This weeks inspirational interview is with Theresa Parillo, owner of T-Party Photo Booths. Photo booths are ultra popular right now, providing a unique form of entertainment for your guests. T-Party Photo Booths takes the traditional photo booth and turns it into a professional entertainment center. They are based in San Francisco, but travel throughout Northern California.
Tell us about your company
T-Party Photo Booths offers commercial photo booths built for high-volume shooting. Our booths generate photo-lab quality prints and a high level of print customization, so the photos are a perfect fit for any event. Depending upon the type of event and clientele, we can provide props and customize the design of the prints. T-Party Photo Booths are a great addition to any event providing guests with a souvenir they can enjoy for a lifetime. Our friendly staff ensures a fun, unforgettable, and hilarious event!
What inspired you to start a photo booth company?
I have always loved going to weddings and big parties. When I was little I thought I wanted to be a wedding planner, I changed my mind a few times and eventually found myself in the industry I have always loved. I first discovered my love for photo booths after a wedding I attended with my cousin. We had a great time taking pictures in the booth and I thought it would be so much fun to have one at my house. The man who was running the booth said, “you know you can get your money back in a short amount of time.” At first it didn’t cross my mind that I would be able to have my own business in an industry that I absolutely love being a part of.
How does the photo booth work?
Different prints are designed for each event based on the event colors or the design that is of interest to the person throwing the party or wedding reception. We have black and white photos or color and you can choose to have 4×6 prints or photo strips. We always have a friendly member from our team to monitor the booth and add to the fun. The price includes four hours of unlimited photos and each guest receives a copy of the pictures within 10 seconds. They can go back as many times as they want throughout the party.
What are the requirements for the photo booth at an event?
My space requirements vary depending on the client. The booth can be made for 2 people sitting and up to about 10 people standing. Standing booths have become pretty popular because you can fit a lot more people in the booth. For about 3-5 people standing I would need about 4 feet by 6 feet. As for power, I just need a 3 prong plug.
Can you customize the photo booth?
I can customize the prints for the booths. There are a lot of sample prints on my website. Each event has it’s own customized print with the event colors and special design. I also have a prop box that can be rented for the night. I bring props that fit the event and the people attending.
What is your favorite type of event?
WEDDINGS! I love being a part of weddings because it’s so great to see how happy the bride and the groom are on their special day!