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10 Photo Studios in Metro Manila For Casual Barkada Pics & Themed Debut Photoshoots

Photo studios for every occasion 

Photos make a great way to reminisce upon happy times. But sometimes, even shots from the latest phones simply don’t do our memories justice. In these instances, it’s best to go to look for photo studios in your area.

If you’re looking to immortalize a special event, here are some photo studios in Metro Manila we recommend for your different photoshoot requirements – from casual shots with your barkada to professional portraits to themed pre-event photos.

What is a photo studio?

A photo studio is a space designed for taking photographs. It should have a camera, a blank backdrop, and lighting equipment.

Usually, a photo studio has at least one in-house photographer, though self-photo studios have also become popular. Photo studios may also offer other services, such as hair and makeup, for an additional cost.

1. The BlackBox Studio – for simple yet stunning in-studio birthday photoshoots 

Photo Studios - The BlackBox Studio
Behind the scenes and the result of a shoot
Image adapted from: The BlackBox Studio via Facebook

If you want to commemorate your birthday in 2022 with a birthday photoshoot for social media posting or printing purposes, The BlackBox Studio can help you.

The studio creates simple set designs for different celebration themes for shoots in their space, then their photographers’ skills transform these into stunning photos.

You can also reach out to The BlackBox Studio to help you build your model portfolio. Some of the personalities the studio has shot are Miss Universe Philippines 2021 candidates Kisses Delavin and Princess Kristha Singh.

Address: 3rd Floor, 8101 Pearl Plaza Building, Pearl Drive, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro Manila
Contact: 0977 641 1330 | Facebook

2. ATOMM Studios – gives you the freedom to take your own photos

ATOMM Studios
Image credit: @atomm.studios via Instagram

ATOMM Studios is a recently opened self-photography studio in Quezon City that claims to be the first of its kind in the Philippines.

They offer packages starting at P1,350 (~USD24.03) for 1 to 4 people. This includes a 7-minute photoshoot with 1 background, 1 4R photo printout, and all of the softcopies of your photos. You can also have your photos printed into Korean-style photocards and photo grids.

While it is a self-photo studio, ATOMM Studios only accepts clients by reservation. Slots run out fast so make sure you’re following them on social media to know when new slots are available.

Contact: website

For a list of branches, click here.

3. Studio Namu – Korean-style photo studio with over 30 backdrops

Photo Studios - Studio Namu
A shoot done at Studio Namu’s Victorian living room set-up
Image credit: Studio Namu via Facebook

Studio Namu in Quezon City is a Korean-style, indoor photo studio that lets you choose from different elaborate backdrops from where you can take your photos.

They have ten different themed rooms with more than 30 set-ups in their 500sqm space. These include a bar, library, and a Victorian living room set-up.

With these ready-made set-ups, Studio Namu is a popular spot for debut and prenuptial shoots. You can choose to hire their in-house photographer or bring your own for your shoot.

Address: 4F Sir Thomas Sq Building, 18 Matalino Street, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
9pm-7pm, Daily
Contact: 0956 301 1410 | Facebook

4. Orange Purple Studios – beautiful themed photoshoots for toddlers and kids

Orange Purple Studios
A toddler dressed as an astronaut
Image credit: @orangepurplestudios via Instagram

Orange Purple Studios lets your child live their dream – or yours, if your child can’t speak for themselves yet – with imaginative themed photoshoots fit for toddlers and kids.

The studio has a variety of backdrops and costumes to choose from so your child can become a little superhero, princess, astronaut, wilderness explorer, and more for a short while.

You can also have classy family photos taken, which would make a great focal point for your living room wall.

Address: 56B General Luna Street, Barangay San Agustin, Malabon, Metro Manila
Opening hours: Tues–Sun 2PM-9PM (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: 0999 886 5313 | Facebook

5. KLIK Studio – complete graduation photoshoots package

Graduation photo KLIK Studio Sassa Gurl
Filipino TikTok star Sassa Gurl
Image credit: KLIK Studio via Facebook

Since they know how hard you had to work for that college degree, KLIK Studio takes care of everything for your graduation photoshoot.

Their graduation package (P1,999, ~USDx) is inclusive of professional hair and makeup, unlimited shots, and all your raw files. You also won’t have to worry about where to rent a toga or Filipiniana attire as these are also included in their graduation packages.

They have special prices for students from their partner universities, namely The University of the East and Far Eastern University. If you book in groups with your barkada, you can also get a free barkada shoot.

Contact: 0917 152 7629 | Facebook

For a list of branches, click here.

