About PBPI

Mission Statement, Code of Ethics, Leadership and Advisory Team

About Us

With the more and more entrepreneurs joining the photo booth industry every day, it’s become critical to have a dedicated source to provide reliable information and training on how to efficiently run your business and a safety zone to discover industry trends and educational support. Photo Booth Professionals International was created to fill that need. Led by industry professionals, PBPI is dedicated to helping both new and existing companies reach their business goals.

We do this by:

Focusing on providing business and technical skills to help manage and grow businesses and keep current with industry trends and best practices through hands-on educational sessions providing actionable skills and marketing training both on-site and online!

With the power of Photo Booth Talk and the Photo Booth Network on Facebook, we have the ability to reach over 13,000 photo booth owners and operators to create the strongest network of professionals out there. We are dedicated to looking for and investing in the best ways to provide the resources and support the photo booth industry needs.

Our Mission

Our organization is focused on creating a strong community of photo booth professionals while encouraging legal and ethical business practices and continuing education for business owners, event staff and consumers.

Code of Ethics

As members of Photo Booth Professionals International, we recognize the importance of making known to our profession, clients and to the general public the ethical principles that guide the business practices of a professional photo booth company.

Ethical dilemmas occur when values are in conflict. The PBPI Code of Ethics states the values to which we are committed, and embodies the ethical responsibilities of the professionals engaged in this growing industry.

The principles of this Code are expressed in broad statements to guide ethical decision making by our members. While these statements are to provide guidance and direction; they cannot and do not dictate conduct to cover particular situations.

We provide the highest level of service to all clients and consumers by utilizing professional attitudes, attire, equipment and marketing strategies.

We uphold the principles of intellectual property and resist all efforts that result in copyright infringement or other violations of licensure, trademark or other registered mark signifying ownership of an asset.

We treat co-workers, employees, contractors, and other colleagues with respect, fairness, and good faith.

We strive for excellence in the profession by maintaining and enhancing our own knowledge and skills, by encouraging the professional development of co-workers, employees, contractors and other colleagues and by fostering the aspirations of potential members of the profession.

Board of Directors

Frances Foreman

Frances Foreman

Executive Director

Dave Stephenson

Dave Stephenson

Director of Community Outreach

Lisa Oler

Lisa Oler

Education Program Director

Meir Israel

Meir Israel

Sponsorship Director

International Board of Advisors

Kim Gottschalk – COO ShutterBooth; COO Aventus Solutions
Michigan, USA
Steve Bliesner – Co-Founder The Photo Booth Guys
David Hobrath – Founder Clear Choice Photo Booth
Ohio, USA
Kelly Williams – COO On The Flipside
Texas, USA
Elliott Gosling – Owner Party Photo Booth Hire
United Kingdom
Bill Vahrenkamp – Co-Owner Albertex Photography
Texas, USA

Jeff Toy – Owner Toy Bros Entertainment
New York, USA
Conor Mongan – Owner SumBooth
Texas, USA
Corey Shelton – Owner HaloBooth
Georgia, USA
Sharone Reid – Owner Focus and Fabulous Events
New York, USA
Aldo Valadez – Owner iTouchBooth
Californina & New York, USA
Cherie Irwin – Owner Photo Booth Talk & Smile Lounge
Missouri, USA