This beautiful storefront studio is 600 square feet on the ground floor with a cozy 150 square foot loft upstairs. It's located in the Ivy Hill neighborhood of Oakland, close to Lake Merritt, downtown, and freeways, with very easy parking. Away from the crowded Grand Lake/Lakeshore area, Ivy Hill still has a funky neighborhood vibe, with a couple of great indie cafes within a block of the studio, a small park with playground across the street, and larger conveniences such as Walgreens and Lucky within easy walking distance. The newly renovated space is primarily a versatile photo studio with an elegant dressing room and space for makeup and hair. The main area is roughly 14' wide x 20' deep with 12.5' ceilings. It's large enough to do a fashion shoot and intimate enough to do headshots, boudoir, and more. While the overall vibe is clean and contemporary, there are tons of different areas within the studio to shoot lots of different looks. The studio is also available for small events (up to 30 guests) as well as offsite meetings or retreats. It has free wi-fi as well as a small kitchenette.
No smoking of any kind is allowed inside the studio.
Such gorgeous, natural light. Multiple backdrops to create in this space. Was able to create even more settings than I first thought! Cheshire was so nice! Excellent host! Will definitely book here again!
Cheshire is the best host! Very friendly and his space is amazing. I had such a great time filming my music video at his space. I would definitely book it again.
The main room receives such wonderful natural light. It was such a pleasure to shoot in Cheshire’s studio. Furthermore, communication and set up was extremely easy. I look forward to creating in this space again.
Everything was great, Cheshire was the perfect host. Meet with me before the shoot to show me the property. He explained everything well enough to make us feel at home. I really enjoy the place really adds value to any production. Everyone was Impressed, I will most definitely book again. Thank you!
Cheshire was a wonderful host; very helpful! We used this space to film an interview. He was concerned that noise from the street might be a problem for our shoot, but after checking it out we decided to book the space anyway. The space was too good to pass up!; it looks exactly like the pictures. We're so glad we chose this space. The sound turned out just fine on film. Will be booking again!