Kansas City’s Leading Photo Studio Rental

Four Separate Photo Spaces  | Hourly Rentals | Event Venues



Kansas City’s Leading Photo Studio Rental

Book one of our four separate spaces from $35/Hour

Featured Projects Created in Motive Studios

Create your best work. Our photography studios can be used in a variety of ways.

Grace by Erishyll Mae

Travis Kelce - Nike Football

Asia by Mari Charlson

Featured Customers

Here’s a look at some brands who’ve trusted Motive for their content production needs.

Flighty Apparel
The Content Group logl
Dribbleup logo
beverly boy productions
WHLE Investment group

Don't Fear Studio Lighting!

Never used studio strobe or constant lighting? No worries! We’ve got all the resources you need to get up and going quickly. Visit our helpful Pre-Shoot page for EXACT camera settings, best practices, and tutorials on how to take great in-studio portraits with an off-camera flash and constant light.

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Motive exists to bring beautifully curated photo studio spaces to the midwest and beyond. We meticulously vet each one of our studio spaces for quality, unique look, and maximal creative output. All of our studios are easily booked online via our fully-integrated booking system. No need to call, or worry about availability as all of our spaces are updated in real-time with true availability and cleaned/disinfected daily.


Simplified Booking

Choose your shoot date, pay a flat fee, and start shooting. We've eliminated unnecessary extra charges, backdrop fees, and equipment fees. Our photography space can be used by all levels of photographers.



We've built our photography space around the photographer. What makes your experience great? Our photo space includes complimentary tethering equipment, monitors, adapters, a bluetooth sound system, and lots of tools to help you shoot your best work with every photo space session.



We offer two tiers of monthly photography memberships to fit your budget and needs. All of our members get priority booking at a reduced hourly rate, complimentary refreshments for their guests, rollover hours, and access to exclusive events.



Need professional post-production for your photos and video? Our team of photographers and videographers will ensure your work looks its best.


Event Venue

Need a space to host your next bridal shower, bachelorette party, or company party? We've got you covered. We've partnered with a variety of local businesses to ensure your experience is second-to-none.


Content Creation

We've partnered with local branding & marketing agency Haze Media Group to offer commercial level services for businesses and agencies. We have solutions for all different creative needs.

Book Our Studios & Start Shooting

Create Faster

Our photography space offers flat rate simple pricing that includes all the tools you need to create your best work.

Suite 201 Boudoir Studio (New)

Our newest natural light photo studio provides the answer to booking expensive boutique hotel rooms for photo shoots.  Suite201 is outfitted in modern luxury and has been meticulously curated to stand alone as a set piece and have the flexibility to be molded into your own vision. 550sqft.

Crossroads Photo Studio

Our newest natural light photo studio is located in the beautiful crossroads district in downtown Kansas City. Create high-end editorial work, beautiful video work, or any type of creative output. 700sqft with industry-standard lighting & props

Classic Photo Studio

A professional portrait studio located on the 5th floor of the Hobbs Building in the historic West Bottoms. This space comes equipped with all the necessary gear to create high-end editorial work, beautiful video work, or any type of creative output. 1500sqft with industry-standard lighting & props

Body Photo Studio

A boudoir studio located on the 4th floor of the Hobbs Building in the historic West Bottoms. This studio boasts impeccable natural light, a beautiful hardwood floor, and an array of furniture, props, and tools. This space is perfect for maternity shoots, couples shoots, boudoir, and more!