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!
Booking & Reservation
Yes, you can! Please email with as much information as possible about your event: including a description of the event, tentative date, time, approximate amount of people, whether there will be food and/or refreshments, alcohol, etc. to [email protected] and we will reply to you promptly.
Yes! There have been numerous videos recorded at the studio. Video bookings are treated just like normal photoshoot bookings. We currently do not offer video lighting equipment.
With our easy 24/7 online booking system, you can simply check for availability and book your studio space online. The main studio and the boudoir studio both have an up-to-date calendar of availability. Be sure to include your first and last name, your email, and your phone number. Once you make your reservation, a confirmation email will be sent to you. Please give us a call if you have any questions or experience any issues!
Unlike other studios offering only half-day and full-day rates, at Cobalt Studios we understand that not every project calls for that much time, so we offer bookings as short as two hours.
Absolutely! We do not hold regular office hours, so if you want to set up a tour, please reach out via email or over the phone to set up a time to come in and take a tour. Day of tours are often available if we are in the studio, and we usually are!
Your reservation time includes set up, your shoot session, and break down. Please factor all of this into your reservation time. The studio simply might be occupied right before your reservation, or it may be reserved right after you or might be closed.
All reservations are non-refundable. Reservations can be rescheduled once up to 48 hours in advance. Any cancellation or rescheduling outside of these terms is subject to our team’s discretion.
As photographers, we understand that sessions can run longer than expected. If there are no rentals following your scheduled appointment, additional time can be added so long as the team member is available to accommodate the request.
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.
$40 minimum cleaning fee required for excessively dirty studio and large groups or production crews exceeding 10 people. Additional charges my apply.
Your reservation includes exclusive use of the studio space, with no one else sharing any parts of it. While we always have staff on site in our dedicated office, you will generally be left alone and uninterrupted during your session in the studio. We are available for assistance when needed.
Yes, boudoir sessions are allowed without any interference from other renters. However, the studio reserves the right to have a team member on site at all times. Everyone in the room must be 18 years of age or older.
- $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.
Yes! We love bringing animals in the studio. Please be mindful to clean up after any messes and that the animal is under your control the entire time. Any products or studio property that is damaged by an animal brought into the studio must be replaced by the owner.
Yes! We often offer discounts for registered non-profit entities as well as photography education related use. Additionally, we are occasionally interested in sponsoring non-profit productions as well. Please include this information in your inquiry to inform us and we may be able to help!
We, the owners of Cobalt, are a photographer and model duo. Michael is always available to consider photography assignments, and we have an incredible community of photographers we would be beyond happy to recommend if you prefer a different style or direction. Head on over to our “team” page to meet us or reach out to get information about our incredible community!
There is three main parking spots in front of our studio for your use when available. One is in front of the garage door for unloading connivance. An abundance of street parking is also available.
Yes! Someone will always be in the studio during your booking.
Yes! Our natural light space is attached to the Main Floor. With the door up and the vinyl covers down, our Natural Light Area offers a wide variety of opportunities. Choose from our paper backdrops or our double-sided mobile background and shoot with the wonderful western light at your back.
Yes! Please contact us in advance before scheduling. There is a $40 supplemental cleaning fee if vehicles are used in a photoshoot, with a 3 hour minimum booking time.
No smoking is allowed in the studio. Projects involving smoke must have prior consent of the studio owner.
No one will be admitted who is under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances. Projects involving alcohol must have prior consent of the studio owner.
All small and/or hard to clean material (confetti, hair cutting, feathers, food products, body paint, glitter, etc.) require approval from the studio owner. $40 minimum cleaning fee may apply depending on studio condition at wrap.
The studio is next to an auto-body shop and train tracks. The weekends are best for long audio recordings because the shops around us are closed. Sound normally isn’t an issue for videos recorded in short snippets. If sound is a concern, please schedule a tour so we can give you a better feel of the space. We may also be open to after hour bookings to accommodate audio recording needs.
Yes! The private changing area is for main studio guests only. Only two models in the changing room at a time. Boudoir studio guests should change upstairs in our private changing area or check beforehand when using the main studio changing room.
We only provide the studio space and lighting with studio bookings, but Michael, one of the owners, is always available and eager to consider photo projects of all kinds! We also know a wide variety of photographers of all experience levels and with varying styles, so please don’t be shy to ask about booking a photographer with the space!
Yes! We have two Canon, two Nikon, and two Sony triggers that can work with our lights. Having more than one photographer is a great way to split the space!
Yes! The main studio offers three make up stations at no additional cost.
We have multiple props, lighting equipment, and features at our studio! All we need is for you to bring your own camera. If you are unsure if we have something you need, give us a call or send us an email. We are more than happy to make sure we have all the equipment you need to make your session a success!
- (3-5) Profoto D2 Strobes (A minimum of 3 on the main floor, but most often 5. If you require more than 3 lights, please just let us know!)
- (1) Westcott 59” Zeppelin Parabolic with internal focus
- (1) 7′ Parabolic White Bounce Umbrella
- (1) 21″ Profoto beauty dish with diffuser
- (2) 4′ foot Octa Softbox with 50% Softgrid
- (1) Profoto Zoom Reflector with gel holder
- (2) Avenger 600 Booms
Avenger Rolling Stands and sandbags
- Multiple large scrims, hoods and modifiers, papers backdrops and poles, alternating canvas, V-flats, C-stands, rollers, sand bags and more.
Please contact for further equipment information! We have tons of equipment and constantly cycle or add new equipment. You won’t be disappointed.
Yes! If you are wanting to use the bathtub without water, there is no fee. If you would like to use the bathtub for a milk-bath or something similar there is a $75 cleaning fee.
Yes! The water is warm, just like taking a bath. We normally only do one bath session for a day. So if a client needs more than one session, they should contact the studio in advance.
Yes! We use Savage Seamless 107 in x 36 ft paper. There will always be #20 Black, #66 Pure White, and #74 Smoke Gray available. We have many rotating colors available so check beforehand to see what’s new!
Yes, we have a steamer available to you at no extra cost!
Yes! There is always a clothing rack available in the dressing room.
Yes, we do have a fog machine! Please request it when you make a reservation.
Yes! Just ask one of our team members and they will make sure you get connected properly.
It’s a large curved white wall designed to create an infinity effect.
It’s great for solid white images or to absorb colored lights from gels!
It’s an absolutely incredible tool for creative minds.
Yes! Book the main studio to use the product table. Our product area has a massive FOBA Dibre table offering a 6 ft wide, 36 inch deep, 36 inch high translucent presentation area. Able to be lit from the bottom, this double infinity is a one of a kind table in the Northwest.
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