You may be wondering just how I got started in the photo booth business. The story is quite simple, actually. Any one who knows me personally, knows my addiction to finding strange and bizarre gigs on Craigslist. I’ve helped people move furniture for coupon books; given people rides from the airport to their homes; taste tested fried chicken for $$$; dealt black jack for casino party companies; helped someone find a missing metal piece of their lawnmower in a field by buying a metal detector, finding the piece, collecting the reward, then returning the metal detector. Okay so that last one was kind of shady, but I’m $20 richer and it’s not like Walmart is really hurting because of it…
The most recent gig which more or less became a second job for me, was when I answered an ad for someone needing a photo booth attendant for every Saturday night. Very simple gig, just stand there and explain to people how the booth works and pass out the photo strips after guests take their picture. After a year of learning the ropes and troubleshooting every possible problem that could go wrong with the booth, camera, computer, printer, lighting, etc… I felt it was time for me to pursue my own photo booth business and utilize the connections I’ve made in previous endeavors to get my business rolling.
“There’s always room for improvement, you know-it’s the biggest room in the house.”
Although the craigslist photo booth gentleman had a fine quality booth, I found myself feeling somewhat like Steve Jobs when he decided to reinvent the MP3 player with the Ipod, in that I felt that there is always room for improvement. I found a very trustworthy and reliable builder to build a sturdy, sleek and streamlined booth to my specifications, researched what the most reliable and simple inner technological components to use, slapped some curtains on it and thus, Click Photo Booth was born.
My first event was a wedding, and nervous doesn’t even convey the feeling I was feeling. I mean, this is the bride and groom’s special day, and you only get one chance at it. I really wanted everything to go perfect without any mishaps to make their day as fun as possible. After a week of stomach butterflies and second guessing myself the event was a success and the bride and groom were ecstatic to see what a hit the booth was for their guests!
Since then it’s been smooth sailing and I haven’t had one upset client to date! (knock on wood)