Boston isn’t a city of just historic buildings and churches — it abounds with modern architecture and event spaces, contemporary homes and gardens, and much more. Whether you’re in search of a studio to host a professional photoshoot or a more casual venue, you won’t find any shortage of photoshoot inspiration in Boston. Since all of the following venues are available from local hosts, you’ll be able to ask them directly for any advice or recommendations you need. In addition, you can always call up the Peerspace Concierge service for help booking a caterer, event staff, A/V equipment rentals, and what else you might need.
1. A spacious photo studio near Bunker Hill
We’ll start off with this professional photo studio that’s suitable for portraits and staged shoots of any kind. Whether you’re shooting headshots, fashion, family photos, or anything else that calls for a fully equipped studio, rent this space to suit all of your photography needs. With 800 sq.ft. of space, this venue is bigger than many studios, as well as includes multiple backdrop options, such as interior brick walls, white backdrops, black curtains, and more.
A lighting kit is included with your booking. You can choose either strobes for photography or an LED lighting setup for video. Additional gear is also available for an additional fee. You’ll have space for up to 15 people on set, as well as access to a make-up area and conference room.
2. An all-white office in the Back Bay
This venue is a great option for work-related shoots. Whether you’re in need of new corporate headshots for your team or just want candid shots in an office space, this all-white venue will offer plenty of photoshoot inspiration in Boston for your startup, small business, or remote team. The space has a range of seating areas, including open tables and semi-enclosed cubicles. Plus, there are wide windows that let in lots of natural light, and a fire escape outside that adds to the urban backdrop.
You can fit up to 100 people in the venue (50 seated), and can also have access to several small meeting rooms, two bathrooms, and a kitchenette. Guests can make use of the projector, HD monitor, and wireless sound system.
3. An eclectic industrial loft in Dudley
The host of this venue describes it as a “blank canvas” that’s part of a working artist studio full of costumes, props, plants, furniture, backdrops and more that you can use for your shoot. There’s even a clawfoot bathtub in this eclectic, artistic space! Keep things simple using the plain white walls, wooden floors, and bar stools, or get creative and deck the studio out with some of the gear that’s available on site. The space is sure to bring out the personality of any model you work with!
4. A classy performance venue in the Seaport District
Get classy at this dining and performance venue in the Seaport District that can accommodate up to 400 people. Perfect for a product launch, album release, or family reunion, you can create a variety of photography setups in this well-lit, versatile space. You’ll have access to a modern sound system and A/V equipment, as well as a professional technician to get everything set up. If you want to arrange for catering, just call up the Peerspace Concierge service to add it to your booking.
5. A black box theatre in Shawmut
This black box theatre is another versatile venue that can be used as a dining or performance space, as well as for corporate or creative shoots. In addition to the seating area, which fits up to 200 seated guests (350 standing), you’ll have access to the stage, including theatrical lights and stage draperies. Since this is a licensed venue, you can purchase drinks on site. Catering options and additional equipment rentals are available through the Concierge service.
6. A colorful, vibrant fitness studio in Neponset
Head to this fitness studio for all of your athletic, dance, and yoga poses. With room for up to 50 people, you can choose this space to photograph a group class or individual models. You’ll have access to 750 sq.ft. of space, with hardwood floors, mirrors, and a light green and purple color scheme. Make use of the abundant natural lighting or arrange for an equipment rental. Inquire ahead to find out if the location will have enough yoga mats and athletic gear for your shoot.
7. A private basketball court in Woburn
For more sports-themed photoshoot inspiration in Boston, head to this private basketball court in Woburn, where you’ll have the space to yourself for a photo or video shoot. With space for up to 50 people, this venue is great for team photos or to photograph a pick-up game. It’s also available to use as a lounge, with tables and chairs available to rent for an additional fee.
8. A picturesque Victorian home in Nahant
This beautiful home is only 12 miles outside of the city, and it’s suitable for a range of photoshoot ideas, from wedding and engagement photos, to fashion shoots and portraits. Stage your shoot indoors in front of the elegant fireplace or staircase, or head out onto the exterior lawn for views of the water. With room for up to 100 people, rent this venue for formal or casual occasions.
9. A quirky and historic museum in Watertown
Choose this venue for some eclectic, offbeat photoshoot inspiration in Boston. This event space features interior brick walls and vintage plumbing fixtures, including several sinks and clawfoot bathtubs — for display only, though. It also has all of the modern amenities you need to host a event or photoshoot, including a gourmet kitchen, projector, sound system, tables, and chairs.
These are just a few of the great venues available to host your photoshoot in Boston. Since all of them are available for rent on Peerspace, it’s easy to make sure everything is ready to go on the day of your shoot. Though not every venue has equipment rentals available on site or a preferred caterer, you can always call up the Concierge service to find out what options you have. Book it all in one easy phone call so you don’t have to worry about the logistics of your shoot!