11 Indoor Photoshoot Locations in San Diego

Searching for distinct indoor photoshoot locations in San Diego? We understand! San Diego is an outdoor lover’s paradise with plenty of California sunshine, oceanfront views, and mild weather year-round. But while San Diego’s outdoor scene is thriving, there’s just as much beauty to be found indoors.

From historical chateaus to state-of-the-art production studios, there’s no shortage of gorgeous venues where you can snap swoon-worthy Instagram photos. To help you get started, we’ve rounded up our favorite indoor photoshoot locations in San Diego. All are available on Peerspace; all are waiting for you to book! Peerspace is the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, with hundreds of spaces available to you in SD alone, and thousands more across the globe.

But for now, let’s get to the list!

1. Let your creativity flow at this full-service photography studio

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At this one-stop creative studio in Kearny Mesa, you can experience true versatility. Whatever you need to shoot, advertising, fashion, editorial, product, or even celebrity shoots, this studio has the tools you need to make it happen. There are tons of backdrops, lighting tools, and props for you to work with.

If you’re not a pro photographer, you can even hire one directly through the venue to make your shoot a whole lot easier. How awesome is that? Learn more details at this indoor photoshoot location in San Diego’s Peerspace listing

And did you know that you can read reviews from past renters before you book a Peerspace? It’s true! Here’s a helpful example from this full-service studio: “This studio is an absolute hidden gem!!!! The host, Courtney, is also just an incredible human and is so knowledgeable on all of the pieces this rental comes with. We had an absolute blast and we are so honored and grateful to have work with such an awesome, kind, and genuine human being such as Courtney. We are so excited to rent this space again!”

2. Get funky at this artistic haven

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Every inch of this Point Loma space oozes eclectic character, from the exposed rafters to the zebra stripe floor. This place is packed full of one-of-a-kind art installations and quirky props to pose beside. The amount of variety is almost overwhelming!

The space even comes with blackout curtains and lighting equipment to help you stage the picture-perfect lighting scheme. There’s also a cafe where you can recharge when you book it for a private event on Peerspace

3. The 70s live on at this eclectic retro cabin

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This is an indoor photoshoot location in San Diego unlike any other! OB Time Machine is a 1,000-square-foot Ocean Beach cabin kitted out with funky 70s styling. It boasts wood-paneled walls, retro furnishings with every texture and color, and lots of plant life to add a pop of greenery to the mix. Just about any commercial or portrait shoot would turn out beautifully here! But with the super stylish bedroom, we also think boudoir shoots would be a blast here, too!

“Absolutely beautiful little gem,” shares a Peerspace reviewer. “We got amazing photos for our lifestyle shoot! Great service! She even lit a candle for us and had it ready when we arrived”. Hurry and book your session on Peerspace today!

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4. Take your Instagram feed to church at this Balboa home

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Crowned “Home of the Year” by San Diego Home and Garden in 1986, this Golden Hill home has been winning hearts for decades. The current decor showcases a colorful “disco church” aesthetic, blending the best old-school charm and new-school design sense. There’s no shortage of dazzling architectural details or unique backdrops where you can stage your pics.

A Peerspace user who booked this home for shoot shared the following review: “The space itself is beautiful. There are a multidue of different rooms and areas you can use. Pati has put a lot of time and love into creating this sacred space and you can really tell. It looks even better than the photos. I chose this place to take photographs for a shoot and I cannot recommend it enough!” Check out what all the fuss is about on Peerspace

5. Channel the French renaissance at this unique studio

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Looking for indoor photoshoot locations in San Diego that ooze elegance? You’re in luck. At this Miramar photo studio, you’ll find countless Renaissance-inspired set pieces and props to give your photos that certain “Je ne sais quoi.” Thanks to the studio’s 15’ tall artificial window, you’ll be able to capture soft morning light at any time of day.

Check out what a photographer shared about his experience here: “Absolutely loved this studio. The decor and lighting was unbelievable. Having Alexa was a huge help when it came to finding the correct lighting. I also liked how you had to say “Alexa turn of ‘sexy’ chandelier.” That was fun and hilarious. I definitely wanna come back and shoot again🤙🏽” Take your next vanity or boudoir photoshoot to a whole new level when you book this stunning venue on Peerspace

6. Bright and light is the name of the game at this downtown space

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Clean, airy, and open, this versatile studio is a breath of fresh air in La Mesa. Located on the ground floor of a bustling street, the massive front windows shed plenty of light on the minimalist studio space. The open floor space provides numerous possibilities for editorial shoots, portraits, or any other photoshoot your heart desires. If you love natural light, this is the place to be!

