This summer, we really got to flex our picture-snapping muscles. That is, we boothed it up times four! With Primerica - a financial services company - we welcomed thousands of guests as a part of their millennial party for young employees. "It was a fun, club-scene party," said Sarah, one of the four hosts there that night. "My favorite memory was debuting our new slow motion video booth. "We had multiple booths to accommodate that amount of people," explained host Amanda. "They were all different though, because they all had different backdrops and one was specifically for gifs." Secret fact about the gif booth? Aside from the slow-mo feature, the booth had a crazy amount of confetti. Incorporating that gave guests a variety to chose from, sparkles and everyone's favorite pattern, chevron. "The last photo I got to take at the event was super fun!!!" Amanda remembered. "The guest had walked up right as we were closing. I had just turned the application off, so I turned it back on and had them get ready for their photos. They asked if they could take one more and I told them they had to make it good because they were the last photo of the night! All I will say is, I just remember laughing so hard!" Who says corporate events are some of the best ever? See more for yourself…
It's time to raise the roof, ShutterBooth fans! We know the phrase may be old school, but it's the best way to describe the awesome party celebrating Nikki and Ben last month. At one of our favorite venues (and one of the only rooftops in the city), Ventannas, this couple can best be described as a real-life Barbie and Ken. And, with beautiful people, comes a pretty beautiful party. "It had a very international-meets-Ralph-Lauren-models vibe," Emily, hostess with the mosses, remembered. "Guests were from all over, inlcuding the U.K., Australia, Ireland and Germany. Plus there were a few celebrities, like Matt Stafford, the Detroit Lion's QB and UGA alum." The best part about such a cool party was the idea of the more the merrier. "They would get as many people in the booth with as many props as possible (and take as many sets as possible!)," said Emily. "It was definitely a hit of the night!" We love being the hit of the party - here's some of our favorite takes:
Don your spots, photo booth fans! It's time to celebrate the cow, but thanking our lucky stars for chicken. Chic-fil-A chicken, that is. And we got in on the fun. This year's Cow Appreciation Day invited CFA fans to dress up like a prized heifer and snap their favorite face during a day-long party at the restaurant. "This was very different from our usual non-wedding events, because we were at a fast food restaurant ... and a lot of people were dressed like cows!" hostess Amanda said, laughing. "The booth encouraged guests to show their inner cow love and dress up like cows for a free meal," she explained. "And since you can only get people to dress up like cows once a year (maybe), we wanted a great way to remember the silly costumes." Enter ShutterBooth. We documented cows (of all ages) everywhere! That included the bus that rolled into the parking lot dropping off at least 10 cows from CFA headquarters and started taking pictures. Albeit spotty, this event was a ton of fun.
Usually, we like to pick and choose our favorite shots from a photo strip. This event is an exception. Super cute couple NhuLihn and Anthony built incredible 4x6 layouts for their guests to take home, so we had to show off the whole thing! Plus, their use of several green screens let guests customize the scenic backdrop for their money shots. We love it. "Their event was a bunch of fun!" Dustin, the couple's host for the night, said. "They danced all night, and wanted to ensure that their guests were both entertained and smiling." The back story here includes a romantic elopement in Bhutan, and it was very evident that the couple is still very much in love. The honeymoon phase was obvious from the way they smiled with one another, to the way they danced. "Working with them was a blast!" Dustin added. "They seemed very much in love, and shared photos of their globe-trotting journeys together." This party was designed to give their guests a taste of Bhutan. Outside the fun in the booth, they had traditional Chinese dragon dancers, Bhutanese cuisine and music and, of course, the Booth became a portal of sorts, transporting them to the beautiful vistas in the city. "They rented our ShutterPod booth and its sleek, white appearance fit in perfectly at the High Museum of Art," Dustin said. "They chose a green screen backdrop to instantly transport their guests to various Bhutanese locations, such as a monastery on a cliffside and other breathtaking landscapes of the Bhutan countryside. They chose props that reminded them of their trip to Bhutan, and had their guests dress in traditional Bhutanese clothing." This booth was crucial to their theme (and made us beam with pride). Over an entire evening sampling the best of Bhutan, now these guests had the ability to take a photo as if they had travelled there themselves. "The photos provided a lasting memory of their evening in Atlanta," said Dustin. "I mean ... in Bhutan."
We love introducing our fans to our ShutterBooth friends. And, in that spirit, we're excited to show off one of our newest members to the team - Vera. She's started hosting a couple of months ago, and we're loving the energy she's bringing to the booth. This mama and ex-pro cheerleader makes guests feel comfortable in behind the curtain - which has made for some really great memory books along the way. We've our short and sweet Q&A with the newest hostess below. Book her for your next party today! Hello Vera! Why did you decide to start hosting with ShutterBooth? Honestly, I started hosting to have an "excuse" to get dressed up, have some fun and interact with new people. I'm a social person, so I enjoy that environment. Getting paid to do that is an added bonus! Since you started, what has become your favorite part about it? I love interacting with the people who come into the booth. It's so fun to get them in and hear them laughing as they choose props and take photos. There are funny moments at every event, so it's never boring. What's the most common advice you give posers? The most common advice I give, is to 1. look at the camera [not the monitor!!] and 2. wait for the flash! Once they get those two things down, they are golden. I always encourage them to just have fun and to come back again before the party is over. Usually, I'll get a handful of people that come back a few times to choose different props or as the night goes on, get more silly. Why do you like photo booths? I love when a photo catches fleeting moments and memories. Plus, I love a reason to laugh. I also like the spontaneity of having just four seconds to choose the next pose! When you're not hosting, what are you up to? The main thing I do when I'm not hosting is being a mom to my [almost] one year old daughter. She is my life and joy. My husband and I waited a long time for her, and she's everything we hoped she would be. I also dance and choreograph/teach private dance lessons in my spare time. I am a former collegiate dance team coach and pro cheerleader, so dance was (and still is!) a big part of my life.
