11 Indoor Photoshoot Locations in NYC (2024)

When questing for the best indoor photoshoot locations in NYC, you’re truly spoiled for choice. Instead of spending endless hours Googling photo-worthy places and browsing Instagram photoshoot ideas, go the smart route and use Peerspace to find exciting hidden gems.

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.

With that said, here is a sampling of 11 indoor spots scattered throughout the city, which include amazing houses, classic lofts, and cozy studios, that will inspire you. 

1. Go wild in the visually stunning, antique-filled LALITA Loft

Large Unique Loft with Creative Design, Art & Antiques in Kings County, NY
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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 offers you room after room of over-the-top design and decor. Meaning “she who plays,” the LALITA Loft is a colorful 3,200-square-foot loft brimming 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 decked out in chic style.

One of the perks that come 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: “Photos honestly don’t do this space justice. It is really impossible to capable the spirit of the immaculately designed space, literally every inch has been well considered and lovely curated. Light was great, host was friendly, great for a photoshoot, our group of 10 easily fit.”

2. Uncover a cool sanctuary at a serene secret garden

A historic home in Williamsburg, NYC, with rustic decor and plants
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Now a mixed-use space available for rent, this historic Williamsburg storefront was actually the neighborhood’s first tavern. 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.

Feel free to spread out and make use of the 1,100 square feet of highly photogenic interior space. Plus, a secret outdoor garden sweetens this Peerspace venue even more.

This is one of those outstanding photoshoot venues that gets a ton of love from the Peerspace community! In fact, you’ll find tons of positive reviews for this space on its listing, for example: “Danielle’s space was beautiful; she was incredibly communicative and accommodating. Would book again in a heartbeat and genuinely hope to have another reason to go back!”

3. Get all dressed up for a shoot at a magnificent wonderland

A baroque-style loft is one of the top indoor photoshoot locations in NYC
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Can indoor photoshoot locations in NYC be both cozy and palatial? The answer is yes! The proof is in this Brooklyn private loft known to the owners as the Love Shack. At 900 square feet, the loft comprises two miniature dollhouses. And 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 venue can make your wildest photoshoot dreams come true.

You have to check out all the rave reviews for this loft, especially since 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, “Really cute space, lots of props and things to work with in the space. Ground floor which is a blessing for large equipment load-ins, which we had. Brittany and Paula are easy to work with!”

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

4. Bring your creative ideas to life in an all-white studio space

An all-white Daylight Studio in Brooklyn
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This Greenpoint blank-canvas photo studio would make a fabulous place to conduct your next vintage photoshoot. It’s a 900-square-foot all-white studio space with an open layout, 12-foot-high ceilings, and windows that let in an abundance of natural light. There’s also a chic selection of designer furnishings that makes the studio an excellent option for portraits.

As a Peerspace reviewer shares: “Monica’s studio was absolutely perfect. Easy to access. Very cleaned and organized. I loved the natural daylight the studio got. The equipment and props were all easy to use. Monica responded quickly to all of my questions. I would definitely book again and I can’t wait!”

5. Be maximalist in this colorful corner loft

Colorful Corner Loft with Amazing Light in NYC
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For those in search of indoor photoshoot locations in NYC that command attention, this vibrant corner loft in East Williamsburg is a must-see. The 500-square-foot creative space dazzles with a variety of backdrops, including a bespoke floral wall installation, eye-catching neon signage, retro-boho furnishings, and an assortment of patterned wallpapers.

Ideal for content creators, this Peerspace loft offers unique aesthetics, such as polished hardwood floors, white exposed brick walls, and large corner windows that flood the space with natural light. Take advantage of endless possibilities for photoshoots in this visually rich environment.

The studio itself was not only aesthetically pleasing but also incredibly functional. Rachel & Caitlin have clearly put a lot of thought and effort into designing a space that caters to the needs of creators,” according to a director and photographer’s Peerspace review of this chic loft.

He continues, saying: “Every corner of the studio was meticulously organized, and the equipment provided was top-notch, making our job much easier. What truly stood out, however, was the ambiance created by Rachel & Caitlin. It was evident that they genuinely cared about making our experience as seamless as possible. Every time someone stepped onto the set, they couldn’t help but rave about how amazing it looked and felt.

