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Jesus Icon Photo Studio With Colorful Sets
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Large Minimalist Warm Tone DTLA Studio
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Retail Bookstore/library in Sherman Oaks
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Daylight Photo Studio in DTLA, Includes Equipment
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Luxury Cyc Wall Studio w/ FREE Lighting&Equipment
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Amazing Rooftop Skyline View
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Ground Floor DTLA Photo Studio w/ Air Conditioning
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Bright, Natural Light Studio in DTLA
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1958 Red Corvette Convertible Fuellie
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What people are saying about Photo Shoot on Giggster

Samuel F.
$ 900
10 hours
15 people
3 months ago
Everything went smoothly! The space worked well for a capturing several different sit down interview looks.
Karen B.
$ 750
5 hours
15 people
3 months ago
Lisa is super lovely and totally accommodating host—and her shop is a lovely place to shoot.
$ 450
10 hours
15 people
3 months ago
Great space beautiful light! The crew was great to help us load in and out from the freight!
Asma A.
$ 1035
9 hours
5 people
3 months ago
It was a dream shooting here. Light, furniture, placement, etc was all perfect. The host was very accommodating and easy to talk to. Will definitely be coming back!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Photo Shoot venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Los Angeles?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Los Angeles on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Los Angeles?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Los Angeles at, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Photo Shoot locations are available in Los Angeles?
Right now, there are 2758 Photo Shoot locations available in Los Angeles.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Los Angeles bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Los Angeles guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for Los Angeles locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near Los Angeles?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Los Angeles. Just start a search at and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Los Angeles booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Los Angeles?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Los Angeles is $178 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Los Angeles?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Concierge service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Photo Shoot locations in Los Angeles, CA?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $25 to $1000.
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About Los Angeles

The second-largest city in the United States, Los Angeles is a seaside metropolis found along California’s west coast. A city that enjoys a very diverse population base, Los Angeles is a haven for foodies who flock to the city to enjoy its unique representation of cultures and cuisines.

Los Angeles is well-renowned for one of its most beloved suburbs, Hollywood. This is an area that is frequented because of its association with Tinseltown’s brightest stars. Some of the most visited attractions within Hollywood include the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the world-famous Hollywood sign, and even the notoriously expensive and luxurious Rodeo Drive.

The traffic in Los Angeles is the worst in the country. However, the public transportation system in LA is efficient and inexpensive. In addition to this, the Los Angeles International Airport, also known as LAX, is one of the most popular airports in the world, offering service to nearly any national or international destination you desire.

A city that is extremely scenic, it’s not hard to see why many entertainment professionals are on the hunt for the perfect Los Angeles photo shoot location. Whether you are looking for something outdoors or indoors for your photo session, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to great spaces in LA.

Photo Shoot Venue Options in Los Angeles

Getting ready for a photo session can be a lot of fun. Once you’ve found the perfect Los Angeles photo shoot venue, all that remains to do is to hire some LA professionals to help you source everything you’ll need to create images your clients will cherish for a lifetime.

  • Coffee Service
    Coffee is the fuel that keeps a great event running on target. Ensure your Los Angeles photo shoot venue is well stocked with steaming hot joe by hiring one of the city’s best coffee catering services to keep you and your clients with a steady supply.

  • Hair and Makeup
    Providing your clients with access to professional hair and makeup services is a great way to ensure they look their best on film. The city’s top makeup and hair professionals will come directly to your Los Angeles photo shoot venue. This helps your clients feel their most confident to encourage a session that yields memorable photos they’ll treasure for years to come.

  • Furniture Rentals
    No photo shoot is complete without some props and furniture pieces to complete your setup. Los Angeles is home to make furniture rental companies offering a wide array of furniture and décor items in many different styles with something sure to suit your every need.

Photo Shoot Location Companies in Los Angeles

Getting your photo shoot venue ready for your clients’ sessions takes some hard work, planning, and ingenuity. Thankfully, you don’t have to do all of the work on your own. There are many LA professionals willing to lend a hand to help you get the job done.

  • Longshot Coffee
    Longshot Coffee is an LA-based mobile coffee catering service specializing in hot tea and coffee drinks served in disposable carafes as well as full-service espresso bars. The company will also have the staff required to manage them. Long Shot Coffee offers everything you need to keep your guests fuelled for a great photo session.

  • Angeleno Beauty
    Angeleno Beauty is a makeup and hair company specializing in bringing out the best in each of their clients for events such as weddings, special events, and photo shoots. A team that works with each individual client to help them achieve the look they are going for, Angeleno Beauty has experience in many different industries including film and photography.

