Planning a birthday photoshoot is one of the best ways to make your birthday celebration a fun and memorable occasion. Whether you’re celebrating another decade of life in Boston, or you’re away from your family and want to send pictures back home, consider renting a photo studio or party venue to get the best lighting and gear for your birthday photoshoot ideas in Boston.
Check out our favorite venues in the Boston area to get you started. Since all of these spaces are available from local hosts, that makes it easy for you to find a customized package for your event. Add on furniture rentals, camera and lighting equipment, and even catering services with a quick call to the Peerspace Concierge service for some personalized support.
1. A professional photography loft in Boston
Let’s start our list off with this spacious photography studio that comes with basic lighting gear, such as color backdrops and C-stands, included. Additional Profoto lights are available for an extra fee. In addition to 600 sq.ft. of shooting space, you’ll have access to a makeup and changing area, as well as a microwave and minifridge. Whether you rent the venue for just a few hours or the whole day, you’ll have everything you need for a professional photoshoot from start to finish.
2. A recording studio and performance room in North Quincy
This venue is one of our favorite birthday photoshoot ideas in Boston for artists and musicians. In addition to your photoshoot, you can make an audio recording of yourself performing a song on guitar or piano. With a spacious performance area in front of an exposed brick wall, this is a stylish and professional space to celebrate your birthday through music. In fact, this venue has room for up to 20 people, so why not invite your friends and make it a live performance?
3. An breezy, all-white event space in Allston
This bright and elegant venue has room for up to 20 people, making it the perfect location for a birthday photoshoot and intimate gathering with a small group of friends. We recommend it for yoga practitioners, as they can demonstrate their favorite poses on the spacious hardwood floor. But it’s also a great fit for chefs who want to host a pop-up dinner out of the on-site kitchen. However you choose to celebrate your birthday, this venue is versatile enough to accommodate it. Just call up the Concierge service to add a caterer or photographer to your booking!
4. A colorful coworking space in Woburn
This vibrant coworking space is perfect for young professionals and creative types who want to celebrate their birthday with a quirky photoshoot. This venue comes with A/V gear included with your rental, including a projector and wireless Sonos sound system. With plenty of nooks and crannies, as well as several seating areas, this is the place to get silly with all of your offbeat birthday photoshoot ideas in Boston. There’s even a massage chair and shuffleboard table!
5. A historic farmstead in Boxford
For a birthday photoshoot outside the city, head to this colonial-era farm in Boxford. It’s a great place to get outdoor shots in the snow or among the trees. The comfortably-furnished interior is great for family photos or a small dinner party for groups of up to 25. Want to add a little more adventure to your outing? Animal encounters and wagon rides are available for an extra fee.
6. A cozy coworking space in Ipswich
This venue is the perfect place to host your birthday gathering, as it also offers several cozy seating areas for your birthday photoshoot. With wooden walls and furniture, as well as plenty of plants throughout, this space feels warm and inviting, and can fit up to 70 guests. We recommend it for a surprise party and photoshoot for a friend or colleague for a casual, out-of-office vibe.
7. A production soundstage in South Lowell
This is the place for actors and performers to go to bring their epic birthday photoshoot ideas in Boston to life. With several soundstages and a green room, you can act out your fantasy by styling yourself as a newscaster, talk-show host, or even a character in a horror movie! You’ll have all of the digital lighting tools you need to make your shoot as high-tech as possible. No parties allowed, though, so you’ll have to carry on the fun elsewhere after the shoot is over.
8. A beachside retreat in Salisbury
This 11-bedroom home is a sprawling beachside venue for a birthday party and photoshoot near Boston. With a yard, outdoor hot tub, four fireplaces, and a yoga/meditation room, you’ll have all of the spaces you’ll need for a range of photoshoot ideas. This is an affordable venue where you can invite up to 35 of your family and friends to celebrate your birthday. Why not get some family photos on the beach or playing lawn games? With a sound system that reaches eight different zones of the house, and catering options available to add on to your booking, you’ll have everything you need for the whole family to enjoy themselves here.
9. A stylish club room in Woburn
For a classy and sophisticated birthday photoshoot idea in Boston, check out this spacious and stylish lounge with a fireplace, pool table, and more. Get dressed up for the occasion and invite up to 30 of your friends to this versatile venue with a partial kitchen. Live music needs to be pre-approved, but caterers and professional photographers are welcome. This venue is a great backdrop for a birthday photoshoot for a working professional or classy Bostonian.
Getting great pictures on your birthday doesn’t have to be a challenge. While you could just ask a friend to take a few photos during your party, we think it’s a good idea to plan ahead by renting a well-lit venue and even hiring a professional photographer. The less you have to worry about on your birthday, the more relaxed and comfortable you’ll appear in your photos! Fortunately, a Peerspace rental makes it easy to take care of the logistics all with one simple booking. Just browse the listings and call up the Concierge service if you need some help!