frequently asked questions


studio faq

How do i book the studio?

You can book tours & consultations and view availability, book and pay for time in our spaces online HERE ! Please email us at about renting for events.

Do you allow pets?

We take this on a case by case basis, but generally allow well trained, leashed animals. Animals are not permitted on any studio furniture. Clients are held responsible for any damages or accidents resulting from animals in the studio.

Do you offer photography services?

We are happy to recommend many who work with us regularly but our rental rates are exclusively for the use of space and do not include a photographer. We do happen have a photographer on staff and you can inquire with Brittney HERE!

Can I shoot video in your space?

Yes! We have hosted video shoots a number of times. However, our spaces are located in a building with many other businesses. We cannot guarantee quiet conditions for any sound recording that may need to be done, and many of the other businesses can produce loud noise during their workdays. Please take this into consideration when booking!

Are we allowed to use your furniture/props?

You may use items available in the studio on the day of your session at no extra charge! However, we cannot guarantee any particular items seen during tours or consults or online will be available on the day of your session unless they are specifically rented from Something Old Dayton. You may inquire what is present in the studios 1-2 days before your session, as inventory often rotates. Our full inventory is not located on site and special requests may incur additional rental fees! Please inquire to reserve certain items for you sessions.

When is the light "best?"

As we are a natural light studio, the light changes drastically through the seasons. During the summer we have fairly bright, diffused sunlight until sunset (beginning around 7/8 pm).

During the winter (after daylight savings ends) the light begins to fade around 4 pm and is usually gone by 5/6 pm. We do get setting sun and it is good to note what time you'll be coming in as that may affect the lighting during your session. We recommend scheduling a tour to get the best idea of the light in person! Check HERE for local sunrise/sunset times!

The light is generally the most even and indirect during morning/midday hours, depending on the season.

Is your studio handicap Accessible?

There is a staircase to our studio with approximately 10 steps, and there is a ramp at the loading dock of the building which leads down a hallway to our space. We have not had issues with handicap accessibility but we encourage all clients to tour and asses for themselves whether this will work for their needs! We rent our spaces in the Davis-Linden Building and do not have control over handicap accessibility to the building as a whole.

Can I Use confetti or glitter for shoots in your space?

We do not allow confetti or glitter in the studios. We apologize for the inconvenience, it's just too messy! 

I want to get ready for my wedding in your studio. Do you allow bridal parties?

As of January 2019 we are no longer booking bridal parties in the studio to get ready/hair and makeup etc. Our studio structure has changed and we are no longer able to offer this service. We apologize for any inconvenience! You may still book wedding portraits but we recommend you inquire via email with the size of the bridal party!


Furniture rental Faq

Do you deliver and how much does it cost?

Yes, we do deliver (including Cincinnati, Columbus and beyond). We do have minimums to order size to qualify for delivery. See map below for minimums. Our delivery rates are solely dependent on load size and distance. Delivery to the Dayton area start at $75, to the Cincinnati area start at $185, and to the Columbus area start at $210.

Do you offer customer Pickup/Will call?

Yes! We do have a minimum of $100 for any pickup order. Customers can usually pickup a day before and return a day after. There is no additional fees for Will Call. We are appointment only so a time will need to be arranged.

Do you any hidden fees?

Our only “fee” is a mandatory 10% wear and tear / cleaning fee to all rentals. This fee with cover the basic wear and tear as well so small damages and missing pieces (i.e. broken plate or missing fork).

How much are your rentals?

As you might have noticed, our prices aren’t online. However to get a good idea of our rates, most of our customer spend around $400 to $2500. A typical lounge will cost around $300+.

Have another question? Email us!

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