This time of year brings all sorts of folk into the Photobooth – its Christmas after all. One of the coolest things we get to do is help out charities and combine this with Christmas and you’ve got good vibes all round. Already this Christmas we’ve had the real privilege of having a Photobooth at the Child Cancer Foundation Christmas Party in Wellington. They are a great charity that don’t quite get the funds that some of the other charities do but they do fantastic work supporting the whole family of kids who have or have had cancer.
And at a party like this a Photobooth strip is a little more important. Its often a record of a family together in tough times, or having survived tough times. The number of times we heard kids being told – “This is a family photo for Mummy” brought it home. These are families for whom memories are really very important.
What was also amazing to hear was how many families still had their strip from last year’s party and were creating a little collection of memories.
We wish all those folk plenty of happy memories to come and a big thanks for having us along as part of the celebrations.
You can be part of their celebrations too by helping out kiwi kids with cancer this Christmas by clicking here
We all know Photo Booth Fun have the best photo booths out but did you know we also have the best Booth Operators ever?
Our operators operate the booth with style! Turns out we all love our job and love nothing more than hanging out with you and the booth at your events. Dedicated to making sure your event is fun, entertaining and an occasion that people will talk about for months! Check Ngaere from the Taranaki team out!
She has to be the perfect example of how far we will go for you! We are told Ngaere was up colouring her hair and painting her face at 5am for the Mad Music themed Hawera A&P Show – I think you will agree she really did make an awesome rock star!
We get to meet so many awesome people doing what we do – thank-you to all of you who have made us feel so at home at your events. And to those of you we have yet to meet we can’t wait to be a part of your next event – so what are you waiting for? Give us a call today :)
Photo Booth Fun = great booths, great fun and GREAT people!
With the festive season just around the corner, its becoming a very busy time for us here at Photo Booth Fun! Not only are we busy with birthdays, weddings and Christmas parties, we have also been involved with some amazing (and hugely worthwhile) charities.
Last month we were part of the Ronald McDonald House 19th birthday celebrations. A wonderful night hosted by TVNZ, which saw children and their families enjoy a delicious meal and a great night of entertainment. The team at Ronald McDonald House do such an amazing job and really do make a difference to all those families going through very tough times.
At the start of November we were very proud to be part of a Family Fun day in the Park with Bellyful (a group of amazing volunteers who provides meals for families with newborn babies, and for families who are struggling with illness). The weather was kind to us, which meant there was a fantastic turnout and it was a very successful day.
Here’s some of the feedback we have had from these events:
“Thank you so much for all of your help and for being a part of the event – you guys were a huge hit!” Kylie (Fundraising Coordinator – Bellyful East Auckland)
“It is wonderful having you come into the house. The families and staff absolutely love it” Karin (Operations Manager – Ronald McDonald House)
Over the next month, we will be doing more work with the Ronald McDonald House, along with Make-A-Wish and CanTeen – and we cant wait! We will be sure to let you know how it all goes.
Until next time, enjoy the sunshine and keep on smiling!
We are always so proud of our staff here at Photobooth Fun Waikato/Bay of Plenty as they’re the “faces” of our business. They’ve been to many a venue and helped hundreds of people take thousands of great photos.
Our summer calendar is filling fast so we’re taking on more operators to continue providing our great service.
How do we interview our applicants? Why we throw them photo booth of course! As an operator it’s not unusual to be requested for a photo opportunity.
We’ve still got some free dates for your last minute Christmas bookings so don’t think it’s too late to have us at your party. Keep a lookout for our new staff…they’re coming to an event near you.
A veteran client pointed this out the other night – every third frame in a 4 frame strip with a couple has them kissing. At Photobooth Fun we thought we’d bring a bit of rigorous science to bear and so we checked some of our recent gigs and she was right!
Whether its a family kiss, a romantic kiss or a friendly one it takes until the third frame for people to get up the courage to do what they’ve secretly been wanting to do from the moment they stepped in the booth – plant a kiss on someone!
Rubbish you say!
Well the proof’s in the pudding (Christmas pudding at this time of the year). Why don’t you call us up, hire a booth and put the science to the test.
Now although we’re never short of people eager to jump in the booth and do their thing, there are always one or two of a more reserved nature who can take some persuading. Generally once in, the magic of the booth takes over and everybody is soon an addict but for the photo-shy, stepping into the booth can feel like the beginnings of an intrepid journey.
