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Easter + Photo Booth = FUN!


Need some inspiration for your Easter holiday celebrations this weekend? Of course our photo booths are a fun addition to any party!

And if you need an additional pick me up, check out The Party Event for a huge selection of photo booth prop templates (Easter, Xmas and Casino themed nights etc) these are also available from www.pinterest.com/thepartyevent/photo-booth-props-from-the-party-event/


Happy customers returning year after year…


Well we must be doing something right as this has been a month of repeat business from very happy customers.

Back at the start of March we attended the AUT AuSM week at all 3 campuses – an event we attend several times a year.  And just last week we were at Pasifika, and will be attending Polyfest this coming weekend – festivals that keep inviting us back!  We have also been at several 21st birthday parties of people whose older siblings had booked us a few years earlier (for their own 21st’s!).

Please be assured that we will endeavour to continue to provide the very best service we can –  to not only hold onto the customers we already have, but hopefully to add YOU to that list.

Thanks to all those lovely customers who keeping coming back – and a very warm welcome to those about to join the “happy” list.

Jacs & Dee

Auckland regional managers


Stunning wedding locations in the Waikato


WOW!  What a busy wedding season we’re having in the Waikato, we’ve had fun snapping brides, grooms and their guests all over the Waikato and here’s some of the totally awesome, photo booth friendly wedding venues we’ve appeared at so far…

 

Woodlands Historic Homestead – Gordonton, Hamilton

 

Sarnia Park Botique Lodge – Cambridge

 

The Red Barn – Hinuera

 

The Green Dragon Inn – The Shire, Middle Earth, Matamata

 

The Boatshed – Lake Karapiro

 

Rosenvale – Te Awamutu

 


How many people can you fit in that thing?


Photobooth Fun - making people movers look simultaneously awkward and gangster since ages ago

Photobooth Fun – making people movers look simultaneously awkward and gangster since ages ago

One of the questions we often get asked is “How many people can you fit in this thing?” Its normally as a group of 4 people try to go into the booth.

Well, 4 is no problem. Neither is 6. And, I think the record is 19 people within the curtained confines of the booth.

There's something like 17 people in here. If you know what to look for

There’s something like 17 people in here. If you know what to look for

Its all a matter of human Tetris, organising people by size and making sure everyone can see the camera. But it can be done.

Take the curtain off and anything is possible! You’ll notice above there’s a people mover in the background – so we can fit all sorts of things in the photo booth frame. Without the curtain it depends on how good the lighting is and how you arrange yourself to get the most people in focus. You can even get your own custom back-drops made or use the ones provided so conveniently by Mother Nature.

So there are all sorts of combinations and configurations that you might want to think about, or talk to us about when you book a booth. However you look at it – the only limit to the number of people in the booth is your ingenuity and imagination!


All will be revealed…..


Keeping secrets can be hard, especially when they are about something really exciting! And keeping secrets is exactly what the Taranaki team have been doing BUT the time is almost here to reveal all!

We are super excited to be involved with one of the coolest events to hit the Naki …. ever…. can you guess???

Lets just say it involves a heap of AMAZING local business which of course includes Photo Booth Fun Taranaki’s favourite entertainment crew DMan entertainment.

All will be revealed very soon so keep an eye on our Facebook page and on DMan’s page www.facebook.com/dmanentertainment – you will not want to miss this!

 

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Speaking of secrets, did you know one of the coolest surprises to keep secret for your event is one of our Booths! We often take bookings from brides, grooms, event planners, birthday boys and girls (the list goes on) that organise a Photo Booth Fun booth for their event but say “don’t tell anyone because this is going to be the best surprise ever” And it rally is! Nothing like having something to surprise your guests with to make you event even more special.

See keeping secrets might be hard but with us it is super FUN too!


We cover the bay, and go the extra mile or two!


The Bay of Plenty photo booth ends up in some fairly out of the way spots, and we’re often asked ‘how far do you go?’ Well that’s an excellent question!

With our Tauranga base we offer FREE delivery within 50kms of the Tauranga CBD, and that covers all of the local conference facilities and wedding venues, and includes Katikati to the North, Pyes Pa, Papamoa and Te Puke to the South.

