Studio 31 is a new Selfie Studio located in Akron, Ohio.
Local photographers Aisley Herndon and Allie Sayre came together to create a space where their two passions for photography could be explored. The two dreamed of a place where a community could be built.
On May 1, 2021, they opened Studio 31, located at 752 Canton Rd. In Akron, Ohio.
As the two put in long working hours to open the studio, Herndon rose to fame on TikTok. Herndon and her best friend did a 32 day photo challenge, where each day they had a different theme and posted it on TIC Tac. . Her videos have started to explode and she currently has 130.1,000 subscribers.
Aisley Herndon is a second year student at Akron University. She is majoring in advertising and a minor in public relations. Allie Sayre is a full-time wedding and runaway photographer.
At first the duo just wanted a regular photography studio, but when that space became available they got creative.
A selfie studio is a new kind of entertainment place. Selfie studios allow anyone, regardless of skill, to take photos with professional lighting and fun backgrounds.
Studio 31 is best known for The Babe Cave. The Babe Cave is in the basement of their building where two sets are changed every month, making it every six month, it’s a brand new selfie studio.
One set that everyone loved was the Harry Styles themed set.
“It’s very interesting how many people come from all over just to see it,” Herndon said.
They currently have a new Taylor Swift set that is getting everyone excited.
“As a model it’s important that I can get a variety of sets for different looks when renting a studio,” said Juniper Vixen. “Love the affordability and it’s a fun place to go with friends.”
The sets require a lot of work to create. For some settings, it is more difficult to find the accessories than others. They even brought in local artists to help them paint the sets.
From October 1 to 31, Studio 31 will be offering a Halloween takeover of The Babe Cave.
Babe’s Cave is going to undergo a spooky makeover. The sets will remain the same but will have some scary touches. Studio 31 will announce all changes during the first week of October.
Another special will be offered on October 30, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. You can sign up for a 15- minute sitting in your costume. For just $ 10 per person, you can get professional photos taken by Sayre and receive an online gallery of your photos.
Regular prices for The Babe Cave are $ 21 per person, per hour for groups of 10 or less. Groups of more than 10 people qualify for the event prize and receive a discount.
The Babe Cave features photos from previous and returning guests in the studio. They hope that changing the sets will increase the likelihood of returning customers.
Studio 31 can also host birthdays and any other event you wish.
The very first event held at Studio 31 was for Akron CHARGG.
The pair also have the ground floor of the building, where they have their usual photography studio which includes basic backgrounds and more professional backgrounds. On the second floor is their office and their boudoir suite.
When a customer books the Babe Cave, he receives a temporary access code that gives you access 10 minutes before and after your reservation. You and your group are the only ones in the studio during your hour.
One of the reasons they decided to operate this way is because of COVID-19. Herndon has traveled to many selfie studios across the country and can attest that their private hour-long time slots are remarkable.
“COVID-19 has shaped our business model, and ended up helping, ”Sayre said. “Thank you, pandemic! “