Awesome Portrait Photo Locations in Washington State

Washington State Portrait Photo Shoot Locations

I’m a photographer that was born and raised in Washington State. Over the years I’ve realized there are some pretty neat places to take family portraits in the pacific northwest. Washington State is a beautiful state during all four seasons. I’ve put this list together to help other photographers or families looking for some ideas on where to take family / individual photo shoots in this area. Below are some example pictures of portrait locations in Washington State.

Point Defiance Park

point defiance state park

This park is absolutely gorgeous. I love taking photos here. You don’t even have to try very hard to capture stunning photographs because the surrounding nature is so beautiful. Point Defiance Park is located in Tacoma, Washington.

Museum of Glass

museum of glass

The Museum of Glass is located in Tacoma, Washington. Outside and around the building, there are lots of artistic sculptures and glass art that make for taking excellent and unique pictures.

Hamilton Park

This park is located along Ruston Way in Tacoma, Washington. It’s situated right on the waterfront with views of Mt. Rainier and the Puget Sound.

Dash Point State Park

dash point state park

Dash Point is located in Federal Way, Washington along the waterfront. It has a sandy beach and great views of the Puget Sound.

Gasworks Park

This park is located in Seattle, Washington. It has multiple vantage points of Seattle. You can place your family in front of the vantage point and get a photo with them of Seattle in the background.

Seattle Center

seattle center

The Space Needle is located here along with lots of other neat looking architecture. All kinds of neat things are located here that would make great backgrounds in pictures, like the big water fountain in the middle of the center.

Kerry Park

kerry park

Kerry Park is an excellent location to take portraits of people if you want to get the entire Seattle skyline in the picture as well as Mt. Rainier. Pictures that are taken here turn out amazing.

Alki Beach

Seattle from Alki Beach

Alki Beach has a great view looking across the Puget Sound at the city of Seattle. Here you can get a great background with the Seattle Skyline in it and water. Looking the other direction, you can also see great views of the Olympic Mountains.

Marymoor Park, Redmond

marymoor park

This park has lots of nature surrounding as well as a river running through it. Lots of trees and fields are located here which can be used for great portraits pictures.

Snoqualmie Falls

snoqualmie falls

If you are looking to get great portraits with a fantastic waterfall in the background, this is the place to go! During all season the waterfall looks spectacular and will make great pictures.

Do you have any favorite places to shoot pictures in Washington State of your own? If so let me know if the comments below! I’d love to learn about some new awesome locations!

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