2019-2020 Top 5 Locations for Senior and Teen Photos

When it comes to photo shoots, its all about location, location, location. My clients want lots of choices and choosing the perfect location for their pictures is a must! What are my Teens, Tweens and Seniors top picks? Check out the blog below for all the best locations.

#5- Tipsoo Lake:

Nestled in Mount Rainier National Park is our teens #5 choice- Tipsoo Lake. Tipsoo lake is so picturesque with abundant mountain flowers, greenery and incredible mountain views. This location is fleeting and can only be accessed for a few short months from June to September when the snow finally melts. What appears during the summer months, however, is magical and can’t be missed. Want a location that truly defines all the Pacific Northwest has to offer? This may be the perfect spot!

Check out more of Emily’s photos at Tipsoo Lake!

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Check out more of Lexi’s Senior Pictures at Chamber’s Bay!

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#3- UW Campus and Arboretum: This year our Teen and Seniors were super excited about all that the UW campus and arboretum has to offer. This collective location has it all from amazing architecture, rose gardens, cool bridges and seasonal flowers. The UW campus is most known for its amazing Cherry Blossoms that bloom every spring. The UW Quad is THE location for cherry blossoms and people flock to this popular spot from all over the country to see its splendor. There is a ton of variety at this location no matter what time of year, so if you want lots of different backdrops and looks to your photos- this is a must see!

Check out more of Cassidy’s Senior Photos at the UW Arboretum!

#2- Downtown Tacoma: Downtown Tacoma is one of my favorite locations to shoot and it is no surprise that it takes the #2 spot chosen by my teens for the second year in a row. Downtown Tacoma has so much variety within just a few blocks and if you want that urban, edgy feel, this is the location for you. Check out the Opera Alley area for bright pops of color, the Spanish steps and the magnificent 11th Ave Drawbridge. Or, head over to the Glass Museum for lots of brick, iron steps, big windows and Chihuly Glass. No matter which area you choose, you will love it!

Check out more of Elizabeth’s Senior Pictures in Downtown Tacoma!

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Check out more of Meaghan’s Senior Photos at Pt. Defiance!

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