A few months ago, many business owners and marketing professionals had never heard of Zoom. Now, thanks to a global pandemic, we find ourselves dialing into virtual meetings several times a day using this video conferencing platform.

We have to admit that we’ve enjoyed getting a behind-the-scenes peek at our colleagues’ home office environments – especially all the dogs, cats, and infamous babies who know how to make a special appearance (and always during your most important meetings). But sometimes, it’s nice to conceal the messy desk space with a fun and scenic background image.

We’ve experimented in virtual travel by placing ourselves on tropical beaches and at the Golden Gate Bridge. But what we’re really missing most is the unique and beautiful scenery of our amazing city, Richmond, Virginia. That’s why we’ve partnered with our friends at Journey Seven to create a series of RVA Zoom backgrounds—and we invite you to download the photos to use on your next video call.

If we can’t visit RVA hotspots together in-person (for now), at least we can enjoy them virtually!

Need help uploading a custom Zoom background? Check out the instructions here.

James River

Not spending enough time outside these days? Pretend you’re riding the rapids on the James River and get back to nature. Download these Zoom backgrounds below.

Urban Farmhouse

Missing your local café? Imagine yourself at Urban Farmhouse—a favorite Richmond gathering spot for those trying to get a little work done. Download this Zoom background.

Main Street Station

The Main Street Station was completed in 1901 and has been an iconic part of the city ever since. If you’re a lover of Richmond history (or a lover of trains), this is the Zoom background for you.

Byrd Theatre

The Byrd Theatre is a local treasure—serving quality entertainment for Richmond families since 1928, and doing so with beautiful style. Missing your movie dates? Put yourself in the theatre seat with this Zoom background.

Virginia War Memorial

Richmond is home to the Virginia War Memorial—a stunning tribute to Virginia’s fallen. The E. Bruce Heilman Amphitheater was built in 2010 to complement the memorial, creating a powerfully scenic experience for any visitor looking to reflect on our fallen heroes and learn about the stories of our nation’s past. Download these Zoom backgrounds.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)

Are you a lover of art and education? This will make you feel right at home. Pretend you’re wandering the galleries of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts with this stunning Zoom background.

A Night on the Town

Reimagine yourself immersed in Richmond’s evening splendor; bask in the setting sun and glow underneath the city skyline as it illuminates the night. Whether you enjoy a rooftop bar view or a stroll along the river, these Zoom backgrounds will bring you back to your favorite spot in the whole wide world.