Book Winnie The Vintage Caravan Photo Booth

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To make a booking just fill out the form below as best you can. If you’d like us to call you regarding your event just make sure you fill out your telephone number and say that you’d like a call in the message.

Friends of Winnie

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Below are other wedding suppliers whose work we like.

Eyeshine Photography

Laura and Dan are a couple of great wedding photographers based in Maldon, Essex.

Two-D Photography

Dan and Sarah are wedding photographers based in Cranfield, Bedfordshire.

The Compasses At Pattiswick

The Compasses is a delightful venue in a quiet, secluded spot near Braintree, Essex. Offering divine sunsets and great facilities, they have been very kind to Winnie.

Bubble Circus

We met Alan at an event in Great Braxted, Essex. He makes the most extraordinary balloon ‘sculptures’. His suit was pretty special too! Definitely a great addition to any wedding or event.

Privacy Policy

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We at Winnie The Vintage Caravan provide photography services for events, such as weddings. We are not in the business of selling, renting, or otherwise trading your personal information. At the moment we don’t even use it for marketing purposes.


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We also use a third-party service called ‘Google Analytics’. We use this service to provide broad statistics about our users. The information collected by this service as you use our site is processed and stored in such a way that does not identify anyone personally.

What we collect and how we collect it

Information is provided to use through our ‘contact form’ and our ‘booking form’. Both of these forms send our information as an email to us, from there we may initiate an conversation via email. If you make a booking we store information about your event in a spreadsheet. We also create a contract and receipts for payment.

We do not make this information available to anyone else, for any reason.

Deletion of your information

By law we have to delete any information we hold on you if you request us to do so. We use third party agencies for payment and therefore never see or store any payment information such as credit card details. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes (such as contracts and invoices).

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Common Questions About Winnie’s photo booth

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Where will Winnie travel to?

Winnie is based in Burnham-on-Crouch in the south of Essex. Because of the towing required it can take a while to for us to travel places. As such we tend to stay within Essex, East London, Suffolk, Norfolk and parts of Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire. Of course if would like us to travel further and are willing to contribute to the added cost of this then we’d be happy to accommodate you.

How long does Winnie take to set up?

We need at least an hour to ensure she’s perfect. Of course we can arrange to come earlier in the day or even the day before in some cases. We need about forty-five minutes to close down.

How does the photo booth work?

Winnie is a fully automated photo booth. All your guests see is a screen and a big illuminated button. The screen will invite your guests to push the button and from there everything is automatic. A countdown will warn your guests before each photograph is taken and will display the images briefly before moving on. See our how it works page for more.

Is there someone in Winnie taking the pictures?

No, it’s fully automatic. For the packages without the photo booth there is plenty of room for people to take pictures or selfies of each other.

How long does it take to print the pictures, and are they good quality?

It takes less than fifteen seconds to print each 6×4 print. They’re usually done by the time each guest leaves Winnie. The printer is a professional grade dye sublimation printer, similar to those used in many chemists and supermarkets. For more on our printer see our blog post, About Our Photo Printer.

How much room does Winnie need?

Winnie needs approximately six meters by six meters to pitch and for all the outside decorations. She also needs a place to park her vehicle.

What if I don’t have a power hookup?

We’re looking in to this. But we’re not sure a leisure battery will be good enough, and are concerned about the noise of a generator.

Does Winnie come with props?

Props and then some! We’re forever sourcing fun vintage and more modern props. In fact we have so many now that we can tailor the props we bring to the type of event.

Can I provide my own props?

By all means! Make it as personal as you wish, it’s your day!

How big is Winnie?

Winnie is a Sprite Alpine caravan and was originally designed to sleep three people, with four able to sit at the table. For the photo booth we remove the table and use one of the benches for the camera equipment and screen. We once had seven people squeezed in to one picture! Winnie is approximately 2.3m wide, 4.5m long, and 2.6m high.

What happens if the weather is bad?

In the event of light precipitation we have an awning and some umbrellas for your guests to use to get to and from Winnie. If the weather is particularly bad we can set up inside a venue, all we require is a table and some chairs. You’d be surprised how nicely we can decorate a corner somewhere!

Can I customise how my photo strips look?

Of course. We’ll work closely with you to create something especially for your day.

Can I have sepia or black and white photos?

Yes! Black and white, or sepia prints can add to the vintage feel.

Can I put any branding on the photos?

Yes, we can arrange to do this before the event.

How many photos do we get?

Unlimited! We don’t want to spoil the fun so you get as many photos as you like within the time we’re there. Our printer can print over four hundred 6×4 prints on a single roll of paper and ink ribbon before we need to put in new ones.

Can I have digital copies of the pictures?

Of course. We’ll post you a USB stick containing all the full images taken, plus digital copies of the photo strips, along GIFs and videos of your guests.

Do you provide a guestbook?

We do. We use high quality eight inch square albums in which we glue one copy of your photo strips and provide an opportunity for your guests to hand write a message.

What happens if Winnie is running late?

We pride ourselves on providing an exemplary service, but sometimes things are beyond our control. In these circumstances we promise to stay as long as contracted, even if that means being there late in to the night.

Will there be someone there to help?

Yes. Usually both of us will be there helping your guests, keeping Winnie tidy, and tending to any issues that might arise.

Will my guests be able to view and order prints of photos online?

We’re working on this and hope to have it available soon.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

Yes. We require a 20% deposit, which is fully refunded if you cancel with at least sixty days notice.

Is Winnie insured?

Yes. Winnie is fully insured for both public liability and professional indemnity. Winnie also has up to date electrical safety testing complete.

