Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills.

Name

E-mail

facebook Canyon News twitter Canyon News

Canyon News

Bel Air News

Beverly Hills News

Brentwood News

Hollywood Hills News

Laurel Canyon News

Los Angeles News

Los Feliz News

Malibu News

Melrose News

Pacific Palisades News

Santa Monica News

Sherman Oaks News

Studio City News

Topanga Canyon News

West Hollywood News

Westwood News

Woodland Hills

Celebrity News

State News

National News

World Headlines

Deaf News

Entertainment

Film

Television

Music

On the Industry

Star Gazing

St. John's Confidential File

Theatrical Musings

Life & Style

Event Listings

Tech Talk

Looking Good For Lots Less

Spirit & Creativity

Miller Time

Books

View from the Hill

NY WEST

Chrystal's Recipe Corner

Career and Life Coaching

Gardening With Tony

Life According To Lenson

Real Estate Realities

Food

Sports

Marathon Running

Keeping It Bruin: A Look Into UCLA Athletics

Baseball

Basketball

Football

Hockey

Pets

Vi's Corner

Pet Tips

Point of View

John Armor

Message to America

Critic At Large... Ruta Lee

Labor Week

Ramblings

10 Degrees Cooler

McConnors corner

Edge of the west

The Physics Wizard

Auto

Kyle's Kars

Travel

Susan Michelle's Compass

Advice

Ask Deanna

Dear Lily

Ask Oona

Features

Dancing with Earthquakes

Archives

Sports Schedules

Traveling Beyond the Canyon

Edge of the West

Law Man

Ask Us

Nathan Tabor

The Angry Economist

Truth Probe

As I See It

Columnists

Truth Conquers

The Live Wire

Notes from Exile

Letters to the Editor

Dog Training by Anthony

Canyon Mews

Speak!

Sponsors

America's Most Wanted Dogs

World Recipes

Vegetarian Lifestyle

Humor

News Briefs

Local News

Books

News

Canyon Fodder

Bad Movie Night

Critical Projection

Ed's on the Town

Fitness Quests

Flashback Films

Stories of the Strange

Gourmet Grandma

He Said/She Said

Home Matters with Yvonne

L.A. Etch-a-Sketch

L.A. Ruminations

McConnor's Corner

Mommy Minute

Musically Speaking

My Back Pages

Publisher's Pages

ResourceINK

Scene and Heard in L.A.

Silly...But Wise!

Sunset Diaries

Table Options

The Paws Cause

TV Stuff

Cartoon of the Week



Features

Luxury Photo Booths For Any Event
Posted by Ivetta Babadjanian on Aug 15, 2012 - 7:17:00 PM

LOS ANGELES—Erin Michele Doran, owner of The Platinum Photo Booth, lives and breathes weddings. It's a part of her work, it's a part of her life and it's something she'll never grow tired of.

The Platinum Photo Booth began in 2008 when Erin wanted a photo booth for her own wedding but she couldn't find anything that matched her taste or the style she was going for. She wanted a more feminine and romantic photo booth to match the ambiance of her special day. Thus, came the great idea of allowing people to customize photo booths in order to match the
décor of their event.
lunapic_134515892196898_3.jpg
Chris Doran and Erin Doran

The company launched in Modesto, California with only one booth at their disposal along with the disapproval of many. "When we launched the photo booth, people thought we were crazy but we didn’t listen to anyone," said Erin. The company began to grow as her husband, George, owns a wedding D.J. company. They joined forces by marketing her company to his clients, many of which were intrigued by the new take on photo booths.

The company continued to flourish as more booths were made to satisfy the needs of the growing clientele. The Platinum Photo Booth now has three divisions, the first being in Modesto, one in Hawaii as of 2010, and one in Los Angeles as of 2011. Their location in San Diego will remain impending until 2013 and another division will be opened by the end of this year. The new location has remained undisclosed and will be announced with a press release in order to start booking clients.

The Platinum Photo Booth isn't merely a unique business in the wedding industry. It is a company that adheres to the concept of communicating with the clients, something many businesses lack due to the impersonal environment created by technology. Erin works 15 to 16 hours a day and six days a week in order to get to know each client and to ensure their complete and utter satisfaction with the finished product. “I was a wedding coordinator for ten years and I know how to follow up on the needs of clients. This is my whole life. I live and breathe photo booth and the wedding industry so I know what to expect," said Erin.
lunapic_134515892196898_4.jpg

Erin's made sure that her photo booths are made to appease the client who have complete control over the design. Clients can choose from 60 different color options, can bring their own color splashes, customize the bottom of the photo strips and incorporate different textures and finishes. The photo booths are large in size which allows more guests to join the fun at the same time.

Clients who are hands on are welcomed with open arms. They are free to bring in all the ideas they want to be incorporated in their personalized booth to the companies' design studio. For those who don't have a flexible schedule, a request can be sent through the internet by submitting a detailed, five-page questionnaire which covers every aspect of the photo booth.

Erin is revamping one of her favorite photo booth designs for a wedding that will be taking place on Saturday, August 18 and will be aired on WE's "My Fair Wedding with David Tutera." The bride was aiming for a more romantic theme, therefore, colors such as blush, pink, white and champagne were most suitable for her needs. The photo booth was given an almost vintage look with added designs such as rhinestones, a shag carpet on the inside, a custom bench and a scrapbook illuminated with romantic lights and candles. The client will have an added bonus of music playing inside the booth to really get the romantic ambiance going.

Most of the events that The Platinum Photo Booth provide their services to are weddings, however, they do other events such as
bar and bat mitzvahs, sweet 16s and quinceañeras. The company also provides their services as sponsors to help various organizations raise funds, such as the American Cancer Society. Many people are willing to pay $5 in order to help a cause, allowing the company to raise $500 at one of the fundraisers they participated in.

"Each wedding is unique and leaves an impression on me," said Erin. "I show up to a number of the weddings and go up to hug the clients and introduce myself if I haven't done so already. They get so surprised that I end up being treated like a queen."

"Nowadays, clients don't expect owners to do the physical labor and I don't believe in that. I believe the owner should be with staff members and be with the clients. That's the only way to learn more about your business."

To learn more about what The Platinum Photo Booth has to offer, go to http://www.theplatinumphotobooth.com/.


 

Cliffside Malibu

-------------------------

-------------------------

 

MANHATTAN BEACH

Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills.