About us: Family & Friends

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Alaska Love & Laughter

  

It all started in 2008 as an add-on extra to Coral Howe's event business and quickly developed into something wonderful. With a love of family, friends, Alaska and photography the Howe Family continues to support Coral's passion to bring smiles to Alaskans with Alaska Photobooth Company.





To succeed in life you need three things: a wishbone and back bone and a funny bone. Reba McEntire

Our Bear

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Molly Bear

The bear in our logo is more than a pretty face. The original painting hangs in our owner's home, a gift from her son when he was a starving student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. A vector was created from the original. Our bear, Molly, represents what APC strives to be: humorous, skilled, innovative, gritty and ferocious devoted to our families, clients, co-workers, causes and Alaska communities.

Our Booth Namesakes: A pretty incredible group!

Phyllis

Phyllis

Phyllis

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Phyllis  Cumming, was an artist, curator, business woman, Alaskan outdoors woman, and our founder's mother. In the 1960's she was part of a grassroots movement that pushed the newly formed Alaska Legislature to fund the Anchorage Museum. Go Mom! She lived a full active life of 80 years young!

Bernice

Phyllis

Phyllis

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Bernice Joseph was an Athabaskan Leader and Lover of Life! She was funny and intelligent. She made you feel like you were her friend the moment you met. She served as executive dean of the College of Rural Development at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and was passionate about culturally relevant education. Bernice lost her battle with pancreatic cancer at 49,  but her influence on Alaska education continues. 

Tess

Phyllis

Tess

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 Tess Dey is a dynamic and positive women, with a sharp wit and effervescent smile.  Her furious zest for life and energy allowed her to beat breast cancer. Her love for her family, friends, community and Alaska are a true gift to all of us. We are honored to have her as a booth namesake.  Giggle on!  

Lucy

Molly Brown, Ruby & Reba

Tess

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Named after two special Lucy's: Lucille Ball the iconic 1950-60's comedian, producer, and pioneer business woman. A face everyone knows.The other Lucy is special to our founder,  her Yup'ik Auntie Lucy Charley, is remembered for her melodious laugh and her gentle strength.  This Lucy represents the hidden face of domestic violence of women in Alaska. Our hope is they will be hidden faces no more! Both Lucys were woman of courage, that scaled monstrous barriers and made those they touched smile

Molly Brown, Ruby & Reba

Molly Brown, Ruby & Reba

Molly Brown, Ruby & Reba

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Molly Brown (Margaret Tobin): known as "The Unsinkable Molly Brown", was a Titanic survivor, philanthropist, suffragist, politician, and outspoken business woman. 

Ruby Dee: was a pioneering African- American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, & civil rightsactivist.Reba McEntire is an American country singer, songwriter & actress. She is the only country female solo act to have a No. 1 hit in four straight decades: the 1980s, '90s, '00s and '10s.

Belle

Kikkan

Belle

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Belle is one of our favorite characters of fairy tale fame. We loved her fierce spirit, love of family and passion for books. The yellow dress was pretty sweet too.

Kerri

Kikkan

Belle

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 Kerri Garcia, embodies Alaskan women that love their community and being outdoors.  From Fairbanks, Kerri is a skier, marathon runner, teacher, amazing mom of four boys, wife, daughter and friend. She survived an aggressive form of brain cancer to  beat all the odds! 

Never Stop Loving Life! Never Quit! 

Kikkan

Kikkan

Pettie Louise

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 Kikkan Randall:  athlete, cross country skier extraordinaire, Fastest Woman in Alaska on Skis, 5-time Olympian, 2018 Gold Metal, Community Get-Activist,  Active mom and devoted wife,  Cancer Fighter, breast cancer survivor and Thriver! Kikkan is the most delightful, genuine person you would ever want to meet.

Pettie Louise

Skinny Lucy & Skinny Bernice

Pettie Louise

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Pettie Louise named for our owner's mother-in-law Anne Louise (Fisk) Howe her nickname was Petie. She was a gracious, philanthropist, a tireless supporter of the American Cancer Society and skiing pioneer. She was one of the famous skiing Fisk sisters of Vermont. Pettie battled three types of cancer, but lived a full life for 84 years leaving us a beautiful family legacy of giving.

Becky

Skinny Lucy & Skinny Bernice

Skinny Lucy & Skinny Bernice

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  Becky Zavrel, is an extraordinary person! A tireless Interior Alaska American Cancer Society volunteer. Her spirit and smile inspires everyone. She was honored as a 2019 BP Teacher of Excellence. She's the mother of three girls, a loving wife, a courageous 3-time cancer survivor and best hugger EVAH!

Skinny Lucy & Skinny Bernice

Skinny Lucy & Skinny Bernice

Skinny Lucy & Skinny Bernice

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Shedding a few pounds and a bench seat our custom open back booths were designed to  transform into beautiful open air studio booths. 

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Our Manifesto and Promise!

"Alaska Photobooth Company's  sole purpose is to bring laughter filled memories to Alaskans. We are constantly innovating, but will always remain true to the real photobooth experience of close contact and the true joy of being captured in the act of being our true silly selves. We are devoted to the Alaskan people and organizations that hire us and to their guests whom they entrust us to entertain. We believe in saying "no" to events that conflict with dates and times that are important to our families, but are passionate about the causes that tug at our heart strings. We refuse to underpay our amazing team members, which raises our fees, but we know it's the right way to do business. We are resilient and keep our sight on our shared goal of creating event experiences Alaskans deserve, delivered with smiles and enthusiasm. We don’t settle for anything other than excellence, and we have the self-honesty to admit when we’re wrong and the courage to change. We are committed to keeping all images safe, and respecting individual privacy, rather than sharing them to gain attention. Regardless of who is in what job, those values are embedded in this company." 

Coral C. Howe, Owner, Founder & Fearless Leader

Alaska Photobooth Company

970 Cranberry Ridge Drive, Fairbanks, Alaska 99712, United States

hello@akphotobooth.com (907) 479-0010