At studio821 it’s as much about your clients experience as it is their photos. It’s important that you are set up for success to enjoy the process of creating. Our property is situated in a quaint local historic district of Newport, Ky just minutes from many outdoor landmarks that are also popular for photography including the scenic views of the Cincinnati skyline and Ohio river. Our circa 1900’s lodge hall has been featured on Beyond the Curb in 2018 and recently won a Historic Preservation award for Best Adaptive reuse of a historic building. Our spaces are functional, beautiful and authentic as are the furnishings that come with each. If you are looking for just open space then we are sure you will be quite happy here as well. If you want to dig a little deeper we encourage you to read from the many unsolicited comments in our social media. We are proud and humbled of what others have had to say and why they continue to book with us.
We can accommodate a wide variety of shoots including commercial productions, professional photo and video shoots. With proper notice, you can book our entire property, multiple studios or just a single studio. We host industry events, educational meetups, group shoots and our popular Bridal Day of Beauty in the Ballroom. We have other studios close by that may better suit your project which include Garage on York and KTCHN. Let us know your needs and we will do our best to guide you to the best location for your project.
You or your clients may arrive early but we won’t be able to get you into your studio until your booked time begins. If you would like to unload please wait in the lobby until we can direct you. We ask that you book your studio to include set up and clean up. We will do our best to get you into your studio 5 minutes before your shoot begins. Always assume someone is in the studio before you. Even if the studio is empty, please don’t ask to go in early without making payment arrangements.
We do not refund, however we will reschedule if...
4hr or less booking – 48-hour notice
4.5-8hr booking – 7-day notice
Over 8hr booking – 10-day notice
*A Severe weather alert issued by local weather service does not require notice.
Yes, you may shoot in multiple studios however you must book 1 hour minimum in each studio without transition time. It’s important to leave each studio as you found it and take all personal items to the next studio with you.
Absolutely, although we are known primarily as a photo / beauty studio our “Bridal Day of Beauty” getting ready/brunches are very popular. We host many types of industry events, sweet 16 makeup/photo parties, educational classes and more. Let us know what your ideas are and we will do our best to help you plan.
Our prices are based on single photographer/client photo shoots which involve 9 people or less (in studio all at once including photographer) in your group. We are OK with the scope of your project being larger than this, but please let us know in advance or if your scope grows after you have booked with us. Please see our pricing page or feel free to reach out directly to understand your studio price before you book.
Yes, our beauty and wellness businesses are each individually owned and are located within studio821 for your convenience. Please reach out to each business owner directly for questions and bookings.
We currently offer half and full day rates for photo shoots with 9 people or less. Special rates are not offered November 1st – April 30th.