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Meet Paolo Seen, Jeff Bangsal and Jason Nunag of Pix Ahoy! Photobooth in Chula Vista

Today we’d like to introduce you to Paolo Seen, Jeff Bangsal and Jason Nunag.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Pix Ahoy! Photobooth started when me (Paolo) my partners – Jason, and Jeff were at a party once and saw this photo booth that was rented from LA. We all thought we can give it a try here in San Diego. A day after – we all got together to meet to put thought on what were gonna do to start and if we really are decided to pursue the photo booth business.

After a few boxes of pizzas and drinks, we carefully planned out everything – paperwork, manpower, budget, technical details the most difficult aspect of all – the name. We all agreed on the name Pix Ahoy! Photobooth, shook on it and the rest is history.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
As like other starting businesses, we had to wing a lot of things. We had a lot of hits and misses, but we considering everything as a valuable learning every time.

First of all, we all have day jobs and families so ‘time’ and focus are very hard to give to the business. We all had to adjust at first – Sleepless nights, trial and errors, learning the machine, learning the program, doing bunch of paperwork. But we all got used to it at some point.

Competition is also a huge thing to overcome. Since we started kind of late to the photo booth business – we had lots of experienced competition in our area. We had to really push hard to make our service separate from the competition.

Limited resources – Our starting fund were just enough buy our first machine so we had to be tight on our budget, and really hustle hard to make our investment worth.

Pix Ahoy! Photobooth – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
We offer top-notch photo booth service around the San Diego area. We take pride on our experienced and industry tested crew who has 12 years worth working experience in the field of graphic design and photography. We always make sure that communication with our clients is a breeze and professional.

We always take great pride on our knowledge and experience on the business we do. We make sure that our work culture and ethics is always positive. We make sure everyone of us is happy on our decisions in what we do. It starts from us – if we’re happy with our work, then we know that we can take pride on what we do and make our customers happy.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Happiness and good vibes. We believe that you should be happy on what you’re doing.

There’s an old saying that goes “Do what you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life.”

That is what we truly believe in. Aside from getting profit from what we do – we always made sure from the start that we are going to be happy in the chosen business we get into.


  • $400 for 3 hours of top quality photo booth service
  • $475 for 4 hours of top quality photo booth service
  • $550 for 5 hours of top quality photo booth service
  • $600 for 6 hours of top quality photo booth service

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