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The Italian Villa
  • $800/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (8)
  • 8
  • Instant book
  • South Pasadena, CA
Pricing based on low impact 10 hour stills shoot with under 15 people. Please inquire with project details for accurate rate. Additional fees may apply.
Craftsman on "Leave it to Beaver" street
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (18)
  • 18
  • Instant book
  • South Pasadena, CA
Finally ready for its close-up! Craftsman bungalow, built 1908, now restored to its former glory (and then some). Reimagined with many authentic details rarely found in a house this size. Oak floors, exposed built-in woodwork, leaded glass cabinets, stained glass windows, mosaics, stone garden walls, big welcoming front porch. Located on attractive street in South Pasadena, already popular for film shoots. House was featured in several film and TV productions before renovation. Please check with the City of South Pasadena on permitting requirements before booking.
Well-Equipped Cardio Kickboxing Area
  • $700/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • South Pasadena, CA
The Cardio Kickboxing Room is just enough to accommodate 10 people. It can be used for your next kickboxing training or vlog. This is also perfect for your next pictorials and film shoots.
Fully Furnished Functional-X Training Room
  • $700/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • South Pasadena, CA
This bright Functional-X Training is large, it can accommodate 50 people. It can be used for cross-fit training and weight-lifting. This would be great for your next photoshoots and film shoot.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need my own production or event insurance in South Pasadena?
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 South Pasadena 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 South Pasadena?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in South Pasadena at, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Photo Shoot locations are available in South Pasadena?
Right now, there are 2 Photo Shoot locations available in South Pasadena.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for South Pasadena 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 South Pasadena 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 South Pasadena 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 South Pasadena?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in South Pasadena. Just start a search at and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my South Pasadena 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 South Pasadena?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in South Pasadena is $566 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in South Pasadena?
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 South Pasadena, CA?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $100 to $800.
Which Photo Shoot locations are most popular in South Pasadena, CA in 2022?
The top 3 Photo Shoot locations in South Pasadena, CA right now are The Italian Villa, Craftsman on "Leave it to Beaver" street and Well-Equipped Cardio Kickboxing Area.
How do I book a South Pasadena 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 South Pasadena reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About South Pasadena

South Pasadena is located in south-central Los Angeles County and has approximately 27,000 residents within 3.5 square miles. The city is nestled between Los Angeles, Pasadena, Alhambra, and San Marino south of the San Gabriel mountains.

The nickname “City of Trees” is a testament to the indigenous trees of California, not to the planned boulevards lined with palms. These indigenous trees, and the traditional, Victorian, and European designs of the residential and commercial buildings, give South Pasadena the character found in the Midwest.

South Pasadena was incorporated in 1888, becoming the first suburb of Los Angeles. The residents wanted autonomy from Los Angeles and Pasadena for more input and control of matters affecting their property. The city has a variety of attractions such as Arlington Garden, El Molino Viejo, the Rialto Theatre, and South Pasadena Nature Park. With warm temperatures year-round, outdoor spaces like parks and lakes are commonly packed, especially during the summer.

Photo Shoot Venue Options in South Pasadena

The entertainment industry is a major economic driver of South Pasadena’s economy, of which photography is one. The local government and the residents are receptive to this industry and the bragging rights from it. The photo shoot venues in Pasadena range from improved studios and an assortment of specialty commercial spaces and private homes.

  • Photography
    The art of photography came into its own with the advancement of technology allowing a photographer to change the image and the message of a still picture. This is accomplished through lighting, color imaging, and framing. A professional photographer is a director, producer, camera person, and editor in one body. The photographer cannot hand off any part of the photo staging without losing the vision, and ultimately the message, of the photo.

  • Marketing
    The success of a photo shoot lies with the connection to the target audience and its relation to the brand. It will be beneficial to have a marketing company working with the client and the photographer prior to and during the shoot. The end product will be distributed to the public through different mediums, and the messages within each need to be specifically crafted. The make-up of the targets is different in each media rollout.

  • Permitting
    The city’s film office will process the application package and will issue the permit. A permit is required for photo shoots within the city limits. The film office has established liaison services to interact with other city departments and the residents in connection with the shoot.

