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Photo + Video Studio

designed for all things food

North Light Loft is a boutique photo and video studio specializing in food, liquid, packaging, still life and portrait shoots in the San Francisco Bay Area.

This natural light studio features 40-foot ceilings, north-facing windows and unobstructed sunlight from within. Clients love our space because of the comfortable upstairs lounge, which features couches and desks and allows visitors to work, meet and relax while overlooking the set below.

Located in the heart of Emeryville, we’ve hosted projects ranging from commercial advertising motion productions to lifestyle and cookbook photo shoots and beyond.

Surface Library

Gorgeous selection of 20+ custom-made surfaces

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Amenities - An Inspiring Space

Beautiful natural light all day long with 40-foot wall-to-wall bank of North-facing windows downstairs; and South-facing windows upstairs in client lounge.

  • 1000 square foot studio downstairs

  • 400 square foot client lounge with sofa and desks overlooking the studio

  • Freight elevator with dolly that opens to street level

  • Wireless Internet access

  • Sonos sound system

  • Parking: All day street parking and paid lot parking available

  • Easy access to a wide range of fresh food markets and restaurants

  • Nearby chain hotels and other boutique lodging options

We are also pleased to announce our newest addition: a working kitchen set on casters for cooking video and still shoots! 

Ready to Meet Your Equipment Needs

Fully stocked kitchen with all manner of equipment designed with food stylists for food stylists. The kitchen has a sink/garbage disposal, 4 gas stovetop, oven, under-counter commercial refrigerator with prep top, and second fridge with freezer.

Based on your shoot’s needs, we can provide a variety of equipment packages.

  • 1 fully stocked, gourmet kitchen designed by food stylists for food stylists

  • 4-burner gas stove top + oven

  • 1 standing refrigerator + freezer

  • 1 under-counter commercial refrigerator + prep top

  • 1 Working Kitchen Set on wheels featuring a center-island cooktop, concrete countertops and Carrera marble tiled backsplash

  • Dishware + Silverware for a crew of 12

  • Coffee maker (Keurig)

  • Dishwasher

  • Prop shelving and staging area

  • Available for Rent: Grip equipment (stands, lights, apple boxes, sandbags)

  • Available for Rent: Gorgeous selection of 20+ custom-made surfaces

  • Available for Rent: Foba (8-ft) commercial camera stand

  • Available for Rent: 10 ft x 10 ft tall Blackout Tent

Rates

Studio rental rates are competitively priced, but vary based on client requirements and are subject to negotiation. 

  • For photo productions: $1,000 per 10-hour day. Overtime is billed at $150/hour beyond 10 hours.

  • For video productions: $1,500 per 10-hour day. Overtime is billed at $225/hour beyond 10 hours.

  • A pre-production day at half-rate is offered for multiple day bookings.

  • Certificate of insurance required.

Please contact us with the particulars of your shoot. We would like to work with you and your budget.

Location

The studio address is 1556 62nd Street, Emeryville, CA 94608 at the corner of Hollis and 62nd Street.

  • Located in the heart of Emeryville; 25-minute drive from downtown San Francisco.

  • Across the street from FedEx and post office.

  • Walking distance to food trucks, lunch, dinner and stellar cocktail venues.

  • All day street parking and paid lot parking available, as needed.

  • Easy access to a wide range of fresh food markets

  • Nearby chain hotels and other boutique lodging options