Themed and self-photo studios in Klang Valley

With smartphones having advanced cameras, gone are the days when we’d go to photo studios to capture the memories of special occasions such as graduation, anniversaries, or festivities. However, many photo studios, including self-operated ones, are making a comeback.

We rounded up seven photo studios in Klang Valley, so you can take professional-quality photos with your partners, friends, family, and even pets to commemorate any special occasion.

1. Photopia (from RM60/15 minutes) – Korean-style self-photo studio

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Photopia is a K-Style concept self-photo studio – part of a rising trend of taking your own pictures in a studio using a remote in South Korea that has made its way to Malaysia. Nestled inside Walking on Sunshine, a relaxing beauty and dining lounge, this photo studio is where you can take casual studio-quality images like your favourite Korean idols do.

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This is a fun activity for introverts as it functions similarly to a photo booth. You have 15 minutes to take as many shots as you wish for RM60, with no one else around while you strike your best pose with your besties. Select between two concepts: black and white or colour. You will also have an additional 15 minutes to choose the best images.

This package comes with two digital copies and two printed images, both of which are available immediately, right after your photoshoot.

Address: 1F-01,163 Retail Park, Mont Kiara 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 10AM-8PM, Daily
Telephone: 018-664 2000

Photopia’s website | Facebook | Instagram

2. ONESIGHT (from RM59/30 minutes) – pet-friendly self-photo studio

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Selfie studio in a concept store
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ONESIGHT is a pet-friendly selfie studio inside of the ONES 3-in1 concept store in Petaling Jaya. While you’re snapping photos in the studio, you may check out their boutique for a new outfit or sip on some pretty drinks to quench your thirst at ONES PANTRY cafe.

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Include all of your loved ones in the photoshoot
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Being the most affordable option on this list, ONESIGHT also allows customers to bring an unlimited number of people to the shoot for no additional fees. You may use their trendy props for free – such as seasonal props for Christmas-themed shoots and artificial flower arrangements – and pick from a variety of coloured backdrops without additional charges.

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The Basic Shooting package (RM59) includes 30 minutes of shooting time, five digital copies of images, and one printed photo card. All of the pictures can be collected immediately following your session. For an additional RM25, you can also include your fur-babies in your shoot.

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If you’re going to stop by ONESIGHT, it is highly recommended to book your session ahead of time to avoid crowds and long waiting hours. Despite being in the heart of Damansara, parking is easy to find as they provide a parking slot in front of their store.

Address: 72, Jalan SS 2/75, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 12PM-7:30PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 010-382 4569

ONESIGHT’s Facebook | Instagram

3. Meers Studio (from RM80/30 minutes) – free digital copies of all photos

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A more casual take on convocation photos
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Meers Studio is a humble self-photo studio located in a cosy loft at 3 Towers, Jalan Ampang. Heavily inspired by the photo booth concept, they offer their customers unlimited digital copies with collage layouts to bring back home, so memorable candid shots with your family or friends can be keepsakes too.

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Meers Studio is known among KL-ites for providing a safe and comfortable private space ideal for camera-shy people.

A session for up to four people (RM80) includes 30 minutes of self-shooting, 10 minutes of image selection, and one complimentary printed photo, which you will receive as soon as you’re done. If you would like to print more pictures, don’t worry as they have a wide range of printing layouts to choose from, such as polaroids (RM6) or collages (RM5).

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Don’t forget to make an appointment on their website before coming to Meers Studio, as they do not accept walk-ins. Customers can take the LRT or Grab to get here, as it is only a convenient 3-minute walk from the LRT Ampang Park station.

Address: 3 Towers, T3-19-08, Jalan Ampang, Kampung Berembang, 55000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Tue – Fri 3-9PM | Sat & Sun 11AM-9PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 012-683 3372

Meers Studio’s Website | Facebook | Instagram

4. Cupcat Images (from RM70/hour) – 20 interesting themes & backdrops

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Take your photoshoot to the next level by renting a themed studio at Cupcat Images from only RM70/hour. There are over 20 themes to pick from here, such as the Sakura + Japanese theme studio, which will make you feel as if you’re on vacation in Japan, or the Pink theme studio – a bright and cute concept that is suitable for kids.

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With a plethora of themes to choose from, it’s no surprise that Cupcat is one of the top choices for customers to take their pre-wedding and maternity photos as they also provide evergreen themes suitable for these occasions.

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Cupcat Images’ themed studios are regularly updated, so you’re always in for a surprise here. There are several seasonal ones that are ideal for festive photoshoots. Some of the most popular ones are their spooky-themed Halloween studio with realistic backdrops, and their Christmas studio, which has an abundance of holiday-approved props.

