Atlanta is a breathtaking city that’s well worth visiting for its greenery, architecture, and vibrant arts scene. But when it comes time to grab a few photos for the ‘Gram, how can you make sure that yours stand out from the crowd? Whether you want to rent a studio for a private photoshoot or are planning a performance or product launch, we’ve put together this list of the top Instagram photo ideas in Atlanta to keep your social media images fresh and original.
Since these listings are all available from local hosts, you’ll have the opportunity to arrange for A/V gear, furniture and equipment rentals, and even catering to make your shoot or event a success. If you need more help, just call up the Peerspace Concierge service for some extra support.
1. A picture-perfect photography studio in downtown
We’ll start off our list with a straightforward option: a fully equipped photo studio with 16-ft.-high ceilings and plenty of natural light. Your rental comes with some basic items, including a variety of seamless paper backdrops and a continuous softbox light. If you need more gear, you can rent cameras, sound, audio, and lighting equipment directly from your host. You’ll also have access to a wardrobe rack and steamer, a must for shoots with multiple outfits, as well as an outdoor area with exposed brick walls for a hip industrial look.
2. A farmhouse-style bungalow in the West End
This bright and spacious house has a variety of rooms and backdrops to choose from for your shoot. Designed with a self-described “Afro-chic” vibe, you’ll find hardwood floors, granite countertops, and a range of wooden furniture and vibrant art. It’s perfect for an artist, writer, or musician looking for an eclectic yet professional venue for headshots and social media photos. You can access the kitchen, dining area, bedrooms, porch, and more at an affordable hourly rate.
3. An industrial production loft in downtown
Rent this 1300 sq.ft. loft for an industrial chic look in a central downtown location. The exposed brick and ceiling pipes lend this venue a rustic, DIY-vibe suitable for an artsy photo shoot. Food bloggers can make use of the wooden workbench in the kitchen, while musicians can pose by the bookshelf or the high windows to make use of the natural light. Lighting gear isn’t included, but you can always call up the Concierge service to find a rental from a local vendor.
4. A charming bungalow in College Park
This 1938 home has been recently renovated, and it combines a historic look and feel with all of the modern amenities you’ll need for a photoshoot. With a wooden dining table, outdoor fire pit, and clawfoot bathtub, you’ll have plenty of options to bring all of your of your stylish Instagram photo ideas in Atlanta to life. A particular highlight is the porch, which combines soft blue walls with green couch cushions and lacy white curtains for a cozy outdoor nook.
5. An inspired mid-century home in Cabbage Town
This unassuming house hides a wealth of Instagrammable backdrops that its host describes as “tropical meets Moroccan” decor. The indoor space features colorful walls and furniture, ranging from bright and vibrant, to warm and cozy. You’ll find plants, artwork, and curtains throughout that can be adjusted to meet the needs of your shoot. Outside, you’ll have access to a private courtyard leading to a 100-year-old guest house with French doors. Perfect for lifestyle bloggers, this is one of the best deals you’ll find for an eclectic location full of Instagram photo ideas in Atlanta!
6. A contemporary luxury condominium in Buckhead
This modern condominium is your go-to venue for a luxury fashion shoot of any kind. Whether you want to shoot on a terrace, in a home office, or in front of a grand piano, this location has it all — including skyline views of Atlanta. Make use of the spacious gourmet kitchen, European dining area, and spa-style master bath. You’ll also find contemporary furniture throughout, as well as eclectic artwork and a floor-to-ceiling wall mural of the Louvre. While photography gear isn’t included, some rooms have a voice-activated lighting system to control the color.
7. A gorgeous garden estate on the Northside
For more Instagram photo ideas in Atlanta, check out this two-acre estate with over 8,000 sq.ft. of indoor and outdoor space. From its spacious backyard full of greenery to its cozy, wood-paneled sitting room, you’ll have plenty of options for your photoshoot. With a fireplace, wine cellar, and a billiards room, you won’t run out of props or backdrops at this stylish estate venue.
8. A serene wellness center in Grant Park
Beauty and lifestyle bloggers will love this venue, which features several relaxation spaces with Himalayan salt decor. You can use this space for a yoga- or meditation-themed photoshoot, or a massage or spa-related Instagram post. The rooms have overhead lighting, as well as salt-brick panels that can be backlit. You can also bring along additional lighting gear for the shoot.
9. A beautifully decorated home in Forest Acres
This mid-century home with massive windows and lots of natural light is full of vibrant colors that are sure to pop out on Instagram. The outdoor seating area has colorful chairs and umbrellas to lend your photos some flair, while the interior has hardwood floors, patterned rugs, and a set of elegant bookshelves. The open floor plan makes it easy to photograph a yoga session, dinner party, musical performance, or artistic display.
10. A circus training school in Grant Park
This former church has been turned into a circus and acrobatics school, but can be used for photoshoots of any kind. It’s ideal for performers, including dancers and musicians, due to its hardwood floors, high ceilings, and raised stage area. Rent it by the hour for a photoshoot, or throw an event or performance that you can capture for Instagram. Just ask your host if you have any questions about what is or isn’t allowed in the venue.
Taking photos for Instagram can be a lot of work, especially if your brand or business depends on it. But Atlanta makes it easy with a range of suitable venues to choose from. Some of these options have large windows with lots of natural light, while others will work best if you rent lighting gear from your host or a rental house. If you’re having trouble finding a location, renting gear, or hiring a photographer, just call up the Concierge service for personalized support.