how we got started

a little girl's birthday

If you haven't already read in our bio section, Snapbox started when I challenged myself to see if I could build a photo booth in time for my daughter's first birthday in 2013. I did but what amounted to a laptop, a camera, and an Alien Bees ABR800 ring light is a far cry to when I actually provided Snapbox at my very first "official" event.

My friends Eva and Jared were getting married and Eva asked if she could rent the photo booth as she thought it would be a cool thing to have at her wedding. Back then, I didn't really have a "box" so I had one made. Created out of bamboo, the box became this 2' by 2' case that weighed close to 25 pounds.It was big and bulky but very beautifully made. The corners were all dove-tailed joinery and the entire case cost me around $500 to fabricate at a high end millwork shop house. It was pretty simple. A ring light, a speaker stand mount, and a very tiny 7" touch screen monitor. The monitor was so tiny that no one even paid any attention to it. LOL! Oh and my printer? It printed strips at a painstakingly slow rate of one 4x6 postcard in about 90 seconds. I used a Canon Selphy. I even had to trim the strips myself if I wanted 2x6 prints.!

 

As I look back at those days, they were great learning experiences and I wouldn't change a thing. What started out as a challenge to myself has now become a very nice steady source of business. My first year (2013), I did one event. The following year I did two and it's been a slow but steady rise from that point on.

what inspires me

Travel

Photography

Passionate People

Courage and Friendship

Art and Culture

My Family

perfect for any setting

Choose a photo booth backdrop from our wide selection and add your party details and add your personal flair. Your guests will be sure to love having their photos taken with our gorgeous backdrops.

 

Whether it be our standard or premium backdrops, we're certain we have one that best suits your needs.

meet lux

ringlight booth

Meet Lux - the newest booth in our fleet. Lux is our ring light booth that provides uniform light coming straight from the camera's point of view. You might wonder why this is so special. With a ring light, it can create even lighting and helps eliminate shadows for that amazing light.

 

Lux is a social media juggernaut that allows for instant uploads via text or email. We help create amazing images your guests will want to share instantly. Create shareable content on almost all social network platforms with Lux. After your party, you'll receive an email with a link to the gallery of all of the photos from the event.

 

See more of Lux.

Raves

Rikki was the most enjoyable, animated, and passionate vendor I've had the pleasure to work with during wedding planning. We hashed our details over the phone and he would check in with me every step of the way. When it was finally the wedding day, I felt extremely comfortable and confident about my choice! Everyone LOVED Rikki's photobooth and was amazed by the quality of the photos! I highly recommend Snapbox - especially if you want

peace of mind and quality on your big day!

meet roamer

taking selfies where you go

Ever been to a party on an event where you wish there were photographers walking around capturing moments otherwise lost in the mix? Even if you have a photographer taking photos, you don't really know what happens to those images right? We've changed that.

 

Say hello to our roamer booth.

 

Have your photo taken wherever you are and your beautiful images are immediately sent to you via email or text so you can share them with friends. We are now bringing this experience to you.

we tailor one just for you

Whether you're interested in a two, three, or a four event, we've got you covered. Simply fill out our quick inquiry form and we can tailor any package to suit your budget. Take a look at what comes standard for our packages. Can't find something that fits your needs? Send us a quick message and we'll sure to get back to you.

 

 

HANG WITH US

T. (415) 547-0162

E. hello@snapboxsf.com