Photography by

Casey Louise

August 8, 2022

Best Outdoor Locations | PNW Family Photos

The Best Outdoor Photography Locations near Seattle WA!

If you’re planning a photography session with me as your photographer and you want to be outdoors we will need to pick the best location for YOU. My lifestyle photography captures your connection wherever we complete the session. These following outdoor locations in the greater Seattle area are perfect for maternity photography, raw motherhood sessions and capturing your family photos. 

PNW Locations for Maternity Photography, Motherhood sessions or Family Photos

1.) Northbound, Mt. Si. This is hands down one of my favorite locations for your photography session. Located just 30 mins from Seattle, this North Bend field creates an epic backdrop any time of the year. This photography location offers a large open field where the grass changes throughout the year. There are trees surrounding the field and Mt. Si stands proudly in the background. On an overcast day we can take advantage of the entire field exploring with your toddler or kids! During our sunny days I absolutely LOVE this North Bend photoshoot location for golden hour/sunset sessions. You will probably get to see this fields primary residents, a large group of Elks. 
2.) Do you like long walks on the beach? Me too! The beach is a great outdoor location for family photos because the kids can run and explore. For pregnancy photography I LOVE when pregnant mamas are brave enough to get in the water. On the west coast, the beach is perfect for a sunset/golden hour session. There are plenty of beaches to choose from. All along the Puget Sound you can find a beach , like Richmond Beach in Shoreline Washington, Mukilteo Beach is further north or Deception Pass state park in Oak Harbor near the San Juan islands. Golden Gardens in Ballard has great sand and Edmonds Beach will provide those iconic ferries in the background! 
3.) Beautiful rolling hills with tall tan grass, this photography location in Woodinville is a beautiful option. With tall evergreen trees this location is great during the morning or evening hours. 

4.) If you are near the East side, Kirkland/ Juanita has multiple park options that show water, flowers and fields. I love the diversity of this area. Two parks, Juanita bay and Juanita Beach are connected by a walking bridge you can have a beach, lots of wildlife from the nature preserve, trees and a field with different flowers throughout the year. 

5.) Discovery Park in Seattle is a classic location many photographers love. This park is large and diverse. Trees, fields, tall grass, ferns, a beach with a lighthouse. Wonderful for any time of the day, especially sunset. 

6.) Gold Creek Pond at Snoqualmie Pass offers a unique lake with mountains in the background. The parking is super convenient and even wheelchair accessible. Dogs are welcome on a leash to join your family photos or maternity session! This is such a stunning location and it’s about 45 minutes from Seattle.     

I understand having a location you love can make for some epic images and set the energy to have the best experience. In the PNW we only have a couple of months where we can safely count on good weather for an outdoor photoshoot. Thankfully, a lot of the rain in the Pacific Northwest is light and on/off. If you do not want to risk getting rained on, a studio is always a great option. If you are set on having an outdoor experience I encourage you to decide what backgrounds you love the most for example, mountains, beach, field, or lake locations.

Casey Louise is a motherhood photographer capturing maternity, newborn and family photography in Seattle and surrounding cities; Bellevue, Redmond, Woodinville, Bothell, Edmonds, Lake Stevens, Snohomish, Monroe and North Bend Washington.