Self-shoot studios in Metro Manila

Not having enough photos with your best friends is surprisingly a universal experience. If you often forget to take photos during your hangouts, it might be time to go on a self-shoot studio date.

Self-shoot studios are convenient because you don’t need your own equipment. Just bring yourself, your friends, family, or pets, and have a photo shoot at one of these self-shoot studios in Metro Manila.

1. Daydream Studios – gives you all soft copies for any package

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If you want to have more photo choices for your social media posts, go to Daydream Studios which is conveniently located along EDSA in Caloocan. They let you keep all of your soft copies, whatever package you get, which is a rare offering for self-shoot studios in the metro.

They have digital-only and print and digital packages starting at P399 (~USD7.25) for 2 people. But if you’re still a student, watch out for their P249 (~USD4.53) student package for 1-3 people to save on your allowance money.

Daydream Studios
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Besides their student promo, birthday celebrants get a free 5R print when they book a session on their birthday.

Walk-ins are also welcome at Daydream Studios in case you decide to have a spontaneous photo shoot with your friends.

Address: Unit 301, Consuelo Building, 116 Benin Street corner EDSA, East Grace Park, Caloocan City, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Tue-Sat 12pm-9pm | Sun 1pm-9pm (Closed on Mondays)
Daydream Studios’ Facebook | Instagram

2. MP Diaries – lets you pause your time for outfit changes

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MP Diaries in QC is for fashionistas who want to maximize their self-shoot studio appointment. They let you pause your allotted time in their studio if you need an outfit change or a change in backdrop. You even get an additional 3 minutes for free if you snap less than 50 photos in 15 minutes.

Their self-shoot packages start from P599 (~USD10.89) for 2 people. For this, you get 2 prints and 8 soft copies. You can bring kids aged 3 and below and 1 small pet for zero additional charge.

MP Diaries
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To save more money on your self-photo shoot, they give you a 10% discount on your birth month or wedding anniversary, and a P149 discount on weekdays except for holidays.

If their slots are full on your desired date, you can message them on their socials to check if they can accommodate you as a walk-in.

Address: 2nd Floor, Titanium Building, Holy Spirit Drive, Don Antonio, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
11am-6pm, Daily
0939 734 5106
MP Diaries’ website | Facebook | Instagram

3. Studio SEOUL – self-photo studio and concept studio

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Studio SEOUL’s black Valentine-themed concept studio.
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At Studio SEOUL, you not only get to use their self-photo studio but also their concept studio when you book one session. Their concept studios are decorated, which is an upgrade from the plain self-photo studio backdrops. You can even get your photos taken by their in-house, professional photographer.

Packages start at P800 (~USD14.54) for up to 2 pax but kids aged 2 and below as well as 1 pet are free of charge. Their basic package is inclusive of a 15-minute self-photo studio shoot, a 2-minute concept studio shoot, 3 printed photos, and 20 soft copies.

Studio SEOUL
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This self-photo studio also has a dedicated dressing room, so you don’t have to go there in your costume or change in your car.

Studio SEOUL requires a reservation so be sure to book yours if you want to get this self-photo studio and professional photoshoot experience all in one.

Address: 45 A. Bonifacio Avenue, Marikina City, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
9am-6pm, Daily
0917 106 7630
Studio SEOUL’s website | Facebook | Instagram

4. ATOMM Studios – up to 3 pets free to join your photoshoot

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If you want to have your photos taken with your furbabies, ATOMM Studios lets you bring up to 3 pets to join you in any of their photoshoot packages.

Their self-shoot packages start at P1,250 (~USD22.72) for up to 4 pax for a 7-minute portrait photoshoot. You get 4 printed photos and will receive all soft copies within 1-3 days.

ATOMM Studios
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ATOMM Studios’ first location is in QC but they’ve opened another branch in Alabang for the Southies. Their Alabang location also has 2 studios to accommodate more bookings.

Reservations are required to do a self-photo shoot at either of their branches.

