Self-photo studios first started gaining popularity in South Korea where you can take professional-looking photos in a studio without a photographer. A self-photo studio is complete with background, lighting, props, and a professional camera – everything you need to take your own photos. This concept is perfect for those of us who feel shy and awkward having our photos taken by someone we don’t really know. The cost is lower as well!
Bring your besties and family or just have a solo photoshoot at these 7 self-photo studios that can be found in Klang Valley!
Based in Wangsa Maju (near Wangsa Walk), Suafoto is quite new to the scene of self-photo studios. However, they were inspired by the South Korean trend and decided to open one where you can capture your most natural self at your own timing. Using a remote control to do all the photographing, you can take an unlimited number of photos within the allocated time. At Suafoto, the basic self-photoshoot starts at RM30 for 30 minutes inclusive of 2 4R photos. Take note that there is a maximum of 2 people per photoshoot and if you want to include more, it’s RM10 per pax. As of now, their studio can only fit up to 4 pax. Although walk-ins are available, you are encouraged to make a reservation, so you don’t end up waiting too long.
What caught my eye about ONESIGHT is that it’s a pet-friendly photo studio and you can even include your pet into the photos for an additional charge. Located at SS2 within the ONES 3-in-1 concept store, there is also a boutique and café within the same compound. Starting at RM59 for the basic shooting package which lasts for 30 minutes, it includes five digital photos and one postcard print of your desired photo. Good news is that they allow unlimited number of people in the photoshoot and you also get to choose from different background colours and props that are free of charge. Highly recommended to make a reservation by the way!
3. Wake & Shoot
Calling themselves a self-service studio, everything you need for that Instagram-worthy look and beyond is included at Wake & Shoot Studio which can be found in Setia Alam. If you are aiming for a fresh and minimalistic aesthetic, you will be happy with the background, lighting and props that are provided. You are free to use anything on set as long as they are handled with care. You can also bring your own props and lighting according to your own needs. Take note that the minimum rental is 2 hours which costs RM160 which makes it a great option for photoshoots that need more time and care such as product photoshoots or even engagement/wedding photoshoots.
Head over to 163 Retail Park at Mont Kiara with your besties or partner to take some silly photos and create fun memories together at Photopia! When I started hearing about self-photo studios, they were mostly found in Singapore and Photopia was the first that I knew about that was in Malaysia. I was so excited and although I haven’t been there yet, I’m waiting for a special occasion to use as my excuse. 😅 Offering Korean-styled self-photoshoot, you can choose between the black & white package or colour package with prices starting from RM60. The package includes 15 minutes of photoshoot, 15 minutes of photo selection time, one single photo and one collage photo (4-in-1) and five digital copies that you will receive through your email. You also have the option of choosing between a white and grey background depending on the vibe you are going for. Check out their Instagram page for some inspiration!
5. Meers Studio
Self-photo studio is a great idea for those who are camera-shy and prefer some privacy so that they can feel relaxed and actually have some fun while taking pictures. At Meers Studio, the shutter is yours for 30 minutes to do with as you please. Take all the silly and creative photos you want with your friends, family or partner because you get to keep all the digital copies of the photos you took. It costs RM80 per session – 30 minutes self-shoot and 15 minutes transfer and print photo. A maximum of four people can be in the session and there is free one printed photo. But as mentioned, you get to keep all the photos in digital format. Located at 3 Towers at Jalan Ampang, remember to book your session (FYI they are closed on Mondays).
Level up your photoshoot with 20 different themes at Cupcat Images. Yes, you read my words right! With themes such as Secret Garden, Pink, Japanese, Hipster, Steampunk, etc. you are spoiled for choice here. The rental costs RM70 per hour. As such a price, it is no wonder that they are well-known as the place to go for pre-wedding, maternity, and special occasion photoshoots. They also have specific themes that are perfect for certain festivities such as Christmas and Halloween. The attention to details and amount of effort that goes into creating each theme is so amazing! The themes are also regularly updated, so check out their social media pages to find out what are their latest themes.
Located in Bandar Puteri Puchong, Sotplugs Studio is a cosplayer’s dream fulfilled. With more than 10 themes to choose from, Sotplugs Studio specially designed them with cosplayers in mind. Of course, you don’t have to be a cosplayer to take your photos here. Choose from themes such as Fly Me To The Moon, Arabian Nights (pictured below), Oriental and more with the photoshoot session costing RM100 per hour, RM160 for 2 hours or RM200 for 3 hours. Make sure to keep an eye out on their Facebook page as well – they do a lot of lucky draws and giveaways especially when they introduce a new theme.
Bonus: Don Don Donki @ Tropicana Gardens Mall
Do you remember the days of squeezing into the small space within the Japanese photo booths (they’re called purikura photo booths) that you’d usually find at the game arcades? I remember doing that when I was in high school, and I still keep all the tiny sticker pictures that I took with my best friends. Well, it is the same concept as a self-photo studio, right? I was very excited when I saw one because I think they’re nearly extinct by now. If you would like to walk down memory lane or create new memories, I’m happy to inform you that there is a purikura photo booth at the Don Don Donki branch in Tropicana Gardens Mall. Time to have some fun with the cute stickers and decorations!
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