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Brian J.

"...Great space for a small photo shoot. Several large props like a piano and large paintings. Staff was great and very easy to work with. We will return..."

Jean-Christophe P.

"...The space was fantastic - just like the photos showed. The hosts were overly helpful and their dog is adorable. Will definitely be booking again for another shoot in the coming weeks..."

Featured photo shoot locations

Centrally Located Studio Space in Wicker Park with Natural Light & Sprung Wood Floors | Front Studio
West Town
151

...wood floors, sound systems, a kitchen and private ath. Both studios are permitted for creative use in the form of rehearsals, photo shoots, film shoots, educational classes, workshops, special events, meetings and small-scale performance...

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Centrally Located Studio Space in Wicker Park with Natural Light & Sprung Wood Floors | Back Studio
West Town
79

...wood floors, sound systems, a kitchen and private ath. Both studios are permitted for creative use in the form of rehearsals, photo shoots, film shoots, educational classes, workshops, special events, meetings and small-scale performance...

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Photography Studio near University of Chicago
South Side
86

Rates: $37/ Hour- Minimum 6 hour required during day time. $53/ Hour - Minimum 2 Hours required for weekdays. We do not have any 2 hours slot on weekends before 6 pm. Included - Backdrops - 7 LED continuous light. A beautiful photography space located...

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Ukrainian Village Artist Loft
West Town
32

Bright, open space. Light-filled and spacious with 15-foot ceilings, 1200 square feet, and exposed brick. A unique and creative space. Open area includes a living room and dining space. Kitchen is fully stocked with cookware and dishes. Coffee maker. The loft is great for filming...

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Photography Studio- EVENING RATE- Near University of Chicago
South Side
60

Evening Rate only applicable on the following time: Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM A beautiful photography space located near the Museum of Science and University of Chicago. This is a storefront that provides easy access to the Metra...

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Pilsen Photography Studio w/ Buff Einstein Monolights (included in Rental)
Lower West Side
38

The host of this space is a portrait and events photographer/teaching artist. This studio space is looking to support and collaborate with the community of (visiting) photographers here in Chicago. It will be a site for hosting photographers in creating images, presenting and lecturing on...

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Lincoln Park Creative 4 Room Studio
Lincoln Park
93

Offering functionality in a warm and inviting environment, the newly refurbished 1,400 sq. ft. space is divided into 4 rooms, each providing unique advantages for your Production rental. ROOM DESCRIPTION: -The front reception (common area) offers large couches, a fireplace focal point, and lovely natural...

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Lincoln Park Unique & Versatile Converted Storefront
Lincoln Park
229

...Our right and unique ground level Lincoln Park studio (converted storefront) is the perfect location for your next photo shoot, film shoot, video interview or commercial production. Our double storefront windows with beautiful mid century modern furniture and natural light is perfect for productions, interviews...

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West Bucktown loft with brick, timber beams, full kitchen
Logan Square
14

...stripox -- 22" silver beauty dish -- Umbrellas -- Sundisks of various sizes -- Gels -- Reflectors and grids This is a great space for a photo shoot, commercial or fashion shoot, video shoot, or filmed interviews. Lighting equipment (studio strobe lights and modifiers) are available at an extra fee...

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Actual photo shoot location bookings

photo shoot for therapist website

I'm an LGBTQ Sex/Gender therapist looking for a space to take a few photos for my website. Would you be open to allowing me to rent for less than 3 hours? I could do Monday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoons. There will be 2-3 people total.

3 people
1 hour
$150.00

birthday photo shoot

i'm a freelance photographer. I want to rent this studio to do a birthday shoot for my brother's friend as a gift. I plan to use the space to shoot against the backdrop for portraits and such. I'm also interested in renting the octacool 9 lights.

5 people
2 hours
$147.00

photo shoot with a male model

I'm a photographer and I am planning a very small photo shoot. It will just be me and one male model. The model is interested in doing some gender bending type looks, so it might be awesome to use some of the props you have! Thank you so much in advance, the space looks amazing....

2 people
3 hours
$490.00

clothing photo shoot

I have a startup fashion tech company. We're looking into space where we can do a photo shoot of our users in their clothes. Questions: 1. Do you have white seamless I can use? If so what is the charge? 2. I would be interested in renting it out for the full day. Could you please give me a discount? If it works out, we might regularly rent this location. Many thanks.

20 people
11 hours
$525.00

What people say about photo shoot locations on Peerspace

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03/03/2019
Alisha S.

Space: Natural Light Photo Studio Loft

"...Fantastic space! We used this venue for a fitness/meditation class and photo shoot and it worked out perfectly. Mick was very helpful with all of our needs. Highly recommend..."

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04/01/2018
Faryal K.

Space: Large Williamsburg Loft Space

"...with, extremely responsive, and I would definitely recommend this space for any event you might be looking to host - a dinner, fundraiser, cocktail event, photo shoot. A nice change from the predictable lounge and restaurant venues..."

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02/16/2018
Dewwond M.

