There were several pictures and production studios popping up in Houston neighborhoods, all encouraging photographers, stylists, and models to collaborate and unleash their creativity.
Each space has something different to offer, from special lighting to equipment and prices. But these rentals are not the typical department store photo studios. These spaces were taken from a creative’s daydream and are well-equipped with backdrops and props to help Houstonians bring their own visions to life.
We’ve compiled some of the perfect studios in town that will make your artistic visions a reality.
Downtown | 849 Richey Street
Nestled in the Downtown Warehouse District, Studio 713 is a full-service creative content center specializing in audio, video and photography production. They have produced a number of music videos for artists including rappers Travis Scott and Don Toliver. This studio will provide you with corporate photos, album covers, and of course photos for your Instagram feed. To book a session, call 713-640-5428.
Northside and Humble | 33 rue Lyerly and 6020 N Sam Houston Pkwy
With two studios located in Northside and Humble, The GATE Photography is a customizable studio space offering a range of colorful backdrops, a royal throne chair and the freedom for clients to design their own photo sets. This space is ideal for people who want to plan birthdays, graduations and maternity sessions. Starting at $35 per hour, clients can rent your own studio and add extras like colorful backgrounds and accessories. Lighting is not included in the initial studio fee, but Neewer universal strobes/strobes and colored and ring lights can be added.
The Houston Rental Studio
Second Ward | 3536, boul. Navigation
With a facility that spans 2,500 square feet, the modern Houston Rental Studio space features large windows that provide a flood of natural light, white flooring, and brick walls to further complement the minimalist space. If a rustic vibe is more your style, the studio warehouse keeps the building’s original 1950s design intact, with historic brickwork and a large steel garage door to give the space a raw feel. Studio rentals for both spaces start at $75 per hour and can be booked online. Backdrops, reflectors and other equipment are included with each rental at no additional cost.
Houston Flower Wall Company
Commemorative city | 1151 Brittmoore Road Unit B
Explode your creativity among the perfect floral backgrounds and accessories. Located in Memorial City, the Houston Flower Wall Company is an event and photography space that will bring a colorful and stylish touch to your Instagram feed. The studio consists of white walls and floors with natural lighting streaming through its garage door and front windows. For more information on booking, go to the studio page website.
Heights | 218 Westcott Street
Awash in natural lighting and a mix of contemporary and earthy decor, Prauper Studios offers over 2,000 square feet of photo-worthy spots. The two-story space includes an assortment of chairs, stools and backdrops as well as staged backdrops upon request. Photography studio rental starts at $50 per hour.
The Oak Workshop
conroe | 15475 Pine Oak Drive
Transport yourself to the intricate designs and luxurious world of old Europe at The Oak Atelier. Located just outside of The Woodlands, this estate is a professional photography studio, event space and carpentry shop. The property offers four different studio apartments for rent: The Oak, The Elm, The Alder and The Willow, with each space bringing its own European charm with details such as antique furniture, Spanish tiles, white oak parquet floors and superb chandeliers. Rates start at $75 per hour, with accessories such as Persian rugs, beds, and hand-painted backdrops. Photo shoots can be booked on line.
The Lumen Room
East-Central East | 800 Sampson Street, Suite 100
With various locations across Texas, The Lumen Room studios are the perfect place for minimalist and modern concepts. Home to its Houston studios in Downtown Eastside, The Lumen Room is a space lit solely by natural light. The studio offers two rental packages: White and Lifestyle, with rates for both starting at $85 per hour. Whatever plan you decide to bookyour photos will be complemented by a clean, white loft aesthetic.
Downtown | 1109 Providence Street
This spacious 11,000 square foot warehouse is constantly bustling with photo shoots, events and art showcases. Located in the heart of downtown, SANMAN-Studios provides a blank canvas for customers to truly customize their own shoot. There are several spaces available for hire, with Studio C starting at $45 per hour. Individual photography and videography studios vary in size, with the largest accommodating 300 people. The lighting in each studio ranges from trigger lights to LED panels and opening lights. As in any creative studio, add-ons such as backdrops are available. however, SANMAN is stepping it up by also offering spotlights, a circular stage, and even allowing customers to drive a car into the studio.
Sweet Shots Studio
Downtown | 3815 Garrott Street, Suite 101
Sween Shots Studio provides an elegant space for photographers and videographers to thrive. With one hour Reservations starting at $75, the Midtown studio lights up with natural lighting and amenities like a modern kitchen, portable backdrops and matching props, all included with booking. The studio also offers a membership program with various packages ranging from $200 to $645 per month. Membership plans include access to all accessories and equipment for a set range of studio hours per month.
Vision Light Studio
South side | 8443 Almeda Road, Suite Z
Vision Light Studio is equipped with its own hair and make-up station, a range of lighting equipment and a cyclorama wall (Cyc) which adds an illusion of infinite space to any photo shoot. Rental rates start at $55 per hour and include all studio amenities and equipment, such as light triggers, v-dishes, colored backdrops, and more. Those considering a more regal feel can add a throne chair for $50.
East-Central East | 3420 Rusk Street, Suite 16
Built with the intention of empowering all creatives, this EADO studio is packed with aesthetic props and natural lighting. Superb Studio is an elegant blank canvas space that allows visionaries to unleash their creativity and compose their own stories. The studio is home to three rental spaces, Room 16, Room 14, and Room 14 A, with rates starting at $50 for 30 minutes. Amenities such as V flats, chairs and a white sofa are available.