The 10 Best Lifestyle Photographers in Seattle
- Date: March 15, 2022
- Topic: Photography
- By: Peerspace
Searching for the most talented Seattle lifestyle photographers for an upcoming collaboration? We get it! At Peerspace, we work with incredibly talented photographers in Seattle and beyond frequently. As the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, it’s our mission to help creative secure stunning spaces to bring their visions to life. We hope that with this article, you’ll find the perfect Seattle lifestyle photographer for your needs. And when you need a one-of-a-kind space for your shoot, you’ll come back to Peerspace.
Seattle is a city full of storytellers, dreamers, and world-beaters — with some of the most talented photographers around. We’ve already featured Seattle’s best fashion, portrait, family, and wedding photographers, so maybe you’d think we’d be all tapped out of great photographers to feature. But this couldn’t be further from the truth.
In fact, these 10 Seattle lifestyle photographers are all incredible artists. How so? Well, they’re able to tell compelling visual stories of people, landscapes, products, and more; stories that connect with viewers, build brands, and evoke smiles. If you’re looking for a photographer to tell your story — or help build the voice and story of your brand — these creatives are more than up to the task.
1. Andria Lindquist
Andria Lindquist shoots weddings, boudoir photos, and lifestyle and commercial photos — all with a creative, raw style. It’s clear looking at her photography that she’s first and foremost an artist. Her style is challenging, powerful, and even a little otherworldly. Because of this, intense shadows and dramatic uses of color and focus absolutely command the attention of her audience.
She’s worked with Lululemon, Sylvan, T-Mobile, among many others. Her ideal client is someone who wants to tell the truth, not a semblance of it. If that sounds like you, check out her incredible portfolio. We guarantee she’ll inspire you.
2. Jenny Jimenez
We also love how Jenny characters her work: “These days my work centers around modern, candid photography, finding the extraordinary in the everyday”. It’s easy to see how an individual or lifestyle brand would benefit from this refreshing perspective.
3. Armstrong Pitts Studios
Armstrong Pitts is the brainchild of EJ Armstrong and Scott Pitts. They possess many distinguishing talents that make them worthy of inclusion on our list. In their lifestyle photography work, they show they’re an incredible study of the human form. They pay intense, delicate attention to hardness and softness, as well as the taut lines and the curves that make up every body. In fact, they turn this same attention to everything they photograph.
Products, food, a glass of ice water, whatever it is — they don’t just take photographs. They tell the story of how what moved them to photograph it in the first place. In every photo, by carefully styling and balancing their colors, as well as playing textures off of each other, they’re able to draw your attention to small elements in their photos that you would otherwise overlook.
4. Dylan Priest
Dylan Priest is a documentarian at heart, so much so that he understands the power of a well-composed portrait to really tell a life story. Perusing his portfolio, you’ll see his talent for portraiture extends to people, animals, and even food and drink.
He can capture both “cool” without making anything seem too serious, as well as joy without making anyone feel left out. We like photographers who can strip out the extraneous from their photos and still tell a powerful story — and that’s why we think Dylan’s one of Seattle’s best lifestyle photographers
5. Stanton J. Stephens
Stanton J. Stephens is a Seattle-based artist who’s an extreme original. Yet, he’s also able to take inspiration from other artists. One aspect of his work we appreciate is his clever use of minimal, non-organic single or dual color backgrounds made organic by using natural shadows. His photos are often humorous and whimsical while at times quite dramatic. And he’s willing to do whatever it takes to get the perfect shot — even shooting one-handed from high up on a climbing wall.
He’s a magician with light, taking action shots that pull you in and keep you riveted. Look at his portfolio and just imagine how you could put his huge variety of skills to work.
6. Alejandra Maria Photography
Alejandra Maria takes sensual and risky photography that can be sexy without being trite or exploitative — you’ll find no anti-woman photographic tricks in her photos. Her photos are often dramatic and moody while always challenging popular notions of friendship, love, and art. She tells stories of connection, isolation, and the alternating feelings of largeness and smallness — of being a whole world to oneself.
We love her whimsical photos, which are full of contradictions: dark and yet colorful; somewhat heartbroken and yet dripping with love. If you or your brand are trying to tell a story that doesn’t fit into popular clichés of branding — Alejandra can tell your story.
7. Brooke Fitts
Brooke Fitts is a Seattle lifestyle photographer boasting many photographic subjects: food, drink, interior design, architecture, friends, children, animals, nature, and more. Her visual stories are whimsical, impeccably styled, and always evoke an idea about how the world could be. They encourage you to dream, as well as see people, ideas, and even brands differently.
Her photos tell stories about finding a way for consumerism to function without greed, as it should be about living a better life. For example, consider how much more beautiful the baker you bought your bread from would appear if they were also your friend. Brooke is a moving, brilliant photographer.
8. Melissa O’Hearn
Melissa O’Hearn’s photographs look for sources of mystery and myth-building in everyday life. In fact, nothing escapes her ability to look for stories and ancient patterns in the everyday: a plastic bag which is photographed as if it is the birth sack out of which a fresh pineapple is born, or two women who seem as if their long hair joins them.
Her photos are edgy and yet never try to stand above her viewer. Whether she’s shooting shoes, jewelry, people, or hilarious vignettes, she does so with impeccable style and grace — equal parts comedy and tragedy. Like many of the photographers on this list, she’s also an excellent documentarian.
9. Ben Jenkins
Seattle lifestyle photographer Ben Jenkins sets himself apart with his kinetic action shots and vibrant, lively outdoor photos. As an action photographer, he captures the rush and elation of fear so immediate you can’t even face it — fears you simply push right through and conquer. Check out his portfolio and have your breath taken away by the gorgeous natural vistas.
His product photos are also quite dynamic, using impeccably selected contrasting colors, interesting patterns, and an almost liquid sense of motion, even when he’s essentially shooting still-life images. Ben’s undoubtedly a skilled storyteller, perhaps stemming from his time as a photojournalist.
10. Sara Montour Lewis
Sara Montour Lewis is a Seattle lifestyle photographer with a heart for light and the natural world. In photo after photo, she captures the grace of nature. In addition to her lifestyle photos meant to raise awareness for natural causes, she takes wonderful photos that capture the varied stories of motherhood. These stories are told in an elemental manner that never bends toward nostalgia, even while she finds a way to move her viewers in shot after shot.
Her lifestyle shots cover a wide range of topics, from fitness and music. And under her careful gaze, natural compositions just seem to fall into place, even in the crowded photos that might seem chaotic in someone else’s hands.
Bonus: Kate Baldwin Photography
We loved looking through Kate Baldwin’s portfolio since it was brimming with our favorite things: people and authenticity. She is a Seattle native who specializes in food photography, commercial portraits, and landscape shoots, providing her a diverse array of talents that can suit just about any lifestyle shoot you can envision. Kate has also worked with a wide variety of clients, like Tommy Bahama, Kaiser Permanente, and Harry & David. But it’s clear from her images that she brings a collaborative spirit and incredible creativity to every project she takes part in.
Peerspace + Seattle lifestyle photographers = heavenly
We hope this list of the top Seattle lifestyle photographers has inspired you to reach out and contact one or more of your favorites! And if you’re one of the many Seattle lifestyle photographers looking for new places to shoot and stoke up inspiration, why not try a Peerspace? We have hundreds of bookable photoshoot locations near you. From the glam to the grungy, and the classic to the ultra-mod, our venues can suit your aesthetic and can help take your work to new heights.
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