Grow your business at Iris Studios!

Located in the heart of Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward District.  The area is a vibrant urban neighborhood full of unique; restaurants, shops, galleries, and lofts.  We’re across the street from the Milwaukee Public Market.  Iris Studios is located in the Merchant Mills Building, which is also home to The Wicked Hop and Collectivo.  Built in 1865, it is one of the oldest buildings in Milwaukee!  It’s full of charm and the perfect space for Creatives and Professionals.

Let your creative juices flow with all that our studio has to offer!

When we took over this space, we updated the old carpeting with brand new Dominian Walnut to compliment the historic Cream City Brick.

We painted the walls a very modern sleek grey, which happens to be  perfect for photographers as its 18% gray.  We are constantly updating and improving the studio!

Up to 8 rolls of wall mounted Savage seamless paper allow you to quickly create a wide variety of looks!  Black and White are always available.

Several Muslins and a rugged backdrop holder with C-stands is available for your use.  You are welcome to bring your own muslins or vinyl backdrops, too.

There are four Godox R2 strobes, with a large parabolic soft box, a medium beauty dish and two strip boxes.

The walls are painted in a matte finish and will not create glare.   The dark gray works really well for headshots and portraits.  It’s even matched at 18% grey for use as a giant grey card!

The private changing area provides Clients a comfortable space to change and features a full length mirror and rolling wardrobe rack.

Iris Studios also has a comfortable, yet professional, space to meet with Clients to help you make a great first impression!  The studio is neutrally branded, meaning you won’t see samples of other Photographers’ work.  This allows you to customize the space while you use it.

The “reveal wall,” allows you to showcase your work and samples during consultations, or photographs from your session for sales meetings.  The shelves have a small groove to hold matted prints, metals and even frames in place.  Its always ready for you to customize based on your needs for any given booking!

Here is an example with 7″x10″ prints in 11″x14″ mats, and several pieces of large wall art.  You can also display albums, framed art, acrylic blocks and more on the counter top & table.

There is now a large TV with a Roku stick and HDMI cables for you to preview your photos.

Our studio is available through a monthly membership, or on an a la carte basis.  Book a private viewing and tour today!

E-mail us at: or give Rick a call at (773)263-0782