Colorado Springs Photo Booths for Rent

Mary Lynne’s VW bus photo booth was a huge hit this weekend at CMCA’s mother/son and father/daughter dances! Their ’70s theme went perfectly with our 1971 Volkswagen bus. You can follow our bus on Facebook at

Colorado Springs VW photo booth

Colorado Springs VW photo booth

Colorado Springs VW photo booth

Colorado Springs VW photo booth

Colorado Springs VW photo booth seventies themeGet all the info about our Colorado Springs photo booth in a VW bus at


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Professional Photographers of Colorado Seminars, March 23, 2014

PPC is back with a vengeance.

March 23 12:00pm-2:30pm

Just $30!


inside & out



Running a successful wedding photography studio catering to mid to high end clientele with zero employees.  How I manage to get everything done on a timely basis and continue to exceed my clients expectations.  Not only are my clients happy, but in love with the pictures and product I deliver to them and their willingness to spread the word and be my biggest marketing evangelists.

Some of the things that will be discussed 

  • The journey from $300 wedding fees to surviving and thriving in the roller coaster ride that is wedding photography
  • Having your clients and non clients fall in love with you and your work and them becoming your biggest marketing tool
  • Differentiating yourself from the other photographers in your area not only in style but what you offer
  • How I do it with zero employees, but still have additional photographers covering the wedding with me
  • Avoiding “workaholicism” – Keeping your leisure time
  • Shooting other projects around the world 


Picking up his first “real” camera in 1969, Travis was hooked on photography from the first press of the shutter button.  Largely self taught, Travis looked to W. Eugene Smith, Gary Winogrand, Roy DeCarava, and Ralph Gibson among others as his early “mentors”.  During college and his 30+ years in corporate America, Travis continued to pursue photography as a serious hobby.  Hooking up with several galleries in Denver allowed him the opportunity to have his work on display and available for collectors.  Life was good!  Then about 20 years ago some friends asked him to photograph their wedding.  Reluctantly he accepted their request and soon discovered his new found passion.  14 years ago Travis quit his lucrative corporate position and dived into his fulltime wedding career.  He hasn’t looked back!

March 23 3:00pm-5:00pm


Mary Lynne Ashley

Why the “Mom Photographers” Are Kicking Your Butt (and what you can do about it!)



While we all bemoan the fact that there are boatloads of unqualified photographers out there charging close to nothing for a session that includes a bunch of lousy digital images on disc, the truth is that there are also lots of new “mom photographers” out there who are totally rocking it, and making a good living doing so. Let’s talk about what makes these modern photographers successful and what lessons we can all (mom or not) learn from them.

Mary Lynne (M.Photog.Cr., CPP) has specialized in photographing babies and children since 2001. Like many female photographers, she was inspired to get into photography while learning how to take better photos of her own children. She loves teaching others, and has helped hundreds of camera owners learn how to start taking creative control of their DSLRs by taking them out of auto mode. Her business, two teens, two dogs and feisty cat keep her on the go.

We have a power packed year full of exciting education, not to mention our brand new location for all the events!

Get out your calendar and mark off

the dates for 2014!

March 23 12:00pm-5:00pm
May 18
September 14
November 1 & 2
December 7
More information to come!
We promise you won’t want to miss 2014!
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Colorado Springs Photo Booth in a VW Bus!

Colorado Springs photo booths

Woohoo! We were excited to launch our new Photo Love Bus photo booth at the St. Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Colorado Springs on March 15, 2014. We setup during the parade and race (until the wind proved to be too much and chased us away), and collected donations for one of our very favorite charities, National Mill Dog Rescue.

Ginger our 1971 VW bus got so much attention! And I was surprised how many people came up to us and asked “that’s a ’71, right?” People know their Volkswagens, apparently. If you would like to keep up with Ginger’s whereabouts, our Facebook page is probably the best way: The Photo Love Bus photo booth is available for weddings and other private parties, corporate events and fundraisers.

Colorado Springs photo booth strip

Colorado Springs photo booth strips

No, the strips don’t need to dry like old-time photo booths. we just needed to secure them so the crazy wind wouldn’t blow our samples away!


We were lucky enough to have an awesome view of the mountains and the Colorado Springs St. Patrick’s Day Parade from our spot.

Volkswagen bus photo booth in Colorado Springs

Ginger the bus waits patiently for our next takers. The wind was cold, which limited the crowds and therefore our visitors. But the people who did stop by thought Ginger was awesome!

Photo booth setup

photo booth fundraised

Collecting donations for our beloved National Mill Dog Rescue.

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Colorado Springs Photo Booth Rentals

Colorado Springs Photo Booth

Colorado Springs Photo Booth
Call Tom at 719-520-0706 or email him at

Photo booths are hot right now and are a popular addition to weddings, reunions, corporate events and other types of parties. I remember squeezing into one with a friends a couple times at the beach years ago and thinking how it was the most fun thing ever.

