About Us

Sun Catcher Studio

You may wonder about the name Sun Catcher Studio. Although it has evolved from several influences, first and foremost, it is a reflection of my family’s Native American heritage, along with our involvement with our culture.

Our name, Sun Catcher, comes from the fact that our studio is a natural light studio that utilizes the sun as a main light source. It enters our space from several directions. The sun gives the photographer everything they need to make an image that is inspired by their own imagination.

Sun Catcher Studio understands the need for a space to create in, somewhere comfortable, and familiar. Just like the sun refreshes the spirit, our studios have been prepared to help the photographer create inspired, lasting images of their subjects or their ingenious products or whatever their passion might be.

STUDIO ROOMS

About Our Space

Our multiple rooms for photography, along with spaces for creating and podcasting, will radiate the positive energy and light you need to produce the images you desire.

Our studio features four rooms: The Great Room, The White Room, The Podcast Room, and The Bridal Room.

Over in The Great Room, a larger space is available with moveable backdrops, green screen capabilities, daylight constant light as well as natural light. Natural light fills The White Room, and we have additional movable constant lighting to suit your needs. In the Podcast Room, utilize our microphones, noise-cancelling features, and a calm ambiance to help you create the podcast you’ve been dreaming of. Finally, our Bridal Room is ideal for traditional portraits, including bridal portraits and graduation portraits.

Make a reservation for the studio and gain access to all of these wonderful spaces for your creative needs.

More Info

FAQ

1. Frequently Asked Questions

How are you protecting against Covid-19?

We are following the current suggestions by the Centers for Disease Control and adopting their suggested procedures to fit the business of Sun Catcher Studio. In between reservations, we will disinfect props, seating areas, and public access equipment.

When is the best time for light?

Our studio is full of natural light and has large windows facing Southwest and West. The best time of day to catch the sun is mid-morning through the early evening. Our space is equipped with studio lighting for those times when the sun isn’t shining or for nighttime use in the studio

How many people can come to my reservation/What is the capacity?

The studio is designed for one photographer at a time. Studio backdrops and walls will comfortably fit up to 10 people in a set, therefore client capacity is 10 per booking. There is a small waiting area for your guests.

What is not allowed in the studio?

Guns or weapons of any kind, fire/flame, glitter, smoking, dipping, and tobacco products are all prohibited. Lewd behavior or nudity are prohibited.

Are food and drink allowed?

Water is provided. We ask that all drinks are secured with a lid.

Can I play music?

Absolutely! A Bluetooth speaker is available to use during your session. We do have residential and business neighbors around, so please be respectful of the volume level.

Is there wifi?

Yes, wifi is available throughout the studio.

Do you have changing rooms?

Yes, we have a closed off space with hooks for clothes and purses, in addition to a bathroom.

Can I arrive early to set up?

As others may be waiting to enter the space for their scheduled reservation, your arrival should be timed from when your reservation starts. Please allow for set up time in your reservation. Please exit when your scheduled time is over.

Can I book a tour of the studio?

Yes. Our staff would love to show you the studio at no charge. Please contact us to set up a time.

Does my reservation include a photographer?

A photographer is NOT included unless you choose the “Studio Rental with Harry Tonemah Photography” option. Please see our “How It Works” section for more information, or email us at harrytonemah@suncatcher-studio.com for more info.”

Where are you located?

You can find us in University Village, near Midwestern State University at Taft and Midwestern Pkwy. 2301 Midwestern Parkway, Suite 114, Wichita Falls, Texas 76308.

What are your hours?

We are open 9am-5pm Mon-Sat and 12:30pm-5pm on Sundays. Sunday mornings and after hours can be reserved by request.

Who can use the studio

Our studio is designed for makers of all levels. Please see our “How to Use” section for ideas on how to use the space.

What increments are rental hours?

Sun Catcher Studio (SCS) can be rented by the hour, by the half day (4 hours) and full day (8 hours). Block weekend bookings are also available.

Do you provide lighting or camera equipment?

Sun Catcher Studio provides professional studio strobe lighting and constant light source lighting for your photography needs. Our staff will be glad to help you learn how to use them if you’d like to try them out. You may also bring your own lights.

Are furniture/props included?

All items in our inventory can be used at no extra cost for your session. If you have a specific item from our stock you would like to use, please let us know before booking so we can make sure it is in the space. All backdrops and lights are also available for use at no extra cost but set up is your responsibility.

Is the studio video friendly?

Yes, 2 rooms are suitable for video; The Great Room and White Room are designed to utilize the excellent natural light pouring in from outside, but if you’d like to control the light, controlled constant lighting or studio strobes are available to be used as part of your rental fee.

