When I was a young girl – a kid really, I remember my grandmother letting me jump into a photo booth and have my picture taken.
Some of you may remember the small booths located mostly in malls. These booths had curtains on each side and once you put down your piece (I think it was a quarter) the camera took four pictures.
I still have the black and white images somewhere in the house.
And let me tell you, I didn’t just sit in front of the camera and smile.
I showed up with some of my favorite diva-like poses.
Now don’t get too excited. Remember, that was in the 60s. By today’s standards, my poses would be considered damn docile.
Well, maybe the one where I pursed my lips like I was going to kiss someone was a bit daring.
As much as I had fun inside this now antiquated photo booth, I can only imagine how much fun I could have had at Picture This Photography & Selfie Studio, a new venture at the Vicksburg Commons owned by Larry Walker, resident of Vicksburg.
Her suite is lined with all manner of vignettes, from a wall of flowers with a pink furry bench to sit on, to a space with a clawfoot tub and bubbles.
Larry said the tub was a favorite with his customers.
With a cell phone kids these days can take pictures of themselves and their friends until the cows come home, and now with Larry’s creative backgrounds their pictures can be even more entertaining.
Larry’s little photo walls can also be a hot spot for families. Can’t you just see a big bunny on one of its walls for the kids to pose in front of while dressed in their best Easter clothes?
And then there’s the TikTok space. I’m pretty sure my parents have no idea about TikTok, but I can tell you that if it had existed when I was young, they definitely would have known about it.
How fun it would have been to make my own little videos. Sure, I know I could do it now, but I’m pretty sure my diva days are over. You know, with the grandkids and everything.