COCOS St. Louis

COCOS St. Louis Historic Benton Park Rental Studio. A safe and stylish space to gather, create and elevate. Providing photography, a space for content creation and small scale event rental.

Operating as usual

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09/13/2021

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09/02/2021

you know the moment that you realize you’re doing things you only dreamed of doing a few years ago?

never in a million years did I think I’d be shooting 75% of my work in a studio.

nor did I think that I would fall in love with editorial work or photojournalism style documentation.

I thought I’d be one of those cute hippy photographers that shot glowy sunsets and green fields. (turns out that I hate Missouri’s fluorescent green grass and 1.5 million mosquitoes! who woulda thought 🤪)

now I thrive on making people look like models. not twisted or overposed or unnatural - but to capture emotions and moments that go beyond great sunsets.

maybe one of these days I’ll post a photo with some green grass in it… but today is not that day 😉

Updating the bathroom at the Studio. It’s just me doing the work, my hopes are to be close to done over the next two wee...
08/18/2021

Updating the bathroom at the Studio. It’s just me doing the work, my hopes are to be close to done over the next two weeks but please note there will be light under construction work in the bathroom over the next month. I can’t get a contractor so I have to figure it out, which may take a little longer.

Thanks for the patience! Excited to do this, I’ve wanted to rip out that shower for 2 years now.

Some fake plant babies that are included with every rental to incorporate into your shoots/intimate gatherings/events. B...
08/11/2021

Some fake plant babies that are included with every rental to incorporate into your shoots/intimate gatherings/events.

Because last year I accidentally killed our real plants and I learned my lesson.

Sooo beautiful!
08/06/2021

Sooo beautiful!

It’s looking so fresh in the Studio, ready for tomorrow’s Bridal Shower!
08/06/2021

It’s looking so fresh in the Studio, ready for tomorrow’s Bridal Shower!

08/05/2021

It’s the sleeves for us 😍

Photos from Clarice's Bridal Fashions's post
08/05/2021

Photos from Clarice's Bridal Fashions's post

Photos from Cavins Photos's post
08/05/2021

Photos from Cavins Photos's post

08/05/2021

if you’ve ever met me you know I laugh with all of my heart and soul.

I wanted to introduce myself ✨ I’m Lily.
I almost never wear matching socks. my ideal day is spent working on something creative, with breaks spent in the sunshine with my animals and my hubby.

I’m passionate, energetic, and never know when to stop working on something new. my husband says I’m annoying in the mornings because I always get up and jump into work right away, but I can’t help it 🤷🏼‍♀️

I’m headstrong. I’m a lot to handle. I adore people and making new friends. I’m a natural encourager and I believe the Lord has called me to love and serve people with a fierceness and boldness that comes from Him.

I’ve been working in this industry for five years now. I believe that business is important only because people are important (my entrepreneur father’s personal motto, and now mine!)

welcome. I hope you stick around ♥️ I can’t wait to get to know you!! drop one random fact about yourself in the comments and let’s connect!!

photo taken by the best @steph.masat and hair and makeup by the amazing @ashleyborenmakeupandhair

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08/05/2021

Wedding season 2021 is officially here and I couldn't be happier to be working with so many incredible couples. Thank you for trusting me to be your photographer! 🙏🏽

Photos from Shelbie Everett Photography's post
08/05/2021

Photos from Shelbie Everett Photography's post

Today I am over in my Instagram Story chatting all things Memberships! I have several openings for memberships over the ...
08/04/2021

Today I am over in my Instagram Story chatting all things Memberships!

I have several openings for memberships over the next couple months going into our busiest months of September-February when Holiday, Fall, Christmas and Valentines Minis take over the rest of the schedule!

There is a basic membership and the upgraded membership. The options include the option of 1 full day weekend date or 2 full weekend dates booked for each month paid in advance + access to the weekday Calendar for reasonable in and out access.

