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Where to Find Brand Photoshoot Location Rentals

how to find photoshoot location rentals for your personal brand photoshoot

Locations have a huge impact when it comes to elevating your brand imagery. It's ok to have no idea where you want to go at first, but once you pull up your shot list, mood board, and google maps, the locations start to find themselves! Start by thinking about the following:

+ Where do you feel called to shoot?

+ What emotions and energy do you want to evoke in your images? ​

+ What locations are a part of your story/routine?

Most people stick close to where they live and work in order to capture things that represent where in the world they are, but that's not a requirement! Want to hit the beaches of Bali or the waters of Washington? I'm totally down to travel with you!

Whatever you choose needs to be in tune with your brand. We don't want to confuse your clients with a gallery full of forest photos if you're a real estate agent. And even if you're a mostly outdoorsy brand, scroll down to see why I recommend at least starting at a location indoors.

why you need an indoor location & what to consider when shooting inside

Waking up in a bright Airbnb is the ultimate way to kickstart your shoot day. It allows you to maximize your time with your photographer and make sure the weather and crowds won't hold you back. A tidy, well-lit indoor space is beneficial for loads of reasons.

First of all, it gives you a place to have your make-up artist and/or hair stylist to meet you, change outfits, and freshen up. We have way more control in our own space than out and about, so whether your own house is Instagram-able, or we find one for you to rent, this will cover loads of lifestyle shots throughout the different spaces and give you a wonderful start to the shoot.

Weather can be an unpredictable pain no matter where in the world you are, so if there's a sudden downpour or you're faced with the harsh mid-day sun, a cute Airbnb gives us the luxury of continuing to shoot rather than waiting around for the weather to pass.

what you need in our indoor shoot location

​+ SPACE - your photographer needs to be able to back it up to capture wide shots for your banner images and to provide you with lots of negative space + LIGHT - natural light is the most flattering so big, beautiful windows are a must! But you also need to know which direction they face in order to soak up that ambient lighting that fills the room with softness, rather than harsh rays of sun paired with dark shadows, so shut off those lights and throw open the curtains! + MINIMAL STYLING - you'll want to inject your mark on the space so that it complements your brand. Search for a minimalistic, blank canvas to start so you can add pops of your brand colors through pillows, journals, mugs, etc. + WHITE WALLS & LIGHT FLOORING - to bounce that beautiful light!

renting a space

Renting an overnight space has HUGE benefits! You'll have:

  • the morning to get ready (your makeup and hair stylists can come to you)

  • a clean, dry, relaxing start to the shoot

  • time to settle into the space and get in the zone

  • a private place to change your outfits

  • separation between you and the daily chores and tasks of work/home

  • plenty of vignettes throughout the space for lifestyle shots (kitchen, sofa, bed, desk)

  • a mini work-holiday to look forward to!

Plus, anything you spend money on during your branding shoot can be expensed so keep that in mind as you search for your dream shoot locations!

When booking a hotel* or airbnb, best practice is to go for 2 nights to avoid getting kicked out in the morning. Although since the sun sets so late in summer, we have plenty of light after check-in to just have the rental for one night - it just means you won't have the morning at the space to prep. It's a little more rushed but absolutely doable, especially if you're on a bit of a budget!

There's also the option of booking space in a coworking building or even a studio by the hour if you're on a budget but keep in mind that everything takes longer than expected so you'll want to book more hours than you think are needed.


*hotels are by no means a bad idea but they can be a bit obvious in photos from the basic decor and furnishings, to the mounted headboard lights. If going for a hotel, find a big room with big windows.

brand photoshoot location rental sites

There are so many incredible brand photoshoot location rentals to choose from - most of these rent by the hour but have a little browse to see which inspires you and feel free to reach out with questions!


Are you looking to elevate your confidence & boost your brand?

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How to find brand photoshoot locations


Hi I'm Kayleigh - colorful brand photographer & lover of green tea, travel, & all things plant-based

I live in NW England but I grew up in Seattle and traveled for YEARS, shooting everything I saw in the 100+ countries I visited - deserts, icebergs, cliffs, fjords, you name it! 


Then I strarted photographing people, which quickly turned into a passion. I used to feel super nervous and timid in front of the camera but have worked through it and now I get an absolute kick out of helping other compassionate entrepreneurs around the world show up boldly, authentically, and CONFIDENTLY in order to connect with their people and grow their businesses.

I can’t wait to help you feel good, save time, and capture photos you can't wait to share!

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