Cobalt Studios PDX

Portland's Premier Rentable Full-Service Photo Studio.
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Complete photo and multimedia studio designed for photographers, by photographers.

Founded to celebrate photography and the creative process,
Cobalt Studios in Portland is key to achieving your goals!


2,500 Square-Foot Studio

Our main floor is unmatched in the Northwest. We have five shooting walls with many backgrounds.

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Break the Rules

If you see a prop in the studio and want to use it, as long as it’s not glued to the wall, you can use it.

Located in SE Portland

Three main parking spots in front of our building and easy access of I-5 and I-84.

Professional Equipment

The space is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and can accommodate full needs of high-profile photographers.

Hosted Experience

Our studio manager is always on site to help with all your needs.

Our COVID‑19 Health & Safety Measures

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it’s possible for the coronavirus to spread through touching an infected surface. Now more than ever, a clean space matters.

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Safety Precautions in Effect

  • Limiting guest count based on state and local capacity guidelines
  • We provide a supply of disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, disposable gloves, and disposable masks for guests
  • Wear a mask unless you are vaccinated
  • Detailed cleanings with bleach to disinfect handles, light switches and surfaces
  • Garage door may be opened to provide even more airflow
  • Guests are asked to wash hands and practice good hygiene
  • Guests who are not feeling well should stay home

The One Studio & Equipment You’ll Need

This platform is a thoughtfully designed space with countless shooting opportunities, state-of-the-art equipment and enough props to accent your efforts.

  • Free wifi
  • Bluetooth speaker and Alexa
  • Tethering dock with monitor for Mac
  • Internet Access
  • Plenty of Parking
  • Walk to local restaurants
  • Easy Access to I-5, 1-84 and HWY 26

Main Studio

Our 1500 square foot Main Floor is unmatched in the Northwest. We have five shooting walls with more than a dozen variations for backgrounds.

Boudoir & Glam Studio

Our modern yet soft boudoir suite is designed for intimate and private sessions with many variations to shape the shot.

Product Photography Studio

Our product photography studio sports a massive FOBA Dibre table offering a 6 ft wide, 36 inch deep, 36 inch high translucent presentation area.
Cobalt Studios Portland Newborn Baby Studio

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.

Cobalt Studios Portland Studio Make Up Salon

Studio Salon

Use our fully equipped salon for model hair and make-up needs. Designed by local make-up artists and hair stylists, use of the the make-up area is included in the rental fee.

Cobalt Studios Portland Studio Dressing Room

Studio Dressing Room

Our changing room is spacious and private. We include places to hang clothes as well as a three panel mirror, professional steamer and accommodations for long gowns.

Cobalt Studios Portland Full Studio

Full Studio

Full Studio booking is only available by contacting Cobalt Studios PDX in advance.

Cobalt Studios Portland Pro Lighting Equipment

Professional Lighting

Our lighting package includes three Profoto D2 Strobes (two 1000W and one 500W), one Westcott 59” Zeppelin Parabolic with internal focus, one 7′ Parabolic White Bounce Umbrella, one 21″ Profoto beauty dish with diffuser, two 4′ foot Octa Softbox with 50% Softgrid, one Profoto Zoom Reflector with gel holder, two Avenger 600 Booms and Avenger Rolling Stands and sandbags.

Michaela Higginson Cobalt Studios Portland Photographer

Meet the Team

At Cobalt Studios we are dedicated to proving the best experience possible. We are there to help along the way to make your shoot a success. From lighting tips to posing ideas, we are here for you.

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Get Inspiration from Previous Shoots

Our in-house photographers use the space in many creative ways. Check out their work to get inspired for your next shoot


We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions for your convenience. If you have other questions, feel free to email our studio or give us a call!