How much does it cost to rent?
Weekday Studio Rates:
$150 2 hours
$300 Half Day (up to 4 hours)
$500 Full Day (up to 8 hours)
+$75 Exclusive access to the entire studio space per hour
All weekend rentals require a minimum 2-hour reservation. Weekday rates are $99/hour. Special stipulations apply to studio rentals between the months of October and December. Please visit our Studio Rates page for details.
Is there a deposit required to book?
Payment for your studio rental is required in full to book your date. A $100 refundable security deposit is required on the day of your photo shoot. You will receive your check back or your credit card will be refunded back following your scheduled rental period provided there was no breach of contract and all of the studio policies were adhered.
If 72 hours or more prior to the rental date, then Client may reschedule the rental date within 1 month without penalty.
If 48 – 72 hours prior to the rental date, then 50% of all payments will be refunded.
If less than 48 hours prior to rental date, then no payments will be refunded.
What is the recommended booking time for scheduled portrait and commercial shoots?
We recommend a 2 hour window for full portrait, bridal, or senior photo sessions. For newborns, we recommend 3hours – half day. For commercial projects, we recommend booking by the full or half day blocks.
What does my rental space and time consist of?
Your rental space consists of the studio space, client lounge, and available studio props only.
Rental is booked by the hour, 2-hour, half day or full day block. Plan your rental time such that you have allowed for set up, client meeting, session, and cleanup to happen within your rental time. Please also plan for your client arriving late or for your scheduled session running over.
Arriving before your scheduled time to set up is not permitted, as another photographer may have the space during that time. If there is no one scheduled to use the space after you, you may choose to extend your rental at your contracted hourly rate. Plan time not only to break down any equipment you’ve used, but to also clean any messes and to sweep the floor.
What is prohibited in the space?
Please review all of our studio policies for a list of what is prohibited in Park Studios.
Tell me about your $75 Exclusive Studio Access?
Park Studios shares a large (but separate) space with Alice Park Photography and NAPCP. This add on includes your use of the common space outside of the studio and beverage bar with the guarantee no one will be onsite except a Studio Manager. Certain areas of the office will be off limits.
Rentals with over 10 people will be required to book this option.
Any sessions including nudity (i.e. boudior), even for a portion of the session, are required to book this option.
Rentals for mini sessions are highly encouraged to book this option to provide a space for clients in case of overlap.
Can I host parties or events in the space?
Yes, Park Studios is available for small event rental. Bridal lunches, birthday parties, corporate lunches, private receptions and even small weddings!
Please inquire about your specific needs for event space rental
What time is the light the best?
We designed the space so that light is optimal no matter what time of the day. You will receive soft, even light from time the sun rises until about 2 hours before the sun begins to set (around 9am – 4pm). Because the studio is west facing, the light tends to be a little harsher in the late afternoon.
What types of props do you provide?
1. A small white toddler bed
2. A linen bench
3. An 8’x8’ movable wall with options of a charcoal gray or natural wood grain backdrop
4. A queen size bed with a linen headboard and white sheets
5. A white, modern Eames-style chair
How large is the rental space?
The natural light studio space is approximately 900 square feet. The client lounge area adjacent to the studio is approximately 150 square feet.
Tell me about the client lounge area?
Nestled right next to the studio space is a client lounge area that houses a custom-built vanity area, a small kitchenette, dining area for 4, children’s play area, and extra seating for additional guests. We designed it to make your clients feel right at home.
How do I book?
To reserve your desired date and time, please follow the below steps:
- Check out our Calendar here to see if the date and time you want is available. Remember that the Calendar is a planning tool only; your date is not guaranteed to be available.
- Each room rents by the full hour. Plan your rental time such that you have allowed for set up, your shoot/meeting, and cleanup to happen within your rental time. Arriving before your scheduled time to set up is not permitted, as another photographer may have the room during that time. Standard business hours are 9am – 6pm.
Submit your reservation request.
- Once our team has reviewed your reservation request and confirmed your project adheres to our studio guidelines and policies, we will send you receive a contract to sign with a link to pay your deposit and studio rental fee. Both are required to secure your rental.