Local Photoshoot Location Ideas | Olympia, WA

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Below are some local photoshoot locations that photograph well. Please keep in mind that their look will vary by season and the lighting produced by the weather.

Solo Point | Dupont, WA

Views | the sound, rock beach, some drift wood, usually seaweed, wooded forest areas

A smaller unknown area that used to be part of the military base. This area is a little bit “strange” to drive into with old signage but is a little local gem and available to the public.
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Downtown Olympia | Olympia, Wa

Views | Cityscape, coffee shops, marina, the capital building and surrounding foliage

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Tolmie State Park | Lacey, WA

Views | The sounds, rock beach, drift wood, sea grass, wooded bridge with flowers in August, some greenery but not recommended for a “forests” shoot.

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Point Defiance Park | Tacoma, WA

Views | Rose gardens, coy pond, forested areas, Owens beach – the sound, drift wood, open grassy areas and bridged areas.

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Pioneer Park | Olympia, WA

Views | Nicely photographed forest, tall grass fields, flowering trees in the spring, river + bay area

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A few others that my clients haven’t selected that I would love to photograph at are listed below. Feel free to google their names if you’re not familiar with them and like the description.

Preist Point Park | Olympia, WA | Ivy wrapped trees, the sound with a rocky beach, drift wood, forested trails

Chambers Bay | Steilacoom, WA | Grassy mounds, golden seagrass in the summer, sunset over the sound, old shipyard structures

Mima mounds | Olympia, WA | Tall grassy mounds with wildflowers in the spring, forested areas


Closest areas with some elevation changes : Capital forest (45 min+), Lake Cushman (1.15) , Alder lake (1hr+)


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