There’s no better excuse for a photoshoot than a birthday. Whether you’re planning a party for someone or hosting a special event for your own big day, we’ve picked out our top birthday photoshoot ideas near Seattle to get you started. Of course, the location that you choose will depend on what kind of event you’re planning. A simple portrait session might call for a photo studio, while a birthday gathering for a small group of friends might require a caterer and professional photographer — or even some live entertainment.
Whichever occasion you have in mind, there’s a venue on Peerspace for it. The hosts of some of these locations have a trusted caterer to recommend, as well as rental options for photo and video gear. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, just call up the Concierge service for help!
1. A sunny portrait studio in Capitol Hill
Need a straightforward photo studio? Check out this 400-square-foot venue in Capitol Hill. With plain white walls and natural light shining through the windows, this studio is perfect for portraits to commemorate a special day. Seamless paper backdrops and lighting gear are available for rent, giving you plenty of options for professional, stylized portraiture.
2. An elegant, all-white house in Seaview
This beautiful house with all-white decor is the perfect space for all of your birthday photoshoot ideas in Seattle. The comfortable couches, fireplace, and mirrors lend this place a magical, fairytale vibe that’s especially suitable for a teenage girl’s birthday. Of course, you’ll want to dress up for the occasion. We recommend a colored dress to stand out from the white background. Plus, some leaves or flowers could enhance the natural aesthetic.
3. A contemporary loft lounge in Columbia City
This stylish lounge in Columbia City makes a great birthday venue for a group of young adults or college friends celebrating a birthday together. With room for up to 25 people, you can host your party here and stage a group photoshoot around the pool table or the staircase. Of special note is the indoor/outdoor fireplace, which offers a charming backdrop on both sides! Book a caterer through Peerspace to make sure you have all of your bases covered.
4. A bright, modern home in Ballard
Choose this 2300-square-foot, light-filled home for a birthday gathering and photoshoot in Seattle. Invite up to 35 guests to enjoy the spacious kitchen, cozy living room, and outdoor patio, and fire pit. Its colorful walls and quirky design touches will offer plenty of photo opportunities as you celebrate the evening. You can play your favorite songs through the surround-sound system and heat up the BBQ for a fun hangout. Of course, if you prefer catering, just call up the Peerspace Concierge service to find a trusted caterer to help you out!
5. A light-filled event space in downtown Seattle
This venue is perfect for someone seeking something a little fancy for their birthday. This 1907 building has 3,000 square feet of space and can suit a range of birthday photoshoot ideas in Seattle. You can take photos of the guest of honor descending the elegant staircase while their friends and family wait to celebrate below. This is definitely the kind of venue that calls for a caterer and some live entertainment as well!
6. A spacious yoga studio in Northwest
Let’s get back to the basics with this simple but elegant venue in Northwest Seattle. Primarily used as a yoga and fitness studio, this venue is suitable for a youthful, energetic birthday photoshoot for someone who takes pride in seizing the day. With a colorful mural featuring words such as “grin,” “love,” and “inspire,” this spot lets you demonstrate your favorite yoga poses while honoring the passage of another year in time.
7. A private bowling alley in Columbia City
Take your friends out to celebrate at this private two-lane bowling alley that can accommodate up to 20 people. With modern, well-lit lanes and a colorful lounge area, this is a great place to get some birthday photos for groups of all ages. Kids will enjoy the automatic bumpers on the lanes, while sports fans can enjoy any of the four large-screen TVs. Bring your own food and drink, or hire a caterer to make sure everything’s taken care of for the evening.
8. A rustic event space in Mt. Baker
This is another event space that’s suitable for an adult birthday, as it features elegant indoor and outdoor areas that call out for a wine tasting or formal dinner. With room for 14 people, you’ll have to keep the guest list small for this one, but that’s part of the charm. Depending on the season, you can stage a birthday photoshoot at the table, by the firewood, or among the sunflowers. You’ll definitely want to book a caterer and professional photographer for this one. The scenic garden and dining area will make this a birthday to remember!
9. A breathtaking rooftop terrace in downtown
This glass-enclosed terrace is an impressive find, with views of the water and city from the rooftop deck. Pick this venue if you want to feature downtown Seattle itself in your birthday photos. This is a great venue for someone who wants to celebrate a recent move to the city. Whether you rent it out by the hour, or book it for a day-long party, you can’t go wrong with this covered space that’s suitable for any season.
We think this list will give you some great birthday photoshoot ideas in Seattle. And remember that you can always browse Peerspace for more listings. Just filter your search results by event type, location, and capacity to find one that’s right for you. Let your host know it’s your birthday! After all, it’s the personal touches that make renting from Peerspace such a different experience than renting a traditional venue.