  • Rent-a-Center
    For all of your furniture, décor, and prop needs, Rent-a-Center is the furniture rental business that can deliver. Stocking a large inventory of items in many different styles, Rent-a-Center can help you perfectly outfit your photo shoot venue at an affordable price.

Pros and Cons of Photo Shoot Locations in Los Angeles

When it comes to exciting places for a photo shoot, it’s hard to beat LA. However, large urban centers like Los Angeles come with positives and negatives that should be considered before booking a spot for a photo shoot here.


  • Thriving cultural community
    Whether you are a lover of food or the fine arts, you won’t have any difficulty finding something new to experience in LA.

  • Beautiful beaches
    Los Angeles is home to many picturesque beaches, providing you with lots of opportunities to enjoy some of the best sand and surf the city has to offer.

  • Multiculturalism
    The population base in Los Angeles is very diverse. This multiculturalism ensures the city is alive with interesting cultural experiences and cuisines for you to enjoy.


  • Heavy traffic
    If you choose to live in LA, you will soon become accustomed to heavy traffic and lengthy commutes each time you head out on the road.

  • Vast urban sprawl
    Since Los Angeles is a large city, it suffers from urban sprawl. This means getting from Point A to Point B can be a challenge here.

  • High cost of living
    Though Los Angeles offers you the chance to live the dream, the cost of living here makes making LA your residence extremely costly.

Famous Locations in Los Angeles

  • Zuma Beach
    LA’s Zuma Beach is one of the most beautiful seaside attractions in the city. Located in Malibu, a trip to Zuma Beach offers you the perfect place to enjoy such activities as sunbathing, water sports, and swimming.

  • Sunset Boulevard
    A street of worldwide renown, Sunset Boulevard has often been seen in many different popular films. Among the beloved entertainment venues found on this famous street are The Rainbow Bar and Grill and The Roxy Theater.

  • Paramount Pictures Studios
    Paramount Pictures Studios is a great place to spend a day during a visit to LA. The two-hour tour of the facility allows you to step inside some of your favorite film sets including I Love Lucy, Titanic, and the Jack Ryan series.
Car driving up through Hollywood hills
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20 photos of LA in the 1950s

The post-WWII boom of the 1950s affected almost every corner of the country, from northern Michigan to Southern California. But few places were changed by the economic and cultural shifts as much as Los Angeles. The city grew by 500,000 people, most of whom were drawn to the metropolis for its year-round moderate climate, plethora of thriving industries, and suburban feel.

While LA had been growing steadily since the 19th century, it wasn't yet the jam-packed city we know it to be today. Its various neighborhoods were more separated than they are now, connected by highways and interstates but surrounded by undeveloped land and forests. Residents had all the perks of a major city—a boisterous downtown, a vibrant nightlife scene, plenty of employment options, a culturally and racially diverse population—with the added benefits of smaller communities and plenty of space to build the single-family homes that had become a staple of the American dream.

It's hard to describe exactly what life was like in LA during the decade, or how it felt like both a major city and a small town, so Giggster scoured historical archives to compile a collection of photos that exemplify what life was like in Los Angeles during the 1950s. From shots of daily life to major events like the Academy Awards, these pictures are sure to make you feel a sense of nostalgia, even if you've never been to LA or weren't alive in the mid-20th century.

Aerial city view with freeway
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City Hall

LA's City Hall can be seen in the distance of this aerial shot. For decades after it was completed—until the late '50s—a city ordinance prohibited the construction of any buildings taller than 150 feet, making City Hall far and away LA's biggest building at the time.

The Seven Year Itch at Grauman’s Chinese Theater
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Grauman's Chinese Theater

Opened in 1927, Grauman's Chinese Theater has likely hosted more film premieres and celebrities than any other theater in LA. In 1950, its financier and namesake, Sid Grauman, died of a heart attack. Today, it's known as the TCL Chinese Theatre and still hosts red carpet movie premieres.

Olvera Street Market
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Olvera Street

Often referred to as "the birthplace of Los Angeles," Olvera Street is LA's oldest street. In the 1930s, the block-long avenue was reinvented as an outdoor mall, complete with vendors selling all sorts of Mexican and Mexican-American items as an homage to some of the area's earliest settlers.

Santa Monica beach
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A historic heatwave

In 1955, LA experienced one of its worst heat waves in recorded history—for eight consecutive days in late August and early September, temperatures reached highs well over 100 degrees. Desperate for some relief, Angelenos flocked to the beaches, including the Santa Monica beach (pictured above) where the archives record some 300,000 people took a dip in the Pacific.

