Richmond Wedding Photo Booth Spotlight: Flutter My Shutter
Meet Ella and Stephanie, the sister duo behind Flutter My Shutter! They are sure to provide you and your guests with photo booth fun in Richmond, VA!
Tell us a little about your company!
Flutter My Shutter is a family owned business owned by two sisters, Ella and Stephanie. We are based out of Richmond and Roanoke, allowing us to serve all of Virginia. We utilize an open air photo booth with a variety of background choices to fit any style wedding. Our stainless steel designed booths are sleek, yet elegant and fit in any event motif.
How did you get started in this business?
As our friends were getting married, we continued to see a variety of photo booths at their weddings. We saw rented booths and DIY booths that were fun, but not perfect. As our imaginations and ideas were combined, we mentally created the “perfect photo booth.” Our perfect booth was classy with tons of energy! We found an elegant and sleek booth that was a PERFECT fit for weddings and our outgoing personalities and energy created that needed energy vibe naturally. Today, our “perfect booth” continues to get better as our inspirations and ideas flow after each event!
What differentiates you from other businesses in your field?
We take pride in our sleek appearance that allows our booths to fit into every motif. We’ve done elegant weddings, barn weddings, traditional weddings. and beach weddings and our design can fit in with every one of them!
Why do you like working with weddings?
We truly enjoy being able to take part in one of the happiest days of a couples lives. To be able to capture their memories in a fun manner is humbling for us.
What is the most difficult situation you have faced with a bride and how did you resolve it?
We have had the opportunity to work with fantastic brides and grooms and have not had a difficult situation to deal with. We credit this to being prepared for the wedding long before the day arrives. We remain in communication with the couple so that we understand their vision and needs and how they envision our photo booth in their celebration. Our professionalism and flexibility is helpful in preventing any hiccups on their special day!
From a vendor’s perspective, what is the one best piece of advice you can offer to engaged couples?
Never assume things. Be sure to ask plenty of questions! A good vendor will not just sell you their item but make their item work for you!
Plan early! People plan in advance, so don’t loose the best vendors by waiting to the last minute!
Remember that this day is about you as a couple. It’s not about what other people want. Make YOU happy!
What or who motivates you?
We had a great role model growing up. Our mother is inventive, practical, thrifty, and positive. She always led by example and today we choose to raise our children in the same way! Our positive and hard working attitudes are what we want our children to see. We remain motivated because of them.
What do you like to do when you are away from work?
We have six children between the two of us, so kids are what we do! We swim, we do gymnastics, dance, play kitchen, play cars, do puzzles, paint, ride bikes, jump on the trampoline, and bake! Call us the jacks of all trades!
What would we be surprised to learn about you?
We were born in Hawaii and raised in Alaska! Yes, we are military kids! We were raised with high values placed on family and community and today those values followed us to our primary career choices. Stephanie is a stay at home mom and Ella is a police officer. Stephanie has a passion for baking and makes AMAZING truffles and cake pops, which the kids love! Ella is crafty and tries just about everything on Pinterest!