11 Indoor Photoshoot Locations in NYC

Looking for the best indoor photoshoot locations in NYC? When you’re on the quest for a fresh indoor spot to do a photoshoot in the Big Apple, you have some choices. You can spend endless hours Googling suitable places and maybe checking out Instagram to see what venues others have used successfully. You can activate your personal and business networks to find out if anyone has any bright ideas for your project.

Or you can go the smartest route and use Peerspace to find exciting sites that haven’t been overutilized.

Peerspace has already done the hard work for you, providing you access to thousands of creative venues where you can do your shoot in hundreds of international cities. It’s super easy to use Peerspace – just run a search for the city (in this case, New York) and what type of indoor photoshoot location you want to rent. Here is a sampling of 11 amazing venues throughout the city that will let your photography stand out against the rest.  

1. Go wild in Lalita Loft

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Indoor photoshoot locations in NYC can be full of surprises and the unexpected. Case in point, this Peerspace loft in Greenpoint that offers you room after room of over-the-top design and decor. It’s a 3,200-square-foot loft packed with antiques, art, and one-of-a-kind furnishings. If you love shooting color and texture, then this is the perfect space for you to explore. The loft has three bedrooms, a den, two bathrooms, a chef’s kitchen, and a living room, all with their own style.

One of the perks that comes with using Peerspace is that you can read reviews from genuine past renters before booking. Here is an example of a review for this quirky loft: “Beautiful, unique space! So cool and so much to work with. We hardly scratched the surface of areas to use in the loft. Hope to be back soon :)”

2. A secret garden

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This historic Williamsburg storefront was actually the neighborhood’s first tavern and is now a mixed-use space available for rent. Recently, the owners have spruced up the interior, and your rental fee allows you to shoot from all directions. The bar itself has been renovated, the brickwork is rustic but pristine, and the church pews add something special. There are 1,100 square feet of highly photogenic interior. But, a secret outdoor garden space sweetens this Peerspace bookable venue even more.

This is one of those venues that gets a lot of love from the Peerspace community! In fact, you’ll find tons of positive reviews for this space on its listing. Like this one: “A beautiful space with everything we needed. Danielle is an incredibly hospitable host who helped with everything we needed and asked for. Would highly recommend booking this oasis!”

3. A palatial wonderland

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Can indoor photoshoot locations in NYC be both teeny tiny and palatial? The answer is yes, yes they can. The proof is in this Brooklyn private loft home known to the owners as the Love Shack. At 900 square feet, the loft comprises two miniature dollhouses. There’s even a formal dining area that can accommodate 22 guests.

According to the owners, the Love Shack’s theme is Alice in Wonderland meets Marie Antionette. Seeing this creativity is believing. So check out the luscious images on the Peerspace listing to envision how this site can make your wildest photoshoot dreams come true.

You have to check out all the rave reviews for this loft, as it’s popular with people who book it for events as much as for photoshoots! In the case of the latter, one reviewer shared the following testimonial, “Excellent hosts! Super kind & respond right away! Space was ideal for a photoshoot! Would book again, thank you so much! x”

Going for a spooky vibe in your photos? Then you need to check out these 8 abandoned houses you can rent in NYC today!

4. All-white, all right

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This Greenpoint photo studio would make a fabulous place to conduct your next photoshoot. It’s a 900-square-foot all-white studio space with an open layout and windows that let in lots of natural light. There is a chic selection of designer furnishings that also makes the studio an excellent option for portraits. Learn more about it on its Peerspace page today, including the amazing photography gear and props you can use during your shoot here.

As a Peerspace reviewer shares: “Beautiful, large, bright space with so much equipment available!!! I had a wonderful time shooting here & it was so convenient & easy checking in & out, as well as using the space. I 100% recommend this place if you’re looking to book a shoot.”

5. Be maximalist

Colorful Corner Loft with Amazing Light
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If you’re looking for indoor photoshoot locations in NYC that lets you be anything other than a shrinking violet, then you need to see this colorful corner loft in Williamsburg. This Peerspace is a 500 square foot that offers you endless photoshoot opportunities, thanks to its custom floral wall installation, neon signage, retro-boho furnishings, and multiple patterned wallpapers. It’s a content creator’s dream space that also boasts hardwood floors, white exposed brick walls, and massive corner windows.

“Such an amazing space! Tons of different background options to make the most of one space,” shares a Peerspace reviewer, “Lighting is amazing and the hosts provide everything you might need! Bonus points for free drinks and snacks! Seriously so amazing!”

6. Bodega market

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A clean, well-stocked bodega with a deli is quintessential New York City, and this colorful little market in Seaside, Queens is exactly that. If you want to do an indoor photoshoot with produce, meats, baked goods, and sundries in a brightly lit space with wide aisles to accommodate your photography equipment, this is the venue for you. There’s even a small parking lot behind the building.

This little market would be ideal for editorial or commercial photography, but a creative client might want to commemorate a special occasion in a quaint grocery store, too. See all its nifty photos on its Peerspace page.

In the words of a producer who booked this space for a video shoot: “Working with Claudia was amazing! The place was very clean and everything was organized. I would highly recommend!”

