Last Updated: March 20, 2015, 10:57 pm EST
By Finessa Bedoun
Jason and Megan Bedoun, of Canton, Michigan, own and operate a successful company called Inabooth Photography, which provides photo booths for various parties and events.
Jason and Megan Bedoun.
The husband and wife team have owned and operated their company since 2008. They began their business after their first baby was born, with their primary motivation for getting into the photo booth industry being their daughter. Megan was a high school teacher at Fordson High School in Dearborn, Michigan, and did not want to put her brand new baby into day care once her maternity leave was up but needed something that would supplement her and her husband’s income in the same way that teaching did. Inabooth was the perfect opportunity for the duo to combine their love for photography with their knowledge of computers.
Jason and Megan Bedoun and their two children, Mya and Noah.
The Bedouns give real meaning to the phrase “family business” as they only hire family members or close friends to work photo booth events for them.
Megan said that one of the most challenging aspects of running a business is in figuring out where to put their advertising dollars and in determining which route is the most worth it. She referenced bridal expos as an example, which often run anywhere from $400 to $1000 in order to host a booth. She said that bridal expos are only worth the time and money if they book a minimum of three photo booth jobs.
The Bedouns said their greatest advice in running a successful company is to have a business plan and to know your worth. They recommended being prepared to face bumps in the road and to be flexible.