Opening of the Joliet Selfie Studio: this is what it looks like


JOLIET, IL -After three months of renovating the main storefront of the historic Barber Building in downtown Joliet, Jasmine Foster and Ashley Duncan had their grand opening Friday night for Studio 88 Selfie Suites.

Studio 88 Self Suites, located at 68 North Chicago St., is now the first selfie studio to open in Joliet. There are 16 different selfie facilities and the new photography business offers 2,200 square feet of floor space.

“Selfies are for all ages,” Duncan told the editor of Joliet Patch ahead of Friday’s grand opening gala. “If you need help, we can teach you too.”

Foster is already a professional photographer established for several years in Joliet. Studio 88 Selfie Suites also has a traditional studio for babies, maternity, children, and family photos, Foster said.

As for the individual selfie studios, “we’ll be changing them every six months,” Foster said. “The hardest part is getting into the cabins.”

During Joliet’s Light Up the Holidays Parade, the owners of Studio 88 let people in to experience their new business.

“What is a selfie studio? Duncan remarked. “A place where you have different backgrounds, and you just take pictures. Exactly what that sounds like is what it is.”

Foster and Duncan say they spent several weeks promoting their new business on Facebook and Instagram.

Customers are requested to purchase their selfie tickets online from the Studio88 website.