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Mission Loft Studio + Event Venue
Mission District, San Francisco, CA
Need an inspiring space for the day! We've got you covered! Mission Loft is a gorgeous light filled video and photo production space. The standard rental period is 2 hours or more anytime between 8AM and 8PM. The studio has an open floor plan (dining...
LOTS of Natural Light in SOMA
SoMa, San Francisco, CA
Thank you for checking out our photo/video production space. This +350 sqft space multiple color backdrops, windows overlooking downtown San Francisco, and dual monitor work station. Available Amenities: • remote control 4.5ft backdrops (colors: brown, black, green, yellow) • pully 9ft backdrops (colors: grey, blue...
Natural light studio in San Francisco
Bayview, San Francisco, CA
ABOUT THE SPACE: Our studio is a creative community space, located in a large historic industrial warehouse with tons of natural light, white walls, and beautiful 13' windows that look towards the Bay. The natural light is great between sunrise up to 2 hours before...
Sunny, Serene Dogpatch Photo Studio
Dogpatch, San Francisco, CA
Airy, quiet, natural light studio in Dogpatch, perfect for photo and film shoots and other production-oriented uses. Use of basic grip, covered parking for up to 3 vehicles, and many additional niceties included. Load-in is a snap with our loading dock and freight elevator. For...
Beautiful Studio with FREE Gear
Mission District, San Francisco, CA
Check out our reviews... :) Tons of FREE gear (see list* below) 30 foot wall of natural light (with blackout curtains) 1,400 Square Feet 12' High Ceilings Complete Kitchen Private Bathroom Storage/Changing room Loading Dock | Freight Elevator 2 large Tables 2 more optional large...
Daylight or Black Out Photo Studio in San Francisco with a Kitchen
Bayview, San Francisco, CA
...Francisco's historic Yosemite Place Building, our 1,000 sq ft studio is a great space for food, product, still life and portrait photography. Our Portola Place neighborhood is filled with artists, crafts people and designers, including tabletop prop shops. Local eateries Craftsmen & Wolves and...
Natural Light Lifestyle Studio in the Mission
Mission District, San Francisco, CA
Available 7-days a week | 8am-6pm NATURAL LIGHT STUDIO The sunlight pours into the tall bay windows in this apartment. The front room gets beautiful direct natural light. This is a great setup for a lifestyle photoshoot. We also provide a desk, couch, chair, printer...
SF Portrait & Photography Studio: Whitewalls, Lights, Stands & Backdrops. Portrait and Model Pro!
Inner Sunset, San Francisco, CA
...Hi there. You have arrived at one of the only pure & true photo studios in SF. This studio is perfect for portraits, modeling, podcasts, product photography, demo/instructional videos, class projects, animals & babies, interviews, vlogs and much more. This space is Safe & Sanitized after every use...
Pop Up Gallery and Photography Studio in SOMA
South of Market, San Francisco, CA
Our space is an artist-run gallery, a photography studio and an event rental space located in San Francisco’s SoMa district. The gallery is a short walking distance to Moscone and the Financial District. Major freeways and transportation are also easily accessible. This ground level studio...

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Between the charming green spaces in the Presidio, the colorful murals in the Mission District, and the studios nestled in every neighborhood in the city, the sheer variety of portrait photography places in San Francisco is incredible. Take a stroll through Crissy Field and let the natural beauty of the beach serve as your canvas, or explore Baker Beach with its sweeping views of both land and sea. You can even seek out the hidden gems around town — these lesser-known spots may just be what you're looking for, from private backyard gardens and rooftop terraces to hidden stairways in Pacific Heights. For a more urban vibe, head to Union Square or Fisherman's Wharf where vibrant city life bustles around every corner. With so many portrait photography locations at your fingertips, how can you not be inspired by all that San Francisco has to offer?
Portrait photography is an art form that demands careful attention to every detail. Fortunately, the city brims with intriguing portrait photography locations, such as historic buildings that offer an array of architectural designs and styles, from classic brick buildings to modern industrial lofts. Get lost in the old-world charm of San Francisco’s Victorian-style homes, which often boast intricate details. With their ornate turrets, grandeur facades, and intricate carvings, these timeless houses provide an idyllic backdrop for any portrait photoshoot. Not to mention, charming side streets and alleyways can make for visually stunning settings in the daytime, especially when there’s an abundance of natural light. Take advantage of water reflections, brightly colored walls, or striking shadows as you make your way through these unique portrait photography locations.
With its iconic skyline, world-famous landmarks, and diverse neighborhoods, the City by the Bay has no shortage of beautiful settings to choose from for a portrait shoot. No matter if you prefer shooting indoors or outdoors, there’s an endless list of portrait photography locations to explore in San Francisco. And when you want to take your portraits to the next level, look into renting a dedicated photo studio. At these venues, you'll have virtually everything you need at your fingertips, from state-of-the-art lighting equipment to a wealth of backdrops, from blank-canvas cycloramas to green screens. Whether you're creating a classic black-and-white headshot or something more creative and abstract, a professional studio space lets you experiment with new angles and techniques. Not to mention, with a controlled studio environment, your photos can be picture-perfect every time.

Reviews for portrait photography locations

Christopher D.
Bright & Contemporary SoMa Loft
Host responded promptly. Space is as clean and bright as advertised. We held a portrait session during our stay. Getting in and out of space is easy and instructions were clear. Thank you Alex...
Danielle S.
LOTS of Natural Light in SOMA
Good sized space for family portraits, easy to park at and get to for clients as well
Liubov P.
Spacious Studio in SOMA w/ Skylight!
Great space for a portrait photoshoot! Me and my team enjoyed it. Jeremy was super responsive and nice to us
Raenada M.
Unique Luxury Apartment with Multiple Backdrops and Natural Light
with all his, but even he was impressed!! There was natural lighting, light equipment and even backdrops. We used this space to shoot our head shots for our nonprofit's website because the location was centralized for everyone and we could not have selected a more perfect place...
Julia B.
Historic Industrial, Modern, and Beautiful Event Space
was perfect for our caterer to do prep and serve out of. We utilized one of the conference rooms and turned it into a headshot/b> studio. There is a great sound system with a few microphones, a projector, and screen available for use as well as about 40 folding chairs...
Henry R.
Minimal Designer/Photography Studio Filled with Natural Day Light
This is an amazing space to take portraits. The natural light from the windows is great and a minimalist environment is exactly what I was looking for. Vanessa is a great host and I highly recommend renting from her...
Peter R.
Karen’s space was fantastic, had perfect lighting for some portrait shots I was working on, and was super clean. I really appreciate her time and flexibility...
Jason L.
Bright SoMa Photo Studio & Meeting Space w/Kitchenette & Roof Deck
had a great experience renting Rebecca's studio for a portrait session. The space is bright with pops of color. The computer workstation with monitor, makeup station, and garment rack were nice touches. Having a lounge area where we could chill and eat was also a plus. We were able...

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