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Top Indoor Photoshoot locations in San Francisco, CA

STUDIO 1 "Live your Life"
  • $150/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • 2
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • San Francisco, CA
Furnished Natural Light Studio in Heart of Inner Sunset
  • $95/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (4)
  • 4
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • San Francisco, CA
SF Photo Studio: White Walls, Lights & Backdrops
  • $25/hr
  • New
  • 4.9 (43)
  • 43
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • San Francisco, CA
Daylight Photo Studios in SF
  • $125/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (5)
  • 5
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • San Francisco, CA
Studio 2 "Rhythm & Flow"
  • $95/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • 2
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Professional Photography Studio
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • San Francisco, CA

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What people are saying about Indoor Photoshoot on Giggster

Rob G.
$ 900
6 hours
15 people
2 months ago
We love John's space because it's simple and easy to get all your equipment into, both for load in and load out, and John is a super friendly guy who always greets you with a smile. Thanks again!
Anna R.
$ 50
2 hours
5 people
7 months ago
For us all went out perfectly. Nice location, good light - we are happy! Highly recommend
Hugh C.
$ 75
3 hours
5 people
a year ago
Perfect facility for a small video shoot & photo session. The location is in a quite area but close enough to retail areas content creators can restock most supplies they've run out of or forgotten.
robin m.
$ 50
2 hours
5 people
a year ago
This is a nice little inexpensive space for a short single subject shoot. There are some limitations to consider. Power is limited to around 2kw total - fortunately the power consumption of the 2 KinoFlo Divas and 2 LED panels provided is under 10 amps. There is no restroom access - a consideration for PWD shoots. It has an earthy smell (ventilation is closed off by the soundproofing) There is no real ladder, just a short stepstool.

Frequently Asked Questions about Indoor Photoshoot venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in San Francisco?
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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in San Francisco at, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Indoor Photoshoot locations are available in San Francisco?
Right now, there are 50 Indoor Photoshoot locations available in San Francisco.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in San Francisco. Just start a search at and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my San Francisco 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 San Francisco?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in San Francisco is $105 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in San Francisco?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Select 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 Indoor Photoshoot locations in San Francisco, 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 $150.
Which Indoor Photoshoot locations are most popular in San Francisco, CA in 2024?
How do I book a San Francisco location on Giggster?
When you find the right venue, you can connect with the host to get additional info and work out the details. Once everything is all set, you can book and pay for the location in a couple of clicks. Learn more about booking locations.
How do I cancel a San Francisco reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About San Francisco

San Francisco is known for being a vibrant, quirky city, but it's also home to an array of breathtaking outdoor sites and unique indoor backdrops. Whether driving around the Bay Bridge or hiking up Twin Peaks, you’ll find incredible scenery reflecting the beauty of your photoshoot. With Meditteranean-like weather year-round and dramatic fog rolling through one minute and sun streaming in the next, San Francisco offers ample opportunities for beautiful photos indoors and outdoors.

On days when you can't go outside because of the fog, don't fret — plenty of commercial spaces with chic interiors are ready for photoshoots. Even if you don't have access to these facilities, San Francisco boasts many unique characters built up over its diverse history. Capturing unexpected scenes such as art murals or iconic city spots like Chinatown makes for an engaging photoshoot no matter where you are — even inside!

Indoor Photoshoot Options In San Francisco

  • Makeup And Hairstyle
    An experienced makeup artist can be hired to help create the perfect looks for each model in the photoshoot. Depending on the budget and style, a hairstylist can also be hired to provide styling and blowouts. Discuss with both professionals for an accurate estimate of their rates and services.

  • Catering
    Restaurants, catering companies, or food trucks can be hired to provide snacks, appetizers, meals, and drinks for everyone involved in the photoshoot. It is essential to factor in dietary restrictions when selecting a caterer so that everyone has ample options. Additionally, it is essential to ask about their pricing structure and if there are any minimums or fees associated with using their services.

  • Bartenders
    If alcoholic beverages are served at the photo shoot, bartenders should be hired to ensure that all drinks are served responsibly. Bartenders typically charge an hourly rate plus a fee for supplies. Before hiring them, it is important to discuss whether they will handle serving non-alcoholic beverages as well and if they offer any packages that include both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Indoor Photoshoot Vendors in San Francisco

  • Classic Catering
    Classic Catering in San Francisco is a well-known catering service offering flexible menu choices and considering each client’s needs so that the event can succeed. They understand the fine line between gastronomical pleasure and aesthetic delight, ensuring each offering has the best flavor and atmosphere for your special occasion. Furthermore, their customer service guarantees satisfaction from beginning to end.

  • Empire Fresh Cleaning
    When it comes to indoor photoshoots, the importance of a clean and pristine environment cannot be overstated. Empire Fresh Cleaning is dedicated to delivering consistent, high-quality results that will sparkle and shine in your indoor space. As a trusted provider of professional commercial and residential cleaning services, they offer a wide range of specialized solutions. From eco-friendly green cleanings to meticulous window treatments and deep extraction cleans, their friendly staff ensures reliable service, making them the go-to choice for commercial and residential cleaning in the Bay Area.

