoed to look like cut stone, which was popular in the Greek-revival period of the 1850s. Salubria’s interior feels like being transported to another time. This manor house became a Virginia Historic Landmark in 1969 and part of the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. 

Photography Opportunities 

Salubria and its grounds are a beautiful location for a maternity photo shoot in Virginia. The house’s exterior is grand, and this multi-level building makes an excellent backdrop for photography. Exposed brick, crisp white windows, and outdoor stairways make great backdrops for maternity photos. 

Outside the manor house, large landscaped lawns and towering trees add a touch of lush greenery to this historic site. Trees provide plenty of shade from direct sunlight. Still, the grounds are expansive enough to allow lots of natural light to pour into the space. 

Inside Salubria, the ambiance is reminiscent of the historical past. From large fireplaces to hardwood floors, wood walls, large windows, and grand views of the outside of the property, Salubria’s interior spaces are also a lovely backdrop for maternity photos. Natural light streams through the many windows, and the rooms are open with lots of space to try different poses or play with natural light. 

Salubria is a romantic setting for maternity photo sessions in Northern Virginia. The property exudes elegance and grandeur, and this historic home makes the perfect backdrop for lovely snapshots. With a European flair, French blue walls, and tall, idyllic windows, Salubria is beautiful inside and out! 


Salubria is open for photo sessions and is most popular during the spring months. Clients must call the office beforehand to schedule a maternity photo shoot on the property. 

Salubria is also available for private tours for a small fee. Visitors can make reservations in advance by calling the office. You must arrange photo sessions or special events through the office beforehand. Visitors might also enjoy the Fort Germanna Visitor Center Museum and Genealogy Library, which is open every day except Sunday. 


Maternity photoshoots are whimsical, gorgeous, and timeless. Taking maternity photos helps families preserve the joy and enchantment of pregnancy as they await their upcoming bundle of joy. You can do maternity sessions at any stage of the pregnancy, but the third trimester is the optimal time! For an excellent venue for a maternity shoot in Virginia, check out Salubria, a historic manor house with lots of character and beauty, both inside and out. 

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