Right now we are all about to dive deep into where you can buy cameras and take photos in Seattle. Additionally we will try to cover as much as possible on a wide range of related subtopics.
There probably isn’t a better way for us to kick this off than to list the best local photographers for when you need wedding pictures, graduation pictures, or want to capture memories at any special events. Once they have been discussed in detail we will move on to photo printing whether you want to print something off your phone, get a passport photo, need digital marketing materials, or whatever type of printing you might need will be discussed before we pivot to photography studios.
Taking lessons at the best photography classes in your area is a great way to “develop your skills,’ sorry but that corny joke just wrote itself. Even if there aren’t many left these days the best places to buy cameras and repair shops near you will also be discussed. Don’t be surprised if these stores also sell new lenses, cleaning supplies, covers, stands, and more equipment and accessories.
A list of places to take beautiful pictures and selfies will definitely get a shout out plus there will be some quick lists for where to buy some loosely related items like camera phones or security cameras. Many of the places we mention could theoretically go in a few of our lists but we will do our best to put the right shops in the right place and let you know when a place can handle multiple needs.
Expect to find a map for the area towards the end of the post to help you figure out where all the Seattle camera and photo places we list can be found. By the way we have written a separate post on Tacoma that you can check out at that link if interested.
Commemorate a wedding, graduation, or other special event by hiring a great photographer near you to capture the scene:
- Ciccarelli Photography
- Sound & Sea Photography
- Sasha Reiko Photography
- Mariah Gentry Photography
- Laurel McConnell Photography
- Tom Ellis Photography
- Justin Kraemer in Bellevue
- Valen Lee Photography
- Feasible Photography
- Alicen Lum Photography
- Meena Photo Studio
Ciccarelli Photography has been photographing families and children, engagements, and weddings in your area for more than a decade.
Special events, weddings, elopements, and portraits with photo and highlight film packages are available at Sound and Sea Photography.
Sasha Reiko Photography has been shooting weddings, business, lifestyle, and travel for nearly a decade and has been featured in The Knot and numerous blogs.
Mariah Gentry Photography specializes in local weddings, maternity, newborns, family portraits, and special events and has appeared on The Knot, Wedding Wire, and various blogs.
Laurel McConnell Photography has been in business since 2001 and specializes in portraits and weddings with works featured in The Knot and Wedding Wire.
Tom Ellis Photography is an outstanding wedding photographer with over three decades of experience that has received awards from Expertise, The Knot, and Wedding Wire.
Full services for intimate weddings, adventures, and portraits are available at Justin Kraemer Photography.
Valen Lee has been a portrait and wedding photographer since 2017 with projects recognized by The Knot and numerous blogs.
Feasible Photography has been taking quality photos of families, newborns, maternity, and seniors for almost two decades.
Topnotch newborn, infant, children, maternity, and family photography services are offered by Alicen Lum.
Exceptional services for family, maternity, and cake smash photoshoots are provided at Meena Photo Studio.
You can get all varieties of photos printed, processed, or developed when you visit:
- Color One Photo at 8343 15th Ave NW
- Moonphoto at 6751 8th Ave NW
- Rainier Copy & Print at 4536 University Way NE
- Panda Lab at 533 Warren Ave N
- Omega Photo at 210 105th Ave NE, Bellevue
- Minuteman Press at 16292 Redmond Way, Redmond
Each of the above is a good choice for photo printing near you. They should be able to provide color or black and white pictures and they can probably put them on just about anything you want.
Whether you need developing and printing for passport photos, brochures, pamphlets, books, wall graphics, posters, digital prints, real estate advertisements, other marketing materials, or just about anything they can probably handle it. They should also be able to assist with scanning, restorations, enlargements, processing, digital repairs, and more.
If you have any specific photo printing needs we suggest you look through those links and find a place that offers exactly what you want.
Studios For Better Pictures
Book some time at a photography studio in your area if you need to get everything perfect:
- The House Studios at 325 2nd Ave W
- Create Within at 3131 Western Ave #323
- Northlight Studio at 802 6th Ave S
The House Studios offers three distinct spaces for casting events, films, and local photo shoots as well as multiple shooting bays, a conference room, a wardrobe, a make up room, a full kitchen, and more.
Create Within features high ceilings, white floors, and walls ideal for portraits, corporate headshots, commercial shoots, videos, and many other productions.
Several creative spaces with varied backgrounds are available for hire at Northlight Studio.
