The 9 Best Graduation Photoshoot Ideas in Seattle

Congrats on graduating! What an exciting time to celebrate all of your hard work. To memorialize this important moment in your life, taking photos before the big day is key. With the abundance of hidden gems nestled in Seattle, it may be a bit difficult to decide where to go. As a graduation gift from us to you, we’re pleased to share the top graduation photoshoot ideas in Seattle!

1. Get cozy at a charming, boho-inspired studio

studio pioneer square seattle
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The studio has inherent brown placements throughout the space and blossoms with plant life. With exposed bricks, white walls, and vast windows for an abundance of light, it’s a perfect space to get creative and have impeccable photos. The studio offers seamless rolls, a backdrop holder, and furniture props available for use. Use their table with a chair for a makeup and hair station so you can look flawless after every shot.

2. Soak up the natural light at a peaceful, earthy loft

Natural Light Creative Loft seattle rental
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The brown hardwood floors, custom-built wood backdrops, and high ceilings with white and brick walls exude innovative calmness. Bound with natural lightening and artistic props, there are loads of different photoshoot ideas you can bring to life here. You have the option to use pieces made by a local artist, so feel free to get imaginative.

3. Be one with flowers in a cherry blossom wonderland

Nothing says how proud you are of your academic success than posing in front of the University of Washington. Graduation time comes right after cherry blossom season, indulging the university entrance with pink floral trees. Don’t let the trees hold you back since you can explore the premises and seize magical photos with the university’s beauty as a backdrop.

4. Unleash your creativity at an all-white, upcycled studio

Hidden Gem Little White House seattle rental
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This is a one-of-a-kind studio that definitely belongs on our graduation photoshoot ideas in Seattle. If you feel like you don’t stand out, come to this hidden gem where you can bring your creative visions to life. Since the home has no other colors but white, you can explore endless options for impressive portraits.

5. Relax and unwind at a modern, spacious house

Gorgeous Light Filled 4000 Sq Ft Home seattle rental
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Come capture your beauty under superior lighting in a lavish, 4000-square-foot home. One reviewer states “very happy with how it looked on camera,” while another claims it’s an “incredible space.” The Queen Anne home is an open-concept oasis with plenty of modern amenities at your disposal. If you are looking to be satisfied with a sleek and modern backdrop, come here.

6. Admire nature at a picturesque Japanese Garden

When every part of the garden looks like a painting, then you know you found the right place. The Japanese Garden is an astounding location to roam among exotic plants and flowers. The land is a mere representation of what a garden looks like in Japan. Shine vibrantly like the wildflowers by coming to this grand place and snapping your best graduation photos.

7. Escape to a huge, stunning home with Rainier views

Gorgeous Large Home with Rainier Views, Pool, Large Kitchen and Yard seattle rental
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Go to a retreat without paying the hefty price tag by coming to a lovely home in South Seattle. With spectacular views of Mount Rainier and Lake Washington, you’ll be stunned by the variety of themed photos you’re able to take. The home has exposed stones with hardwood floors as if you’ve escaped to the mountains. Turn your photoshoot into an adventure by lounging in the pool or cooking up your favorite celebratory dish in the fully equipped kitchen.

8. Let your imagination do the work at a quaint, multipurpose space

Light-filled Multipurpose Space seattle rental
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Keep your photo session simple and clean by taking your graduation photos at a small, light-filled venue. Its walls are all white for a blank canvas and windows massive enough for the right spotlight. Leave your accessories and tools at home and just bring your camera — this space makes it easy for you to wrap it up in seconds.

9. Embrace the tranquility of a waterfall garden

One of the best places for graduation photoshoot ideas in Seattle is a man-made outdoor space conveying natural habitat. Seattle’s Waterfall Garden is located in Pioneer Square and has a gorgeous garden with a running pond and waterfall. The park offers a calm environment in the middle of a busy city to relax and enjoy a soothing photoshoot. It’s quite precious with essence details like flowers and herbs growing from the side of the waterfall, making it the most desirable for your graduation photos.

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