PJR Photography and Studio, LLC provides rental services for those photographers needing a studio with a wide variety of equipment.

In addition, the studio has held several “creative events.” These events usually have a distinct theme with models and makeup and an entire photo shoot already put together. In correlation with everything Russell does for her business(s), these events main goal is to allow creative freedom for artists and gives them an opportunity to add to their portfolio. In the past creative events have included themes such as, “Shoot the Faces” featuring beautiful makeup and costuming to create the Evil Queen, and “Shoot the 20’s and 30’s” in which models were stylized to resemble historic characters such as Charlie Chaplin and Bonnie and Clyde. In the future Pamela hopes to develop a female-empowered creative event in which “Rosie the Riveter” will be on location at a local air base.

Also, please visit our Artists’ Gallery Web site at pjrartistsgallery.com


Studio Rental Customer Testimonials

Rhett Landry

Thank you.

I went to PJR Photography and Studio 1.0 with a lot of apprehension. Not knowing what to expect from a professional photographer who would allow me to rent her studio, I was nervous.

Pamela Russell quickly made me feel calm and allowed me to flow with the ideas I wanted to photograph. She listened to every word, and despite the fact that I do not like artificial light, made me feel at home with the lighting in her studio. She listened to every word I said and made everything I wanted to occur happen.

She is very skilled at lighting; Pamela asked questions and after discussing what I wanted made the scene that was in my mind work for the photograph.

Never pushy, she helped see my vision and gave me the guidance that I needed as an amateur photographer who does not like working with artificial light.

Rhett Landry, photographer

One of the costumes that I purchased for my model, Allie Walt, was broken so Pamela provided her own costumes. With Pamela’s costumes and guidance, the photographs I wanted to take grew from a two costume shoot to a multi costume shoot with different aspects.

I recommend that amateur photographers rent Pamela’s photography studio. She will be there to assist you in your artistic endeavors and will help you to become more creative in your photography. Pamela also helped me with some Photoshop problems.

Glenn Miller

Pamela was great! Her assistance and suggestions turned a great shoot into a terrifically great shoot!

Tim Graichen

This weekend I had the distinct pleasure of using Pam and her studio to do a model shoot. Pam is an incredibly knowledgeable and helpful photographer. Her studio, along with her lighting knowledge made my time behind the lens wonderfully successful. I can offer nothing but my highest recommendation for PJR Studio!

Frank Gilbert

I just have to say that the studio has an excellent set up. Pamela is wonderful to work with. Even my model was so impressed that she had to take a business card to recommend the studio to her colleagues!

We feature Elinchrom studio lighting and our equipment includes a wide variety of tools to make your visit with us a rewarding and enjoyable experience for you and you’re clients and models. Our studio rental customers range from art students from several local colleges to local professionals in the field.

  We have selected our most popular reservation bookings for your convenience. These include the following:

  • Reservations include the use of our studio lighting equipment, tools and props.

  • We have a reservation option that allows for you to bring your own lighting equipment for a discounted fee.

  • Rent the studio by the hour, by the half-day (4 hours) or for a full-day (7 hours) booking.

Benefits of renting studio time at PJR Studio include but are not limited to the following:

  • Our studio is affordable, equipped and ready for your shoot without any setup. Our pre-studio communication together gives us the necessary information to set up the studio to your specifications so your time is spent shooting.

  • Your studio time is private.

  • We offer WIFI connection at and a laptop for tethering, no-charge.

  • You can schedule half-day, full-day or hourly studio sessions.

  • We will provide an assistant to you on your first visit with us. There is a small fee for an assistant on your future visits.

  • We provide lots of studio tools and props including product photography items (i.e. furniture, mannequin, jewelry tools, table-top soft box with lighting, etc.)  With advanced notice we have access to an unlimited variety of props including antique clothing, furniture, music instruments, etc. (this services requires a sit-down meeting prior to your reservation date)

  • PJR Photography and Studio is conveniently located 10 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh.

  • Plenty of street and inexpensive meter parking available. Bellevue has a wide ranging business community providing restaurants, antique shops etc.

Please feel free to call us at (412) 339-8943, if you wish to schedule with us directly. We would enjoy talking with you and answering any questions you may have. Alternatively, you can reach out to us via Email at studio@pjrphotostudio.com

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