Sellwood - Moreland, Portland, OR
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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. RATES Weekday hourly rate is $95/hour Weekend hourly rate is $120/hour HEAT Two restaurant style ceiling heaters are included in rental cost. BATHROOM - An indoor bathroom is conveniently located adjacent to space and may be used for clothing changes. 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 Loading in equipment 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. ADD ONS: ADDITIONAL HEAT When weather is cool add on a standing propane heater and a table top gas fireplace for ($60 for 2 propane tanks or $30 for either). STROBE LIGHTING Add on a lighting kit that includes 2 Elinchrom strobe lights with soft boxes, stands and radio transmitter/receiver available ($55 per hour). BACKDROPS Access a variety pack of cloth backdrops you can clip to walls - $45 for set. Seamless paper roll use $50 (currently stocking black, white, gray, blue and purple). EARLY DROP OFF / OR LATE PICKUP Rental or caterers can drop off or pickup early or late with prior arrangement. $10/per additional hour needed. KITCHEN USE* $100/flat fee - Prep kitchen for catered meals, drinks, snacks. Gas stove and oven, air fryer, blender, microwave included. *Dishware, flatware, glassware for events not included. PREVIEW SPACE Message us if you'd like a brief on-site tour of space prior to booking.
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Matt H. booked a photo shoot for 3 people
My band recently had a photo shoot here for our new album and absolutely loved the space. It's such a conducive environment for creativity. Kim was also a phenomenal host and made everything feel seamless. Highly recommend!
Brittnie P. booked a photoshoot for 3 people
This is one of my favorite spaces in Portland and one of the biggest reasons I'm so bummed to be moving :( The host is just lovely, and the space always feeds the creative energy.
Brittnie P. booked a photoshoot for 2 people
This space is so much dreamier and versatile in person!! Kim is just a delight, and I'm really excited to rent this space again!
Georgette K. booked a photoshoot for 4 people
Hope K. booked a photoshoot for 2 people
Kim was super nice and accommodating. A fun space to create!
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.
Sarasvati H. booked a photo shoot for 3 people
Everything was absolutely perfect!
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!
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