Thank you so much for choosing The Studio Square! We appreciate you taking the time to read through these terms and conditions. These are here to help keep the studio space in great condition for many photographers, for many years to come. We can't wait to see what you'll create!

Cancellation policy: All cancellations within 48 hours of your booked time are nonrefundable, but may be rescheduled once for a $25 fee per hour rescheduled. Weekend cancellations and reschedules more than 48 hours before your booked time will result in a $25 fee per hour cancelled/rescheduled. Weekday cancellations more than 48 hours prior to your booked time will receive a full refund, minus any credit card fees. Fees are in place to ensure prime dates/times are serious bookings, as to not take away the studio from others who are serious about booking.

Other fees:
> There will be a $25 fee for sessions that will require the paper to be cut. Examples: cake-smash sessions, bubbles, excessive use of water, etc.)
> If a paper roll gets crumpled, the fee is $30. Please take care of the rolls and follow our studio guidelines to ensure this doesn't happen.
> If the backdrop mount gets broken because rolls of paper fall down from the ceiling and are left hanging, the fee is $400 to replace the mount and motor. Please do not leave things broken in the studio. Give us a call so we can fix it or walk you through how to fix it.
> If you cause damage in the studio that results in guests after you being unable to use it, you will be responsible for refunding their studio fee if they cancel. ($75 per hour they had rented.)

The paper backdrops are not single-use. They can be used multiple times, for multiple clients and photographers. A little dirt on the paper is fine! In most cases, it won't show up in photographs. Paper should only be cut when absolutely necessary. 

Your reservation time begins promptly at the requested start time and ends at your designated ending time.
This includes set up and clean up. You must exit by the end of the rental period.

Additional Rules & Regulations
— All children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. 
— Fireworks, sparklers, and candles are not allowed.
— Nails, staples, tape, and tacks are prohibited. However, 3M command stripes and painter's tape may be used.
— No smoking or vaping in the studio or outside of the building.
— No illicit drug use is permitted.
— Please respect our neighbors in the coffee shop.
— Food and drinks are allowed, but please clean up after yourself. 
— Explicit sexual activity and nudity is strictly prohibited.
— Animals are not allowed without written consent from The Studio Square. If violated this will result in a fee.
— Please turn off all overhead lights before leaving.
— Do not change out the paper on the remote controlled backdrop. If you're having any issues with it please call Karly (803) 226-7052‬.
— Time for set-up and break-down must be included in the rental time period. Additional time overages will be billed. If you find yourself wanting to rent another hour during your booked time please call Karly.
— Clear the room of all belongings, furniture, props, and people so the room is available on the next hour (return to their original location if moved). Please book an extra hour if you feel like setting up and tearing down will take long.
— All trash must be placed in the trash can provided. If you have items that do not fit in the trash, please dispose of them elsewhere. Do not leave it in the studio. 
— You may not sublease The Studio Square to any third party.

The Studio Square has the right to terminate the reservation immediately without refund or rescheduling if rules are not followed.

For liability issues, all activities are monitored. Renters are responsible for any damage to the Studio Square including, but not limited to, spills, scratches, marks, or stains on furniture, floors, or painted surfaces. The space and all furnishings must be left clean and in good condition for the next person. If the space is not in the same condition when returned, Renter agrees to pay a minimum cleaning fee of $150/hour, plus the cost to repair and replace damaged furnishings and equipment caused by the renter and their group.

Note: The studio rental includes our 400sqft L-shaped space. The Mailroom at Piecewise is not included in our rental fee. To rent out the Mailroom, please get in touch with Piecewise Coffee. (However, the bathrooms in the mailroom are available for use in conjunction with your studio rental.)

If you feel there is damage upon your arrival that we should be aware of, please contact us immediately at (803) 226-7052‬.

Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions at any time! We are here to make your experience a great one.

Terms & Conditions