In the words of a Peerspace reviewer: “The space is AMAZING! Huge natural windows to utilize natural light and curtains to block it out if you are looking for a more controlled light setting. The team was awesome to work with & was very accommodating while letting us utilize furniture around the space. We will definitely be utilizing it again in the future!” Make it your own when you book it on Peerspace.  

7. Get intense at this blood-red lair

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Are sunshine and fresh flowers not your speed? At our next indoor photoshoot location in San Diego, you can let your alternative side run wild. This dramatic hideout will pack a punch to your Instagram page with a rich color palette of red, black, and gold.

Stretch out in the REDRUM bedroom, ponder your existence in the old-world living room, or stare down the camera in front of the mix-match wood wall. Book it on Peerspace and feed your gothic soul.  

“This space is absolutely amazing!”, shares a Peerspace reviewer, “Josue the host was extremely helpful, kind and responsive. We had so much fun shooting and being creative here. Thanks for the best day in a long time.”

8. Scandi-desert-boho vibes inspire this Moonlight Beach cottage

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At this serene cottage, you can bring the best of the Scandi-desert-boho vibes to your next photoshoot! Every inch of this adorable space boasts minimalist decor and a chic, upscale beach bungalow ambiance, and an airiness that will translate beautifully to your photos.

The earthy color tones and retro furnishings enhance the space, giving it a 70s Joshua Tree look that is very California. It’s a perfect spot for portraits, model shoots, lifestyle shoots, and more. If this suits your needs, be sure to grab it up today on Peerspace!

9. Feel like a bohemian queen at this industrial loft

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Industrial grunge meets bohemian flair at this stunning loft in the heart of Gaslamp Quarter. The venue comes with a vast library of luxurious props that you can move around to your heart’s content. Bright brick walls and concrete flooring will lend texture to your pics, and the huge windows will give your shoot plenty of natural light. It’s perfect for lifestyle, bridal, or maternity photoshoots that require a touch of the eclectic.

A photographer had this to share after booking a shoot here: “Space is lovely of course but what really makes the experience is how absolutely sweet Krystal is, she is so kind, helpful, has so many props, and even snacks for you to enjoy. Definitely a beautiful loft space with gorgeous windows and a true blank slate to do whatever you want. Will totally book again!” Check out all this space’s amenities on Peerspace

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10. Dig the Moroccan boho vibes at Casa Blanca

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Casa Blanca is a stunning unique craftsman with boho desert vibes that can totally transform the feel of your shoot! In fact, if you’re taking lifestyle photos, you can see how this may be one of the best indoor photoshoot locations in San Diego. The home has large windows that let in tons of natural light, a neutral color palette, and plenty of chill boho decor.

11. Wander an enchanted estate from the 1890s

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Perched atop a stunning hilltop, our next offering boasts some of the best views in San Diego. The historic home is surrounded by two acres of immaculate gardens, providing privacy for your session.

Inside, you’ll find rich wooden features and elegant furnishings accented with pops of lush greenery. It’s absolutely stunning during golden hour when you can capture shots filled with natural light. Just one photo isn’t enough to do this gorgeous estate justice.

In the words of a photographer: “Christian was incredible to work with, he let us come tour the property before our shoot so we could be prepped and he helped with anything we needed. The property itself is stunning, there were so many incredible spots to shoot from, all of our models raved about the location as soon as they walked on the property. Definitely would recommend this space to anyone!” Head over to Peerspace and prepare to have your mind blown.

Bonus: One creative space for all your content needs

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Sometimes, you want indoor photoshoot locations in San Diego that can suit a variety of creative endeavors. If this is what you’re looking for, then you need to see this nearly 3,600-square-foot Mission Hills creative studio!

It provides you with room after room of gorgeous, feminine props and furnishings ideal for all types of lifestyle shoots. While here, make use of the green screen, the lighting and video equipment, the kitchen, the podcast studio, and more.

“The space was easy to get to very easy to access was extremely tidy and sanitary,” shares a Peerspace reviewer. “We were absolutely blown away with the space overall and we had all of the privacy we needed to shoot our Lifestyle Fashion Shoot. Noe was very kind when we inquired to extend our time I will definitely be using the space again really soon! 5 Stars!!!!” Book it for yourself on Peerspace today!

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We hope this list of the top indoor photoshoot locations in San Diego has inspired you to grab your camera and get out there. Of course, you know the next step, right? Book one or more of these amazing spaces on Peerspace!

As the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to photoshoot locations you can book through our platform. So click the link and start exploring. You never know what space you may discover next!

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