In a spacious, renovated schoolhouse near downtown Bellingham, you’ll find a new destination for local creatives: the Bellingham Studio.
Kelsey Chance, owner of the digital marketing agency Good Chance Creative, saw firsthand the demand for photo and production-shoot spaces while doing marketing in Portland, Oregon. Seeing how this kind of space didn’t exist in Bellingham, she decided to create her own. The Bellingham Studio was born.
“I’m just so excited about the community that this is building,” Chance says. “There are so many talented people here, and I’m just baffled that we’ve gone this long without a space for people to use as their go-to photography space.”
Chance describes the studio as a blank slate for people to use however fits their needs. Ample natural light and high ceilings create a bright, airy atmosphere perfect for product shots, engagement photos, fashion shoots, or more.
“The space itself is super inspiring to be in because there’s three walls of windows,” Chance says of the 1,350-square-foot minimalist studio, which launched in December. “It feels like this really bright, sunny, energized but meditative space.”
Bookings cost $100 per hour. Guests have access to a staged kitchen for food styling, two staged bedrooms, a bathroom with a shower, and an expansive empty room. Props, photography gear, backgrounds, and more are included.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, Chance asks that people come in groups of five or fewer. The studio offers sanitation, masks, and an aerated space that allows for adequate distancing.
“I’m hopeful that as many people as possible can enjoy it,” Chance says. 1303 Astor St., Ste. 102, Bellingham, 360.224.0625, thebellinghamstudio.com.
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