8 Amazing Places to Take Photos in Seattle

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!



  1. January 31, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    You are soo gorgeous!!!! These are all perfect photos opps and I haven't shot at them all!! I took a photo of that wall at Uvillage the other day for a photo spot 🙂 Another good outdoor place you need to try is the Fishermen's Terminal and then you can eat at Chinooks while you are there!!

    sarah // http://www.theblondegiraffe.com

  2. February 1, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    These are all such great location recommendations for shoots!! So curious to know what time you went to the Starbucks Roastery for the photos in your post. I don't think I've ever seen so many open seats there before!


  3. February 2, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    This is such a great list! I've never been to Preserve & Gather but now it's definitely on my list 🙂

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