As a Seattle Fashion blogger I am always on the hunt to find new places to take photos at in Seattle. As I wander around the streets of downtown or a neighborhood in Seattle, I am always on the look out. Over the years I’ve found some amazing spots to shoot in Seattle so I thought I would share these spots with you today. So if you’ve been googling “where to take photos in Seattle”, I’ve got you covered!

Central Parking Pioneer Square Garage

Back to School – American Eagle Outfitters  | Photo: Holly Phan

If you’re looking for an urban, city themed shoot, I highly recommend the top level of this parking garage! I shot two looks for American Eagle Outfitters Back to School 2016 here. (Click the link above to see the full posts and ideas of where to shoot around the parking garage)

Pike Place Market

JoJo Rings Valentine’s Day  | Photo: Holly Phan

If you can handle the crowds and you want a classic Seattle themed shoot, Pike Place Market is perfect. The gum wall and iconic Public Market sign makes a perfect backdrop.

University Village

Spring Suede Dress | Photo: Luke Mattson 

Uville is one of my favorite places to shop in Seattle! I used to live near Uville when I went to UW so I have an affinity for this area. Besides having great shopping, Uville has lots of different walls and textures to for interesting back drops. I’d recommend wandering through Ravenna Gardens if you’re looking for spring themed shoots.

The Fremont Troll

Troll Avenue | Photo: Holly Phan

Most people just take photos with the Fremont troll, but the entire area is actually a great place to shoot photos. I’d recommend using the stairs at either side of the troll or even shooting downward towards the water:

Volunteer Park Conservatory

Thrifty Tuesday | Photo: Holly Phan

This incredible space in Seattle. If it’s ever pouring on the day of your photo shoot, make your way to Volunteer Park Conservatory. There’s a couple different spaces inside the conservatory – the cacti/succulent area, the fern area, and seasonal house area. Plus, this place always has pretty good lighting.

Seattle Public Library

The MTD | Photo: Holly Phan

I think the Seattle Public Library is one of the coolest buildings in Seattle. The symmetrical lines make such dynamic photos! But just be aware that the library is always pretty busy!

Preserve & Gather Coffee Shop

A Velvet Dress | Photo: Lindsey Clawson

One of the best things about shooting in a coffee shop? You get to drink coffee and eat in between your shoot! Hehe.. Anyways this is one of my favorite coffee shops in Seattle because of its gorgeous wall.

Starbucks Roastery & Reserve

Seattle Casual | Photo: Holly Phan

The Roastery is one of my favorite coffee shops in Seattle. I especially love this place because its the only in the country and I love Starbucks! You can watch the coffee beans go by and sip your coffee in between shots.

Now that you’ve gone through the list, what are your favorite places in Seattle for photo shoots?

Thank you for reading!

Holly Phan Photography

I may be petite, but I never let my height deter me from wearing anything I want to rock – especially flared pants. Here are 4 style tips to help you rock the flared pants + product links to recreate my look:

1. Wear heeled booties: If you feel like your frame is may be a little overwhelmed with the length of the flared pants, I’d recommend wearing heeled booties. Adding some height to your frame can help balance out your look. 

2. Substitute Flared Jeans for your Everyday Jeans: I could have very easily styled this ombre sweater with a pair of black or blue jeans. But the flared jean is just starting to creep into people’s closets and not yet a popular pair of jeans. My recommendation in starting to bring this jean into your everyday looks. Here are a few looks I would have swapped my regular jeans for flared jeans:

 Troll Avenue Look

Boyfriend Jeans

3. Wear a Cropped Top (With High Waist Flare Jeans)

Wearing a cropped top can help highlight your waist and proportionally balance out the wide leg pants. I also rocked these jeans last year during my JoJo Rings Valentines Day Shoot:

Valentines Day

4. Keep Your Look Simple: In this everyday look, I wanted to highlight my flared jeans so I kept the rest of the outfit pretty simple. I styled the flared jeans with an ombre sweater to add some contrasting colors to the outfit. I also just paired it with my white purse (that literally goes with anything) and brown open toe heeled booties that I’ve worn over these past few years. This outfit is perfect for running errands around the city or for having a fun date night with my boyfriend.

Recreate my look:
Ombre Sweater (RomWe): Price $17.99
Flared Jeans (American Eagle Outfitters): Look Alike – Price $44.99
White Purse (Nordstrom Rack): Look Alike – Price $44.99
Heeled Booties (Nordstrom Rack): Look Alike – Price $64.97

Thank you for reading!



Photos: Holly Phan