Welcome to the Campergram blog! For the next few months, this space will be used to keep track of the renovation progress on our vintage 1969 Frolic camper named Eloise.
Our plan is to transform her into a traveling photobooth for weddings and events. During the 2 years it took to plan our own wedding, I (Kelsey) struggled with the idea of having a photobooth. They are fun, make awesome wedding favors, capture extra moments from one of the best days of your life, but they lacked in an area of importance I couldn't overlook - aesthetic. Every booth I researched or came across were hideous towers of wire and equipment, with a curtain hung up in some part of your venue that either took up too much room, or stuck out like a sore thumb. As a web/graphic designer for a living, I took pride in turning our wedding into what I referred to as a brand. We had a color palette, a font, iconography, and and overall aesthetic that your typical photobooth just didn't fit into. In the end, I decided it wasn't worth the sacrifice to my vision, and went without a photobooth for our big day.
It was after this experience that I decided it was time to change that, to finally offer a photobooth that puts branding and identity first for couples, hosts, and businesses who want more than just the curtain and iPad photos. Something that could not only capture the memories, but be a statement piece as well.
While there's still some kinks to work out on the business side of things, Eloise's renovation will happen despite any future use. There are numerous things to do with her upon completion, and I'm a glutton for the reduction of free time her renovation will bring me.
Because we're also in the early stages of finally building our first and forever home, this renovation will be slow to start. I don't want to be sinking money into a side project when house building has the potential to bring up so many expensive catastrophes (see thewildernest.net). So if you don't hear from me for a while, don't fret! I typically laser focus on one thing at a time.
Sometime tomorrow, I'll be making another post with photos of the entire camper, inside and out, in its current condition. The "before photos," if you will, for documentation purposes. So stay tuned!
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