Photography 101: Photo Terminology

Photography 101: Photo Terminology

Photography 101: Photo Terminology

Photography has been a part of our world since the 19th century. Sometimes we struggle to understand  Basic Photography concepts and Photography Terms. Brush up on your photo jargon with photography 101: Photo Terminology from ABQ ShutterBooth!

Some Of The Basics

Here are terms you are likely to see in camera manuals, photography magazines, and beginner tutorials.

Bracketing:  Taking a series of images at different exposures.

Exposure: The amount of light reaching the camera’s digital sensor. 

Aperture:  The opening in the lens that light shines through when a taking a photo.

Autofocus:  A system that lets the camera’s sensors detect the distance of a subject and adjust the focus.

Photography Jargon

Here are more advanced terms and some made up jargon photographers use.

Gobo: Something used to block, cover, or remove the unwanted stray light from falling on the subject of your photos.

Shutter Lag: The slight delay from the time you press the shutter button to the time it fires and opens.

Panning: Using a slow shutter speed and moving the camera in the same direction as a moving subject during exposure to create a blurred background.

Photog:  Photographers

Golden Hour: Time of day also referred to as the “Magic Hour,” the hour right before sunset or right after sunrise.

Lighting and Portrait Photography Terms

Reflector: A device used to reflect light generally back toward the subject.

Soft Light: Diffused light such as that of an overcast sky or a studio softbox.

Hard Light: Harsh or undiffused light such as that of bright sunlight or a camera’s on-speed flash.

Edge Transfer: Where light turns into shadow

At Albuquerque Shutterbooth Photo Booth we set the bar high and offer top-notch photography!

 

 

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Sunny Day Photography Tips

Sunny Day Photography Tips

Sunny Day Photography Tips

Summer vacation is a great time to make memories, and the one thing no one wants is a picture perfect moment with a glare. Sunlight can also be the guilty party when it comes to shadowed heads, and closed or squinted eyes. Here are five Sunny Day Photography Tips that will make Shooting On Bright Sunny Days breeze!

1. Chill Out

Take the frown off your face and do away with dark shadows by chillin’ in a cool spot for your summer photo shoot. Be sure to let a little light in. Umbrellas make for a fun prop and can be a great way to beat the heat!

2. Reflect

Reflectors come in handy when you need to bring in a little illumination.  A white light or surface can also do the trick as they are excellent ways to help you achieve the perfect lighting.

3. Fill-A-Flish Flash

The is harshest when at its peak, with that same dazzling brilliance comes the darkest shadows. A Fill Flash can fix all that as it casts light on those shadowed areas. Not to mention, it adds a luster to the eyes.  So, it makes those baby blues, warm browns, memorizing greens, and bedazzling hazels sparkle!

4. Overexposure

Sunscreen protects your skin preventing blistering sunburns, two simple changes to your camera do the same for your pictures. Protect your shots from being overexposed by increasing the shutter speed or decreasing the aperture.

5. Nature

Finally, be sure to capture the natural beauty around you. While there is something magical about capturing smiles on film, there is nothing more breathtaking than open fields, flora, or rushing water.  There is also no better time to work on a photo bucket list!

Trouble Shooting Portraits In Bright Sunshine will be a thing of the past!

 

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Slice of Time: Bullet Time Photography

Bullet Time Photography

Slice of Time: Bullet Time Photography

Transform time with an out of this world, mind blowing photography experience using Albuquerque ShutterBooth Photo Booth Camera Array Bullet Time PhotographyCapture your most precious moments with top-notch photography that takes your photo experience to the next level! 

Stop time, Albuquerque Shutterbooth Photo Booth allows you to live in the moment!  In addition, you can share, print, overlay, as well as watermark these time alerting memories. We provide 180º and 360º Camera Array options!

Create your own time defying moments with us today!

What Is Bullet Time Photography? 

Do you want to live it up? Do you want to feel like you are being featured in an epic motion picture film? Bullet Time, otherwise known as Camera Array enables photographers to take gravity-defying shots looking like something right out of The Matrix.

