9 Great Places to Find Photoshoot Inspiration in Denver
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 vary no matter 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. An eclectic, industrial venue in the RiNo Art District
Let’s start off with this eclectic venue that combines lush flora and gritty industrial vibes, perfect for distinct photo sessions. At nearly 9,000 square feet, this exposed brick gallery has space for 50 within, as well as a stunning courtyard outside. Its outdoor space features market lights, grapevines, and plenty of plant life, all leading to a glass gazebo. Thanks to its mix of elegance and boho-urban styles, this venue is ideal for any lifestyle photoshoot.
2. A stunning rooftop with skyline views of downtown
For another outdoor space but with a view, check out this impressive rooftop spot downtown. It’s sure to provide you plenty of photoshoot inspiration in Denver! And at 1,800 square feet, it has space for 200 people. 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. And what a backdrop! From this vantage point, your photos can boast the skyline, including dramatic skyscrapers, flashy graffiti, and lush greenery alike. Check out all of its pictures on its Peerspace listing so you can see all the possibilities for yourself!
3. A chef’s kitchen in Golden, CO for themed photography
This delightful chef’s kitchen in Golden is the perfect place to shoot inspire food-related photoshoots and demos. It is a fully functioning kitchen, making it superb for influencers and product testers to show off their skills in a stunning space. Additionally, the venue has tons of props to make the experience better tailored to your needs. Note that at 646 square feet, this venue is best for smaller productions of eight or less.
Check out this five-star review of the venue: “We utilized the kitchen space for a day of filming 6 short recipe videos for our organization. We were blown away by how well stocked the kitchen was, everything was incredibly clean, and Rick was wonderful and responsive to work with. Would certainly book again for future projects!”
4. A luxury boudoir studio in Speer
For boudoir and lifestyle photoshoots, what’s better than a lux and vibrant studio with all the bells and whistles? Cherry Creek studio is where to go when you have a shoot that calls for high-end bedroom and bathroom settings. What’s more, this 500 square foot studio includes a dressing room, hair and makeup space, and an office. The clawfoot tub, crystal chandeliers, queen-sized bed, abundant plant life, and black wall are sure to make your production pop.
The studio has many rave reviews on Peerspace, including this one: “Absolutely beautiful space! The photos look great but seeing it in person is 10x better! The host Emily was very responsive and helpful! The building was easy to find and get into, also plenty of onsite free parking! I would definitely book this place again and recommend it to others!”
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 square feet of space, including a terrace 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. A versatile comedy club in Five Points
Need a space to shoot photos or film of a promising comedic talent or singer? Then this theater with a stage is ideal for that type of photoshoot inspiration in Denver. At 2,000 square feet, it has room for 90 guests and includes a stage, A/V equipment, chairs and tables, a fully licensed bar, and an outdoor patio. You can even request add-ons like a comedy performance, karaoke, and breakout space, should the need arise.
7. A stylish and sophisticated hidden gem with a bar and lounge
Take your Instagram shoot in Denver to the next level at Fort Greene, a vintage haven. Featuring a late-1800s back bar with a framed curved mirror, exposed brick walls, and antique furniture, it’s easy to feel as if you’re in another era. In terms of décor, the space boasts patterned wallpaper, white marble tables, as well as a piano and small organ. Red paper poppies dangle from the ceiling to add an extra touch of color to this hidden gem.
According to one of its many glowing reviews: “This space is absolutely incredible—better than photos can even convey. We took some photos in the morning and the lighting was really lovely.”
8. An oasis in the city with a mountain chalet vibe in Westminster
This stunning and versatile indoor and outdoor space is perfect for shooting lifestyle brands and events. With room for 800 people and at nearly 9,000 square feet, there is plenty of space to take advantage of with this booking! The beamed ceiling in the grand hall, the water features and Aspen trees in the outdoor courtyard, and the incredible natural light and relaxed feel of the harvest room; it’s all incredible and inspiring. Additionally, the venue has onsite catering, a full-service bar, and A/V capabilities, which is helpful for just about any type of production.
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. Its proximity to the Rocky Mountains and other scenic areas makes it 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. And, you can always call up the Concierge service to add catering, A/V gear, and other services to your rental!