6. Get your fill at a fully stocked, authentic NYC market and deli

Food and drinks aisle at a market and deli venue in Belle Harbor, New York
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A clean, well-stocked bodega with a deli is quintessential New York City, and this colorful little market in Belle Harbor, Queens is exactly that. For a product photoshoot with produce, deli meat, baked goods, and sundries in a brightly lit space with wide aisles to accommodate your photography equipment, this is the venue for you.

This little market would also be ideal for editorial or commercial photography, but a creative client might want to commemorate a special occasion in a quaint grocery store, too. This cool venue not only provides a variety of visual elements to enhance your photos, but also captures the essence of a bustling NYC market and deli, adding character and authenticity to your shoot.

7. Choose from a range of themed boudoir backdrops

A royal velvet baroque studio in NYC
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Velvet and opulence are everywhere at the Luxe Galore in Fort George. If your client is on the quest for a baroque or a Great Gatsby-style backdrop, this lavish venue would be ideal for an indoor photoshoot, especially for boudoir portraiture.

Showcasing five different themed spaces, this breathtaking apartment 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, planning ahead might be necessary.

This space boasts more than a thousand 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!”

8. Glow with the flow at this neon-lit Manhattan loft

A luxe neon-lit loft in NYC's Flatiron District
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A 2,500-square-foot Flatiron District loft awaits your indoor photography session. This colorful space features striking neon lighting and retro velvet furniture, alongside rustic exposed brickwork and hardwood floors. Add character to your shoot with an electric fireplace and custom floral art.

Despite the abundant natural light, you have full control over the ambiance thanks to dimmable interior lighting and blackout blinds. Take full advantage of the unique versatility of this Peerspace venue to craft an indoor photoshoot that stands out.

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. Give your imagination free rein at a bright blank canvas

A classic loft space is one of the top indoor photoshoot locations in NYC
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This vast, brightly lit space might as well be a pro photography studio. It’s the ideal place for an indoor photoshoot regardless of the genre, from editorial and fashion to portrait and product. 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.

Since this space has thousands of 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.”

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10. Capture picture-perfect shots at a boho ranch-style house

An NYC ranch house 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 boho-chic 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 head photographer who booked this lovely home for a shoot: “Paul’s space was so beautiful! It was exactly what I was looking for. There was so much natural light coming in the entire time I was there. There isn’t another single location like this to rent out on Staten Island so I would definitely call his space a hidden gem.”

11. Soak up the good vibes in a modern art-filled penthouse

A Modern Art-Filled Penthouse Loft in NYC
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Find inspiration everywhere you look when you book indoor photoshoot locations in NYC like this art-filled modern Williamsburg penthouse. The penthouse loft, renovated to showcase its historical charm, features 14-foot ceilings, exposed beams, brickwork, and an abundance of natural light from north-facing windows.

It’s a two bedroom, two bathroom space, complete with desk/workspaces and filled with special details like original soda factory piping, a towering built-in wooden bookshelf, and lush greenery. Artwork adorns every wall, complemented by pops of color, making it a haven for those with a keen eye for design.

The living area boasts floor-to-ceiling gallery walls showcasing global artwork, while the open-concept kitchen shines with modern appliances and a striking black marble island. And best of all, there’s rooftop access, offering breathtaking views of Manhattan and Brooklyn, available by request for small groups, with the owner present.

We think its incredible decor, exposed brick walls, tall ceilings, and arched windows make it perfect for lifestyle and fashion photoshoots.

Check out this helpful review from a Peerspace user who filmed here: “This space is absolutely stunning and Gwen was a fabulous host. The lighting is fantastic and the space has so many interesting details that we were able to create a really diverse photoshoot out of this location. The rooftop was a bonus! 10/10 would recommend.”

Bonus: Live it up in this Bed-Stuy duplex with a garden lounge

A boho-chic duplex is one of the top indoor photoshoot locations in NYC
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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! We think it’s a great setting for family portraits and editorial shoots alike.

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.”

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

Indoor photoshoot locations in NYC come to life with Peerspace

A production set filled with classic radios is one of the top indoor photoshoot locations in NYC
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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. And not only that, but our simple-to-use platform makes discovering new spaces and booking any spot your like a total breeze.

No matter what you’re creating and which side of the lens you’re on, you are sure to find spaces that are endlessly captivating. Designed to inspire and support a wide range of creative endeavors, Peerspace venues offer the perfect backdrop for both seasoned professionals and emerging talents to produce work that is both creatively rewarding and visually stunning.

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