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701 Commerce St
450 sqft.
West End
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Versatile Downtown Dallas Studio, bathed in natural light with dynamic light & dark areas, and a motorized backdrop system.

Welcome to Photo Loft - West End, a Dallas photography studio that brings your photos to life. Our studio, located on the 7th floor of a historic building, offers a unique mix of history and modern style.

One of the key features of our studio is its natural light. Thanks to four large windows, the space is flooded with gorgeous sunlight, perfect for capturing stunning portraits and headshots. We've also equipped our studio with a motorized paper backdrop system that features six colors: white, black, navy blue, olive green, tan, and hot pink. This allows you to change up your background and create a variety of moods for your photos.

Our space also has two distinct areas: one side is bright and airy, the other is darker and more moody. Together with the colorful backdrops, this setup provides endless creative options for your photo shoots.

We're also equipped with professional lighting gear from our sponsor, Geekoto. This includes a high-powered constant light and lantern modifier. This top-notch equipment provides high-quality results for your branding or content creation projects.

Our studio can comfortably accommodate up to 8 people. After your shoot, we kindly ask that you return all the furniture and props to their original places to avoid a $100 cleaning fee.

In the same building, you'll find the delicious Chimalma Taco Bar on the first floor. As a Photo Loft customer, you can enjoy a 10% discount there when you show them your studio reservation confirmation email.

What's more, we're offering a 10% off first purchase code for Geekoto. You'll receive this code in our confirmation email, which we send out right after you book a session with us.

Photo Loft - West End is more than just a studio, it's a place to let your creativity flourish. We can't wait to see what you'll create here.

Studio Specifications
Prohibited items & activities
Body oil
Sticky liquids
Cake Smash
open Flames
Illicit Drugs

General Rules

Please ensure you thoroughly familiarize yourself with our studio rules. Non-compliance may lead to additional charges. To ensure that these rules are upheld, we utilize Wi-Fi cameras throughout the shooting spaces, monitored by a female virtual assistant. Please note, bathrooms are exempt from this monitoring for privacy.
If a rule violation is detected, a studio representative will attempt to contact you twice on the provided phone number. If we are unable to reach you after two calls, our studio's Public Address (PA) system will be activated to address the issue. In order to avoid the use of the PA system, we kindly ask that you keep your phone on and its volume sufficiently loud to receive our calls while in the studio.

1. Checkout Process

Your booking includes a 10-minute cleaning and checkout period that starts after your session's end time. Please note that a Photo Loft virtual manager will be monitoring the Wi-Fi cameras to ensure that all shooting stops promptly at the end of the booking, and the checkout process is initiated. If the Photo Loft representative observes that you are still shooting after your scheduled end time, they will call the phone number you provide to ensure that shooting stops, and you begin packing and initiating the checkout process. If you do not answer your phone, the Photo Loft representative will activate our loud Wi-Fi speaker and communicate with you. We aim to avoid any discomfort or embarrassment, so we kindly request that you set your phone to loud to ensure we can reach you. Please be aware that we will charge up to $100 if our checkout process isn't completed perfectly. Additionally, if you do not leave within the 10-minute checkout window, we will charge the card on file late fees of $10 per minute spent in the studio after the 10-minute window. It is therefore essential to adhere to the checkout process and vacate the studio promptly to avoid any additional charges. Your confirmation email will include a link to our detailed checkout process. We've included helpful photos that make it easy to follow along, and most people complete the process in about five minutes. This way, you can be sure you're following our checkout process correctly and avoid any additional charges.

2. Respect the Furniture

To preserve the quality of our high-end furniture, shoes are not allowed on couches or beds. Any scuffs, dirt, or damage may result in charges corresponding to the cost of repair, cleaning, or replacement.
Furniture and decor may be moved. However, ALL items must be placed back in their original placement.

3. Noise Levels

Noise must be maintained at a reasonable level to ensure a pleasant environment for everyone.

4. Timeliness and Courtesy

Please be considerate to subsequent users by cleaning up and exiting the studio promptly at the end of your booked time slot.