Anything else? Just contact us using the form below.

Wedding and Party Photobooth Packages

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Our photo booth packages are designed to be the perfect fit for your wedding or party

We believe there should be no hidden costs. You pay one price and get the lot!

Photo booth Package #1 – £550

Winnie and her helpers will come to your wedding, party or event for four hours, make her look pretty, and help your guests have a great time. You’ll get the following:

  • As many photos as you like, you can choose between a single print showing all the pictures, or a print with duplicate strips which we cut in half, one for your guests and one for you to keep.
  • Your choice of photo strip designs, and of course we’ll be happy to create something special for your day.
  • A guestbook, if you choose to have the duplicate strip option, with your strips glued in and your guest’s messages. See how-it-works for examples of strips and guestbooks.
  • A HUGE selection of vintage props, hats, glasses, sunglasses, scarves, feather boas, wigs, plus a myriad of props such as hockey sticks, vintage tennis rackets, and lots more. We’re forever on the lookout for fun props.
  • Winnie is fully automated. Just one push of a button and a screen will show countdowns and your photos before they print.
  • A USB stick containing all the photos taken plus digital copies of the photo-strips. And the promise that should you ever need a replacement USB we’ll provide one free of charge.
  • All prints are full colour, lab quality and rated to last one hundred years (if kept out of direct sunlight).

Photo booth Package #2 – £450

Everything you see in Package #1 but we’ll only stay for three hours.

Photo booth Package #3 – £350

Everything you see in Package #1 but we’ll only stay for two hours.

Backdrop Package – £200

Winnie will be set up with a selection of vintage props including frames, hats, glasses and loads more. She will be dressed with bunting and other rustic accessories to provide a picture perfect backdrop for any party. No photography equipment will be provided.

Photo from a wedding featuring bride and bridesmaid

Children’s Parties Package #1 – w/ Photo Booth – £300

Winnie can make your children’s party even more memorable. She can be set up so your child’s guests can have full use of all Winnie’s props. Children love to dress up and be silly with all of the accessories. Includes full two-hour photo booth package, see Photo Booth Package #2 above.

Jars and accessories for a sweetie bar can be provided.

Children’s Parties Package #2 – £200

Everything you see in Children’s Parties Package #1 without the photo booth. Photos can be taken inside by parents or guests as you desire.

Photo from a child's party

Winnie is, of course, fully insured. We cover Essex, East London, and surrounding regions.

How Our Photo Booth Works

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What Winnie needs and how she’ll make your wedding or party that bit more special

Winnie will travel within Essex, East London, and surrounding areas such as southern parts of Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, and Hertfordshire. We will travel further but this might incur a small extra charge.

Winnie needs a good 6m x 6m area to pitch and set up, and we’ll need a place to park a vehicle too. So keep this in mind. We’re happy to liaise with the venue.

As a photo booth, Winnie requires a power-supply from your venue in order to operate. Most of our photo equipment is low-voltage so a single 240v outlet will suffice.

Winnie is fully automated, there will be nobody else in Winnie with you taking the photos. Just push a button and watch the screen. But remember to look at the camera when the pictures are taken!

Photos are taken using a dSLR which is tethered to a computer, which in turn is tethered to a printer. We’ve tested this extensively at a number of weddings and parties, and have a proven track record of reliability.

Photos are immediately printed on a top-of-the-range dye-sublimation printer. Prints are lab-quality so should last a lifetime if looked after. They print in around 15 seconds, and come out of the printer dry, ready to be handled.

High quality photos at your wedding or party from our printer

How Winnie The Vintage Caravan Photo Booth came to be

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Winnie is a 1970s Sprite Alpine Caravan lovingly restored and decorated in a vintage style. Winnie lives in Burnham-on-Crouch in Essex, a charming fishing town on the Essex Riviera. Winnie is, of course, fully insured.

Run by a couple of friends who got chatting in a cafe one day. One of us had a caravan and piles of vintage props, one of us had more cameras than he knew what to do with.

We love a good wedding, and would relish making your day all the more special.

Photo of Winnie in the evening light at the Compasses At Pattiswick


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The ideal photo booth for your wedding, party, or corporate event

Available for rent is Winnie, a 1970s Sprite Alpine caravan lovingly restored and decorated in vintage style. Winnie is available for hire as a photo booth (see our packages), a backdrop for your own pictures, or as a mobile tearoom. We currently cover Essex, Suffolk, Kent, Hertfordshire, East London, and surrounding regions – though we’ll travel further by arrangement. Winnie is fully insured and all our equipment is PAT tested.

As a photobooth, Winnie is fully automated. Just one push of a button and a screen will show countdowns and your photos before they print.

Now in to our fourth year and nearly one hundred weddings served, our passion and enjoyment has not diminished.

Lots of props and accessories

Winnie comes with lots of props and dress-up accessories and is beautifully lit when the sun goes down, adding a little vintage sparkle to delight your wedding’s evening guests

To find out what we can do for your event take a look at our packages, read all about us, and check the news page to see what we’ve been up to. And by all means use the form at the bottom of every page to get in touch with us.

We have an FAQ that we hope addresses any query you have, but if not please don’t hesitate to get in touch. When you’re ready to book we have a form especially for that.

Winnie looks great at wedding fayres. We brand the photo your attendees get from our booth with the date and location of the fayre. One extra physical reminder of a great time at your venue.

Example photo booth picture from a wedding

As seen on TV!

Winnie in EE advertisement

Winnie was the star of the show at a recent photo and video shoot for EE. Look out for her wherever sophisticated advertising appears.