6. Madizon Studio – outdoor photoshoots for debuts and weddings

Photo Studios - Madizon Studio
A pre-nuptial shoot at the beach

Image credit: Madizon Studio via Facebook

Madizon Studio specializes in outdoor pre-debut and pre-nuptial shoots. Their photographers can take amazing photos anywhere, including on the beach and busy streets.

Besides pre-event shoots, they can also do excellent photo coverage on the day of the event itself. They make sure that you get beautiful photos even if there are many people and vehicles at the location of your event.

The studio also offers videography services for complete coverage of your special day.

Address: 72 A.T. Reyes Street, Barangay Pag-asa, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
Contact: 0961 511 1530 | Facebook

7. I am Abi Fine Art Photography – whimsical photoshoot set-ups

Photo Studios - I am Abi Fine Art Photography
A fantasy-themed pre-debut photoshoot
Image credit: I am Abi Fine Art Photography via Facebook

If you want to look like you’re in a fairytale world or a Renaissance painting, I am Abi Fine Art Photography can help you achieve just that.

They make dreamy photoshoot set-ups and even take care of the production styling, fashion styling, and your hair and makeup. To elevate the look, they even go the extra mile by making custom headdresses and other props.

Plus, the studio’s staff makes an effort to edit your photos to give them an otherworldly vibe.

Address: Doña Julia Vargas Ave, Pasig City, Metro Manila
Opening hours: 9am-8pm, Daily
Contact: 0926 686 8372 | Facebook

8. The Stork Studio – newborn and maternity photos

The Stork Studio
Image credit: @storkstudio via Instagram

If you’re welcoming a new family member, book a maternity and a newborn photoshoot at the aptly named The Stork Studio.

They can execute any theme – from simple, minimalist concepts to intricate setups. In fact, this photo studio is trusted by celebrities, including Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera, and Iza Calzado for their family shoots.

Even if you’re not having a baby, you can also book cake smash, toddler, or family shoot.

Just keep in mind that this photo studio has limited slots available, so it’s advisable to book your shoots a couple of months in advance to secure your spot.

Contact: 0920 907 8675 | website

9. Flash Portable Studio – mirror photobooth rental for events

Flash Portable Studio
Image credit: Flash Portable Studio via Facebook

Bulky photobooth set-ups at events are out. The latest trend? Digital mirror photobooths, also called mirror booths or selfie mirrors, like the ones available for rent from Flash Portable Studio.

Digital Mirror Photobooth
Digital mirror photobooth.
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These digital mirrors let your guests take their own photos at their best angles, without the hassle of going back and forth to take the perfect shot. They’re as easy to operate as a smartphone, eliminating the need for extra staff to assist guests at your event.

Flash Portable Studio also offers customized frames to commemorate your special occasion. In addition to digital copies, they can provide prints of you and your guests’ mirror photobooth photos, ensuring lasting memories of your event.

Address: Quezon City, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 9am-9pm | Sat-Sun 9am-10pm
0962 417 6790 | website

10. SilverMoon Studio – dreamy, Korean-style prenup photos

SilverMoon Studio
Image credit: SilverMoon Studio PH / Korean Prenup Studio via Google Maps

You don’t have to splurge on an expensive flight to Korea for a dreamy pre-nup photoshoot. SilverMoon Studio brings the Korean photoshoot experience and aesthetics right here to the Philippines.

Beyond just impressive photography, the team’s meticulous attention to detail ensures that every shot is perfect. They even go the extra mile to ensure that your photobook is flawless, carefully considering color composition and photo combinations on each page.

To make your prenup photoshoot seamless and stress-free, they can also take care of your hair and makeup as well as provide outfits.

You can even book this studio for your wedding day or debut celebration to capture those moments in the same dreamy style.

Address: 6 Rustia, Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 9am-4pm (Closed on Mondays)
0917 960 7245 | website

Why are studio photos expensive?

Studio photos can be expensive since you’re paying for the photographer and the staff’s expertise. They also have to pay for the professional materials they use such as cameras and lighting equipment.

If you’re having a themed photoshoot, the staff has to take time and effort to build your dream set. Any tangible output, from a singular printout to a whole photobook, can also add to the cost.

Photo studios to capture every milestone

Whatever it is that you want to commemorate, one of these photo studios above will surely be able to give you stunning photos that’ll make a great addition to your photo album or on the walls in your home. With the right photo studio for the concept you have in mind, you can even get photographs that are beyond what you have imagined.

To prepare for your photoshoot, check out these Korean hair salons or these vintage-inspired barber shops in Metro Manila. And don’t forget to get your nails done at one of these nail salons in the metro!

Cover image adapted from: Madizon Studio via Facebook, I am Abi Fine Art Photography via Facebook

Article originally published by Kim Shelly Tan in February 2022. Last updated by Kim Shelly Tan in February 2024.