Miami is an appealing city for photoshoots of all kinds. Its Art Deco architecture and lively Cuban influences give it a unique vibe that isn’t easy to find in other parts of Florida. You’ll find tropical gardens, modern skyscrapers, and lavish mansions all within reach of the city. No matter what kind of shoot you have in mind, this list of cool places to find photoshoot inspiration in Miami will hopefully inspire you. You’ll find even more great venues offered by local hosts available for rent on Peerspace — many with equipment rentals and catering options available, too.
1. A no-frills casting studio in Downtown Miami
This professional studio in Miami is perfect for headshots, casting calls, portraits, and more. It has 16-foot-high ceilings and three backdrops — white, green, and grey — for your shoot. You’ll have access to a private dressing area with makeup mirrors, as well as a shared kitchen. The space can fit up to 10 cast and crew members at a time. Lighting equipment is not included with your rental, but you can ask your host or call up the Concierge service to inquire about how to add an equipment package onto your booking.
2. A sprawling modern home in Kendall
Just a short drive from downtown Miami is this stylish home in Kendall, with an outdoor pool and a spacious backyard. Choose this venue for advertising or editorial photos, or for a lifestyle or fashion shoot. The interior has an elegant kitchen with black cabinets and white countertops, while the backyard pool and hot tub are surrounded by palm trees for a classic Miami vibe. There’s also a covered outdoor BBQ, as well as several seating and entertaining areas, with room for up to 250 guests. Photoshoots, film shoots, weddings, and other events are all welcome at this sprawling seven-bedroom home that will bring your creative vision to life.
3. An inspired contemporary loft near Wynwood
This multi-use venue features 1500 sq.ft. of space and 36-foot-high ceilings, making it perfect for photoshoots, fashion shows, pop-up shops, and other creative activities. The white walls, metal staircase, and interior pipes give it an industrial vibe that can accommodate a range of shooting styles. The windows and track lighting provide some light, or you can bring your own gear for a customized setup. Host a product launch or book reading at this versatile event space.
4. A breathtaking rooftop event area in South Beach
This venue is one of Miami’s most memorable. Its host calls it a “blank canvas raw space” that can be used as a convention center, wedding venue, performance space, and more. While the price tag may put it out of reach for a casual shoot, corporate and commercial photographers will find some of the most notable photoshoot inspiration in Miami at this venue. With a concrete “parking structure” aesthetic, you can use hanging plants, colored lighting, and other decor to create one-of-a-kind fashion and glamour shots in front of the Miami skyline. Up to 700 people can fit in the venue, making it suitable for large events and art installations.
5. A sophisticated open event space in Hallandale Beach
This multi-purpose event space has several different areas for you to choose from, including a conference room with 12 pink chairs, a cafe-style lounge area, and a dressing room with four makeup mirrors. It’s great for corporate or lifestyle photographers looking for a feminine-chic style to match your brand or personal aesthetic. Rent this venue for a product launch, party, performance, or photoshoot for up to 35 guests, with a two-hour minimum.
6. A Spanish-inspired mansion in Hollywood Lakes
This Spanish-style mansion offers a wealth of photoshoot inspiration in Miami both inside and out. The white exterior has a tiled roof and blue trim that perfectly complements the courtyard. Stage a fashion or lifestyle shoot in the in-ground pool surrounded by statues and palm trees, then head indoors for more photos at the formal dining room or pool table. This location is best for formal portraits or even period-style shoots. The dark draperies, wooden rafters, and carved fireplace give the indoor spaces an elegant Mediterranean aesthetic.
7. A modern multi-purpose workspace in Wynwood
This venue is only available to rent on evenings and weekends, but it makes a great setting for team photos and corporate headshots. The main seating area can stand in for the headquarters of your startup or a coworking space for a remote team. The on-site speakers and A/V system, plus the classroom-style room, makes this a good choice for product launches and corporate training sessions. There’s also a kitchenette. Outside food and beverages are allowed here.
8. A large production studio in Oakland Park
This professional production studio has all of the technology you need for a high-quality shoot. From a garage door for easy unloading, to a 12’x12’ cyclorama that can be repainted for your shoot, to a stylish bar with beer and cold brew coffee on tap, this venue is sure to make your cast and crew feel at home. You’ll also have access to a sound system, wireless mics, and projector, making it suitable for a variety of photo/video productions.
Miami has been a place for architects, gardeners, and other creative types to come up with new styles of design and landscaping. You can be a part of the city’s creative culture by staging your photoshoot at one of these historic buildings or vibrant outdoor spaces. We think the places on this list are a great sampling of what Miami has to offer, but you’ll find even more spaces offered by local hosts on Peerspace. Once you’ve found the right venue for you, call up the Concierge service to inquire about equipment rentals, event staff, and catering options.