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.
It started in 2008 when Coral decided that she wanted out of her cubical at UAF. She wanted to celebrate being with people and she loved photography. After seeing an article about event photo booths, she knew that this growing trend would be a hit with her people. Alaskans love to gather, laugh and be wild together and she was right they love photo booths. We've taken over 300,000 plus image of friends, co-workers, and families sharing incredible moments. And those little strips are such a treasure! She still has photo strips from the 70's squeezed in the dip & dunk photo booth at the Sears Mall in Anchorage. The entire APC team is dedicated to make your event one to remember. We can't wait to deliver wild laughter to your event.
"We make our living helping people laugh together. It doesn't get any better than that!"
Coral Howe, Owner & Founder Alaska Photobooth Company
Heather Karas is a life-long athlete, internationally ranked Spartan Games competitor, hockey player and super Mama to her twins Michael & Marina. She is our owner's dynamic and amazing little sister. She's funny, kind, lights up a room when she arrives with her smile and enthusiasm for life. Heather is currently in the competition of her life battling an aggressive gastrointestinal cancer.
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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!
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!
Petie 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. Petie battled three types of cancer, but lived a full life for 84 years leaving us a beautiful family legacy of giving.
"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