Photobooths have been a big part of my life as long as I can remember. I first fell in love with my father’s camera at age four, so anything related to cameras held great appeal to me. As an adult and young photojournalist, I loved visiting bars throughout Chicago, sampling their booths and waiting impatiently while the wet strips of photographic paper dried on the bar.
I even have photobooth strips of my mother, even my grandmother, perhaps the booths meant as much to them!
So, when I moved to my new studio, I had the opportunity to purchase something big. Really big!
The booth needed some love, so we covered the yellow paint with glossy black and some painstaking hand lettering. We stained the exterior, added a new checkered floor and red curtain, and finished the project with my favorite feature, black and white birch tree wallpaper. Big shoutout to Anthony Vizzari of A&A Studios for walking us through the process… if you would like a booth of your own, this is the guy to contact, and he’s in Illinois!
We can’t wait to see what silly poses you come up with when you stop by to take your photo in our photobooth!