About our Portland Photo Studio

Designed by Photographers, For Photographers.

We provide a platform for your creativity and artistic expression. This platform is a clean, safe environment with countless shooting opportunities, state-of-the-art equipment and enough props to accent your efforts. From our mobile backgrounds to our massive cyc wall to our lighting options, every single aspect of the studio has been carefully planned and executed to meet your needs. We want models to have a clean, safe environment to work their magic. We want make-up artists to have the tools that allow them to perform their craft. We want photographers to feel at home in our studio and produce amazing shots.

We are breaking the rules of how studios are run. If you see a prop somewhere in the studio and want to use it in your shoot, as long as it’s not glued to the wall, you can use it. Our studio is a hosted experience, so our studio manager will be on site to help with all your needs. They can assist with understanding our lighting and other studio tools.

Main Studio Space

Main Studio Space

1500 Sq Ft Main Studio

Our main floor is unmatched in the Northwest. We have five shooting walls with more than a dozen variations for backgrounds. At the center of the main floor is a 20 foot long, 16 foot deep and 13-foot high CYC wall. We also have a 12×14 foot all-black matte wall and another 12×12 foot black wall which also supports three drop-down color paper backgrounds. On our South wall, we have two areas for custom canvas backgrounds, so bring your own or use one of ours.

  • CYC Wall: 20 ft wide x 16 ft long by 12 ft high (platform is 14×20 on white flooring)
  • Black Matte wall 14 ft wide x 12 ft high
  • Black wall with 3 paper backgrounds (red, pink, and yellow) 12 ft wide, 12 ft high
  • Custom canvas wall 10 ft wide x 9 ft high with three backgrounds on rollers
  • Custom canvas wall 10 ft wide x 9 ft high with static background
  • Vehicle access to Main Floor Studio with a 10,000 weight limit and 12×12 rollup door.
  • 200 amps power via six 20 amp outlets.

The main studio space also includes a natural light area. With the door up and the vinyl covers down, our natural light area offers a wide variety of opportunities. Choose one of our paper backdrops or use our mobile painted background (with rotating colors) and shoot with the wonderful western light at your back.

Standard Amenities Main Studio

  • Large selections of props and posing chairs
  • V Flats, Booms, and other reflectors
  • Private changing room
  • Three station hair and make-up salon
  • Free WiFi
  • Bluetooth speaker and Alexa
  • Tethering dock with external monitor (Mac compatible only)
  • Two parking spaces in front of the studio. Additional street parking available.
  • Walk to local restaurants
  • Easy access off I-5, I-84, and HWY 26
Woman Boudoir Photography at Cobalt Studios PDX Portland

Boudoir Studio

Our modern yet soft boudoir suite is designed for intimate and private sessions with many variations to shape the shot. Spanning more than 500 sq feet, we include the bed, multiple backgrounds, and many props. For privacy, the Boudoir studio has its own changing area.

Standard Amenities Boudoir Studio

  • Large selections of props and posing chairs
  • V Flats, booms and other reflectors
  • Free WiFi
  • Two parking spaces in front of the studio. Additional street parking available.
  • Walk to local restaurants
  • Easy access off I-5, I-84, and HWY 26
Baby with Balloons Newborn Photography at Cobalt Studios PDX Portland

Newborn Studio

Using many of the tools from our product shooting area, our baby station includes a 3 foot wide posing pillow, a large wicker bassinet, and a variety of props.

Standard Amenities Newborn Studio

  • Large selections of props and posing chairs
  • V Flats, booms and other reflectors
  • Free WiFi
  • Two parking spaces in front of the studio. Additional street parking available.
  • Walk to local restaurants
  • Easy access off I-5, I-84, and HWY 26

Portland Photo Studio Rental Information

$40 supplemental cleaning fee if vehicles are used in photoshoot.

$40 minimum cleaning fee required for excessively dirty studio and large groups or production crews exceeding 10 people.

Fees for additional time that were not billed during the initial booking will be due at the end of the rental period.

Rental Time & Pricing

Our studio has a minimum rental time of two hours starting at $130 ($65/hour). You can rent the studio with pro lighting at $80/hour, so starting at $160 for two hours.

Rental time begins promptly at the prescribed starting time and ends promptly at the prescribed ending time, regardless if renter and/or renter’s party is late.

Rental time includes load-in, setup, tear down, and cleaning. The studio must be cleaned and vacated by the scheduled end time and no later, please consider this when booking your rental.

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