Kansas City’s Leading Photo Studio Rental

Three Separate Photo Spaces  | Hourly Rentals | Event Venues



Kansas City’s Leading Photo Studio Rental

Book one of our three separate spaces from $50/Hour


Choose Your Photo Studio & Session Length. Studios are not combined.

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

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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

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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!

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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.

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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Featured Projects

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

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

Read through what our customers have said about our photography studios, services, and brand. 

Hannah C.
Hannah C.
My friends and I used this space in order to do a photoshoot. The instructions to the studio were clear and very helpful. The studio itself was spotless and smelled wonderful. The pictures do not do this space justice, it was absolutely beautiful! My friends and I were impressed and continued to talk about how cool the studio was. The pictures turned out amazing. 10/10 would recommend! We will definitely be back soon.
Delisa Pledger
Delisa Pledger
I had an amazing time, Cesar was very helpful, this was my first time using a studio, Cesar was right there to help me with the lights, I was quit nervous, that was so kind of you, I recommend if this is your first time using a studio, take the class with Cesar. my guy!! Oh yes I will be back. If I could give more stars I would.
John and Virginia Hart
John and Virginia Hart
Amazing staff and Owner. They have invested in making your time in studio the best that it can be. Very polite, knowledgeable, and worth every penny.
Barbara Jordan
Barbara Jordan
Awesome Studio!!!!! It has a dressing room and several mirrors — which is great! if you’re a model you know how that goes!!
Daniel Sandage
Daniel Sandage
This photography studio is clean and professional. They provide assistance when needed and the communication with schedule was quick and efficient.
Jason Mendez
Jason Mendez
The first time I seen Motive it was an empty box. An empty shell. It was just a vision of what was to come. The last time I seen Motive it was a full blown studio. It’s amazing what has been done with the place. If you are looking for a higher end experience at an affordable ticket this is the spot. They have everything you need minus the subject. Wether you are a Corporation looking for marketing content, magazine looking to shoot models or just a person looking for some really quality backdrops and awesome Instagram photos they have you covered. Definitely recommend giving them a call..
Ashley Hulett
Ashley Hulett
I had birthday photos done here of me and my two little boys. Cesar did a fantastic job posing me my little dudes and did amazing at directing them whenever they became distracted. It’s a very comfortable, calm and fun environment with beautiful options on style and theme. He made the experience very enjoyable for me and them and the pictures turned out FANTASTIC. I couldn’t be happier with the work he put into capturing my little family. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

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Featured Customers

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

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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.

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Create Faster

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

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