Camera Array photography takes more than one lens. In fact, it requires the use of several cameras taking a perfectly timed shot. The experience may probably sound like another motion picture, Mission Impossible, but it is not only possible these photos appear to stop time altogether. So you can also find yourself being captured from all angles adding to the magic of the effect!

How It Works

  • Setting Up of Multiple Cameras
  • Aligning the Cameras
  • Photo Shoot
  • PlayBack

 Learn more about  The Bullet Time Effect

Don’t miss out on this opportunity, because this Shutterbooth experience is out of this world! 

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5 Photogenic Locations For Photo Ops

Photogenic Locations

Albuquerque New Mexico

5 Photogenic Locations For Photo Ops

Albuquerque has some of the most amazing locations for a great photo op! Albuquerque Shutterbooth PhotoBooth shares 5 Photogenic Locations for photo ops that you simply have to stop to strike a pose!

1. The Sandia Mountains

The majestic Sandia Mountains make up the Eastern border of Albuquerque. These rocky slopes are ideal for hiking. In addition to exploring these fir tree lined ridges and ancient lava flows, there is no beauty quite so magical as an Albuquerque sunset which can be caught on film on board the Sandia Peak Aerial Tram!

5 Photogenic Locations

2. Old Town Plaza 

A must see for history lovers is Old Town Plaza! The rustic charm of this beautiful adobe structure provides the perfect backdrop for a nighttime photo shoot.

3. ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden

From the rugged attraction of the Desert Conservatory, the exotic beauty of the Japanese Gardens, to the rural touch of the Heritage Farm there no place more lively than the Albuquerque BioPark Botanic Garden!

5 Photogenic Locations

4. Shady Lakes 

Known for its fishing, this alluring area near the Rio Grande also serves as a breathtaking location for a fabulous photography experience!

5. Casa Rondena Winery

Taste the sweet culture that is Casa Rondena Winery. Besides acting as a wonderful venue for weddings, picnics, as well as tastings the winery is great for events.  You are sure to lose yourself in the castle-like air of its vintage atmosphere!

More Albuquerque Photo Hot Spots

Whether you are looking for something new, old, rustic, natural, or romantic it can be found here in Albuquerque New Mexico. So, if you want an ideal place for some Mind Blowing Places To Take Photos In Albuquerque or Popular Locations For Engagement Photos in Albuquerque you will know where to focus your lense!

 

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Christmas In July

Albuquerque Gives Back July Christmas Event

Albuquerque Gives Back July Christmas Event

Join the Albuquerque Gives Back July Christmas Event!  Get into the holiday spirit this summer with Albuquerque Shutterbooth Photo Booth as we spread some cheer!

 

 Spread Holiday Cheer

Get into the spirit with some of Albuquerque’s local businesses and spread some Christmas cheer as we make summer look cool!

Who: Free Range is hosting this event and it is open to the general public

What: Connect with A.R.T. local businesses and help them through  construction season

When: July 19th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where:  Free Range, 1700 Central Avenue SE Albuquerque NM 87106

This event is free!

The Free Range’s Christmas In July A.R.T Benefit aims to connect local businesses with grants and resources to get through construction season. Many Albuquerque businesses are going to be there!  We will be joining Flying Star Cafe, Blunt Bros. Coffee, Q’s Cakes and Sweets Boutique, Satellite Coffee, and many others!

Enjoy food and drink samples, shopping discounts and performances at this festive event! Let us know if we can expect to see you by joining us on Free Range’s Christmas In July Event Page!

Albuquerque Shutterbooth can customize logos to help promote your business!

ShutterBooth Cheer

Albuquerque Shutterbooth Photo Booth is all about putting smiles on people’s faces and creating lasting memories. Come and see us! We will be more than happy to help alleviate the stress of your next event! Planning a birthday party, anniversary celebration, or wedding does not have to be stressful. We can gladly point you towards some great venues and catering too!

We do custom logos that can help brand your business as well!

 

 

 

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With The Times: 2017 Photo Booth Trends

With The Times: 2017 Photo Booth Trends

It is another exciting year for Shutterbooth Albuquerque! Moving with the times to give you a photo experience unlike any other, we are keeping up with 2017 photo booth trends. What are the latest photo trends that everyone is talking about? What new photo technology is making photo booths all the rage?

