12 Beautiful 30th Birthday Photoshoot Ideas

On the lookout for some seriously beautiful 30th birthday photoshoot ideas? Then you’ve come to the right place! Peerspace is the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals.

We offer you access to thousands of photoshoot-worthy spaces in cities across the globe that you can book for as many hours as you please. These stylish spaces are all ready and raring to go, they’re just looking for people like you to make the most out of what they offer. In fact, you can book a professional studio, a penthouse, a warehouse, a mansion, a rooftop, you name it.

When it’s official and you’re the big 3-0, celebrate with a photoshoot! After all, 30 is the start of a whole new decade of laughter, fun, and adventures. If you’re looking for some awesome inspo to get you started, Peerspace can help you out. Here are some of our favorite 30th birthday photoshoot ideas for an unforgettable occasion!

1. Capture a splash of luxury 

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At 30, you’re moving up in the world. The sky is the limit for what you can do. So why not celebrate with a photoshoot at a luxurious penthouse? This all-white penthouse in Vancouver oozes with luxurious touches, like the luxurious tub and elegant fireplace. Your birthday photos are sure to pop whether you’re inside, or out on the stunning deck.

One of the best features that comes with using Peerspace to book a venue is that you can read reviews from other renters. Here is one for this lovely space that really says it all: “My experience was fantastic! The host was great ! ❣️” Make this slice of the city yours by booking it on Peerspace

2. Capture rustic charm at a private greenhouse 

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Want to get in touch with nature on your 30th birthday? This private greenhouse in Austin, TX, is an awesome place to shoot aesthetic, natural photos–with a glamorous touch. Design touches like 100-year-old beams and antique tin roofing add character, while the bathtub brings luxury and elegance to the occasion.

Check out some of the awesome and elegant photos others have taken here on the greenhouse’s Peerspace listing. It’s also clearly one of those Peerspace venues with a super friendly host if the reviews tell us anything.

“Lisa’s space was absolutely perfect for my milk bath sessions,” shares a reviewer. “The area and greenery around the tub makes for a spa like feel and my clients were very satisfied with their experience. My GPS took me to the wrong location but contacting Lisa was super easy and she was very accommodating. Even took care of filling the tub before I got there since I was running behind. And left towels for my clients to dry off. I will definitely be booking again!”

3. Drink in daylight at an industrial apartment 

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Craving a sophisticated setting as a 30th birthday photoshoot idea? Check out this adorable industrial-chic apartment in Central LA. The Dayglow Studios has huge south-facing windows that provide gorgeous, soft natural light all day long.

In addition to tons of props and backdrops included with booking, the studio also boasts a gorgeous spiral staircase that’s sure to make any photo stand out.

A photographer who booked this space for a shoot shared the following review: “The space was beautiful and I loved the light, there were some awesome chairs and cool ladders we used and we loved the space. Awesome having a restroom in there for us as well”. Check it out for yourself on Peerspace

Know you’re going to want to get wild next birthday? Then be sure to read up on our 11 sick 31st birthday ideas first!

4. Channel vintage vibes

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Are you a fan of a more vintage aesthetic? Then this Chicago loft is perfect for you and anyone who crave a versatile photoshoot experience. There are tons of different backdrops you can use for your photos, including vintage magazines, records, and nine different solid colors. Large industrial windows provide plenty of natural light, which is especially magical during golden hour. 

This Peerspace loft also gets tons of glowing reviews! Like this one: “This was a great experience. My photos turned out awesome in this space. The window, the wall of records with the brown leather couch, the backdrop color options, the stools, the lighting. It was a great shoot. The staff were very kind, considerate and helpful. Thanks so much for letting us use the space.”

5. Capture urban-chic vibes at a vibrant New York loft

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Are you all about urban living? This New York loft boasts a minimalist style with tons of adorable design choices. Imagine how cute and carefree you’ll look while sitting in that chic wicker chair, surrounded by lush plants and natural light.

Reviewer Chelsea Z. loved this “Great space, many props to use for photoshoots. And the host is super friendly and easy to communicate with”. Enjoying venues with some gorgeous ambiance always makes for stellar 30th birthday photoshoot ideas! Book the studio on Peerspace

6. Have a boho birthday shoot 

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You’re never too old to add a pop of pink to a photoshoot. This bungalow in Venice, CA, makes pink sophisticated and chic. This gorgeous boho studio has been the backdrop for big-name photoshoots like Everlane and Reformation, and for TikTok stars and Instagram influencers.

It’s also easy to see why! After all, it’s a space that combines a playful pastel color palette with thoughtful design choices and tons of beautiful furnishings.

