Luxurious natural light and strobe studio is a 2,000 square feet space with 12-15 feet ceilings located on the third floor of a castle built by the Johnson & Johnson family in Highland Park, New Jersey. Near New Brunswick. It has an iconic arched window with lead class and private terrace. Your reservation includes 2+ acres of beautifully landscaped outdoor space. Photos included above. SPACE FEATURES Luxurious Castle 2000 ft² studio space 12-15’ High Ceilings 25 max capacity Outdoor shooting available and included Natural light No elevator. Stairwell access All studio appointments are booked quickly. Your booking request includes the time for set up and break down. Reservations are placed back to back. Please keep this in mind while booking your shoot. Happy photo and video shooting. EQUIPMENT: 1 x wireless trigger pocket wizard, 1 x receiver pocket wizard, 2 x alien bees B800, 2 x alien bees power cords, 2 x light modifiers – your choice of 2 or any available, 2 x riser stands with wheels 5 x clamps, 1 x backdrop stand 2 x extension cords, 2 x power strips AMENITIES Full Kitchen with microwave, coffee, refrigerator, tea, + Makeup station Clothing rack 2 x full body mirrors Changing area Baby Changing Table Steamer Multiple chairs, ladders, props Alexa speaker History of the castle: The three story Elizabethan‐Norman mansion, built by Seward Johnson of the Johnson & Johnson family in 1926 cost $350,000 and is known as Merriwold Castle. Mr. Johnson built the house for his former wife a seagoing enthusiast, very discreet marine influence prevails throughout the decor with a spiral staircase and stained glass window. The courtyard built of lime and sandstone with fossils imbedded, the castle is an imposing structure. A sculpture of a man and his dog sitting on a bench reading the newspaper. The sculpture, by Seward Johnson, Jr, is entitled "On Top of the News". The roof alone is made of 500 tons of stone imported from the Cotswolds England.
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Absatu M. booked a photoshoot for 10 people
We needed a nice studio to take our engagement photos and let me just say this studio exceeded our expectations. It was beautiful inside and out. Lots of space and perfect photo opts. In my opinion the pictures online don’t do it enough justice. Natalie actually went above and beyond to accommodate us leading up to our shoot due to there being rain in the forecast for the day. It all worked out! They even have drinks and snacks available for you right in the studio. So excited to see the finished product of our engagement shoot. Overall had an amazing experience there and will highly recommend.