Photo booth taking to the road


20160402_131548A unique partnership developed between sisters and brother-in-law that has shaped the way the Cincinnati and surrounding areas see photos. Lyndsay and Aaron James and Heather Pinto are co-owners of the Photobus Cincy and owner of “Betty” the bus. It’s been said to be the newest idea in the area.

“My sister and I grew up wanting to own our own business that would be fun and not “feel” like a job. We launched the Photobus Cincy in January 2016 at the Wendy’s Bridal Show. Since our launch, this concept has created excitement in the area. We each loved the idea of the photobus but were unsure of how it would be accepted in the community and the response has been amazing,” Co-owner Heather Pinto says.

Betty, the bus, was purchased in 2015 in Arkansas in fairly good condition. With an idea in mind and a goal at heart, they worked hard to paint the exterior, update the interior and create a backdrop perfect for some amazing photos. The best thing about having a photo booth is pretty obvious – it goes anywhere at any time.

“The idea came from Lyndsay’s high school classmate, John Deprisco. He is a photographer in Kansas City, MO area and started the Photobus company back in 2012. Since 2012, the company has expanded to Dallas, Denver, St. Louis, El Paso, Austin and Atlanta,” Pinto says. “We’re excited to be the first to bring the bus to the Cincinnati area.” In the future, the Photobus Cincy is hoping to purchase two more buses and even a traditional photo booth.

But, Photobus is not exclusive to only Cincinnati. Since they are on four wheels, traveling is possible. They offer services from Northern Kentucky to Dayton. They provide services for weddings, birthdays, dances, church nights, after proms, graduations and parties, girls night events, and any other events that would like to be remembered by fun photos.

This talented trio is made up of an art teacher, social worker and a production supervisor. They don’t need to be professional photographers because their fans have control of the photos that are taken. Visitors are not asked to pose, smile and say cheese. That’s the beauty of the Photobus – they capturing the memories wanted.

“We try to attend as many festivals as we can so everyone can see what we are all about. We plan on attending Market in the Park events at the Armco Park in Lebanon and the Huber Heights Food Truck Festival on May 14,” Pinto says. “Follow our Facebook page for more free events we will be attending this summer.”

For more information regarding the Photobus Cinci and reservations, contact (513) 461-3795, visit or email them at Fans can also follow Photobus Cinci at ThePhotobusCincy.

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