Looking for a place to take some cute pics with your loved ones? Check out these self-shoot studios all around the Metro.
Whether you’re camera shy or very particular about your photos, then self-shoot studios are for you. Self-operated photography has been on the rise in the Philippines, and everyone from barkadas and couples to families and pet owners are making their way over to accessible, affordable studios that let them have free rein with the creative output.
Here in the Metro, self-shoot studios are popping up here and there, offering different designs, layouts, prints, packages, benefits, and price ranges that you can take your pick from. We’ve rounded up nine of them for you with different locations and prices*, where you could do everything from classic, neutral-background family portraits or edgy, Gen Z photo trends with your besties inspired by those from South Korea. Check them out below.
The newly-opened, Gen Z-owned Crossover Studios in offers a whole bunch of cute backgrounds and effects in their 3 packages that can either be basic or premium: Klasik for a minimalist and chic photoset, Kulay with all the bright, colorful backgrounds, and Kosmos, which makes use of colored lights for a cool, nightlife-like effect. Crossover Studios also offers full studio rental which costs PHP 1000 per hour. Book here.
Price Range: 700 – 1700 PHP
Location: 34 Wilson St., Barangay Greenhills, San Juan City, 1502 Metro Manila (Open from 10 AM to 7 PM, Closed on Wednesdays)
A pioneer in the self-shoot business in the Philippines, Atomm Studios has been a go-to for barkadas and celebrities alike. With their backgrounds in trendy, flattering colors and pet-friendly studios, Atomm can help you make some fun memories and keep them forever. Book a shoot at their branches in Quezon City or Alabang here.
Price Range: 1250 – 4750 PHP
Quezon City: Unit 201-A, Lot 6 Blk 7, Batasan-San Mateo Road, Batasan Hills, Quezon City (Open Wednesdays to Sundays from 1 PM to 8 PM)
Alabang: Unit 112, Parkway Corporate Center, Filinvest City, Alabang (Open Saturdays and Sundays 10 AM – 7 PM and Wednesdays to Fridays 1 – 7 PM)
Looking for a place to get a quick shoot in? Backroom Studios can give you cute, simple backgrounds as well as specialty filters like black-and-white or vintage. Book your slot here. Backroom also offers studio rentals which you can check out here.
Price Range: 500 PHP base price
Location: Jupiter St., Makati
Go all-out in Korean-inspired self-shoot studio Studio Seoul’s high-concept packages, like their full-set Christmas-themed package or their trendy, high-angle red room Vibe Up studio inspired by Don’t Lxxk Up in Seoul. Check out their booking schedule here, or book a shoot at Vibe Up here.
Price Range: 800 – 1500 PHP
Location: 45 A. Bonifacio Avenue 1803 Marikina City, Philippines
A studio created by a young couple in partnership with MP Beauty Salon and Spa, MP Diaries in Quezon City gives chill, cozy vibes and great deals. With warm-toned and neutral backdrops as well as a bunch of fun props reminiscent of photobooths at parties, this self-shoot studio would be a fun place to make some memories. Book a self-portrait shoot here.
Price Range: 599 PHP base price
Location: 2nd Floor Titanium Building, Holy Spirit Drive, Don Antonio, Quezon City
Take some modern, minimalist photos at Makati-based Stills Studios. Stills is youthful and pet-friendly, offering fun layouts (including a photo strip) and an array of muted, backgrounds that enamor you to capture your life in stills. Check out their packages and available slots here.
Price Range: 750 – 2000 PHP
Location: 163 Legazpi St., Makati City (Open Mondays to Sundays, 10 AM – 7 PM)
20 SOMETHING STUDIOS
Capture the vibrancy and complexity of being in your twenty-somethings at 20 Something Studios. From warm neutrals and grayscales to deep blues and reds, their backdrops (including the adorable Retro Curtains) are fresh and fun—just like the moments that they wish to capture. The studio also has Christmas promos with some epic deals and holiday-themed prints, so head on over there and book a session here.
Price Range: 500 – 1600 PHP
Location: 411 N.S. Amoranto Sr. St, Santa Mesa Heights, Quezon City
Celebrate moments big and small at Ilumina Studios in Las Piñas. Choose from monochromatic prints to colorful, celebratory shots set in backdrops of bold, deep colors like burgundy or terracotta to commemorate some milestones. You can also request additional backdrop colors not on their list for a small fee. Book a session here.
Price Range: 600 – 1550 PHP
Location: J. Aguilar Ave, Las Piñas City
A full portrait shoot inclusive of print-outs and digital copies for 299 PHP? Score. Ligaya Studios in Binondo, opened in 2023, takes what’s fun and chic and turns it into keepsakes. With light, colorful backdrops (including a lemon-yellow one!) and a vibe that’s uber-cheerful—hence the name—Ligaya Studios welcomes you with open arms. Schedule a shoot here.
Price Range: 299 – 999 PHP
Location: Hub: Make Lab, 413 Escolta St., Binondo, Manila (Open 10 AM – 6 PM)
*Price ranges listed are not inclusive of add-ons, which you can find in each studio’s respective accounts or booking sites.
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