By Delaney Hiegert
The Wichita Eagle
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Meet the creative couple who have launched a photography business from a mobile camper. Up to 10 people at a time can hop into the camper, grab their props, find a spot on the bench just inside the door and pose for the camera.
A round, vintage camper sits at Conan and Katherine Fugit’s house, its faded white paint chipping and its hitch starting to rust.
The Fugits plan to have it fixed up by the spring, but they won’t be getting it campsite ready.
Instead, they’ll be turning it into a photo booth.
The Fugits started Lamphouse Photo Booth Co. in 2012, a Wichita company that offers a range of unique photo booths for parties and events. They currently rent out two Birdie Boxes, small portable open air photo booths, the Wagoneer, a retro Jeep Grand Wagoneer with a customized tailgate insert that houses a photo booth and the Lampy Camper, the couple’s first vintage camper-turned-photo booth.
They bought the second camper to have a more compact alternative to the Lampy Camper, which is roughly 16 feet long and 8 feet wide. The new camper is about four feet shorter and a foot more narrow than that, Conan Fugit said.
That way, Katherine said, they can bring it into more indoor venues.
The new camper, once complete, will be designed similar to the original. Up to 10 people hop into the camper, grab their props, find a spot on the bench just inside the door and pose for the camera that’s situated toward the left end of the camper. The camera is housed inside a wooden box, giving it the usual photo booth appearance.
The inside of the Lampy is complete with painted walls and crown molding, wood flooring, fun party decorations and lights.