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This unique multi-purpose, outdoor space is perfect for photo shoots. For years this Sellwood Moreland property has been primarily used as a photography studio. Everyone who steps in is surprised and delighted with what they discover within the perimeter. Photographers will find a variety of one-of-a-kind backgrounds and covered areas that will add a rich variety of options to your clients ideal for image making. Several walls are designed to allow easy access to velcro or clip on fabric backgrounds. There is a wall of bamboo, copper and vintage shiplap to name a few. At different times through the day there are natural light opportunities and four light filtering rooftops that provide soft shade and protection from light rain. A combination of natural and strobe lighting has been our preference over the years. There is a lot of flexibility within this creative space to for image making. FEATURES: - 2000+ sq ft of outdoor space - Multiple artistic background options - Clamps and space to secure fabric backgrounds - A variety of unique seating for up to 15 people - 5 c-stands available - 4 electric outlets spaced to each quadrant of the outdoor studio - Four covered areas with opaque plexi rooftops for soft shade - We have one large silk for filtering out light as needed - Vines, trees, bamboo and gardens add year round interest - Outdoor speaker system - Sculpture throughout WEATHER: If there is a rain event on the day of your booking we offer flexible rescheduling or refunds. Although you can work outside in misty or light rain we find the light quality is cool on rainy days. BATHROOM: - An indoor bathroom is conveniently located adjacent to space PREP KITCHEN AVAILABLE*: - Prepping for catered meals, drinks, snacks *You'll need to provide your own dish ware, flatware, glassware for events. SEATING: There are a number of seating options to choose from to assemble the space as you see fit. Including 6 plastic Adirondack stackable chairs, a wrought iron table with 5 chairs, chaise lounge and an additional outdoor loveseat and matching chair. You’ll also find a variety of stools available to use as well. ACCESSIBILITY: To get into the space there are 4 concrete steps with handrails. There are a number of different floor surface treatments outside that can be uneven in places, including cobblestones and loose rocks. In addition, the bathroom is up 6 wood steps into the house with handrail. SOUND: Due to our location being next to an arterial street we do not recommend this site for video. We have an outdoor sound system which you can connect to and we’ve found ambient music covers street noise nicely. ENTRANCE: Direct entrance into this private space through a side door from the street for convenient loading, unloading and talent/client access. PARKING: Free street parking is available. Guests should be able to find parking within one block of entrance. ADDITIONAL SERVICES & RENTALS: When weather is cool add on a standing propane heater and a table top gas fireplace ($60 for 2 propane tanks). Add on a lighting kit that includes 2 Elinchrom strobe lights with soft boxes, stands and radio transmitter/receiver available ($55 per hour). If you'd like to preview the space we can schedule a 10-15 minute site visit.
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M. M. booked a photo project for 4 people
This space was beautiful and versatile. Kim was so flexible and understanding, I will defiantly be renting this location again.
Sydney B. booked a photo shoot for 4 people
Space was really great for multiple looks. Ended the day with two shoots with completely different vibes. Host was very kind and helpful!
Beth K. booked a business meeting for 5 people
Our team rated this an A+ venue! Perfect for our needs, which was a private business meeting. Kim is a great host.
Heather P. booked an event for 15 people
This space is so beautiful, colorful, creative and intimate. It was perfect for our small wedding. I am looking for an excuse to book again. Kim was really wonderful and very accommodating. We loved it!
Evgenia K. booked a work retreat for 10 people
Wonderful space! We had 2 work retreats in Kim's space, and cannot say enough great things about it. Beautiful artwork, comfortable seating arrangements, warm light. The group enjoyed the retreats immensely. Kim was the most gracious and accommodating host! Would highly recommend her place for your events.