In the abyss of perfectly curated photos, what does it really take to have that one perfect selfie? Well, a clean background, great lighting, and the confidence to flaunt your best angles might be a pretty good start. Since it’s not everyday that you have such things at your disposal, these places are here to help you get the prized snap you’re hoping for. Introducing: Self-Portrait Studios.
As the name suggests, your next bomb ‘gram post is just one click away! With a remote and a monitor to check yourself out, you now have the liberty to bring out the wackiest poses you can think of. Think professional-looking shots, but laced with the novelty and comfort of arcade photobooths.
Slots may take around 15 to 30 minutes, and it’s a private session that only you and your friends can witness. Or your dog, for that matter—you just have to inform the studio beforehand. So if you’re the type of person to get shy and throw peace signs to battle the awkwardness, now is the time to let loose. After all, stepping up your IG game has never been this easier.
Here are four self-portrait studios you can book for your barkada’s next stopover.
1. Atomm Studios (@atomm.studios)
As one of the first self-portrait studios, Atomm Studios immediately made rounds on TikTok, enticing birthday celebrants, couples, and friend groups alike. With their familiar earthy backgrounds, cute prints to take home, and interiors straight out of a dream, there’s no question why this QC-based studio is always booked and busy!
They offer packages good for two people starting at P650. However, you can still make it a party of seven with additional fees. Make sure to secure a slot ASAP here, and check out their socials for updates!
Located at 2nd floor Robinsons Easymart Filinvest, Batasan-San Mateo Road, Batasan Hills, Quezon City
2. Backroom Studios (@backroom.studios)
Your next favorite spot is accessible in two locations, with Backroom Studios’ Makati and BF Homes branches alive and kicking! For P500, you can have an exclusive photo session for 15 minutes, and another 15 for picking the printouts. You can also get ahold of the remaining raw shots for an extra fee. Pro tip: strategically book your slot on Tuesdays and Wednesdays if you prefer a black backdrop.
If any of their branches is a long ride away from you, fret not because Backroom’s parading around the metro with their pop-up studios! Their recent road trip included Robinson’s Galleria, Magnolia, and a cafe in Malate, so keep your eyes peeled for their next visits on their site.
Located along 20 Jupiter St. for the Makati Branch and 2nd Flr, Lot 1 Block 11, Aguirre Ave cor. Gov A Santos, BF Homes for the Parañaque Branch
3. UFOTO PH (@ufotoph)
Rejoice, southies: there’s a hip, Korean-inspired selfie studio in town! Get the best self-portraits in this aesthetic, Cavite-based studio-slash-home. Rates start from P500 for a solo session, all-inclusive of the precious soft copies you took with the same pose. Printouts are included, too.
Everywhere you look is a real-life Pinterest fantasy, so from the moment you enter until you close the door outside, your 30 minutes with UFOTO is surely worth a ride. In case you’re ready to level up your photography stints, they also offer studio rentals. Just send them a message here.
Located at 24 M.V. Villar Ave. Camella Springville, Bacoor
4. Studio Malamaya (@studio.malamaya)
Situated in the metro or not, there’s no excuse for not getting that ultimate professional IG selfie. Initially a rental for graduation pictures, debut photoshoots, and the like, Studio Malamaya eventually joined in on the self-portrait photo fun! For P499, you can bring your two pets, a close friend, get a bunch of prints, and 20 minutes to mix and match your poses.
To book their services, DM their Instagram for your details, and quickly plan your OOTD. They start at 9 a.m. and end at 7 p.m., so check your schedule and make sure to pay the downpayment, pronto. Take it from us when we say your next IG upload is just waiting for you in this Naga-based selfie studio!
Located at Blumentritt Street, Naga, Camarines Sur
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