Here’s Where To Rent A Daylight Studio in Seattle

Hoping to rent a daylight studio in Seattle for your next production or event? Like much of the Pacific Northwest, while Seattle is cloudy much of the time, that doesn’t mean it’s without great daylight studios. In fact, the overcast weather is actually a great asset, providing diffused light without harsh shadows that come from direct sunlight.

But how do you go about renting a daylight studio? You’ve come to the right place for that. Peerspace is the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals and is your connection to the best daylight studios in Seattle (or anywhere else across the globe, really). We’re bringing you a great range of options, from a traditional photo studio to a petite jungle oasis. Here are 10 places to rent a daylight studio in Seattle you’ll love.

1. Roar in a petite jungle oasis

daylight studio in seattle with a jungle theme
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Our very first option for where to rent a daylight studio in Seattle is a darling little jungle oasis in Fremont. With plenty of potted plants and botanical wallpaper, you’ve got everything you need for a unique environment to take photos in.

This studio is well-lit from the wall-to-wall windows that let in a flood of natural light. That light illuminates a small room with a funky couch and a side room with more traditional furnishings. Both spaces are ideal for a small production with one subject and an assistant or two.

Another bonus that comes with using Peerspace (besides discovering awesome studios hosted by thoughtful professionals) is user reviews. Before you book a space, you read its reviews left by past renters.

Here’s one helpful example for this Fremont studio: “What a charming space! It’s small but full of options, with three themed rooms full of props and backdrops, two of them with enormous windows that provide gorgeous light. Two hours flew by and we could have shot for eight without running out of ideas. The host was welcoming and thorough, a photographer herself who understands what a photographer needs and makes sure every detail is provided. Highly recommended.”

2. The perfect downtown daylight studio

sunny charming studio in seattle
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This next studio is a downtown beauty that’s airy and serene. It features a classic exposed brick wall and tall west-facing windows with white sheers to diffuse the light if needed. The hourly rental fee includes nine-foot backdrops in five colors, softboxes, an iconic peacock chair, props, and more.

This is a very flexible space in general but an especially good fit for a magazine feature of an artist or musician. There’s enough room to bring in any relevant supporting materials like an easel or instruments.

“Beautiful natural light, and versatile furnishings,” shares a Peerspace reviewer. “Host was great, and the branding images turned out beautiful.”

Check out our favorite studio photoshoot ideas in Seattle here!

3. Take crisp pictures in a classic loft

crisp, modern industrial studio
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An exposed brick wall. Big industrial north-facing windows. Ample natural light. What more do you need when looking to rent a daylight studio in Seattle? If all that wasn’t enough, this urban loft space is conveniently located in the ever-trendy SoDo neighborhood; so there’s plenty to do after your shoot is over. Do note this is more ideal for photo than video shoots due to the nearby train line.

One guest left this glowing review: “Jim’s space was a joy to work in—big walls, big floor, big windows, and today, that big Seattle winter softbox light. Jim was very hospitable in letting me scout the space earlier, meeting me for load-in and giving me very specific instructions on using the place. Working with available natural light, the space offered a variety of shooting opportunities. I’m very happy with the shoot. Strongly recommend…Thank you Jim.”

4. A downtown mid-century beauty

Natural Light Creative Loft seattle rental
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Some of the finest lasting examples of mid-century modern design are found in the Pacific Northwest. So you know we couldn’t bring you a Seattle countdown without showing you a natural light studio with a dose of mid-century inspiration.

This more than 800-square-foot studio is stunning in every corner, thanks to its exposed brick walls, large wall of windows, MCM furnishings, and pops of color from the plants. The host also offers you lighting equipment, freight elevator use, access to a dressing room, and backdrops. Book it for a sensational lifestyle shoot for anything from a magazine to Instagram.

A Peerspace reviewer shares: “This space was perfect for the photos we needed, and the holiday decor that we could plug-and-play as we saw fit was a nice perk. The natural light was great as well. We also felt the host was very responsive and accommodating. Overall we would definitely book this place again in the future.”

