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Wonderful Weddings

Hawkes Bay is fast becoming known as the Wedding Capital of New Zealand because of our amazing weather and wineries and second to none service industry. And the Hawkes Bay Team get to have our photo booths at some amazing weddings in Napier, Hastings, Havelock North and beyond!

But, I get the bonus of being the Photo Booth Fun’s in-house graphic designer and therefore have the privilege of putting together the custom strip designs for photobooth functions right across the country. As the “wedding season” is basically over for another year I thought I’d share some of my favourite designs from the season. Enjoy and be inspired…

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As you can see, a custom strip design really does add to the overall effect of the day and your memories of it. And there’s so many options! So hit me up for a design that matches what you’ve put so much effort into planning! That applies not just to weddings but any function we do, a custom strip design will set it apart and help create wonderful memories of your special event!

Oh we also do custom album designs which are laser etched into the album cover, custom envelope designs to keep things matching with your strip design and other stationary – these make great favours, and even custom backdrops for when the booth is in kiosk mode.

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So stand out from the crowd, personalize your Photo Booth today!


Hawkes Bay Manager / In-House Graphic Designer

The Lovely Lord Ladies Pink Ribbon Breakfast

Many of you will know someone who has been affected by cancer but did you know that 8 women a day are diagnosed with breast cancer in New Zealand?  May is the month of the Pink Ribbon Breakfast fundraisers, and in 2014 over 2000 kiwis hosted a  breakfast and collectively raised over a million dollars for breast cancer research.  This year it aims to be bigger and better again!

Photo Booth Fun Auckland had the pleasure of donating a photo booth to one of these events yesterday – and wow what a morning it was!!  It is the 2nd year that the Lovely Lord Ladies have hosted a breakfast, and this year they really out-did themselves!  Over 60 ladies turned up to enjoy the morning, with alot of wonderful give-aways, raffles, games and of course a very scummy breakfast!  It was so heartwarming to be involved in this event and to see everyone digging deep for such a good cause.  It was also so wonderful to see businesses within the wider community donating goods and services which helped to make the morning the huge success that it was.

So far they have raised $2850 – and that figure is still growing!  What an AMAZING result from one breakfast – you ladies rock!  You can check out more about the Lovely Lord Ladies at – and of course you can also donate on this page too.

Keep up the wonderful work New Zealand – truly amazing stuff!

Jacs & Dee

Auckland Managers

Waikato Wedding Expo 28th June 2015

So the wedding expo season is in full swing… with the Auckland show done and dusted, the Wellington Show on 17th and Tauranga on the 24th May and the Waikato team have our 2015 Waikato Wedding Expo on Sunday 28th June.  That’s from 9.30 to 4pm at the Hamilton Gardens Pavilion.  Admission is $12 with children under 12 free.

We’ll be showing off our fabulous touch screen photo booth – so pop in and give our booth a try, you’ll get to see what all the fun is about, and in less than a minute you’ll have your very own photo strip as a momento of the day – and us!  So Waikato brides and grooms pencil the 28th in your diary and we’ll see you there!


Wellington Autumn Wedding Show Sunday 17th May

Wellington Wedding Show

You get engaged to someone before you marry them so there’s nothing wrong with a little try before you buy!

Head down to the Wellington Wedding Show on Sunday 17th of May and pay Greg a visit on our stand. We’ll have a booth there to try out and Greg will be able to answer your questions (and there are none that are too silly to ask).

The other great thing about Wedding Shows is that we always have some sort of top secret deal in the mix. If you sign up for our mailing list we’ll be able to let you in on what that special will be after the expo is done and dusted. See you there!

Look what we have……

Well it is almost ‘Taranaki Autumn Ball’ time in the Naki!

Tickets sold out in just 2 weeks it was CRAZY and we know there are a lot of Taranaki people out there that are absolutely gutted that they missed out…..well it turns out we have 2 of the very last tickets! and we want to give them away to one of you!

Photo Booth Fun will be at the DMan Taranaki Autumn Ball with one of our beautiful booths – we are so excited! The booth photos will be stunning with everyone in their formal wear looking like A List stars! Our booths give you an awesome way to capture yourself looking all glam and lets face it… it is a lot more fun than the old formal photo thing!

So if you would like a chance to WIN head to our Facebook page… but you better be fast because this will be a short and sweet promo… you have got to be in to win!


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Tauranga Wedding Show – Sunday 24th May

The Bay of Plenty team are excited to announce that we’ll be showing off our booth next month at the Tauranga Wedding Show Sunday 24th May at the ASB Arena at BayPark.