2017 Photo Booth Trends

Boomerang Video

Animated Power Of GIF and Boomerang Videos

Confetti Booths, Animated Gifs, and Boomerang Videos allow you to relive fun-filled moments over and over again! This interactive loop video personalizes your experience in a whole new way! It is also a great way to record and share your memories for everyone to see.

Albuquerque Shutterbooth Photo Booth can make your photo experience interactive with our Animated, Gifs, Boomerang Gifs, and Seamless Green Screen! We also have Slomo Video and Video Booths to give you the best interactive photo experience!

Social Media Compatibility 

Social media is a critical component to photo booth. It is not only a business necessity for branding exposure but also make it easier for you to share your events with friends and family!

Albuquerque Shutterbooth Photo Booth offers ShutterShare which gives your guests a seamless photo sharing experience. ShutterShare is compatible with Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest! Our ShutterShare is also email, printer, and text friendly!

Take a gander at our Lip Syncing Animated Green Screen!

Photo Trendy

Check out more popular photo booth trendsDiscover what fabulous services we have to offer with our latest technology, we can make your photo experience unlike any other! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To Prop or Not To Prop: Proper Photo Fun

 

Proper Photo

Prop or Not To To Prop: Proper Photo Fun

Props are the life blood of Shutterbooth Photo Booth photography. Being essential to the element of fun within our photography, Albuquerque Shutterbooth Photo Booth prides ourselves in high-quality photography. How does it work? How do we get the proper use out of props in our photos? Here are some helpful tips on how to use your props for some proper photo fun with dazzling results!

Props With Meaning Or Purpose

Props that are highly personal, even customized, are most likely to yield some of the most remarkable reactions on film. Because each event is unique the application of props is achieved when they mark the occasion. Weddings, birthdays, proms are all about theme. Consequently, props make themes come alive with a little coordination.

Add Some Color

Solid black backgrounds probably gives the impression that photography is a great, black hole. Similar to a vacuum this kind of experience may seem to suck the fun out of a perfect photo op. Liven things up with some colorful hats, flowers, as well as shades to make your photos stand out!

More Propositions For Amazing Prop Use

Want to use props in your next photo shoot, here are some more helpful tips!

How To Use Props For Good

How To Use Props For Amazing Photography

Photography Prop Must Haves

To give your pictures a unique edge and some personality be sure to throw in some fun props. You cannot go wrong with some trendy hats, hot shades, or some stylish backdrops!

Top 3 Props Must Haves

Albuquerque Shutterbooth Photo Booth offers several options that can make your photos come alive! Choose from our wide selection of backgrounds, slo-mo booth, and animated gifs!

Plan your Shuttersperience today with Albuquerque Shutterbooth Photo Booth!

 

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ABQ 1st Annual Social Media Conference

ABQ 1st Annual Social Media Conference

ABQ 1st Annual Social Media Conference

Albuquerque is celebrating the power and innovation of social media. National social media day is June 30th! Therefore this year marks the 8th annual global recognition of Social Media Day.  As a result, Albuquerque also will recognize this rapidly growing tradition by holding the ABQ 1st annual Social Media Conference!

Albuquerque Connects 

Come listen to 15 expert speakers reflect upon the power of social media. Attend with over 100 other innovative minds and be empowered by successful marketing strategists of our time! Since ABQ Social Media Conference is going to be powered by none other than award-winning strategist and speaker, Patty Farmer, this is one conference you cannot afford to miss! This probably will be one of the most beneficial investment opportunities you can make for your business to learn, grow, and connect.

Who: Business owners, entrepreneurs, consultants, and agencies 

When: June 29th and June 30th

Where: Isleta Casino & Resort, 11000 Broadway Boulevard Southeast Albuquerque, NM 87105

Tickets: $149 – All tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable.  Too pricey, think again! Most relevant to the event, the cost includes 4 pre-event workshops along with a Media Mixer.

Follow:  Because this social media event simply cannot be a social media event without a little media connection be sure to follow as well as hashtag!

Follow this event @SocialMediaABQ and do not forget to hashtag #SocialMediaABQ! 

