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Bay of Plenty-School Balls and Wedding Shows

Hi everybody,

Over here in the Bay of Plenty we have had a great month attending the local school balls and getting amongst the excitement, for many of the students it was their first school ball. Luckily our booth was there to help capture the priceless memories of the night for them to enjoy in years to come! We attended the Mount College Ball, followed by the Tauranga Girls College Ball and rounded off by the Otumoetai College Ball. It’s not over yet either! We still have a few more school balls coming up in the two months and we are always really excited to help make our mark on a very special evening for many!   

Judging by the hordes of photos our booths have snapped from the first ball up to now (averaging 1150 per event!) and by the size of the never ending and continually recycling queue’s, we would say the booths are a feature not to be overlooked. It’s almost common place to see one of our booths at such events, and we can tell you that it just doesn’t get old seeing people emerge with wide grins and having a laugh when they examine the prints of their (frequently contorted) faces!

Additionally this month we were fortunate to have a stand at the Tauranga Wedding Show, held at ASB Baypark Arena. It was a great day and Taylor our regional manager was there talking to the lovely faces who came forward and courageously stepped into our booth for some first hand experience, it’s funny how once you’ve had a turn, you want to have another. We also asked people to submit their email into our iPad, we did this because we had been planning a special show offer that we have now sent out to the recipients, we think it’s a good one!

Part of our business philosophy is making your party or special event come alive and go down in history (at least with your friends and guests) as a great time worth every cent. We pride ourselves on the standard of customer service we provide, along with the quality we maintain throughout the process, from the use of high quality cameras to outstanding printers that make your photos look like they’re straight from the studio. Why just create memories that’ll last when you could also create exceptional material that lasts too!

At Photo Booth Fun we like to go the extra mile to help get things just right for your event, so if you’ve got any queries or questions regarding the potential for us to transform your personal or corporate event into a fondly remembered occasion where everybody can get involved, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us in the Bay of Plenty region at we will be happy to answer any questions you may or talk about options for your potential future booking.

Finally we are proud to announce our category sponsorship for our first year of the New Zealand Wedding Industry Awards, we are going to be there, with our booth, getting amongst the festivities and making sure everybody has a great night!

Until next time, have a great month ahead,


Taylor Shea- Bay of Plenty Manager – Photo Booth Fun NZ

Wonderful Weddings

Hawkes Bay is fast becoming known as the Wedding Capital of New Zealand because of our amazing weather and wineries and second to none service industry. And the Hawkes Bay Team get to have our photo booths at some amazing weddings in Napier, Hastings, Havelock North and beyond!

But, I get the bonus of being the Photo Booth Fun’s in-house graphic designer and therefore have the privilege of putting together the custom strip designs for photobooth functions right across the country. As the “wedding season” is basically over for another year I thought I’d share some of my favourite designs from the season. Enjoy and be inspired…

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As you can see, a custom strip design really does add to the overall effect of the day and your memories of it. And there’s so many options! So hit me up for a design that matches what you’ve put so much effort into planning! That applies not just to weddings but any function we do, a custom strip design will set it apart and help create wonderful memories of your special event!

Oh we also do custom album designs which are laser etched into the album cover, custom envelope designs to keep things matching with your strip design and other stationary – these make great favours, and even custom backdrops for when the booth is in kiosk mode.

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So stand out from the crowd, personalize your Photo Booth today!


Hawkes Bay Manager / In-House Graphic Designer

The Lovely Lord Ladies Pink Ribbon Breakfast

Many of you will know someone who has been affected by cancer but did you know that 8 women a day are diagnosed with breast cancer in New Zealand?  May is the month of the Pink Ribbon Breakfast fundraisers, and in 2014 over 2000 kiwis hosted a  breakfast and collectively raised over a million dollars for breast cancer research.  This year it aims to be bigger and better again!

Photo Booth Fun Auckland had the pleasure of donating a photo booth to one of these events yesterday – and wow what a morning it was!!  It is the 2nd year that the Lovely Lord Ladies have hosted a breakfast, and this year they really out-did themselves!  Over 60 ladies turned up to enjoy the morning, with alot of wonderful give-aways, raffles, games and of course a very scummy breakfast!  It was so heartwarming to be involved in this event and to see everyone digging deep for such a good cause.  It was also so wonderful to see businesses within the wider community donating goods and services which helped to make the morning the huge success that it was.

So far they have raised $2850 – and that figure is still growing!  What an AMAZING result from one breakfast – you ladies rock!  You can check out more about the Lovely Lord Ladies at – and of course you can also donate on this page too.

Keep up the wonderful work New Zealand – truly amazing stuff!

Jacs & Dee

Auckland Managers

See you at the Waikato Wedding next month?

