11 Indoor Photoshoot Locations in Chicago
- Date: January 17, 2023
- Topic: Photography
- By: Peerspace
Peerspace has so many fun indoor photoshoot locations in Chicago that we had trouble narrowing it down to just 11 of our favorites! These top spots will make all your photos pop, whether you are looking for luxury vibes or more of a down-to-earth feel. We’ve got you covered with venue ideas fit for anything from fashion shoots and headshots to boudoir and engagement shoots.
After all, imagination is the only limitation when it comes to finding a great venue on Peerspace. As the largest online marketplace for peer-to-peer venue rentals, we have hundreds of incredible locations throughout Chicago that you can book by the hour. Not only that, but you’re renting a space from a local creative, just like yourself.
Peerspace hosts rent out spaces that may have professional equipment on hand for you to use and that can include optional add-on services. But pretty much all of them have at least one thing in common — these are spaces designed to enhance your creativity.
No matter the occasion, Peerspace has a photoshoot location perfect for you! In fact, this list of the 11 indoor photoshoot locations in Chicago is only the tip of the iceberg.
1. Grungy greatness
You’re not going to find many indoor photoshoot locations in Chicago with this look that don’t involve hopping a few fences and risking the repercussions of trespassing! The Urban Decay Atrium is well-lit, with 15-foot ceilings and a mix of plaster, raw brick, and paint walls. The double staircase is also stunning, with this Peerspace venue just begging to be used for your next fashion shoot!
This is a Peerspace venue that gets a lot of love from the community. For instance, as this reviewer shared. “Ten times better than expected. The host was very engaging, helpful, and allowed us the ability to create during the process. We shot a music video and were able to capture everything we needed and truth be told we could have shot a mini movie in there. Dope.”
2. A versatile venue with added horsepower
Whether your photoshoot is for a luxury brand or portraits that truly pop, you are going to love this space! This inspirational and raw urban warehouse comes with unique artwork, a lounge with a kitchen, and a half-black, half-green photoshoot room.
In fact, if you can dream it, you can photograph it here! Thanks to its green screen cove, you can get extra creative in the post-production process. Plus, shoot the Peerspace host a message and ask about other fun add-ons like a smoke machine or colorful RGB LED tube lights to enhance your shoot.
A Peerspace reviewer summed up her experience here with the following. “This spot was so great to shoot in! Very clean, good vibe and accommodating. Plenty of parking as well. Very pleased!“
3. Brick and beauty
High vaulted ceilings, exposed brick walls, white wood floors, and stunning views of the city skyline — what more could you want when looking for indoor photoshoot locations in Chicago?! This Peerspace venue also comes with fun colored backdrops and lighting equipment included. Your crew could make use of the industrial elevator and the large windows that let in lots of natural light. It’s also a total steal on the cost front at only $65 per hour!
Plus, this space has 500+ five-star reviews on Peerspace that rave about the sunrise and sunset lighting streaming through the studio’s four large windows! Like the following, shared by a content curator who booked a boudoir shoot here. “The location was perfect. I love the natural lighting. Would definitely book again.”
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4. Checks all the boxes
Looking for unique indoor photoshoot locations in Chicago? Then take a look at this quirky and fun multi-set warehouse! The immersive checkerboard room offers a floor-to-ceiling checkerboard design with a hanging tire swing or the option for a hanging punching bag instead. The White Room offers tons of fun options, with a green turf wall, a chalkboard wall (and colored chalk), and a magnetic cabinet wall.
This Peerspace bookable studio is perfect for daytime shoots, with light flowing in through the three floor-to-ceiling southeast windows! Since it offers so many distinct areas in one setting, you get a lot of creative bang for your buck here.
According to one of many happy Peerspace reviewers of this multi-set warehouse. “This place is amazing❤️I would definitely recommend filming here..Great host.. definitely will be booking with them again 🤗”
5. Living the good life in a vintage-meets-modern home in Hyde Park
This glorious home in Hyde Park combines a chic vintage and elegantly modern aesthetic. From its rich gray walls to the splashes of cream decor, this is one of the best indoor photoshoot locations in Chicago if you’re looking to celebrate a cultivated look.
If you need any outdoor photos, too, this home has a spacious backyard patio and is only three blocks from the shores of Lake Michigan. Also, be sure to check out all of this home’s pictures on its Peerspace listing. This is something elegant and photo-worthy in every nook and cranny!
A Peerspace user who booked a photoshoot here shared this glowing review: “This space is simply magical! And it’s not just the fact that it is immaculate, located in a quaint neighborhood, beautifully-designed, multi-functional, and blissfully bright, but it also has the best energy ever, because of its owner! Kay was onsite the entire time and truly made our experience using her space for our photoshoot that much better. She was kind, helpful, and brought beautiful energy into the space. I can’t recommend this space more highly, and would love to have reason to return!”
