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Best Locations For A Photo Shoot Around Seattle Area

I very often get asked on what is a good location for a photoshoot. I get this question so often that I’ve finally decided to write a blog post about all of my favorite spots. I will discuss in detail what they have to offer and when is the best time to shoot in them.




Washington Park Arboretum:


Washington Arboretum is a gem located in the City of Seattle. It’s huge property (it is 230 acres big) is a dream come true for a photographer. It offers a big variety of beautiful scenery to choose from when doing a photo session and is perfect for maternity, family. engagement, and senior photo sessions.





Location - Seattle

When - All year round but especially beautiful in Spring when cherry blossoms bloom in March or April and Autumn in October when leaves turn gorgeous colors of yellow, red and orange.

Best days - during the week, otherwise it is nearly impossible to find parking on the weekends.


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Kubota Garden:


Kubota Garden is a stunning 20 acre landscape that blends Japanese garden concepts with native Northwest plants. The Gardens are a spectacular setting of hills and valleys, interlaced with streams, waterfalls, ponds, bridges. It’s no wonder this is a favorite with many professional photographers. I love all the little bridges it has to offer and the dramatic landscapes create such magical backdrops for all my photoshoots.





Location - Seattle

When - All year round but especially beautiful in October when Japanese maples change colors.

Best days - during the week, otherwise it is nearly impossible to find parking on the weekends



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Seward Park:

Seward Park is located on shores of Lake Washington featuring 300 acres of beautiful forest land, a huge lake and flowers.



This is a beautiful location which offers many different varieties for a photoshoot.


Location - Seattle

When - All year round

Best days - During the week, otherwise it is nearly impossible to find parking on the weekends.


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Golden Gardens Park:

Located in Ballard on Puget Sound, this popular park offers extraordinary views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. This park features two wetlands, a short loop trail, and restored the northern beach. Golden Gardens is perfect for beach sessions thanks to it's long sandy beaches, tall luscious grass and gorgeous sunsets.



Location - Seattle

When - All year round

Best day - During the week, otherwise it is nearly impossible to find parking on the weekends. P.S. parking is not allowed in all good areas. I highly recommend bringing someone who can wait out in the car during the photo session or risk getting a ticket or worse your car towed away.


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Coal Creek Falls:

Coal Creek Falls is the only waterfall that is easily reached by walking half a mile and is not too far from Seattle. Located amidst lush green forest it offers beautiful backdrops for a magical photoshoot. You can have your pick of a waterfall, a creek, forest and a cute little bridge. This location has a fairy tale quality to it and is one of my favorites.



Location - Bellevue

When - All year round but if you want the waterfalls it is best during rainy seasons such October - March, after that the falls turn into a tiny trickle.

Best day - During the week. Parking lot and trail can get too crowded with hikers.



Ready to capture stunning memories in this breathtaking location? Book your photo session now and let's create magical moments together! Click here to schedule your session.



Flaming Geyser State Park:

I do a lot of photo sessions at Flaming Geyser Park. Its big open fields, a mountain river and tall majestic forest trees offer the most beautiful scenery for photoshoots. My favorite time is in late Spring and early Summer when dandelions just turned white and daisies are taking over big open fields.



Location - Auburn

When - All year round. Most beautiful at the end of May and first two weeks of June. That is when all the daisies are blooming creating a romantic and nostalgic feel for a summer photo session.

What day - Both during the week and weekends are good. During the week there is hardly anyone there


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Saltwater State Park:

Saltwater State Park is a cute beach location for a photoshoot. It offers beach grass, driftwood, rocks and a forest nearby. It is especially gorgeous at sunset.



Location - Des Moines

When - All year round

What day - Both during the week and weekends are good. It’s a lot more crowded on weekends but you can still easily find parking.



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Rattlesnake Lake:

Rattlesnake Lake is my most popular location with clients. It has so much going for it. First of all it is a lake surrounded by mountains without a house in sight. Second, it is not too far from Seattle. and third it is fairly easy to find parking, even on weekends.

I personally love, love, love this location. I can’t even come up with words to describe how beautiful it is and the fact that it is so close to the city makes this one a favorite for all.



Location - North Bend

When - All year round. Best in the end of September and the whole month of October when the lake is drained and bid tree stumps are surfaces with huge dramatic roots creating a spectacular dramatic landscape.

What day - Both during the week and weekends are good.



Ready to capture stunning memories in this breathtaking location? Book your photo session now and let's create magical moments together! Click here to schedule your session.



Snoqualmie Pass:

What can I say about Snoqualmie Pass but how gorgeous and out of this world this place is. Its beauty is known all over the world and people drive for hours just to witness its magnificence. When I think of Pacific Northwest I think of Snoqualmie Pass. It has a magnificent mountain range, many big and small lakes and ponds, beautiful green lush forests and it features a gorgeous tall waterfall, aka Franklin Falls.


Due to its many tall evergreens this place is magical all year round. In summer time expect to see thousands of wild flowers and in winter prepare yourself for a beautiful winter wonderland.