Gladys the CameraVan - Vintage Caravan Photobooth
Gladys the CameraVan is a lovingly restored 1970s caravan photo booth, providing authentic retro photo booths for festivals & events in the UK & Europe.
Named aptly after her previous owner of 37 years, beautiful Gladys the CameraVan caravan photobooth is the only one of her kind. A Castleton Roberta model, they were once known as the 'Rolls Royce' caravans of their day, she still holds much of the original beech interior, & upholstry, kitted out with everything from the 60s or 70s it is like stepping back in time.
Her looks attract fans of all ages, toddlers seem drawn to her, older generations like to slip inside & go back to their memories as holidaying as a child, for families it is an excuse to get a photograph all together & the colour, music & energy she exudes attracts the young, tipsy & silly. We clearly know how to party.
We cater for all events & the minimum time we can offer Gladys the caravan is 3 hours due to her set up & travel. Hire packages are all inclusive ; unlimited personalised prints, interior decked with props & suitable decor, a Bubblettes attendant to see to all your needs, online private gallery, social media integration available on request.
Themes that Gladys provides
- 60's retro authentic
- 'Gladys in Wonderland'
- 'The Lost Boys' Halloween
Gladys The CameraVan packages start from £800 her specialist nature & rather saucy appearance is quite the added extra to any event.
For your wedding Gladys can double us as a great backdrop for your wedding photographer & is ideal for 'festival' inspired wedding days, we stay in East Lothian & are popular with out door wedding venues in the area.
Gladys was originally just a pipe dream, I knew she would work as a photo booth & be rather suiting to the Bubblettes experience, so over 2 years I scaled the country for the 'right' caravan, then in early 2015 there she was. She had been very loved & by her previous owners, who in their late 80's were still caravanning in her, sadly Norman (Gladys's husband) wasn't well & she made the emotional decision to sell her on. We picked her up from near Reading, & chugged her back up here. Although very loved, she had been neglected for some years & needed quite the renovation. I lovingly restored all aspects my self, an incredible journey & quite astonishing to achieve also.
We were very lucky to gain support from both Beatherder Festival & Assembly Festival Edinburgh, in her first year, booking us with just her plans & no physical proof of her capabilities! We spring boarded & after all the hard work she was really working & being loved everywhere we went.
In 2016 we secured an amazing summer of bookings, starting at The Masked Ball in Cornwall, to Glastonbury, to Womad, smaller celebrations in between, Assembly Festival to end the summer at Electric Fields. Unfortunately plans were cut short & poor Gladys was sucked into the black hole of that fateful year, we were involved in a car accident which wrote off both the cars & we were all very lucky to walk away from, Gladys was also extremely lucky (& sturdy) only sustaining damage to the seals. However we sustained brutal treatment by the breakdown recovery which damaged her & withheld her return to Scotland, & being able to work the 2016 summer season.
At 40 years old her survival is a testament to her incredible, beautiful design & after the disappointment of last year, she is in the workshop being redesigned for maximum enjoyment for our guests & events, & will be ready for June 2017. We are taking bookings for 2018 already as she gets snappled up rather quickly!
To accompany Gladys at festivals & out door events we also offer art installations, & workshops, all about getting positive messages into the public domain. Our 10 years experience working with music festivals, educations & in the Arts, we love bringing the 2 together, collaboration, community & connecting is at the heart of all we do. We are not fuelled by profit but by the love of people, of our society & bringing real, soulful, joyful experiences to brilliant hearty events.
We like to keep things simple so our packages are all inclusive. All our booths include.
· Unlimited Personalised prints both colour or monochrome
· Choice of the 4 photographs printed as 2 x‘Old school Photobooth strip’ or postcard print.
· 2 Vintage suitcases of props, to suit your specific event.
· Choice of backdrop (Over 20 to choose from an ever growing selection!)
· A ‘Bubblette’ attendant to see to all your boothing needs.
· Private online gallery
· Social Media upload to our facebook page if wished.
Gladys the CameraVan Photobooth & Horsey Package guide lines - for longer bookings or for festivals & events please contact us.
We endeavour to create reasonable yet high quality packages for each event, our ethos is to be mutually beneficial for all events we work with.
3 hours - £800
4 hours - £950
5 hours - £1100
- Available Theatrical theme £100
- Tailored Theatrical theme £200
- Bespoke Guest Book from £ 50
- Personalised Usb of prints £ 25
- Social Media Instant upload £150
- Duplicate Prints £ 45