You build a great business and then you think ‘all right I did it, time to enjoy it.’ And while I’m a huge proponent of celebrating our success and living the life we imagine, I also know that you can’t actually sit still for too long or all of a sudden you’re going backwards. You have to be looking to innovate, improve, grow… If you’re going to continue to have success. Today, I’m excited to share my newest venture with Photo Booth Supply Co.
It’s critical to me that I be aware of what’s hot, what’s exciting and what people want. By actively seeking out those 3 components, I know I’m staying relevant and aware of what the marketplace wants. And I, like you have been noticing that the marketplace is in love with Photo Booths. And I’m right there with them.
That’s why I was so excited to meet Brandon of Photo Booth Supply Co. back in February. It all began when I stopped by to say hi to my friends and sponsors over at Drop it MODERN. They pretty much had the most amazing booth ever and inside their airstream (yes! A silver shiny awesome airstream trailer!) was the most fabulous open air Photo Booth setup I’d ever seen. And that’s when they told me that I had to meet Brandon the creator behind Photo Booth Supply Co. because we were totally going to hit it off.
And they were right!
As I played in the Photo Booth and chatted with Brandon, my mind was spinning with ideas to monetize the booth.
Now, if I was a wedding photographer, this booth would be a no-brainer. You know your clients are going to be looking for a Photo Booth. Why not take that piece of the pie as well!? But I’m not. So I had to know how I would monetize this booth to make the investment worth it?
By the time I left his booth, I’d already drafted a mini business plan in my mind as a secondary revenue stream. I should maybe interject here and mention that I dream of business ideas the way a third time bridesmaid dreams of her own chance at the big white gown. Anyway… So there I am dreaming up how to make this profitable.
I live in Seattle, so I knew I was in a great market. My strategy would be corporate. I would reach out and market our booth for company functions. I quickly figured out that if I could book the booth 10 times, I’d more than pay for it. I was also excited because our son has been really wanting his own chance at helping with a business and I knew this could be his chance (hello college savings account). More on that later!
For now, I’m happy to tell you that I am now the proud owner of my very own Photo Booth! Teaming up with PBSCo. has been amazing. They have thought of everything when it came to creating these open air concepts and the clean simple style is perfect. I’ve already used the booth at 3 speaking engagements and volunteered it for the kid’s school carnival. That carnival resulted in 1/2 a dozen inquiries alone.
My first experience with my new booth was only days after it was delivered. I had had the chance to set it up once before I loaded it up in it’s crying case and off we went to the Inspired Retreat in Nashville where I was a keynote speaker. Only days after that, me at the booth headed to Hawaii where I taught the Big Boost Workshop. And a few weeks after that, I took the booth to San Diego for my Thrive Mastermind Retreat. I’m happy to report that it travels really well and I think I’m finally getting the hand of maneuvering it with my other luggage down the terminal! 😉
Thinking about getting a Photo Booth, if you have any questions, just ask them in the comments and I’ll answer back!
The Synopsis: My experience with Photo Booth Supply Co. has been great! They are so super thorough explaining in their explanation and training when you get your booth and the way they’ve built these booths is awesome! They are portable, simple to use and well designed. It’s an investment for sure but it can easily pay for itself and become a longterm revenue stream. I’m a huge fan!!
READY TO PURCHASE A PHOTOBOOTH?
Use my code: gopbsco to get $200 off at PBSCo. then let me know after purchase and I’d be happy to set up a 20 minute Skype chat for building your booth biz.
Hello, my name is Leah and I am a sucker for detail. I love, study and dream details. I’ve planned out details when building each division of my company before I even knew what they were for. My mind thinks in details and then eventually all the details will come together to tell the whole story (at least that’s what we hope will happen). So, it’s no surprise that it’s in details that I plan and organize the Mastermind Weekends that I teach and host for members of my training program, The Thriving Photographer.
Last month we had our 5th Thrive Mastermind Retreat (it makes me giddy just to say fifth!). This time the weekend event was hosted in San Diego, CA. It was an amazing weekend with amazing women. Today, I thought it would be really fun to show you just a few of the details that go into this experience driven weekend.
When attendees first arrive at the venue, they might be worried they forgot something or are feeling a little nervous, so upon check-in they receive a little Retreat Survival Kit. More than anything, it’s there to remind my guests that they are with friends!
Next on the list? Guests are going to want to know they are at the right places at the right time. And who doesn’t want to have an idea of what to expect? So, out comes the retreat workbooks. I love these books! We have them printed by Pro Digital Photos. They offer double duty as they allow for outlines, schedules and note taking to all be in one easy and beautiful place. PDP is actually where a lot of my special surprises come from. I am obsessed with their ultra soft paper, you seriously don’t want to stop petting it. I know that’s a little weird – but test me on it, it’s true! And they have some fantastic card templates that really help my mail to stand our from the rest (love their plopper cards!) And of course, I want everyone to stay hydrated and inspired with our custom, ‘she decided’ Thrive tumblers.
The weekend continues to unveil surprise after surprise, from cute Boss Lady pencils to special gifts along the way. Getting to shower my attendees in thoughtful details is my way of showing how much I care and how honored I feel to have them their with me. Hmmm, maybe my love language is details?! 🙂 Of course I can’t reveal all of them, after all – that would ruin the surprise. But I may just share one more post about the details… After all, they are my favorite.
And a little bit from Instagram…
Amazing Sponsors to Thank (and that you should really check out):
Thrive Retreat Workbooks – Printed by Pro Digital Photos
5×7 Organic Bloom Frame – The Organic Bloom
Bold & Beautiful Gold Foil Print – Laura Kathryn Creative
5×7 Jaded Box – The Luxe Brand by Jane Johnson
‘She Decided’ Tumbler – The Thriving Photographer
Amy Lorraine was capturing footage throughout the retreat (I didn’t even realize it) and created such a fantastic vlog post (see the full post here).
We had so much fun at the Thrive Retreat – San Diego edition, as evident from Instagram (#thriveretreatCA). And I’ll be sharing my own behind the scenes and styled sessions soon (plus stay tuned for a special retreat swag giveaway) but until then, I l-o-v-e her perspective and asked her if I could share it with you as well.
If you’ve ever wondered about the Thrive Mastermind Retreat, Amy offers a very fun perspective!
Connect with Amy on Instagram (she has a beautiful feed).
Can you share a little about your business style?
A huge thank you to the fabulous Kristin Vining for giving wonderful insights into her photography business and sharing her amazing studio on LeahRemillet.com!