If there was ever any doubt that the people here in Atlanta know how to party, Creative Loafing's Raur Fest clears it up. And lucky for us - we got to party with them. This year, the paper celebrated its music issue by teaming up with Atlanta's rising pop star, Raury for his second annual Raur Fest. It was at the Georgia Freight Depot - one of our faves - and attracted fans of Atlanta's finest young adult music fans ready to get creative making memories in the booth. "Tt was an extremely easy venue for the booth to load into," said hostess Hannah. "It worked well because it a large venue with a lot of open space. Plus, the Creative Loafing team was very generous and made sure we were taken care of. They had at least two people helping the flow of the booth and promoting the fest." To reiterate our first point, Hannah said that the most memorable thing about raur fest was how they could party!! "Everyone was so outgoing and had a good time in the booth - no encouragement needed!" she said. "They got right in the booth and seriously worked it! They were great people to work with and had a hard time leaving the venue at the end of the night because of how much fun they still wanted to have. By the end of the close, people were begging to have another chance in the booth." At least here we can give the pictures they got to take another chance to be seen by all of our own fans. Enjoy, readers!
Nobody throws a party like a Lifetime television production team. Well, at least, that's what we're touting now that we've seen the results of Devious Maids' Season 3 wrap party. It went down at Terminal West - one of the hippest semi-new venues on the west side of the city. Built for concerts, but equipped (and stylish enough) for the coolest of crews to hang, it draws a pretty fun night to its four walls. "It was an extremely accommodating venue," said Hannah, our hostess for the evening. "It worked so well because it a large venue with a lot of open space. It was easy to get the equipment in and out." "The cast and crew of Devious Maids really knew how to party!!" Hannah remembered. "Everyone was very outgoing and had a good time in the booth - no encouragement was needed! They got right in and seriously worked it! In fact, a few of them had a hard time leaving the venue at the end of the night because of how much fun they still wanted to have." Hannah added it was certainly something she wouldn't forget … so here are a few more so you won't either!
There's certainly something to be said for the way twenty-somethings can own a photo booth. But what happens when you turn it up by a few years? Do the photos get less exciting? Robyn and Magnus - and their slew of wedding guests - will prove that the answer is absolutely not. In fact, we think these guys may have set the bar for everyone. Robyn + Magnus tied the knot last month at the beautiful Roswell River Landing. The booth found it's spot outside and invited guests to get extra silly in the booth after they ordered their drink at the bar. (We love that proximity). "These guys were so sweet and loving!" our host Amanda remembered. "Both had children from previous marriages and wanted to incorporated them in every aspect." In addition, the guests were also so nice and genuinely thankful for the fun they could get into at the booth. "They all loved the concept and being able to take home those memories meant a lot to them," Amanda added. The guests weren't the only ones who got to take home memories. The bride and groom opted for the Memory Book with their rental, and the guests loved helping to decorate the pages - and if need be, recreate pictures or do even sillier poses then the last photo they took. Talk about the perfect photo booth guests! Here's some of our favorites…
Candi and Yusef tied the knot last month at Summerour Studio in Atlanta. A sought-after venue, a hot couple and a rockin' group of friends made this one of the best nights in ShutterBooth history! Plus, a chic, glistening black backdrop gave the standard booth shot an edge on ordinary. We love the simplistic element of glam it brought to the pictures. One of the best elements of this wedding was that we got to work with one of our favorites in the biz - Scoobie West & Company. He's a beauty genius, but an awesome event planner as well. "They wanted to have fun at the reception, so they told me to make it fun," Scoobie said. In return, he brought in the booth! "They didn't know I was getting it for them, so it was a total surprise!! It worked well because of the ShutterBooth staff that was there. They invited people over to participate. They were friendly and active with the guests. In a few words, they were beyond phenomenal." We think the party itself was beyond phenomenal, so hat's off to Scoobie and a big "cheers" to a couple that's truly in love and proud to show it. In fact, we want to show even more of the fun that was had. Enjoy a few more of our favorites from the big night!
I know we are getting deep into the wedding "season", and I'm sure that a lot of you have considered a photo booth (hopefully ShutterBooth in particular!) for your occasion. Unlike a lot of other vendors, i.e. photographer, DJ, florist, etc., we don't necessarily book up quite as early in the process. As an awesome add-on, we get that budgets are important, and we can probably accommodate you. If that little sound in your brain has been making you think we are a great option, well, listen to it! Never hesitate to reach out with questions...I'm sure I can help you out...hope to hear from you soon!