Andi Dela Torre Griffiths
Trying a Self-Portrait Studio for the First Time
I have been continuously working on my blog and searching for a studio where I can have my blog photos taken. I found one in Pasig, but it was closed at that time. Luckily, my sister told me about Snapzz, a self-portrait studio in Quezon City that she and her friend went to; months prior. I asked about the inclusions, and the package sounded reasonable to me. For 700.00 PhP, you get a 15-minute session complete with physical prints and soft copies, so I decided I might as well book a shoot there instead of going for the expensive option. The studio already had a price increase of 200 when I made the booking, but that was okay.
Keep reading to know how the experience went (along with some photos and details).
My Experience | The Setup & The Photos
Honestly, I was not feeling well that day because I didn't get enough sleep, and we hadn't eaten properly. It wasn't my best day, but it felt good to arrive at the studio. I liked the friendly White interiors (see photo above).
The whole process is straightforward: there’s going to be a monitor and a camera in front of you, then all you have to do is press the button to capture. The space is limited, but they have a clean setup. And since we went there last December, Christmas sweaters were available for us to borrow (Hubs and I took Christmas pics).
Below are some of the photos I took. I was able to take a lot. Fifteen minutes is short (if you plan to change into different outfits), but it's enough to get the job done. Take as many pics as you can while inside because they are strict with time, and it's good to have plenty of options.
There are stools and large wooden blocks available for props. Take your pick. For the backdrop, you can select the color of your choice upon booking.
Outfit Shop Links (just click the text):
🛒 Half-shoulder top from Lovito
🛒 Brown skirt from Shopee
🛒 Black sandals from Dr. Kong (this design is sold out, but here's a close variant)
The raw photos were great, but I looked brighter, so I adjusted them accordingly to match my skin tone. Also, I felt awkward at first, but the awkwardness went away after 10 minutes lol.