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We aren't just a big and beautiful airy themed space for photographers. We're also ready to host your next small event. Contrast is available for booking during the weekdays and Sundays, but we reserve our Saturdays for all sorts of happenings. Bridal showers, corporate events, networking events, baby showers, wedding rehearsal dinners, whatever you might need. Our in house coordinator is here to help plan your event! 

RVA photography studio and event space

We are a photo studio and event space, opened by a photographer, with photographers in mind. We aren't just a space to create beautiful photographs but we are also here to host your special events. Bridal showers, baby showers, networking events, holiday work parties, you name it.

1622 sq ft of natural light and white walls

what makes us different

So you want a modern background, furniture that matches with anything, and really want to impress your clients/friends. This is what you've been looking for. From the moment you're welcomed through the door, you'll feel like you really chose the right place. We are different from your average studio, 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! "



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Meet the Owner

Chelsea is a Virginia Beach native turned Richmond resident. She attended VCU for business marketing and spent her college career as a full time student and full time wedding photographer. Richmond needed a huge white space for other photographers and events so she decided it was time to open one. 

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1200 McDonough st, suite 101

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