Dubbed the “Gate City to the South,” Atlanta is no stranger to cameras and creative crews — since 2008, it has become a popular destination for film and TV productions. This isn’t all that surprising given the area’s historic charm and diverse landscapes. From abandoned-looking warehouse studios to funky production spaces, this dynamic city is home to an abundance of fantastic venues. Outdoor destinations — such as the botanical garden, Piedmont Park, and Swan House courtyard — are also great spots for a photo session or two. If you’re looking for fashion photoshoot ideas in Atlanta, we have the spaces to make them a reality.
1. Mosey on over to a contemporary mixed-use creative space
With natural light, fresh air, and walls comprising elements like water and wood, this thoughtfully-designed boutique creative space in Woodland Hills radiates good vibes. The space spans over 1200 square feet, and it’s nestled near Emory University and a scenic 11-acre nature preserve. In addition to a wood-paneled open space, this venue features a cozy lounge and tea station, as well as an airy multi-purpose room with large windows where light pours in — perfect for catalog photography of casual wear and athletic apparel. Whether you’re shooting indoors or outdoors, this venue is virtually flawless.
2. Waltz into the past at Atlanta History Center’s Swan House
Built during 1928 — the tail-end of the Jazz Age — Swan House in the community of Buckhead was home to the affluent Inman family, whose wealth derived from a cotton brokerage, until Atlanta Historical Society acquired the property in 1966. Today, the mansion serves as a historic house museum that displays period décor from the 1920s and ‘30s. Featuring classic cars and special collections spaces, Swan House is an excellent location for photographers seeking an elegant, historic backdrop.
3. Immerse yourself in beauty and nature at Piedmont Park
Tucked away in heart of Atlanta just a mere mile from downtown, Piedmont Park feels like a world away, boasting more than 200 acres of greenery and natural space. Within the park, you’ll find a picturesque lakefront, the famed Legacy Fountain, and Green Market, which is a vibrant farmers market with live music and farm-to-table produce. Special events occasionally take place in the park as well, including the week-long Atlanta Pride Festival in October and Atlanta Black Pride, which occurs annually during Labor Day weekend. Across the way from the park is a superb skyline view. Whether you’re shooting catalog or editorial fashion photography, this beloved downtown destination is the place to go.
4. Wander freely through a massive downtown studio warehouse
Ideal for street fashion photography, this Adair Park-based urban studio boasts roughly 5000 square feet of warehouse space, which entails an outdoor patio, lounge seating, and parking spots. If you’re seeking an edgy yet laid-back place for a photoshoot, this colossal warehouse is a must-see. Available for rent on Peerspace, this cool industrial venue also has amenities like overhead lighting, a spacious garage, and electricity.
5. Gravitate toward a funky and fun production space
Looking to spice up your catalog photography with exciting shots? Then head on over to this 2000-square-feet space in Brookland. Described as “progressive,” this venue is part public house, dining room, and lounge area. In addition, vintage-style furnishing, intriguing wall art, and weathered walls made of brick and stone give this Peerspace venue a unique atmosphere. Enjoy convenient amenities like an outdoor patio, live performance stage, and bartending area.
6. Thrive and flourish at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta Botanical Garden is home to an array of exciting events, whimsical plants, and seasonal exhibitions, including Narcissus Garden and Orchid Daze. Debuting in 1966, Narcissus Garden is Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s springtime installation that involves over 1000 stainless steel spheres scattered across a lawn. These shiny orbs reflect the exhibition grounds’ landscape. Aptly named, Orchid Daze highlights the beauty of thousands of colorful orchids.
7. Make magic happen at a cozy art gallery with shifting walls
The possibilities are nearly endless at this intimate art gallery, which is located a block from Candler Park MARTA. Spanning 800 square feet, this cozy space includes adjustable walls that will accommodate a variety of displays and setups. Since this Peerspace venue is relatively dark when the studio lights are turned off, the photographer can use equipment to have effortless control of the lighting conditions.
8. Get crafty at a trendy, hip-hop-inspired downtown studio
Cozy and stylish, this photographer-curated studio is tucked away in the Castleberry Hill neighborhood of the downtown area. While natural light easily fills this space on a sunny day, there’s professional lighting equipment available on site as well. Depending on the size your production, you can rent either half or the entire studio on Peerspace. Perfect for photoshoots, this thoughtful space has amenities like a wardrobe rack, green screen, steamer, and white backdrop. And adding to the studio’s overall cool factor: a classic Mortal Kombat arcade game. Here, you’ll have a flawless victory.
9. Savor a taste of the high life at a posh downtown penthouse
Elevate your high-fashion photography at this not-so-humble abode situated near a prominent downtown filming area. This 1150-square-foot penthouse boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony that overlooks the breathtaking cityscape. Sleek and chic, this Peerspace venue has marble floors, a fireplace, wine cellar, and an open floor plan. Take your fashion photoshoot ideas in Atlanta to new heights at this luxurious residence that doubles as a production space.
10. Enjoy free rein over a huge, naturally lit studio
Forget the world — this studio is your oyster! Measuring 2350 square feet, this space has an open floor plan that makes it a breeze to hold photo sessions during the night or day, as the studio comes with a big, covered patio. Great for large production teams, this Peerspace venue boasts oversized windows and tall ceilings, effectively creating a blank canvas. Amenities and features include skylights, natural lights, sandbags, a wardrobe rack, and professional lighting equipment.