PLEASE NOTE: Fill In The Blank Studio is closing December 30, 2018 and will not be re-opening. Please contact us with any questions or concerns via the “Contact Us” section at the bottom of our page.
Fill in the Blank Studio is a dedicated professional photography studio for rent in Houston, Texas. Located just outside downtown, it offers 1500 square feet of shooting space in a converted, early 1900’s factory building.
With a full wall of windows, the studio is ideal for photographers who crave an interesting location that affords beautiful natural light. The bare concrete floors, rustic old windows, and exposed brick walls, give our space character to spare! Need more controlled lighting? The space also has the ability to block out the majority of natural light; create your own lighting with your studio strobes or off-camera flash.
With 12 foot ceiling at your disposal, there is room for even the most elaborate sets! (Bring everything you need up to the second floor in the building’s spacious elevator.) Around the exterior of the studio space are niches and nooks full of architectural details and small green spaces. Oh, did we mention free parking and convenient freeway access?
A CUSTOMIZABLE SPACE TO MEET YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY NEEDS.
Seeing is believing. Book a studio tour Monday – Friday during regular business hours and come see all the studio has to offer.
Bring your clients in for an experience they won’t forget. Full use of the studio, furniture props, reflectors and v-flats, grip gear and studio wi-fi. *50% additional charge per hour before 7am & after 8pm.
Included in your studio rental are loads of tools and props to make your session run smoothly.
We have several options to fit your studio needs.
I absolutely love working with Kari and Jayne! They are super professional as well as very accommodating and I love that the studio has extra gear to help aid the shoots! I have done everything from styled shoots, commercial/corporate work, as well as portrait sessions and I always love how they turn out!
Great location, gorgeous light, very flexible space and excellent customer service! Definitely check them out if you need a studio for a shoot.
I rent FITB Studio every month for different workshops and events. It’s such a beautiful space and the owners are so easy to work with. I can’t even tell you how many compliments I get from everyone who sees the space. There’s really no other space like this in Houston and I highly recommend it!
I learned about this space just as it was opening and it has never disappointed! The crew there is supportive, helping and they keep their space in such great condition! Thanks so much for renting it out!
I used the studio late afternoon about 4 – 7p and man the light was AWESOME! The sun made it warm, but the shades pulled down made it perfect because they filtered out the harsh light but allowed the great light to still come through! The aesthetics of the studio are amazing, great stuff to use and outside even offered fantastic backdrops to enhance a shoot. You can shoot inside and out all in one place…can’t beat it! Great experience with great people and an awesome place! Thanks FITBS!
Fill In The Blank Studio is located at 2500 Summer Street, suite 3219, Houston, TX 77007.
We are in the Summer Street Studio complex, building 3, 2nd floor, first studio on the right as you come out of the elevator.
Yep! Fill In The Blank Studio will be closing the doors forever on December 30, 2018. We will not be accepting rentals after that date, and will not re-open. The studio we have occupied for over four years will be demolished, and our building is being converted into professional offices.
Of course! 832.263.3182 The studio phone is answered during business hours Monday through Friday, and when available on weekends. If you can’t get ahold of us by phone, most likely there is someone working in the studio – you can always send us a text to the same number, and we should be able to respond that way if we can’t answer the phone. (Please be aware that bookings are only made online.)
Please call us to request a tour of the studio. Studio tours are given around our booked rentals, and usually last no more than 15 minutes. Tours will not be scheduled after December 15, 2018.
Unfortunately, we are not equipped to host parties and special events in our studio. The only gatherings we hold in-studio are industry-related educational workshops and photographic society meetings. We are, however, happy to give you referrals to locations that provide party space rentals!
Renting the studio is simple! Start with the following steps:
Please Note: If you have any fees related to past rentals that are unpaid, we will not approve any additional rentals requests from you until past due amounts are paid in full.
Fill In The Blank is a dedicated professional photography rental studio. The majority of our clients who rent our space are professional photographers, and/or hobbyists. Our business model, assignment of liability, and processes are set-up for photographers, and not the end clients of said photographers.
We have a specific contract intended for the photographer only that details studio rules, as well as the tools available, and what to expect when working with us. We do recognize that there are circumstances where a business hiring a photographer would be the legally responsible party; we do our best to accommodate these work-for-hire circumstances.
