Frequently Asked Questions
What are you hours?
We’re at the office Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm. However, we’re happy to rent the studio to you outside these hours and on weekends*. To book outside our normal business hours, email us or give us a call (online booking will not work for this).
* Rental rates after 6pm are an additional $25.
How do I book?
You can book online here or if you prefer, call or email us.
Do you require a deposit?
Yes, we require a non-refundable $50 deposit to reserve the space.
When is payment due, and how do I pay?
A $50 non-refundable deposit is due upon booking. You can make your full payment at our studio on the day of your rental.
Saturday and Sunday rentals should be paid in full the Friday before your rental. We accept cash and all major credit cards.
What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellations and rescheduling requests must be made at least 5 business days prior to your rental. Failure to cancel rental within the designated times will incur loss of deposit and full amount of the rental.
Can I stop by and see the place?
Absolutely. Just give us a call before stopping by to see if the space is available.
Can you recommend a model or photographer?
Yes. You can check out our site 408 Models to see some models we've worked with and recommend. You can contact us for more model recommendations, or if you need help finding a photographer.
Are there bathrooms and changing areas?
Bathrooms are located down the hall. You can use our v-flats to set up makeshift changing areas in the studio.
What equipment do you have?
Our rentals include seamless paper*, 2 flash heads with light stands, 2 softboxes, and an Acute 1200 power pack.
We also have a large range of additional equipment available for rent, including cameras and lenses, light modifiers, steamers and more. Check out our full list of equipment here.
* Not included with two-hour rentals. We include one pull for rentals over two hours. Additional seamless is $25 per pull.
What furniture and amenities do you have available?
Each studio has a clothing rack, hair and makeup station, mini fridge, iPod dock, stools, chairs, tables and more.
Do you have a service elevator?
Yes, it’s located next to the studio entrance.
Do you have natural lighting?
While we don’t consider ourselves a “daylight studio,” there is plenty of natural light available. Studio 1 has three large windows, and Studio 2 has four — all north-facing.
We also have lighting equipment included in your rental. The windows can be blacked out.
Is the studio soundproof?
While the studios are generally quiet, we cannot guarantee it will be completely soundproof.
Studio 1 and Studio 2 are adjacent. If you need a quiet space, we recommend renting both spaces to ensure the other studio will not be used. Contact us for more information.
What backdrops do you have?
We keep white, black, and grey seamless paper in the studios. One pull of seamless paper is included with studio rentals over 2 hours, and additional seamless paper is $25 per pull.
We typically have other colors as well — call to check availability for your chosen color before your rental. If we don't have your specific seamless color, we can order it for you and have it delivered to the studio. We charge for the cost of the roll plus delivery fee. You can also bring your own background if you prefer.