13 Creative Birthday Photoshoot Ideas For Adults

Need a few stellar birthday photoshoot ideas for adults? We at Peerspace think it’s a wonderful opportunity for fun and memory-making! After all, no one said that fun birthday photoshoots have to stop once you hit adulthood. You can celebrate who you are exactly at this moment while having a beautiful souvenir of your latest birthday.

It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, you can stage a birthday photoshoot that’s fun, unique, and totally you. All you need is a little creative spirit – and an aesthetic Peerspace venue to set the stage. Peerspace is the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals and makes it easy to book birthday-worthy event spaces and photoshoot studios in cities across the globe.

Here are 13 of our favorite birthday photoshoot ideas for adults, perfect for your special day. 

1. Head to a bar 

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Here’s a great birthday photoshoot idea for adults. Head to a bar and take birthday pics of yourself enjoying the night out. This would be awesome for a 21st birthday, or any other milestone birthday.  

For extra privacy, you could rent a Peerspace bar to stage your pics, like this tropically-inspired gem in Charlotte, NC. It’s just outside of Uptown in Druid Hills and includes an oversized elevated porch, an outdoor space with firepits and wings, gorgeous immersive art, and of course, tropical plants galore. This would also be an amazing spot to host your birthday party with all your friends and family!

According to Peerspace reviewers, the venue’s drinks, staff, and atmosphere are all a huge hit…even for surprise parties! “Great location and super responsive host. Our surprise birthday party was a grand success. Thanks again!”

2. Birthday sleepover 

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Who says you have to get dressed up to have a fun birthday photoshoot? Keep your special photoshoot lowkey by grabbing your favorite pajamas and staging some cozy birthday sleepover-inspired pics. 

It’s a fun and playful idea for adults that are still kids at heart. And if you need a distinct bedroom that’s the perfect combination of cute and sophisticated, then check out this magical dollhouse in Los Angeles, CA.

It’s a much-lauded space and a true one-of-a-kind that you have to see to believe! Peerspace reviewers even call it an: “Amazing space and Even better in real life.” Guess there’s only one way to find out, right?!

3. Recreate a childhood birthday 

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Pop quiz – what was your favorite birthday party growing up? Was it the My Little Pony bash you had when you were 7, or maybe your trip to the aquarium when you were 10? 

Pay homage to your favorite childhood birthday by putting a grown-up spin on it with your birthday photoshoot ideas for adults. For example, if you were obsessed with all things Barbie, you could head to a cute pink dream house and style some adorable outfits. The house itself is a pink and gold kitschy wonderland and can make an amazing birthday photoshoot setting. It’s a fun way to reconnect with your childhood while still keeping things sophisticated and grown-up. 

This pink dream house also has more than 900 glowing reviews (!). Here is just one example that demonstrates how magical your experience here can be: “This space is AMAZING. So gorgeous, creative, innovative and unique. You will get the best content between the multiple rooms and the attention to detail in decor. Carol is so kind, caring and talented in her design.”

Next, check out these 10 unique places to do your Instagram birthday photoshoot!

4. Add a water feature 

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There’s nothing like a water feature to add some interest to a photo. And if your birthday is in the spring or summer, there’s no better place to enjoy the water than the pool!

Grab your favorite swimsuit and some inflatable props, and head to a beautiful Peerspace pool, like this backyard oasis in Los Angeles, CA

You can either relax by the poolside or dive in to create some dynamic action shots in the water. And if you need underwater gear for your camera, you can ask your venue’s local host to lend a helping hand. They will strive to ensure that you’ll have the best birthday photoshoot in their space and are happy to help in any way they can.

“This space is stunning and everything it is portrayed to be,” shares a Peerspace reviewer. “Our guests had a wonderful time and we captured gorgeous photos. Hosts were friendly and came out to say hello upon arrival and then left us to our event for the rest of the afternoon. Highly recommend and would definitely book again.”

Make the most of this suggestion by using our 12 creative water photoshoot ideas!

5. Head outside for some greenery

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Looking for a birthday photoshoot idea for adults with a natural flair? Head out to the forest to get lost in the sunshine and greenery. You could head to a local park or nature reserve, or book a private cabin with Peerspace, like this 1940s cabin in Stroudsburg, PA

This cabin sits on 18 acres of pristine wilderness. You’ll have total peace and quiet for your photoshoot – and you can enjoy some well-deserved R&R on your birthday. 

6. Find a stunning view

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An amazing backdrop can help take your birthday photos to the next level. Keep an eye out for spots with a little “wow” factor, like this creative ranch house in Topanga, CA. This sprawling outdoor space offers picturesque mountain views and wide-open skies, ideal for an extra special birthday photoshoot. 

A producer who booked this space for a shoot shared the following Peerspace review. “Incredible property with tons of spots and incredible light. The host was super easy to work with and super nice and helpful”.

7. Take your birthday photoshoot to new heights

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Want to keep the amazing views going on your special day? Find a rooftop and celebrate your birthday with a birds-eye view of the city. 