In the words of a Peerspace reviewer: “Love the cute place. Reagan was helpful. We were comfortable during the shooting. I recommend this lovely place.” You’ll look like a queen when you book a photoshoot here on Peerspace

Our funky boho photoshoot ideas can provide additional inspo for this suggestion. Check them out!

7. Snap a beautiful green landscape 

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Want to add a major wow factor to your birthday photoshoot? Try adding an epic view. This outdoor sanctuary in Austin, TX, provides plenty of gorgeous natural landscapes perfect for the camera.

There are over 22 acres for you to wander on, complete with wildflower zones, waterfalls, and several gorgeous lookout points. You don’t have to worry about anyone crashing your photoshoot, either, since the whole property can be yours when you book with Peerspace

Check out what a photographer shared in his review of this beautiful sanctuary: “Wonderful space with lots of shooting options and even some trails to explore. Owners were friendly and helpful. Would shoot here again!”

8. Feel sophisticated with stained glass 

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Playing with light is an awesome way to add visual interest to your 30th birthday photoshoot. This unique Philadelphia loft boasts gorgeous tinted windows to add some color to your photos. Each time of day brings a different look to the studio, which can give your photos a totally unique vibe. Add in a beautiful bed, an animal print rug, and other distinct pieces, and you’re sure to end up with a totally unforgettable set of pics. 

“Amazing space, clean and beautifully lit,” shares reviewer Brittani B., “Host is quick to respond and easy to work with!”

9. Go beachy and chic 

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Want to capture the sunny vibes of a beach in your birthday photos without having to head there yourself? No problem. Peerpace has gorgeous, beachy venues for landlocked guests, too. This tropical escape in Chicago features tons of coastal-inspired design choices, like the neon palm tree and giant pink shark. 

If you’re looking for a photoshoot studio that can double as a party venue, you can’t do much better than this space. Just ask reviewer Alyssa S, who hosted her birthday party here: “It’s definitely perfect for the gram and there’s a small balcony in the back that gets a good amount of sunlight. Highly recommend!” 

This Chicago escape is pretty high up on anyone’s Insta-worthy photo spots. Discover more Instagram birthday photoshoot ideas here!

10. Spice things up with an elegant boudoir photoshoot

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There’s no better way to give yourself a boost of confidence for your birthday than with a fierce boudoir photoshoot. If you’re looking for the perfect studio, we’ve got you covered. This elegant Chicago loft was designed exclusively for fashion and lifestyle photoshoots with a flirty edge.

Reviewer Ashley L. called this space “beautiful and perfect for boudoir.” More than 300 other reviewers emphatically agree. Come see what all the fuss is about on the loft’s Peerspace listing

Check out these unique boudoir session ideas to enhance your birthday boudoir shoot!

11. Keep it simple with an elegant wooden backdrop 

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There are two things you need for a stunning 30th birthday photoshoot — great lighting, and gorgeous backdrops. This loft studio in New York has both.

Large industrial windows provide plenty of natural light to the textured wood and brick walls. Plus, there are plenty of fun props you can use, like the plush purple sofa and mirror. It’s the perfect spot to let your imagination take over! 

A brand owner who booked a photoshoot here had this to say in a Peerspace review: “Fantastic space and amazing natural light! The staff was also very helpful. 100% would book again”

12. Pose by the pool

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Your 30s are the start of a whole new adventure in your life. Why not symbolize your expanding horizons with a photoshoot in front of a gorgeous ocean bluff? This serene and modern Malibu home sits amid the hills, overlooking the canyons and beach below.

“Lee and Steve’s place is just as amazing as it looks in the pictures! They are great, friendly and accommodating hosts who communicate well.” Want to see those stunning views for yourself? Head over to the mansion’s Peerspace listing and prepare to have your mind blown!

Check out more creative water photoshoot ideas here!

Bonus: Get campy with a retro Shasta camper trailer

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We love the idea of this retro Shaster camper in Indianapolis as the site for unique 30th birthday photoshoot ideas! The exterior of the camper is ultra-cool and vintage on its own, boasting a striped canopy and an ice-blue and white paint job.

However, it’s inside the camper that the real fun begins. Just check out the checkerboard floor, wooden furnishings, and ice-blue seating to maximize the vintage vibes. It all comes together for a recipe that will make your 30th birthday photos pop off the screen.

Bring your 30th birthday photoshoot ideas to life with Peerspace

30th Birthday Photoshoot Ideas
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Now that you know some of the greatest spaces to take your 30th birthday photos, there’s only one thing left to do: book away! And since Peerspace is the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, you can also book birthday party venues to complete the day. Check out what we have available near you today! After all, it’s your 30th birthday, live a little!

And because it’s never too early to start planning an epic birthday, check out these 11 memorable 31st birthday ideas to make it special!

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