That’s where props can come in handy. There’s nothing like a disguise to sway the reticent poser. Our fantastic collection of props can take someone from cautious to camera ready in a matter of moments and once they’re in, they’re usually hooked!
And of course, it’s not only the shy ones who enjoy dressing up; Fake beards and mustaches, silly hats and glasses, bunny ears, bows, wigs and masks – Whatever the guise, our props are guaranteed to bring out some great poses and create big laughs! We even have Christmas themed props for that Xmas party to really help bring on the festive mood.
I love finding props for our Christchurch collection and I love seeing the different looks people create – Whether it’s a full blown disguise or just adding a touch, everyone has their own style and everyone has fun!
The A & P Show is a bit of a major for the rural community! The Egmont Agricultural & Pastoral Association has been established in Hawera since 1883 so it is fair to say it is well and truly part of the Hawera and wider Taranaki community.
This year the show will be held on the 15th and 16th of November and will have the very cool theme of Music Madness! Photo Booth Fun will be joining in the madness in the Kidzone – we can’t wait!
The show hosts a large trade area showcasing local and out of town businesses, entertainment, cattle, equestrian events, rides, live music and so so so much more…and let’s not forget our awesome photo booth!
The A & P Show really is so much fun for the whole family – I mean really who doesn’t love animals and rides! The Taranaki team would love to see you and the kids in our booth so come and see us!
This is a question we get asked quite a bit, usually by people wanting to fit like 5 or 6 people in. Usually we laugh at this as, being a Nationwide company, it is the source of a fair bit of competition around the country.
So how many do you think..? is it 8..? nah that’s easy… what about 9..?or 10 maybe..?Actually given that all 3 of these shots were taken at the Gymsports National Championships this month in Hawkes Bay I’d say that’s getting pretty easy too.
The record up until this weekend was 13 set in the Hawkes Bay Booth last year (and I believe equalled in other regions since) I say up until this weekend because I believe this one taken in Hastings last night smashes it out of the park!I’ll leave the counting to you but I have to say it’s a pretty impressive effort and once again set in the Hawkes Bay booth. So if you want record breaking fun call us on 0800 FOTO BOOTH (0800 368 626) and lets get the party started…
I think this one’s going to take some breaking but let’s have some fun trying!
Feeling like a cancelled stamp, a milquetoast? – Why that’s probably because you missed Gatsby’s Great Snow Ball this weekend – Held at the transitional Cathedral (I can’t believe it’s really a cardboard cathedral!), what a berries night! Organised by the Canterbury’s ski clubs, the 20s themed ball raised money for the Westpac Helicopter and the organisers did a Pos-i-lute-ly ducky job, raising $12,000 and giving everyone a night to remember to boot!
Helping to solidify those memories was our photo booth; We had a swell time – such hotsy totsy outfits, such fab poses, such glam!
Pos-i-tively darb darling!
So if you wanna stay hip to the jive, you’d better get yourself along to the next fab charity ball in Christchurch: The Great Pink Gatsby - This Fundraiser for Shocking Pink will transport you to the roaring 20s and put on a party to rival Gatsby’s finest! And our photobooth will be there to snap you in all your dudded up finery!
The lovely women at Shocking Pink really know their onions – So don’t be a bluenose, break out the mazuma, get dolled up, leave Mrs Grundy at home and ankle on down to this sockdollager – It will be the cat’s meow!
Summer is nearly upon us (hooray!!) and with that comes the countdown to Christmas. If you don’t want to know exactly how many days there are to go, look away now ….. if you do want to know, there is only 70!!. Don’t know about you, but we are pretty excited about the arrival of the festive season!
Aside from eating, drinking and being merry with family, the festive season also brings the much anticipated work Christmas parties! Have you got yours coming up ? Or are you the person in charge of organising one this year? A photo booth is a “must have” at every Christmas function – we’ve done some great ones in the past and we want to be at yours!!
Our calender is filling up fast for December, but contact us today and we will do our best to try and fit you in. You wont regret it – it will be a huge hit with everyone!
And while we are on the topic of Christmas …. if you have already started thinking about your shopping list, don’t forget we can provide Photo Booth Fun gift vouchers. Perfect for that someone special (who may have a wedding or a big birthday coming up in 2014) – they will love you for it!!.