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!
So the Doctor has recently regenerated, cool :) What if his TARDIS also regenerated… into a Photo Booth! Way COOLer!!
With a network of photo booths New Zealand wide, we travel everywhere. We just need access and a power supply! Like our Tauranga booth spending the weekend in Whakatane with Bay Rock Radio 1XX.
We’ve even mastered time travel* That’s right, you can now book our photo booth eons into the future and we’ll be there ;)
*While our current photo booths are one way time devices only, this TARDIS photo booth could be the inspiration for our next upgrade
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!
Whilst our photobooths come with a black curtain to contain all the fun, sometimes it’s nice to open it all up and get creative. Creating your own backdrop is a snap and so long as you have a wall to attach it to you can make something that fits your theme and your personality!
We can help with printed backdrops if you have something specific in mind, but here’s some great background ideas that can be used with our photo booths, whether it’s a wedding, birthday, or corporate Christmas party.
1. Use bright paper fans to create a wall of pinwheels.
Get the tutorial here.
2. Create a gorgeous backdrop with just chicken wire and napkins.
Check it out.
3. What’s a spring party without flowers?
Learn how to create the hipster look here.
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.
There she is! A Photo Booth standing majestically in the great outdoors – not necessarily what you would think is its natural habitat. But it can be.
Especially during the summer, having a Photo Booth outdoors can be a great option. Not only does it mean that you can have it at your garden wedding but it also means that you can have your photos against a wonderful natural backdrop and not just inside the black curtains. Pull the curtains back (or get them removed entirely) and you can use nature as your backdrop and even have large groups pose a little further away so you can get 20 or more people in your strip!
But, like every other part of an outdoor wedding, there are some things to consider:
- Can we get power to the location you’ve chosen for the booth? We come with 10 metres of extension cord but your venue may be able to supply more.
- Is the terrain suitable? The booth needs a bit of good, flat ground.
- How breezy is it likely to be? If you’ve chosen a bit of a wind tunnel to put the booth in remember fluttering curtains can be a bit annoying. Like many things at a wedding a bit of tape can fix that but it pays to think about.
- Where’s the sun going to be? When your booth is up and taking photos you want the natural light to be good. The dappled shadows from a tree may make for nice ambience but terrible photos!
- Like everything else in an outdoor event – do you have an emergency indoor site if things go bad weather wise?
Having a photo booth outside is a great way to have even more fun in the sun. Think about it for your next event and get our booths into the great outdoors!
Probably the most discussed topic in the photo booth would have to be the pose of choice! Some boothers have it down to an art! They have a plan from start to finish before they even take one step into the booth…others prefer the ‘live in the moment’ technique. Either way getting that perfect pose is all part of the fun!
We have noticed a few trends when it comes to photo booth poses…there is the tried and true tongue out, or total look of surprise! (Sometime in the same photo when someone’s tongue accidentally connects with some else’s cheek)! And we can’t forget the pouty face, peace sign, Charlie’s Angels pose (this seems to require a surprising amount of coordination), duck face, hugs, smiles, pointing at one another and awwww the kiss! There are a few more that come to mind but I’m not sure they are blog appropriate so I will let you use your imagination for that!
No matter what pose you choose – it will be sure to have you in fits of laughter and that is what it is all about! Remember you are only limited by your imagination so I challenge you to come up with a new classic pose… One that we will remember for many gigs to come!
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
Lots of folk love the Photobooth! It attracts the exhibitionists and, eventually, it attracts the introverts. There’s just something about the fun of pulling the curtain and posing for the camera that people can’t resist.
The Phoobooth also attracts the perfectionists from time to time. Standing next to the Booth you get to watch the vast majority of folks duck inside and wing it in front of the camera. It’s the spontaneity that leads to all the shrieks of laughter coming from inside the curtain.
But occasionally there are those who like to plan. Sometimes you hear them planning a series of poses with a friend in the line to use the booth. Sometimes you hear them plotting inside the booth and every once in a while you see them doing practise shots before they go inside. A quick couple of selfies on a smartphone can really help those perfectionists work out the best poses to maximise their fun, good looks or the message they’re trying to send with the picture. You see a pair snapping away, come along to the Booth and duck inside. There’s still the same happy laughter but the shots are juuuuuust right.
It takes all kinds of people.
And all kinds of people love the Photobooth.
OK so normally I hate to see people posting this early about Christmas but sometimes there’s a good reason…
see here in Hawkes Bay, and I’m sure around the rest of the New Zealand, we have super-organised people who like to get their staff or organization Christmas Party sorted nice and early so they don’t get disappointed when we say we’re already booked that night.
And the bookings are certainly starting to fill up already so don’t wait too long before you get yours sorted or you won’t be getting the miss/mr popularity award this year!
So let us add some real fun to your staff or organization Christmas function this year, order your Photo Booth Fun now! Don’t just sit there… there’s a link down the bottom there… go on click and let’s have some fun :)
Of course you can email or phone too. Speak to you soon.
Tony – Hawkes Bay Manager