Finding the right location for your Instagram photoshoot isn’t just a matter of waiting around for the right opportunity to show up. Sometimes you have to put a little work into finding a location with the perfect combination of natural light, quirky decor, and photo/video equipment for you to use. We’ve made it easy to come up with great Instagram photo ideas in Philadelphia with this list of Peerspaces available to rent from local hosts. Many of them include the option to add on A/V gear, furniture rentals, and even catering to provide everything you need for your shoot!
1. A lofted creative studio in East Kensington
This exciting venue is perfect for photographers or models who want a space that offers a professional photography setup with unique aesthetic features. Use the white backdrop or the green screen that’s included in your rental, or stage your shots against the white brick walls. You’ll also have access to an on-site bathroom, several tables and chairs, and a wardrobe rack for easy costume changes. The large windows give this space plenty of light, while the wooden rafters with hanging light bulbs lend a rustic, artsy vibe. Whether you’re a fashion blogger or YouTuber, you’ll find a range of flattering angles in this large, multi-purpose space.
2. A swanky dining room in University City
This fancy dining room with expansive views offers plenty of options for Instagram photo ideas in Philadelphia, especially for a small group of any kind. Whether you’re a food blogger showing off a new recipe or a team of remote workers taking photos for your startup’s Instagram feed, this venue is the perfect combination of laid-back and classy. You’ll have access to Wi-Fi and A/V equipment, as well as additional rental gear. Catering is available from nearby Walnut Street Cafe and Garces.
3. A multi-purpose space inside a former church
For some truly unique Instagram photo ideas in Philadelphia, rent out this former church, which can double as a meeting space, photo studio, interview location, and more. You’ll have access to 7000 sq.ft. of space, including eight bedroom suites that are rented out to overnight guests. The common area includes a long countertop with six bar stools; a modern, minimalist staircase; and a dining table surrounded by lush, green walls. You can also rent out the suites separately, as these rooms are blessed with natural light that streams through the elegant stained-glass windows.
4. A fully equipped photo studio in Norris Square
For another all-in-one photo and video production venue, rent out this fully equipped studio that includes a basic gear package. You can also rent additional lighting and camera gear for an additional fee. You’ll have access to several backdrops and green screens, as well as C-stands, reflectors, mirrors, and other gear. With 450 sq.ft. of space, as well as plain white walls and ceilings, you’ll have plenty of room to customize the venue to accommodate a photo or video shoot of any kind.
5. A mid-century home in Newtown Square
Looking to bring your Instagram photo ideas to life in a house? This newly renovated four-bedroom home is a great option, with several different spaces to shoot in and a consistent white-and-grey color scheme throughout. From a cozy living room with a fireplace, to a modern kitchen with a large white countertop, you can stage multiple shoots all in one venue. There’s also an outdoor seating area, as well as an elegant master suite with a stylish bathtub and shower.
6. A collaborative workshop in Center City
If you need a venue to show off your startup business or location-independent career, this is the perfect location to capture you and your team hard at work in a fun and collaborative workspace. Lifestyle bloggers and entrepreneurs of all kinds will love the open floor plan, natural lighting, and hanging plants that imbue a modern, eco-friendly feel. Host an event, such as a book reading or presentation, and include some audience members for a lively photoshoot.
7. A multi-use venue in South Philly
This spacious venue has it all: a cozy seating area, pool table, and yoga or dance area with hardwood floors. Mirrors, plants, and colored lighting options give the space a warm and inviting feel. The best part is that it’s fully customizable: you can make use of the chairs and bar stools, surround-sound system, dartboard, and more. Or, put the equipment away for a more open vibe. We recommend this space for a yoga teacher or dancer planning a photoshoot to show off their poses, but it also works for a social event, such as a birthday party or product launch. What you do with it is up to you!
8. A bright and minimalist conference room in Manayunk
The white tables and simple color scheme make this conference room a versatile venue for any of your Instagram photo ideas in Philadelphia. We can picture an arts-and-craft blogger sitting at the table while the shelves are lined with examples of your handiwork. There are other spaces available at this venue, too, many of them perfect for a product launch or pop-up shop.
9. An airy horticultural gallery in Center City
What could be more Instagrammable than this stylish combination of plants and artwork? This art gallery in Center City aims to “explore the relationship between our intrinsic connection to nature and art in new exciting ways.” With nine working artist studios on site (not available to guests), you’ll be inspired by the artsy vibe at this multi-purpose space. Rent it for a product launch, performance, or photoshoot to get all of the creative shots you need.
10. A culinary kitchen and event space in Center City East
Food bloggers will feel at right home at this culinary kitchen and adjoining dining area. With room for up to 40 seated guests, you can throw a fancy dinner or keep it casual. The white walls and simple color scheme also make this a good option for beauty and fashion shoots. Tables and chairs are included, and you’re welcome to hire a caterer or private chef.
This venues will give you a variety of options to get creative with your Instagram shots. Whether you stick with the classic Instagram aesthetic or try something outside the box, don’t be afraid to make it your own. If you don’t see the kind of venue that you’re looking for, browse through the listings on Peerspace for more options. You can also call up the Concierge service to get help renting equipment or booking a professional photographer or caterer for your shoot.