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Get some Photo Booth Fun with the Waikato SPCA


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We love to show case our booths whilst supporting local charity and community events, so come along to the Waikato SPCA Open Day this Saturday 10th October 10am-4pm – we’ll be there from 11am-3pm.

In addition to picking up a FREE SPCA themed photo strip with your family and/or NEW family member – they are offering the chance to take home some bargains on equipment that they no longer need (hutches, kennels, horse rugs etc) And they are also offering some amazing October adoption specials – just $100 dogs (usually $180) and $25 cats (usually $49).  They’re keen to get all of their gorgeous animals into homes before their big move at the end of October.  Check out these cuties…




You may find your next family member at their ADOPT FROM THE SPCA section :)

Showing Wellington

We get all sorts of things in the booth in Wellington and now we can add actual muppets to the list!

We were at the 2015 Show Me Wellington Conference Expo early last month where we had a great time showing the booth off to hundreds of potential corporate hirers. It was great to get a whole different bunch of people through the booth and get them to have a play with our new social media uploader. With this new feature your guests can now use a tablet, linked wirelessly to the booth, to select and upload their pictures to Facebook and Twitter – straight away from whatever function they might be at.

We also had a whole heap of fantastic comments from people who had never experienced a Photobooth Fun booth before. They really liked:

  • the quality of the prints
  • our custom photo strip
  • the fact that booth guests can see the photo on the booth screen just after its been taken
  • how compact and classy our booth looked.

So we are hoping that this little taste has whetted their appetites and we might see a few familiar faces in the booth come Christmas Party time.



Flexibility is Key!

At Photo Booth Fun we like to think that we are leaders in flexibility with our booths. A key to this is being able to transport our booths virtually anywhere, so long as we are within ten metres range of a power outlet and on level ground. If your event is about location just as much as it is about fun then we would like to take a step forward and extend our services to you!

We have, in our arsenal a fleet of highly portable, durably constructed and top quality Photo Booths; with plenty of experience in utilising our booths in locations that you might not initially think are possible. Over the last couple of years our booths have attended the Internationally recognised WOMAD festival in New Plymouth, The Devonport food and Wine Festival, Taste Martinborough and The Pacifica and Polyfest event in Auckland to mention but a handful.

On many occasions our booths have been required on the upper levels of office buildings and sometimes underground in wine cellars, on farms in the middle of nowhere or on school fields for gala evenings. We can pack our booth down to a compact footprint and wheel it on a trolley to help us gain access via your building lift or access ramp and although it takes a bit of extra effort we are often able to lug it up stairwells too (although some of our smaller operators may require help from a few strapping blokes if they’re feeling gentlemanly).

We also like to make sure nobody is left out of the fun, so we try to offer solutions to issues such as height (small children and little people) and mobility (people in wheel chairs), in these cases we can provide a stool or locate the booth near a platform or ramp if available. If this isn’t a viable option we can always allocate a portion of time to reducing the height of our booth and letting those who may have missed out get snapped a few times, ensuring that nobody has to sit on the sidelines.

We would love to talk to you if you’re planning any event that you may think could benefit from our added flexibility, so please don’t hesitate to contact us and find out if we can help you with your next shindig! Until next post, have a fun time out there :)

The Wedding Gift NZ & Giving something back

I don’t think many of us can even begin to imagine how earth shattering getting news that our lives will end sooner than we ever thought could ever be, it isn’t something that we like to think about…. But just for a moment imagine you have just been given a limited time to live…. I think at that point most of us would begin to write a list of things that we wanted to check off while we still could. For some people one of the most important things on that list could be to marry the one they love. Now imagine that getting married is on your bucket list but you simply don’t have the time, or the knowledge or possibly the funds to achieve that big day? Heart-breaking! Well there is a new organisation in town and it is set to make all the difference – a caring, selfless non-profit organisation to help those who are terminally ill to achieve their wedding dreams and Photo Booth Fun are right there with them.

The Wedding Gift NZ is a non-profit organisation providing/planning wedding ceremonies and celebrations for people with life threatening or terminal illnesses in Taranaki. (Although in time, the aim is you reach far more than just Taranaki)

Services are provided by local business without prejudice or agenda for the simple purpose of sharing love and providing lasting memories.

I’m sure at this point you wonderful Taranaki people are wondering what you can do to help with this amazing new venture – well the good news is they have their first fundraising event coming up soon. It will be an amazing day and all event information can be found here: Please take the time to have a look or contact Louise at if you have any questions or simply want to help.

Photo Booth Fun are very proud to be helping with such a wonderful event and we would love to see you there.

The Fun of The Theatre

This month we had the pleasure of travelling to Dunedin where our booth got to go behind the velvet ropes of the VIP after-party for the opening night of The Phantom of the Opera.

Dunedin is such a cool city and it was great to see everyone in their finery having a laugh in our booth – Never a dull moment when the theatre and the booth meet!