Quezon City branch
Unit 201-A, Lot 6 Blk 7, Batasan-San Mateo Road, Batasan Hills, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Wed-Sun 1pm-8pm (Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays)

Alabang branch
Unit 112, Parkway Corporate Center, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Thu-Mon 1pm-8pm (Closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays)

ATOMM Studios’ website | Facebook | Instagram

5. Backroom Studios – specializes in black-and-white photos

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Backroom Studios specializes in monochrome black-and-white photos for timeless mementos. But you can also have colorful shots with colored backdrops if that’s more your aesthetic.

For P500 (~USD9.09), you get 20 minutes to take unlimited photos and bring home 4 prints. You can also get your digital photos for an additional P400 (~USD7.27).

Backroom Studios
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Backroom Studios has branches in Makati and QC but they also have branches in other parts of the country, particularly in Tacloban and Cebu.

If you don’t like commuting too far, watch out for their pop-ups across Metro Manila by following their social media accounts.

Makati branch
Unit 1B, Valdecon Building, 20 Jupiter Street, Makati City, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
10am-7pm, Daily

Quezon City branch
107 Scout de Guia, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
10am-7pm, Daily

Backroom Studios’ Facebook | Instagram

6. Studio Persona – magnetic 4R prints for your fridge

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Studio Persona in Quezon City lets you have a 20-minute photoshoot with up to 2 people, 1 printed photo, and 5 digital copies for P599 (~USD10.89). But if you want a slightly more functional souvenir of you and your loved ones, they also offer magnetic 4R prints (P149, ~USD2.71) you can stick to your fridge.

For all of their packages, 1 pet is allowed to join the photo shoot for free. You’re even free to use their props, including trendy sunglasses from Baobab Eyewear. In fact, booking a session at Studio Persona gives you a 15% discount on their eyewear.

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Watch out for their promos on their socials to save money on your self-photo shoot. You can also gift your loved ones a session at Studio Persona by buying them a gift certificate online or in-store.

Be sure to book your appointment as this studio is reservation-only.

Address: #120 Maginhawa Street, Teacher’s Village, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Opening hours:
Wed-Mon 10am-8pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
0917 885 6500
Studio Persona’s website | Facebook | Instagram

7. Luna Self Portrait Studio – affordable self-shoot package

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Luna Self Portrait Studio is a newly opened self-photo studio in Valenzuela City offering shoots as low as P299 (~USD5.43).

This price is inclusive of a 10-minute photoshoot for 2 pax, 1 printed photo, and 3 soft copies. To level up your photos, they also let you borrow their props such as banners and balloons for free.

Luna Self Portrait Studio
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While their basic package is already affordable, they also have an opening promo where you can get a 10% discount on any package on top of getting all the soft copies of your photos. This promo is available until 15th March.

Plus, walk-ins are welcome at this new self-shoot studio, in case you decide to go at the last minute.

Address: 3rd Floor, Unit A, J&F Building 1, 43 MH Del Pilar Street, Poblacion, Valenzuela City. Metro Manila
Opening hours:
10am-9pm, Daily
0995 895 7230
Luna Self Portrait Studio’s Facebook | Instagram

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8. Life Four Cuts – Korean selfie photo booth

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For an even more convenient self-photo shoot, go to one of Life Four Cuts‘ branches in the metro. It’s a Korean selfie photo booth chain that can now be found in several countries around the world.

Rates start at P200 (~USD3.63) for 2 prints of a 4-cut frame. They have different designs available for your printed photo booth pics.

Life 4 Cuts PH photobooth
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Life Four Cuts’ locations have vanity and full-length mirrors to check your makeup and outfit. They even have many cute props to choose from.

Besides Metro Manila, Life Four Cuts also has other branches across the Philippines.

Life Four Cuts’ Facebook | Instagram

For a list of branches, click here.

Metro Manila self-shoot studios to check out

Self-shoot studios surely make photo shoots easier, providing the equipment, venue, and even props for your photos. With this list, you don’t need to scour the internet for recommended self-shoot studios in the metro.

Now, the only thing left for you to do is to schedule a self-shoot studio date with your friends!

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Cover image adapted from: Studio SEOUL,, @backroom.studios

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