Contrast is the perfect light and airy yet industrial studio space for your next creative photoshoot.  This space is available for bookings seven days a week 6 am - 9:30 pm for  editorials, headshots, mini sessions, studio lifestyle, and whatever else you can dream up!

Book the studio per hour through our booking button below.

RVA photography studio space

what makes us different

The only photo studio space in Richmond that provides an hourly rental rate and that is 1622 square feet, along with naturally diffused light shinning through our windows that allows beautiful light for any level of photographer. 

1622 sq ft of

and white walls

natural light

So you want a modern background, furniture that matches with anything, and want to elevate your brand voice. Contrast is the perfect fit. From the moment you walk through the door, you'll know you made the best creative choice. We are different from your average studio, curating to creative ideas with a creative space, we are Contrast.

Why choose Contrast RVA


It’s well lit, spacious, aesthetically decorated with ample street parking. Chelsea and her team are responsive and go above and beyond for their clients. This space is perfect for small events such as showers and happy hours! As a wedding planner I hope to host a ceremony in this space one day - it’s really that beautiful.

"Contrast is the perfect studio space in Richmond."

 The aesthetic is amazing, and so versatile. There are so many great lighting spots, and so many fantastic ways to make the space yours! I've already booked time for Holiday Mini Sessions, and I'm so excited for all of the different looks I can make in this great space! The location is fantastic, the owner is super kind, and it's easy and affordable to book time!

"I am SO excited for this natural light studio!!"

I had a lot of fun using the studio for another photographers branding session and took the time to record some TikToks / Reels! 

"Such a beautiful, clean, crisp studio with the perfect amount of natural light!"

Clean, modern space allows for complete customization, perfect for any concept or event. Contrast RVA is the perfect space to inspire your own creativity and provide your clients with a professional and memorable experience. 

"contrast rva is by far the best studio in virginia"

I've brought so many clients into the studio for portraits and it's always a place I feel 100% confident. Chelsea and her team are so accommodating. I love having a beautiful, clean studio in Richmond.

"contrast feels like home"

It gave me so many options for my branding session. Absolutely love it there!

"...a beautiful and versatile studio space"

Contrast was the perfect location to have my branding photoshoot for my company. My team and I loved it so much, we hosted our launch party there.The Contrast team was professional, had exceptional communication, and made sure the studio was spotless upon arrival for each event.

"I have recommended many colleagues and friends to use the space"

The natural light, and light setups, go with any theme photography, while also allowing the photographer's creative juices to flow. Fave studio!!

"when I walked in I was in awe of the tons of natural light"

My photography business would NOT have grown the same this past year without Contrast's beautiful space and super responsive team. It's always clean and styled so well. I love that I can offer my clients a snack or a drink.

"such a great luxury experience"

how to book at contrast for your next photoshoot


Look through the site to see if we are the right fit (we probably are)


Head to our booking page

Select your amount of hours, choose the date you'd like to rent, and submit your information



You will receive an email two days before your rental with instructions on how to enter the studio.

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1200 McDonough st, suite 101
richmond, virginia

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