Meet the boother
As Angela faced the prospect of her children leaving the nest, she decided to put 25 years’ experience in sales to good use and be her own boss!
“My Desert Memories provide everything you would need for a memorable photo booth experience for your guests. Our packages focus more on that all-inclusive experience versus the hourly aspect.
Instead of trying to make a whole bunch of money off just a couple of clients, I’d rather make a little bit off a bunch of clients. This way I serve more families in our community, employ more people, and I am able to create more smiles than anyone else in my market”
Name: Angela M. Flores
Business Name: Desert Memories Photo Booths, LLC
How long have you been in business? 6 Years
What is your favourite booth? Eco for my DSLR’s and PicBox Pearl for my digital.
What is your favourite software? Not a photo booth software, but Check Cherry hands down has helped me grow my business! I’ve had events where I never once spoke directly to my client and ended up with 5-star reviews bragging about my communication thanks to Check Cherry.
Tell us about the best event you ever did?
It is a hard choice. My first event meant so much to me as I proved to myself I could do it and the client is still with me to this day.
One special event was when my client cried because I was able to get her daughter, who is on the autistic spectrum, to look at me for some beautiful photos. They hadn’t had photos with her looking at the camera in literally years. Creating that memory could be my best event ever!
Your 3 Tips for success in the photo booth industry:
#1 Know your Trade! Your trade isn’t just being a boother.
Educate yourself in all aspects of running a business and how to engage with guests while at events, they are potential clients. Learn the demographics of each type of event and provide the best service you can.
#2 Know what YOUR success is
Know that you can be successful as a photo booth company even without the massive 100k corporate events! That doesn’t mean the big ones aren’t worth pursuing but don’t get caught up in believing that is the only standard for success.
#3 Be prepared and adaptable
Have a plan, a backup plan, and the tools to implement them or make changes on the fly.