By Lauren Burgess
VALDOSTA, Ga – When Debra Ganas bought her vintage camper nine years ago to go camping, no one could have guessed she would use it to help others make memories instead.
As much as she enjoyed camping, Ganas only used the camper about once a year. She almost sold it last year, but after some prompting from her husband Joe, she decided to keep it.
“My daughter, Heather sent a few pictures of a VW bus photo booth she had seen in Texas,” Ganas said. “She encouraged me to do something similar with my camper. My Daughter-in-law Jessica had seen photo booths also. She also encouraged me to create a photo booth.”
When her daughter came to visit her a few months back, they decided to make their vision a reality and got to work.
“I love to collect vintage, floral items such as vintage sheets, floral prints, flower pins and other fun, funky things from the ’60s and ’70s. This is what I have decorated the inside with. I also love photographs. I have dozens of photo albums and thousands of pictures from my childhood and from my family,” said Ganas. “I thought it would be fun to combine the love of these into a business.”
The debut of the Funky Flower Foto Booth at July’s Maker’s Market proved to be a big success, and a hit with marketgoers. “One of my first customers at last months Makers Market was a mother and her son,” Ganas said. “She was moving to Florida and they were spending the day making memories. They said they wanted something to remind them of a fun day together.”
With Ganas’ passion, The Funky Flower Foto Booth will surely flourish, bringing fun and flair to Valdosta.
The Funky Flower Foto Booth is available for events such as reunions, birthday parties, weddings, and showers. For more information, contact email@example.com or check out their Instagram page, @funkyflowerfoto.
Be sure to catch them at the Maker’s Market this weekend, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.