The basic Membership is $400 which pays itself off in that one weekend full day spot. The upgraded membership is $600 and saves you a minimum of $200 during months where you’ll need 2 weekend dates booked out for minis. Then you have weekdays free! This is a no brainer. The great thing about having weekdays is that if one of your weekend clients need to reschedule, you can reschedule them during the week without experiencing any extra studio fees. It’s a all in one price that gives the value back to you so you don’t have to worry about the nickel and dime all the way through your booking season.

The studio membership offers you a safe place for your sessions with your own personal entry code, wheelchair entrance, large natural light studio space, air conditioning, fans, heating, access to our bathroom facility including a shower, kitchen lounge equipped with microwave, mini fridge, bottled water, keurig and coffee, complimentary wifi, the basic studio setup and furniture, various plant props, backdrop options and reflectors.

I have spots for up to 4-6 memberships so if you’re interested, reach out. You can book memberships easily online. We require a one time $100 deposit that rolls over monthly until you decide to end membership. There is no membership minimum. You can choose to be in membership 1, 2 or 3 months.

As a photographer I understand your stress points. I’m here to make you look good, to help you feel the stress lifted off your shoulders so you can get to work creating and working with your clients. If there’s anything I can offer to help make a session or renting with us less stressful, please let me know. I work for you!

Today I am over in my Instagram Story chatting all things Memberships!

I have several openings for memberships over the next couple months going into our busiest months of September-February when Holiday, Fall, Christmas and Valentines Minis take over the rest of the schedule!

There is a basic membership and the upgraded membership. The options include the option of 1 full day weekend date or 2 full weekend dates booked for each month paid in advance + access to the weekday Calendar for reasonable in and out access.

The basic Membership is $400 which pays itself off in that one weekend full day spot. The upgraded membership is $600 and saves you a minimum of $200 during months where you’ll need 2 weekend dates booked out for minis. Then you have weekdays free! This is a no brainer. The great thing about having weekdays is that if one of your weekend clients need to reschedule, you can reschedule them during the week without experiencing any extra studio fees. It’s a all in one price that gives the value back to you so you don’t have to worry about the nickel and dime all the way through your booking season.

The studio membership offers you a safe place for your sessions with your own personal entry code, wheelchair entrance, large natural light studio space, air conditioning, fans, heating, access to our bathroom facility including a shower, kitchen lounge equipped with microwave, mini fridge, bottled water, keurig and coffee, complimentary wifi, the basic studio setup and furniture, various plant props, backdrop options and reflectors.

I have spots for up to 4-6 memberships so if you’re interested, reach out. You can book memberships easily online. We require a one time $100 deposit that rolls over monthly until you decide to end membership. There is no membership minimum. You can choose to be in membership 1, 2 or 3 months.

As a photographer I understand your stress points. I’m here to make you look good, to help you feel the stress lifted off your shoulders so you can get to work creating and working with your clients. If there’s anything I can offer to help make a session or renting with us less stressful, please let me know. I work for you!

If you have yet to hear the news, I decided to keep the studio! If you didn’t know, I had been deeply questioning my pat...
07/28/2021

If you have yet to hear the news, I decided to keep the studio! If you didn’t know, I had been deeply questioning my path for a minute (don’t we all!) and was ready to call it quits, to sell out and stay the course with my other endeavors of Wedding Photography and being a Substitute Teacher and showing up for my Family and Friends and any Kiddos who might need support along the way.

I was minutes away from signing her away, to wash my hands of it and move on. And something didn’t sit right with me, something in my gut said, “You need to sit with this. You can’t give up now. Push forward. You’re the perfect person for the job. The job you created. You’re just getting started.”

And although feeling guilty and torn for being so wishy-washy, I simply couldn’t let go. Instead I decided to put my big girl shoes on and add the Studio to my 5 year plan, which I have never felt good enough about much to add it to a 5 year plan. But this felt right. This gave me peace.

So, I have many updates planned. I still plan to serve our Community by offering a safe and stylish space, and support a diverse community of individuals, businesses and creatives. I have plans to offer this space for Bridal Showers, Bridal Suite, and other low-key and intimate Dinner Parties and Celebrations.

I’m so happy I didn’t sell out. Now time to get to work! So happy to still be here. Thanks for sticking around and supporting COCOS over the last two years!

