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The Traveling Photo Booth International

1732 W Hubbard Street #1A

Chicago, IL 60622

T: 612-605-9203 x3

F: 312-893-3865

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Hours:

Mon-Thu: 9-5 | Fri: 12-5

About Us

Matt Gassman

Founder,The Traveling Photo Booth®

Matt is the sweat and blood behind the photo booths. His focus is simple: rent the best photo booth in the Galaxy. Back in the day it wasn't uncommon to find him in the middle of the night busy designing, welding and assembling photo booths by hand.

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history of the traveling photo booth

the photo booth guys

The Photo Booth Guys® started renting the best photo booths in the Galaxy long ago.

It all began in a cramped dorm room at the University of Minnesota.

Matt and Jacob — one an architecture student, the other a budding photographer — cultivated their friendship throughout their college years, staying up late amidst the hazy afterglow of rowdy weekend nights and contemplating their respective futures.

Their aspirations weren't limited to their majors, and an entrepreneurial spirit colored their conversations. While photographing a wedding reception, Jacob witnessed the popularity of an old photo booth the guests used to commemorate their special day. As the guests frolicked around the contraption, a flash went off in his head — "

instead of buying a photo booth

,

we could build a better one."

On a whim, he pitched the project of building a booth to Matt. They spent the following months designing and hammering out their booth, planning to showcase it at a year's end holiday party.

With the date rapidly approaching, Matt morphed into a creature of the night, nocturnally crafting away at the booth from Loom Architectural firm — a smoky lair filled with jazzy Dylan soundscapes and wood carvings while Jacob worked on the "photo" part of the booth and wrote the software needed to make it all work. But the stress from the fast approaching date was the least of their obstacles. After handfuls of delirious and sleepless nights,they finished their first booth with mere hours to spare, just enough time to shove it into Matt's PT Cruiser.

The success of the holiday party crystallized the notion that photo-boothing may be their vocational calling, both as friends and as business partners.

They sought beauty and innovation in their craft, and the photo booth provided the perfect fusion of each.

They have revolutionized the iconic, mammoth photo booths of old. They are meticulously made, endearingly minimalist and combine retro appeal with state-of-the-art technology.

The two friends continue to relish their original vision as The Traveling Photo Booth® expands nationally.

Since then, their booths have taken nearly one million goofy photos of adorable brides, uncles, friends, celebrities, shirtless groomsmen, flower girls, CEO's and more.

When the booths are erected in a crowded room, they speak entirely for themselves. People are free to be their most authentic selves inside a galactic memory machine. As chuckling bodies squeeze into the frame and the white translucent flash prompts the booth to glow, the finished photo strip is more than the sum of its parts.

It is instant, living art.

Jacob & Matt
meet in a
U of MN dorm

The Traveling Photo
Booth® is formed

Model 2 is released

TTPB
expands
nationally

Matt & Jacob
graduate
with Architecture and Photography
degrees, respectively

Model 1 is
unveiled at a
holiday party

Model 3 is released

TeleBooth® mobile app lets users instantly share their photos with the world

Over 55
software updates and 12+ booth
re-designs help
The Photo
Booth Guys® maintain their
galactic edge

affiliate contact info

TTPB Minneapolis, MN

Established August 2005

Dan McAllister

612.605.9203 | info@travelingpb.com

TTPB Madison, WI

Established October 2008

Casey Haselwander

608.370.2831 | madison@travelingpb.com

TTPB Des Moines, IA

Established April 2009

Ernie Landwehr

515.979.5925 | iowa@travelingpb.com

TTPB Chicago, IL

Established September 2009

Jeff Hellenbrand

312.423.6687 | chicago@travelingpb.com

TTPB Los Angeles, CA

Established January 2010

Jessica Hugen & Mindy Hibma

562.430.4145 | la@travelingpb.com

TTPB Detroit, MI

Established February 2010

Nick Marturano & Gino Santia

586.435.6800 | detroit@travelingpb.com

TTPB Sacramento, CA

Established March 2010

Jesse Hildebrandt

916.339.7099 | sacramento@travelingpb.com

TTPB Denver, CO

Established July 2010

Joe & Lou Abramowski

303.495.5853 | denver@travelingpb.com

TTPB Milwaukee, WI

Established September 2010

Casey Haselwander

414.881.1372 | milwaukee@travelingpb.com

TTPB Virginia Beach, VA

Established January 2011

Ross Costanza

757.647.4610 | vabeach@travelingpb.com

TTPB Brownsville, TX

Established June 2011

Eugie & Arturo Farias

956.544.1107 | brownsville@travelingpb.com

TTPB Dallas / Fort Worth, TX

Established April 2012

Angela Stevens, Amy & Chris Capehart

214.317.4574 | dfw@travelingpb.com

TTPB Austin, TX

Established June 2012

Jack Marino & Jason Clevlen

512.524.6046 | austin@travelingpb.com

TTPB Houston, TX

Established July 2012

Karissa Tran & Matt Depew

214.317.4574 | houston@travelingpb.com

TTPB San Francisco, CA

Established August 2012

Dawn Valentine

510.277.0228 | sf@travelingpb.com

TTPB Miami, FL

Established October 2012

Nelisa Chacin & Alexandra Gomez

786.522.1417 | miami@travelingpb.com

TTPB Columbia, SC

Established December 2012

Danny Powell

803.237.0874 | columbia@travelingpb.com

TTPB San Diego, CA

Established May 2013

Jen Robinson

760.444.0450| sd@travelingpb.com

TTPB San Antonio, TX

Established June 2013

Jack Marino & Jason Clevlen

512.524.6046 | sa@travelingpb.com

TTPB Reno / Tahoe, NV

Established July 2013

Jesse Hildebrandt

P530.579.3528 | renotahoe@travelingpb.com

TTPB Pittsburgh, PA

Established October 2014

Franko Hudson & Walter Leinen

P530.579.3528 | renotahoe@travelingpb.com

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