Life is made up of moments…here’s my story
People always asked me why I started a photo booth business. I always smile as I share my story.
My close friend, Tiff, got married in San Francisco in November 2009. She had a photo booth at her wedding. I gathered all of my friends I hadn’t seen in years and took SO many pictures with them! Not only did all of us have a blast taking pictures together in the booth, but I was able to take home a piece of that special day, back home to New York City, and hold the memories in my hand.
One of my special friends in the photos was Felicia, whom I’d known since I was 9 years old. She was 8 years older than I was and I looked up to her like an older sister. She was my style guru and I could ask her about anything I was curious about and get words of wisdom. Felicia passed away in January 2011 and I was devastated. Tiffany’s wedding was the last time I would ever see her. Our photo booth picture, which was our last picture together, is framed in my living room. I’m so happy Tiffany had a photo booth at her wedding because without it I wouldn’t have these preserved memories.
Memories are miracles because they bring us back to those special moments in a flash. We’re able to keep the good alive and carry it with us in our present lives and use as inspiration for the future. While our loved one’s image is forever present in our hearts and mind, a photograph like this can capture a certain smile or expression that elicits a such a fun moment shared together. A photograph can make you smile as I did and I’ll treasure it forever! I was so INSPIRED by how a simple photograph from the photo booth could make such a big impact on my life, and the feelings of nostalgia when I looked at it.
In that moment, there was no doubt I needed to start my own photo booth business so I can help others keep their own memories alive in close to their hearts. I wanted to follow my passion of sharing this kind experience with other people. I wanted to provide the same feeling I felt when I was in the photo booth and when I left Tiff’s wedding photo booth to others in the Tri-State area. Sounds of laughter resonating from the booth from silly poses and then the feeling after I received the pictures, I couldn’t wipe that big bright smile off my face. That feeling was PRICELESS!!! This is why Royal Photo Booth was created!