Whether you’re a professional photographer or a social media creator, don’t let the rain stop you from finding photoshoot inspiration in Seattle. From creative photo studios downtown to outdoor spaces with views of the Sound, you’ll find dozens of great photoshoot locations to provide that unique Pacific Northwest vibe. Check out our favorite photoshoot venues in Seattle to help you find the right space for your shoot. Since these venues are all offered by local hosts, you can ask them your questions directly — or call up the Peerspace Concierge service — if you need help booking a local caterer, equipment, or event staff for your production.
1. An airy outdoor event space in Vashon
First, let’s take the ferry to Vashon Island for some outdoor shots at this waterfront venue that can be used for parties, photoshoots, weddings, and more. This 40-acre estate has a private beach, picnic area, forested trails, and cozy cottages. If you’re looking for an outdoor location not far from downtown, this venue is a great choice for photoshoots of all kinds. There are several animals on site, including a miniature horse, and you can enquire with your local host about featuring them in your photos. Catering options are also available through the Peerspace Concierge service.
2. A spacious and breathtaking studio in Fremont
This beautiful indoor studio is a great place for dancers, yoga instructors, and other performers to find photoshoot inspiration in Seattle. With mirrors, hardwood floors, and several balconies, you’ll have plenty of areas to stage your shots. There’s a surround-sound system throughout, and skylights in the ceiling that let in lots of natural light. With room for up to 70 people, this venue is great for a group shoot of a dance troupe or sports team. There’s also a cafe in front that can fulfill your food and drink needs.
3. A stunning roofdeck in SoDo with views of the city
Does your photoshoot idea call for shots of the Seattle skyline? This rooftop venue offers a great vantage point of the city, while also providing an impressive backdrop on its own. With 3,000 sq.ft. of space, this modern rooftop deck has all of the amenities you need, including a fireplace, several seating areas, and a covered bar. The deck is attached to an indoor event and production space that you can rent separately for an additional fee. There’s a full kitchen on site, and you’re welcome to hire an outside caterer to manage your food and drink. The deck has a capacity of 50, while the full venue can fit several hundred, making it suitable for a wedding, corporate retreat, or film production.
4. A urban art gallery in Georgetown
Stage your shoot in this modern art gallery for some sophisticated photoshoot inspiration in Seattle. With checkerboard floors, and original artwork lining the walls, this venue is a great place to shoot portraits of classical musicians, authors, and artists of all kinds. Located in Georgetown, the gallery has room for up to 150 guests. Combine your shoot with a book reading or an art exhibition to create a lively atmosphere for your photos. As with several of the other venues we’ve looked at, you can hire a caterer through the Concierge service.
5. A bohemian event space with a climbing walll in South Lake Union
This eclectic event space has several features that you won’t find in many photo studios. The indoor rock climbing wall and hammock garden will help you capture that outdoorsy vibe that Seattle is famous for. There’s even a giant net that you can climb across and pose on! This venue is a great place to capture active, athletic poses — rock climbers are a good fit, of course — but it can also be used as an off-site coworking space for corporate headshots and other “business casual” sessions. You’ll have access to 7,000 sq.ft., with room for up to 150 people, and A/V gear included with your rental.
6. A gorgeously designed modern home in Lakewood
Choose this venue for a stylish, contemporary feel for your photos. This multi-story home has hardwood floors, a fireplace, outdoor deck, and more. You’ll have access to a full kitchen with an island and four bar stools, as well as a dining table that gets plenty of natural light. With room for up to 30 people, you can rent this venue just for a photoshoot, or host a small event and hire a professional photographer to take photos of your guests all through the evening.
7. An mid-century house with an outdoor pool in Seward Park
You don’t have to head to LA for an outdoor photoshoot in a swimming pool. You’ll just have to rent this beautiful home in Seattle — and wait for a sunny day! This stylish home has a range of suitable photoshoot locations inside and out. The modern kitchen has wooden bar stools and a large white island, while the seating area has a fireplace embedded in a rock wall. This venue is a good choice for photoshoot inspiration in Seattle for a fashion shoot or glamour shots. Or, host an event here and get group photos for the family album. Be sure to include Mt. Rainier in the background to make the most of your stunning surroundings!
8. A bright white studio in Northwest Seattle
This spacious studio is a great fit for fashion shoots, as well as ideal for portraits of yoga or fitness models. The plain white walls and curtains offer a neutral color tone, while the wide windows let in all of the natural light you need to illuminate your subject. Hardwood floors, mirrors, and Bohemian artwork give the space an uplifting, spiritual vibe. Yoga mats and props, a sound system, a kitchenette, and a bathroom, are all available for you and your crew to use.
9. A lakeside retreat in the Queen Anne district
This is another venue that shows off Seattle’s scenic beauty. Overlooking Elliot Bay, this home offers epic views through the windows and from the outdoor patio. The hosts recommend it for cooking demonstrations, office retreats, photoshoots, and more. Whichever type of event you choose, you’ll have access to several seating areas with room for up to 25 people.
Seattle is an impressive city no matter which neighborhood you end up in. In addition to views of Mt. Rainier and Lake Washington, you’ll get to see some of Seattle’s stylish modern architecture at many of these venues. Some of these spaces are multi-purpose venues, so ask your host in advance if you have any questions about what kinds of events are allowed. And remember, you can call up the Concierge service for help adding a caterer or photographer to your booking.