Learn more about  ABQ 1st Annual Social Media Conference – Event Brite ABQ Social Media Conference

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Connect With ABQ Shutterbooth Photo Booth! 

Last but not least, Albuquerque Shutterbooth Photo Booth will be connecting with Albuquerque’s innovative minds! Grow with us and connect with us! We team up with local businesses and we are great for corporate events! Ask us about our custom logos as well as templates!

Discover Albuquerque Shutterbooth today – What Is Shutterbooth?

 

 

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Into Focus: Amazing Group Photography Tips

Amazing Group Photography Tips

Into Focus: Amazing Group Photography Tips 

All eyes on the camera, getting high-quality group photographs is possible.  Weddings, prom, graduation, reunions, birthdays, to family affairs taking group photos is no laughing matter. Whether it is chatting friends, children eager to play, or tired grandparents it can be hard to get flawless results.  Albuquerque Shutterbooth Photo Booth captures breathtaking pictures and with these amazing group photography tips, you can too!

1. Take Photos From Different Positions 

Stand tall, sit, or turn at an angle for some excellent shots. Striking a pose, while not always strongly encouraged, can sometimes make for some truly memorable moments!

2. Be Creative

Take multiple photos and give everyone a chance to be captured in a different way.

3. Let’s Get Together

Get in close! The more the merrier will surely apply when everyone is all smiles and heads remain uncropped. The closer you get the more details that are bound to be captured!

4. Simplicity 

Everyone has their own unique style. Various colors and patterns can clash with complicated backgrounds. Keeping it simple can avoid a real photo disaster!

5. Have Fun

The most important thing to do in any photography session is to make sure you and your group are at ease. Sour moods can make for some sour faces, so smile and crack a joke or two in order to ease some unwanted tension.

Make Sure You Smile!!!

For more group photography tips visit the links below:

8 Simple Tips For Great Group Photos

7 Tips For Photographing Groups 

How To Take Good Group Photos

Did You Know?

Albuquerque Shutterbooth Photo Booths can incorporate up to 10 to 15 people in each and every photograph! Using the latest technology we can provide you the proper lighting, backgrounds, and more.

Discover Albuquerque Shutterbooth Photo Booth today!

 

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Shutter Essentials: Quality Prints

Shutter Essentials Quality Prints

Shutter Essentials Offering Top Notch High-Quality Prints

One of the key points of the Shutterbooth photo booth experience is the high-quality prints. Customizable keepsakes from your events allow you and your guests to relive your most heartfelt moments over and over again. Shutter essentials quality prints are so much more than photographs, Albuquerque Shutterbooth photo booth offers a variety of options:

  • Print Types
  • Scrapbooks
  • Personalized Logos
  • Custom Templates
  • External Display
  • Premium Props
  • Save The Dates

And More!

Shutter Essentials Quality Prints

Print Types

Personalize your photos with selections of color! We offer prints in color, sepia, as well as traditional black and white. The fun does not stop there! We also provide some size options. If making up your mind presents a challenge, ask us about Dual Formating!

The Gift In Shutter Essentials

Whether it is to say “Thank You,” “Save The Date,” or “I Love You”the message cannot be conveyed more clearly than through the use of some of Albuquerque Shutterbooth Photo Booth’s Shutter Essentials. Albuquerque Shutterbooth Photo Booth offers photo strip frames, collages,  bookmarks, and more. We have a little bit of something for everyone and virtually any occasion!

Custom Templates

4×6’s,  5×7’s, as well as all the numbers in between are possible with Shutterbooth! Whether you desire logos, multiple logos, or simplicity the specifications are yours to make and ours to develop on film!

Experience Shutterbooth Essentials Quality Prints

Albuquerque Shutterbooth Photo Booth offers you a photo booth experience that is unlike any other.

Discover Albuquerque Shutterbooth Photo Booth Shutter Essentials today! 

Learn more about Albuquerque Shutterbooth Photo Booth

 

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Standing Out: How To Shine At A Vending Event

Standing Out: How To Shine At A Vending Event

Getting others to notice you at a vending event can present a challenge. How do you make yourself stand out from the other booths? How do you compete with other vendors? There are several ways you can make yourself approachable.