Bluetooth Speaker

Artistic Wood Slat Wall

Full Length Arch Mirror

Luxurious CB2 Leather DayBed

Stylish CB2 Curved Coffee Table

Statement Console Table

Bi-Color Adjustable Constant Light on Wheels

Versatile Moveable Bed

Elegant Wall Molding

Motorized Backdrop System with 6 Distinctive Colors

  • White
  • Black
  • Hot Pink
  • Olive Green
  • Navy Blue
  • Tan

Heavy Duty Wheeled Clothing Rack

Clothes Steamer

3 Step Stool

Designer Decorated

Light and Dark Themed Open Floorplan


Discount to Restaurant on 1st Floor


Metered street parking can be found along Commerce St, S Market St, Jackson St, and Main St. If street parking is not available, there are 3 paid parking lots around the building.
Keep in mind that we are located in Downtown Dallas. Although you cannot enter the studio until your scheduled start time, we recommend arriving to the studio address 30 minutes early to account for traffic delays and to find parking.

Entering the Space

You'll receive a confirmation email after booking with us, which includes a link to comprehensive access instructions, complete with useful visuals to guide you smoothly to our studio.

Are kids allowed in the space?

Yes, kids are allowed in our spaces.

Are pets allowed in the space?

As much as we love animals, pets are not allowed at any of our studio or event space locations.

Where can my guests and I park?

Our studio is located on Commerce Street and is surrounded by various parking options. There are plenty of Park Mobile street parking that costs $1.85 per hour and are free after 6pm. The gated parking lot across our building is the best choice for sessions that last more than 4 hours. All-day parking there costs $10. The parking lot attached to our building is the most convenient but also the most expensive at $15 per hour. On weekends, parking costs $15 to park until 4AM. This lot is heavily monitored and booting have occurred.

Do you have an elevator?

Yes, we are located on the 7th floor and we have an elevator in our building that takes you directly to our front door.

How big is the studio?

Photo Loft West End is approximately 500 sqft.

Do you have a restroom in the studio?

We do not have a private bathroom inside our studio. There is a public restroom on our floor, but you would have to exit through the back door, turn right to go down the hall, and the restrooms will be to the right.

When does the studio get the best light?

Our 4 massive 6ft tall windows face South. This means we get abundant natural lighting throughout the day.

How early can I arrive to the studio?

Early entry into the studio is not allowed. You will not be allowed entry into the studio until your official reservation start time. However, because we are down town, we do recommend planning for any traffic delays and to find available parking.

What is your cancellation policy?

Photo Loft does NOT offer monetary refunds for cancelled reservations. We do, however, offer hourly credits that will allow you to book the same amount of time at a later date. Credit codes are only granted if your booking is cancelled within 3 hours of your reservation start time.

Am I being monitored when I’m in the studio?

Yes, every one of our studios is equipped with cameras that we are constantly monitoring to ensure our rules are being followed. There are no cameras in the restroom.

Can I book your studio for a boudoir photography session?

Tasteful boudoir and swimwear photos are allowed, but we want you to know about our camera rules. Our cameras are always on to keep everyone safe and make sure all rules are followed. But if you still want to take boudoir photos and you understand our camera rules, we're okay with it. Please make sure you and your clients are okay with the cameras before you book. If you are a member and you'd like the cameras off, that's possible, but you need to give us insurance. This is because members know the rules and what happens if they don't follow them. This way, we can keep our place safe while we respect your privacy

Is nudity allowed in your studio?

We do not allow nudity in our studio due to our camera monitoring policy. However, nudity may be allowed for members who provide proof of insurance when our cameras are turned off.

What steps do you take to protect my privacy during a boudoir session?

We take our clients' privacy seriously. While we do not turn off our cameras, we have implemented the following measures to protect your privacy:

  1. Our cameras are monitored by a female virtual assistant only, who checks in every 5-10 minutes to ensure there are no rules being broken.
  2. All footage is deleted at the end of business day unless keeping it is necessary for addressing rule violations, potential liability issues, or legal matters.
  3. We make it abundantly clear that we actively monitor all sessions and events that take place in our spaces. Clients must agree to our cameras monitoring policy before booking.
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