The Picture Company photography session
I saw nice portraits taken by The Picture Company before. This photo studio is good in taking portraits of babies, pregnant women, toddlers, families and couple.
|The Picture Company photo studio at Mall of Asia|
|that is Ren, eating his ice cream while waiting for the scheduled photo session|
When I saw that they offered a photo session promo on one of the deal sites, I did not hesitate to grab it. I wanted to have a nice family portrait of our entire family this year.
The deal was about to end this Saturday, and I decided to just give it as a gift to my brother and his fiancee that will get married this month. They have a limited budget for the wedding, so they don’t have Pre-Nuptial pictures yet.
|my brother with his fiancee at the waiting area|
It’s a good thing that both of them do not have work last Tuesday because it’s a holiday, so we decided to take that opportunity to go to The Pictures Company at the Mall of Asia where I chose to have the pictures taken. A reservation was needed before the planned session, so I called the branch to reserve the 4 o’clock time slot for us.
We arrived at the store an hour before the scheduled photo session, so I first showed my brother the photo album with some sample shots from their previous clients. I already told them that it’s better if their clothes were color coordinated but he didn’t listen, so when they saw that white clothes are better in the pictures, they asked me if they could buy shirts outside. We were still early, so we decided to buy clothes at the department store first.
After buying clothes, we huriedly went back before the scheduled time. Unfortunately, all the photographers were still occupied taking and editing pictures of the clients before us, so we waited for another hour to finally do the photo session.
While waiting, I took lots of pictures of my son and the store:
|Ren doesn’t want to share the teeter totter|
|so the girl just grabbed it from him, kulit kasi hehe|
|The Picture Company’s Gift Certificates|
|Colored Acrylic P6,800 each|
|Wall Gallery P18, 000+|
When, they were finally called to get ready, I asked the staff if I could go inside with them. I was intrigued to know how the photo session was done so I was glad that they agreed that I could come, together with my son.
I took some photos inside from the mirror, until the photographer told me that it is forbidden. I thought she already saw me the first time I clicked my camera and since I only have a point and shoot camera, I thought she would just let me do it. I was wrong bleeh!
After the photo session, we were asked to come back after an hour to see the edited/enhance copy where we can choose from. We had our dinner first while waiting.
When we came back after an hour, the photos were not yet ready so we waited for a few minutes more.
Then, finally the wait is over, we saw the outcome of the photo session. Our deal from the groupon site only consists of (1) 8r and (1) 5r. The lady photographer told us that we can add 3 more 8r to be printed but we have to pay for P2,900 and it doesn’t include any soft copies.
|Their Packages via: picturecompany.com.ph|
As I have said, the couple has a limited budget so that amount is still too expensive for them (and for me also!). They ended up, just choosing what to print in 8r and in 5r.
Here are the things I liked at The Pictures Company:
1. No doubt, they take great pictures because of the good lightning, props and cameras.
2. Staff are friendly.
What I don’t like:
1. The P2,500/ year membership fee for me is quite expensive since it is good for 1 year only.
2. They didn’t follow the scheduled time. I wonder what is the use of a reservation if this things happen.
3. Doesn’t provide soft copy of at least the chosen pictures, the clients have paid for them anyway.
I had a very bad experience from the staff in glorietta branch. They gave us the claim slip scheduled to be picked up on Jan. 14 pro wla pa dw ung pic na delay due to the holidays. They did not inform us ahead of time they have my contact number pro no one called me. I’m pregnant and un lng ung pinunta q dun.. And this girl AELA who’s wearing glasses who also took our photo has a bad habit of interupting me while i was talking.. Never again will i ever go back to that place.
Mommy Levy says
awww sorry to hear about your bad experience.
Same experienced here! I was shocked when they said that there was a membership fee of 2,900Php plus 5,000Php per theme. They said also that I wouldn’t get my son’s pictures if I didn’t pay for the membership fee.
I felt that I was robbed to know the actual price on the spot. We’ll in fact I asked the price before and they didn’t say anything about the membership fee. Not coming back there anymore besides I don’t like how they capture on my son’s images. Really disappointed!!!
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I just want to know how many hours po yung photo session? thanks!
Mommy Levy says
it depends, sa amin mga 1 hour