1. Do Not Be Too Aggressive

Confidence is key in any business, but it can also be an Achille’s heel. Keep interactions polite, friendly, as well as exciting. Never press too hard on potential clients, give it a little too much and your efforts can leave you with an empty booth!

2. Promote The Event And Your Business Ahead Of Time

Social Media, flyers, and brochures are a great way to get both current, as well as prospective new clients, pumped up for the event. This is also an amazing way to give quality insight on what you have to offer. Albuquerque Shutterbooth photo booth is involved in a number of local activities. Follow us on facebook to see the memories we are making today!

Vending Event

3. Bring A Photo Booth

The camera may not be so commonplace anymore, but selfies are a growing trend. Candid photos have never looked so clear, and photo taking has not been more fun! Break the ice and draw people in with fun props and catchy hashtags that they can use on social media sites they can use when uploading their pictures. Albuquerque Shutterbooth Photo Booth is not your typical photo booth, we pride ourselves in photographed fun as well as quality pictures that you will love a lifetime!

Discover Shutterbooth Albuquerque Photo Booth today!

More Useful Tips 

Check out more useful tips you can use in your preparation for your next trade show or vending event!

Trade Show Tips: Standing Out and Getting Results

Trade Show Display Ideas

 

 

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Self-Presentation: Social Media For Business

Social Media

Self-Presentation: Social Media For Business

You have started your own business, that is great, now how do you go about presenting it? Today, a majority of businesses find they thrive as a result of promoting them through social media. In order to create a successful business, you will need to know how to utilize social networks that will compliment your company and services.

Use these tips and watch your business grow! Social Media

1. Brand Your Business and Facebook Business Pages

Stand out with customized photos featuring your business logo!  Promote your brand with Albuquerque Shutterbooth Photo Booth’s customized logos where your business can be visualized! Our green screen can be a great marketing tool! Enhance your business through visual aids by applying your customized logo to your Facebook Cover as well as your pages.

2.  Choose Your Target Audience 

Who do you want to offer your business to? Who do you see making up your clientele? Most importantly who do you think will want what you have to offer? Knowing your target audience enables you to better plan your approach.

3.  Offer Unique Content, Products, or Experience

A dime a dozen, run of the mill kind of business is not going to stand out. Albuquerque Shutterbooth Photo Booth offers a photo experience unlike any other! We can provide top notch photography while incorporating the element of fun for some stunningly captured moments that will last a lifetime! Be your own success story by providing unique, quality services!

More Tips On Using Social Media To Build Business Sucess

Feeling motivated, maybe even inspired? Here are some more excellent tips to help get your business out there!

Social Media For Business

10 Things You Should Be Doing On Social Media To Grow Your Business

10 Social Media Marketing Tips For Businesses

 

 

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Cinco De Mayo Business Networking Fiesta

Cinco De Mayo Business Networking Fiesta

Cinco De Mayo Business Networking Fiesta

Come celebrate and connect with some of Albuquerque’s business leaders! Build lasting personal as well as professional relationships! Expand your business at Albuquerque’s 2nds Annual Cinco De Mayo Business Networking Fiesta! Grow with us!

Who Should Go?  – Business owners and Marketers are welcome.

When Is The Event? –  The event is Thursday, May 4th at  5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Where Is It? –  This fiesta is at Embassy Suites by Hilton in Albuquerque.

For More About This Event Visit – 2nd Annual Cinco De Mayo Business Networking Fiesta

Networking With Albuquerque Shutterbooth 

We love doing business with your business! Albuquerque Shutterbooth takes tremendous pride in our commitment to our community. We also pride ourselves in building lasting relationships along with memories that will last a lifetime. Albuquerque Shutterbooth has worked alongside various companies. We support some worthy causes too!

   

This spring, we teamed up with the Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter of Central New Mexico to show some support for the children of the Albuquerque area.  We put on our tricorns and got all hands on deck for this amazing Treasure Bowl! A couple of our sailors brought their parrots too!

We had a pampering good time with the ladies of the Albuquerque area during the Ronald McDonald House’s annual indulgence event this April. This charity brings many smiles as it enables women 21 and older to pamper themselves for a cause. This cause being the Ronald McDonald House Charities who provides programs as well as services to families with ill children.

