8 Baby Photo Shoot Ideas and Venues in Chicago

Windy City parents — ready to find the perfect Chicago baby photo shoot venues and take social media by storm? Then you’ve come to the right place. Peerspace is the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals and makes it easy to discover and book amazing spaces ideal for all your photo shoot needs (even for your tiniest family members!)

Peerspaces in Chicago offer a plethora of options for finding the right space to execute your vision. The right baby photo shoot venue can set the tone, give your crew a piece of mind, and help set a peaceful environment for your baby to be ready to ham it up for the camera. Check out our favorite baby photo shoot ideas and locations in Chicago.

1. Keep it classic

This photo studio in East Pilsen seems pretty straightforward: gorgeous natural light, highly rated, and inexpensive. But, the value is all in the details. A room divider helps with the separation of concerns, whether you need equipment set up or a makeshift diaper changing room.

The studio has also earned hundreds and hundreds of five-star reviews from Peerspace users! Here is one example to further illustrate what makes this space so special. “Second time booking here and I loved it just as much as much as the first. Had assistance available when I needed something. Space is always clean and ready to shoot in asap. Looking forward to coming back.”

Power Host Trevor P. is an example of what makes Peerspace venues so special: book fast with peace of mind, and you’ll know exactly where your dollar is going with this acclaimed studio.

2. Go lux

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Your baby may not appreciate the finer things this luxury family home in Lake View provides. But that doesn’t mean you can’t take your Chicago baby photo shoot photos in such a gorgeous and unique space! It’s nearly 5,000 square feet and allows you to get ultra-creative. Take classic portraits in the living room and take lifestyle shots feeding the baby in the colorful kitchen or zenned-out bedroom.

This beautiful home has plenty of rave reviews from those who visited it already. Here’s one lovely example: “Wow. My favorite peerspace I’ve ever booked, to date. Both the space and host exceeded my expectations beyond what I could have reasonably hoped for. The space is soooo much better than the already beautiful pictures- I was surprised and so inspired. So much beautiful decor to work with. The host was remarkable, friendly, personable, and accommodating.”

Still looking for the perfect photographer? Then you need to see our curated list of the top family photographers in Chicago!

3. Beetlejuice

Film-inspired photo shoots are always on trend, and this huge warehouse loft in Bucktown has a number of rooms and options for a shoot. A warehouse space for a baby photo shoot might seem out there, but this space offers comfortable sitting areas to provide calm and peace of mind in between takes. The immersive checkerboard room is our favorite, perfect for capturing the spirit of a Tim Burton classic, if you’re so inclined. It’s SHOWTIME!

“Everything was great,” shares a Peerspace reviewer, “Kip was super responsive to my requests, accessing the space was easy and we had help with anything we needed. I loved the variety of looks we were able to create in the space and everyone had a great time!”

4. Chicago skyline

Not many skylines compete with Chicago. This East Pilsen photo studio provides a skyline view free of charge in the background. It’s also rather high up in the building, offering gorgeous natural light through its long, vertical windows. 

Additionally, this space in East Pilsen is on the lower end of the spectrum with regard to pricing. It also offers a number of discounts if your shoot is going to last a while longer.

5. Bohemian chic

Off the West Loop, this bohemian oasis has a sprawling open plan with concrete floors, tons of natural light, and 14′ ceilings. Its chic bohemian decor will add style and warmth to your Chicago baby photo shoot. But the real highlight here is the gorgeous plants on offer for a little more natural background.

In the words of a Peerspace reviewer: “A gorgeous, unique space for a branding photoshoot for my coaching business. So many options and fun areas to utilize!”

6. Industrial chic

Upscale Lofts Industrial Photography and Film Studio chicago rental
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Simple wins the day in this sun-drenched photography and film studio. Elegant, inexpensive, and spacious, this 495-square-foot loft comfortably holds 10 people and offers a dynamic range of ideas for your shoot. From exposed brick backgrounds to simple, naturally-lit shots, this venue is drenched in class with a touch of sunshine in every nook and cranny. With space to spare and colors galore, you won’t be short on ideas in this luxury loft. 

And check out this helpful review left by a creative director/lead photographer: “Easy check in with a very humble and talented photographer. Clean space with everything you’d need available. For a small space, it has many shooting options.”

Prefer to keep it in-studio? Then you need to see our studio photoshoot ideas in Chicago!

7. Go all-white

Chicago baby photo shoot
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This Pilsen natural light studio is an all-white Soho-style loft that makes it easy to highlight the star of the show: your baby! It’s a 1,200-square-foot open-layout loft with wood floors, white walls and ceilings, and huge windows. Between the natural light streaming through the windows and the high ceilings, your baby will be surrounded by a halo of warm light for their shoot. There is also a variety of neutral-colored props and furniture to enhance your images.

As a Peerspace reviewer shares: “This space is STUNNING! The simplicity of the space, the white and bright vibes are perfect for any type of event, photoshoot, or video shoot. I loved the various aspects of the space so that it provided different points of view from all angles to provide a variety of shots. love love love!”

8. Backdrops for sweet photos

Chicago baby photo shoot
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If you’re looking for a classic portrait studio that offers adorable backdrops for your Chicago baby photo shoot, then this quiet Ravenswood studio is for you. It’s a 10,000-square-foot space that consists of two rooms. While here, you can utilize the different colorful and texturized backdrops, like the flower wall and the brick wall, or opt for simple black and white backdrops.

This is the type of studio that allows you to be creative while knowing you’ll end up with adorable photos. And isn’t that the goal, after all?!

Chicago baby photo shoot ideas: conclusion

Ultimate Styled Paris Apartment off Southport
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Perhaps you already have an idea in your head and are looking for a space that can fit into your budget. There are hundreds of listings on Peerspace that will suit your needs.

Power Hosts are everywhere in Chicago: hosts who have earned their reputation for customer service and providing exactly what is listed on the listing. Use the star system and reviews to find the right venue. Take your Chicago baby photo shoot to the next level on Peerspace today!

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