Suffolk photography studio among award honorees

Published 9:50 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017

A Suffolk photography studio will be recognized by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce with other small businesses this May.

AllStar Photobooth founder Tiffanie Rosier said her studio offers photobooth, openbooth, videobooth, and green screen photography services. “We do a little bit of everything,” she said.

AllStar Photobooth is one of six nominees for the HRCC “Top Small Business to Watch” people’s choice award this year. The photography company is competing for the top rank against local brewers, digital marketing companies, and other small businesses. Residents can vote online until April 7.

All nominees will be recognized at the May 2 Small Business of the Year luncheon at the Chesapeake Conference Center. Music Makes You Happy Entertainment, the Suffolk Small Business of the Year, will also be recognized.

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“I’m trying to bring good news to us, and let people know there’s good stuff in Suffolk,” AllStar Photobooth founder Tiffanie Rosier said.

The Top Small Business to Watch award applies only to businesses no older than three years. Rosier started her photography company out of her Harbour View home in 2014. She said the company has been hired for approximately 290 events since.

The events have included weddings at the Planters Club and events at the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront. Clients have called from as far as Williamsburg, and Rosier works with approximately 20 different independent contractors to meet their photography and video needs.

Rosier said she prefers working with independent contractors for client convenience and to create more opportunities for locals.

“I like having the opportunity to give people opportunities, whether it’s a college student looking for something to do in the summer or someone needing an income,” she said.

One of her biggest clients has been Oakland Elementary School. AllStar Photo Booth has done the photography for its fifth-grade farewell ceremony, when the students move on to middle school.

“This is probably their favorite part of the day,” Oakland Elementary School PTA president Melissa Venable said.

The children are given fun props like glasses, hats and feathers. Teachers often join in the pictures to help their students celebrate their last day of elementary school.

“She does a good job from start to finish making everything very easy and accommodating,” Venable said. “You don’t always get that luxury of communication.”

She said every student receives a copy of their picture during the session, and Rosier also emails a PDF copy to anyone at their request, long after the job is done.

To cast your vote for Top Small Business to Watch, go online at For more information on AllStar Photobooth, go online at or call 932-0529.