Our Favorite Locations for Portrait Sessions

LOCATIONS : FOR YOUR PORTRAIT SESSION – (PDF version)
Portrait sessions take place in grungy alleys, around old buildings, and in beautiful outdoor locations! We specialize in creating stunning images that match your personality and style.

If you’re undecided, our favorite locations are are Jennings Park (in Marysville) and Evergreen Arboretum (in Everett). Jennings Park includes a vintage homestead, woodsy backdrops and beautiful flower garden. The Evergreen Arboretum is contemporary, colorful and woodsy.

CONTEMPORARY : JENNINGS NATURE PARK IN MARYSVILLEView images from this location.
Surrounded by trails, wetlands and beautiful gardens, Jennings Nature Park is a 54-acre oasis for portraits. The upper portion of the park offers a large garden and dilapidated farm house. Lower Jennings Park has walking trails, wetlands, and a beautiful pond. Jennings Nature Park offers a great deal of variety making it the perfect spot for someone not sure what look they want for their portraits. Take a peek at several recent portrait sessions at Jennings Park.

Bathrooms for Changing: There is a bathroom available for changing at Jennings Park.

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CONTEMPORARY : EVERGREEN ARBORETUM IN EVERETT
Tucked away in north Everett, the Evergreen Arboretum is a little known garden full of vibrant color. The arboretum offers a wide variety of seasonal backdrops for senior portraits including a classic iron gate and trellis, covered gazebo, a modern water feature, and beautiful flowers, plants and trees. This is wonderful location for both men and women. The Evergreen Arboretum has become one of our favorite places for senior portraits! Take a peek at several recent portrait sessions at the Evergreen Arboretum.

Bathrooms for Changing: There is a bathroom available for changing near the arboretum.

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CONTEMPORARY : ROSE HILL COMMUNITY CENTER IN MUKILTEOView images from this location.
Located in Old Town Mukilteo, Rose Hill Community Center is a gorgeous two story, 29,000-square-foot contemporary building overlooking the ferry docks and Puget Sound. Unique wood and stone textures along with a variety of colors can be found in just about every nook and cranny of this public space. Since Rose Hill Community Center is centrally located, it’s a convenient location for people north and south of the Everett/Mukilteo areas. Take a peek at several recent portrait sessions at Rosehill Community Center.

Bathrooms for Changing: Several bathrooms in the community center are usually available to use.

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CONTEMPORARY : BAYSIDE PARK IN EVERETT
Bayside Park is a brand new location for us! This little known urban getaway is tucked right in the heart of Everett. Bayside Park features an arboretum-like setting, urban garden, lovely walking path and a view of Port Garnder Bay. Be one of the first to have your pictures taken here!

Bathrooms for Changing: There are no bathrooms for changing at Bayside Park; however you are welcome to change in your car.

CONTEMPORARY : GRAND AVENUE PARK IN EVERETTView images from this location.
Overlooking the Everett Marina and Navy Base, Grand Avenue Park is a beautiful location for senior portraits. The park parallels an historic row of stately homes in north Everett making it a unique location for senior portraits. This 5-acre park is filled with flower beds, beautiful old trees and a walking path. Take a peek at several recent portrait sessions at Grand Avenue Park.

Bathrooms for Changing: There are no bathrooms for changing at Grand Avenue Park; however you are welcome to change in your car.

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URBAN & CONTEMPORARY : SNOHOMISH HISTORIC DISTRICTView images from this location.
(To avoid crowds, Snohomish sessions are usually scheduled at 10 AM.)

Downtown Snohomish is an incredibly popular place for out-of-town visitors. The Snohomish Historic District is filled with antique stores, eclectic shops and a variety of worthy restaurants and bakeries. Our portrait session takes place along several blocks of the Historic District and includes urban and contemporary settings. Take a peek at several recent portrait sessions in the Snohomish Historic District.

Bathrooms for Changing: There are several local businesses with bathrooms for changing and you are welcome to change in your car.

