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Shoot Locations Ideas

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When it comes to shoot locations, we are lucky enough to live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Seattle has endless possibilities when it comes to photography. I never run out of ideas and I never get bored with shooting here. Choosing the location greatly depends on what kind of vibe you want your session to have. You need to ask yourself what kind of story: Do you want shots that are edgy, urban, colorful, or artistic? Or do you want beauty, nature, timeless, or outdoorsy? Do you want to shoot somewhere that is very personal and means something particular to you at this time in your life? Do you have places that you and your loved ones have been going to for years? Are you looking for a specific kind of ‘look’ for your photos? These are all important questions that can help get the ball rolling. If we’re doing a family session, your considerations should weigh heavily on your kids personalities and their temperament.

City parks are always a safe bet and will never go out of style. You could also try something a little more fun and colorful like the Olympic Sculpture Park or Georgetown in Sodo. You also need to think about how your children will be with tons of people around and varied distractions. If we’re doing an engagement session, you’re going to want somewhere that speaks to you as a couple. You’ll want to shoot somewhere that speaks to you and makes you happy. Here’s a list of places that I think are amazing for photo shoots. I’ve put a ♥ next to places that I think are especially good for engagement photos. Please comment below and let me know if I’ve forgotten anything!

HERE IS A MAP I’VE CREATED IN GOOGLE MAPS THAT HAS EVERY LOCATION LISTED BELOW. This way you can get an idea of where things are in relation to where you would like to shoot…or just to discover fun new places.

  1. Carkeek Park
  2. SODO
  3. McAuliffe Park
  4. Scenic route off HW 2
  5. Short scenic hikes around Snoqualmie
  6. Wallace Falls
  7. Eagle Falls
  8. Bridal Veil Falls
  9. Gold Creek Pond
  10. Dr. Maze’s Farm & Pumpkin Patch (Halloween!)
  11. Seward Park
  12. Juanita Bay Park
  13. Rooftop Seattle City Skyline Views ♥
  14. McAuliffe Park
  15. The Arboretum ♥
  16. Meridian Park
  17. Gasworks Park ♥
  18. Volunteer Park
  19. The Urban Horticulture Center, UW
  20. Pike Place Market & Post Alley ♥
  21. The Pier by the Ferris Wheel
  22. Pioneer Square
  23. The University of Washington
  24. Capitol Hill Coffee Crawl ♥
  25. Capitol Hill Graffiti Crawl!
  26. Date night! ♥
  27. Seattle University
  28. Georgetown ♥
  29. Marymoore Park
  30. Seattle Center
  31. Green Lake
  32. Canoeing on Lake Union
  33. SAM Olympic Sculpture Park
  34. Snoqualmie Falls
  35. Schmitz Park
  36. The Woodland Park Zoo!
  37. Ravenna Park
  38. Rizal Park
  39. Mercer Slough Nature Park
  40. Downtown Ballard ♥
  41. Downtown Fremont/Fremont Canal Park
  42. Trolley Hill Park
  43. Fox Hollow Farm and Equestrian Center
  44. Squak Mt Greenhouses & Nursery
  45. Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
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