Because people do the funniest things when they think no one's watching...

School balls …. its never too early to start planning yours!


Okay, so we are only in February, and Christmas was really not that long ago ….. but its never too early to start planning ahead to your 2015 school ball!  School balls can take a huge amount of planning and preparation, so the sooner you can start, the better your night will be.

Photo Booth Fun is going to be at the School Ball Expo again this year – which is on Thursday 12th March at the Ellerslie Events Centre.  It is a fabulous event, which is designed to help all students organising or attending their High School Ball, Prom or Senior Formal. You’ll find useful information on school ball planning and budgeting, as well as a list of recommended local DJs, Bands, Photographers and more. And event better – its free to enter!  For more information go to www.schoolballexpo.co.nz.

 

 

Put it in your diary today, and hope to see you there!

 

Jacs & Dee
Auckland Managers

Get snapped with your ‘purrrfect match’ this valentines…


If you’re searching for someone special to spend Valentine’s Day with, then head down to the SPCA Waikato on Saturday 14 February to find your ‘purrrfect’ match.

SPCA Waikato is hoping that you will give their animals a second chance at love; so they are holding an adoption special with reduced adoption costs on kittens and rabbits, and the registration fees on all dogs adopted on Valentine’s Day will be waived.  All animals available for adoption at SPCA Waikato are already desexed, micro-chipped, vaccinated and ready to go to a new loving home.

In addition to the adoption specials, bring your pet into the SPCA Waikato Animal Centre where they will be offering you the opportunity to receive a free flea, weigh and worm treatment to make your pet feel extra loved.  And we’ll be there with our photobooth offering FREE photo strips with your pets from 12-1pm too!

To take advantage of these special offers, pop in to the SPCA Waikato on 219 Ellis Street, Frankton, Hamilton, on Saturday February the 14th, between 10.00am and 4.00pm and find the new love of your life.

The SPCA currently has a number of animals available for adoption. To view the animals or to make a donation, visit www.waikatospca.org.nz


Timing is sometimes almost everything


Couple of folks frightened as their booking is almost ove

Couple of folks frightened as their booking is almost over

One of the best things about weddings is the speeches. There’s plenty of laughs and, often, a good number of tears and speeches can be one of the highlights of a special day. But in Wellington recently we’ve found that speeches have eaten a big chunk out of people’s Photobooth booking. While our operators always try to make sure that everyone gets a go sometimes its just not possible because speeches have eaten into half, if not more of the Photobooth booking. It means two things: firstly that some people might miss out and secondly that you’re not getting value for money with the booking.

But the good news is that you can have it all! Awesome speeches and awesome memories created by the Photobooth. While most people only have one wedding, unless they’re Elizabeth Taylor, we’ve been to more than our fair share and we know how things go during a wedding reception. Combine this with your knowledge of the folks doing speeches and we can work out if Uncle John is likely to blow out his allotted 5 minutes and therefore what’s the best time to start the booth booking. Or even if straight after speeches is the best place to have it.

Before you lock that booking in, or even afterwards if you’re having second thoughts about the timing, get in touch with us to talk through the logistics. Better to make sure its not you pulling the “are we going to miss out?” faces.


Magical wedding venues in the bay


The BOP team are full swing into wedding season now, and recently we’ve been to some amazing venues, heres a selection of totally awesome, photo booth friendly wedding venues we’ve appeared at in the past few weeks…

Mills Reef Aged Wine Cellar – Bethlehem, Tauranga

 

Mills Reef Barrell Room – Bethlehem Tauranga

Ataahua  – Pyes Pa, Tauranga

 

Fountain Gardens – Te Puna, Tauranga

 

Oreti Village Resort – Pukawa Bay, Taupo

 

Bella Vista Lodge – Ohauiti, Tauranga


Weddings Weddings Weddings!


Hello 2015 and Hello Wedding Season!

Everybody loves a good wedding and here at Photo Booth Fun we really really love a good wedding! What’s not to love? a beautiful bride in an amazing gown, pretty flowers, guests who travel from near and far to party with you, tasty drinks and cake (never forget the cake)!

But what we really love about weddings (even more than the cake) is watching the smiles and cheeky glances of the booth goers! You just can’t beat listening to the uncontrollable laughter coming from our booths when that curtain closes and the first flash fires! We don’t always know what is going on behind that curtain but it sure sounds amazing… after all we all know that people do the funniest thing’s when they think no one’s watching!

Sold on getting one of our booths for your wedding yet? Well what if we told you that you (as the hirer) will get to keep the evidence forever on a USB – think of the fun you can have long after the booth is gone! Now I KNOW you are sold on the idea and we can’t wait to hear from you!

 

 

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Happy Wedding Season everyone!


Have Photo Booth Will travel – Nationwide!