So the wedding expo season is in full swing… with the Auckland show done and dusted, the Wellington Show on 17th and Tauranga on the 24th May and the Waikato team have our 2015 Waikato Wedding Expo on Sunday 28th June.  That’s from 9.30 to 4pm at the Hamilton Gardens Pavilion.  Admission is $12 with children under 12 free.

We’ll be showing off our fabulous touch screen photo booth – so pop in and give our booth a try, you’ll get to see what all the fun is about, and in less than a minute you’ll have your very own photo strip as a momento of the day – and us!  So Waikato brides and grooms pencil the 28th in your diary and we’ll see you there!


Christchurch Bridal Show

This month saw us at the Christchurch Bridal Show at the Addington Events Centre – What a fabulous day! We loved meeting all the couples and bridal parties and showing them the magic of the photo booth – It really is a fantastic way to bring a little extra to your wedding and create lasting memories for you and your guests. And most importantly.. it’s FUN!

We had non stop laughs throughout the day coming from inside the booth and continuing on once the prints were viewed outside.

If you signed up to our mailing list, keep an eye on your inbox,  you’ll be getting our special expo offer very soon!


Michaela Maguire

Manager – Christchurch

Wellington Autumn Wedding Show Sunday 17th May

Wellington Wedding Show

You get engaged to someone before you marry them so there’s nothing wrong with a little try before you buy!

Head down to the Wellington Wedding Show on Sunday 17th of May and pay Greg a visit on our stand. We’ll have a booth there to try out and Greg will be able to answer your questions (and there are none that are too silly to ask).

The other great thing about Wedding Shows is that we always have some sort of top secret deal in the mix. If you sign up for our mailing list we’ll be able to let you in on what that special will be after the expo is done and dusted. See you there!

Look what we have……

Well it is almost ‘Taranaki Autumn Ball’ time in the Naki!

Tickets sold out in just 2 weeks it was CRAZY and we know there are a lot of Taranaki people out there that are absolutely gutted that they missed out…..well it turns out we have 2 of the very last tickets! and we want to give them away to one of you!

Photo Booth Fun will be at the DMan Taranaki Autumn Ball with one of our beautiful booths – we are so excited! The booth photos will be stunning with everyone in their formal wear looking like A List stars! Our booths give you an awesome way to capture yourself looking all glam and lets face it… it is a lot more fun than the old formal photo thing!

So if you would like a chance to WIN head to our Facebook page… but you better be fast because this will be a short and sweet promo… you have got to be in to win!


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Tauranga Wedding Show – Sunday 24th May

The Bay of Plenty team are excited to announce that we’ll be showing off our booth next month at the Tauranga Wedding Show Sunday 24th May at the ASB Arena at BayPark.

If you’ve chosen Tauranga or the greater Bay of Plenty as your perfect wedding destination you’ll want to come along, so pop in, say hi and give our awesome photo booth a try – you’ll get to know what all of the fun is about and take home an instant photo strip.

When in the Waikato…

The Hamilton team love living in the stunning Waikato – and if you have to ask why?!  Here is our top 10 to get you going!


Visit our international award winning Hamilton Gardens – around every corner there is a magical story and a portal through time and to far-flung corners of the world.


Meet the animals and discover the wonders of the living world at Hamilton Zoo, a wildlife sanctuary renowned for its generous habitats. Go behind the scenes on an animal encounter, or head along to one of the FREE ‘Meet the Keeper’ talks.


Support the Mooloo’s and the Chiefs with a home rugby game at Waikato Stadium.


Surf Manu Bay, Whale Bay or Ruapuke – three world class surf breaks at Raglan.


Discover the Waitomo glow worm caves and try black water rafting.


Bungee jump and check out Huka Falls in Taupo – the start of the Waikato river.


Discover The Shire of The Lord of the Rings! That’s right Middle Earth can be found right here in the middle of the Waikato. Tours run all day, transfers leave from the Matamata information centre throughout the day.


A location for the Narnian film Prince Caspian, Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach are must see spots in the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula.


Come and check out Balloons over Waikato every autumn.


Stay a while and earn a degree at Waikato University!


Or stay even longer – the Tron is the city of the future after all!

We hope you’ve enjoyed our little tour of our awesome home and FYI all of these locations have venues that are Photo Booth Fun friendly ;)

Open Day Fun

This month we had the privilege of returning to the Canterbury/West Coast Rescue Services Open Day in Christchurch. These vital services do an incredible job and the open day is a great way to involve the community, raise money and have fun.

There was a record turn out this month and we loved seeing so many people getting into the spirit of the day!

And I even managed to sneak a quick turn in the booth myself with the lovely Cheryle from Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust who helped make this day such a cracker!

As you can see, we both follow the school of thought that the best pose is the one where you don’t take yourself too seriously!


Happy Autumn everyone!


Manager – Chch/S.I