High School Senior Portraits in Downtown Snohomish, Washington

URBAN : DOWNTOWN EVERETTView images from this location.
Surround yourself with old brick, concrete, rust and urban decay in downtown Everett. Our time will be spent in a alley next to the historic Everett Theater. We work around a vintage fire escape and next to the 100+ year old brick theater. This is a popular location with seniors looking for an edgy location! Take a peek at several recent portrait sessions in Downtown Everett.

Bathrooms for Changing: There are several local businesses with bathrooms for changing and you are welcome to change in your car.

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URBAN & CONTEMPORARY : EVERETT TRANSIT STATION – View images from this location. (a safe location in inclement weather)
At the heart of the Everett Transit Station is a massive 64,000 square feet brick and steel building. Glass covers the east and west facing sides of the station allowing natural light to fill the three story space. An eclectic urban setting surrounds the station offering a variety of metropolitan backgrounds. Aside from the wonderful mix of urban and contemporary settings, many of the areas in and around the station are covered making it a safe location during inclement weather. This is a popular location with seniors looking for an edgy location! Take a peek at several recent portrait sessions at the Everett Transit Station.

Bathrooms for Changing: There is a bathroom available for changing at the transit center.

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SEATTLE – AT PIKE PLACE MARKET (To avoid crowds, portraits sessions at Pike Place Market are usually scheduled at 9 AM.)
Get ready for an amazing senior portrait experience! Pike Place Market is a one-of-a-kind place for unique urban portraits. We start the session on Pike Street and then move into historic Post Alley best known for the world famous Gum Wall. Downtown Seattle and Pike Place Market are packed full of energy and excitement! Take a peek at several recent portrait sessions at Pike Place Market.

Senior portrait sessions at Pike Place Market are an additional $149. All of our Seattle sessions come with a high resolution disc of all the images (normally $100) and (16) additional wallet sized prints making this a fantastic deal! Learn more about our Pike Place Market Senior Portrait Sessions here.

Bathrooms for Changing: There are several local businesses with bathrooms for changing and you are welcome to change in your car.

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SEATTLE – OLYMPIC SCULPTURE PARK (To avoid crowds, portraits sessions at Olympic Sculpture Park are usually scheduled at 9 AM.)
Originally a petroleum transfer and distribution facility in 1910, the site was closed and turned into a beautiful waterfront park. Olympic Sculpture Park was opened in 2007 and features nine acres of open space and art. Overlooking Puget Sound, the park features a variety of urban and contemporary backgrounds. From rusted metal and eclectic sculptures to beautiful plants and flowers, Olympic Sculpture Park offers a wide variety of backgrounds, textures and colors. This is by far one of our favorite places for portrait sessions! Take a peek at a recent portrait session at Olympic Sculpture Park.

Senior portrait sessions at Olympic Sculpture Park are an additional $149. All of our Seattle sessions come with a high resolution disc of all the images (normally $100) and (16) additional wallet sized prints making this a fantastic deal!

Bathrooms for Changing: There are bathrooms at the park for changing.

Senior Portraits Taken at Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, Washington

SEATTLE – GAS WORKS PARK (To avoid crowds, portraits sessions at Gas Works Park are usually scheduled at 9 AM.)
Located on the north end of Lake Union, Gas Works Park was originally a coal processing plant. The City of Seattle acquired the property in 1962 and converted it into a 19 acre park. The original boiler house, pipes and vintage gas generator towers were painted and incorporated in the park’s design. Today, Gas Works Park is one of the most popular locations to relax and hangout during the summer. The park has been featured in several movies and TV shows – including the Amazing Race! Gas Works Park offers gorgeous views of Lake Union and the Seattle skyline. This is by far one of our favorite places for portrait sessions! Take a peek at a recent portrait session at Gas Works Park.

Senior portrait sessions at Gas Works Park are an additional $149. All of our Seattle sessions come with a high resolution disc of all the images (normally $100) and (16) additional wallet sized prints making this a fantastic deal!

Bathrooms for Changing: There are bathrooms at the park for changing.

Senior Portraits at Gas Works Park in Seattle, Washington

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We can schedule your portrait session at a location of your choice or you are welcome pick one of our favorite places. We schedule portrait sessions on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays – send us a couple possible dates that work best for you and we will schedule it!

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