10 Best Outdoor Photoshoot Locations in Seattle – Part 2

Happy Sunday!!! As promised, I’m sharing part 2 of the 10 cool locations for outfit photos that you absolutely should check out in Seattle. Make sure to check out all outfit details at the end of each outfit and links at the end of this post!

1. Frye Art Museum

704 Terry Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Located in the first Hill neighborhood, the Frye art museum is not only free to the public but also such a hidden architectural gem. There are some street parkings, much easily accessible than downtown Seattle for sure. Make sure you enter from the back where the ramp entrance is (pictured below) and take a few photos before entering the museum! It is a small museum but plenty of things to see if you take it slow, and don’t forget to pick up some art objects and knick knacks that the gift shop carries!

wearing dress: MANGO (currently on sale for $17) | geo-block heels: MANGO (sold out, similar here) | bag: Proenza Schouler (here)| lock necklace: MEJURI (gifted)

2. Daejeon Park

1144 Sturgus Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Daejeon Park is named for Seattle’s sister city in Korea. It is a small park with parking right along it and features a Korean style pagoda/pavilion. There really is not much more to see here, but I like to shoot at cool architectural locations, just to make the outfit photos look interesting.

wearing tube top: Brandy Melville | leather jacket: AllSaints (via Nordstrom) | jeans: GRLFRND Denim (via Nordstrom) | bag: Kozha Numbers | loafer mule: Everlane | earrings: H&M (old) | watch: JORD (gifted)

3. Seattle City Hall

600 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Finding parking in downtown is always a challenge for us. It’s free on Sundays, but I’d say it’s super annoyingly rare to get a spot nearby wherever we want to shoot. I’d much rather take the bus downtown and walk everywhere, but obviously not on shooting days. Sometimes, it takes us half an hour to find a parking spot, kind of annoying, but it is Seattle I get it! I haven’t really been inside Seattle City Hall but the upper floor where the stairs are is cool space for fashion photography.

wearing camel shirt: & Other Stories | shorts: Banana Republic (old, bought years ago) | heels: Jeffrey Campbell | bag: Kozha Numbers | all jewelry: MEJURI

4. University of Washington Station (next to the Husky Stadium)

3720 Montlake Blvd NE, Seattle, WA 98195

Again, you can do no wrong with stairs. The UW station is located at the University of Washington campus. It has free parking (I mean for a few minutes, it’s fine!) and is a perfectly brightly lit and open space. Make sure you walk around, up and down the stairs. Shoot quickly otherwise people would stare, haha.

wearing cross-back crop top: Urban Outfitters | skirt: Urban Outfitters | bag: Proenza Schouler (here) | mule heels: ASOS (old, similar here)

5. Bridge at the Arboretum Sewer Trestle

I couldn’t find the exact address of this bridge, but the Arboretum Sewer Trestle came up with photos of this bridge when I Googled it. I’m pretty positive you will be able to find a parking nearby and locate this bridge. Apparently, the Arboretum Sewer Trestle is a historic trestle in Seattle. I see tons of people going here for wedding and family photos. I go here for outfit photos, no difference, hah! The bridge is old and mossy, but somehow it works with my outfit that day. Below is my attempt at a destination fashion shoot thanks to the very-Gucci patch work dress that I got on sale from Zara. Glad I had an actual Gucci bag to finish up the look. I had fun shooting it!

wearing dress: ZARA (here) | clutch bag: Gucci (style was discontinued, sorry) sneakers: Superga

6. Palisade Restaurant, Elliot Bay Marina

(or any piers where there’s water and boats)

2601 W Marina Pl, Seattle, WA 98199

It is not exactly the location where we shot this outfit (photos below) but it is nearby. We walked around the marina that one day before the sun went down and saw the gate to this pier was opened. We just walked in and shot this outfit quickly before getting kicked out. I paired one of my favorite white summer hats from Lack Of Color to match with the white of the cloud in the sky and the boat background. Boats and water always give me that beach and cruise vibe, so my little tip of wearing something white always works.

Right corner: Palisade Restaurant

wearing top: Brandy Melville | shorts: American Apparel | belt: Uniqlo | hat: Lack of Color | sneakers: Superga


2111 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

The Amazon Spheres is a pretty iconic location that I absolutely recommend you guys to check out. Warning: it is a crazy busy and touristy location that it is impossible to take a few photos without having people walking right into your shots. Beside that, I love walking [one_half padding=”0 5px 0 0″]

wearing tube top: Urban Outfitters | pants: Uniqlo | mule: Everlane | bag: Kozha Numbers 

8. Union Square

600 University St # 2820, Seattle, WA 98101

This location is one of my favorite (quite hidden) locations in Seattle ever. It is again, another wide open and brightly lit space. I love the metal mirrored walls and the giant gate (not sure exactly what it is called, but check out more photos from my other outfit that you probably have not noticed that were shot at this same location, here.

wearing shirt: & Other Stories | shorts: American Apparel | bag: Gucci | sneakers: Reebok (via Urban Outfitters)

9. I90 Biking Bridge

1400 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle, WA 98144 (Sam Smith park)

Find a street parking when you arrive at the Sam Smith park, walk in and through the biking bridge to the other side. Below photos were taken on the other side of the bridge.

wearing top: Brandy Melville | jeans: GRLFRND (via Nordstrom) | loafer mule: Everlane | bag: Kozha Numbers (all linked in the outfits above)


3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199

Have an afternoon picnic or walk here for the incredible sunset. You can walk all the way to the light house or stop at this empty field to soak in the sun. Click here for more photos taken near the light house last fall.

wearing dress: Reformation | navy sneakers: Converse | red lipstick: Too Faced (my signature red, love that it makes my teeth look so white!) | star burst necklace: MEJURI (gifted) | earrings: Mango (old)

Check out my other Seattle-related posts:

Part 1 – 10 Cool Locations for Outfit Photos in Seattle

Part 1 – Seattle City Guild for food, shops, and cool places

Catch up with me at the F21xDenim event that I went to last week (August 17), here.

This month is an exciting yet busy month for me. Besides a busy full-time work schedule, I am working to help rebranding Boma Jewelry and coordinating the photoshoot and many other things. With the fall and back-to-school season approaching, I am also partnering up with so many new brands and without your viewership and readership, I would not be able to do what I do here, so thank you!

Also check out the links below for the giveaway and promo:

1. Don’t forget to enter my giveaway with JORD for a chance to win $100 towards your new wooden watch.

Enter here: 


(giveaway ended Sep 16, 2018 at 11:59pm)

2. Use code NGantrieu for 20% any clock and watch order from New Gate website: newgateworld.com. See my watch pick here.

3. Consign and shop pre-owned designers at my favorite website: TheRealReal. You can refer friends and earn some credit with them as well. I’ve consigned my designer pieces with them multiple times, and my stuff was sold out within weeks.

I don’t make any money if you decide to buy from JORD or New Gate, both watches were gifted to me in exchange of a styled post on Instagram or a blog post. I just love TheRealReal so much that I think you guys should absolutely check it out. All product links above are affiliated links via RewardStyle. 

Have an amazing day and talk soon! style and senses signature stay inspired

All photos by Toan Chu.

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