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Cupcat has in-studio fluffy cats that’ll keep you company during your shoots, which is a plus if you like cats.
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If you’re a student, you’re in luck because they offer RM10 off student discount on shoots. They also have strict SOPs for patrons to follow due to the ongoing pandemic, such as mandatory registration for contact tracing at the entrance and body temperature checks. It’s best to book an appointment ahead of time before your shoot here to avoid disappointment.

Address: 9-2, Jalan Cerapu, Taman Pertama, 56100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 9AM-9PM, Daily
Telephone: 03-9520 5046

Cupcat’s Facebook | Instagram

5. Wake & Shoot (from RM80/hour) – minimalist self-service photo studio

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Wake and Shoot is a self-service minimalist photo studio with aesthetics fitting of a Pinterest mood board – think white-washed walls, potted plants, and massive windows that allow patrons to snap sunkissed pictures. Owned and managed by a young entrepreneur, as you might imagine, this studio has props that are trendy and Instagram-ready.

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Wake & Shoot flat lay corner suitable for Pinterest-looking product shoots.
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The minimal concept allows customers to play around with their creativity as everything is almost customisable. This is suitable for small businesses looking to take product shots for their social media accounts. But if you feel like you need additional props to fill up the background of your photos, you’re welcome to bring your own props and even lighting.

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Located in Eco Ardence, Setia Alam, a relatively new township where options for photo studios and event spaces can get quite limited, you can rent Wake and Shoot’s space for small events such as workshops and small intimate weddings.

Do note that Wake and Shoot requires a minimum of 2-hour studio rental (RM160) for patrons. This package is inclusive of props, basic lighting and an additional 30 minutes for preparations. If you’re interested, book a slot with them via Instagram or Whatsapp.

Address: Jalan Eco Ardence CU12/36C, Eco Ardence Seksyen U12, Shah Alam, Selangor
Telephone: 019 577 7611

Wake & Shoot’s Facebook | Instagram

6. Sot Plugs Studio (from RM100/hr) – cosplayer-themed photo studio

Specially designed for cosplayers, Sot Plugs Studio in Bandar Puteri, Puchong, has more than 10 themes to choose from – this ranges from old-fashioned sets to studios with futuristic concepts.

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While popular among anime fans, Chinese historical drama fans can also consider dropping by to recreate their own versions of traditional Chinese portraiture with Sot Plugs Studio’s themed rooms for as low as RM100/hour.

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Sot Plugs Studio is well-known among local cosplayers in Klang Valley for its warm hospitality and well-made studios, with five-star ratings from patrons on Facebook and Google.

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Don’t worry if you’re not a cosplayer – their studio also accommodates portraits for personal collections and commercial needs. Booking is necessary here. You’ll also want to keep an eye out for promos, because they regularly do giveaways when they launch a new theme.

Address: 41-1, Jalan Puteri 1/6, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10AM-5PM | Sat & Sun 9AM-8PM
Telephone: 016-295 2477

Sotplugs Studio’s Facebook | Instagram

7. Glance Photography Studio (from RM350/hr) – corporate portraits to update your resume

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Unlike the other studios listed, Glance Photography Studio‘s packages include photography services. So while the costs are slightly higher here, your photos will be taken by one of their experienced in-house photographers to ensure professional results with little do-overs.

They specialise in various types of portrait photography, including newborn, family, and couple photos, as well as corporate portraits, which are great for jobseekers looking to update their LinkedIn profiles.

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Glance Photography also offers professional graduation portraits at a reasonable price. Their basic package (RM350) includes a 30-minute photo session with a photographer, as well as four printed photos, in 8R and 5R photo sizes. They charge RM20 per photo for additional soft copies.

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Additional fees may apply for an outdoor shoot, printing, and framing services. Send them an email or a message on Facebook to learn more about their rates.

Address: B-08-01, Block B, Menara Prima, Dataran Prima, Jalan PJU1/39, Petaling Jaya
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 11AM-6PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 017-213 3839

Glance Photography Studio’s Website | Facebook | Instagram

Themed and self-photo studios in Klang Valley

While it’s convenient to take photos on your phone, don’t overlook the beauty of printed images, and the enjoyable process of capturing the memories that take place in the moment.

Whether you are looking for something more casual or professional, or a fun way to bond with friends and fam, these studios can do it all.

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Cover image adapted from: Cupcat Images, Vacuosque, and Wake & Shoot

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