Space should be used as intended
Ages 21 and older
It space itself was good and host replies promptly. However, there were many hiccups I've encountered that I feel should be mentioned in the description. -Street parking take quarters only (10mins/quarter 2hr limit) I spent a bit on booking the models and time is crucial to me especially when I'm work with high-end models who charges by the hour. -Entrance is not 317 as listed but 315. More time wasted for me as I am carrying 40lbs+ worth of photo equipment. -Studio is on the 4th floor with narrow walls with no elevator. so 4 flights of stairs with 40+lbs fear with a lightstand bag slamming on both side of the walls -Host is present for its entirety. This is something that a photographer should know about especially when there are nude female models present. I usually inform them ahead of time whenever I have someone with me for the shoot, especially another male.
Joseph, the owner was very accommodating and communicative from booking up until the day of. He remained on the premises but stayed out the way to let us do our own thing, but was present enough in case we needed anything. The space was amazing, the photos don’t do it justice. It’s huge! And the natural light that comes in is beautiful. The sound system was great too. We had plenty of space to work with as we used it for a music video shoot. You can’t beat the quality and size for what you pay. Def will be back and def recommend this spot to anyone! Add The Hive Dance Studio to your favorites lists stat!
This is an AWESOME space with a fabulous host! I used the space to do headshots and fitness related shots for my business. Such great options and variety of shots. Fabulous natural light! Joseph was such a great host. He made sure we were comfortable and had what we needed. He even grabbed me a coffee on his coffee run. I would definitely go back!
The venue itself was incredible, offering great lighting and a varied setting for multiple looks (for fashion photography, especially). Joseph was very accommodating as a host, helping us find what we needed, move any furniture around when necessary, and helping us hook up our music to their sound system. Overall, friendly and helpful, too.