Here’s Where To Rent A Daylight Studio in Chicago
- Date: March 9, 2023
- Topic: Photography
- By: Peerspace
Wondering where to rent a daylight studio in Chicago to fulfill your professional or passion projects? Peerspace has you covered with this curated list of some of Chicago’s finest. As the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, you can count on our platform to connect you with incredible creative spaces in cities across the globe. And our selection of spaces in Chicago is second-to-none!
Ahead, we’ve collated a mix of daylight studio spaces great for photographers and videographers, vloggers, and influencers, each entirely distinct from the next. It was nearly impossible to choose a list of favorites. There are SO many amazing daylight studios for rent on Peerspace in Chicago! We finally narrowed it down to our ten favorites.
1. A vintage photo or video studio in East Pilsen
The first thing you’ll love about this East Pilsen vintage loft space is the soft, natural light. And through the windows, you can enjoy a scenic view of the Chicago skyline. There are several different backdrops, light fixtures, artful walls, seating choices, and movable decor items to use. Not only does this versatile space offer many accommodations, including a professional studio manager, but it’s one of the least expensive rentals in the city. Oh, and it has a record wall!
This studio also has more than 400 rave reviews from past Peerspace renters! Here’s one example: “Second time booking here and I loved it just as much as the first. Had assistance available when I needed something. Space is always clean and ready to shoot in asap. Looking forward to coming back.” If you’re looking to rent a daylight studio in Chicago with a friendly price tag, this is the best of the budget-conscious options on Peerspace.
2. The Aloha Bangtel in Wicker Park
Want to get away on an island vacation? The Aloha Wicker Park apartment is like a fun, kitschy pop of the 1950s “surf’s up” but in a bright, modern space. The lively colors and flood of natural light are perfect for a casual interview on a fun vlog, a group photo among friends, or a super fun foodie video. Did we mention the full kitchen?
This 2,000-square-foot space features multiple rooms, including a restroom with a huge, sea-blue jacuzzi, an outdoor terrace, and fun bedroom spaces. Video equipment is included with this Peerspace rental, which is close to public transportation.
“Everything was clean and the vibe was AMAZING!! Worked out perfect for our music video,” shares a Peerspace reviewer. “Would highly recommend if you are looking for a really fun place to shoot a video. Thanks for lending us your space!!”
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3. This versatile all-white storefront space in Pilsen
This bright white 1,050-square-foot storefront space includes a full kitchen, large east-facing windows, clear chiavari chairs, ornate lighting, and other stylish accents. If you’re searching for modern simplicity or a great space for a gathering of up to 50, a breathtaking photo studio, or a foodie-friendly event or video shoot, you can rent this daylight studio in Chicago here on Peerspace!
In the words of a Peerspace reviewer: “Great space! Everything we needed was right there provided for us for a little token! Great team and beautiful space, clean!”
4. An industrial natural light loft in Pilsen
Another Pilsen beauty, this time a 3,000-square-foot brick and beam loft with ultra-high 17′ ceilings and massive 9′ factory windows. It’s ideal for large-scale productions thanks to the ample amount of open space and the elevator that leads to a private loading dock. The host especially recommends it for golden hour shoots since the loft has unobstructed views as the sun sets. They also provide lots of equipment and props, so contact them for more information about that.
This Peerspace review left by a producer pretty much says it all: “I would absolutely recommend booking this studio for a photoshoot: spacious, beautiful natural light and great amenities.”
5. This boudoir + fashion + lifestyle space
With sunlight, a soaker tub, and a romantic boudoir, this may be the ultimate space for an intimate photoshoot. Originally set up for Valentine’s Day only, this space became so popular that the hosts decided to leave it up. It features original brickwork, gorgeous wood floors, vaulted ceilings, and props galore. It’s also surprising how inexpensive this space is to rent on Peerspace. But book soon, because this popular venue fills up quickly.
A photographer shared the following Peerspace review after working here: “This room is by far one of my favorites! It’s even better in person! Easy to get to, girl who walked us to it was a sweet heart. I definitely see myself going more often.”
6. An all-white daylight studio in Pilsen
This Pilsen daylight studio is like a beautiful blank canvas from which any creative vision can come true. It’s 1,200 square feet of open studio space, with white walls, high white ceilings, and pale wooden floors. The host has decorated the space minimally with chic ivory furnishings to not detract from your shoot’s style and aesthetics, should you choose to incorporate it.
And check out this informative review from a Peerspace user: “I booked this studio for a wedding styled photo shooting because the design match perfectly our visualization. It was a rainy day without any sun but we still caught good pictures. Windows are large as the space it is with a lot of daily light. The furniture is very expensive and good quality, which worth the money paid for the studio. If to say about host , I was expecting less and got more. Courtney was extra nice and very helpful.”
7. This natural light photo studio in Wicker Park
This bright and versatile photo studio in Wicker Park consists of a large open space that measures 950 square feet. Its wall of north-facing windows allows tons of natural light to illuminate the space, and the host provides you with plenty of moveable props. Strobes and color seamless backdrops are also available from the host for an added fee.
This is one of those Peerspace studios much loved by the creative community, judging by its more than 200 reviews! Here is one example: “Studio is super dope. I love the natural lighting even on a cloudy day it was perfect.”
8. This modern minimalist studio
Where is all the light in Chicago? Here. It’s here. With floor-to-ceiling windows that open to a stunning outdoor space, this expertly decorated 80,000-square-foot space is one of the most breathtaking we’ve ever seen. You can use its multiple rooms for gatherings, videos, photographs, and much more. Your imagination is the limit.
“Incredible space,” shares a producer in their Peerspace review. “Lonney was extremely accommodating for our shoot and we are more than grateful to have had the chance to film and photograph here for a large client. Thanks Lonney!” If you want to rent this gorgeous daylight studio in Chicago’s McKinley Park, book it on Peerspace now.
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9. A bright, raw industrial space
Looking for something BIG? This 15,000-square-foot warehouse lets in a flood of sunlight while keeping an edge in its industrial interior. It’s perfect for videos that require a large amount of space. The warehouse has electricity, lights, and heat and is large enough to fit (and drive!) cars, trucks, and motorcycles.
In the words of a Peerspace reviewer: “Awesome space! Mark answered all of my questions and was really helpful leading up to the shoot date. The space is beautiful and heated! Lots of various little nooks and crannies for any creative project!” Check out its Peerspace listing for more information about this huge space in Logan Square.
10. This high-end bohemian oasis in West Loop
This is another space with a fantastic kitchen for all the foodies in the Windy City. With high ceilings, concrete floors, and a forest of indoor plants, this stylish 1,500-square-foot loft offers various stunning visuals. It’s ideal for all types of photo and video shoots, including interior shoots, model shoots, magazine shoots, lifestyle shoots, influencer shoots, filmed interviews, and seamless video shoots.
For its sheer size (and free parking!), this bohemian masterpiece is also surprisingly affordable on Peerspace. It also has many glowing reviews, like this one: “Incredible experience in a beautiful space! Great communication from the hosts and we’d love to work there again.”
Rent a daylight studio in Chicago: conclusion
If you want to rent a daylight studio in Chicago, then we hope you now know that you can use Peerspace to do so with ease.
You can even start your own search to find dozens of more daylight studio options in Chicago. Use the simple search tool to narrow down results based on price, style, location, amenities, and more. And if you have any questions or requests, then reach out to your venue’s local host. With Peerspace, finding amazing spaces helmed by supportive hosts is the convention.
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