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from$75/hr
Hidden Gem Photo Studio | Great Location!

Near West Side, Chicago, IL

4.9(289)
Venue capacity icon25

Photo Studio

Popio Stumpf Photography. ...Our photography studio is located near theintersection of Grand and Western Avenues. Space Details: - Approx. 1,740 sq.ft. Usable Space - 11.5' Ceilings - Exposed Brick - Abundant Natural Light with Windows Facing North, East and West - Kitchen - Speaker System - 65" Flat Screen TV - Makeup/hair stations - Lighting...
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from$60/hr
Unique Studios At Downtown Chicago #2

Near North Side, Chicago, IL

5.0(1206)
Venue capacity icon10

Photo Studio

...Unique Studios Located Here In River North Downtown Chicago Discover UniqueStudios, a modern, all-inclusive, photo studio in River North, Downtown Chicago. Our compact yet luxurious 600 sqft space comes with a choice of colorful backdrops, lighting equipment, custom effects LED lights, photography accessories...
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from$50/hr
Unique Studios At Downtown Chicago #1

Near North Side, Chicago, IL

4.9(835)
Venue capacity icon5

Photo Studio

Unique Empire. ...Unique Studios Located Here In River North Downtown ChicagoDiscover Unique Studios, a modern, all-inclusive photo studio in River North, Downtown Chicago. Our compact yet luxurious 500 sqft space comes with a choice of colorful backdrops, lighting equipment, custom effects LED lights, photography accessories...
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from$60/hr
Wicker Park Natural Light Photo Studio

Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

4.9(386)
Venue capacity icon20

Photo Studio

**Please confirm we have color backdrops you need prior to shoot. All colors pictured maynot be available at the time of your shoot.** **Please be aware that your booking time needs to include set up and tear down time.** 3rd floor beautiful natural light...
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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$60/hr
Unique Studios At Downtown Chicago #3

Near North Side, Chicago, IL

5.0(224)
Venue capacity icon12

Photo Studio

...Unique Studios Located Here In River North Downtown Chicago Discover UniqueStudios, a modern, all-inclusive, photo studio in River North, Downtown Chicago. Our compact yet luxurious 500 sqft space comes with a choice of colorful backdrops, lighting equipment, custom effects LED lights, photography accessories...
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from$110/hr
West Bucktown loft with brick, timber beams, full kitchen

Logan Square, Chicago, IL

5.0(25)
Venue capacity icon10

Photo Studio

Our cozy and open photo studio loft space near Armitage and Western Ave, right off theWestern entrance to the Bloomingdale Trail/606, features about 1,080 square feet with multiple backdrops and a flexible shooting area, small office space, and lounge area, as well as a...
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from$85/hr
Day Light European Studio + Studio Lighting Included/ Amazing Location

Logan Square, Chicago, IL

5.0(62)
Venue capacity icon15

Photo Studio

...green, yellow, pink, brown, etc) -Black table with wheels -Photography chairs (5) -V flats (2) -Phone charger -Shoes cover machine -AC - Wireless Fan - Big LED Mirror Adds on : - Smoke machine - Product Photography Large Still Life Studio 2.0 - Godox 26 Spot Lens - Projector Our Studio Has...
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from$100/hr
Pilsen Daylight Studio: All White Soho Style Loft with Beautiful Light + Windows

Lower West Side, Chicago, IL

5.0(341)
Venue capacity icon15

Daylight Studio

Studio Sunset Chicago. Studio Sunset Chicago is Chicago's Premier Daylight Studio locatedin the centrally located Pilsen Arts Neighborhood, and is easily accessible for Midwest and traveling creatives. The studio is hosted in a 1900's Soho Style Loft and is 1,200 square feet our curated perfection. Thoughtfully designed...
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Pricing and popularity information in this section is based on proprietary data from bookings made on Peerspace from 2016-2024.

Try renting a photography studio in Chicago

Chicago should be the first city that comes to mind when you think of places to rent a photography studio. There's no reason to book a flight to Los Angeles or New York City when there's so much diversity at hand here in the Windy City. Whether you're looking for an urban library for a chic fashion shoot, a moody boudoir loft venue with hotel vibes, or a cheerful family studio for Christmas images, Chicago has everything you need and more besides.

Choosing a photography studio space for rent in Chicago

The first thing to consider is what sort of photography you aim to capture. Corporate portraits, product shoots, and fashion campaigns all have different requirements. Many, but not all, photography studio spaces specialize by offering backgrounds, light modifiers, decorations, and props that are meant to be used with a particular shoot. That said, photography is flexible enough that you can adapt a studio outfitted for one style to meet your vision. Themed studios are a great place to begin; instead of trying to find a record store that will let you photograph in their space, search for vintage music shop photo studio spaces instead.
Does your preferred studio offer loads of sunlight? Or do you prefer working with lights on stands, flashes, and other controlled sources? Natural light photography studios in Chicago are a hit because you can capture that wonderful Golden Hour radiance without dealing with lake winds that can mess up your model's hair and clothing. Lofts and warehouses tend to offer the most natural light thanks to huge original factory windows. Some also offer fantastic skyline views that should be worked into the final image.
Last, don't forget about themed photography studios. If you want a vintage vibe but aren't able to work out a deal with a coffee shop or record store, try a Chicago photography studio space. Other themes you might discover include historic library, moody boudoir hotel room, quirky rave party…Loads of inspiring venues that would be time-consuming to decorate on your own.

Photography studios with equipment rentals in Chicago

Another great thing about renting a photography studio in Chicago is that many come with equipment rentals. Even a professional studio photographer only has so many colored backdrops, props, light modifiers, and extra camera bodies. Many studio venues even come with staff to hire by the hour; perfect if the lights or other equipment are unfamiliar to you or you simply need an extra pair of hands on site.

Reviews for commercial photography locations

Britt T.
Natural light photo studio in the heart of Wicker Park
to get right to creating. Alisha is a great host (very easy to communicate with) and I’d recommend her studio to anyone looking for a space for photography or even a small event...
Chloe S.
Natural light photo studio in the heart of Wicker Park
Everything was clean and tidy. The natural light was so lovely for my photography project and the studio space was quiet, professional, and very conducive to making something creative. Would highly recommend...
Amy W.
Natural light photo studio in the heart of Wicker Park
This studio space was absolutely gorgeous. I loved the variety of props that were available. The host was communicative and provided clear instructions. I will definitely be booking this space for future photography sessions...
Caitlyn I.
Hidden Gem Studio | Perfect for Intimate Events
us how the sound system worked and even let my friend use some of his ranch dressing! His wife has an amazing pin up photography studio downstairs that he gave my friends and me a tour of. All in all great experience. Thanks Chris for helping make my birthday special...
Adam M.
Ivory Storefront Space
Such a great space, always my first choice when looking for a photography studio rental
Niyah E.
Unique Studios At Downtown Chicago #1
the best photography studio
Solomon K.
Unique Studios At Downtown Chicago #1
This space is great for my studio photography needs. The host Miguel is always helpful and professional. I will continue to use this space, in a perfect location for my clients...
Gioia J.
Unique Studios At Downtown Chicago #2
rented this studio yesterday for a birthday photoshoot and it was a great experience! All the equipment and lights provided were amazing and Miguel was super helpful and I would recommend this space to any and everyone for your photography needs. Will definitely be booking again...