Five Creative Studios in the Phoenix Valley For Photos and Videos

Posted on August 11, 2022 by Susie EddinsSusie Eddins

Booking and utilizing a local photography studio can really make a difference when getting the most out of your photography and video sessions!

If you’re in the Phoenix or Scottsdale area and are in need of an imagery refresh, check out our recommendations for studios you can book for a photo shoot below!

Mae Collective PHX

Need a larger space with easy ground-level access? The newer Mae Collective studio located in the Coronado neighborhood of Phoenix offers an expansive 1,000 SF natural light studio for you to capture photographs or host a curated event. With a clean slate of an interior, you can use it as is or bring in your own decor to transform the space.

A large glass paneled garage door allows you to let in more light as needed, and the space is equipped with various colored backdrops and furniture options. See how others have crafted the space here.

Studio House AZ

Are you looking for cozy charm to add to your imagery? Look no further than Studio House AZ located in Phoenix right off of 4th Avenue.

With a newly added second unit, you are able to choose from a variety of scenes and moods within the two buildings of studios.

Available to book Monday through Friday from 8am-6pm and weekends on Saturday and Sunday from 8am-7pm.

Check out the natural light results on their instagram at @studiohouseaz.

Studio House AZ

Studio House Unit A (Photo Credit to  )

Within Unit A, you will find three florally inspired rooms. 

  • The Atrium (pictured above) - Airy and full of greenery if you are in need a vibrant neutral setting for your upcoming shoot.
  • The Villa - Pink and floral with a dark setting adds a sprinkle of romance to your images.
  • The Gallery - Mystical and moody, this room is a fit for adding a soft amount of texture to your shoots.
Studio House AZ

Studio House Unit B

Nestled right next door, within Unit B you will find five rooms to supplement the beauty within the first unit. Perfectly suited for lifestyle adjacent content, you can choose from five unique spaces with distinctive themes.

Afternoons Studio

Afternoon Studios Interior

Having trouble finding a space bursting at the seams with evolving personality to match your brand? Well, then Afternoons Studio in the Encanto Village neighborhood is waiting for you.

Setting them apart from the rest is their in-house partner, Spaghetti Valley, that curates vintage furniture for complimentary use when you rent their space. Find organic shapes, eccentric colors, and distinctive pieces to add that umph to your vision.

They are available to book Monday-Sunday from 8am-8pm. View equipment information and backdrop options here.

Parkwood Studios

Parkwood Studios Interior

Located in Phoenix just east of the 51, Parkwood Studios is the ideal location for brands that need backdrop space rentals on a regular basis. With it’s vaulted ceilings and overhead lighting, this space is a great option to capture that curated editorial look.

Just starting out? This studio is the home of Capture School and the Arizona Society of Media Photographers which can help photographers of all levels improve their craft with educational events and workshops. 

Parkwood Studios offers monthly memberships for small, medium, and large sized rooms as well as hourly rentals on weekdays and weekends. Rental times are available from 9am-9pm for most rooms with some exclusions based on day of the week. View their pricing and equipment options here.

Blok Photo Studios

Pierce Location

Blok Photo Studio remains a staple in the valley for crisp, clean imagery or for e-commerce product shots. With their pristine cyc wall, you are able to capture up-close stills or full-body shots at their Pierce location in downtown Phoenix.

The space is also equipped with a makeup counter and an additional backdrop nestled by the front of the building to capture the Southern or Western Phoenix natural light. This popular studio is a dream come true for an e-commerce store or editorial vision.

All three studio locations offer generous time schedules with adjusted pricing for during or after business hours. Visit their website to book and learn more. View equipment they offer for rent on site here

Blok Photo Studios

Van Buren East

If you’re in search for a bit more charm while maintaining the sleek white background, their Van Buren East location is for you. This 1,000 SF space located on the second floor has two large East facing windows for a soft glow to your images.

The Van Buren East location captures the industrial feel, without altering your brand with the painted brick walls. This location has ambient noise and is not recommended for video usage. View what equipment they offer on site here.

Van Buren East Blok Photo Studio

Van Buren West

For a warmth that is unmatched, head over to their Van Buren West location. Adorned with vibrant furniture, bright wood grains, and rich red brick that is a rarity in the valley, you can take full advantage of the South and West sun exposure.

Slightly larger than it’s neighbor, this 1,200 SF space is also located on the second floor. Different to other spaces, this location has a mobile wall for you to utilize throughout the space in lieu of paper backdrops. View what equipment they offer on site here.

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