But we go much further, in fact as long as you’ve got vehicle access and power we cover the whole of the Bay of Plenty region – including Rotorua, Kawerau, Whakatane and Opotiki.

If you’re thinking even further afield, then don’t worry we’ve our network of photo booth regions all over New Zealand – with booths in Auckland, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Napier, Wellington and Christchurch each region offers free delivery within 50kms of the CBD, and that’s a massive chunk of New Zealand covered!


School balls …. its never too early to start planning yours!


Okay, so we are only in February, and Christmas was really not that long ago ….. but its never too early to start planning ahead to your 2015 school ball!  School balls can take a huge amount of planning and preparation, so the sooner you can start, the better your night will be.

Photo Booth Fun is going to be at the School Ball Expo again this year – which is on Thursday 12th March at the Ellerslie Events Centre.  It is a fabulous event, which is designed to help all students organising or attending their High School Ball, Prom or Senior Formal. You’ll find useful information on school ball planning and budgeting, as well as a list of recommended local DJs, Bands, Photographers and more. And event better – its free to enter!  For more information go to www.schoolballexpo.co.nz.

 

 

Put it in your diary today, and hope to see you there!

 

Jacs & Dee
Auckland Managers

Get snapped with your ‘purrrfect match’ this valentines…


If you’re searching for someone special to spend Valentine’s Day with, then head down to the SPCA Waikato on Saturday 14 February to find your ‘purrrfect’ match.

SPCA Waikato is hoping that you will give their animals a second chance at love; so they are holding an adoption special with reduced adoption costs on kittens and rabbits, and the registration fees on all dogs adopted on Valentine’s Day will be waived.  All animals available for adoption at SPCA Waikato are already desexed, micro-chipped, vaccinated and ready to go to a new loving home.

In addition to the adoption specials, bring your pet into the SPCA Waikato Animal Centre where they will be offering you the opportunity to receive a free flea, weigh and worm treatment to make your pet feel extra loved.  And we’ll be there with our photobooth offering FREE photo strips with your pets from 12-1pm too!

To take advantage of these special offers, pop in to the SPCA Waikato on 219 Ellis Street, Frankton, Hamilton, on Saturday February the 14th, between 10.00am and 4.00pm and find the new love of your life.

The SPCA currently has a number of animals available for adoption. To view the animals or to make a donation, visit www.waikatospca.org.nz


Timing is sometimes almost everything


Couple of folks frightened as their booking is almost ove

Couple of folks frightened as their booking is almost over

One of the best things about weddings is the speeches. There’s plenty of laughs and, often, a good number of tears and speeches can be one of the highlights of a special day. But in Wellington recently we’ve found that speeches have eaten a big chunk out of people’s Photobooth booking. While our operators always try to make sure that everyone gets a go sometimes its just not possible because speeches have eaten into half, if not more of the Photobooth booking. It means two things: firstly that some people might miss out and secondly that you’re not getting value for money with the booking.

But the good news is that you can have it all! Awesome speeches and awesome memories created by the Photobooth. While most people only have one wedding, unless they’re Elizabeth Taylor, we’ve been to more than our fair share and we know how things go during a wedding reception. Combine this with your knowledge of the folks doing speeches and we can work out if Uncle John is likely to blow out his allotted 5 minutes and therefore what’s the best time to start the booth booking. Or even if straight after speeches is the best place to have it.

Before you lock that booking in, or even afterwards if you’re having second thoughts about the timing, get in touch with us to talk through the logistics. Better to make sure its not you pulling the “are we going to miss out?” faces.


Magical wedding venues in the bay


The BOP team are full swing into wedding season now, and recently we’ve been to some amazing venues, heres a selection of totally awesome, photo booth friendly wedding venues we’ve appeared at in the past few weeks…

Mills Reef Aged Wine Cellar – Bethlehem, Tauranga

 

Mills Reef Barrell Room – Bethlehem Tauranga

Ataahua  – Pyes Pa, Tauranga

 

Fountain Gardens – Te Puna, Tauranga

 

Oreti Village Resort – Pukawa Bay, Taupo

 

Bella Vista Lodge – Ohauiti, Tauranga