About Gertie

Our Bus

Meet Gertie, our fun loving beautiful blue photobooth bus. Born in 1979, our VW girl was in a sorry state and in need of a complete makeover. With lots of TLC, we set to restoring her. We think she loves her new look, as she enjoys her days bringing laughter and smiles to all she meets.

We hope you enjoy getting to know a little bit more about our gorgeous girl Gertie. We love her, we hope you do too! If you would like to see more of Gertie please follow her on Instagram and Facebook!


We believe the props make a huge difference to your photos and photobooth experience. Therefore all of our props are either handmade by me, vintage or retro finds I’ve discovered. We also have a range of themes and are always thinking up ways of adding new props to keep things interesting.


We love handmade and think it is the best. It’s what truly gives something character and makes for something truly unique. That’s why with a couple of small exceptions, Gertie’s interior has been completely handmade and crafted by us. We love her handmade vibe and it really adds to her vintage charm. We feel this makes for an extra special experience!

Your Attendees

We want you to have lots of fun at your event with Gertie, so we will be there to make sure things run smoothly. Also, we’d love to help you and your guests with prop choices for those fabulous photos!

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Our Reviews

We love what we do, and we love to hear how much you do too…

“We had Gertie at our wedding at Woodlands Castle and it was fantastic!! We were so glad we booked, it was great fun and had so many compliments from our guests (of all ages)! The props were amazing and Jo was so friendly. Having the book to back at has been a lot of fun too; we would definitely recommend Gertie to anyone thinking of having a photobooth at their event!” – Emily Walker

“Gertie the photo bus was an amazing addition to our wedding. Fab service from beginning to end! We are pleased we booked with you guys – thank you so much! The bus and props are all amazing and you get plenty of prints to take away! I would highly recommend to anyone thinking of booking. The option to have the guestbook as well is fab! Lots of fun for everyone! Thank you Jo and team you definitely were the cherry on top of your special day!” – Jessica Hanson

“BOOK GERTIE!!! A vintage photo booth with amazing handcrafted props. We booked Gertie for our wedding and the service Jo and Lydia provided on the night was truly exceptional from start to finish. Excellent value for money and completely unique. Your guests will LOVE her!” – Lydia Forsey

“What is there not to love about Gertie?! So quirky, quality photos… simply love the props and I have total camper van envy. If you’re having a party, wedding or any special event in Somerset – hire Gertie… it’s a no-brainer!” – Nicki Teague

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We would love to be part of your celebrations. If you would like to hire Gertie, here is the nitty-gritty. Our £375 booking fee includes the following:

  • Three hours hire time
  • A selection of props of your choosing
  • Unlimited photobooth visits and prints
  • A print for every person from their sitting
  • Travel to event
  • Two attendees
  • USB of event images or a guestbook where guests can add their photos and a message in the book.
  • A music soundtrack (however, we are open to playing music of your choosing supplied from your device)

Below is a copy of our booking form and terms and conditions in a .pdf format, to complete your booking please fill out the booking form with the relevant information and email it back to Jo at gertiethephotobus@gmail.com

Gertie The Photo Bus Terms and Conditions

★ Gertie The Photo Bus – Booking Form ★


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Q: What kind of events will Gertie attend?

A: Gertie is available for weddings, parties and other events. If you would like to make a booking please visit our “Booking” page and fill out the form!

Q: How far do we travel?

A: Currently, we operate within a 30-mile radius. If you are outside of this, please contact us and we may be able to arrange something.

Q: When can I hire out Gertie?

A: We hire Gertie at three-hour time slots (extra time is available, see booking page for more details). What time of day is completely your choosing, we have outside lighting so we can cater for your evening event.

 Q: What equipment do we use?

A: We use a Canon DSLR digital camera and a DNP professional printer.

Q: Do I need to supply my own props?

A: No, Gertie has a selection of handmade and vintage props for you to choose from!

Q: Do you supply a guestbook?

A: Yes! Our guestbooks are handmade to order -you can personalise the front cover with names and dates. There are plenty of pages for your guests to pop their pictures into and leave a message.

Our books are supplied by Kate, you can find more of her work on Instagram @thepaperbirdcompany or on her website – www.thepaperbirdcompany.co.uk

 Q:  Can I customise my prints?

A: Yes! We are able to add names, event titles, dates and change the colour of the text.

To see the guestbook provided and more of our individual prints, please check our gallery and blog page by clicking here!

We’d love to hear from you if you have any further questions! Please fill out the form below and we will get back to you.