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!
Balls and formals have always been the highlight of any high school calendar. Starting as early as July, the young people of New Zealand don their very finest and undertake an extensive beautification routine for the big night.
Photobooth Fun are a perfect addition to the night’s celebrations. We provide several package deal options for schools and are always happy to customise the booking to suit.
In the Waikato and Bay of Plenty, we’ve already attended four brilliant balls and met loads of lovely young people having a great time in the booth.
Give our administration team a call on 0800 FOTO BOOTH to book your date in now!
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!
Here at Photo Booth Fun we are big on the kiwi way of DIY! We have seen some pretty amazing props created especially for our booth events…we have even been known to create our own!
If you have an event coming up and you are the DIY type you are probably about to spend hours flicking through inspiration boards online looking for that perfect idea…well let us save you some time and have a look at some super cool DIY photo booth props…
Not the DIY type? No worries – just ask about adding our Photo Booth Fun props to your package and let the fun begin!
Remember when it comes to props there are no rules! Blackboards, frames, silly faces….anything goes and that is just the way we like it!
It’s been a month of school ball fun here in Chch – So many revellers have been through our Christchurch photo booth lately and they’ve all come out laughing.
We had a ball (geddit?) at St Margarets, Timaru Girls’ High, Cathedral Grammar and Lincoln High and we’ve got the photos to prove it :D
We’re looking forward to 2015’s ball season already!
Stay warm Canterbury.
Manager – Christchurch
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.
Expo fever continues, and this weekend it’s Rotorua’s turn! If you’re in Rotorua this Sunday Photo Booth Fun will be at the Hitched Rotorua Wedding Show at the Rotorua Convention Centre, 1170 Fenton St.
The largest show of its kind in Rotorua, “Hitched” will showcase over 90 exhibitors from throughout the Bay of Plenty and beyond. Featuring runway show, live music, fantastic prizes, and lots, lots more. Come for the show, or stay for the weekend and experience for yourself the plethora of activities to suit even the most discerning adventurous palette. Whether it’s adrenaline-pumping adventures, cultural excursions, or soothing day spa facilities – Rotorua has it all!
And we’ll be there operating our photo booth all day (9:30 – 4:00pm) so pop in, get snapped, and take-away a FREE photostrip to remember the day with and sign up to receive our awesome photo booth expo specials.
We love nothing more than a good opportunity to show our booth off and get people laughing and enjoying the Photo Booth Fun experience so when the chance to exhibit at an expo comes along we are THERE!
The Taranaki team have been hanging out with brides and grooms to be at three AMAZING events of the last couple of weekends…I think we lost count of how many brides-to-be had a turn posing in the booth… but we know it was a lot!
We are so excited at the thought of working with so many awesome couples come wedding season …bring it on!
There were so many people through you might even recognize some of the lovely faces, check out our facebook albums for a sneaky look at the photos or here are some of our faves….enjoy!