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  • Writer's pictureChristine Mae Banglay

How being a Nurse helped launch my photobooth business

As a nurse, I have always been passionate about helping others and making

a positive impact on people's lives. Working in the healthcare industry for more than 15 years has taught me the importance of being empathetic, compassionate, and attentive to the needs of others. However, as much as I loved my job, I often found myself yearning for something more creative.

A childhood friend of my husband from Boston, Jun Valencia, who have made a name for himself as a wedding photographer and a photobooth operator inspired me to start a photobooth business. We had multiple conversations on how fun it is. One day, I stumbled upon a photobooth at a corporate event and was instantly captivated by the idea seeing it first-hand. I loved how it brought people together, encouraged laughter and fun, and created memories that would last a lifetime. It was then that I realized that I wanted to start my own photobooth business but then Pandemic happened and as we all know it, the world shut down. My dream of owning a photobooth business was put on a pause. Fast forward 2023, with the support of my husband, Harrey, I took the leap of faith and started Little Lemon Shots Luxury Photobooth Rental here in San Antonio, Texas. A name inspired by my first born, Katelyn Audrey, who calls herself Little Lemon. She is fierce, bold, and always ready to take on the world.

Starting a new business was a daunting task, but my experience as a nurse taught me the importance of being organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle stressful situations. I also learned how to communicate effectively with people from all walks of life, which was a crucial skill when it came to engaging with clients and understanding their needs.

As I delved deeper into the world of photo booths, I discovered that there was much more to it than just taking pictures. It was about creating an experience that was unique and memorable for each client. From the props to the backgrounds, every detail mattered, and I loved the challenge of putting it all together.

One of the things I loved most about running Little Lemon Shots Photobooth business was the opportunity to connect with people from all walks of life. Whether it was a corporate event or a wedding, seeing the joy on people's faces as they posed for the camera was incredibly rewarding. It was also a great way to build relationships with clients and create lasting memories.

Looking back, I realize that my experience as a nurse played a significant role in shaping my entrepreneurial journey. The skills I learned in healthcare, such as empathy, communication, and attention to detail, were all crucial in starting and running my business. It also gave me a unique perspective on the importance of building connections and creating positive experiences for others.

I am excited to continue exploring new opportunities and growing my business with my family. This is for you Harrey, Katelyn, and Tyler.

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