Most of our shoots take place in our home studios at Union 206 in Alexandria, Virginia, a modern, beautiful and spacious studio complex. We also shoot in studios, hotels, Airbnbs, private homes and outdoor locations throughout the U.S. and abroad. Our Alexandria, Virginia studio is convenient throughout the DC Metro area, with free off-street parking right in front of the studio. By transit we’re just a 5-minute Uber/taxi drive from the Van Dorn Metro Station.

Studio Location and Directions



A Google search for Appeal Photography will display our office address on Florida Avenue in DC. Please don’t go there for your shoot!

If you’re using a smartphone or GPS, please enter the street address (822 S Pickett St, Alexandria VA 22304) and don’t search for “Union 206” (otherwise it may take you to an old studio address).

Union 206 Studio EntranceUnion 206 Studio Parking LotThe studio is at Union 206 Studios, 822 S Pickett St Alexandria, VA 22304  There is convenient off-street parking. (There is no sign facing the street for Union 206  —  the driveway entrance is immediately after a green building on your left (“Go Oats”) and across the street from the black “Aslin Beer” building on your right. (There are usually tractor trailers parked along the road which can block your view.)

You’ll see parking spaces on your right. Park in any spot marked “Union 206.” If there are no spaces, you may park behind the building on weekends, or on the street any day of the week.

Studio AStudio B | Appeal Photography

There are three studios (A, B and C). Most of our shoots are in Studio B. We’ll let you know the studio for your shoot in your confirmation email. Please arrive on time but not more than 10 minutes early for your appointment.

Please note that the studio is adhering to CDC guidelines, so you’ll need to wear a mask inside the building. This is not required in the studio when you’re being photographed, of course. We have all been vaccinated.

Union 206 Studio
822 South Pickett St,
Alexandria, VA 22304
(202) 567-7206

Driving Directions – GPS
Again, pease type in the studio address: 822 South Picket St., Alexandria, VA 22304. Do not search for Appeal Photography (as it will show our business office address in DC) or Union 206 Studio (as it may show the address of the studio’s former location)

From I-495 East/I-95 North:
Take exit 173 “Van Down St/Franconia” and make a left at the light on to Van Dorn St.
Go about .8 miles and make a left at the third light on to South Pickett St.
Go about .2 miles and the studio is on the left

From I-395 South:
Head southwest on I-395S
Take exit 3A to merge onto VA-236E/Duke St. toward Landmark
Slight right onto the Van Dorn St. ramp
Turn right onto S Van Dorn St.
Turn right onto South Pickett St.

DC MetroMetro Directions: Take either the Blue or Yellow lines (Yellow runs during rush hour) to the Van Dorn Metro Station. From there the studio is a 5-minute Uber/taxi ride for less than $10.