Photo Shoot Venue Companies in South Pasadena

The contracting and hiring of local talent and crew members will benefit the project, invest in the local economy, and create jobs. The local connection and knowledge of the area brought to the set will be valuable and specific to the shoot location. Once you choose your South Pasadena photo shoot venue, you will need some local experts to help.

  • Sheri Geoffreys Photography
    Sheri Geoffreys is a professional photographer serving the Los Angeles area since 2000. Her creations bring forth the messaging and branding from still imagery for end uses in magazines, websites, and print. The editing skills are as important as the shoot. Geofferys Photography has the support within for hair and make-up. The images created by this studio have been used in professional photography such as executive, editorial, and artistic.

  • Coffee House Industries
    This full-service creative design company located in Palmdale offers is services for the scenery and props for the set and the graphic designs after the shoot. Coffee House Industries can be utilized as the project manager for the schedule, the approval process, and the planning for the market rollout. It is important to have one company responsible for these ancillary services to support the shoot and the marketing campaign.

  • Huntington Catering
    This catering and event planning service company located in South Pasadena will customize the serving detail and menu options to meet the budget and the expectations of the client. The formality and location of the venue are important factors when considering food service. Huntington Catering will provide all the furniture, lighting, serving tables, utensils, and all other items to complete the service.

Pros and Cons of Photo Shoot Venues in South Pasadena

You have to know the ups and downs of a city to make an informed decision as to the pros and cons of a photo shoot venue in South Pasadena. There is more to the decision than listing each in a respective column and tallying the items in the columns.


  • Climate
    The climate of South Pasadena is defined as Mediterranean even though it does not get the full moderating effects from the Pacific Ocean. Located 10 miles further inland than Los Angeles, the summers are warmer and drier.

  • Not location specific
    While some of the photo shoot locations have the feel of Southern California, most do not. With the absence of the palm-lined boulevards and the Spanish/Colonial architecture, South Pasadena has more of the feel of the Midwest or the northeast.

  • Local support of industry
    The citizens and city leaders are aware of the positive impacts on the labor base and the economy. South Pasadena hosts over 200 shoots and is familiar with all aspects of the film and digital media industries.


  • Competition
    Given the number of offered shoot locations versus the number of shoots in one year, the demand for these venues will be high. These factors make for a tight market and high prices.

  • Outdoor scenes
    South Pasadena is centered around Los Angeles, Pasadena, San Marino, and Alhambra. The offered photo shoot locations are commercial spaces and private homes with little to choose from outdoors.

  • Cost of doing business
    If the project budget has a housing line item, then know that these costs will exceed the national average by 235%. The costs associated with transportation, such as bus fares and gas, are 27% higher.

Famous Locations in South Pasadena

  • The Raymond 1886
    The Raymond Hotel was established in 1886 and hosted film stars on location in South Pasadena in the 1920s. The owner, Walter Raymond from Boston, lived in a cottage on the hotel’s property. The hotel was lost due to the depression, but Mr. Raymond continued to have guests at his cottage, which is now the location of The Raymond 1886. It remains the mantra of this establishment to continue the tradition of having friends and family over for meals.

  • Norton Simon Museum
    Norton Simon was an industrialist and an avid art collector. His collection is known as one of the greatest in watercolor and oils, tapestries, and artifacts from India and Asia. As a believer in “art without walls”, the Norton Simon Art Foundation arranged for the collections to be displayed by traveling exhibits. Fate and time lead to Mr. Simon’s leadership of the Pasadena Art Museum when it was severely cash-strapped and on the verge of closing. This museum became the walls of the Norton Simon collection now on permanent display.

  • South Pasadena Farmers’ Market
    The local Chamber of Commerce organized the farmers’ market in 2004 and continues to sponsor this mainstay event. Unlike other farmers’ markets, this one is held in the early evening hours every Thursday in the walkable business district. The businesses along the route remain open later on Thursdays to capture the market attendees. This market is the perfect venue for local farmers, artisans, and musicians to interact with the community.