VERA Studios: Photo Studio with a Spanish Colonial Feel in Manila

As a cosplayer and hobbyist photographer, it has been quite a struggle to figure out a neat place to settle photoshoots. We do have nice places in the country, but if you’re bringing 10 kilos of costumes or equipment, I don’t think commuting and traveling too far would be fun.

Looking for a studio to rent for my cosplay shop, Alshain Coser (@Alshaincoserph on Facebook), to pursue a video marketing plan, I consulted the omnipotent internet. My attention was divided into quite a few ones. But one certainly took my interest: VERA Studios. Why? It’s just in Intramuros (I can walk from my place to get there) and it has an indoor and outdoor area available! Sweet, right?

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Established in March 2014 by the owner, Ms. Carmela Verayo, VERA Studios offers event and photographic services, studio rentals for photo shoots, workshops, and intimate and large events. Indoor is an air-conditioned receiving area and an equipped photo and workshop studio complete with a dressing and make-up area. On its roof deck is a 400sqm Spanish colonial era-inspired space with the view of the famous Manila Cathedral.

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I reached out to them through Facebook to which I was warmly accommodated by Ms. Carmela herself. We pushed through with our plans in VERA Studios, and it turned out to be a decision well worth it!

vera studios_2The stairway to heaven the roof deck!

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vera studios_4Spectacular view above!

And here are some of the shots we had from the place, featuring 5 awesome cosplayers!

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vera studios 7From left to right: Fryan, Yuuko, Joyce, Becca, Aura

And when you think you cannot get any more than what’s already offered, Vera Studios have great promos to suit the interest of many cosplayers such as us!

  • All cosplayers and undergrad students get 20% discount on published rates after their first booking.
  • A referral program is also available wherein one gets 10% referral fund for every referral. This fund can be used when booking the studio.
  • Book 1, take 1 promo. For every regular booking, get FREE 3-hr use of the studio on a weekday except Friday.

For more details on their promos, you can visit their Facebook page or contact them in the details below.

Here’s to the team!

vera studios_6photo courtesy of VERA Studios

When in Manila and looking for a welcoming studio to fit your shoot needs, then VERA Studios is the one place to book, shoot, and love! Can’t wait for our next shoot in VERA Studios!


Vera Studios

Villa Blanca Bldg. Cabildo cor Beaterio Sts. Intramuros, Manila (behind Manila Cathedral)
8am – 8pm (by appointment)
(02)7423682 / 0915-123-6828 / 0932-781-7492