This is us 14 years ago, our names are Nicole and Ivan and we have been together for nearly 15 years. Yes, this is from the old fashion photo booth unlike today where we use digitals. This was our first ever photo together just 3 weeks into our relationship. That was a time when mobile phones with cameras did not exist and a time when I did not have a camera. I made everyone come with me to the photo booth, so I could capture a moment in time and put all the photos in an album. This is why I suggested Ivan to come take a photo with in a photo booth.
This is our family our 4 beautiful princesses, Vera (7), Ophelia (5), Lucinda (3) and Esmeralda in this picture she was just few days old she’s now 2 months old.
We use Auslan in our home. We are all deaf, Vera is the only hearing person in this family. You might think we live in a quiet home because we are Deaf, you are wrong we are the exact opposite. Our neighbors might not like us because we are loud people. We are so proud and happy of who we are.
What made us be a part of this Photo Booth industry?
It is because of our experience and our passion, through our lives this is who we became and that is how Euphoria Booth was born.
Ivan is a self taught photographer. It all begin from his late mother who loves photos, she had lots of boxes full of filmed photos. She took thousands of photos and she had managed to have time to take the film to the shop for development. Unlike today when we have digital photos, we don’t need to spend hours waiting to finally see what the photos looks like after it was taken. Ivan’s mother would take the time to sit with him, looking at the photos and telling him the story behind the photo. He has the biggest passion coupled with the imagination as pictures can tell a thousand words like what they were thinking and feeling. Ivan is also a car person who loves to capture cars with emotions, Ivan believes that every car has it’s own character, so he started “Deaf Beard Photographer” as his hobby.
I am a caring person who thinks of others before myself, I am also a creative ninja who has a massive vision for so many things. I love to look at beautiful things and am really good with my hands. I have been on so many paths growing up, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do back then. I have done some studies of art and then fashion hoping to become a fashion coordinator but I found out that I couldn’t because of my deafness. So I changed my path to graphic design, I then I fell pregnant. We have been busy raising our beautiful princesses, which lead us to our own photo booth business – Euphoria Booth.