Your rental includes studio time, use of studio furniture, apple boxes, multiple v-flats, studio fan, folding tables, rolling chalkboard wall, and access to wi-fi upon request. (Note: “studio time” must include time for set-up and breakdown of anything used during your session, including cleaning and resetting the studio furniture to it’s proper place, so please plan accordingly when making your request.)
We do NOT rent studio lighting, camera equipment, or photographers.
Most likely, no. Video projects are accepted on a CASE BY CASE BASIS ONLY. We are an advertised still-photography studio, therefore we reserve the right to decline all video shoots as they do not fit within the scope of our normal business. Our building is made of sound conducting materials, and any loud production disturbs the businesses surrounding us. Absolutely NO productions that depend on playback, loud music, instrument playing, or any uncontrollable, loud sounds are allowed in our studio. Please contact us directly about video projects and the higher videography rates associated with these productions.
You will be admitted into the studio no more than 10 minutes before your rental. If you need admittance into the studio earlier than your rental time, you may add time in 15 minute increments for $25 per additional 15 minutes, but only if the rental schedule allows. THIS MUST BE ARRANGED 24 HOURS OR MORE IN ADVANCE OF YOUR RENTAL APPOINTMENT.
A studio associate will be back at the end of your studio time to “close” your rental and/or prepare the studio for the next rental. At that time, we will check to see that the studio is clean and in proper order and no damage has occurred to studio items during your session; cleaning fees are applicable if we feel it is necessary.
Sometimes sessions can run longer than expected. If there are no rentals after your scheduled rental, and you would like to extend, please call us immediately and let us know. You may add time in 15 minute increments for $25 per additional 15 minutes, but only if the rental schedule allows.
Alternately, if you have finished your session before your rental time is done, please call the studio immediately and let us know. We will give you instructions on the process of closing up. Again, we do check to see that the studio is clean and in proper order and no damage has occurred to studio items during your session; cleaning and damage fees are applicable if we feel it is necessary.
You must email or call the studio MORE THAN 24 HOURS before your confirmed booking to notify us of your need to reschedule. A $25 rescheduling fee applies for every reschedule request, and must be paid before new time slot is booked. Sessions may only be rescheduled two times, after that they are considered cancellations (see cancellation policy below).
7+ Days In Advance: Cancellations of confirmed bookings 7 days or more before rental will be fully refunded minus a processing fee of $25.
3-6 Days In Advance: Cancellations of confirmed bookings 3-6 days in advance will not be refunded the hourly rental fee but will be eligible to reschedule once without an additional rescheduling fee. The rescheduled rental must be used within 3 months, or the studio credit is forfeited. If you choose not to reschedule, payments for any cleaning or damage deposits will be refunded.
Less than 3 Days In Advance: Cancellations of confirmed bookings less than 3 days before rental will not be refunded, but will be eligible to reschedule by paying the additional rescheduling fee. The rescheduled rental must be used within 6 months, or the studio credit is forfeited. Any deposits paid may be transferred with rescheduling, but will not be refunded.
There are restrooms across the hallway from the studio.
We do not have a designated area for changing, hair or makeup. We have an 8 ft rolling wall that can be placed at an angle to offer privacy for simple outfit changes, or clients can change in the restrooms across the hallway. We have folding tables and stools so that hair and makeup can set up wherever they feel is best in the studio.
Our studio is a self-enclosed space with adequate privacy and window coverings. However, individuals in attendance of boudoir/glamour/artistic nude sessions must be 18 years of age or older. There are NO exceptions to this policy. We reserve the right to terminate any session at any time without refund.
You are allowed to bring food and drink into the studio, but please let studio staff know via phone or email 48 hours BEFORE your rental time. Please be aware that you, the renter, must clean and return the studio to the order and cleanliness found when you arrived. If food or drink residue is found in the studio after your rental has ended, we will charge a $75 cleaning fee. We often have back-to-back rentals in the studio; please be courteous to the renter after you and keep the space clean. Love the space and it will love you back.
No pets are allowed in the studio without a paid pet cleaning fee, minimum of $25. Larger pets will incur larger pet cleaning fees. No un-neutered male pets are allowed in the studio at any time, no exceptions. Pets must be transported to the studio in a kennel, crate, or pet carrier. Pet must be walked every half hour to avoid accidents. If pets permitted into studio, studio door must be closed at all times. Failure to adhere to these rules will result in immediate termination of your rental without refund or studio credit, and will jeopardize your eligibility to rent the studio in the future.
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