Beachwood’s new Snap.Click.Shoot business is a playground for selfie-takers
BEACHWOOD, Ohio – People have been known to do crazy things to take the right selfie. Some have risked their lives taking pictures of themselves hanging from a cliff or the side of a skyscraper.
The women who launched their Snap.Click.Shoot business in Beachwood in September come up with creative frames for selfies that will delight, but certainly won’t be life threatening.
Keyanna Williams, Latrice Swift and Deidra Nichols are the partners who started the business at 23645 Mercantile Road (located at the back of the multi-tenant building) which provides over 20 creative backgrounds for selfies, which makes it a playground for selfie-takers of all ages.
“We have different facilities for selfies,” said Swift, a resident of Shaker Heights. “Creative spaces where people can come in and take different selfies with our accessories. We try to be more immersive by having different props so that you can really immerse yourself in the backgrounds we have set for you.
“We also have light and phone mounts so you can set your timer and take your photo,” Williams said.
Plus, Snap.Click.Shoot offers a fun rental space.
“We are renting out our space for private events,” Swift said. “This space was transformed into (a backdrop) for a murder mystery dinner we had here. We’ve had Christmas parties this month, birthdays, girls ‘nights, kids’ parties, Sweet 16 photoshoots.
“People get really creative when they indicate how they want to use our space. They’re really excited and thinking about what they’re going to do when they get back. They say things like, “I’ll do this when I come back with my family.”
“We’ve had date nights,” Williams said, “and we’ve had people come in on their own date nights as a couple. But, most of all, people like to make it a group activity. . There is a lot of laughter and a lot of fun. People not only take pictures, but they shoot videos for TikTok. “
“We have a lot of people who come up with different brands, clothing brands. They come and photograph different looks to use for their marketing and promotion. We have had hair brands that have turned their promotions. We find that small business owners really like the flexibility to get in. It’s quite inexpensive compared to a professional photoshoot, and they are able to get the shots they need for their marketing.
Williams and Swift said the town of Beachwood helped start the business and the Beachwood Chamber of Commerce recently hosted an event there.
Imaginative backdrops include a Pacman video game, a gingerbread house, an antique tub, and a swing set with white clouds as the backdrop. There’s also an old-fashioned diner and, for sneaker enthusiasts, a throne set against a backdrop with shoebox decor. Williams makes the props, including items like “ice cream sundaes” and the waffle cone wall that adorns old-fashioned ice cream shop decor.
Williams, of Maple Heights, said the idea of opening the business came when she looked online and saw companies that specialize in themed photo exhibitions. “After doing some research I found out that they were called selfie studios and they exist all over the world,” she said. “So we liked the business concept so much that we decided to develop our own brand and bring it to the Cleveland area. “
The women spent the past summer preparing the backdrops in the 3,000 square foot space. Creativity will continue, as plans call for scenery changes at least quarterly, along with holiday and seasonal themed ones.
Snap.Click.Shoot is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Reservations are required to schedule a time to use the parameters. The prices are available on the companies website, snapclickshoot.com. Call 216-243-1010.
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