Dakota Studio’s desirable NYC Fifth Avenue location, only one block from Union Square, makes us the perfect photo and video production rental stage for clients who want to work in the heart of Manhattan and still keep their budget within reason. Although our size might classify us a “boutique” photography studio, Dakota can meet a multitude of production needs with our two separate stages. Our West Stage features a spacious, fully functional shooting kitchen with a moveable camera facing stove, an open shooting bathroom set with a claw foot tub, and a 20’x20’ two walled cyclorama. Our smaller East Stage is perfect for castings, tabletop shoots, portraits, or even small fashion shoots, and includes an additional small prep kitchen. When used together, the two studios can accommodate large video and tv production crews with ease. Corporate clients also love our space as an alternative to pricey hotel meeting space for training seminars and corporate events.

Opened in 1985, we can truly say, “We’ve seen it all!” – from David Bowie to Barbara Streisand, from chimpanzees to mountain lions (we are animal friendly!), and from babies to entire NBA Basketball teams. Owned and run by husband and wife team Matthew and Laura Sess, you can count on a level of service that only comes from over 30 years of experience at making every production a success.