The Story of Boothshakalaka
How it Started
My name is Bryan Rupp, I’m the founder and owner of Boothshakalaka. I spent ten years working as a full-time wedding photographer and I noticed that my clients loved photobooths. I also noticed that a lot of the photobooths were really basic and I thought there was potential to design something both beautiful and functional, something that would bring the fun of a photobooth and look great doing it.
I partnered with local artisans for the actual build of Boothshakalaka and with the help of Ragsdale Design and Remodel and Jay’s Custom Fabrication, Boothshakalaka was created.
I’m on the second concept of Boothshakalaka, the first version was bamboo and was absolutely gorgeous, but it proved heavy and cumbersome to move. Version 2.0 is much lighter and more portable and equally as beautiful, it’s made of walnut and aluminum.
The thing that I have loved about owning a photobooth is the fun that it brings. I love seeing the photos of friends together laughing and all the unique memories that people capture in front of Boothshakalaka. The joy and memories that it brings are what make it a fun business for me.
Thank you for taking the time to read the story of Boothshakalaka, if you’ve got an event you’re interested in having it at please contact me for availability or with any questions.
What Clients are Saying
“AMAZING! Bryan did such a great job with communicating and making sure it was what I wanted. Super friendly company! We had Anthony run our booth and he did great as well. Professional, punctual, and kind! I highly recommend Boothshakalaka! Not only are they great people, my family and myself were obsessed with the quality of the pictures! They came out SOOOO GOOD. Lighting, props, and digital prints – ALL THE PERKS. Thank you!“
“We used Bryan’s company for my Mother’s retirement party and our expectations were exceeded by far! Bryan’s employee Connor was fun, professional and made the experience great! There were a variety of props, unlimited prints AND digital copies! We will use them for every event we host! “
“I couldn’t ask for a better photo booth experience for our events! We’ve used Boothshakalaka countless times now and they always deliver!“