  • DTC Lighting & Grip
    As the premier lighting and grip services provider in the San Francisco Bay Area film, video, and photo industry, DTC Lighting & Grip is proud to offer its customers one of the largest equipment selections. They boast a catalog with some of Hollywood's newest and best options, ensuring that each rental helps elevate every project to its best. This commitment to providing excellent service and their reliable selection makes DTC Lighting & Grip an easy choice for anyone looking for lighting and grip rentals.

Pros And Cons Of Indoor Photoshoots In San Francisco

Photoshoots in San Francisco offer an excellent opportunity to capture beautiful scenes outdoors in the city’s diverse and stunning landscape and indoors. Shooting indoors can be especially beneficial when controlling natural light or avoiding unpredictable weather conditions. It also opens up possibilities for creative ideas and shooting techniques unavailable outdoors. While there are many benefits of shooting indoors in San Francisco, some drawbacks should also be taken into consideration:


  • Indoor photoshoots provide more control over natural lighting and help photographers create attractive looks by manipulating artificial light sources.

  • Photographers have access to props and background materials that can create unique compositions for any shoot.

  • Shooting indoors allows photographers to eliminate unfavorable weather conditions or rugged terrain from obscuring their subjects.


  • Finding indoor photoshoot locations may be challenging due to limited availability or access permissions in some city regions.
  • When shooting indoors, photographers may experience increased noise levels that could negatively affect the quality of their images.

  • Photographers must be mindful of distractions such as foot traffic, clutter in the background, or ambient sounds when shooting indoors.

Tips On How To Organize Indoor Photoshoots In San Francisco

Organizing an indoor photoshoot in San Francisco can be an intimidating task. With limited access to natural light and the challenges of finding a location that fits the desired look, photographers must be prepared and informed to achieve success. Here is a list of tips for organizing an indoor photoshoot in San Francisco:

  • Start your search with the right location: Pick a venue that fits your budget and makes sense for your shoot. Research local galleries, loft spaces, and event venues to find the perfect spot for your photo session. You should also consider other factors, such as the time of day and whether you will have access to natural lighting or need to bring in additional lighting equipment.

  • Use Props Wisely: Integrating props into your photoshoot adds another layer of creativity and interest for viewers. Consider backdrops, furniture, fabrics, plants, artwork, and other items that fit your shoot’s theme. A versatile selection of props can help make any interior space more exciting and visually appealing during the session.

  • Prepare Your Lighting Set Up Beforehand: Depending on the space size and the type of photos you'll be taking, you may need to plan out which types of lighting equipment work best beforehand. Try experimenting with different types of lights, such as strobes or continuous lights, depending on whether you're shooting portraits or still-life images.

  • Bring Extra Camera Gear: Extra batteries and memory cards will help ensure you don't miss out on capturing any memorable moments during your shoot due to low battery or storage issues. Additionally, consider bringing along accessories such as reflectors or gels that can help create unique looks with the available light in your shooting space.

  • Take Advantage Of Natural Light Sources: When shooting indoors, look around for existing natural light sources from doorways, windows, or skylights that can add depth and vibrancy to certain shots throughout your session. When utilizing natural light sources, it’s essential to factor in how daylight changes throughout the day, so ensure any photos taken outside are taken before dusk!

  • Hire Professional Assistance If Needed: Depending on what type of photos you're taking, hiring professional assistance from an assistant photographer or stylist who can lend their expertise when setting up shots or adjusting unruly props during a session may be beneficial. Having professional assistance also means that one person can always focus on getting great shots while someone else makes minor adjustments as needed.

Famous Locations In San Francisco

  • The "Center" Of the San Francisco Monument
    Standing tall and proud atop San Francisco's Mt. Davidson since 1918, the "Center" of San Francisco Monument (built upon the behest of former San Francisco mayor Adolph Sutro) is an attraction that visitors to San Francisco should not miss. Although astronomers have long argued that the monument fails to mark the city's center, its well-preserved beauty is a breathtaking spectacle on San Francisco's skyline that many have been inspired by over the years. While it may no longer be considered geographically accurate, San Franciscans will always recognize it fondly as one of the most iconic monuments in their beloved city.

  • Arion Press And M & H Type
    San Francisco is lucky to be home to the oldest letterpress foundry in the United States. Arion Press and M & H Type are well known for their handcrafted fonts, taking pride in place in many a designer’s dream pantheon. Established over 40 years ago, these San Franciscan font founders have provided quality typefaces for big and small projects — calligraphic to modern, classic to quirky. There’s a font for every project here.

  • Janis Joplin Tree
    San Francisco is well-known for its vibrant cultural heritage and alternative atmosphere, and one of the city's most iconic landmarks is the Janis Joplin Tree. It is set in San Francisco's Haight Ashbury neighborhood and has earned history as a beloved hangout spot for San Franciscans and curious travelers. Today, it stands as a monument to San Francisco's alternative culture, inviting locals and visitors alike to glimpse San Francisco's unique past while celebrating its creative present.