Why Old is Better.

Volkswagen Bus Profile Picture Photo Booth

There is a bit to blogging that feels a lot like a soap box.   I'm not really sure who's reading this, but I do know it kinda feels like I'm talking to myself.  But that's ok.  

This is going to be a short one but still a valid observation.  During this renovation I am reminded of why I love antiques.  

You see, I have an incredible sense for detail.  (notice, I didn't say OCD)  While this trait seems suitable for restoration of an antique can actually drive you FLIPPIN' CRAZY :)  I'm learning fast that there are two stages to restoration.  1. You go over things first, find what's missing, what's broke, and make general improvements.  2. Once everything is operational, THEN you worry about the fine details.  

Much like an antique piece of furniture, if it has aged gracefully, it is worthy of a second chance.  The discoloration and imperfections often make it unique and give it character.  And the most important part for me, being a details freak, is when your wood floor gets a ding, or when your kids throw a toy at the hall tree, you take a deep breath and remind yourself that dings and dents give it character ;)

Everything about this Bus just fascinates me.  How it can be so old yet come back to life so effortlessly.  I've heard two phrases from my mechanic, repeatedly, over the past few months.  "She's responding well to my treatments" and "there is some good karma with this Bus."  At first I thought he was crazy but I'm warming up to both ideas.  

Welcome to Big Foot Foto Co

Volkswagen Bus Photo Booth Rustic Road Cover Photo

You'd be forgiven if you're thinking you've never heard of us before.  That's correct; we are the new kids on the block.  I shouldn't say new...rather rebranded, revamped, and reenergized.  :)  I've been a wedding photographer for almost a decade now.  I've been to hundreds of weddings.  I LOVE weddings.  I love photography.  I love film.  There's actually not much I dislike about weddings.  I guess you could say weddings are my thing.  

I'm also a bit of a motor head, but not in the redneck sort of way.  

I had my sights on an old bus for some time now and I thought how cool it'd be to have a photo booth inside of a VW Bus and drive it to weddings.  Turns out, I wasn't alone in thinking this.  My idea was validated the instant I saw how individuals were using old Volkswagens at their receptions and what a unique backdrop it was to see.  

In my experience, weddings have become such a statement of uniqueness and personalization and one the things lacking in the market is a unique photo booth.  Sure, there are good photo booth's out there.  But they mostly aren't pretty.  Functional, yes, but not pretty.  My expectations are that your photo booth should be as fundementally aesthetic as everything else you've chosen.  The plates, silverware, chairs, linens, center chose all that for a reason.  It's your style and resonates with you.  I'm in business for the bride and groom who see this Bus and think, "holy cow, I gotta have that at my wedding." 

Boom.  There you have it.  It's a photo booth inside of a Volkswagen Bus and I'm positive you and your guests will absolutely love it.