Photobooth business leaves Averill Woods

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Local photographer recently moved her studio to a large facility in Holt but she’s not severing ties.

Joni Preston, he owner of Photobug Photobooth, has been shooting weddings, proms and community events since 2011.

The most recent event Preston covered was the Dice and Ice event at Munn Ice Arena.

“It was a casino-themed party,” Preston said “For several events, they’ve had us at a photo booth.”

The UAB has done a lot of work with Preston and her company. Stephanie Strawska, who’s is the events director with the activities board, was responsible for directly working with Preston on the event.

“If a department on campus does not have the item or service we are looking for, we are then able to look off campus for that.” Strawska said. “We always like to support our local businesses.”

Photobug, despite its new location, will likely continue its partnership with many of the people it has worked with in the past because of personal relationships.

Photobug provides a second income for Preston, who has two children.  She currently works full time for Hibu, a marketing company.

“We do work with websites and comical magazines,” Preston said

Despite spending a lot of time with her main job, Preston is still devoted to Photobug.

“In 2013, we had over a hundred events,” Preston said. “It’s fun type of income.”



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