If you’ve chosen Tauranga or the greater Bay of Plenty as your perfect wedding destination you’ll want to come along, so pop in, say hi and give our awesome photo booth a try – you’ll get to know what all of the fun is about and take home an instant photo strip.

When in the Waikato…

The Hamilton team love living in the stunning Waikato – and if you have to ask why?!  Here is our top 10 to get you going!


Visit our international award winning Hamilton Gardens – around every corner there is a magical story and a portal through time and to far-flung corners of the world.


Meet the animals and discover the wonders of the living world at Hamilton Zoo, a wildlife sanctuary renowned for its generous habitats. Go behind the scenes on an animal encounter, or head along to one of the FREE ‘Meet the Keeper’ talks.


Support the Mooloo’s and the Chiefs with a home rugby game at Waikato Stadium.


Surf Manu Bay, Whale Bay or Ruapuke – three world class surf breaks at Raglan.


Discover the Waitomo glow worm caves and try black water rafting.


Bungee jump and check out Huka Falls in Taupo – the start of the Waikato river.


Discover The Shire of The Lord of the Rings! That’s right Middle Earth can be found right here in the middle of the Waikato. Tours run all day, transfers leave from the Matamata information centre throughout the day.


A location for the Narnian film Prince Caspian, Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach are must see spots in the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula.


Come and check out Balloons over Waikato every autumn.


Stay a while and earn a degree at Waikato University!


Or stay even longer – the Tron is the city of the future after all!

We hope you’ve enjoyed our little tour of our awesome home and FYI all of these locations have venues that are Photo Booth Fun friendly ;)

Open Day Fun

This month we had the privilege of returning to the Canterbury/West Coast Rescue Services Open Day in Christchurch. These vital services do an incredible job and the open day is a great way to involve the community, raise money and have fun.

There was a record turn out this month and we loved seeing so many people getting into the spirit of the day!

And I even managed to sneak a quick turn in the booth myself with the lovely Cheryle from Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust who helped make this day such a cracker!

As you can see, we both follow the school of thought that the best pose is the one where you don’t take yourself too seriously!


Happy Autumn everyone!


Manager – Chch/S.I


Whats coming up in Auckland?

April is really shaping up to be a big month for the Auckland crew – with lots of cool things going on.

Next Tuesday we will have a stand at Convene – where organisers of conferences, meetings and incentives can source a diverse range of products and services under one roof.  Convene 2015 will be held on Tuesday April 21 from 9am-4.30pm at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre.  We will be at stand number 86 – so if you are attending this expo, please come along and say hi.

The following weekend sees us back at the Grand Wedding Expo at Sky City.  This is one of our favourites, as we get to meet heaps of excited brides and grooms making plans for one of the biggest days of their lives.  If you are planning a wedding over the coming year, you really should come along to this expo – everything you need for your big day is under the one roof!
We are also attending a fundraiser for a 15 year old from Rangitoto College who has been selected to represent and speak at Gallipoli this year – wow what a privilege!

So as the weather takes a drop in temperature, things sure are continuing to stay hot here in the photo booth world!  Until next time, stay warm and well everyone!

Jacs & Dee
Auckland Managers

Some other things to do with a booth

Good brand exposure right there!

Good brand exposure right there!


When people think about photo booths they normally see them at weddings, school balls or maybe the odd birthday or Christmas party but there are so many other times that a photo booth can be a really cool thing to have around. This blog is full of lots of occasions when our box has been to some out of the box events and put to some out of the box uses but here are a couple of suggestions.

Getting your brand out there

The life span of the humble photo strip can be much longer than you expect. We have lots of stories from people who meet us at events and expos who tell us that they have photos from our booths on their fridge or at the work space or on the noticeboard months or years after the event. We’ve even had the same folks come up to us several years in a row to update their “family photo”. So strips hang around for quite a while. We can customise those strips to carry your brand and your message so that its not just that the photos are reminders of a good time but also of your business.

Raising Awareness

There doesn’t just have to be a commercial imperative here either. We’ve helped spread health messages, encouraged tertiary education and promoted recycling amongst other things. Having a photo booth at events to raise awareness also helps give the event a fun and memorable twist that can help keep people around for a bit longer.

Raising funds

A booth at an event can also raise funds for your cause. We are happy to assist with charging a small fee to use the booth and because you get a USB stick with all the images from the booth on it after we’re done some canny groups have also sold the larger digital images to people after the event to raise some more much needed cash.

So whatever you want your event to achieve we can help that happen with our booths. Just get on the phone and talk to you local team to see how we can help out.