5. Take pro shots on a sun-lit cyclorama

Spacious Fully Equipped Daylight Photo Studio located in Sodo seattle rental
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We promised you daylight studios, and boy, are we delivering. This is the quintessential sun-drenched photo studio with the capacity for productions of any size. The corner cyclorama wall comes in at 20 by 30 feet, with plenty of room to accommodate an ensemble photoshoot. The cyc wall is lit both by ample industrial windows and professional lighting equipment. This studio measures 1,900 square feet, offering you the space and flexibility for a wide variety of projects.

In the words of a Peerspace reviewer: “Great studio with a lot of natural light and lighting equipment. Great for photo. Videographers must bring their own lighting. This studio worth much more then they are asking.”

6. Desert inspiration in the heart of the PNW

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One of our favorite options to rent a daylight studio in Seattle is this downtown Joshua Tree-inspired creative studio. The host has decorated this 775-square-foot studio with California desert vibes, complete with a bedroom corner for sultry boudoir shoots, exposed brick and all-white walls for a diverse selection of backdrops, and an array of bohemian furnishings.

A photographer was definitely feeling the warmth of the desert sun when they wrote this rave review: “AH-MAZINNNNGGGG. Obsessed with this place. Communication was superb, place was gorgeous and the only thing I wish was different was that I booked 2 hours instead of one! Lol Seriously just book it. I can’t wait to book again!”

7. A cool kitchen production space

sunny seattle kitchen
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Here is another amazing location in SoDo. This bright kitchen studio space is a beautifully lit kitchen production space perfect for staging food photography or cooking demonstrations. The kitchen has ample butcherblock counter space and a gas range. The open-concept shelves reveal a stylish collection of dishes and stemware. If you host, say, a YouTube cooking show and want to spice up your setting, you’ve found the perfect location.

Here’s what a Peerspace reviewer who filmed their own creative project here said: “Wonderful space! It is exactly as described. We did a quick photoshoot for a food promotion and the kitchen had everything we needed. Kristina was very communicative along the way and answered our questions quickly. We’d definitely rent this space again. Thank you!” Book it here!

8. A top-floor Pioneer Square urban loft gem

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With several large-scale windows, you won’t want for natural light in this Pioneer Square urban loft. It is a stylish 1,200-square-foot flex space that features the original hardwood floors and exposed brick walls. This studio is great for natural light photography, especially portrait and product photography.

Here’s an informative review from a Peerspace that offers plenty of food for thought: “This space is awesome – the natural light is FIRE! Great communication and easy access to get to the space. It is on the 4th floor, and the freight elevator is not intuitive, so I opted for the stairs. If you are carrying a lot, be ready to go up a lot of stairs. I am definitely coming back many times!”

Here are more amazing places to find photoshoot inspiration in Seattle. Check them out!

9. A bright bungalow

juicebox studio in seattle

This home may not be a traditional studio but it’s a darling among Seattle’s creatives and brimming with light. The Juicebox contains cool neutral tones with splashes of color throughout. The bright red and orange accent walls breathe life into the otherwise ordinary space, and it’s that spark of color that’ll liven up any photo or video shoot.

If you need to do anything from slice-of-life photography to a home video shoot, this location is plenty spacious and bright for any project’s needs.

10. A perfectly vibrant loft

beautiful historic loft pioneer sqaure
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Our very last pick of places to rent a daylight studio in Seattle is a classic. It is a historic second-story loft in Pioneer Square with all-brick walls and an enormous arched window. The hosts have a wide array of props available to use to be sure you have a dynamic and interesting photo or video shoot. This loft would be an absolutely perfect place to do dance photography. The neutral-colored walls compliment any skin tone, and that stunning window lets in all the daytime light you’ll need. Book it here.

“I was obsessed with the natural light and antique window framed in the main room,” shares a photographer in their Peerspace review. “My clients (children and pups) were so satisfied with the venue cleanliness, fresh atmosphere and quick response of owner. I’ve already had inquiries to book this space AGAIN!!”

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