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Warehouse A , 5000sq. ft! Refurbished. Amazing!
West Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL
...CONTIGUOUS ROOMS. EVERYTHING IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND SPOTLESS. There is a site plan detailing the layout and sq. footage in the photos. HEATED!!! FEATURES - Exposed brick, concrete flooring, original doors, and windows. There is also wood flooring in the gallery area. - LIGHTING. Original skylights...
Upscale Lofts: Commercial | Lifestyle | Boudoir Studio Space
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL
Proudly Black-Owned. Welcome to Upscale Lofts. A photography studio offering hourly rentals in the heart of Chicago. Our space is 2,400 square ft. with a lounge area and beautiful decor. The loft is a great venue for gatherings, photoshoots and video productions. There is plenty...
Upscale Lofts: Industrial Photography and Film Studio
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL
The studio offers a lot of natural light, exposed brick walls, high vaulted ceilings, wood floors, and stunning views of the Chicago River and city skyline. The studio's location is next to the Red and Orange train lines and the Halsted and Cermak bus routes...
Vintage Loft with Natural Light and Gear
East Pilsen, Chicago, IL
...Our vintage wood photo / video production studio is very versatile and can easily be rearranged to accommodate a number of different setups and backdrops. There are large industrial windows that offer soft natural light throughout the day and warm golden hour. One of our walls...
Wicker Park Natural Light Photo Studio
Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
296 make sure we have color you're looking for in stock. * 2 alien bee strobes ($15/each to rent) Perfect for: Photo shoots, Film shoots, Rehearsal, Yoga, Dance, Workshops The studio is located steps from the Damen Blue line. Plenty of metered street parking. ** All...
High-end bohemian oasis. Large open floor plan, high ceilings, concrete floors and features.
West Loop, Chicago, IL
Large open spacious loft with 14-foot ceilings, 1500 square feet, modern concrete features. Open area includes a living room and dining space and private guest bathroom. Kitchen is fully stocked with cookware and dishes. Coffee maker and electric tea kettle. The loft is great for...
Natural light photo studio in the heart of Wicker Park
West Town, Chicago, IL
...This Wicker Park studio is the perfect photo destination for portraits, product shots, family shoots, and any other creative project you are diving into. This studio is also great for small group meetings, video shoots, and collaboration projects. Everything in the space is movable, so...
Ravenswood Natural Light Studio with Neutral Living Room
Lake View, Chicago, IL
...up items available for rent • C-Stands and other light stands • Sandbags • Apple boxes • Access to Freight Elevator • Wireless Internet Uses: -Photo Shoots -Intimate Events -Meetings, training, or seminars -Natural Light Studio Rental...
Logan Square Creative Studio | Photo & Film
Logan Square, Chicago, IL
...course of a few months.  We hope that this studio is just the first of many to come in the future! Photo Shoots | Creative Sessions Video & Photo Editing Private Parties & Small Gatherings Business Meetings...

Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you have a life milestone like a wedding in front of you, a conference being held in the area, or a birthday to celebrate, photography is all but expected. Few media types are better at preserving vital memories than photographs. They help us re-experience how we felt in that instant of time and share that with our favorite people.
All that is left is to make sure the location you choose for your Chicago photo shoot supports the story you're trying to tell. Don't leave viewers guessing about the story you're trying to share. A great location provides a background that adds drama and context. A birthday dinner atop a skyscraper at a rooftop lounge will have the skyline and glittering city lights in the background. A perfect setting to include in your birthday or wedding images! Other photo shoot locations include dedicated photo studios, parks, and converted factory lofts. Chicago has no shortage of places to hold a session with a talented and creative photographer.
An industrial vibe gives your fashion, commercial, event, or portrait photography just the right flavor. The exposed bricks, rusted metal, and factory setting can even feel like the subject is from another time period. Warehouses and lofts that have been preserved but not restored to modern standards offer the best industrial experience since they maintain their original look. Original factory windows, exposed beams, and brick walls are elements that help define the industrial look in photography.
Many industrial photo shoot locations in Chicago come with decorations and lighting that enhance the mood even more. Flashing neon, vintage interior decorations, and other tasteful touches provide just the right backdrop for automotive and lifestyle photography. Industrial warehouses also offer thousands of square feet of space to work in. Giving you room for multiple sets, large props like furniture, or extra decorations to tailor the space even more.
Outdoor photography means bringing natural light and beautiful surroundings into the equation. City parks, downtown urban settings, and the beaches of Lake Michigan are just a few of the choices open to you. And what's amazing about Chicago is that you can easily visit all three of these and more besides in a single session with a photographer! Maybe you're looking for a lifestyle shoot with people in the background and soaring buildings…Or an intimate photoshoot inside of a botanical garden? Chicago has both of these choices and many more, besides.

Reviews for photo shoot locations

Alex P.
Midnight Cinema Studios
Awesome host to go along with great scenery and equipment. Would definitely book again and I recommend for video and photo shoots...
Hannah N.
Midnight Cinema Studios
Hands-down this is my favorite location I have had a photo shoot at. definitely going to re-use this location
Alexa J.
Midnight Cinema Studios
Awesome space! So many sets to choose from. Very helpful owners! Easy to get in and find. Would definitely recommend for some fun photo and video shoot sets...
Isaiah C.
Midnight Cinema Studios
It was a great experience, some of the stuff in the photos weren’t 100% set up but it didn’t effect much and he gave me a deal for more time so that was nice, shoot was a success...
Sean K.
West Town Loft and Studio with Vintage Decor
Chris is the best and his space is perfect for any type of film or photography shoot. I highly recommend working with Chris and booking this space...
Ken U.
West Loop Photo Studio w/ Equipment
The space had everything we would need for a small band photo shoot! It was easy to get in and out and Michael was easy to communicate with too. Will definitely be coming back for more photo ops...
Elijah H.
West Loop Photo Studio w/ Equipment
Great spot for mid size photo shoot
Paige W.
West Loop Photo Studio w/ Equipment
Love booking this space for my photo shoots! The studio is well equipped and Michael is wonderful