Calgary Photo Booths where vintage meets modern & where it’s all about the experience!


Hip Image has quickly become Calgary’s premier photo booth service offering the most unique photo services in the city and province. We offer a creative approach and multitude of technologies that will both engage your guests and build on your brand.


We create and execute engaging event and brand experiences that guests are magnetically drawn to, we can help build brand loyalty, create digital and physical visual memories worth sharing all while producing dynamic and interactive event entertainment.


Each of our services offers a completely customizable experience to fit your event theme or branding.


About our options

Canada’s original VW Photo Booth bus,  Boler and new to the scene–gorgeous open air indoor unit–may be vintage but our photo booths are totally modern. Our custom photo booths are built directly into the VW, Boler and of course, our open air unit. Prints snapped on a DSLR are developed within seconds for your enjoyment. Share the good times with your friends via social media on the spot with custom-branded images.


About Buttercup: Our lovely VW photo booth bus

Meet Buttercup, our charming 1972 VW Bus. She’s had a good life enjoying time on the road and plenty of starry nights. After a little makeover into the ultimate custom photo booth, she’s starting on her next journey as “life of the party.”


Meet Bert the Boler: new addition to the photo booth family

Buttercup has just been joined by Bert the Boler this year to add a little spice to the party. Bert is of similar vintage and brings a Canadiana flavour.

Lovingly restored, our VW bus and Boler will take your photo booth experience to the next level. We’ve combined our love for the vintage VW, Boler and fresh ideas for events and a passion for photography to bring you Hip Image—Calgary’s most unique and memorable photo booth experience.


Just announced: Open Air Indoor Vintage Style Unit

Another first to Canada, we are very excited to announce our vintage tripod style open air booth for all of those indoor experiences where Bert or Buttercup just can’t fit in. More to come on this exciting addition!


A self-contained ready to roll mobile photo marketing station = brand exposure through a fun photo experience + social media

Launching a new product? Want to up the style-ante in your themed event? We’re all about creating stylish and interactive experiences with you.


Getting noticed in the social media space requires superb creativity. That’s where we come in. With creative, personalized events made visual, you’re bound to get people talking on the social grapevine with our images.


Our booths are social media enabled, allowing users to email or upload photos to their Facebook or Twitter accounts, text message or email direct from our bus—live at your event.


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Our backdrops & props rock

We GUARANTEE the most unique props in Calgary. Have you met Benny the Smoking Beaver yet? Well he’s just one of some very special characters in the Hip Image Tickle Trunk.




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Short and Long Term Rentals Available
“The Hip Image photo bus was a huge hit at our event. With both print and digital images instantly available, guests had a blast capturing pictures with friends, and could instantly share the good times on social media.”
- Chris Doyle
Customer Quote
“Hip Image not only deliver with their eye-popping VW and Boler trailers, but bring a total sense of fun and joy to the event - even the most reluctant guest will be drawn in. The photos are always sharp, colorful and fast to print, and will be great reminders for your guests.”
- Jane
“Thank you, thank you, thank you for bringing the extra glam, fun and good times...

Always a pleasure to work with the Hip Image team!”

- The Alex
“Hip Image does not disappoint. Their service, props, personality & high quality immediate print outs are second to none! They were the hit of the day at our Stampede breakfast and their ability to adapt to the different level of needs of the guests at the event was incredible. Thank you Hip Image, you will absolutely be part of events in our future!”

- Erin
Association of the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured
“Great props and wonderful service. They made everyone feel comfortable and encouraged the guests to participate. Each person got a fun photo collage of 3 pictures to take away - and it had the client's logo on it, for additional branding. Fun experience! I will work with them again. Highly recommend!”

- Five Star Events

The People Behind the Bus

With a background in photography, events and all things PR, we are excited to share this adventure with you. Learn a little more about the people behind the bus.

Monique de St. Croix

Once you’ve met Monique, you’ll never forget her. Teacher turned photographer, ever with the soul of an artist, Monique of UPPImage is well-known for her fun, artistic approach when it comes to event photography.

Jo Williams

With 20 years experience in the PR and event biz, Jo of Not Your Average Jo Communications, is always on the lookout for new ways to spice up special events. The VW Photo Booth bus seemed like such a natural evolution of the photo booth, she had to jump on the opportunity. Teaming up with Monique to pull this baby off just seemed natural.

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