how it works
1. VIEW THE SPACE
We offer a unique studio space with warehouse chic motif, and multiple shooting locations. Please view the Studios page for images and more details on each of the spaces. Once you know which space works best for your project, you should proceed to step 2.
2. CHECK OUR AVAILABILITY
Once you have decided on a specific studio, check our calendar for a date/time that is available and works best for your project. Our online calendar typically provides the most accurate availability information for our space. After you have selected a time and date, proceed to step 3.
3. SUBMIT A CONTACT FORM
Not only does our contact form provide us with important information about your requested date, time, studio selection, and the scope of your project, it also places your specific request tentatively on our calendar as well. This will put you in priority for the selected date/time you requested as well as tentatively reserve it on our calendar.
4. WAIT FOR CONFIRMATION
Once you have submitted your request, we ask for 24 - 48 hours to process the request. Please do not schedule/confirm your project in our space until you have received email confirmation via our booking invitation. Your appointment booking is not considered complete until the rental agreement and rental retainer has also be received.
DO YOU ALLOW TOURS?
Yes, of course! Please give us a call on the phone (615) 544-5090 to schedule a viewing. Our schedule changes quite frequently and we have found that a real time conversation is the best way to find a time and date that works for our clients.
WHAT ALL IS INCLUDED?
Any and all professional photography equipment that we have in stock is free for you to use. All of our lighting modifiers are free to use should you want to bring in your own lights. Please check out our full equipment list for more information.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
The only items that we charge additional for are our Neewer lighting kits. We have multiple kits available. Each run $30/hr.
HOW DO I BOOK?
Booking our studio is fairly simple. Once you have decided on the studio, simply view our calendar to find an open time and date. Fill our our contact form with that information and we will start the booking process. Please refrain from scheduling our space with clients until you have received a written response from us that your booking is confirmed.
CAN I ARRIVE EARLY?
When selecting a rental duration during the booking process, please consider the arrival, set-up, and break-down times of your project. To keep prices competitive, we do not allow early arrival and required that all clients be walking out the door at the end of their scheduled rental time.
HOW MANY GUESTS?
When possible, we request that guest count is limited to 15 persons per studio or 30 combined. Exceeding this guest limit requires expressed (written) consent by a team member. Events not related to photography and other large productions exceeding this guest count may require an event booking through our event brand.
DO YOU ALLOW VIDEO?
We are an advertised still-photography studio and reserve the right to decline any video production request. We are not a dedicated video sound stage and cannot guarantee the audio quality captured within our space due to outside ambient noise. Video productions where no audio is being recorded are welcomed without any hesitation.
DO YOU ALLOW BOUDOIR?
Yes, boudoir session are allowed without any interference from other renters. However, the studio reserves the right to have a team member on site at all times.
IS FOOD ALLOWED?
We have no issues with clients catering food or simply bringing in a lunch during their project. We only ask that any messes be cleaned prior to the end of your scheduled time. We DO NOT allow the consumption of alcohol without PRIOR expressed (written) consent by a team member.
CAN I ADD MORE TIME?
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.
HOW DO I CANCEL?
OUTSIDE 72 HOURS: A client may reschedule a confirmed booking and have their *retainer credited for a future date.
INSIDE 72 HOURS: A client may not reschedule a confirmed booking without forfeiting their *retainer.
ADDITIONAL MONEY PAID: Any balances in excess of the *retainer will be refunded regardless of the cancelation/rescheduling window.
Yes! We often offer discounts for registered non-profit entities as well as photography education related use. Additionally, we are occasionally interested periodically sponsoring productions as well. Please include this information in your inquiry to inform us and we may be able to help!
All (NON-PHOTOGRAPHY) related event requests must be inquired through our event brand. Pricing for the use of The Nashville Rental Studio does not account for the increased production that events demand. Pricing, availability, and additional questions related to events can be found at Art Urban.
THE NASHVILLE RENTAL STUDIO
709B MAIN ST
NASHVILLE, TN 37206