Do I provide my own equipment for making a podcast?

The Sun Catcher Studio podcast room will provide one USB microphone for use with your rental fee. You provide your laptop or any other sound equipment needed. Please see our reservation page to request additional microphones.

What happens if I need to cancel?

Sun Catcher Studio has a no refund policy. Please contact Sun Catcher Studio 48 hours before your scheduled reservation for rescheduling. We will make every effort to arrange a new time for you or you can request a studio credit for another time. There will be no studio credit for cancelled reservations WITHIN the 48-hr time frame.

How to use the studio

2. How it Works

You are professional

WE’RE GLAD YOU’RE HERE!

As a professional, you meet with clients on a regular basis and photography is a passion, as well as a business for you.

We’ve made a space that is versatile and fully equipped, where you can meet clients and create perfect images in a controlled environment. Reservations are easy.

WHAT WE OFFER: The studio features constant light as well as natural light. Studio equipment includes studio strobes, constant light source, color balance capability, assorted backdrop colors and backdrop stands for creating seamless backgrounds, large greenscreen, light reflectors, a variety of props, furniture, and more. Click here to see more about our space and equipment.

HOW IT WORKS: Book your session online, provide any requests for lighting, background, and prop needs to make sure they are on-site. Confirmation will come straight to your email and we’ll send a reminder before your reservation, too.

Stay connected for information about seasonal set ups and new exciting props.

We can’t wait to see what you create!

You are a student or semi professional

WE’RE GLAD YOU’RE HERE!

As a semi pro, you’re a small business owner, influencer, or maker with a need for professional looking photos and an itch to do them yourself. We know how important it is to have a space where you can work on your creativity and build your brand. We’ve created a space just for you!

WHAT WE OFFER: The studio features a variety of backgrounds, seasonal set ups, props and furniture for you to use to photograph your products or yourself. While you may not have your own lights and tools, by renting our studio you will have access to our entire space and opportunity to create whatever you envision. No need to buy your own equipment. Come in and try ours!

Need a photographer? Click here to book Harry Tonemah Photography.

HOW IT WORKS: Book your session online, provide any requests for lighting, background, and prop needs to make sure they are on-site. Confirmation will come straight to your email and we’ll send a reminder before your reservation, too.

Stay connected for updates about seasonal set ups and new exciting props.

We can’t wait to see what you create!

*ARE YOU A COLLEGE STUDENT? Email us for information about student discounts.

You are not a photographer

WE’RE GLAD YOU’RE HERE!

You’re not a photographer, but you love having your photo taken and love taking pictures with your friends. You’re always looking for new and fun photo opportunities to post online. You want a place to take a photo of your outfit of the day or your new shopping haul to show off your personal flare.

Is your camera roll full of photos of your kids? Do you love capturing their smiles on special occasions and holidays? You want photos that are quick and easy that you can take yourself on your phone.

Sun Catcher Studio is a space for you, too!

WHAT WE OFFER: Bring yourself or your family into our light-filled space and get great photos every time. The studio features a variety of backgrounds, seasonal set ups, props and furniture all for you to use. Stay connected to see updates on new selfie stations and other ideas on how you can use our space.

HOW IT WORKS: Book your session online and provide any requests for lighting, background and prop needs to make sure they are on site. Confirmation will come straight to your email and we’ll send a reminder before your reservation, too.

Click here to book Harry Tonemah Photography.

*ARE YOU A COLLEGE STUDENT? Email us for information about student discounts.

Your Safety

3. Covid-19 Policy

To help keep our clientele and our small business staff safe, Sun Catcher Studio is following current suggestions by the Centers for Disease Control.

  •  Avoid entering or using the studio if you have COVID-19 symptoms. If you or anyone in your party are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, you must stay home. Likewise, if you feel sick on the day of the appointment, please notify us as soon as possible so we can reschedule your session.
  • Masks are highly recommended while in the studio. Mask wearing is encouraged for clients outside of your close circles when a photo is not being taken.
  • Social distance when possible. Wash your hands often. Please do not leave any trash or personal items behind.
  • Sun Catcher Studio will disinfect props, seating areas and public access equipment in between each session. Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the space. Masks and wipes are available upon request.

Cancellations

4. Cancellation Policy

  • Please be aware, NO REFUNDS will be issued for cancellations.
  • If you need to cancel, you must submit an email request 48-hours before your reservation to receive a studio credit.
  • There will be no studio credit given for cancelled reservations WITHIN the 48-hour time frame leading up to your reservation.
  • Studio credit will be issued for a future time (pending studio availability) equivalent to the amount of time of the client’s original reservation. Approved studio credit may be used anytime within 1 year of the client’s initial reservation date.

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