Can we record audio in the studio?
Unfortunately, the studio is not suitable for recording. There are offices above the studio
and often traffic, trains, and other noises outside that we can't control.
How can I pay?
Crane Studios accepts e-transfers and cheques.
If you wish to pay by credit card there will be an additional fee.
What about backgrounds?
We keep multiple coloured seamless backgrounds in stock, which we offer for $35 per pull. If there is another color you want, let us know, we might have it in stock, or we can order it for you in advance of your shoot.
What lighting equipment do you provide?
We do not provide lighting equipment, however, we can work with you to find the best rental studio and arrange drop off, if the shoot is large enough. See our extras page for links.
Do you have other camera equipment for rental?
We do not provide camera equipment, however, can are happy to work with you to find the best rental studio.
Can I take a tour of the studios?
Absolutely! Please email us at to set up an appointment.
Do you rent for other/special events?
No sorry we do not rent the space for events.
Can you be my photographer/videographer?
Yes. We are professional dance, actor, product. advertising, editorial, beauty, fashion and event photographers as well as documentary photographer/videographers. Please contact us for rates.
Do you have pressing equipment and
Yes. We have a steamer and rolling clothing racks included in the rental if needed.
Do you have wi-fi?
Yes. We have fibreoptic.
Does the studio have a kitchen?
The studio is equipped with a full kitchen, including full sink, stove, microwave, and fridge.
Can I move the furnishings in the studio?
You can move anything you like, just please put it back before the end of your shoot.
Is there natural light in the studio?
There is some natural light in the studio. Please inquire about specifics if this is a need.
Is studio green?
Absolutely! We have recycing and compost, on-site, and all our cleaning products are green.
Are you wheelchair accessible?
We are. We have a ramp for wheelchairs and to load gear in and out.
Where can I get food or coffee?
There are many great neighbourhood cafes nearby including The Garden, Prototype, Union Market,
Starbucks, Subway, Strathcona Brewery, etc.
Do you have a stereo?
Yes! The studio rental comes with a aux cord-equipped music player, so bring your iPod or iPhone or any device.
Is the studio smoke-free?
Yes. However, if you need to smoke for the photograph that is allowed.
Can I bring pets?
People friendly, well trained pets are allowed— but please let us know in advance.