7. Themed boudoir locales

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Velvet, velvet, everywhere. If your client is on the quest for a Baroque or a Great Gatsby-style backdrop, the Luxe Galore would be ideal for an indoor photoshoot – especially boudoir portraiture. The venue is chock-full of luxuriant fabrics, furniture, colors, and textures. It has high ceilings, and lots of light pours into the Washington Heights location. It’s a fifth-floor walkup, so if you have lots of gear or props, consider that.

Luckily, the host provides some lighting options, and with all that natural light, it doesn’t have to be an issue. Influencers and celebs get a discount. Be sure to check out all its stunning photos on its Peerspace listing.

This is a space with literally hundreds of five-star reviews! We especially love this one: “The space was absolutely gorgeous and perfect for a photoshoot. From the wall colors and fabric selection, to the chairs and couches, not a detail left untouched. Can’t wait to see the pictures! Will definitely be back and will recommend to my friends and colleagues. Also, Karen was an amazing host who met us at the door upon arrival. She showed us where we could get dressed, located outlets for us and gave us a rundown of the rooms, Wi-Fi, lighting, etc. Could not have asked for a better experience! Thank you!!”

8. Neon sensibility

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A 2,500-square-foot Flatiron District loft awaits your indoor photography session. The lighting is distinctly neon, reminiscent of the mid-1980s. But the furniture is retro velvet and the exposed brickwork and hardwood floors are rustic. There’s also an electric fireplace and custom floral art that you could incorporate.

While there’s plenty of natural light, the space also comes equipped with dimmable interior lighting and blackout blinds. Work the versatility of this Peerspace venue to create an indoor photoshoot unlike any other.

In the words of one of many happy Peerspace reviewers: “Great communication, great clean space, the host was very attentive and helpful. This place is a unique venue no other can compare. I will book again shortly.”

This location + our exotic photoshoot ideas = Instagram gold!

9. Bright blank canvas

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This vast, brightly lit space might as well be a pro photography studio. It’s an ideal place for an indoor photoshoot regardless of the topic. Sunlight pours in through west- and south-facing windows to bounce off the hardwood floor and 12-foot ceilings.

However, perhaps the biggest bonus of this venue option is that it comes with a surprising amount of equipment, like a pull of black or white backdrop paper, tons of lights, modifiers, and myriad extras like gaffers tape, sandbags, and reflectors. Learn more about it on its Peerspace page today.

Since this space has nearly 1,800 positive reviews, you can bet it’s a big hit! This photographer summed up her experience well: “Andrew was easy to communicate with, the space was beautiful, accessible, and private. What a lovely place to walk into and take advantage of for a few hours. The light changed quickly and provided such lovely variety. Would recommend booking during sunset so you get to watch the surrounding neighborhood turn dusty purple Thanks Andrew, I’ll be back.”

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10. Contempo classic house

richmond ranch with boho chic style
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Sometimes an indoor photoshoot would be best set in a typical – if upscale – ranch-style house. That’s exactly what this venue is, complete with a nice kitchen, sitting areas, and bedrooms. The color palette is a pleasant crisp neutral, rendering the rentable venue totally versatile for portraiture and editorial photography. And best of all, you can also book it here on Peerspace in mere moments.

In the words of a director who booked this lovely home for a shoot: “Love shooting at this place, there’s plenty of space, clean and with a super nice decor. Perfect for film!”

11. A West Village tattoo studio

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Who knows when you might get another opportunity to use a modern tattoo studio as your indoor photoshoot location in NYC? If that time is now, then rent this venue in the West Village. The studio consists of two floors and includes modern Asian decor.

As a unique bonus, working tattoo artists are also available upon request. Check out this studio’s details on its Peerspace listing to see if it’s the match for your indoor photoshoot locations in NYC.

A director who booked this tattoo studio for a shoot shares, “JP is a legend!! The space is amazing. JP was always nearby and quick to respond to any questions and provide help when we needed it. He went above and beyond to accommodate us. A truly lovely person. Can’t wait to see him again. Thanks JP!!”

Bonus: This Bed-Stuy boho duplex with garden lounge

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This eclectic, rustic, and stylish boho-style duplex in Brooklyn lets you bring a touch of the outdoors to your indoor photoshoot. It features lush greenery, a wood-paneled wall, an exposed white brick wall, and elegant boho furniture. Besides its lovely features, you can also make use of the dressing room, blackout blinds, wardrobe rack, Sonos sound system, and kitchen while here!

A Peerspace user who booked the duplex for a photoshoot shared the following review: “Fantastic, artistic space with so much detail, texture and light. You have so many options both indoor and outdoor to work with. Paolo was also super helpful and easy to work with.”

Indoor photoshoot locations in NYC come to life with Peerspace

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This is only a small sampling of the hundreds of unique indoor photoshoot locations in NYC that you can book on Peerspace today. No matter what you’re creating and which side of the lens you’re on, you are sure to find spaces that are creatively rewarding and endlessly captivating.

Next, check out our article on even more exciting places for photoshoot inspiration in NYC. Happy clicking!

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