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Vintage VW Bus Becomes Traveling Photo Booth

Traveling photo booths seem to be all the rage now, but it’s rare to find one inside a 1971 bay window VW bus painted lipstick red and named Ginger.

Ginger is a 1971 VW bay window bus that adds fun to any event.

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Mary Lynn Ashley/Photo Love Bus

Ginger is owned by Mary Lynne Ashley, a professional photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Ashley runs Photo Love Bus, a mobile photo booth business and Ginger is the star employee.

Ashley purchased the bus from a local dealer, Cars with Character, and proceeded to turn it into a modern photo booth that she takes to weddings, parties and special events.

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The bus is owned by Mary Lynne Ashley, a photographer based in Colorado.

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Mary Lynn Ashley/Photo Love Bus

Ashley got the idea for her business from seeing several businesses in both the U.S. and Europe that were turning Volkswagen buses into mobile businesses.

This stylish photo booth is used for weddings and special events.

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Mary Lynn Ashley/Photo Love Bus

When Ashley purchased Ginger, the original red and white bus had been painted a solid white and sported a “Geezers Aboard” decal in the back window.

The interior was in good shape, but the front, middle and rear seats were three different colors. Ashley removed the middle seat to fit the photo booth and added a classic roof rack and modern seat belts.

Photo booth guests can choose from various backdrops, costumes and props.

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Mary Lynn Ashley/Photo Love Bus

Event guests step into the bus, sit on the back seat, and are guided through an automated photo booth process. The camera takes a series of shots with a countdown between each one, and printouts are ready for guests to take home.

Ginger has several backdrops and event attendees can also dress up in costumes or use props for their photos.

Ginger and Ashley travel to locations within Colorado.

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Mary Lynn Ashley/Photo Love Bus

Ginger even becomes part of the wedding decor.

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Mary Lynn Ashley/Photo Love Bus

Ginger primarily travels around the Colorado Springs area, but for an additional fee, Ashley will bring the bus to other locations within Colorado. Prices vary on the number of hours and the nature and location of the event.