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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 space is my versatile photo studio where I do a variety of portraits (headshots to boudoir) and commercial work (all sample shots were done by me). The studio features 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 sample photos were all shot in the studio and show how creative the space can be, with different lighting and arrangements. Please ask if you're wondering how certain shots were created. The studio is also available for small offsite meetings or retreats. It has free wi-fi as well as a small kitchenette.
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Guests may cancel their Booking until 7 days before the event start time and will receive a full refund (including all Fees) of their Booking Price. Guests may cancel their Booking between 7 days and 24 hours before the event start time and receive a 50% refund (excluding Fees) of their Booking Price. Booking cancellations submitted less than 24 hours before the Event start time are not refundable. Learn more
Kathleen 'Kaye' E. booked a boudoir photos for 2 people
It has been awhile due to covid since I had a boudoir shoot, but this place is covid ready with hand sanitizer and alcohol wipes! Always a pleasure doing my photoshoots here and Cheshire is always responsive and kind. He’s a pleasure to work with if you have any questions. Also I love how there are two different colored walls to create different style photos and speakers you can connect to your phone for some music. I highly recommend booking this studio!
Latrina C. booked a photo shoot for 5 people
I absolutely loved this space!! It was the perfect spot for the photo shoot! The owner was very pleasant and, the space was nice and very clean.
Amir J. booked an interview film shoot for 6 people
We had a great experience. Cheshire was a gracious and helpful host. We filmed interviews with a small crew and loved all the amenities at this clean and cozy space. Will definitely return in the future.
Tricia A. booked an off-site for 6 people
Cheshire was great to work with and helped us pull our last minute meeting together very easy. The space was perfect for our needs. Clean, charming and easy to get to. We’d definitely use this space again.
Maxim G. booked a photoshoot for 2 people
Beautiful daylight studio! The window light is soft, depending on where you shoot you can control contrast. Our host Cheshire warmed the studio for us in advance. Very good experience for my client and for myself. Love this place!