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Many photo studios are available for rental throughout Montreal … but often at prices that, although adequate for large commercial projects, can hurt those who are new to the art world.

For photographers who are starting in the photo world, emerging artists who want to create their first portfolio, artists who simply want to let their inspiration run free, fashion designers who launch their first collection, startups who need to shoot their products, or bloggers who want to film a web tutorial, Studio 402 exists for you.

For you, who have a simple personal project, an ​​creative shoot idea, a short video to shoot… For you who want to have access to a large space instead of doing the shoot in your living room …

We understand that you often all have crazy schedules, maybe another full-time job …. That’s why the studio is now 100% autonomous and  open 7 days a week, so that you can come when your schedule permits it. For a few hours, a day, or a month, depending on your needs.



1200 s.f. with 10′ ceiling


7 days a week, 7am to 10pm


Up to 15 people


included, for photo and video shoots

Rental time

Hourly or monthly


Variety of decors and backdrops


  • white (20’x20 ‘) and black (15’x20’) backgrounds
  • 4 different “rooms”: fake brick wall, black and gold wall, vintage wallpaper, urban decor,
  • several sofas, futons, chairs, etc.
  • makeup space with table, stools and high chairs
  • steamer & mannequin
  • children corner with baskets, backdrops and accessories
  • small kitchen with coffee and microwave
  • music system for iphone / ipad
  • free wifi
  • photo and video equipment included (see below)

** WARNING ** 

The studio is NOT SOUNDPROOF and a coworking space occupies the space next door. It is therefore possible that you hear noise during the week, during office hours. In addition, the ventilation system creates a background noise that cannot be controlled. Video shooting where ambient sound is important is not recommended in this space.



Studio Rental – Hourly

30$/h + taxes
Includes equipment and decors
Accessible 7/7
Security deposit required
Free 48h-cancellation policy


For the occasional visitor, no membership required

The studio is available to you 7 days a week, from 7am to 10pm. You will have access to all the sets and photo equipment if necessary, you only need to bring your own camera.

A security deposit is required when booking, which will be refunded 2-3 days after the shoot.

The price is fixed, regardless of the day or the number of hours reserved ($ 30/h + taxes.)

Studio Rental – Monthly

175$ per month + taxes
10h of rental time per month
Accessible 7/7
Includes equipment and decors
3-month membership, renewable
Free 48h-cancellation policy
Security deposit required


For members, with a 3-month membership

Same conditions as hourly rental, but you will benefit from 10 hours of rental per month, which you can book yourself at any time, for $ 175 + taxes.

Hours are NOT transferable from month to month, and you must subscribe for a minimum of 3 months.

Only one security deposit will be required upon subscription, which will be refunded to you when you cancel.

** WARNING ** 

You will receive an email shortly after your booking with all the instructions for the space, as well as the code for the door, if our customer service is closed when you come. It is your responsibility to contact us if you do NOT receive this email to let us know, so we can send it back (some “hotmail” addresses seem to block our emails, lately…)

A ton of costumes and accessories

Do you lack inspiration for your shoot? Or do not want to spend a ton of money on accessories that you will only use once?

Studio Le402 and The Creative Weekends, an organization whose mission is to encourage the creativity of amateur and emerging photographers and models, are now partners and offer you the opportunity to discover their fabulous wardrobe with a thousand and one treasures ….

For an additional fee, you will have access to a ton of items to enhance your shoot:

  • women’s clothing from all kinds and all sizes (lingerie, fashion, corporate, vintage, etc.)
  • shoes / boots,
  • wigs, hats & hair accessories
  • belts, scarves, glasses, jewelry, etc.

This option is NOT available at the moment because of Covid restrictions.

An great children corner …

If you are doing newborn photo sessions, Smash-the-cake, children or family sessions, the studio offers a perfect kid’s corner for you.

To keep them occupied while you talk with parents, a safe corner with blocks, books and a multitude of toys is at your disposal. Many backgrounds (wood, white, blue, gold, etc.) are also available, which you can decorate with a multitude of banners for Smash-the-cake shoots.

Several baskets with blankets are also available for your newborn sessions, as well as mini chairs, newborn hats, storybooks, blackboard for the older ones, etc.

When the holiday season comes, many Christmas accessories are also available on request.  And all of this is included with your booking, without any additional cost!


With any rental, the following equipment is available. We consider that you know how to use them, so any breakage or misuse resulting in a breakage will be charged to you.


  • 2x 300W-strobe with octogonal softbox 55”

  • 1x 400W-strobe with rectangular softbox 32”x44” 

  • 1x 180W-strobe with small softbox 24”x36”

  • 2x  video lamp 500W


  • 1 small beauty dish 16″
  • 1 snoot

  • 1 “barn door

  • 1 reflector (gold & silver)
  • 2 umbrellas (see-through), 1 metallic, 2 regular ones

  • tent for products (on request)

  • universal trigger for strobes

  • coloured gels


  • All bookings are made online only (NOT by phone).
  • The studio is 100% autonomous and automated. When booking, you must enter a valid cell number, which you need to have with you during the shoot, in case we need to reach you.
  • You will also receive an email shortly after, with all the instructions and code for the door, at least 24h before the shoot, by email.  This is a unique code, which will only be valid for the hours you have scheduled, so be ACCURATE when making your reservation.
  • The price of the booking must be paid in full, by Paypal, when booking.
  • You will notice a security deposit of $ 200 + tx added to the total on your bill. If you respect your rental hours, clean / replace the studio and if nothing is broken, the deposit will be fully refunded, otherwise the additional costs will be deducted.
  • Refund Policy: if you cancel more than 48 hours to In advance, your payment will be refunded completely. You must notify us of the cancellation by email at info@le402.com.  Less than 48h, only the deposit will be refunded, as we cannot re-book the space with such short notice.
  • Rental time: you can occupy the studio according to the hours you have reserved. You can enter the studio 5 minutes before the time you have reserved and leave maximum 5 minutes after the departure time you have determined. Do not forget to include your time of preparation, shoot and cleaning during your reservation.  Any extra time will be charged at the rate of 25$/h, by 30-minute blocks.
  • We ask that you clean and replace the studio after your session as it was at your arrival. The floor is now painted white, you must remove your shoes as soon as you cross the door, and clean any trace that is made. If you do not have time to clean, you will lose your deposit.
  • You can use everything you see in the studio: furniture, wallpapers, stuffed animals, accessories, clothes, etc. Any broken or missing accessory will be charged.
  • The floor easily marks, so in no case can you move the sofas and futons by yourself, pulling them; you must be two people to move them, lifting them up, or leaving them where they are. If you move them, you replace them before leaving. If you make marks on the floor, you will lose your security deposit;
  • No alcohol, smoking pot or cigarette in the studio, but you can eat at your leisure;
  • Animals are welcome, as long as you keep them in the studio and they do not make noise / damage;
  • The studio is not soundproof, we ask you to be as discreet as possible and keep the music to a minimum during the week, between 9am and 5pm, as people are working on the other side;
  • It is absolutely forbidden to go photographing / filming in the common areas.