FRAZIER: Vicksburg’s new selfie studio is fun for all ages

Published 4:00 am Saturday, February 5, 2022

When I was a young girl — a child really, I remember my grandmother allowed me to jump in a photo booth and have my picture made.

Some of you may recall the small cubicles located mostly in malls. These booths had curtains on either side and once you dropped your coin in (I think it was a quarter) the camera would snap four photos.

I still have the black-and-white images somewhere in the house.

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And let me just tell you, I didn’t just sit there in front of the camera and smile.

I showed out with some of my favorite diva-type poses.

Now don’t get too excited. Remember, this would have been in the ’60s. By today’s standards, my poses would be considered pretty darn tame.

Well, maybe the one where I had my lips pursed together like I was going to kiss someone was a bit racy.

As much as I enjoyed myself inside that now-antiquated photo booth, I can only imagine how much fun I could have had at Picture This Photography & Selfie Studio, a new business at the Vicksburg Commons which is owned by Vicksburg resident Larry Walker.

His suite is lined with all kinds of vignettes, from a flower wall with a pink fur bench to sit on, to a space with a clawfoot tub and bubbles.

Larry said the tub was a favorite of his patrons.

With a cell phone, kids nowadays can snap pictures of themselves and friends until the cows come home, and now with Larry’s creative backdrops, their photos can be even more entertaining.

Larry’s little photo walls can also be a hot spot for families. Can’t you just see a big ole bunny on one of his walls for the kiddos to pose in front of while dressed in their Easter best?

And then there is the TikTok space. I’m pretty sure my parents have no idea about TikTok, but I can tell you if it had been around when I was a young person, they would have certainly known about it.

How fun it would have been to make my own little videos. Sure, I know I could do it now, but I’m pretty sure my diva days are done. You know, with the grandchildren and all.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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