 

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Are You In Or Out: Choosing A Bridal Party

 Bridal Party

Are You In Or Out?

Choosing your support group in your wedding planning does not have to be a matter of walking on egg shells or saving face. Here are some amazing ideas to help you in your selection of your bridal party.

Choosing A Bridal Party

Set Real Expectations – When you consider the responsibilities of the roles, you need to ask yourself:

  •  How important is it that they help you with the process of wedding planning?
  • Will it be enough for them to simply support you and be there for your on your special day?
  • Do they live close enough and have the availability to be as involved as I would like them to be?

Get The Family In On It – There are no ties quite like those of brotherhood or sisterhood. Not close to your siblings or family? Do not let that stop you! After all it is usually family who is there for you come thick or thin! 

Consider The Wedding Size – The bigger the party numbers, the large the bridal party size! There is no need to be shy, if you are expecting 100 or more guests, you can allot yourself some room for an extra bridesmaid or two. 

Call Him the Man of Honor and Her The Best Woman – There is nothing wrong with the bride placing her confidence in a him instead of a her. It is not out of the ordinary for a groom to have a leading lady who is more like a sister. As the bride and groom, you make the shots! 

Still Feeling Conflicted?

Having some doubts or second thoughts? Visit these sites for more strategies in your selection of your Bridal Party.

The Knot’s Top Tips In Choosing Your Bridal Party

Bride’s 5 Rules For Choosing Your Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

 

 

 

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Girls Night 2017

Girls Night 2017 April 28 at Isleta Casino, pampering, treats, Mark Pardo Salon & Spa, Memories for a lifetime

Who needs Girls Night 2017? 

Does the Spring semester have your college student in a funk? Are you, a friend, or a co-worker who needing a little relaxation? Are you looking for the perfect opportunity to spend time with your mother, aunt, sister, grandma?Friday, April 28th is Girls Night Out 2017! This April ladies will be able to shop, pamper, and treat themselves at The Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico shopping and indulgence event.

Don’t forget to stop by ShutteBooth and take your picture!

You can be part of the Facebook Event Group and follow the different sponsors and special announcements by clicking HERE.

When: Friday, April 28th, 2017

Time: 6 PM to 10 PM

Where: Isleta Resort & Casino, 11000 Broadway Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87105

Order Your Tickets on-line: –> Girls Night Out 2017 Tickets

Hurry! Registration Ends April 27th!

Indulge Yourself

Treat yourself to something special at this 21 and up night of pampering! A number of businesses will provide free beauty and tasty indulgences. Girl’s Night Out 2017 also includes fashion, pampering, as well as entertainment that will sooth your mind, body, and soul.

For more information about the event: Girls Night Out 2017

Mark Pardo Salon & Spa will be having a reveal from the Mommy Makeovers

they did April 9th, 2017!

Find them on Facebook HERE

The Ronald McDonald House 

Helping families stay close to their child, this is the Ronald McDonald House mission. Valuing compassion, enthusiasm, respect, commitment, and integrity the Ronald McDonald House provides numerous needs for families who are working through a health crisis.

Some of their services include:

  • RMDH Bridge Access To Pediatric Healthcare
  • Help Families Stay With or Be Near Hospitalized Child
  • Afford Supportive Temporary Family Housing In Albuquerque
  • Return For Pediatric Follow Ups
  • Survive Your Child’s Health Crisis

Learn more about The Ronald McDonald House at: Ronald McDonald House

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Eggcellent Ways To Decorate Your Easter Eggs!

Eggcellent eggs

Eggcellent Ways To Decorate Your Easter Eggs!

There is one egg-citing way to get everyone ready for Easter. Decorating your eggs for this festive Spring time holiday does not have to be just the dipping of eggs into pickled smelling water. This life celebrating holiday is the perfect opportunity to get creative! Here are some egg-cellent ways to bring spring color to your eggs!

Easter Eggs

Disco Ball Eggs

Get your hands dirty with some sticky fun! Dab your egg in some glue, then take your egg for a dive in some glitter to give it some spectacular edge!