If you have yet to hear the news, I decided to keep the studio! If you didn’t know, I had been deeply questioning my path for a minute (don’t we all!) and was ready to call it quits, to sell out and stay the course with my other endeavors of Wedding Photography and being a Substitute Teacher and showing up for my Family and Friends and any Kiddos who might need support along the way.

I was minutes away from signing her away, to wash my hands of it and move on. And something didn’t sit right with me, something in my gut said, “You need to sit with this. You can’t give up now. Push forward. You’re the perfect person for the job. The job you created. You’re just getting started.”

And although feeling guilty and torn for being so wishy-washy, I simply couldn’t let go. Instead I decided to put my big girl shoes on and add the Studio to my 5 year plan, which I have never felt good enough about much to add it to a 5 year plan. But this felt right. This gave me peace.

So, I have many updates planned. I still plan to serve our Community by offering a safe and stylish space, and support a diverse community of individuals, businesses and creatives. I have plans to offer this space for Bridal Showers, Bridal Suite, and other low-key and intimate Dinner Parties and Celebrations.

I’m so happy I didn’t sell out. Now time to get to work! So happy to still be here. Thanks for sticking around and supporting COCOS over the last two years!

Just incase you’re wondering, we’re not selling. I decided to keep the business. I just love it too much and all of you ...
07/27/2021
COCOS St. Louis Rental Studio (@cocosstl) • Instagram photos and videos

Just incase you’re wondering, we’re not selling. I decided to keep the business. I just love it too much and all of you are so encouraging!

Thank you for coming to us the last two years! I’ll be working on some updates to share with you all but most of our updates occur over on Instagram so if you don’t follow us there yet, go find us.

www.Instagram.com/cocosstl

601 Followers, 638 Following, 13 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from COCOS St. Louis Rental Studio (@cocosstl)

😪 Making space. Letting go of something you put your love into and really wanted is hard. Being honest with yourself and...
04/28/2021
2870 Mcnair Ave #2870A, Saint Louis, MO 63118 | MLS #21026776 | Zillow

😪 Making space. Letting go of something you put your love into and really wanted is hard. Being honest with yourself and knowing the right timing to move on is really hard.

I trust God that making space is what he wants for me and on the other side of this hard will be good and more in line with the path I feel called toward during this season.

I had a good run, the studio is gorgeous and everything I wanted it to be. Business has done well for me and I’ll forever be grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow and say, “I had a Photography Studio in the City”, when I’m old and gray. I’ve loved it and a lot of my clients have loved it over the past 2 years. The studio has seen everything from big names in the area and even out of state visitors, to new faces starting out their careers. It has had people from all walks of life, ages and ethnicities. Truly a place where everyone has been welcome to come in and create safely and completely accepted. That’s all I wanted!

I hope that these values remain with those that start and bring business to St. Louis because those are values God placed on my heart. I place where we could all exist and build and benefit. If you’re a small business owner, please commit to keeping those values. If we do, we might have hope for St. Louis to be able to come together again.

The Studio is not yet sold, it could be on the market for awhile and I will keep my doors open as long as possible so continue to submit your rentals for as long as you like and I will share when an offer has been accepted and when we will officially be closing. This possibly isn’t goodbye for COCOS St. Louis permanently but a goodbye for now once this location sells.

This spot is truly a fabulous opportunity, ready for the next business or young professional to come on in and setup. Storefront location in a beautiful historic community. A short walk to Benton Park, Benton Park Cafe and Venice Cafe. Large storefront windows, bright space with tall ceilings. Equipped commercial kitchen ready for possible a small cafe/bakery? I felt so blessed when I found this gem and I know someone else will feel the same.

In no hurry to sell but if you have a chance, feel free to share the listing! ❤️

For sale: $173,500. Great opportunity with this great condo sitting on a historic corner lot, these units don't come around often! Open loft like living space with high ceilings, exposed duct work and a huge wall of windows, offering ample natural light. A main feature is the dream chef's kitchen: o...

