Contact: Kimberly & Nolan Gottschalk
Tell us about yourself and your company.
We are Kimberly & Nolan Gottschalk. We are the owners and creators of ShutterBooth. We are primarily a photo booth service company that delivers ShutterBooths to wedding receptions for you and your guests to enjoy and create lifelong memories – but we are so much more than that!
As an example of the “more” we’re talking about, we now offer ShutterYou.com, which is a unique, event-driven photo-sharing website where we host all your ShutterBooth photos from every event in life including all the special events leading up to your big day. ShutterYou.com also allows you and your guests to post your own pictures from before, during and after your event as well.
ShutterBooth also now offers VideoBooth, ShutterFlips (flip book), Eventis, a unique tool that allows your guests to have the last 8 hours of the photos taken with their camera or phone copied and sent directly to your account at ShutterYou. We offer so much more and we even have an i-App for Apple Phones. Feel free to go on our website to learn more about what we offer as well!
We do this, simply put, because we love it! We’re so passionate about our business and the fun and excitement we bring to our clients. We feel we fill a unique niche of “fun” that brides and grooms are looking for during their special day. We love being a part of “the day” but we also enjoy the process leading up to it and the service we continue to offer even after.
How did you get started?
It was the perfect storm, we were working to start our own business while looking for a cool gift my brother wedding. We saw that Christina Aguilara had a photo booth at her wedding. It was an old fashion booth and thought it was a great idea. When we found out that you couldn't rent a photo booth for a wedding we made our own. The original was a far cry from today's ShutterBooth, but the guests enjoyed it just the same.
What’s the best part about your job?
The people we get to work with. Our clients are wonderful, our hosts and staff are like family and the other family owned offices are like brothers and sisters. We love all the people internally and externally we get to befriend every day.
We also love being able to be a part of someone’s special day. It’s rewarding for us when a bride and groom will trust us enough to let us be a part of the most special day of their lives!
What sets you apart from others in your industry?
We feel the number one thing that sets us a part is our experience. We know we can assure you a quality product and promise to be a positive reflection of you before, during, and after your wedding. However, all of this would mean nothing if we didn’t have the longstanding track record to back it up.
Reputation in industry, good or bad, can follow you around for a long time. We’ve been around for three years now and have over 1,300 happy Michigan clients who would be glad to tell you how much they enjoyed ShutterBooth on their special day!
The next most important thing that sets us a part is our professional hosts. Our hosts are specially trained to entertain and interact with your guests. If you think about it, no one will interact more with your guests one-on-one than your ShutterBooth host will (and YOU of course) – and we recognize this!
We know our hosts are a reflection of you during your event which is why we are so selective in our hiring and our standards. Our hosts recognize the importance of giving your guests a great experience and being a reflection of you; which is why we call them hosts and not just “attendants.”
Lastly the experience we can create for you long before and after your event with, Save the Date photos, Video Booth, ShutterFlips, ShutterBooth i-App, ShutterYou, Eventis, Live from ShutterBooth and the list goes on. We provide you options so that we can work together to customize your experience. Once we know we are on your team anything we offer is at your disposal, so at any point if you want to change things around or add to the experience we can do it.
Photos courtesy of ShutterBooth