Photographer Sarah Pudlo talks to Engaged about her classy and tech-savvy photo booth option.
Sarah Pudlo, of Sarah Pudlo Photography, never intended on tying the knot with wedding photography. Her beginnings were rooted in babies and portraits, and the thought of working a wedding was incredibly daunting. It was not until a friend asked her to photograph her wedding that she dipped her toes in the business and fell in love. Weddings became the bread and butter of her business, and it wasn’t long before she began to notice one thing: the photo booths were always an eyesore. “A lot of them were pretty ugly when I started out,” she recalls. “Here we were in the classiest venues of Newport, and the photo booths were made of PVC pipes and black curtains.” So if PVC pipes and black curtains aren’t on your bridal Pinterest board, we have great news: Pudlo has since taken matters into here own hands and created Rock Your Booth!
Rock Your Booth is a modern photo booth service dedicated to customization and class. Pudlo works out of Swansea, but the company largely serves Newport and other Rhode Island events. RYB is the baby of Pudlo and her husband, Mike. She dreams up ideas and he brings them to life. Customization is what the service most proudly boasts. Couples can choose from different backdrops, props, photo strip sizes and graphics on the final product. Looking like the booth “fits” at an event is the ultimate goal. The “booth” is open-air, so a lot more guests can join in on the fun! No more stuffy, enclosed spaces with traditional booths.
Wedding hashtag couples rejoice: RYB offers a social media kiosk where guests can instantly share their mini photo-shoot on their own accounts. Want to save the picture for a future Instagram post? A guest can e-mail or text themselves the image too. “The social media portion really prolongs the fun,” says Pudlo. Scrolling through the booth’s photos as honeymooners can be a great way to relieve some wedding nostalgia.
And let’s not forget the old-fashioned printed photo strip. Your guest gets one, and so do you to keep the memories for yourself. You’ll want to have every one of them, because this fun-loving booth is likely to crank out some gems. Want to book RYB for your big day? Find them at www.rockyourbooth.com!