6. Beach vibin’
Bring the beach vibes to Chicago with this tropical escape located right in the middle of Wicker Park! This space comes will all sorts of fun props to make your photoshoot stand out, like a shark on the living room exposed brick wall and a flamingo in the bright blue bathtub.
Not only that, but you can also make use of the WiFi and Bluetooth speakers on-site and listen to music for a fun shoot that helps you get in the right head space. Browse its photos, fall in love, and book it today on Peerspace!
This is a studio that’s also popular for events. “Great space, so much room and has a great design. It was perfect for our event and the Bangtel team was great, super friendly, and very responsive”. No matter how you enjoy it, you can book it today on Peerspace.
7. A-list style
Go all out for this photoshoot and book a space your favorite celebrity would. This space is ideal for model photoshoots, headshots, or even a fashion show photoshoot. When you book this 3,000+ square foot location on Peerspace, you’ll have access to overhead grid lighting, lighting gear, a huge white backdrop, and the option to add on a giant 40-foot x 13-foot green screen!
In the words of one Peerspace reviewer. “They were an amazing host. Very attentive, responsive, willing to assist, let us use the house c-stands and could not have been more gracious host. I will absolutely rent this location again and have already referred them to others. 200% Satisfied! Thank you for your hospitality.”
8. Your dream home
Looking for a quiet and modern space for a family photoshoot? This renovated luxury property is a must for any family shoot, from maternity and newborn to engagement and wedding announcement shoots. It’s so large that it contains four bedrooms and three bathrooms in its 3,200 square feet of space. The 14-foot floor-to-ceiling windows and open layout are perfect for lifestyle photos in this functional and stylistic space.
Best of all, you can book it today on Peerspace!
Peerspace reviewers seem to love the host as much as the space itself! “Garrett was an excellent host and communicated everything I needed to know and very quickly. The space was exactly as pictured in the listing and worked perfectly for my photoshoot! I would definitely book again!”
9. Bringing the outdoors in
This brick and concrete loft is a beautiful and intimate location for photos from editorial to boudoir shoots. When you book this venue on Peerspace, you’ll have not only access to the space but also an assortment of boho furnishings, vibrant plants, and radiant sunlight coming through the large windows.
The host does recommend you bring in professional lighting for those cloudy Chicago days, however. Since it’s a 1,500-square-foot open-layout space with 14′ ceilings, you can really bring any vision to life here.
According to a Peerspace reviewer who booked this studio. “A gorgeous, unique space for a branding photoshoot for my coaching business. So many options and fun areas to utilize!”
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10. Vintage vibes
If you’re looking for a unique studio with retro flair, then you’re going to love the artistic wall spaces in this gorgeous photo studio! One wall is covered in vinyl records and another with vintage print advertising. Better yet, you can rent everything from camera equipment to a photography team when you book this venue on Peerspace. And it comes with free lights, backdrops, and other photography tools!
This space has more than four hundred glowing reviews and is a Chicago creative studio staple. One Peerspace reviewer writes, “great props and the interchangeable backgrounds made this the perfect space for my shoot.”
11. Explore a neon content studio
Sometimes indoor photoshoot locations in Chicago call for a little nighttime pizzazz. And when they do, you’ll have this unique electric studio available to you through Peerspace! It’s a 2,400-square-foot studio that comprises 10 unique and fun sets, including rock and roll garage door, studio bar, and electric jungle. The studio’s neon signage looks amazing when cast against the exposed brick walls, and the host offers you plenty of creative add-on services to enhance your shoot.
Whether you’re shooting branding photos for a creative artist, family portraits for a quirky clan, or model headshots for an influencer, this unique studio will never fail you for inspiration!
“The space was just what we needed,” shares a Peerspace reviewer. “[The host] Larry was so accommodating and kind. Definitely looking forward to using the space in the future.”
Bonus: a darling lifestyle studio in West Town
We love the idea of this darling lifestyle studio for any shoot that’s lifestyle-centric, be it a family or a commercial photoshoot. The studio boasts southwest-facing windows for abundant natural sunlight, a living room setup, backdrops, a wardrobe rack, and a steamer.
The studio has an open layout with three separate areas ideal for creating fresh content. It’s also easily the most modern and pristine of all the indoor photoshoot locations in Chicago, making it perfect for newborn photos, branding shots, and couples portraits alike. So if that’s the look you’re going for, book it on Peerspace today!
A content specialist who booked this studio for a video shoot shared this review on Peerspace: “Jessica’s space was very nice and larger than expected. The studio has so many props and was very organized. We wished we booked more time, and will return!”
The best indoor photoshoot locations in Chicago are on Peerspace
It’s pretty easy to fall in love with these indoor photoshoot locations in Chicago! Depending on the style you’re looking for, just about any can be the one (or more!) for you.
When you need to book indoor photoshoot locations in Chicago, we hope you’ll consider these venues on Peerspace. If none of these speak to what you need, check out our site. We literally have hundreds of more options in Chicago and its surrounding area, with amazing new spaces added daily.
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