Hope to see you again soon, Dunedin :)


Manager Chch/S.I

Tis the season to book your booth in…


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Snap snap snap snap snap, snap snap snap snap…

Can you believe it is only 100 days until that jolly fella swaps his board shorts and surf board for a thick red coat and an enormous red sack crammed full of goodies!

surfing santa

And that means it’s time to book your work Xmas party – venue check, catering check, drinks double check… photo booth?!  Don’t miss out!  Last year we saw three big trends emerge:

  1. The number of booth bookings for Xmas party’s increased dramatically
  2. As did the number of props bookings
  3. And the number of Thursday and Friday night functions – we even appeared at a few Wednesday night Xmas parties and some mid week through the day bookings too

We were happily swamped with Xmas party bookings and did our very best to co-ordinate multiple events on the more popular days and nights too – pheewee!  So this year, we have a few special bonuses in store for all of those workplace heroines (and heroes) whose task it is to create that special Xmas social event!

Yes we are taking bookings now, and reserving your date is super easy – simply fill in your date and time on our Bookings and Enquiries form and Suze our admin superstar will contact you to finalise details.  PLUS!!  Any business Xmas party bookings between the 17th November and 24th December will receive special rates, with BONUS upgrades for any Xmas party bookings on a workday/night.


And if you’re in any doubt about the fun of a booth at a work event – we had a ball at the recent Warehouse Stationery Waikato/BOP regional ball last Saturday night – with a dress up theme and a booth everyone had a fun night to remember…  and the bonus props were off the hook!



So, if you enjoyed your booth booking last year, contact Suze NOW to reserve your date, and if you didn’t – but you think a booth might be a good idea… don’t spend too long thinking about it!

All about weddings!


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Most of us know that no wedding is complete without a photo booth!  We attend hundreds of weddings around the country each year, and it always warms our hearts to get great feedback about our booths and services.  Back in February we had the pleasure of joining Alexa and Dayle at their stunning wedding at Abbeville Estate, and what an honour for them to have their special day featured exclusively in issue ten of Hello May Magazine (on sale now).  Its a beautiful magazine with a special mention of Photo Booth Fun on page 46.

And on that note, if you are planning a wedding yourself, you should get yourself along to the Grand Wedding Show on Sunday 27th September.  Its being held at the SkyCity Convention Centre from 9am – 4pm.  Everything you need to help plan your day is under one roof – it really is an expo not to be missed.  And, of course, some of your friendly Photo Booth Fun crew will be there too, so come along and have some fun in one of our booths.  Hope to see you there!

The Team that Booths together stays together

IMG_0144One of the things that I do, as the Wellington manager, is look back over the pictures taken in our booth from time to time. One of the things I’ve noticed recently is a lot of photos of teams of people, costumed the same, having a great time. That’s because Wellington businesses are catching on to the idea that Photo Booths aren’t just entirely “a little bit of fun” – they can have a purpose too.

When it comes to organising a team-building day having a photo booth in the mix can be a great way for the teams involved to document what’s going on in their own way without the “intrusion” of a regular photographer who can make some people feel self-conscious. A booth can either be there for teams to use at their whim or it can be built right in to the challenges. For example, if there was a wearable art challenge as part of a team build day part of the challenge could involve a photo shoot in a booth. Or a team could be instructed to tell a simple story through the four photos that make up a strip from the photo booth. There are a tonne of different ways that a booth could be integrated into your day and then it could be kept on for an entirely different reason if there is an evening function, especially if partners are involved.

We’ve got plenty of experience in how to make a photo booth a fun part of any sort of event you are organising so don’t hesitate to get in touch and pick our brains for ideas!


Go the MIB’s!


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Well it’s not long to go before the All Blacks take on the rugby world!

On a recent Air New Zealand flight they unveiled their new Men in Black flight safety video – featuring some of the 2015 All Blacks squad (of course) Richie and Dan, with a rapping Israel Dagg and Stan Walker – click on the image to check it out!

Reminded me of when our Auckland manager Jacqui and our PBF admin superstar Suze had the chance to film a Coke photo booth commercial with the AB’s last year – as you can imagine they had quite a bit of fun ;)

So roll on September and gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo the All Blacks!!





Whats been happening in Auckland?


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Here we are, mid-way through August and hopefully nearing the end of winter (and what a cold winter it has been!!).  Its been a very busy few months for the Auckland crew – mostly with mid-winter Christmas parties and school balls (mixed in with a few weddings and birthday parties!).

Back at the end of July we also had the pleasure in being part of a very special family day for a fabulous charity called Upside Downs.  It was held at Jump in Albany for young people with Down Syndrome, and their families.  Everyone had a blast on the trampolines and also relished the chance to get some great family photos in our booth.  A great day was had by all and it was so nice that we were invited to be part of it.

And next month will see us back at the Grand Wedding Expo at the Sky City Convention Centre.  We will be in our usual stand at this expo – so mark 27th September in your diaries and we look forward to seeing you there!

And last but by no means least, we thought we would share with you our most favourite venue from recent weeks – the aviation hall at Motat.  How cool does our booth look amongst all of these old planes … ?  Very cool we think!!



Jacs & Dee
Auckland Managers