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Fighting the Good Fight with Canteen


Relying completely on donations, the Canteen Foundation helps support young people living with cancer.

Photobooth Fun is proud to be invited every year to attend the Canteen Relax event. It’s so great to see the smiles the photo booth gets from young people who are struggling with such adversity.

Here are some of the fantastic pictures from the event. Should you wish to make a donation to the Canteen foundation, you can do so through their website at www.canteen.org.nz


If you’re about Rotorua this Sunday!


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.


Expo Expo Expo!


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!

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Meet one of the friendly Auckland crew….


This month we would like to introduce you to Sai.  Sai is one of our amazing operators here in Auckland and for those of you who have had the pleasure of meeting him, you will know what a fab guy he is!

Sai has been working for Photo Booth Fun since 2012, is a civil engineer during the day, and is absolutely hooked on Photo Booth Fun! Here is what Sai has to say about his job working with us …..

Favourite thing about working for Photo Booth Fun:    To be honest there are lots of favourite things about working for Photo Booth Fun.  Meeting new people, going to various types of gigs such as: weddings, 21st birthdays, concerts, sporting events and traveling to different parts of Auckland.  Out of everything, working with the Photo Booth Fun team is one of my favorite things hence I’m still working here and still will be for many more years to come. Definitely the best job ever!!
Funniest booth moment:    Funniest moments … tough question as every gig is an entertaining gig!  I guess one moment was at a wedding where the best man decided to strip down in the booth and took pictures of every part of his body then left a message with his naked photo strip in the Photo Booth Album (obviously alot of alcohol was consumed!!)
Most famous person you have had inside a booth:    Sir Peter Leitch (Mad Butcher), Steven Luatua (Blues, All Blacks) & Colin Mathura-Jeffree
Famous person you would love to see inside the booth:    Rihannon Fish (from Home and Away)
Why should people book with Photo Booth Fun:    A photo booth definitely brings out the fun out of everyone no matter the age. The amount of poses, selfies, photobombs etc that happen inside the booth is the best entertainment. Honestly speaking having Photo Booth Fun at any event of any sort will be the best decision someone can ever make!

Sai is an absolute superstar operator, so if you do see him at an event, make sure you go say hi!

Jacs & Dee
Auckland Managers


Winter Planning for Summer Weddings


Summer is behind us and as temperatures drop and the rainfall increases, so too do all the great wedding expos.
The planning of a wedding is a huge undertaking and we at Photobooth Fun are witness to just how much effort goes into each and every wedding we attend.
This year, the Bay of Plenty and Waikato have a great line up of expos for brides and grooms to attend. They are a great way to meet wedding suppliers in one convenient location and most offer expo only specials to take advantage of.
Don’t worry if you’ve left some details to the last minute – wedding suppliers are very well networked in the industry and most will still be more than happy to help make your big day happen.

Sunday 18th May – The Wedding Affair – Sarnia Park, Cambridge
Sunday 25th May – Tauranga Wedding Show – ASB Arena, Bay Park
Sunday 1st June – Rotorua Wedding Show – Rotorua Convention Centre
Sunday 29th June – Waikato Wedding Expo- Hamilton Gardens Pavillion

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Photobooth Backdrop Ideas


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.

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.

Create a gorgeous backdrop with just chicken wire and napkins.

Check it out.

3. What’s a spring party without flowers?

What's a spring party without flowers?

Learn how to create the hipster look here.

Click to read more…


Canterbury Air Rescue Open Day


This month we again had the pleasure of joining the team at Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust for their open day.

These guys do an amazing and vital job so offering our support is a no brainer – And of course it helps that we love meeting people and sharing the fun of our booth ;)

It’s always a great day out for families and this year was no exception. We had so many families jumping in for a photo – You know it is an excellent way to get that perfect family portrait..

And the best thing is, you have four to choose from!

 

Looking forward to joining the Air Rescue team again for next year’s event – hope to see you there!

