Early in August we had our stand up at the Show Me Wellington expo. This is a gathering of folks in the Conference and Incentives industry where vendors, such as ourselves, meet those hard-working folk who put on all the conferences, launches and corporate shin-digs throughout the year. As per usual it was a busy day – with lots of interest and plenty of fun in the booth! Its great to be able to show the booth off in different settings because one of the first places people often see one of our booths is at a wedding. And there’s no denying they are great for weddings! But photo booths also go really well at conferences. Some delegates go to so many conferences in a year that its hard to make things stand out, to make your conference memorable. A photo strip from one of our booths is something that can really do that. We have stories of lots of our clients who have a photo strip on their fridge or in their wallet 2 or 3 years later. So why not have that kind of long-lasting memory for your conference. Our custom strips are also a great way to give value to a sponsor for your event. We can put their branding right on the strip and its something else for delegates or guests to take away that isn’t a pen! Some suggestions of great times and places for a booth: 1. The gala dinner. This is the most commonly used time for a booth. Everyone is relaxed, in their glad rags and ready for fun. 2. At registration. Why not kick everything off with a photobooth. It sets the tone for your conference and says its going to be fun and a little bit different. 3. During the lunch break. People can only talk to each other about the last presentation they saw for so long. And an hour for lunch can be a looooooong time. Maybe slot a photobooth in there to get some energy going and make some memories. And it doesn’t matter where your conference is in the country – we’ve got you covered!
… The patent for the first automated photography machine was filed in 1888 YES 1888! It probably was never built but still…
…The first known really working photographic machine was shown at the World Fair in Paris in 1889. The German born photographer Mathew Steffens from Chicago filed a patent for such a machine in May 1889. These early machines were not reliable enough to be self-sufficient. But, the first commercially successful automatic photographic apparatus was the “Bosco“ from the Inventor Conrad Bernitt of Hamburg (Patented July-16-1890).Note the chemical developing tank!
… The modern concept of photo booth with (later) a curtain originated with Anatol Josepho, with the first photo booth appearing 1925 on Broadway in New York City. For 25 cents, the booth took, developed and printed 8 photos, a process taking roughly ten minutes. “When it first opened, there were people standing all the way around the block. Time magazine reported that 280,000 customers had entered the booths in the first six months.” The Photomaton Company was created to place booths nationwide. The photo booth phenomenon had begun.
… They’ve come a long way since then but the principle is still the same! The technology may have changed but the fun remains! From New York City to New Zealand. From Auckland to Dunedin, from in Hawkes Bay to Taranaki. You push the button, strike a pose (or four!) And let the Fun begin!
… You can give me call if you have an event – Party, Wedding, Conference, Christmas function, Awards Ceremony, Charity Auction, Fundraiser, Open Day, Ball - anything where fun is key, from Napier to Hastings, Havelock North or Central Hawkes Bay to Palmerston North, we’ll be there and we’ll bring the fun that was started nearly a century ago and still going strong today!
Call today! I’d love to hear from you.
Hawkes Bay Manager
Has anyone else noticed that it is nearly September…. How did this happen!
First day of Spring is about to hit, next thing we know it will be Summer and then CHRISTMAS! Hard to believe we know!
Around here Christmas means Christmas parties and lots of them! Our calendar is already pretty full with Christmas functions but we still have room for a few more….and everyone knows that a Christmas party with a Photo Booth Fun booth is 100 times more fun than one without (it’s a true story).
We would love to hear from you about your Christmas party and will do our very best to get you a booth, but you will need to get onto it fast, so give us a call -0800 FOTO BOOTH
Look how much fun these happy Christmas party goers had last year – this could be you this year so go on give us a call – you know you want to!
I was looking at the new Lego collections, as one does on a blustery Wellington day, and I noticed that one of the latest sets has its own Photobooth! You know that when Lego does a model of something its finally arrived in pop culture coolness. So it must be the time of the Photobooth!
Congratulations if you’re one of those folks who have already had a booth before or have made your booking you are are ahead of the curve!
But for the rest of you – fear not! You can still get in on the magic and without all the fiddly little Lego pieces.
We’ll do the assembly of our booths for you and the best thing about our booths is that you get the strips to take away with you – not as a little plastic bit but as a professionally printed strip of memories. And one that won’t hurt your bare foot if you accidentally step on one like a Lego brick.
The other good news is that we are taking bookings for those all important Christmas parties. The tiny little toy booth in the picture won’t hold your boss, Dave from accounts, the whole marketing team and Linda’s boyfriend Wayne all at the same time. But ours do.
So get on a put a real Photobooth on your Christmas party wishlist for this year. All the cool kids will be opening theirs under the tree on Christmas Day.
We’ll leave you with this Lego booth, constructed by the son of our very own Hawkes Bay Region Manager Tony.
Every booth is awesome!
Wellingtonians are passionate about our city and we don’t put up with a lot of stick from everyone else about our wind and rain. But let’s be honest – there is nothing like a day or two (or five or six) of sideways rain to break even the most passionate citizen of Wellington. And when you get broken by winter the grumps set in.
Just today Facebook has been alive with reports of an experiment that was run that basically shows the more negative and narky stuff in your Facebook feed the more narky and negative your posts become. So why not fight that fact with some fun posts of your own.
Luckily, even at your most depressed we can help you out – get a Photo Booth to your next function. Then your guests leave with a least 4 awesome, fun images they can scan and share and brighten up their news feeds. The good news is that whoever makes the booking also gets our USB stick crammed with all the shots taken in the booth that function. Perfect for sending to people, posting and tagging on Facebook, printing out and hanging on your wall or just generally having a good laugh about.
Guaranteed to brighten up both your Facebook and your day.
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.
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.
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 Gallery here Now let me know what I can do for you..
Hawkes Bay Regional Manager and Graphic Designer
Happy New Year! We hope you all had an amazing festive season and an unforgettable New Year!
The Taranaki Photo Booth Fun team are so excited about what 2014 means for us! When we look through our calendar we see many weddings at some very cool venues from here to Wanganui (yes we cover Wanganui too)!! We also see some great functions and events that look like they are going to be awesome! The good news is we love what we do and would work every day if we could so yes there are still dates available and we would love to hear from you! We’re sure that all 2014 events are going to rock but they will rock just that little bit more with Photo Booth Fun there – we know this because we are always receiving beautiful feedback!
“This booth is soooo much fun”
“This is so cool – all events should have them”
“I love that we have a booth in New Plymouth now”
“Our guests are loving this – We just became weddings of the year right here”
“Other than my wedding dress this is my favourite thing about my wedding”
And our all-time favourites “ WOW these photos are such awesome quality! I look so good in these photos” and “I can’t get over these photos are you sure there is not a photographer in that booth”!
We can’t get enough of the Photo Booth love!
If you haven’t already booked us now is the time – go on give us a call! You will LOVE it!
And while you are making that call check out Jaylene the stunning bride at our very first 2014 event! Congratulations Mr & Mrs Baker!
Photobooth Fun is a Bartercard partner so now there is a fun and exciting way to use some of those Bartercard dollars.
We recently attended the Bartercard National Conference so most of the Bartercard staff have experienced the hilarity and goings on of a photo booth at their event.
We can attend your business conferences, AGMs, Christmas functions, promotion events, expos, set up in your staff lunchroom, store openings, sales days and even set up in store for your customers. You can also sponsor us to appear at charity events – we’ll brand our photo strips accordingly and provide great staff in attendance.
Call us now – dates are filling up fast!