Fun, stylish sets designed to bring out your best looks with your friends
Looking good? Feeling good.
And if you’re looking good and feeling good, might as well take some photos. A lot of photos. With a lot of friends, too.
Stuntin’ Selfie Studio is now open at the Vancouver Mall, with more than two dozen sets to bring out joy, humor, the night life, the beach scene, or simply the silly.
It is a business run by a Vancouver family known more for its sports scenes than studio sessions. Kim and Charles Anthony are the owners, and their daughters — who all shined as Skyview High School student-athletes — are running the business.
“It’s a great experience. It’s given us so much more time to hang out and be around each other,” said Maddie Anthony, 25. “For me and my sisters, it’s a chance to grow a future for ourselves.”
Maddie, Miah, 23, and Mik, 19, along with parents, grandparents, and family friends all helped out with the designs in the studio. There is a ball pit. A Selfie “Jail.” A real swing in the “Mood Swings” set. For those who like to go clubbin’, there is a VIP section. Oh, and feel free to call the “Hot Line Bling” on old-fashioned pay phones. (The phones don’t really work, but they look stylish. And that’s what counts in this studio.)
All of the sets have ring lights, with a mount for a person’s phone. Using a clicker and Bluetooth technology, provided by the studio, customers can take as many photos as they want during the hour-long session.
And remember, always Love Your Selfie.
Kim, who works at Skyview High School and is the softball coach, and Charles, an associate principal at Mountain View High School, are very happy in their education careers, Kim said. But they also wanted to try a new challenge, to run a business as a family.
“The girls were so excited about it, and it was something they all agreed on,” Kim said. “We’re just a sports family. That’s all we’ve done.”
The family looked into start-up costs, coming up with ideas for sets, and everything just “steamrolled” from there, Kim said. Lots of help from grandparents and family friends, as well.
The target market for this concept? Anywhere from the ages of 10 to 30 or beyond. There have been inquiries from people of all ages, asking when the business is going to open.
“I look at it as … creating memories with groups, hanging out with friends, and laughing,” Kim said.
And documenting those memories with photo after photo.
Stuntin Selfie Studio held a family and friends get-together on Monday night, and the feedback was positive as adults and children took turns with all the sets.
Ticket prices range from $15 to $25 an hour. For more information, go to http://www.stuntinselfiestudios.com/
The studio is open during regular mall hours, but can stay open an hour later for those who buy tickets toward the end of the day.
The sets, by the way, will change from time to time. It is all about trends.
Taking pictures with friends, though, should always remain in style.