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Meet Jerry Marquillo of Jerry’s Photos Booth in El Cajon

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jerry Marquillo.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I started when I was 18 working for a photo booth company. I had worked many events for that company and one day I though why not start my own business. At the age of 19 I used most of the money I had in my possession and bought a photo booth. Within a year I had acquired 2 more booths. Currently I have 4 booths and have an office in El Cajon.

Has it been a smooth road?
At the beginning it was exciting to start my business and it was a successful. Although I could have approached it a better way. At the time I was living on my own and had quit my main job to work on photo booths full time. My girlfriend at the time who I was living with almost left me because I quit my job but it was worth it

We’d love to hear more about your business.
We offer photo booth for any occasion. From weddings to business events we do it all. I would say we lean towards wedding more. We try to have backdrops that would be suitable for weddings as well as props. I’m proud of the quality of our photos for the price we offer. An offer competitive pricing but a reasonable price. Other well established companies who have the same gear as me charge almost 300 dollars more than me.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
I would say San Diego is a great place to start a business. There’s always events going on, so there’s always an opportunity to make money if you are a photo booth company. If someone was to start a photo booth business or a business for that matter I would tell them get ready to work harder than others to succeed.


  • $299 for 2 hours and it’s a additionally 100/hr
  • It comes with props/backdrop/prints/online gallery/ logo design/delivery/setup

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