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A Perfect Rentable Space For Photographers

The Perfect Backdrop For Your Creative Photo & Video Shoots

General Info | Space Specifications | Available Gear | Content Examples

Our Spaces

Motive operates three unique spaces. A classic portrait space, boudoir space, and 1bedroom loft space. All of our spaces are able to be booked online with real-time availability and come with additional unique perks. They make booking a perfect creative space easy! Each space can be rearranged and customized for your own creative needs.

The classic space is our flagship photo space with 1500sqft original hardwood floor space located in a historic brick building in Kansas City’s West Bottoms district. Of the 1500sqft, roughly 1300sqft are accessible and customizable. The only stationary design piece is the main centerpiece lamp, the backdrop holders, and the overhead lighting truss.

The boudoir space is a 700sqft hardwood laminate natural light space located one floor below our main classic space. All 700sqft are accessible and customizable. Stationary design pieces are a faux grass wall and backdrop mounts. All other furniture and props can be moved and repositioned.

The loft space is a residential 1 bedroom loft located in the crossroads district in downtown Kansas City. It is a traditional loft with 18-foot ceilings, exposed brick, a kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. All furnishings can be moved and customized as necessary.

Lighting

Each of our spaces comes with unique lighting conditions. We know how important it is to know exactly what you’re getting into when renting a new space. We’ve included as much information as possible to help you make an informed and confident decision on your rental.

You can find all space equipment here

–  Space comes equipped with blackout curtains and adjustable lights. All light can be shut off in the space.

During the winter months (October-February). You can expect the light beams to reach 12-15 feet into the space between the hours of 12 pm-4 pm.

During the spring and summer months (March-September), the light beams retreat as the sun climbs higher in the sky, You can expect continuous light with beams that reach 5-7 feet into the space between the hours of 2 pm-6 pm.

–  Space comes equipped with blackout curtains and adjustable lights. All light can be shut off in the space.

–  Space does not come with lights or additional tools and is natural light only.

During the winter months (October-February). You can expect the light beams to reach 3-4 feet into the space between the hours of 12 pm-4 pm.

During the Spring & Summer (March-September). You can expect the light beams to reach 15-20 feet into the space between the hours of 2pm-7pm

–  Space does not have blackout curtains but does have adjustable lights. All light can be shut off in the space.

–  Space does not come with lights or additional tools and is natural light only.

–  All year-round, you can expect the light beams to reach 8-15 feet into the space between the hours of 10am-5pm

Access & Parking

Photographers can access our spaces via remote access and buzz-in systems.

Parking & Accommodations

Photographers have a few options for parking.

1. Street Parking

2. Lot Parking to the East of Hobbs (Limited)

3. Loading Dock Area Parking

Building Access:

Photographers can access our building and spaces via our secured entry system located at the front of the building at the red door, or at the back of the building via the loading dock. For ADA accessibility please use the entrance at the back of our building. Simply search for suite 505 and call! We’ll buzz you up. Having Trouble? Call Us: 816-693-6535

How To Get To Our Space Once Inside

Photographers have two ways they can get to our space:

Front Access
Enter through the red door at the front of the building. Use the stairs to the left, follow the hallway and turn right to access the elevator. Proceed to the 5th floor. Our Classic Portrait Space is located just to the left in Suite 505.

Rear Access
Proceed to the back of the building and enter through the doors on the loading dock. Walk straight to the elevator and proceed to the 5th floor. Our Classic Portrait Space is located just to the left in Suite 505.

Parking & Accommodations

Photographers have a few options for parking.

1. Street Parking

2. Lot Parking to the East of Hobbs (Limited)

3. Loading Dock Area Parking

Building Access:

Photographers can access our building and spaces via our secured entry system located at the front of the building at the red door, or at the back of the building via the loading dock. For ADA accessibility please use the entrance at the back of our building. Simply search for suite 408 and call! We’ll buzz you up. Having Trouble? Call Us: 816-693-6535

How To Get To Our Space Once Inside

Photographers have two ways they can get to our space:

Front Access
Enter through the red door at the front of the building. Use the stairs to the left, follow the hallway and turn right to access the elevator. Proceed to the 4th floor. Our Classic Portrait Space is located just to the left in Suite 408.

Rear Access
Proceed to the back of the building and enter through the doors on the loading dock. Walk straight to the elevator and proceed to the 4th floor. Our Classic Portrait Space is located just to the right in Suite 408.

Parking & Accommodations

Photographers have a few options for parking.

1. Street Parking

Building Access:

Photographers can access our building and spaces via our secured entry system located on the north side of the building. Simply dial 1717! We’ll buzz you up.

How To Get To Our Space Once Inside

Photographers have two ways they can get to our space:

Stair Access
Enter through the north doors. Use the stairs to the left, proceed to the 2nd floor, and follow the hallway to the left Our loft space is located just to the left in #209.

Elevator Access
Enter through the north doors and proceed straight and down the ramp to the left. Take a right and take the elevator to the 2nd floor Our loft space is located just to the right n #209.

Content Examples

We’ve had the pleasure of hosting some truly unique and prolific clients in our spaces. Take a look at some of their work below:

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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