In a city of over four million people, many of whom are creative professionals killing it in the fashion game, it can be difficult to track down interesting, unique photoshoot locations that aren’t completely overdone. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of 10 unique fashion photoshoot ideas in Los Angeles to give your next shoot a flair all your own.
1. Exude elegance in a historical French chateau
Want your fashion photo shoot to drip drama? Look no further than the Kingsley House, a historic Los Angeles landmark that’s been featured in plenty of prominent films and editorial shoots and is available to rent on Peerspace. One look at this French Chateau extravagant decor, and it’s easy to see why. Whether you prefer to pose on the winding spiral staircase, draped over a large crystal chandelier, or you’d like to lay poolside in the lush backyard often referred to as “LA’s secret garden,” there are no shortages of places to get your “high-fashion” on in this gem of a space.
2. Bask in the glowing ambiance of a bright open studio
This studio, available to rent via Peerspace, really brings the wow-factor. With its open layout, 12-foot-high windows that drench the place with natural light, and a variety of nooks, backdrops, and props to capture different editorial vibes, this space screams “fashion photo shoot.” It’s also centrally-located, only about 6 miles south of DTLA, making it accessible as it is stylish. Tip: plan to take some photos on the roof and use a pastel-skied sunset as your scenic background.
3. Travel back in time in a retro downtown loft
There’s no better place to get a little groovy than in this retro loft, styled to a tee to represent an authentic apartment from the 1960s. Enjoy this space’s funky charm, all the way from its fire engine red refrigerator, to its iconic egg chair, to its patterned wallpaper, and beyond. In fact, this is the kind of unique space that you probably see in magazines and wonder just where exactly it is. Now you have your answer.
4. Paint you own picture in a fully-lit photo studio
To feel really exercise your artistic freedom, try this expansive, fully-lit film and photo studio, available to rent on Peerspace. With over 3,000-square-feet of open space and white cyclorama walls, this production location is a true blank canvas to make your photoshoot your own. Located in Glendale, this studio also includes its own lighting in order to maximize production quality and light your photos to their full, high-fashion potential.
5. Capture those iconic LA vibes at Venice Beach
One of the most iconic spots in Los Angeles also happens to be one of the most ideal locations for a beachy, gritty fashion photoshoot. With a wide variety of settings — palm trees, sandy beaches, skate parks, and street art — this production location blends city, ocean, and culture to serve as a great dynamic backdrop. For something a little bit different than all the typical tourist spots, use a street art guide to find off-the-beaten-path, colorful murals for your shoot.
6. Play dress-up in a real-life pink dollhouse
Blur the lines between reality and make-believe in this life-sized dollhouse, enveloped entirely in pink and red. As if this dreamy monochrome aesthetic isn’t enough, this production location, available to rent on Peerspace, also offers costumes, vintage furniture, and multiple themed rooms (we love the Victorian-esque living room) to fulfill all sorts of high-fashion looks. When it comes to fashion photoshoot ideas in Los Angeles, it doesn’t get more unique than this pink playland.
7. Merge the past with the future in an industrial, steampunk loft
Get a little gritty, living on the edge of a dystopian future, when you choose to shoot in this industrial, steampunk studio. With a massive gear-like vault door, as well as unique backgrounds that conjure up “Twilight Zone”-esque sci-fi vibes, this Peerspace is totally unique when it comes to editorial fashion photoshoots. As one photographer guest put it so succinctly? “This place was off the hook to do photoshoots. There was so much area in one spot to take awesome, creative pictures.” We agree.
8. Reach for the sky at a rooftop studio
Enjoy some of the best views of Los Angeles from this 20,000-square-foot rooftop, available to rent on Peerspace, in the heart of DTLA. Not only do you get sprawling LA cityscape in this production location, but shooting with the utility storage tanks on this rooftop really adds to its urban, industrial feel. The contrast between bright, blue sky and the grit of the city? Divine. Hello, high fashion.