12 Studio Photoshoot Ideas in Chicago

Chicago – one of the biggest metropolises of the United States – lies on the banks of the appropriately-named Chicago River. It’s also one of the most important financial centers in the world. One of the city’s prominent features is its architecture, which sprang from the Great Chicago Fire at the end of the nineteenth century. The city – which looks like a pincushion thanks to its skyscrapers – is surely a suggestive location that will make every photo surely unforgettable. But it’s not only the city itself that’s a source of inspiration – the entire area is full of breathtaking photo studios! We want to show you just a handful of them, and thus we have written a list of studio photoshoot ideas in Chicago!

1. A vintage studio

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Feel like thinking about the good ol’ times? Then we got the right place for you! This vintage studio – located in East Pilsen – offers you everything you may need for your photoshoot. Apart from the classic white backdrop, it’s possible to take full advantage of the natural light that enters the room through the huge windows or block the light thanks to the blackout blinds. In the latter case, it is also possible to rent some led lights that can be placed anywhere so that you can fully personalize how the lights will hit you. Book it today on Peerspace!

2. A studio fit for a star

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Everyone wants to be a star, at least for a day. This studio, located near Garfield Park, is perfect for such a purpose. The premises offers different solutions that can satisfy your every need – you want a warm red light? You can get it! Do you think that a cold blue light would be better for the idea you came up with? Don’t worry; you can get that, too! Thanks to the RGB LED lighting fixture, changing the color of the light will take no more than a click. Learn more about it on its Peerspace page!

3. An industrial paradise

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What would a list of studio photoshoot ideas in Chicago be if it didn’t include an industrial location? This Peerspace bookable studio is just like a mini Chicago within Chicago – the soul of the city is perfectly embodied in the metallic pipes that run along the ceiling. According to reviewers, it’s “possibly one of the best photography studios in Chicago,” and it’s not hard to tell. It offers a vast array of conveniences. Blackout blinds, parking spots, lighting equipment – you name it!

4. A studio outside of the city

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If you want to both take a cool photoshoot and get out of the city for a while, this is the right spot! It’s located in Brookfield, and it’s perfect if you want to wind off an entire day – in fact, this premises it’s not only a cool photoshoot studio, but it also offer a lounge where you can just relax and a private courtyard, for when you want to rest a lil bit after a long day in front of the camera! Book it here on Peerspace today!

5. A loft over the United Center

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This studio – located near Smith Park – is a loft equipped with south-facing windows, which are perfect to get that spot-on light that makes every photo look like it was taken by a professional. And if you want a cool industrial background, you can also take advantage of the fact that this premise overlooks the United Center! Learn more about it on Peerspace.

6. An artsy studio

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This little cozy studio will bring out the most expressive side of your soul for sure. The black walls make it look like an artist’s hideout – it’s a bubble that lives by its own rules, and that doesn’t care about what’s happening in the rest of the world. The host also offers the possibility to use colored backdrops and LED lights. We think that the red one is really cool! Check it out in full on its Peerspace listing page.

7. A rainbow through Chicago

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This studio is located in downtown Chicago and is exactly what you would expect from a photoshoot studio – minimalistic design, little to no furniture, and cool backdrops! In comparison with the other studios on this list, it’s one of the cheapest. It’s important to consider different price ranges, and that’s why we have included it in our list of studio photoshoot ideas in Chicago. Book it today on Peerspace!

8. A raw urban warehouse

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What about a grunge photoshoot? That would be cool, right? If you think so, then don’t pass up this cool location! The studio – located in Humboldt Park – is not only huge – and it really is, with its 5400 square feet! —  but is also unique in its own way. Its garage-like appearance is something that can turn an okay-ish photo into an unforgettable one. And as if that isn’t enough, well, you can also rent a smoke machine! Learn more about it on Peerspace today.

9. A well-lit studio overlooking the city’s skyline

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What’s better than a studio with a wooden ceiling? A studio with a wooden ceiling and a gorgeous view of Chicago’s skyline and the Chicago river! This East Pilsen studio is quite spacious, too. The high ceilings and the windows make this one of the most lit studios in the city. This Peerspace listing also features exposed brick walls, so you can shake things up if you feel like taking photos with a white backdrop is getting stale!

10. A designer’s dream

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This studio is more than just a studio – it’s like four studios in one! It has been carefully designed to offer different solutions that can satisfy different tastes. As the host says, “the space is made by Filmmakers for Filmmakers” – in fact, the whole premises is imbued with natural light from every corner so that it’s possible to take advantage of it from whichever location you choose! And, it’s available on Peerspace to book.

11. A lovely studio

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If being surrounded by natural light and pure white is your jam, then you should check out this photo studio in Wicker Park. Not only is the premise perfect the way it is, but if you feel like changing things up, the host gives you free rein over how. Everything is movable, so it’s not really hard to create a unique environment. The huge windows – which can also be blocked out – face north, so it’s possible to have a supply of diffused light throughout the day.

12. A minimalist studio in Bridgeport

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We will end our list of studio photoshoot ideas in Chicago with this studio located in the heart of Bridgeport. This Peerspace location comes equipped with white walls and floors so that you can take the perfect photo without any noise in the background, and full-length mirrors, which can be used to explore different compositions. It’s also possible to use a charming egg chair if you think your shots might benefit from it!

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