HYVE studios | Inland Empire Photo Studio

Studio Rules


  • 1. Rental time ends when the last person in your group walks out of the studio. Please keep this in mind when planning your shoot. If you will need extra time to set up or break down, factor this in to your time as we do not allow additional time after your initial booking for break-down. Should you leave late, you will be charged for an additional hour of studio time.

  • 2. Regular studio rental rate includes no more than 10 people in the studio. If there are more people, we’ll charge $5 for each person over 10.

  • 3. Please clean the studio after your use. If the studio requires a major cleaning after your session the cleaning fee will be added (at least $75) and will depend on the amount of cleaning required. This fee is to the companies discretion.

  • 4. This is not a sound proof studio. Please keep in mind there are others around the studio, so please be corteous of the noise you make.

  • 5. There is a repainting fee for the cyc wall as well as the studio walls and vanity area. If there is any damage done to the wall that is outside of normal wear and tear damage, you will be charged this fee at the end of your shoot. This fee is to the companies discretion.

  • 6. No ALCOHOliC beverages or DRUGS allowed inside the studio. If you are found to have broken this policy, we will charge you a $300 fee, and you will be banned from using our facility in the future. This also pertains to medical marijuana.

  • 7. No Smoking in the studio. Projects involved with smoke have to get studio representatives consent prior to the shoot. This pertains to E-Cigarettes as well.

  • 8. No one will be admitted who is drunk or under the influence of illegal drugs.

  • 9. No animals allowed without prior consent.

  • 10.Do not stand on the slope of the cyc wall. If there is damage done to the slope of the cyc wall, you may be charged a repair fee of no less than $500.

  • 11. Paper Backdrop: There is a "Fashion Gray", 107 inch long backdrop available for use. However, you will be charged $2 per foot used at the end of your shoot for using it.

  • 12. All children in the studio must be supervised. Anymore than 3 children must have a second adult present at all times.

  • 13. No Large vehicles are to be used in the studio. Motorcycles are allowed, but are subject to an additional charge and prior permission from studio personnel prior to your shoot.

  • 14. No shoes on the cyc wall unless it is for a shoot, in which the bottom of your shoes should be clear of any dirt. Should there be any shoe marks that are unable to be cleaned, you will be subject to cyc wall repainting fee.

  • 15. Pornogrophy is prohibited in the studio. Artistic nude shoots are allowed, but nothing that would be considered pornographic or close to it.

  • 16. The security cameras/system is not to be tampered with, blocked, covered, etc. under any circumstance.

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Rental Agreement


  • § 1 – Rental Terms
    “Company” is HYVE Studios, “Premises” includes the studio and any other studios owned by HYVE Studios, “Renter” is the person or entity renting premises or equipment owned by HYVE Studios.

  • §2–Rates
    Rental rates are set by the most current version of the rates listed on the HYVE Studios website. Should the renter have any questions about these rates, they should contact the company by email, phone or the website.

  • § 3 – Payment and Deposits
    In order to secure the studio for use, renter must pay all fees, plus any refundable leaning/damage deposits must be paid in full at the time of booking. In case of additional equipment rental added on the shoot day, the rental fee plus damage deposit must be paid by cash/credit card at the time of rental. HYVE Studios does not accept checks as payment or any other currency other than USD.

  • § 4 – Cancellations
    Cancellations of con rmed bookings will result in the following charges:

    48 hours or more: A con rmed booking that is cancelled more than 48 hours prior to the shoot time will incur no charges. All payments will be refunded in full.

    24 to 48 hours: Cancellations made between 24 to 48 hours prior to the booking date and time are charged 50 percent of the rental amount the studio was booked for. The remaining 50 percent will be refunded back to the renters payment method used to book the reservation.

    Less than 24 hours: Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to the booking date and time will be charged the full amount of the rental cost. All refunds will be processed back to the original payment method. Company reserves the right to charge a 4% processing fee for the refund of any studio rental costs due to cancellation.

    If the company cancels the renter’s reservation, the renter will be given, at company’s sole discretion, either rescheduling priority or a full refund. Company is not liable for acts out of it’s control that affect the shoot, such as building equipment failure, power outages, weather, acts of nature or emergencies. In such cases, company will refund a prorated portion of the renter’s payment. If cancellation is made more than 24 hours prior to the booking time and date, cancellation fees may be waived by company, at company’s discretion, if the session is rebooked within ve working days and the company studio calendar can accommodate the new shoot date and the time selected by the Renter.

  • §5–Length of Use
    Rental periods are pre-arranged at the time of booking. Renter’s rental time begins promptly at the designated start time and ends promptly at the designated ending time. Time includes set up and break-down of studio equipment. Studio must be cleaned and vacated by the end of the rental period. No prior drop-off and pick- up after completion of shoot, of equipment, props, etc... Unless negotiated at the time of the rental contract. Additional fees may apply.

  • § 6 – Electrical Use
    Studio rental fee is based on the use of strobe lighting. If hot lights are used there will be an additional power usage fee charged according to the current rate sheet.

