Sharing your engagement news with friends and family through a photo shoot is half the fun when kicking off the wedding planning process. Not only do you get to show off your unique style as a couple, but you also get to test drive the photographer that you intend to use for your big day. And with so many locations in the city of Seattle, many of which are used by so many other engaged couples and therefore feel overdone, it may be difficult to zero in on the perfect place to take your pictures. So we’ve gone ahead and compiled nine amazing engagement photo shoot ideas in Seattle to help you pick. Enjoy!
1. Keep it simple and chic in a Pioneer Square studio
You don’t need an elaborate, expensive setup to snap timeless engagement photos, and this Pioneer Square studio, available to rent on Peerspace, proves it. This space drips with romance, all the way from its exposed brick to its magical natural light, to its minimalist bohemian style, and beyond. Affordable as it is aesthetically-pleasing (this place rents for $75/hour!), this is one of our guests’ favorite spots to take photos in all of Seattle.
2. Play in a penthouse for the day
Who doesn’t want to pretend they’re living in the lap of luxury, even if just for an afternoon? This incredible Seattle Penthouse overlooks Lake Union and has amazing floor-to-ceiling windows for a crystal-clear view. Sprawling across the entire upper floor of a new boutique building and featuring 1,800-square-feet of interior space, this space also has a wraparound deck for 180-degree views of the city. In short, no matter where you choose to shoot in this marvelously modern home, you won’t go wrong.
3. Discover your love all over again at Discovery Park
Bury your toes in the sand and feel the wind in your hair at Discovery Park, a quaint seaside location that also happens to be Seattle’s largest city park. Whether you snap your engagement photos in front of the historic lighthouse or you find a piece of driftwood to sit on, you’ll be able to enjoy epic views of both the Cascade and Olympic Mountain Ranges. Not only is a trip to this peaceful place good for the soul, but it’ll ensure your pictures turn out straight-up gorgeous.
4. Walk on the stylish side in this downtown designer loft
This amazing Downtown Designer Loft, located in Pioneer Square and available to rent on Peerspace, has been featured everywhere from design blogs to magazines. And it’s no wonder why once you see its luxe, stylish decor, exposed brick, sun-drenched rooms, and high ceilings. This location truly stands out on our list of engagement photo shoot ideas in Seattle, and once your friends see it in your pictures, they’ll be wondering, “Where did you find this place?”
5. Keep it “classic Seattle” at Pike Place Market
When it comes to Seattle landmarks, it doesn’t get more iconic than Pike Place Market. If you’re a PNW couple looking to really showcase your Seattle-love through your engagement photos, this is a classic place to post. The Market’s signature neon sign looks amazing at any time of day, but it’s especially romantic after dark (try arriving at dawn, when the sun is rising, for some really unique shots). Don’t forget to go behind the Market when you’re done to capture views of Mount Rainier.
6. Sip and pose at this cozy taproom
Maybe you met over drinks, or perhaps you two simply share a love of craft beer. Either way, shooting at a brewery like this cozy, intimate taproom, which features a view of the Olympic Mountains, adds a “real life” vibe to your photos. This particular space, available to rent on Peerspace, boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and a sunny outdoor deck. What better place to pose with a cold beer in your hand?
7. DO go chasin’ waterfalls
If you don’t mind a short drive out of the city, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more picturesque backdrop to your engagement photos than the stunning Snoqualmie Falls. Only 30 miles southeast of Seattle, this location possesses all the grandeur of Niagara Falls combined with all the lushness of the Pacific Northwest. For a bit of a departure from typical urban scenery, plan to shoot here and enjoy one of Mother Nature’s big gifts.
8. Relax and luxuriate in a gorgeous craftsman bungalow
This historic Wallingford craftsman bungalow is the perfect location for couples who’d prefer to shoot in the comfort of their home but wished their home looked a little bit more like something out of a magazine. With abundant natural light, oak hardwoods, and a wood-burning fireplace, this location, available to rent on Peerspace, is the epitome of coziness. We just can’t promise you won’t want to permanently move in once you’re done shooting your engagement photos here!