Boston is known for its many Instagrammable locations, from Faneuil Hall to Fenway Park. But if you’re looking for something off the beaten path, consider renting one of these private locations from a local host on Peerspace. You’ll have the place to yourself for an hour or the entire day. Plus, you can arrange for additional services, such as catering or gear rentals, directly through the Peerspace Concierge service. We’ve put together this list of great Instagram photo ideas in Boston to get you started!
1. An affordable professional photo studio in Braintree
We’ll start off with this professional photo studio that can serve as a traditional portrait venue, as well as a more offbeat Instagram location. This location includes 40 colored backdrops, a green screen, sound system, and more. Basic lighting gear is free with your booking, but you can add on more equipment for an additional fee. You’ll have access to 640 sq.ft. of space, as well as a dressing room and makeup area on the second floor, a loading dock, and on-site parking.
2. A modern industrial loft in East Somerville
This multi-purpose space is ideal for lifestyle bloggers and location-independent entrepreneurs who want to show off their style in a modern live/work environment. This venue has pure-white walls and natural lighting that makes the colors of the furniture and artwork really pop out. The office area offers a professional vibe, while the seating area is a little more casual.
There’s also a ladder that gives you an overhead view of the space and a bedroom area with a curtain and sliding doors. You can rent this venue for a private event, such as a product launch, art exhibition, musical performance, or birthday party to complement your photoshoot.
3. An all-white office space in the Back Bay
This stylish venue can double as a remote coworking space for you and your team. In addition to an office area where your team can gather for photos, there are two meeting rooms ideal for small group shots. The minimalist decor and natural lighting makes this a great setting for a business-casual fashion shoot. Or, you can host an event, such as a product launch or presentation, to serve as a backdrop for your portraits.
4. A bright, spacious lounge in the South End
Whether you’re planning a solo photoshoot or capturing photos of a small group, this venue has several areas to choose from. There are two seating areas, including one with a fireplace and modern kitchen. There’s also a polished wooden dining table, a simple but elegant staircase, and large windows with views of the city. Book this spot for the whole day and hire a caterer to make the most of this beautiful event space and photoshoot location.
5. A well-lit production space in the Back Bay
This venue manages to be both classy and relaxed at the same time. It has plenty of natural light and a warmer color scheme than some of the other venues on our list. The long wooden table serves as a solid centerpiece, while the China ball lights overhead add to the soft, even lighting. There’s also a fireplace along one wall, and A/V equipment available for music or video. If you’re renting the space for a group, you can separate the venue into three different rooms. Just reach out to the host to find out how you can customize the venue for your Instagram photo ideas in Boston.
6. A one-of-a-kind urban loft in the Seaport District
This creative studio space is unlike any of the other venues we’ve found. Choose this venue if you want to trade in plain white walls for an edgier vibe that will look amazing on Instagram. The stylish wooden furniture and carpeting make it look antique and futuristic at the same time. This venue is a good choice for artists and musicians, as well as a fashion shoot for a clothing line.
7. An inspiring social space in Kendall Square
This venue is a relaxing environment with minimalist decor and lots of natural light. It’s the ideal space for a product launch, interview, or business-casual photoshoot. If you’re planning a shoot for a small group, reach out to the Peerspace Concierge team for assistance in arranging catering services and equipment rentals. This way, you can have everything you need taken care of at the venue.
8. A historic church in Dorchester
Some Instagram photo ideas call for an impressive atmosphere, and this church fits the bill with its wooden beams and rafters, stained-glass windows, and abundant natural lighting. Musicians will look stunning sitting at the grand piano, while brides and grooms will appreciate the chance to show off their dress and tuxedo at the altar. Whether you book it for a public performance, event, or just to stage a photoshoot, this church can serve as a memorable backdrop.
9. A sophisticated clubhouse lounge in Braintree
You’ll definitely want to dress up a bit for a shoot at this classy clubhouse in Braintree, which is full of stylish furniture. Plus, it features a fireplace and chandelier. The high ceilings and brick walls give this place a spacious feel and cozy atmosphere. Use this venue for a fashion shoot, YouTube interview, or any kind of project that calls for a little fanciness.
10. A vibrant coworking space in Cohasset
This venue looks like it jumped right off of the cover of a magazine. Ideal for lifestyle bloggers and social media professionals, the colorful furniture and brightly lit backdrops at this coworking space will bring your Instagram photo ideas in Boston to life. Picture yourself on a leather couch with a potted plant behind you, all while your coworkers remain busy in one of the other cubicles. It’s a great way to show off your business-casual style when promoting your personal brand or product line. Don’t forget the free coffee and tea in the kitchen!
Everyone’s Instagram style is different. If you’re looking for Instagram photo ideas in Boston, we think these venues are worth checking out. Remember that you can always ask your local host or call up the Peerspace Concierge service for help finding the perfect photoshoot location!