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from$100/hr
Beautiful Loft in the West Loop With Private Rooftop

Fulton Market, Chicago, IL

5.0(13)
Venue capacity icon8

Apartment Loft

Our loft is located in the historic Nabisco factory. This building is both unique and alandmark of the West Loop. The exposed brick and open area are perfect for a photo shoot. We also have a private rooftop deck that's perfect for video/photography opportunities...
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from$200/hr
Japanese Minamilist House In Wicker Park

Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

5.0(9)
Venue capacity icon30

House

This house would be great for commercials, music videos, and production. The house isover 5000 square feet with 2400 sqft of usable space, consisting of a large open plan living/ kitchen area as well as a basement space, opening to a tiled courtyard. The...
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from$300/hr
Wicker Park Mansion w/Open Floor Plan, 5 Roof Decks, Home Theater

West Town, Chicago, IL

5.0(31)
Venue capacity icon30

Mansion

The space is modern, new, and well furnished. The main level is very open and canaccommodate close to 1000. There is a pool table, a foosball table, and a pinball machine The top deck (1 of 5) is over 1600 square feet, it has...
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from$60/hr
A Darling Studio | Natural Light Lifestyle Studio

West Town, Chicago, IL

5.0(417)
Venue capacity icon30

Daylight Studio

A darling studio is a lifestyle natural light studio in Wicker Park Chicago. This is theperfect space for photo sessions, co-working & creating, workshops and small gatherings. The space is here for you to feel inspired and taken care of as you have your...
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from$350/hr
AIA Award Winning Home with Exceptional Artifacts. Perfect for Film, Photo & Video Productions

West Town, Chicago, IL

4.9(82)
Venue capacity icon60

House

...courtyard. Some photos have been staged - please reach out for a site tourahead of booking. ** fireplace is not to be used. Space Details: - 2 Level home - 2 Living areas - Outdoor patio/deck - Exterior courtyard - Commercial sound system Ideal location for: - Commercials - Photo shoots - Promo shoots/videos...
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from$150/hr
Stylish, versatile, huge warehouse space with kitchen

Logan Square, Chicago, IL

4.5(2)
Venue capacity icon50

Production Studio

7000sq ft fully renovated and custom designed warehouse in East Logan Sq. Stylish andflexible space for film shoots, productions, corporate events, ceremonies and more. Fully equipped kitchen. 3 phase 800amp power. Street level, overhead loading in back, easy parking, jewel box outdoor space. Private...
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from$75/hr
Chic Apartment for Production

Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

Venue capacity icon17

Apartment

...makeup vanity that could be relevant for certain activities. Outdoor Space (ifapplicable): If your apartment has a balcony, terrace, or garden, describe how it can be utilized for outdoor dining, small parties, or photo shoots. Unique Features and Amenities: Highlight any unique features or...
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from$125/hr
Natural light Loft Studio in Pilsen

Lower West Side, Chicago, IL

4.9(207)
Venue capacity icon60

Daylight Studio

This space is a 3000 Sq ft brick and beam loft that has amazing sun pouring through thethree sides of windows all day long. Sunset is something to behold in this space as it literally is unobstructed and makes the place glow. There is...
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from$40/hr
Versatile & Well Lit, All White Storefront Production Space

Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL

4.9(549)
Venue capacity icon80

Event Space

...restroom - NEST thermostat - Free Wifi - Courtyard for outdoor activities -Bluetooth speakers We'd love to host your next: - Publishing Event - Video & Animation Production - Audio Recording - Live Stream Recording - Film Production - Music Recording - Social Media Photography - Mini Photoshoots - Lifestyle Photography - Engagement and Wedding Photography - Senior Pictures...
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Explore outdoor photo locations in Chicago

With so many iconic buildings and pristine gardens Chicago is a fun city to plan a photo shoot within. The hardest part is choosing one or a few places to hold your shoot. Whether you're looking for Christmas family photography, elopement images, or portraits to enhance your portfolio, Chicago has no shortage of outdoor spaces to consider.

