Hamilton is celebrating it’s 150th Birthday and will be having the biggest birthday cake we’ve ever seen…piloted by Frank Prell, the Birthday Cake hot air balloon will be a huge part of the Balloons Over Waikato – Party On events.
One of the biggest and best free activities in the Waikato, hot air balloons and their skilled pilots will once again be adorning our skies, filling it with wonderous colour and shapes.
New shapes for this year include the Hummingbird, Angry Bird and Rocketman! Can’t wait.
If you’re lucky enough to be in the corporate tent, Photobooth Fun will see you there for your 2014 photos.
We know you go to the coolest school I town, we know it’s way better than that other school on the other side of town – the one you beat at every sports day and the one that has the really uncool uniform BUT do you know how you could really show them that your school is way more awesome than theirs?
Have a Photo Booth Fun photo booth at your school ball – it’s that easy! Have one of our booths and you will secure your place as the best, most coolest school in town and you will have an AMAZING time! I ask you what is the point in spending all that money of the perfect dress, hair and make-up or that amazing suit and tie if you can’t capture it all in one of our booths to keep forever!
So tell all your friends to get in touch with our team to get a booth at your ball before that other school gets in first!
Take a look at this shot – they called it “The Bohemian Rhapsody” and at 11:30 at night with a little bit of celebratory alcohol in the system this took a while to sort out.
Its good but it could be better. And it’s all in the eyes. “Make love to the camera” is a great cliche of photo-taking but the camera does love it when you make eye contact. Look at the guy in the top row. He’s looking into the camera and you’re drawn to him. It’s the same as when you are having a conversation with someone and they don’t look at you – things get awkward. But when they look at you everything goes better.
So resist the temptation of the screen, look at it after the shot. Make love to the camera and look it straight in the eye while you’re doing it.
The City of Sails is literally alive and buzzing today! What a weekend of events we are having up here! The NRL Auckland 9′s are well underway at Eden Park, the Lantern Festival has begun in Albert Park, and Eminem is about to kick off his first ever NZ show! Wow!
It has got me thinking about how awesome Auckland really is! And what a fantastic city it is to tie the knot in. There are SO many fantastic wedding venues around – from parks, to vineyards, to beaches, to swanky restaurants – you name it, Auckland probably has it!!
Since kicking off 2014, our Auckland booths have travelled far and wide around Auckland attending some fantastic weddings. We have been up North as far as Matakana, South as far as Bombay and have had numerous visits over to stunning Waiheke Island. We are only a month and a half into the year, but we have already covered a fair distance attending some memorable weddings at some super Auckland venues!
If you are planning a wedding for the year ahead, make sure you come along to the the Grand Wedding Expo on Sunday 13th April – not only will your fave photo booth company be there, you will be able to get some great ideas to help create a perfect day! Put it in your diary today and look forward to seeing you there!
Until then, enjoy everything that wonderful Auckland has to offer!
Did you know that the incomparable Andy Warhol used photo booth photos to create his candy coloured pop art? The iconic portraiture photography and silk screen print combination was so revolutionary, many in the art world dubbed it “art’s most radical change since cubism.”
We like to think that when our photo booth’s are at your event, we’re creating little works of art of you and your guests. The autonomous nature of the photo booth that fascinated Warhol is the exact concept that we know produces our amazing photos – people will never do for a photographer what they do for our booth!
It’s a beautiful thing that in the age of the digital photo, your guests can have an instant, tactile photo strip; often ending up in wallets and on fridges for years.
When we finish at your event, you receive a custom Photobooth Fun USB with all your 4-photo strips as well as a high resolution copy of every “single” photo taken. This means, if there is a photo that you just love, love, love among your photo strips, you’ll be able to enlarge and print these in fantastic quality.
Andy never had it that good! Our USB and it’s case
There she is! A Photo Booth standing majestically in the great outdoors – not necessarily what you would think is its natural habitat. But it can be.
Especially during the summer, having a Photo Booth outdoors can be a great option. Not only does it mean that you can have it at your garden wedding but it also means that you can have your photos against a wonderful natural backdrop and not just inside the black curtains. Pull the curtains back (or get them removed entirely) and you can use nature as your backdrop and even have large groups pose a little further away so you can get 20 or more people in your strip!