Space: Photography Studio- EVENING RATE- Near University of Chicago

"...This location is perfect for photo-shoots. I'll definitely be using for future shoots..."

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11/09/2018
Tyler D.

Space: Super Convenient Boutique Photo Studio

"...Beautiful facilities, quite spacious. We used this space to shoot group photos of seven people, and we had plenty of room for everyone. The owner of the space, Becky, was flexible and helpful with navigating changes in the reservation. We were really happy with how our photos came out, and..."

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06/16/2017
Nyndia D.

Space: Unique Two Floor Photo Studio full of light in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Studio 1 - Indoor

"...hour shoot and it was amazing. The natural light, plants, and contemporary yet vintage vibe was outstanding. Highly recommend it for your next photo shoot. At the end of it I ended up leaving my bag with my valuables in it and he made sure I got it back. Book..."

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01/16/2018
Matt R.

Space: Luxury Clubhouse with Gourmet Demonstration Kitchen Ten20

"...We had a small photo shoot here and we were taken care of extremely well. Wes is very responsive and a very nice person to work with..."

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09/28/2016
Jennifer M.

Space: Fitness Gym in light industrial warehouse

"...just want to thank you Matthew for the AMAZING hospitality! My boyfriend and I had a great time shooting our photos at your gym. Everything was great..."

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07/02/2018
Jami B.

Space: Goose Island Warehouse Space with Ample Natural Light

"...Perfect space for a photo shoot... lots of natural light via skylights! Easy parking and unloading. The host was flexible and wonderful to work with. Booking again..."

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10/17/2017
Jennifer E.

Space: Historic, Spacious Studio in the Mission with Skylights and Garden

"...bit sketch so you feel like you’re not in the right place but you are haha, just keep going. It’s perfect for photo shoots, loved it!! Thanks Trevor..."

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07/27/2018
Kasey L.

Space: Spacious Natural Light Artist Studio

"...Great place for photo shooting..."

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02/20/2019
Gianna L.

Space: Historical Craftsman Bungalow

"...The booking process however was kind of hard. I think making sure what you require in available before booking would be awesome! For example photo shoots are only allowed tues/ weds! So don’t try to book a Friday. But the space is beautiful and loved every part of being..."

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10/19/2018
Ralph T.

Space: Large Private Natural Light Studio

"...Such a great location. It was perfect for my photo shoot! Piers was gracious, accommodating, and great to work with. Would definitely do it again..."

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12/01/2018
Jesse K.

Space: Modern Minimalistic Urban Jungle Studio Like Space

"...Javonne's space was exactly as displayed in the listing. It is perfect space for photo shoots. She was extremely responsive, flexible and kind..."

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09/07/2017
Lisa K.

Space: Industrial Warehouse with Dome Ceiling

"...Dominique and Austin were really easy to work with. The space is nice and looks just like it does in the photos. We had a great shoot there and I would definitely book it again for future projects..."

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10/27/2018
Marcellus B.

Space: Unique Production Space in Stapleton

"...to design and details in everything. Everyone’s creative on set was sparked and we all were inspired. I definitely recommend this place for photo shoots, events, and film productions. We are all obsessed with this place. I only used one level but definitely would book again to use the..."

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08/05/2018
Yun Jee N.

Space: Modern and bright home - Perfect for filming

"...Beautiful, stunning house! Perfect for a photo shoot. Caroline was very helpful and responsive. Highly recommend this space..."

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07/21/2017
Robert F.

Space: Modern Bohemian Loft

"...Thanks so much for this wonderful space! The loft was perfect for our fashion shoot, with so many locations inside and beautiful furniture to take photos with. I'd love to come back and would recommend it to photographers looking for a relaxing and peaceful setting....great hosts, too..."

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12/22/2018
Staci J.

Space: Modern California Dining, Kitchen, Event Space in Venice/MDR

"...work with and was instantly available for any questions we had. Space is so nice that we are considering using it for an upcoming photo shoot..."

Having a Photo Shoot in Chicago

Chicago is a lovely place to host Photo Shoots. With 350+ spaces available for rent in neighborhoods across the city, you can find just the space you imagined at your budget.

Since planning Photo Shoots is different in every city, here are a few things to keep in mind as you go:

Renting photo shoot locations in Chicago will cost you just about $141 per hour (but keep in mind that the average Photo Shoot size is about 27 people). It’s easy to find spaces that are smaller and more cost-effective or vice versa. We see small spaces go for $92 an hour with larger or more upscale venues averaging $269 an hour. Photo Shoot events here are a bit shorter than average and tend to start around 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. Most last for 4 hours 30 minutes, and are generally a bit larger than what we see in other cities.

Finding the perfect place to meet is easy with over 350+ spaces available to rent in the city (which is 81% more than the year prior). West Town is the most popular neighborhood within Chicago for Photo Shoots with photo studios and video studios topping the list of popular options.

89500+ people have used a Peerspace location for their Photo Shoots in Chicago, with the average host boasting 4.9 stars across 2266 reviews, and 99% of guests saying they would book the space again.