The best places for outdoor photos in Chicago

Many of the best outdoor photo locations in Chicago feature landmark art installations, as Millennium Park does. The Cloud Gate sculpture, affectionately called "The Bean" by locals, is world famous and a great addition to the background of any outdoor photo shoot. Crowds may need to be dodged - or they can enhance the lifestyle narrative being told through your images. People in the background show that you are loving life in a major metropolis, which many editorial and fashion brands seek to showcase.
If you're looking for a relaxed, natural vibe you're in luck. The Windy City is known for its skyscrapers but it also offers easy access to wooded parks, meadows, botanical gardens, and beaches. The Chicago Botanic Garden offers outdoor photography options that are unmatched anywhere in the city. Even in the winter the manicured beds are well worth the cost of getting a permit for posed portrait photography.

Outdoor wedding photo locations in Chicago

The once-in-a-lifetime aspect of weddings means that we need to choose our outdoor photo location with care. Everything from the weather to the scenery should fit the mood you have in mind. A cheerful lifestyle character, with bright skies and lighting is best matched with active surroundings. Downtown Chicago is perfect for showcasing an urban atmosphere, with the downtown Board of Trade building being a fantastic choice. The Wrigley Building is another favorite for Chicago newlyweds, with the canal and DuSable Bridge visible for background context.
For a more intimate setting try Museum Campus, located in between the Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium. It's easy to get enough distance with the right angle that people aren't visible in the background - but the magnificent Chicago skyline is.
Gritty, urban alleyways and buildings with graffiti offer a contemporary take that runs counter to the polished, pristine look of classical wedding photography. For a more unique photography experience, scout out locations along Bucktown. The eclectic street art, cafes, and themed bars offer a personalized wedding look for couples who don't want images that look like everyone else's. Regardless of whether you're looking for pet, maternity, family, or wedding photography, Chicago has a venue that perfectly fits your concept.

Reviews for outdoor photoshoot locations

Kelly W.
Chic Victorian Home in Lincoln Park
This home is absolutely lovely! Gorgeous nooks and crannies and so many different backgrounds for our jewelry & accessories photo shoot. Beautiful outdoor space as well. The host Matthew could not have been kinder! He was really easy to work with and incredibly accommodating. Highly recommend this historic gem of...
Laiken T.
Beautifully Curated Photo & Film Studio
was the perfect location for a range of styles, as well as the duality of indoors and outdoors space. I am looking forward to using this space for more of my photo shoots in the future! Thanks Melanie...
Antoinette A.
Pilsen Urban Loft and Photo Studio With Lots Of Natural Light
Alina’s space is amazing! It was perfect for our photo shoot. The outdoor space in the back was an added bonus! We will definitely book again...
Parker J.
Beautiful and Unique Lofted Space with Open-Air Courtyard
way you look. This was an amazing space for our photoshoot and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a unique backdrop. Although we choose to rent in the dead of winter I can vouch that the outdoor space is something out of a dream and would be absolutely...
Anabelle F.
Relaxed Ranch Setting with Expansive Country Views
was so kind to give us a tour before we started our photoshoot! She is so kind and accommodating ! This space is stunning. I will be back again for another photoshoot. If you’re thinking about an outdoor photoshoot or indoor, this is the place...
Maie A.
Minimalist Home | Former Charcoal Factory | Perfect for Film/Photo Production!
of a scramble at the beginning because the outdoor space was blocked off with a van which we had to move to free up the space and the indoor furniture and installations were not the same as appeared in the photos but the building and structure itself was Gorgeous so...
Vivi H.
The Tiny Haus BOUDOIR Studio in Everett!
Host was very gracious to show us the space and tour the areas before we started. Gorgeous location and the outdoor shower steamed up nicely for the photoshoot...
Allison E.
Converted Electric Switching Station!
Absolutely beautiful home! We used for a modern movement photo shoot and couldn't be happier. Very easy to book. Very accommodating and helpful hosts. Great light inside and wonderful outdoor spaces as well...

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