If your finding it hard to decide on a location to take photos on your wedding day, then you came to the right place! I have done the hard job for ya, and scouted out these locations, and provided a blog with spots along with photos! This is for couples who don't have a good venue location for photos. I also linked the addresses if you click on the photos!
Seattle + Up North Locations
Discovery Park Seattle
Discovery Park is HUGE- so lot's of photo opportunities! In the summer the grass is dry and beautiful! There are yellow houses you can also take photos by. But if you want to get down to the lighthouse- they require a permit to park, so that is something you need to plan ahead. The park is an additional 30 min from downtown Seattle, so the drive there is long and something to consider!
Recommended: Early May until October Date
Pioneer Square Seattle
If you want to do a city shoot, this is my favorite downtown location. Why? It has tons of different variety when it comes to buildings. The easiest and quickest parking is at the parking lot right across Smith Tower! You can park and walk around to different spots.
Recommended: All seasons!
Volunteer Park Conservatory
Historic Victorian-style greenhouse, that is beautiful year round to take photos in front of. There's other places walking distance at this location, which is good for variety! You can't take photos inside, but only by online permit some hours.
Recommendation: Year round
King Street Station , Seattle
In front of the King Street station, is this beautiful mini park with trees. If you want a classy city style, this is the place to go! The pavement is light colored, which actually helps your skin tones look nice in the photos (color bounces off from the floor onto your faces).
Recommendation: Any Season
Tacoma/ Down South Locations
Fort Steilacoom Park,
Okay my all-time FAVORITE park! They have the coolest trees and dry grass. It is deeper into Lakewood, so you do need to keep driving time in mind when planning your wedding schedule. This location is similar to Discovery Park in Seattle, but smaller which is good - less walking in your dress and heels hehe.
Washington State Capital
If you have more time with your wedding day schedule, this location is a drive- but worth it!
You can get some stunning photos here! You do need to keep in mind, if there are any events/protests going on the day your trying to come here because it is a public area.
Recommendation: Any Season!
Point Defiance Park Tacoma
There is a pretty rose garden you could do photos at, (Spring + Summer) or inside the park (5 Mile Drive) along the roads is beautiful lush forest. You can walk into the forest along the pathways for some pretty photos by the fern plants and tall trees. Owen beach is also located here! (currently under construction as of spring 2021)
Bellevue/ Kirkland Locations
Downtown Bellevue Park
If your hotel is in Bellevue, this park is the perfect location for photos right after! They have pretty stairs, a light pavement (important for bouncing onto skin tones for good photos) and tons of trees and benches. You can never go wrong with this location! You can get the city skyline in the background too!
Recommendation: Year Round!