North Light Studio

This is a larger studio that has approximately 450 sq. feet of shooting space.  With natural light from our bank of windows making lighting simple and as natural as possible, this room is great for any photographer who has not yet mastered the strobe technique and want the flexibility of being able to photograph in a controlled environment. There is access to a changing room. Paper backgrounds on roller system include grey, blue and white. Includes 2 posing stools 4 posing boxes 2 round reflectors and 2 additional stands with cross bar and clamps.
Studio is open 15 minutes prior to rental and 15 minutes after the time of rental for the use of setting up and breaking down.
Rental fees:
Studio use is $80 per hour* (lights are additional)
* There is a 2 hour minimum for this studio space
All Day Rentals 6 hours is $400 between the hours of 8am – 4pm
Full week rental upon availability $2000 – Sunday to Saturday

Southern Studio

This is a smaller studio that has approximately 400 sq. feet of shooting space.  A Black psych wall, a 3-roller background system and 1 painted wall that is best for medium-key lighting. There is access to changing room. This area is subject to availability, and not available if the North Light Studio area is already booked. Paper backgrounds on roller system include grey, blue and white. Includes 2 posing stools 4 posing boxes 2 round reflectors and 2 additional stands with cross bar and clamps. Studio is open 15 minutes prior to rental and 15 minutes after the time of rental for the use of setting up and breaking down.
Southern Studio Rental fees:
Studio use is $40 per hour* (lights are additional)
* There is a 2 hour minimum for this studio space
All Day Rental 6 Hours $200 between the hours of 8am – 4pm
Full week rental $1000– Studio is reserved from Sunday – Saturday 8am – 4pm

Enhance your studio rental with our Lighting

$50 max 2 hours, $25 for each additional Hour.
  • Our Studio South can be equipped with a 3 light set up that includes 2 umbrellas & 1 Octagon soft box with stands.
  • Additional Lights and modifiers are $10 per light per hour
Hot lights are $15 per hour per set of 2 (savage lights set of 4 available for rental)
Lighting assistance is $45 per set-up (Charleen Larkin will set lighting prior to the start of your session based on availability and what you are looking for)

STUDIO POLICIES AND REGULATIONS

What are the Rules and Conduct at Charleen’s?
  • No Drugs or smoking will be allowed in studio or on the grounds at any time.  Alcohol is not to be provided by the photographer, NO under-age drinking will be permitted.
  • All models must have a valid ID showing date of birth.
  • Respect the gear & studio. Don’t mistreat it or drag props around, pick them up to move them otherwise it scratches the floor.
  • If you break it, you buy it! (See lease agreement)
  • No splitting rent between photographers.
  • We do not supply computers.
  • No rentals past 7pm on any night.
  • Straighten up when done. Vacuum and empty the garbage if need be.
  • Respect the other tenant’s schedules. Don't run over your time block.
  • Nobody is allowed in the studio after the hours of 8pm unless prior arrangements have been made
  • Make sure you lock the door and shut off all lights, the heat/ ac when you leave.
  • Most of all………..HAVE FUN!
Can I bring my own stuff (lights, equipment, props) and leave it in the Studio?
Yes you can bring anything you would like for your session but you may not leave it at the studio.
$25 per hour premium applies to the following holidays:
Memorial day weekend – 4th of July – Labor Day weekend – Easter Weekend – Thanksgiving week

Rules:

  • No Smoking in the studio
  • No illegal drugs
  • No photographer provided alcohol
  • All models, photographers, and crew must sign-in to use the studio.
  • All models posing nude must present ID and be over eighteen years of age.
  • Models under age 18 must have a parent or guardian present with the model at all times.
  • No loud music, however we do have an MP3 connection for your iPod
  • Same Day Reservations accepted, space permitting but no walk-ins.
  • Cancellations must be made seventy-two hours in advance or the renter will be charged
  • Renter is responsible for damage or loss of equipment when renting.
  • Please do not enter the studio area prior to the start of your rental time without prior permission. Others may be using the studio and we want to respect their privacy.
  • Please call if you are going to arrive early.
  • Billing time starts at the time booked if you start late, not time of arrival.
  • Billing time ends when you have removed the last of your packed equipment from the studio.
  • Invoice is for hours booked or hours used, whichever is longer.
  • If you cause the next person renting to be late for their start time, the penalty is $20 per 10 minutes.

Charleen's Portrait Studio

I believe family portraits have an important role in building family history. They are a gift you give yourself, your children and generations to come. Beautiful portaits are not expensive… they’re priceless!