Denver is known for its abundant sunshine — a dream for any photographer who loves to rely on natural light. Whether you choose to shoot outdoors or in a well-lit photo studio, your options are varied no matter what your crew size, style, or budget. We’ve assembled a list of cool places to find photoshoot inspiration in Denver to jump-start your location search. If you’ve yet to see an ideal spot, continue your search on Peerspace for unique venues available to rent from local hosts.
1. A bright co-working space in the RiNo Art District
Let’s start off with this modern co-working space that doubles as a photo studio. Take your team to this flexible venue where you can find time for corporate headshots and team photos without interrupting your workflow. The main seating area has room for up to 60 people, plus there’s a private conference room with an Apple TV flat-screen.
For your shoot, you can choose from a standard photo studio with three backdrop options and open windows that get plenty of natural light. You’ll also have access to a makeup area and a small bedroom for boudoir-style shoots. Looking for shots of the city skyline or the mountains? Just head on up to the roof to get some stunning outdoor shots.
2. A stunning rooftop with a 360-degree view of downtown
For another rooftop view, check out this impressive spot in downtown that’s sure to provide you plenty of photoshoot inspiration in Denver! From bridal and engagement photos, to fashion shots or artistic lifestyle shoots, your model can show off their style in front of this epic backdrop.
The patio includes a seating area with a fire pit, and can be re-configured to provide seating for a catered meal or cocktail reception. If you need additional space, the building has five penthouse suites that are also available to rent along with your rooftop rental. Up to 150 people can attend your private event and photoshoot at this centrally-located venue.
3. A hidden clocktower in Downtown Denver
Impress your models with this historic space in downtown Denver that looks out over the city from behind a clock face. Perfect for fashion or glamour shoots, or a creative portrait session with a steampunk flair, this venue comes with all of the furniture and decor you’ll need. You’ll have several unique spaces on five floors, including an elegant spiral staircase. Plus, you’ll enjoy great views of the city from the upper floors.
If you need additional services, such as A/V equipment rentals or on-site catering, just inquire with your host or call up the Peerspace Concierge service to add it on to your booking.
4. A delightfully quirky home in Baker
This 1890s home in the Baker neighborhood is a quirky, brightly colored setting for all of your creative needs. Perfect for portraits of kids or families, you’ll find the photoshoot inspiration in Denver that you’re looking for in each of this house’s distinctively decorated rooms. From the bright blue entryway to the intricately-patterned fireplace, this house has a memorable mix of colors and furnishings to set your photoshoot apart.
In addition to photoshoots, you can host a bridal or baby shower, or pop-up dinner, in the dining room, which seats eight, or in the backyard. Just reach out to the Concierge service to find out whether the event you have in mind will be a good fit for this location.
5. A three-story modern home with rooftop deck in Curtis Park
This three-story home with a private rooftop deck is the perfect spot for magazine-worthy lifestyle and glamour photos. You’ll have 2,000 sq.ft. of space, including a deck with views of the city and a covered patio below. Inside are several seating areas and bedrooms for you to choose from, all furnished with stylish contemporary designs. Rent this space for an event or photoshoot for up to 30 people, with catering services available upon request.
6. An expansive indoor amphitheatre in Thornton
This venue is a great option for official photoshoots for the medical or professional industries. It has multiple shooting areas, including a small and large conference room and a mock operating theatre. Whether you’re creating images for advertising or instructional materials, this venue has all of the amenities you’ll need on set, including A/V equipment and Wi-Fi. It will easily stand in for a medical, academic, or government office without requiring additional production design.
7. A stylish and sophisticated studio in Applewood
Rent this cozy studio for a bridal or baby shower, an arts and craft event, or an Instagram shoot in Denver. With around 2000 sq.ft. of space, you can fit up to 20 people for a photoshoot, pop-up shop, or small DIY gathering. There are comfortable couches, exposed brick walls, and several tables to work on. Cooking and planting workshops, as well as artistic and musical activities, would all look great in this modern space with a minimalist aesthetic.
8. An industrial multi-use loft space in Cole
Hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, and skylights provide a sleek, industrial feel to this event and creative space. You’ll have access to several seating areas, a full kitchen with an open floor plan (perfect for photographing cooking demos), a modern bathroom, bedrooms, and more. The projector can accommodate your A/V needs, while several smaller rooms offer private spaces to shoot in. Whether you’re creating advertising materials, lifestyle shots, or corporate photos, photographers of all kinds will find photoshoot inspiration in Denver at this vibrant venue!
9. A spacious mountain retreat in Boulder
Finally, we’ll head to Boulder for this luxury mountain retreat that’s suitable for lifestyle photos, fashion shots, corporate retreat photoshoots, and more. With an open kitchen, a formal dining table, and high wooden ceilings, this elegant home offers a classic Rocky Mountain setting to anyone who walks through its doors. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide plenty of natural light, while ensuring that the natural mountain scenery shows up in every shot. You can film a cooking demonstration in the kitchen, or hire a caterer to create a pop-up dinner that you and your guests can enjoy indoors or on the spacious outdoor deck!
Denver has a reputation for being a gateway to nature, and its proximity to the Rocky Mountains and other scenic areas make its easy to incorporate outdoor themes into your photoshoot. But it has plenty of modern event and co-working spaces, too, if you prefer an urban backdrop for your corporate headshots or glamour shots. Get started by renting one of these locations, or browse Peerspace for another venue that meets your needs. Don’t forget that you can always call up the Concierge service to add catering, A/V gear, and other services onto your rental!