Miracle Mile of Wilshire Boulevard
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Miracle Mile

In the 1950s, Miracle Mile, a stretch of Wilshire Boulevard that is home to some of the city's best shopping and most interesting museums, was one of the most visited parts of the city.

Beverly Hills Hilton
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The Beverly Hilton

Located on the corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards, the Beverly Hilton opened its doors in 1955. Since 1961, the glamorous hotel has hosted the Golden Globes ceremony in its grand ballroom.

Tourists visit footprints at Mann's Chinese Theatre
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A touristy detour

Two tourists pictured here stop to admire the concrete footprints in the courtyard of Grauman's Chinese Theater. In the 1950s, more than two dozen major stars—including Elizabeth Taylor, John Wayne, and Marilyn Monroe—all added their hands and feet to the collection.

Pedestrians on Seventh and Broadway
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A busy downtown

Hoards of Angelenos, their numbers ever-growing thanks to a 1950s population boom, cross 7th Street on a warm, sunny day.

The Biltmore Hotel on Pershing Square
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The Biltmore Hotel

Once the largest hotel west of Chicago, the luxurious Biltmore Hotel is best known for hosting several of the first Academy Awards ceremonies. At the turn of the decade, the hotel played host to the 1960 Democratic National Convention.

People dance and dine at Mocambo Nightclub
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The Mocambo Nightclub

In 1958, the Mocambo nightclub, a favorite with celebrities for its Latin-American decor and collection of live birds, closed. First opened in 1941, the nightclub allegedly booked jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald in 1955 only after Marilyn Monroe committed to sitting in the front row during all of her performances.

Couple at Mulholland Drive overlook
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Mulholland Drive

A young couple look out over the city from Mulholland Drive, a road that winds along the Santa Monica Mountains and boasts excellent lookout points, on a warm summer night in 1951.

Dolphins of Hollywood Records Store
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Dolphin's of Hollywood

One of the most famous record shops in America, Dolphin's of Hollywood was open 24 hours a day, had live DJs spinning records in the front window, and had both its own record label and radio station. The shop's founder, John Dolphin, was a Black man, but his store became a haven for music lovers of all races, much to the chagrin of 1950s cops who were attempting to enforce Jim Crow laws.

Muscle Beach in Santa Monica
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Muscle Beach

Muscle Beach, in Santa Monica, reached the zenith of its popularity in the 1950s, with folks from all over the world coming to watch its acrobats and bodybuilders do their thing. Here, a group of men and women show off their impressive skills on the area's dedicated platform.

Aerial MacArthur Park Lake
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MacArthur Park

MacArthur Park (whose lake is pictured here) has long been a center of LGBTQ+ life in Los Angeles. In the 1950s, it was a popular cruising location, and one such encounter (that went horribly wrong) sparked a legal case that got national attention.

Downtown Aerial View of Broadway
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The theater district

This aerial photograph of downtown LA captures one end of the city's historical theater districts. At its height, the six-block stretch of Broadway had the largest concentration of movie theaters in the world and could seat more than 15,000 moviegoers.

Capitol Records Tower
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The Capitol Records Building

The world's first circular office building, the Capitol Records Building was completed in 1956. Designed to resemble a stack of records, the building has hosted music legends like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and Paul McCartney throughout their recording processes.

Convertible drives past Olympic drive-in theatre sign
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An endless summer

Nothing captures LA's endless summer vibes quite like this picture of two women steering their convertible around a sign advertising one of the city's many year-round outdoor theaters.

Simons Drive in coffee shop
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A drive-in diner

Drive-in restaurants were all the rage in the 1950s, and at one point Simon's Coffee Shops dominated the LA drive-in scene. The restaurants, which offered everything from coffee to spaghetti, served patrons both outside in their cars and inside at the circular counters.

Woman at Egyptian Theater Ticket Window
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The Egyptian Theater

Most folks are familiar with Grauman's Chinese Theater, but far fewer know about Grauman's first foray into the movie palace world—the Egyptian Theater. Built in 1922, and the site of the very first movie premiere, the theater is now owned by Netflix (which is giving it a long overdue restoration). Here a woman buys a ticket at the location's old outdoor box office.

Crowd Outside of Academy Awards Ceremony
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The Academy Awards

Hollywood Boulevard teams with people and glows with lights on the evening of the 28th Academy Awards. The big winner that night was a film called "Marty," starring Ernest Borgnine, which took home the trophy for Best Picture.