The Studio

Welcome to The Studio, a rentable, natural-light photography studio halfway between Raleigh and Pinehurst, NC. The Studio is located downtown Sanford on the second floor (walk-up access only) of a historic two-story building.

A rentable, natural-light photography studio by Sara Coffin


In addition to approximately 1000sq feet of open photography space, there are five neutral backdrops (white, black, tan, cream, and chestnut), two C-stands, a full-body reflector and a selection of seating props to accommodate your client’s style and needs. Additionally the space includes a work-desk for up-to-six people, a changing room, upstairs bathroom and coffee station.

Photography Rental Pricing

$125 for 2/hrs

$250 for 4/hrs

$500 for 9/hrs

All rental time includes your load in and load out time; arrival prior to your scheduled time will not be accommodated and departure past your rental’s end will be subject to additional fees at the prorated hourly rate of $75/hr.
A credit card will be placed on file at the time of your booking and will be charged for the full amount if you fail to show at the time of rental, or if a studio item is damaged under your rental. Contents of The Studio will be examined pre and post shoot, and there will be a person on staff to let you in the building and lock-up behind you for quality control.
Thank you for choosing us for your session! 

The reason I continue to work with Sara over and over is because she's a very easy person to get to know, she listens, and she watches my brand. 

When I call her and start talking about a shoot, it doesn't take a ton of my time, because she knows me. She knows what I like, she knows what makes me look my best, and we're very quickly able to brainstorm those things and create a shoot that yields incredible images for my brand.

Sara just gets it, she understands and it makes such an efficient process for me as a client. I don't have to spend a ton of time educating her or explaining what I'm going for, she just already knows. 

We're on the same page. 

- Gretchen Coley, The Coley Group

Sara turns listening and perspective into art. I'm a branding session newbie, but she got my goal with skill: images that say confident, intuitive, and cool under pressure. My gut instinct said Sara was the right choice, and it's still true!

- Rachel Franklin, Franklin Healthy Homes

From style and wardrobe suggestions, to bringing mood boards to the session, I love the seamlessness Sara provides to all of her clients. I highly recommend Sara for anyone needing brand or professional photos.


Sara immediately put me at ease; it was like hanging out with an old friend. She has that special magic that makes you feel comfortable which ultimately leads to the best, most-authentic photos.

- Katrina Williams, Fifty-Two Hundred Photo

I just worked with Sara for the first time; it was nothing short of magical.

- Jamie Rae, Lifestyle Blogger @THEJAMIERAE