Nail Polish Marble

There is only one way to obtain perfect marble painted eggs.  Put some nail polish on them! Mix some of your favorite nail polish into water. From there it is all in the dipping, so get your pedicure after the coloring.

Silhouette 

Give your Easter eggs some personality! Paint some spring themed silhouettes on your eggs by placing stickers on them before you dye them.

Easter Eggs

Assorted Metallic

If you want more lustrous eggs for Easter all you need is a little spray paint. A little chalk pen designs can give these metallic beauties a personal touch.

Temporary Tattoos 

Tired of scrubbing temporary tattoos off your children’s skin? Apply some of those fun as well as pretty temporary tattoos onto your eggs this Easter!

Washi Tape Cut or Geometric Eggs

Symmetry, geometric shapes can have your Easter Eggs looking sharp.  A little washi tape adhered to your eggs will give them a phenomenal look!

More traditional white vinegar and nail polish remover remove dye from your skin!

For More Eggcellent Egg Decorating Ideas 

75+ Best Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

16 Of The Coolest Egg Decorating Ideas

 

 

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Treasure Bowl For Kid’s Sake Fundraiser

Kid's Sake Fundraiser

Treasure Bowl For Kid’s Sake Fundraiser

Arrr me hearty! Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico be hostin’ a Treasure Bowl For Kid’s Sake Fundraiser! Be a part o’ Big Brothers Big Sisters’ biggest national fundraiser and help ‘t Albuquerque Chapter raise treasure fer ‘t sake o’ t’ wee minnows in our community.

Set Yer Compass

T’ 34th annual Bowl For Kid’s Sake be comin’ on fast! Get some wind in yer sails ‘n step lively land lubbers! This be an adventure ye won’t want ‘t miss! Thar be a bit ‘o fun fer everyone! Nearly 600 bowlers be in on ‘t fun, so be sure to hoist yer colors ‘n bring a burly crew fer gatherin’ treasure ‘n feastin’!

Date: April 1, 2017

Time:  T’ fun begins at 9 a.m. n’ goes on till 9 p.m. 

Where: Isleta Fun Connection (next ‘t Isleta Resort & Casino) 11000 Broadway SE 
Albuquerque, NM 87105

Features: Thar be much ‘t do as we fools gather ‘t raise some gold! This event entails…

  • Bowling
  • Face Painting
  • Arcade Games
  • Laser Tag
  • Rock Wall

No need ‘t fret fer all yer coin goes ‘t supportin’ ‘t minnows of Central New Mexico!

What Is Big Brothers Big Sisters?

Big Brothers Big Sisters is all about building futures for the next generation. Making meaningful connections between adult mentors and children, Big Brothers Big Sisters strives to provide positive influences as well as powerful role models for youth today.

Learn more about BBBS and the Bowl For Kid’s Sake Fundraisers by following the links below:

Fool’s Gold Bowl For Kid’s Sake BBBS of Central New Mexico

Bowl For Kid’s Sake 2017

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico

About Big Brothers Big Sisters

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Live A Little: Springtime Party Themes

Live A Little- Srpingtime Party Themes

Live A Little: Springtime Party Themes

Spring is a season filled with color and life. What more reason is there for you to party than these?  Baby showers, birthdays, weddings, spring is the perfect season for any occasion! Liven things up a bit with some of these Springtime Party Themes!

Springtime Party Themes

Butterflies

Welcome warmer days with a beautiful element of nature that highlights the loveliness of Spring. Butterflies are perfect for her sweet 16, baby showers, as well as bridal bliss! They also come in a variety of colors!

Party Animal Theme

Animal lovers can let their inner party animal out with this adorable theme! Foxes, raccoons, bunny rabbits, or birds Spring is the perfect season to let your inhibitions go and let your inner party animal loose!

Springtime Party Themes

Take Me Out To The Ball Game: Sports Theme

Basketball, baseball, soccer, celebrate your favorite Springtime sport with a little show of sportsmanship! Incorporate everything from sports balls, jerseys, teams, to some enjoyed concessions to take you and your friends back out to the ball game!

