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Meet Niki Bentley of PhotoCatz

Today we’d like to introduce you to Niki Bentley.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I am the founder and creative leader at PhotoCatz. It seems like just yesterday I was immigrating from South Africa at age 7. After graduating with a BA in Communications from UCSB, I followed in my father’s footsteps in pursuing a fashion career. I learned everything and more from my father Alby Amato, MAD Engine Former CEO. With licensing rights that included Lucas films, Disney, Marvel, Fox studios, and the list goes on. My father was the recipient of Marvels Comics first Lifetime Achievement Award. Mad Engine Inc. is a licensed t-shirt manufacturer servicing wholesale and retail t-shirt distribution for all tiers. I moved on and worked as pre-production planner for BCBG in Los Angeles. Now fast forward 20 years later two teenage daughters and 17 years married to my college sweetheart we have made San Diego our home.

As an active member of the San Diego community, I have been to countless events from private parties, grand openings, weddings, Mitzvah’s, fundraisers, school events and much more. I am a trendsetter and fashionista since birth; I have always had a passion and knack for knowing what is on trend. I have taken this experience to transform my Photo Booth business to meet and exceed our client’s expectations by delivering a classy experience that always sets the vibe at any event.

I create multiple customized frames, backdrops and displays to present to our partners so they can make the final decision before their event in a timely and stress-free environment. My attention to detail and ability to execute my clients’ vision will always set PhotoCatz apart from the competition.

Has it been a smooth road?
Just like anything nothing is easy. Just because I had an idea and a vision to be a premiere photo booth experience I learned fast I had to work extremely hard to get customers and more importantly referrals. I have been fortunate to maintain a steady business from the referrals I receive from past clients.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with PhotoCatz – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
The PhotoCatz Selfie Booth is a reincarnation of the old an out of date standard photo booth. If you rent one of our exclusive PhotoCatz Booths, you will be greeted with great service attendants, a 32inch interactive touchscreen, Professional DSLR Camera, and more, to make your San Diego and event you won’t forget. Recently Photocatz has expanded into new areas surrounding San Diego such as Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Chula Vista, El Cajon, Del Mar, Temecula, San Marcos, Vista, and Poway. Most Standard Photo booths are average and flat out boring. The Photocatz Selfie Booth features Customizable Graphics turning events such as Mitzvah’s, Birthdays, Charity Fundraisers and even golf tournaments from great to unforgettable. We are San Diego’s best entertainment centerpiece for any party or event.

A strong social media presence doing the advertising for you. Our sophisticated design naturally attracts people and can blend into any venue almost seamlessly. Companies can increase brand awareness and create brand ambassadors with customized photo frames that customers share via social media. Companies big and small love how the PhotoCatz Booth allows them to make a big impact with branded photos and custom captions and tags. Companies grow their brand recognition in a snap. Not only can companies create a custom photo frame and social media tags, they can also brand the photo booth and backdrop. It’s a sure bet for brand managers. And brand managers love those odds.

We are more than just a photo booth rental. We are the Picture Taker. Icebreaker, the Memory Maker. PhotoCatz Photo Booth rental is a perfect addition for any party or event.  Our photo booth is a people magnet. Our guests smile and laugh it up for the camera. We are basically an entertainment centerpiece for any party.

We also have some exciting new offerings that will allow us to scale our business to scale any type of event and have the capacity to provide up to 50 plus booths if needed.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
Gosh what is there not to like about San Diego. I feel so lucky to live in such a beautiful city with an average temperature of 70 degrees year round. There is so much to do in San Diego and you don’t need money to enjoy it… from the beautiful beaches, hiking trails and amazing restaurants popping up all over town.

I feel like I’m always on vacation. As a kid, we always used to go to LA to shop and eat and now we have everything and more in San Diego. There is not much to dislike about our city, except maybe that there is a little bit of traffic… but I will take San Diego traffic any day over LA Traffic.

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