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A busy month of Expos ….


It has been all go with exciting expos for the Auckland crew over the past few weeks – we have been lucky enough to attend three awesome expos and may have seen you at one of them!

The first one was the school ball expo at the Ellerslie Events Centre – everything you need for your school ball was under the one roof – from dress makers, to DJ’s to Photo Booths (of course!!).  It was great to see so many students and ball committee members attend and everyone appeared to have a thoroughly good afternoon.  If you were at this expo and haven’t checked your photos out on our online gallery, you need to do so today!

http://gallery.photoboothfun.co.nz/Events/20140319-Auckland-School-Ball-/

Next up was Convene – a full day expo held at the Viaduct Events Centre.  Convene is a place where key organisers for corporate events (like team building, Christmas parties etc), come together and get ideas & inspirations about planning their upcoming events.  It was great to see so many faces from the year before there – a sign of how popular this event is becoming.

And then last (but by no means least!!), we had the bi-annual Grand Wedding Show at Sky City this weekend just gone.  And what an event this one is …. its awesome!  Hundreds and hundreds of brides, grooms, bridesmaids, best men etc all under one roof planning their dream day!  Two of our booths were in constant use all day long as people got a good feel for what Photo Booth Fun is all about. Check out the online gallery with all the photos from the day.

http://gallery.photoboothfun.co.nz/Events/20140413-Grand-Wedding-Expo-Au/

It was so great to see everyone at these awesome events, and we look forward to seeing you all again very soon!

Jacs & Dee
Auckland managers


Yes we have Gift Registry!


We know you’d love a Photo Booth for your party but sometimes the costs start to add up and it’s hard to squeeze it into the budget along with the bar tab, the DJ and the all important party outfit.  Photobooth Fun provides a super-easy gift registry service that allows you to invite your family and friends to help you pay for the booth… after all they’ll be enjoying it too!

Not just for weddings, but for any occasion where our photo booth is a must have – great for 21st birthdays when you don’t have a lot to spend, 40th birthdays, when you’ve already got it all or even for sports teams and schools where resources can be a little tight.

Make your enquiry with our admin superstar Suze and she’ll talk you through the no fuss process.

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A spot of marketing


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After a whirlwind couple of months it was great to get into the Porirua markets last weekend.

Not that there was any less mayhem and energy – just a different type. We parked our trusty photo booth amidst the food stalls and got to be part of one of Wellington’s best weekly doses of fun, colour and great food, produce and other amazing stuff.

As it always does, it takes some people a while to click to the fact that having something as awesome as a photo booth free for them to use is possible. But once we got the message out there was a queue of families, waiting for a photo and even one guy that we had to break the sad news to that the background was the wrong colour for a legitimate passport photo!

Thanks for having us Porirua Saturday Markets! If you haven’t got along on a Saturday morning you’re missing out on great food and vegies, awesome Pasifika food and some of the best fudge you’ll find!

We might even come back for another time round later in the year.

 


Crusaders evening of courage


This month we had the privilege of bringing our photo booth along to support the Crusaders’ Evening of Courage with the Child Cancer Foundation here in Christchurch.

With my favourites, George, Kieran and Richie all taking turns having their pics taken with the kids (and some adoring grown-ups) , I had a bit of an inner struggle to not push in and get a few shots with them myself! But there was no way I was  taking a turn from those lovely kids and their families.

It was such an amazing night and what legends the Crusaders were – Making so many people’s nights by jumping in and getting their pose on in the booth. But not everyone wanted one of the boys in their shot, the Crusaders dance troupe were just as popular and a definite favourite for one special girl.

 

Good on you guys!

Michaela

Manager – Christchurch


What a busy month its been!


 
What a busy month its been!  Our booths have certainly been getting a work out as we have attended some fantastic events!  We have attended lots and lots of stunning weddings and, as always, we get so much delight in seeing couples in love on their special day (and of course watching their guests have a blast in the booth!).

The past month has also seen us spend a few days at Auckland Cup week, the NZ Robotics Nationals, AUT open days and this week we are at Polyfest!  Its certainly been all go!

Amongst that we were able to attend one particularly special wedding. It was that of Vivian Fittall, who married Jack Waller in their fairytale wedding.  Vivian and Jack had a two-year relationship and a healthy baby girl but their happiness was shattered with news that cancer had spread to Vivian’s bowel, liver and lungs.  Marrying her soulmate in the time she had left meant everything to Vivian, and through social media and campaigning, an entire community pulled together to make her dream come true.  It was a truly magical day and we were so honoured to be a part of it.


Jacs & Dee
Auckland managers


Up, Up and Away!


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.



Are you the coolest school in town?


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?

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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!

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Look Here


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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. 

That’s when the magic happens.


Auckland – a great place to live … (and to get married!!)



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!

Jacs & Dee

 

 

 


Photo Booths, Art & Andy Warhol


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.”

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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!

Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick in their photo booth photos - Andy's "selfie" and Edie "striking a pose - or four"

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!
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