serving monterey, carmel, big sur & beyond

our story

our story

Simply put, we have the best photo booths on the Central Coast!

Our founders Mike & Gina Steelman are professional wedding & event photographers and got tired of seeing the lackluster contraptions that were called photo booths at the events they were photographing. So in 2012 they decided to do it right and make it even better! 

Enter The Vintage PhotoBox™ Photo Booth Rental Company.

Now you can have your cake and eat it too... without having an ugly excuse of a photo booth in the background! Our commitment to you is clear, our prices are upfront, and your experience is what it's all about. You'll always be able to find a cheaper alternative, but as with everything in life, you always get what you pay for! Let us help make your event be the best ever. 

and a little about our booths

Why hire a photo booth from a D.J. , lighting guy, or someone who just bought it for a side gig? Rent a photo booth from a dedicated photo booth company that's owned by trusted professional photographers! Experience counts with strobe lighting, DSLR cameras, dye-sub prints, f/stops, shutter speeds and more!

Food for thought...

the booths

The booths

you're bound to see one of our open air photo booths or our classic sit-in photo booths at any premier event in the monterey bay area, including pebble beach, monterey, salinas valley, carmel valley and big sur. we also rent our photo booths to the the greater san francisco bay areas including south bay, sf, healdsburg, napa and sonoma valleys, and beyond.

check them out below and then click on your event type to get started... 

the booth that started it all

This is our namesake baby. She's been along for the ride since the beginning. Some would say she's old fashioned, but we say she's full of charm. Maybe a little bit sexy (but not too much cuz that would be weird).  

Redwood panel skins compliment the appeal of our Classic Photo Booth. There's a certain rustic-ness about her that is enticing, and the privacy of a sit-in booth is attractive to some.

This photo booth provides 4 shots per session, resulting in 3 identical strips for those who had fun. This is a great option for weddings or events where the guests can leave a copy in the scrapbook for you with that third print.

meet the

our namesake charming booth

Although she's around 380lbs, don't be surprised at the locations she's been at. Our team has done some crazy things to get her in places she probably shouldn't go. (All for our clients!).  Muddy terrain, bark, gravel roads, etc. Sure it's a beast to get there, and there are indeed some limitations, but we'll do our best for you for sure.

The footprint of the Classic Booth is about 3ft x 5ft, but give extra room for a table and props if desired. Of course, we'll need a power outlet unless you add-on a generator upgrade.

MUCH more info is listed once you select the type of event you're having!

more about the

CLASSIC PHOTOBOX

CLASSIC PHOTOBOX

classic photobox

modern open-air photo goodness

Getting to our teenager. This little guy has a lot of spunk and pizzazz, bringing with him the modern edge of technology. Unlike his sister (who by the way has some killer technology & quality), the PartyBooth can text & email directly from the booth. That and he's all about sharing and bringing his friends into the shot! No curtains to hide behind (well, we can pipe-n-drape it, but that's your call), so the fun is had by all! 

This open-air photo booth is perfect for large(r) groups and events that have a ton of people. Group photos are a breeze and come with it the room to goof off and get (just a tiny bit) crazy...if you wanted to. 

Prints can be full 4x6" beauties or 2x6" strips and come out in about 13 seconds!  Also available in a digital only package without prints.

meet the

meet the

modern open-air photo goodness

The footprint on this bad boy is so stinkin' small at about 18"x18" for the actual booth, but we suggest a 10x10' area to give the space needed for the full experience! There are times we can go smaller, but let's chat about it. 

The backdrop is about 9ft wide and is best against a wall of sorts. And there are quite a few backdrops to choose from! Depending on your event and desired look, we got you. Custom made backdrops are available too, whether you provide them or we make 'em.

We can also do a very affordable headshot station or step-n-repeat station with this guy. Super flexible. Super fun.

MUCH more info available once you select your event type...

more about the

partybooth

more about the

partybooth

partybooth

partybooth

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The best way to reach us is to fill out this easy form and we'll get right back to you about your photo booth rental! If you're the talkin' type, feel free to give us a ring too. We're stoked to hear from you either way. 

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do this!

let's
do this!

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easy peasy.

sweet, you did it!

sweet, you did it!

sweet, you did it!

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photo booths
that don't suck

don't suck

you made it!

made it!

We're The Vintage PhotoBox™- the most awesome photo booth rental company with premium open-air and classic booths for luxury events in Monterey, Carmel, Pebble Beach, Big Sur, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco Bay Areas. 

Spilling the beans from the get-go, our founders Mike & Gina Steelman are professional wedding & event photographers, and to put it simply, got tired of seeing the lackluster contraptions that were called photo booths at the events they were photographing. So in 2012 they decided to do it right and make it even better! 

Enter The Vintage PhotoBox™ Photo Booth Rental Company.

If it's easier, you can also remember us as CARMELPHOTOBOOTH.COM or MONTEREYBAYPHOTOBOOTHRENTALS.COM! 

We're The Vintage PhotoBox™- the most awesome photo booth rental with premium open-air and classic booths for luxury events in Monterey, Carmel, Pebble Beach, Big Sur, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco Bay Areas. 

Spilling the beans from the get-go, our founders Mike & Gina Steelman are professional wedding & event photographers, and to put it simply, got tired of seeing the lackluster contraptions that were called photo booths at the events they were photographing. So in 2012 they decided to do it right and make it even better!

Enter The Vintage PhotoBox™ Photo Booth Rental Company.
You can also remember us as


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Why hire a photo booth from a D.J. , lighting guy, or someone who just bought it for a side gig? Rent a photo booth from a dedicated photo booth company that's owned by trusted professional photographers! Experience counts with strobe lighting, DSLR cameras, dye-sub prints, f/stops, shutter speeds and more!

Food for thought...