AD: cooperation with Say Cheeze
Who wouldn’t want to have a professional photo shooting? With the perfect lighting, multiple sets and props? Preferably without costing an arm and a leg. Sounds too good to be true? Let me introduce you to Say Cheeze, the new selfie photo studio! Keep on reading to know more!
SAY CHEEZE – THE NEW SELFIE PHOTO STUDIO
This is how it works: Say Cheeze is a photo studio with three cameras, each one with a different perspective. There’s a ceiling camera, a front camera and one on the floor. Each camera gives you a different result of pictures. Adding to that there are different colored backgrounds and a ton of props to choose from! You can use clothes, hats, clown costumes, feathers, flower crowns – whatever your heart desires, they most probably have it.
You get three different remotes – one for each camera – a short introduction showing how everything works and then you have the studio all to yourself for the time you booked. There are 20-minute sessions, 50-minute sessions or 80-minute sessions to choose from. During the sessions, you are alone in the studio and can take as many photographs as you want to! You can also bring your own props or changes of clothes – like I did.
THEME PHOTO SHOOTINGS WITH SAY CHEEZE
I wanted to have some type of maternity photos done, but not the ones you usually see. This may sound weird to you since I am a blogger and quite often in front of a camera, but I am actually very shy when it comes to getting pictures done of me. So when I heard of this new studio in Linz, I contacted them offering a cooperation. They were extremely forthcoming and offered me a 50-minute session and a voucher to download the photos (which costs extra).
Booking the appointment is extremely simple: you go on their website, choose the studio, click on “Jetzt Termin buchen” and choose from the open slots. You will need to register an account to do this, where you will also receive the photographs you choose to download.
I was 32 weeks pregnant when we took this photographs, on a Friday morning after Christmas. See, I wanted Markus to be in some pictures as well since we don’t have professional looking photographs together – and he is the Baby Daddy after all. As soon as we got there, we were greeted by a lovely young lady who showed us how everything works. If you ever used a remote with a camera, this will be easy peasy to use. We even got two drinks to choose from (champagne or apple juice) in cans, which I think is a nice touch!
And then we were left for 50 minutes to take as many pictures as we wished! Sometime around the middle of the shooting one of the cameras stopped working, so we rang the bell and the lady came back. Turned out the remote needed a battery change, which was done in less than a minute and we were good to go again.
PIMP YOUR PHOTOS WITH PROPS AT SAY CHEEZE
There are so many props to choose from, you may get overwhelmed! From letter blocks to hats and costumes, you sure will find something at Say Cheeze to pimp up your photos. As you can see in the photos above, if you wear glasses you will most probably have the light reflected on them. This did not really bother me and can be solved simply by removing your glasses. Fun fact: my dad was a ship’s Captain and I used to “steal” his hat when I was a kid. Obviously the one above isn’t the real deal, but I thought it was funny to take a photo with it as well. And regarding the dog’s nose, I don’t think there’s much to say, right? I love dogs!
Say Cheeze is the place to choose if you want to have romantic pictures taken for Valentine’s Day, Christmas card photos or even couple photos for a special event! Especially if you are, like me, very shy and/or a bit of a control freak. I think it is also great if you want to get professional pictures done for your CV or website. We took a few and were very happy with the results!
DOWNLOADING THE PHOTOS FROM SAY CHEEZE
Once your session is over, you hand the remotes back, get your stuff and go home. An e-mail will be sent informing you that your photographs are ready to be downloaded from your account. You then log into your Say Cheeze account, choose the photographs, pay them and download them. You will get them in a Zip File. Easy peasy, right?
The photographs are pre-edited by the Say Cheeze team, with different filters. Personally, I would have preferred them to be unedited or just have the lighting corrected if necessary. But I am very specific when it comes to how I like my photographs to be edited and by no means do I think they did a bad job! I’m just a control freak and like to do them myself. Also, they don’t crop the pictures – which in some cases is necessary because you don’t always manage to be in the center of the photograph, as you can see in some of the ones above.
I really enjoyed the experience at Say Cheeze! You are in control of how you pose and when exactly the picture is taken. If you need to have pictures taken for a website or your CV, this is a perfect way to do it. Just book a 20-minute session and have all the creativity you want to. I am definitely taking advantage of the studio again in the future! And hey, if you don’t know what to give your loved one on Valentine’s Day, this is a good present you can both take advantage of!
AD: cooperation with Say Cheeze