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  • Writer's pictureAndi 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.

Snapzz Studios in Quezon City | Scout Tobias | Self-Portrait Studios in Manila

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).

Snapzz Studios in Quezon City | Self-Portrait Studios in Manila | A Lifestyle Blog by Andi
L-R: Waiting area for customers, my simple makeup look for that day. I ended up ditching the headband.

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).

Self-Portrait Shots

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.

Filipina girl posing for a photo | Self-portrait studios in Manila blog review | A Lifestyle Blog by Andi, Philippines

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)

Self-portrait photos | Studios in Quezon City
Self-portrait studio shots | Snapzz, Quezon City

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.

The Location

You can find Snapzz in Quezon City (address is at 36 Scout Tobias Street, Diliman).

You won't have trouble locating the place because the Google Maps pin is accurate, and they have a sign outside. The only issue you might have is accessibility since the area is not very friendly to commuters. The best way to go there is to book a Grab or take your car and park outside.

To book an appointment, just look them up on Facebook and click the link on the “About” section.


  • You can have extra photos printed out after your session.

  • There’s a bakery beside the studio outside, so you can get some bread if you feel hungry.


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