A 1200 sq ft natural light studio just minutes off of 90/94 in a historic arts district on the south side. With three huge west-facing windows and an 11ft high ceiling, the space is a dream to photograph in. The reclaimed wood wall with both white and dark wood makes for a unique backdrop, and the loft is divided into three distinct areas - a work space, a meeting area, and the shooting space - to accommodate various needs. Rentals also include use of the bed, various chairs, and black and white seamless paper. There is usually plenty of free street parking and a freight elevator is available for use. Available for photo/film shoots, small meetings, and other creative endeavors, no event or party rentals. ADDITIONAL NOTES: The area with the white wood wall is not immediately next to windows (please see last photo in slideshow for floorplan). During sunny days, it is possible to shoot in that area with natural light, but it is always recommended to bring additional lighting equipment "just in case." The large area with bed/couch/brown wall is the brightest space. The building is a locked building, and the elevator requires quick training to use. Please mention if you are doing mini-sessions or other shoots that require a lot of in-and-out. For video shoots - during the winter months, we have a radiator that does make noise, so it is not a silent environment.
3 hour minimum, no partial hours. Very occasionally, if we have other events occurring on the day, we can accommodate 1-2 hour rentals on weekdays. This availability is up to the discretion of the host. When booking less than 3 hours, the rate is $100/hour. Rental time is inclusive of load-in and clean up. Please return the space as you found it - put back all furniture and clean any messes. 10 max occupants. No pets, alcohol, or excessively loud music.
This was a beautiful space to photograph in! We shot from 1 - 5p, and there was a ton of natural light coming in through the windows. The room with the table didn't get as much light (as mentioned), but still shootable. All of the furniture and decor is moveable, so we were able to create a few different "scenes" in the areas with better lighting. Overall this space fit the exact look we were going for, and the client was very happy! The host, Tasha, is super gracious and easy to work with! Would definitely book this space again!
The space was clean, neat and as pictured. The lightning was great for photos and we were able to shoot in multiple spots throughout. Elevator was a little tricky so I advise making sure you have everything for one trip.