Airstream Studio photobooth for hire
Airstream and photography enthusiasts Matt Legg and Em Cons combined their passions to transform a vintage trailer into a professional photo booth studio now proving a hit at Sussex weddings. Here Matt explains how they set the wheels of their dream business in motion.
We’ve always loved Airstreams and dreamed of owning such an iconic piece of design. We’ve seen them used as bars, barber’s shops, cafes and even a nail bar and as we’re both keen photographers an Airstream photo booth was the perfect combination for us.
We searched for a long time, mostly online but also in person, before seeing ours on eBay and falling in love. She’s a vintage 1949 Airstream and was number 15 of only 60 ever made at Airstream’s first factory in California. We christened her Betsie, a fun name that reminds us of the 1940s, and when we excitedly took delivery, she looked stunning – on the outside!
Betsie was imported by a specialist who did all the metal bodywork; lovingly replacing some of the bottom panels and lifting the whole body on a new chassis, so we could concentrate on the interior, which was just an empty shell.
I’m a carpenter and Em is an amazing designer so together we’ve created a beautiful space with Art Deco units, a Diner-style seating area where guests can enjoy a drink and wait for their turn in the spotlight, fairground-light archways and also installed a professional studio lighting set up and DSLR camera.
We’re now available for weddings, parties and events as a photo booth as well as a professional mobile photography studio and work with several local wedding suppliers to help create the perfect package for your big day.
The booth is fully automated with a touch-screen system, professional camera and lighting, wide-angle lens, a high-spec photo printer and the ability for guests to share their photos directly to social media.
We aim to create a deluxe experience that creates beautiful photographs and a unique social experience for your event with sets ranging from burlesque, through vintage to nautical. We also welcome commissions to create a theme of your choice and have an ever-growing prop box full of wigs, hats, masks and unique vintage items.
Airstream Studio hire starts from £750 for three hours, with a private Champagne shoot costing £250 and is currently offering £100 off any booking for a limited time only. For more information visit www.airstreamstudio.uk or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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