8 years ago I met the love of my life, best friend and now business partner. Like many, when we got engaged I turned to Pinterest and started going crazy with wedding planning. I knew we were going to do some D.I.Y. projects but wasn't expecting a project this big! I fell in love with the idea of having a Vintage Trailer Photo Booth at our wedding, only problem was the only one in Northern California was already booked for our date. It took a little convincing but I got Chris on board to help build one of our own that reflected our style and love for all things vintage. This is how Penny The Photo Lounge to came to life!
At the end of our first year in business we quit our ‘day’ jobs, sold our house and moved into a 1973 motor home, putting all of our faith into the business. Our plan, to rent out Penny Spring through Fall and spend the winters travelling in our motor home. After our first year we set off to find warmer weather and while in Arizona we stumbled upon a vintage trailer photo booth for sale. Like Penny, the photo booth we found was completely rebuilt from the tires up by the hands who crafted it in Colorado. Although it was a Photo Booth at one point of its life, when we found it, it was pretty bare. We fell in love with the trailer at first sight imagining a 1920's prohibition era feel; velvet curtains, glitter, and red boas even giving it the name Hugo. We traveled around Arizona for about month trying to get Hugo off our minds, once we realized this wasn't going to happen we went back to Phoenix and adopted Hugo, making us Penny & Co.
We’ve just ended our first year as Penny & Co. being our full time gig and we couldn’t be more grateful for all of the love stories and events we get to be apart of. Without you guys none of this would be possible!
Cheers to 2019!
-Sarah & Chris
Check out Penny & Hugo’s Transformation!