Stella is a 1969 Volkswagen bus. The original owners, Joe and Kathleen Atkins , found her in 2015 in Kingsport. Although she ran well, the rest of her was in need of an extensive interior and external repair. After 14 months in the body shop, she was returned to her former glory, including her original light blue exterior color. She was lovingly named after Kathleen's grandmother, whose entire house was comprised of the color blue right down to the carpet.
When they decided to sell the bus in 2022, Crista Peterson and her son Logan, knew immediately the photo bus would be the perfect for them. Crista is a small business owner herself, running the bridal boutique White Lace & Promises and Logan is an account executive with Toast.
Crista's daughter Maggie is also a part of the team and works at White Lace & Promises. She has always had a love for capturing special occasions and making them magical. You'll see her running the booth with a smile.