The 9 Best Graduation Photoshoot Ideas in Minneapolis

On the lookout for graduation photoshoot ideas in Minneapolis that will make your images stand out? Then you’ve come to the right place since that’s precisely what we at Peerspace share with you ahead. As the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, we make it easy to discover photogenic hidden gem spaces in cities like Minneapolis. All spaces are owned by locals who strive to make your booking incredible and can help you source gear, props, catering, and more. Kind of ideal for a shoot to commemorate a milestone as huge as a graduation, right?!

If you’re in the Minneapolis area, there are countless landmarks and breathtaking backgrounds to incorporate into your shoot. With flowers in full bloom and the earth a vibrant green, Minneapolis in the springtime cannot be beat. Take a look at these fabulous graduation photoshoot ideas in Minneapolis available through Peerspace.

1. Let your creativity flow at the airy, 2,000-square-foot Clubhouse

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Starting off the list of great graduation photoshoot ideas in Minneapolis is an absolute gem. The Clubhouse has absolutely everything you need for a photoshoot.

Whether you want to look stylish or studious, there’s a corner for you. The converted industrial space is filled with styled vignettes — little themed nooks with a cohesive look. With an onsite stylist, props galore, and every kind of seating you can imagine, you can capture your exact vision here. The Clubhouse also has movable backdrops if you want a cleaner look.

Another perk that comes with using Peerspace to book interesting venues? You can read reviews left by genuine renters before you decide to book a space! Here is one of the dozens of glowing reviews for the Clubhouse: “Loved the space and all the set ups. Really easy to find location and parking. Will book again in the future!”

2. Capture sleek snapshots at an industrial studio

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Located in Lowry Hill East, this uptown industrial studio on the Greenway offers you many eye-catching graduation photoshoot ideas in Minneapolis. The studio boasts super high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, wood beam columns, and industrial lighting fixtures. This all adds up to a rustic and classy spot for portraits.

Plus, the mid-century furnishings and the vibrant plant life bring the space to life. We can definitely recommend the fireplace as the spot to take thoughtful, contemplative grad portraits with a shabby-chic vibe.

3. Soak up the good vibes at a bright warehouse event space

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Part rustic and part chic, this location is a great one for a relaxed graduation photoshoot. With white brick walls and black accents, this room was designed with aesthetic balance in mind. You can leave the ring light behind because surrounding the room are spider-arch windows that let in tons of natural light.

What’s most amazing about this charming loft is its versatility. In addition to the picture-perfect room pictured, the host also offers fun add-on options. You can rent additional high-end furniture pieces to make your grad photos stand out beautifully.

In the words of a Peerspace reviewer: “Excellent space, exactly as described, and extremely smooth transaction. Matt was flexible, very communicative, and great to work with. Thanks for the beautiful space!!”

Found the perfect space but need a few ideas? Then you need to see our unforgettable graduation photo ideas!

4. Capture those sky-high ambitions in a North Loop penthouse

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Want to enjoy gorgeous graduation photoshoot ideas in Minneapolis that benefit a good cause? That’s exactly what you get when you hold your shoot at this incredible Parisian-inspired penthouse in the North Loop! This more than 3,300-square-foot corner dwelling boasts 22′ ceilings, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, huge windows, and stunning artwork and artifacts sourced from across the globe.

Plus, all proceeds from bookings are donated to Parkinson’s Disease awareness and research, which may be an extra boon for the graduate if they hope to live in a space like this themselves one day and also work in philanthropy.

5. Go maximal at this colorful, plant-filled studio

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This beautifully bright and eclectic space is a designer’s creative studio in the Minneapolis Arts District. And we happen to think it would be the perfect setting for a graduate who is planning to enter interior design, fashion design, or another artistic profession. It’s a 1,300-square-foot space filled with custom textiles, prints, and pieces that make it a truly one-of-a-kind space. The turquoise wall, beautiful patterns, and lush plant life are only the beginning when you book this stunning studio.

6. Achieve aesthetic looks at an Arts District loft

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What would a list of great photoshoot locations be without at least one urban loft space? And of course, you wouldn’t find it anywhere in the city but the Minneapolis Arts District. High ceilings, white brick walls, large industrial windows, this studio has it all. If you want that soft, artistic look, then you’ve found your photoshoot spot. This location has an air of sophistication that’ll elevate any picture. The windows let in generous natural light but if you need more the host also offers professional lighting equipment, so reach out to them for details.

“Really enjoyed shooting here,” shares a Peerspace reviewer, “The studio is nice and spacious and have plenty of natural light, even on overcast days. Rachel is a great host and very accommodating. Will book here again.”

7. Take your pics to the next level at a modern pro studio

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While we generally think an interesting home or garden makes for more exciting pictures than a photo studio, this one is an exception. Sitting right along Washington Ave is a quaint studio that has what they call “controlled natural light.” What that means is that translucent screens can be pulled down from the truly huge wall of 18-foot windows to further diffuse incoming light so all your photos have a soft feel. If all this weren’t enough since this is a traditional studio they have professional photography services available.

And just check out what a photographer shared after booking this studio: “This was such a beautiful space! Amazing natural light, super clean, convenient location, also love that there was a coffee shop next door!! Steve was a great host and an incredible communicator. I would definitely book again:-)”

Check out even more gorgeous indoor photoshoot locations in Minneapolis here!

8. An iconic, historic space for the musicians

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Is your grad a musician or a singer? Then you need to check out this next space in our roundup of graduation photoshoot ideas in Minneapolis! It’s an iconic North Loop building that was the former Lee’s Cocktail Lounge. While the cocktail-slinging may be over, the general layout of the building persists, so you can take pictures of your grad belting out a tune or rocking out a jam on the iconic stage.

Part of the fun of a venue like this is reading its reviews from past renters to see how they utilized the space. In the words of one reviewer: “Had a ball and Will and Co were SUPER accommodating! Space is well laid out. Such a hidden gem for Minneapolis.”

9. Immerse yourself in historic architecture at a Georgian mansion

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If you’re about to attend or just graduated from a historic college, this is the ideal Minneapolis location for you. This grand mansion on Pillsbury Ave was built in 1930 and was restored to achieve its original Georgian splendor. What’s ideal about using this mansion for graduate photos is that it offers several options for a themed photoshoot. For instance, budding chefs can pose in the beautiful all-white kitchen. Professors-to-be can instead pose in the wood-paneled library complete with books and club chairs. There is also a leafy outdoor courtyard ideal for grads of every stripe.

But don’t just take our word for it! Check out what a Peerspace reviewer shared after their shoot here: “The space is magnificent! My photoshoot was a huge success and Delany was super helpful! I would totally book here again.”

Graduation photoshoot ideas in Minneapolis: conclusion

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As you can see, Peerspace offers you access to the best graduation photoshoot ideas in Minneapolis. It’s easy to find amazing venues in such a vibrant city.

Minneapolis has so much to offer, ranging from exciting baseball games to an arts district to the Mall of America. It’s not just a fun city, it’s a beautiful one too. We’ve seen everything from Parisian penthouses to historic mansions. The opportunities are endless, both for photography locations in Minneapolis and in your future.

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