  • § 7 – Cleaning and Trash
    Renter agrees to leave the premises and all contents and xtures in the same condition as they were when renter arrived. Company will dispose of trash collected in the supplied trash cans. Renter must discard larger items such as props and set pieces, in the metal disposal outside the studio. Disposal of large amounts of garbage due to large sets may also accrue an additional charge.

    All items brought to the premises by the renter are to be removed by the renter. Items left after 7 days will be assumed abandoned and may be discarded or kept by the company for company use, with no compensation due the renter, at the discretion of the company.

    If renter does not return premises to the order and cleanliness found when renter arrived, company will charge at minimum a $50 cleaning fee to be withheld from the cleaning/damage deposit.

  • § 8 – Studio Rules
    The studio rules are listed above the "Rental Agreement" section you are currently reading.

  • § 9 – Artistic Nude/nude shoots
    Due to the nature of these shoots, it is imperative that you bring your own sanitation materials and sanitize the studio after your shoot. Not doing so will result in banning you from being able to shoot these types of sessions in the studio. Please do not sit on any furniture nude, as this is a sanitary issue and we take these issues seriously. Should you need to sit on furniture, please bring your own furniture to do so.

  • § 10 – Waiver of Liability
    Use of Company’s Premises and equipment is at Renter’s risk. Renter hereby agrees that Company will not be held liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damage, injury or loss to Renter, his party or possessions while on the Premises. All persons and activity on Company’s Premisses may be video recorded for security usage. Renter holds harmless and indemni es Company and its owners, agents, representatives, associates, of cers, employees, guests and tenants against any suit, claim, loss, accident, judgment, ne, injury or damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees. This indemni cation shall continue in full force and effect during and after the term of the rental for such causes arising during the term of the rental.

  • § 11 – Conduct
    This is a shared studio and we maintain a professional environment. Renter shall be solely responsible for the conduct and welfare of all persons accompanying Renter while on Company’s Premises. Renter agrees that a Company representative may, at Company’s sole discretion, be present at all times. If the representative observes or otherwise becomes aware of dangerous, pornographic, illegal or negligent practices or activities, the representative reserves the right to stop the shoot and may require Renter and Renter’s party to leave immediately. In such case no refund will be given for unused time. However, Company and its representatives assume no responsibility to act in such cases.

  • §12–Age of Models
    Renter is solely responsible for verifying that all photographic subjects are of legal age. Company has no responsibility to determine or verify the age of participants in the renter’s activities but reserves the right to demand proof of parental consent if models or photographic subjects are under the age of 18 and to end those activities if Company becomes aware that legal age violations are occurring. Company is not liable in the case of an invalid ID or any other form of age veri cation

  • § 13 – Insurance
    Businesses, Corporations, Production Companies and other legal entities may be required, prior to rental, to present a certi cate of general liability insurance naming FD Photo Studio. as additionally insured on the dates of the rental. If so required, Renter’s liability insurance shall be deemed primary and non- contributory insurance in the event of any claim or suit. Liability insurance shall be Commercial General Liability with a minimum of $1,000,000 per occurrence & annual aggregate.

  • § 14– Damage
    Renter shall be solely responsible for any damage to Company’s property or equipment that occurs during the time Renter or their party occupies the Premises. Damage deposits will be held until repairs can be made. If the damage exceeds the amount of the damage deposit, Renter agrees to pay reasonable additional repair costs to bring damaged equipment back to working condition. Renter agrees to pay for damage to the Premises including spills, excessive wear, marks or stains on furniture, fixtures or painted surfaces.

  • § 15 – Arbitration
    If the parties are unable to resolve any controversy or claim arising under this Agreement, they agree to submit the dispute or claim to binding arbitration subject to the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. This arbitration will take place in Los Angeles County, CA. The parties further agree that any such controversy or claim shall be submitted to one arbitrator selected from the panels of arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association. Each party shall be responsible for its share of the arbitration fees in accordance with the applicable Rules of Arbitration. In the event a party fails to proceed with arbitration, unsuccessfully challenges the arbitrator’s award, or fails to comply with the arbitrator’s award, the other party is entitled to costs of suit, including a reasonable attorney’s fee for having to compel arbitration or defend or enforce the award. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may refuse to arbitrate when the dispute is for a sum less than $200.

  • § 16 – Applicable Fees
    •Cleaning Fee: Mimimum of $75. Charged if major cleaning is deemed necessary by owner(s)/operator(s).
    •Illicit Substance Fee: Minimum of $300. Charged if anyone in rental party (renter, guests, etc) is found to have been using an illicit substance. Including all alcohol and drugs.
    •Cyc Damage Fee: Minimum of $500. Charged if any damage is caused to the cyclorama wall.
    •Vehicle Fee: $75. Charged if vehicle is brought into the studio. Only Motorcycles or scooters are allowed.

  • § 17 – Miscellaneous
    Licensee shall comply in all respects with all federal, state, county, city, or other local laws, regulations and ordinances and all rules and regulations of any governmental authority, in connection with this Agreement. This Agreement incorporates the entire understanding and agreement between Company and Renter.

  • Any modifications of this Agreement must be in writing and signed by both parties. Any waiver of a breach or default hereunder shall not be deemed a waiver of a subsequent breach or default of either the same provision or any other provision of this Agreement. The laws of the State of California shall govern this Agreement.

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