Hello We Are FireBooth!
Get to know FireBooth, a photo booth tech company based in Huntington Beach, California.
We are a group of photo booth owners, designers and engineers who are passionate about the industry. Our mission is to challenge the way people view photo booths through innovative design, technology and fun.
Meet the Co-Founder
Hi my name is Mark. I have 2 amazing kids, a loving girlfriend (Veronica) who has 3 awesome kids of her own. We also have a 1 and 1/2 year old mini Yorkie which makes our family complete. Veronica and I run Sterling Photo Booth and FireBooth full time. Working for ourselves is truly a blessing! It allows us to spend more quality time with our kids and family. Something we could not do in the past with our 9 to 5 jobs.
I started my photo booth journey back in 2009 by helping a good friend with his website for his start-up photo booth company. Back then there were only a handful of photo booth companies in southern California and to be honest I was completely clueless about what he was trying to do. For personal reasons, he had to quit the business. Within that year I was helping him I finally saw the bigger picture. I said, “Wow, with every photo printed it will have my website info and when I post their photos online it will be shared to hundreds of the clients close family and friends!” I saw the potential of the business and how it seamlessly marketed itself. I also had the chance to apply my love for graphic design to the business. So with the help of my friend I ended buying my first photo booth in 2010.
In 1 month I was able to pay off my initial investment of my first booth and buy 3 additional booths within 4 months. At this point I was working 40 hours at my job and putting in at least 30 to 40 additional hours a week for the business. The long work weeks were getting tough after a couple of months. It was at this time I was forced to make a decision to continue working my pharmacy job at Kaiser Permanente which I had for 11 years or go full-time with the new business. This was a scary decision for me because in the past I depended on a bi-weekly paycheck while trying to raise a family. After thinking about it for awhile and weighing out the pros and cons, I ended up putting in my 2 weeks which was the best decision of my life!
My goal here on FireBooth is to help people that want to get started in the business by sharing everything I have learned in the past and offering the latest products in the market today. I thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope that we all can learn from one another and succeed together!