 

Michaela

Manager – Christchurch/S.I

 

 

 


Solidarity of the Workers


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With Mayday just behind us it seems like a good idea to think about things that bring workmates together – and a Photo Booth is one of them.

Shared experiences are always a great way to bond folk together and a shared experience where you take something away with you makes the memory of that experience last a little bit longer. Photo Booths provide that. With strips to take away and a USB stick of all the images captured in the booth on hand after the event there’s plenty of memories to go around.

And the props box is a great leveler. Whether you are a CEO or mail room clerk, silly glasses and a hat are silly glasses and a hat. Photo Booths put everyone on the same level fun playing field. And there’s nothing like a bit of equality to bring the workers together.

So enough of the propaganda – whether your next party is a Communist Party, People’s Liberation Party, Christmas Party or End of Project Party we’ve got the perfect thing to unite the workers!


Wedding Planning Hits Taranaki


2014 is flying by as we hit the time of year where our summer brides are packing away their dresses into boxes, sending out thank-you cards and looking back through their Photo Booth Fun strips deciding which ones will be best for blackmail! …it is also the time of year when next season brides begin the exciting job of wedding planning wahoooo!

Having a photo booth at your wedding will make for an evening your guests will never forget as they place those beautifully customised photo strips proudly on the fridge to remind them just how much fun they had at your wedding!

The Taranaki team are huge fans of weddings and wedding planning which makes them super excited to be involved with 3 fabulous wedding events this month! We have lined up some very cool places to show off the booth to all soon-to-be brides, so come along and have a go!

We will start our wedding planning season at the South Taranaki Wedding Fair on Sunday May 18th followed by the Taranaki Weddings Mystery Bus Tour on Saturday May 24th and then the Taranaki Wedding and Events Expo on Sunday May 25th (by this time our team will probably be running on serious amounts of coffee but will still be super enthusiastic about promoting the booth and showing just how perfect it can make your event)!

Here at Photo Booth Fun we love to share the love so here are some links to the events so you can have a little look for yourself…

Sunday 18th May – South Taranaki Wedding Fair
https://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Taranaki-Wedding-Fair/1397423280527623

Saturday 24th May – Taranaki Weddings Mystery Bus Tour
https://www.facebook.com/taranakiweddings

Saturday 25th May – Taranaki Wedding & Events Expo
https://www.facebook.com/TaranakiWeddingAndEventsExpo

 

We are super excited and can’t wait to see you there!

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A busy month of Expos ….


It has been all go with exciting expos for the Auckland crew over the past few weeks – we have been lucky enough to attend three awesome expos and may have seen you at one of them!

The first one was the school ball expo at the Ellerslie Events Centre – everything you need for your school ball was under the one roof – from dress makers, to DJ’s to Photo Booths (of course!!).  It was great to see so many students and ball committee members attend and everyone appeared to have a thoroughly good afternoon.  If you were at this expo and haven’t checked your photos out on our online gallery, you need to do so today!

http://gallery.photoboothfun.co.nz/Events/20140319-Auckland-School-Ball-/

Next up was Convene – a full day expo held at the Viaduct Events Centre.  Convene is a place where key organisers for corporate events (like team building, Christmas parties etc), come together and get ideas & inspirations about planning their upcoming events.  It was great to see so many faces from the year before there – a sign of how popular this event is becoming.

And then last (but by no means least!!), we had the bi-annual Grand Wedding Show at Sky City this weekend just gone.  And what an event this one is …. its awesome!  Hundreds and hundreds of brides, grooms, bridesmaids, best men etc all under one roof planning their dream day!  Two of our booths were in constant use all day long as people got a good feel for what Photo Booth Fun is all about. Check out the online gallery with all the photos from the day.

http://gallery.photoboothfun.co.nz/Events/20140413-Grand-Wedding-Expo-Au/

It was so great to see everyone at these awesome events, and we look forward to seeing you all again very soon!

Jacs & Dee
Auckland managers