Photos from Lily Notz Photo's post
04/20/2021

Photos from Lily Notz Photo's post

04/14/2021

Ruining my perfectly curated feed pattern to share the following message:

When something is no longer serving you, change it.

You are the only one who knows what’s best for you. Don’t waste your energy on things that no longer serve your purpose or values.

Let them go.

Flow over force—when you start feeling resistance, whether it be in your mind or in your body, that’s your sign to change s**t up.

That can be for something as small as your Instagram feed, or as large as your career of choice. It can be as small as the plans you agreed to that you no longer feel excited about, or as large as no longer being excited about your relationship.

Where do you feel resistance? Where do you feel trapped? Where do you feel stuck?

Let yourself out. The world deserves your authenticity.

🎤 ⬇️

It’s bittersweet news that big green has moved on to another home, however, absolutely loving these black velvet mid-cen...
03/24/2021

It’s bittersweet news that big green has moved on to another home, however, absolutely loving these black velvet mid-century modern style beauties.

Making space for new! Cheers to the 2021 season at Cocos! So happy to have all of you here!

Mucho Love!

It’s bittersweet news that big green has moved on to another home, however, absolutely loving these black velvet mid-century modern style beauties.

Making space for new! Cheers to the 2021 season at Cocos! So happy to have all of you here!

Mucho Love!

Photos from Abbie Takes Pictures's post
03/03/2021

Photos from Abbie Takes Pictures's post

What a fun styled shoot! ✨
03/01/2021

What a fun styled shoot! ✨

02/23/2021

Here's to being my own boss for the past year and running a badass business ✨🥂

Photo by Morgan Bryant edited by Crabill Photo Co.
COCOS St. Louis

Photos from Sarah Z Photography's post
02/03/2021

Photos from Sarah Z Photography's post

Welcoming this beauty to February Membership!
02/02/2021

Welcoming this beauty to February Membership!

Merry Christmas from my family to yours ♥️ and for those of you who may have gotten a ring for Christmas, let’s chat about getting you some engagement photos?? Yes?! Okay cool, I can’t wait to meet you 😘

Photos from Delighted Soul Photography LLC's post
02/02/2021

Photos from Delighted Soul Photography LLC's post

Yasss Queen!
02/01/2021

Yasss Queen!

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01/13/2021

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I love to see some color on my feed especially this time of year! Teals, oranges, and pops of yellow really inspire me year round, so this shoot was extremely fun for me! ✨ So happy I could be a part of it!

Vendor Love
Venue: COCOS St. Louis
Cake: MADE. BY LIA
Dress: Clarice's Bridal Fashions
Jewelry: Lovebird Jewelry Collective
HMUA: Ashley Boren Makeup and Hair
Styling: Clova Grace Events & Design
Florist: Serendipity Floral Design
Stationery: Something Printed
Models: Cam and Mikayla

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2870 McNair Ave
St. Louis, MO
63118

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 9pm
Tuesday 9am - 9pm
Wednesday 9am - 9pm
Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 9pm
Saturday 9am - 9pm
Sunday 9am - 9pm

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Historic Benton Park Storefront Photography Studio

Storefront Studio Rental located in Benton Park, St. Louis.

The studio features 11.5 foot high ceilings, and tall, soft white walls, and a row of large storefront windows, allowing for lots of natural light. The studio features a main studio area featuring several prop sofas and chairs, a bedroom setting, a bathroom/dressing room directly off of the bedroom and a kitchenette.

The Studio is handi-friendly and features both a delicately inclined ramp at the entrance and in the studio leading to the office space. Immediate parking is plentiful and available both along the perimeter of the building and on the opposite sides of the street.

The local atmosphere of Benton Park provides a safe and enjoyable experience, offering tree lined streets, Cafe’s and other local Businesses. The studio is situated two blocks from Benton Park, Benton Park Cafe, Gus’s Pretzels, Venice Cafe among many more local favorites and invites opportunities for a walk to lunch or to the park for a leisure or for a photo shoot simply to enjoy beautiful scenery.

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Curious for size of studio space rental. Can you send me details