When I first saw this I fell in love with it. TOTALLY IN LOVE!
What is it? It’s a Vintage Photo Bus, a real photographic cabin inside a 60’s Volkswagen minivan (my dream for a simple vanlife…), which can be used as a photo booth for weddings and events, giving you a touch of originality and style.
I met Enrico and Francesca to find out how the idea of turning their van into a photo booth was born.
Hi guys, first of all let us know who is driving the Vintage Photo Bus and tell us something about you
Hi Veronica, behind the Vintage Photo Bus project there are Enrico (me) and Francesca (my wife).
We are partner in life but also in crime: we’re always ready to discover, experiment and develop the opportunities that life can offer us. Along with us, we have two colleagues, Francesco and Lorenzo, who are part of the operating team during the events.
How was the idea of turning a Volkswagen van in a mobile photo cabin born?
The idea of the Vintage Photo Bus was born from our wedding for which we wanted a different kind of photo booth: something unique and special for us, but especially for the guests.
After several searches, we discovered some American websites where Volkswagen vans were used as photo booths. So, as we had our van bought over 10 years ago, we came to the idea of ”transforming it” for the occasion, and I must say it was a perfect choice because it created a magical and funny atmosphere.
From our wedding came the idea of sharing the magic of the Photo Bus with other people, creating a service that can be used during weddings or corporate events.
Did you make the changes to the vehicle yourselves?
The first internal version of the photo booth – that one of our wedding – was entirely made by me, with the support of a photographer for the flash predisposition and the purchase of a real-time images printer.
When we decided to provide this service professionally, the photo booth cabin has been completely rebuilt externally and technically.
The exterior design has been designed by us, inspired by vintage wood photo booths, and it has been created by an artisan. The technical equipment has been chosen and evaluated with the involvement of a professional photographer in order to choose the most suitable instrument for our needs.
The Volkswagen Westfalia is original from 1964 and it’s completely preserved and working. In fact, we used it for many trips on the road.
What can we do with Vintage Photo Bus?
Guests have the opportunity to get into the van and take real-time pictures, interacting with each other and having fun with the available gadgets.
Once the shot is taken, the image is immediately printed by the photo cabin in the size chosen by the couple and it can be kept by the guests, or donated to the couple by glueing it on a photo album we have prepared, or even both things. One of the most used features is to print the image in duplicate copies so you can leave one to the guests and the other to the bride and groom.
Obviously everything happens with the support of our staff, who is always ready to satisfy every request and curiosity of the guests.
The number of prints achievable is unlimited and the photos, besides being printed, can also be shared in real time on social networks.
We know that the wedding is a special moment, where everything has to be perfect and unforgettable … a unique moment! Vintage Photo Bus is the key to make a difference.
Do you offer custom services for couples?
Vintage Photo Bus is totally customizable: from photos’ prints to general layout. In addition to the many props and gadgets already available, you can choose a theme to follow and your own logo can be used and placed on the prints or in the photos’ layout.
Are the accessories used in the photos be customized, perhaps in line with the wedding style?
Certainly. We have “basic” props, which we can provide to any event or wedding, and themed props. We are also available to evaluate with the couples the style and the mood to follow and we have suppliers that allow a wide choice of gadgets and styles.
Our goal is to contribute to the realization of unique and magical weddings or events because we know the importance of these moments and the beauty of the memories that they leave in the heart. So we always try to fulfill our customers wishes.
Thank you guys!