Level up your skills by taking classes at a Seattle photography school or find an instructor who gives private lessons by contacting:
- REDred Photo School & Studio at 815 Seattle Blvd S #327
- Photographic Center Northwest at 900 12th Ave
- Luminous Works at 1406 NW 53rd St #3A
- CreativeLive at 3333 Wallingford Ave N #C-1
Don’t forget that Glazer’s Camera from our shops section also gives photography lessons in Seattle.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Seattle
These stores are great options when you want to buy a new camera, rent one, or get local repair work done:
- Glazer’s Camera at 811 Republican St
- Shot On Film Store at 12316 Lake City Way NE
- Leica Store at 221 Bellevue Square, Bellevue
Glazer’s Camera sells lots of photography equipment in your area along with supplies, lighting, and used gear plus they give lessons.
Shot On Film Store offers a wide selection of vintage cameras and lenses as well as in store development, scanning, and printing.
Leica Store sells numerous assortments of cameras, related equipment, preowned items, photography books, and they also have a picture gallery.
Best Places For Selfies
There are plenty of places to take beautiful selfies near you and some of our favorite would be:
- The Space Needle
- Gas Works Park
- Golden Gardens Park
- Washington Park Arboretum UW Botanic Gardens
- Hamilton Viewpoint Park
- Bellevue Downtown Park
- Freemont Troll
- Marymoor Park
- Spencer Island Park
- Dash Point State Park
- Pioneer Park
The Space Needle isn’t only one of the most famous places to take selfies in your area, but it is one of the most iconic spots in the whole country.
Gas Works Park features a large play barn and a hill popular for kite flying where lovely local pictures can be taken.
Wetlands, beaches, hiking trails, picnic, and playground areas are all offered at Golden Gardens Park making it ideal for outdoor nature photography.
Numerous opportunities for outdoor photoshoots are provided at Washington Park Arboretum. Hamilton Viewpoint Park showcases a stunning view of the city, bay, harbor, and mountains.
Bellevue Downtown Park has a delightful play area and formal gardens that serve as a backdrop for special events.
Several selfie and recreational opportunities like sports, rock climbing, a pet play area, and a velodrome are all available at Marymoor Park.
Another good place to go for birding, hiking, walking, more outdoor activities, and nature photography near you is Spencer Island.
Dash Point State Park has over 3,300 feet of shoreline, 140 campsites, 11 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, and many more amenities.
Lovely photos can be taken with surrounding trees, ravines, wetlands, and a stream at Pioneer Park.
Where To Buy Camera Phones
The newest cell phones have some incredible high megapixel cameras on them these days and these stores should have what you need:
- The Phone Guys at 365 S Grady Way #E
- T-Mobile at 510 1st Ave N
- AT&T Store at 15577 NE 24th St, Bellevue
- Verizon at 17258 Redmond Way, Redmond
- Universal Phones at 204 Central Ave N, Kent
- Wireless Connect at 10700 SE 208th St #103, Kent
- Boost Mobile at 25628 Pacific Hwy S #B, Kent
- Universal Phones at 607 SE Everett Mall Way #F, Everett
- Metro by T-Mobile at 1928 S Commons #B, Federal Way
Buy security cameras or get the services that go along with them by contacting:
- Guardian Security at 1743 1st Ave S
- Great Western Security at 1032 S Jackson St
- Seattle DVR at 625 S Lander St 2F
- Washington Alarm at 2030 Airport Way S
- Sonitrol Pacific at 1406 140th Pl NE #107, Bellevue
- ADI Global Distribution at 7617 S 180th St, Kent
- Omni at 32700 Pacific Hwy S #14, Federal Way
- Island Security Systems at 7605 SE 27th St # 209, Mercer Island
You may also want to check out our posts on:
- Where To Buy Cameras & Accessories in Spokane
- Where To Buy Cameras & Accessories in Vancouver
- Where To Buy Cameras & Accessories in Portland
- Where To Buy Cameras & Accessories in All-Pacific NW
Enjoy Taking Photos With Your New Camera
We hope you learned a little something about cameras and photos in your area today. You read about all kinds of topics like where to buy cameras, get them repaired, photographers for hire, printing, developing, studios, classes, places to take selfies, camera phones or security.
Anyone that is still here probably has a solid grasp on the local photography scene themself. If so don’t be shy, tell us what we got wrong or share your own tips in the comments.
We hope you have fun buying cameras and taking photos in Seattle.