Let’s Go Fly A Kite Theme

Sunshine, cool breeze, and clear skies make for gorgeous spring days! Why not take the opportunity to enjoy an age old tradition? Celebrate the beauty of nature and warm Spring days with a Kite themed party!

 

Time For Tea Theme

Tea, cakes, and finger sandwiches make for some scrumptious fun for all ages! This celebration is one that can embrace both elements from the in and outdoors. Host a tea party on your front lawn or patio for some Springtime flare with some bold colors from your own flower bed!

More Springtime Fanfare

Looking for more fabulous ways to get over Spring Fever? Check out some of these Springtime Party Theme ideas!

10 Fun Spring Time Party Themes

Top 10 Springtime Party Themes

 

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Love In Full Bloom: Outdoor Weddings

Outdoor Wedding

Love In Full Bloom: Outdoor Wedding Planning

Spring and Summer wedding seasons are almost here, for a number of brides this means the potential of a breathtaking outdoor wedding.  So whether you are looking for something that is down to earth, rustic, or that romantic garden vibe here are some things to consider when planning your Big Day:

  1. Keep the Bugs At Bay – To keep those pesky pests away see to it that your space is sprayed by a professional. Burning some citronella candles may also help.
  2. Make Sure There Is Plenty of Shade –  Trees, barns, as well as gazebos give some protection from UV rays. If all else fails large wedding programs make for great fans!
  3. Set Up Camp –  Who says tents have no appeal? Tents can be the perfect set up for any outdoor venue.
  4. Stay Hydrated – Beat the heat and offer your guests a courtesy. Offer water and non-alcoholic refreshments for your guests. If possible, have them offered prior to the ceremony.
  5. Illuminate the Scene – Lanterns, candles, along with luminaries are more than lovely decoration. They bring light to some rather dark places. Placing these along pathways, roadsides, and various areas throughout will make getting around easier for your guests as well as staff.
  6. Create a Relaxing Space – Make the best use of your space by designating an area to let lose. The application of lounge furniture and some pillows can make an outdoor setting more inviting!

For some more fabulous tips to help you in your planning for your outdoor wedding visit:

Outdoor Wedding Planning Guide

20 Ingenious Tips For Throwing An Outdoor Wedding

Outdoor Wedding

The Great Outdoors Of Albuquerque

Here are some great local venues that have a knack for the great outdoors!

Sandia Golf Club

Sandia Casino and Resort

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

 

 

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Sweet Aroma: Selecting Your Wedding Bouquets

 Wedding Bouquets

Sweet Aroma: Selecting Your Wedding Bouquets

One of the most dazzling aspects of a wedding ceremony, other than the dress, is the flowers. Selecting the most sensational flowers involves more than the incorporation of your favorite blooms. Shutterbooth Albuquerque has some Do’s and Don’ts to practice in your search for the most fantastic floral arrangements.

The Blooms, The Do’s…

When it comes to picking those delightful stems, here are some good practices.

  • Set a budget – Putting a price point on your buds will determine the blooms you can get for your big day. The bigger the budget, the more elaborate the flower arrangements can be.
  • Embrace your season – When choosing your blossoms be sure to consider those that grace the season. Tulips are tantalizing in Spring! Sunflowers are super in Summer! Dahlias are delightful in fall! Not to mention, Poinsettias are perfect for Winter!
  • Use your color scheme – Draw some inspiration from your color scheme! As only a select amount of flowers come in various colors your color palette can be a great source of inspiration for some truly unique arrangements!

 

Wedding Bouquets

Pulling The Weeds: The Don’ts In Flower Selection

Here are some flower picking mistakes to avoid:

  • Not reusing the ceremony arrangements – Those spectacular blooms you walk down the aisle with can also make for some stunning centerpieces!
  • Taking on too much Do It Yourself (DIY) – Assembling flower arrangements by hand can be very time consuming and taxing.

Preening: More Do’s and Don’ts 

For more do’s and don’t in your selection of wedding bouquets visit these links!

15 Wedding Flower Mistakes To Avoid

The Knot’s Top Wedding Flower Tips

Wedding Wire How To Choose Your Wedding Flowers

Recommendations

Here are some great local vendors!

Signature Flowers and Sweets

Shannon Loves Flowers

People’s Flowers

 

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