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A new interactive photo studio in Estero takes self-expression to a new level.

Express YourSelfie enables clients to produce professional-quality photos of themselves to share on social-media platforms such as Instagram. The studio on U.S. 41 features 11 booths with ring lights and Bluetooth connections to let people take professional-quality selfies while having fun with friends, family or co-workers.

“I want this selfie studio to be that place for people to go have fun, hang out and express themselves,” says Lindsay Sigg, founder of Express YourSelfie. “We provide all the professional props, lighting and connections so all you have to do is bring is your camera, your smiles and your creativity.”

Studio space is available to book online and the entire place can be reserved for birthday celebrations, corporate team-building, family reunions and other special occasions. Pets are even welcome on Tuesdays. “People love taking selfies with their animal companions so we’ve set aside Tuesdays for their special day in our studio,” Sigg said. 

Sigg is a young entrepreneur who grew up in Southwest Florida, attending college at Florida Gulf Coast University and graduating from Florida International University with a degree in business and marketing. After scouting South Florida locations from Tampa to Orlando and Miami, she found that her hometown offered the best opportunity to open a selfie photo studio.

Sigg, 23, acknowledges starting the business was more challenging because of her young age and few people took her idea seriously. But growing up in an entrepreneurial household and watching her parents grow a medical-spa business gave her confidence to overcome any challenges. “I don’t let the doubt and negativity of others prevent me from accomplishing my goals. It’s important to persevere,” she said.

Express YourSelfie, 20451 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 3, is open noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and Sunday by appointment only. An hourlong studio session costs $23 for adults, $20 for students, $17 for children ages 4 to 12 and $5 for pets. Reservations are strongly encouraged by visiting ExpressYourSelfieFM.com.

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