But, like every other part of an outdoor wedding, there are some things to consider:
Can we get power to the location you’ve chosen for the booth? We come with 10 metres of extension cord but your venue may be able to supply more.
Is the terrain suitable? The booth needs a bit of good, flat ground.
How breezy is it likely to be? If you’ve chosen a bit of a wind tunnel to put the booth in remember fluttering curtains can be a bit annoying. Like many things at a wedding a bit of tape can fix that but it pays to think about.
Where’s the sun going to be? When your booth is up and taking photos you want the natural light to be good. The dappled shadows from a tree may make for nice ambience but terrible photos!
Like everything else in an outdoor event – do you have an emergency indoor site if things go bad weather wise?
Having a photo booth outside is a great way to have even more fun in the sun. Think about it for your next event and get our booths into the great outdoors!
Probably the most discussed topic in the photo booth would have to be the pose of choice! Some boothers have it down to an art! They have a plan from start to finish before they even take one step into the booth…others prefer the ‘live in the moment’ technique. Either way getting that perfect pose is all part of the fun!
We have noticed a few trends when it comes to photo booth poses…there is the tried and true tongue out, or total look of surprise! (Sometime in the same photo when someone’s tongue accidentally connects with some else’s cheek)! And we can’t forget the pouty face, peace sign, Charlie’s Angels pose (this seems to require a surprising amount of coordination), duck face, hugs, smiles, pointing at one another and awwww the kiss! There are a few more that come to mind but I’m not sure they are blog appropriate so I will let you use your imagination for that!
No matter what pose you choose – it will be sure to have you in fits of laughter and that is what it is all about! Remember you are only limited by your imagination so I challenge you to come up with a new classic pose… One that we will remember for many gigs to come!
Being the Regional Manager for Hawkes Bay, co-ordinating and working at awesome events and celebrations in Napier, Hastings, Havelock North and the greater Hawkes Bay area (even in Taupo, Palmerston North, Gisborne and beyond) is so much fun! But I have to say, one of my favourite jobs I do for the Photo Booth Fun team is designing the custom overlays;taking the designs and ideas that you’ve worked on for your wedding or party or corporate eventand designing a strip look to match or compliment those ideas so your event is even more awesome. So I thought I’d take some of my favourite designs from last yearand put them together in a gallery to give you some ideas of what we can do and maybe inspire youfor your event this year to enhance your Photo Booth Fun booking with a custom strip design.Take a closer look on our Facebook Galleryhere Now let me know what I can do for you..
Wow – here we are mid way through January already – gosh time flies when you are having fun! We had a lovely summer break – were lucky enough to enjoy New Years up in the beautiful Bay of Islands just relaxing and enjoying the wonderful beaches. We decided to camp this year – a brave move with an active toddler in tow – however it was surprisingly hassle free!
We also had family come and visit from all around the globe, which brought with it alot of precious time sitting around and reminiscing about the year just gone. A big event for us in 2013 had been our own wedding, and our photo booth photos came out again (providing much laughter and happy memories from our big day!).
And obviously no news years would be complete without new years resolutions (you either love ‘em or hate ‘em!!). We wont bore you with our personal resolutions, however our big Photo Booth Fun goal for 2014 is to get some new and exciting FAMOUS FACES inside our booths – so watch this space!!
We are so excited about the year ahead and joining you all at special days of your own. Enjoy summer everyone!
Happy New Year from the Waikato, Bay of Plenty Photobooth Fun team!
We covered thousands of kilometers in 2013, being a part of people’s celebrations and it’s awesome that we’ve been to locations we’d never had been to if you hadn’t invited us. No two events were the same and we love that our beautiful country is full of thousands of fun kiwis – we’ve enjoyed meeting you all.
We hope 2014 will be as amazing for you as it looks like being for us. The summer calendar is filling fast but still lots of dates left so go. You’ll also see us at a lot of the international events so make sure you come and say “Hi” and get your groove on in the booth.
Here’s a beautiful fellow we’re looking forward to meeting at Balloons Over Waikato 2014..see you there!