Studio Rental

Jody Dixon’s studio is a 900-square-foot creative space in the historic Cotton Mills Studios building which located in the vibrant artist community of the River Arts District (RAD) in Asheville, NC. Designed by child and fine art photographer Jody Dixon, this space was thoughtfully set up to coordinate with and enhance your work. It is a great space for the natural light photographer or for the photographer who prefers flash/strobes.


$50 per hour (two hour minimum)
$350 full day (up to 8 hours)


Is there a deposit required to book?
Payment for your studio rental is required in full to book your date. A $100 refundable security deposit is required on the day of your photo shoot. You will receive your check back or your credit card will be refunded back following your scheduled rental period provided there was no breach of contract and all of the studio policies were adhered.

What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellations of confirmed bookings will result in the following charges:

If 72 hours or more prior to the rental date, then 100 % refund will be given or Client may reschedule the rental date within 1 month without penalty.
If 48 – 72 hours prior to the rental date, then 50% of all payments will be refunded.
If less than 48 hours prior to rental date, then no payments will be refunded.

What is the recommended booking time for scheduled portrait and commercial shoots?
We recommend a 2 hour window for full portrait, bridal, or senior photo sessions.  For newborns, we recommend 3hours. For commercial projects, we recommend booking by the full or half day blocks.

What does my rental space and time consist of?
Your rental space consists of the entire studio space.

Rental is booked by the hour or full day block. Plan your rental time such that you have allowed for set up, client meeting, session, and cleanup to happen within your rental time. Please also plan for your client arriving late or for your scheduled session running over.

Arriving before your scheduled time to set up is not permitted, as another photographer may have the space during that time. If there is no one scheduled to use the space after you, you may choose to extend your rental at your contracted hourly rate. Plan time not only to break down any equipment you’ve used, but to also clean any messes and to sweep the floor.

What is prohibited in the space?
Please contact us for a list of our studio policies.

Can I host parties or events in the space?
Yes, our studio is available for rental for events that will take place before 4pm.  Bridal lunches, birthday parties, corporate lunches, and private receptions!

Please inquire about your specific needs for event space rental

What types of props do you provide?
We provide:
1. Two 8’x8’ movable walls as an option for white backdrop or reflector
2. 4×8 Folded V-flats (black and white)
3. Backdrop stand with Savage Widetone Seamless Background Paper (#27 Thunder Gray, 107″ and #01 Super White, 107″)
4. A white, modern Eames-style chair
5. A blue tooth enabled Brookstone Big Blue Party speaker for playing music

How large is the rental space?
The entire studio space is approximately 900 square feet. The bathroom is included in that square footage so there the actual shooting space is about 800 square feet

How do I book?
Please send us an hello at or call (828) 475-6010