WEDDING SEASON is in full swing, and once again Hawkes Bay is living up to the label of the Wedding Capital of New Zealand (OK it’s self appointed but if you’ve been here you’d know we’re right!), this month the Hawkes Bay Photo Booth Fun team had the honour of attending Weddings not only in wineries and events centres here in Napier, Hastings and Havelock North but also in Wairoa, Gisborne,

On the road north

On the road north

and even as far north as Tokomaru Bay

What an amazing country we live in

What an amazing country we live in

Through to Taupo

Lake Taupo

anyone for a trip over the lake?

Down to Palmerston North

Palmerston North Wind Farm

Palmerston North Wind Farm always a great sight on the way passed

And last weekend even in Takapau at the beautiful Oruawharo Homestead

Inside chapel at Oruawharo Homestead

Towards the end of the night inside chapel at Oruawharo Homestead

And I have to say just about every point in between.

Remember that the Hawkes Bay team are part of a nationwide group of fun and zany photo booth professionals. So no matter where you are in New Zealand, as long as there is power supply and trolley access you can book a booth for your event and you know we can be there!

Go on, do it now… you know you want to… :)

Tony Speakman

Hawkes Bay Regional Manager


A new year begins ….


Happy New Year everyone!  We hope you all had a wonderful and festive Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.  Its hard to believe we are mid-way through January already.

December was a great month for the Auckland team ….. our busiest month of the year!  We attended a huge amount of Christmas parties, weddings and corporate events – with our booths being in constant use.

We had two highlights for the month of December.  The first highlight was taking 2 booths into the VIP rooms at the Katy Perry concert – wow!  For any of you who were lucky enough to hold tickets into one of these rooms, you will know what an amazing experience it was (a simply amazing way to kick-start an even better concert!).

The 2nd highlight of the month of December was being a part of a very special Christmas party (and one that we are lucky enough to do every year) – the Ronald McDonald House family Christmas party.  It was such a pleasure to bring smiles to young peoples faces as they approached a Christmas away from home.  The staff and volunteers do a truly amazing job at putting on such a wondering and memorable night, and we were so honoured to be involved.

2014 was a fabulous year for us, and one we will reflect on for a long time yet.

We are very excited about what 2015 has in-store for us, and look forward to many more amazing events.

Jacs & Dee
Auckland Operators

Family holiday fun in the Waikato


We have so many awesome events coming up in the Waikato this year – the Cricket World Cup, Balloons over Waikato, National Agricultural Field Days, the FIFA under 20 World Cup and the Great Race just to name a few!   And this month from Monday 12th – Saturday 17th we’re hosting the Activepost Waka Ama Sprint Nationals at Lake Karapiro culminating with the Hinano Island Night After Party where the Waikato Photo Booth Fun team will be in attendance to capture all of the fun!

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The Waka Ama Sprint Nationals are free to watch and with this weather it makes for a fun and exciting day for the whole family, you can purchase a weekly car pass and tickets to the after party at www.wakaama.co.nz/shop. And if you do attend the island night make sure you come and visit us and get your photo taken.


Expo Time!


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As the Wellington team prepares for our first Wedding Expo of the year, the North City Wedding Expo, its a good time to quickly talk about Expos.

Just recently I’ve started taking the booth to the weddings of folk who I’ve met at the various Wedding Expos that we attend in the Wellington region and its always really nice to finish something that may have begun two years ago! The thing with so many weddings is that details are often sorted out well in advance and, having been in the job for 18 months now, I haven’t had this opportunity often.

Expos can seem like a bit of a daunting prospect, or unnecessary as you think you’ve got it all “locked down” but it doesn’t hurt to go to a couple before the big day. Mainly because companies, like Photobooth Fun, do deals for these Expos and there’s always the chance of picking up more bang for your wedding buck – and there’s nothing wrong about that.

And its always a great chance to road test some of your products. We love having people in our booths at expos because its easy to see how fast and fun the process is, as well as the quality.

So a big congrats to all the brides and grooms who we met at an expo and ended up joining on their big day. Here’s hoping I meet some more later on this month!


2014 – We have had a BLAST!


2014 Where did you go? Time sure flies when you are having fun!

Our Taranaki team have had an AMAZING year! Sneaking into the photo booth at MANY events while hanging out with some very cool people!

From Brides to Mud Runners, Babies to 85 year olds and Charity events to major functions with everything in between! January to December we just haven’t stopped and neither have the laughs, smiles and crazy poses! There are days we ask ourselves “how can this be work”? Seriously the booth is too much fun to be work!

Thanks Taranaki – you awesome people you!

Bring on 2015! Give us a call to get one of our super fun booths along to your next event! We can’t wait!

The evidence…Taranaki Managers Rebecca and Jordan boothing it up! You may even find Tess our star operator in one of the snaps too…

 

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