Photo booths are fun, silly, sometimes a little embarrassing, and liven up any party. Even the most boring people are forced to crack a smile and have fun in a photo booth!

My ex-husband Buzz, me, my daughter and Tom acting like a bunch of idiots in the photo booth.

My ex-husband Buzz, me, my daughter and Tom acting like a bunch of idiots in the photo booth.

Along with the popularity of photo booths has come a rise in the number of companies offering them to keep up with the demand. If you’re thinking about renting one for your next event, keep in mind the quality of these booths varies pretty significantly. Some have pretty crappy lighting, use sub-par cameras, or print your photo strips from an inkjet printer. If you’re going to make the investment in a photo booth for your party, be sure the booth you rent will produce quality photos from a high-quality printer.

I’ve been helping my dear friend and studio partner Tom with his new photo booth lately, and I recommend giving him a call if you’re looking into renting one. He recently purchased a photo booth and reworked everything to his perfectionist standards, upgrading the camera and creating top quality lighting. You won’t find better images from any other photo booth in town. In addition, his booth is a sturdy structure with a solid and professional look.

Your photo strips can be customized for your event, and you’ll receive all the digital images after your event. We can also create a background customized specifically for your event, and the booth comes stocked with lots of fun props.

The photo booth starts at $550 for two hours of unlimited booth sessions and is an additional $100/hour. The price includes setup, tear-down and a full-time attendant during the event.  For more information or to book the booth for your event,  call Tom at 719-520-0706 or email him at

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Colorado Springs Photography Tutor | Photography Classes in Colorado

Are you looking for someone to help you figure out how to use your digital camera? I can help! I have over 12 years as a professional photographer, and have turned much of my attention in recent years toward helping people get the most out of their cameras. Although I can help with any digital camera, I specialize in DSLR cameras. My real joy in the world of photography is helping others gain knowledge and confidence, and achieve their own creative vision through their cameras.

The people I help include:

  • New camera owners.
  • Parents wanting better photos of their kids.
  • People pursuing a hobby in photography.
  • People wanting to document a once-in-a-lifetime trip.
  • Photographers who have started or are wanting to start a photography business.
  • People who need help setting up a studio lighting kit.

I offer my services through both one-on-one lessons, and group classes. My private lessons are $125 for two hours, and you can bring along a friend or family member for just an additional $25. The topics of my group classes varies, but I usually have at least an introductory DSLR class on the schedule.

Private tutoring sessions are tailored to your needs and interests. I can cover a basic camera orientation, or can delve into lighting concepts and other topics aimed at improving your photography. The best way to contact me to schedule or inquire about my classes and lessons is through email at

My own credentials include:

  • Certified Professional Photographer
  • Master Photographer
  • Published multiple times in Professional Photographer Magazine
  • Published multiple times in PPA’s annual Loan Collection.
  • 12-years as a professional photographer
  • Have taught photography to over 500 people



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Mini-Sessions | Colorado Springs Child Photographer

mini-sessions-colorado-springs-1I have some availability this week and the beginning of next, so I have decided to open up some time slots for mini sessions! These are studio sessions for children one-year-old and older, and will be on the simple solid black background. These sessions are just for kids, and sibling groups are welcome.

Click here to reserve a time slot!

Pricing for my mini-sessions is considerably lower than my regular pricing:

$39: Mini-session and 1 digital image
$69: Mini-session and 3 digital images
$79: Mini-session and 5 digital images
$129: Mini-session and 10 digital images

(Inquire about print packages and canvas pricing if interested.)

More questions? Contact Mary Lynne at

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The Art of Newborn Photography Workshop in Colorado Springs, August 2013

I am holding another newborn photography class at my studio in Colorado Springs on Sunday, August 4th, 2013 from 10am-6pm (and again on Sunday, August 18th, 2013 — these are both the same class, just on different dates, so you would attend only one of these dates). We’ll break for an hour for lunch.

My last newborn workshops have sold out and had a waiting list, so if you’re interested you’ll want to reserve your spot soon! The class is $149 for the day. You can take a look at my flickr stream to see lots of samples of my newborn photography.

Register for Sunday, August 4th
Register for Sunday, August 18th

We’ll talk about:

  • Guidelines for successful newborn photography
  • What to keep on hand
  • Preparing parents for their session
  • Setting up the shots
  • Posing  and lighting
  • Post-processing
  • Inspiration
  • A small amount of business-related material for those doing this professionally

Please note: My classes are not portfolio-building classes, as I strongly believe you need to be able to set up a shot on your own to be able to show it as your own work. I’ll give you the knowledge so that you can go out on your own, with your own subjects, lighting and props that you’ve chosen to create artwork that is uniquely yours.

If you would like more info, the quickest and easiest way to contact me is usually through e-mail at You can also call me directly on my cell phone at 719-205-7236.

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