Chic Spotlight: Rivertown Photo Booths
A passion for celebrating life inspired this unique photo booth rental company. See how she can help you capture special moments on your big day.
Cincy Chic: What is Rivertown Photo Booths?
Hannah Shelton, Founder of Rivertown Photo Booths: Rivertown Photo Booths is a woman-owned and operated Photo Booth Rental company serving up some of the coolest photo activations in the tri-state area! We have sleek and modern photo and video booths as well as event photography that cater to weddings, social events, and brand activations.
Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind Rivertown Photo Booths?
Shelton: Honestly, I’m just really passionate about celebrating life! I’ve always had a love for photography as a hobby, and I knew as we grew our family that I needed a flexible career that would allow me to be there for my kids. I love the atmosphere of family weddings, I love helping brands engage with their clients, and I REALLY love taking photos of people who are just relaxed and having fun! And to be able to do what I love for a living… It’s like a dream come true!
Cincy Chic: Who’s behind it?
Shelton: That would be me! My name is Hannah Shelton, I’m a wife to my high school sweetheart, mother to two spunky little girls, and the wearer of all the hats at Rivertown Photo Booths! While my whole family is from Cincinnati, my parents moved to Vevay, Indiana right before I was born, and I’m still here! I love dressing down for everything outdoors – especially kayaking, but I also love dressing up for events!
Cincy Chic: Do you have different photo booth setups?
Shelton: You bet! We currently have 6 booths and event photography. We offer mobile portrait studio booths, GIF and boomerang booths, roaming photo booths, slow motion video, and 360 video! All of our photo and video booths can be rented for weddings, social events, and corporate events.
Cincy Chic: How far will you travel for weddings?
Shelton: My main office is in Vevay, Indiana which is conveniently located smack dab in the middle between Cincinnati, Ohio and Louisville, Kentucky. We also service Lexington, Indianapolis, and all those beautiful rural areas in between! Honestly, there’s nowhere we won’t go!
Cincy Chic: What makes Rivertown Photo Booths unique?
Shelton: We’re making photo booths modern and trendy! We focus on creating quality output and an aesthetic setup. Especially for weddings, we know how much work is putting in to making the reception look breathtaking, don’t let a clunky photo booth ruin the vibe! Our booths are sleek and sexy with beautiful backgrounds to match.
Also, with my love for photos and experience in event coordination and marketing, I know the pain points that both brides and business owners have for getting their guests engaged. We do all our designs in house so each template is unique to your event, we carefully select interesting and sturdy props (and disinfect them regularly!), and we just simply create an experience that people want to share.
Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon?
Shelton: Actually, yes! We are always looking for the newest booths and trends, and we just recently acquired some new toys! We are SO excited to launch two brand new experiences, the 360 Video Booth and instant delivery event photography! (Still trying to think of a fun name on that one, haha!)
Our 360 Video is definitely the coolest. We can fit up to three people on a center platform, and our video camera will zoom around you while you dance, do some epic hair flips, blow bubbles, throw confetti, or whatever – and it plays it back in slow motion and with dozens of different effects options! It’s like creating your own personal music video that is ready to share within minutes.
The Instant Event Photography is another incredible feature. One of our photographers will roam your event and capture photos of people, and then using facial recognition technology you can detect your face and enter your cell phone number into our system. After the initial facial recognition, every photo of you taken the rest of the night is saved and put into an online album that is texted right to you! Then of course you can save and share online within seconds.
Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more and follow along?
Shelton: You can find us on every social platform by searching our name, but our favorite spaces are Instagram and our website www.rivertownphotobooths.com. For those interested in learning more right away, please email us at hannah@rivertownphotobooths.