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!!
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!!
We love the fact that our photo booths have a curtain that you can hide behind and get all crazy… but the fun doesn’t have to stop there!
For the more adventurous posers out there the curtain can be flung back to reveal all – posing with an audience can be just as fun! While a blank wall can be nice, a bit of DIY can take you booth experience up a notch – if you can fancy up the wall behind you or even find a fun and interesting wall you can give your guests the option to stay behind the curtain or have photos with a unique back drop or both! – You can even add something to the existing curtain to make it your own – like Sam did for his Indian themed 50th, goodbye black curtain and hello blue sari.
On one of our all time faves…. Rosie sure knows how to make a stunning backdrop
This idea really got us thinking so off we went to search for some fun and different ideas that could inspire a curtain alternative …. remember you can keep the curtain on while still having a fabulous background on standby … we love what we found….have a look at these beauties and let your imagination go, we would love to see what you come up with!
There is no substitute for trying something out in person and talking to someone live to help you make your decisions and wedding expos are a great way to do that. Luckily for Wellingtonians we will be in attendance at the Capital City Wedding Expo on Sunday 23 August.
We’ll have one of our awesome booths there, a box of props to play with and plenty of samples to take a look at on the day. Greg, our Regional Manager, will be there to field all questions and he’ll also have the diary there to check whether we can help you out on your special day. Greg has lots of cool ideas about things you can do with your booth as well so you can really get the most bang for your buck out of the booth. Speaking of bang for your buck we often run a special deal for people who visit us on the day as well so come along and sign up to be part of that.
We’ve also had people come, take a photo in the booth and use that strip to announce their engagement too so there’s added incentive to come along and check us out. See you there!
Here at Photo Booth Fun we think our product is an excellent way for businesses and charities to gain exposure and to get themselves talked about in a positive light. Many corporate and charitable organisations greatly benefit from the inclusion of one of our booths and operators at any function or event that they may be involved with.
With our mandate to create lastingmemories and our excellent designers ability to add your branding and relevant information to one of our custom photo strips, we are able to increase the chances of your organisation being talked about when people display or show off their unique photo strips as they reminisce about that fantastic time they had at your company’s event.
Here are a few examples to demonstrate what we are talking about.
We would love to have the opportunity to collaborate with your company or charitable organisation and help you to potentially gain valuable exposure and make your mark on guests or clients in a meaningful and fun way! We are confident we can excel in contributing to making any event a resounding success!
Our awesome photo booths are a must have to add fun to your wedding, expo event, awards night, office Christmas party, school ball, store opening, birthday party – pretty much anytime you want to add some fun you just need to get your booth on!
And here in Hawkes Bay, we love to support local community and charity events too. So if you have a fund raiser coming up in the Bay, or one of our other regions – Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, Wellington, Canterbury or Otagoclick here to contact us and let us know what you have coming up and if we’re available to help we’ll be there!
NZME Special Children’s Extravaganza Napier 2015
Seriously, we love supporting local events all over New Zealand, big or small. Last weekend in Hawkes Bay we helped out at The Special Children’s Extravaganza, (with 600+ kids that would be in the big category) And recently around NZ we’ve help out Air Rescue Trust, Bellyful, Canteen, Life Flight Trust, Pink Ribbon events, Christmas at the Park, CCF and many local school and club fundraiser events just to name a few! So next weekend we’re helping a local kindy (and that would fit in the small category) with their fundraiser because we just love to help.
We are flying through school ball season, and what a great year it has been! Having been in this business for some time now, we are lucky enough to attend balls for the same school year after year. And we are constantly amazed by the creativeness and classiness of each event – they really do get better and better year on year.
And of course, a photo booth is always such a HUGE hit at these balls ….. proof of this being in the queue which can be seen trailing from the booth all night long. Lets face it – everyone loves a good selfie (especially students) – so our booth is always going to be one of the most popular additions to the night. We often overhear students saying things like “this is the best night of my life” or “this is the best photo booth ever”!
If you have already had one of our booths at your school ball this year, don’t forget to jump on to our website to see your photos on the online gallery (if this was booked as part of the package) – its a great way to re-live one of the best nights of the year!
For those of you who still have your school ball coming up – we look forward to joining you for another fab night!
Thanks to everyone who came to visit us at the Waikato Wedding Expo :) Mindy, Cynthia and I had a ball meeting you all and judging by your photostrips and photo’s it looks like you had lots of fun in our booth too.
Everyone who gave us their email addresses will have received our special expo offer email by now, if you haven’t received this please contact our fabulous Suze, admin extraordinaire at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember our special expo offers are available to those who book before the end of July and pay their $100 deposit by 7th August.
Don’t let the fierce face fool you – these guys were having fun!
In late June we were able to take the Wellington booth along to the Norths Rugby Club for their Oldtimers’ Day. It was a great time to be there because the club had been through a busy and emotional couple of weeks with the death of their club icon Jerry Collins. In a short period of time these amazing folk had helped to pull together a funeral and a march for Porirua’s favourite son. It was a real illustration of the community spirit in Porirua.
So when it came time to celebrate all their former players we set up a booth in the club for a couple of hours and had the full spread of club supporters through it – young and old, past players and future players all getting snapped in the booth. Thanks Norths for letting us be part of a cool occasion.
We often have people say things to us like “oh wow a photo booth – they really are the latest craze aren’t they” – and while they are very popular in 2015 did you know they date back a LONG way – a seriously long way! They first hit the world long before Hair dryers, band aids, instant coffee and even before the first plane took off!
To find out where the photo booth journey really starts we need to fly back in time, way back to the year 1888. In 1888 there were two man who were clearly born before their time who first came up with the idea of an automated photography machine. Unfortunately for Mr William Pope and Mr Edward Pope there newly patented invention was never actually made – but what a fabulous idea it was and this is where the photo booth story begins.
Fast forward a few years to 1889 and the Paris World Fair and meet another couple of clever thinking gentlemen, Mr T. E. Enjalbert and German Photographer Mathew Steffens. Now these two were more than just ideas men and they presented the very first working photo booth – which was very cool but unfortunately it wasn’t overly reliable (unlike our VERY reliable Photo Booth Fun booths) so that was really the end of that!
Now if we fast forward another couple of years we meet German inventor Conrad Bernitt and this dude was really onto it. He created the first ever commercially successful photo booth, producing ferrotypes, he went on to name this marvelous invention “Bosco”…I really think it is one cool looking piece of machinery!
The Bosco Photo Booth
The next clever guy in photo booth history was Carl Sasse who in 1896 thought up and produced the first machine to produce images using the negative and positive process which was a bit of a major and led on to the beginning of the photo booth craze in the 1920s! From that point on photo booths started popping up across the world – providing hours of entertainment for generations!
So there you have it! Photo Booths – the latest craze since 1923! 92 years ago – that’s not bad going for a craze!