You can rent rooftops by the hour on Peerspace, like this industrial rooftop in NYC. The 20,000-square-foot rooftop offers sprawling views of the NYC skyline. The sunsets here are totally unreal, making it an amazing spot to conclude an epic birthday. And price-wise? A total steal at just $65 per hour!

A Peerspace reviewer shares: “Amazing experience – incredible views on the rooftop. Thank you!!”

8. Bake your birthday cake on camera 

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Birthday photoshoot ideas for adults like this one will let you have your cake and eat it, too. Grab your favorite apron and bake up some birthday treats for yourself, documenting the occasion with some special photos. Not only will you get to pose with your birthday creation, but you’ll also get to eat your delicious treats. 

To make your photoshoot extra adorable, keep a lookout for Peerspace kitchens with an aesthetic edge, like this groovy pink Palm Springs-inspired kitchen in Los Angeles. It’s a tropical space that boasts neon signage, fun decorative touches, and even a boudoir set, should you feel so bold (more on that ahead!).

“Great setup and had everything we needed,” shares a Peerspace reviewer who booked their own shoot here. “Shane was super easy to get in touch with and was available even while we were in the studio. Loved the space!”

9. Give your birthday selfies an edge 

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Are you a master of the art of the selfie? Take your birthday photoshoot ideas for adults to the next level by heading to a selfie studio, like this adorable spot in Scottsdale, AZ.

There are over 13 different booths with different vibes and props, giving you plenty of options to choose from for your birthday pics. With the addition of ring lights and Bluetooth remotes, you can absolutely act as your own photographer and no one will be any the wiser.

And check out this helpful rave from a Peerspace reviewer: “I have been a studio photographer for 3 years now and I must say this experience was definitely my best! The owner is so kind, he even helped us conduct an idea that we needed extra help with. Very vibrant, clean, and overall great space to rent out, I highly recommend it is so worth it!”

10. Stage a birthday boudoir photoshoot 

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Here’s a great birthday photoshoot idea for adults with a flirty side. Head to a Peerspace boudoir studio and snap some artistic pics on your birthday. This luxurious studio in Denver, CO, has everything you need to get creative. You can bask in the natural light, or draw the curtains and capture something more risque. 

A photographer called it “unique and offers an ambiance that I’ve not found anywhere else. I thoroughly recommend it it for boudoir shooting.”

It’s the perfect excuse to build up your confidence, and have some stunning pictures that celebrate you while creating a birthday to remember. 

Is your birthday in the summer? Then our 13 awesome summer birthday party ideas are a can’t-miss!

11. Treat yourself to a birthday milk bath

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This birthday photoshoot idea for adults is as fun as it is relaxing. Get in on the milk bath photography trend and treat yourself to a birthday photo session in the tub.  

Milk bath photography is easy to master with a little artistic know-how. It’s even more fun when you have the perfect tub to pose in, like the one at this outdoor greenhouse in Leander, TX. It’s a rustic greenhouse surrounded by gardens and distinct decorative pieces, all on private property for complete discretion.

A Peerspace user shared the following informative review after their second(!) booking here: “This was my second time renting Lisa’s space. It’s amazing as always! We got amazing shots! I can’t wait to show my client. Thanks Lisa!!”

Uncover more creative milk bath ideas here!

12. Dance your heart out

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It’s your birthday, so dance like you mean it! Show off your favorite dance moves for the camera. You can do things solo, or include your friends as your backup squad. 

Keep an eye out for fun dance studios on Peerspace near you, like this event space in Chicago, IL. Not only is there plenty of space to dance in whatever style you prefer but there’s also enough space to host your actual birthday party!

In fact, a Peerspace reviewer who hosted her own birthday party here shared the following review: “Such an amazing space! The entire night everyone complimented the space and had a blast! Teresa, our host, was amazing, she was responsive, so nice and very accommodating! The staff that was present during the event were also great, helpful when needed and hands off throughout to allow us to make the space our own for the time we were there.”

Is partying in your future? Then you need to see our 15 creative birthday party ideas!

13. Let your imagination run wild with a green screen 

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Can’t decide on just one birthday photoshoot idea for adults? Why not have them all when you book a green screen studio on Peerspace?

You can create surrealist or artistic shots or polished birthday pictures that belong in a magazine spread. All you need is a little creativity, some Photoshop know-how, and a green screen studio, like this green-painted room in Woodland Park, NJ. It allows you to create your own background in post-production, meaning you can create images that you never imagined possible before!

Bonus: Play around with props

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With the right Peerspace venue, you can have a blast playing and posing with an array of unexpected props.

Take this all-white multiple-themed photo studio in New South Wales, Australia, for instance. At first glance, it looks stark and minimal, but check out all the props and decor, and you’ll discover it offers you layered photoshoots. The studio offers multiple themed rooms that really let you play around and create so many different looks, all in one spot! It’s a fun way to ensure your birthday photoshoot ideas for adults speak to your personality.

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We couldn’t agree more that a photoshoot is a wonderful way to commemorate your birthday at any age. Now that you’re armed with this list of ideas and several sensational Peerspace locations, it’s time to start booking and bringing your shoot dreams to life. Have fun, and don’t forget to let us know how it goes!

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