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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


Yes we have Gift Registry!


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.

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Propmania


One of the best things about including props in your booth package is how much everybody gets into dressing up. Even the most shy get hooked on finding the best mix and match and striking the funniest pose. From the very young to the very old, no one is immune to the power of the prop. Imagine your grandparents decked out in fake beards, silly hats and glasses.. Photo Booth Fun can make that happen!

Mitch and Abbey’s wedding in Ashburton last month was a prime example of the hilarity of props in action. I love seeing the way people combine props to make new hilarious looks. Everyone brings a bit of their own creativity to their look and the result is always brilliant!

Guaranteed hilarity. Guaranteed memorable fun for you and your guests.

 

Cheers!

Michaela

Manager – Christchurch/S.I

 


A spot of marketing


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After a whirlwind couple of months it was great to get into the Porirua markets last weekend.

Not that there was any less mayhem and energy – just a different type. We parked our trusty photo booth amidst the food stalls and got to be part of one of Wellington’s best weekly doses of fun, colour and great food, produce and other amazing stuff.

As it always does, it takes some people a while to click to the fact that having something as awesome as a photo booth free for them to use is possible. But once we got the message out there was a queue of families, waiting for a photo and even one guy that we had to break the sad news to that the background was the wrong colour for a legitimate passport photo!

Thanks for having us Porirua Saturday Markets! If you haven’t got along on a Saturday morning you’re missing out on great food and vegies, awesome Pasifika food and some of the best fudge you’ll find!

We might even come back for another time round later in the year.