Noticed a new face behind the booth these days? We're excited to officially introduce Johanna - one of the cutest new hostesses to join our team. She's got a lot of energy, she's happy to jump in with creative ideas for your posing posture and she's quickly becoming one of our clients' favorites. We snagged a few minutes of her time to get some quick quips to help introduce her to the rest of our readers. Book her for your party today! When did you join the ShutterBooth team? Just a few months ago! Why did you decide to start hosting? It sounded like a fun way to earn some extra cash, and my friend Sarah told me how much she enjoyed it. What is your favorite thing about the photo booth? Definitely, the people I meet. Of those people, who makes the best memories? My favorite kind of guest has to be the brides! My own wedding was the best day of my life and it's such an honor to help make a bride's (…and a groom's) too.
Every Monday we browse through hundreds and hundreds of photos from the previous weekend's ShutterBooth weddings, corporate events, school events, private parties, etc, preparing to store and ship them out to our clients as part of their post-event fun...and each and every Monday we get to smile for hours while doing so. At ShutterBooth we are so grateful for this wonderful opportunity to create smiles and memories for the thousands of people that we are blessed to call our clients. We do our best to share all of our fabulous client/guest photos on our Photo of the Day (bottom right of page), but this one in particular from this past weekend, we decided to share via blog ... what we do makes us smile, and it all thanks to all of you. (ShuterBooth photo booth picture from Gabrielle and Jeffrey - 04-11-15 - Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown)
So, you're engaged… now what? We guess you're probably drowning in bridal magazines, spending hours on Pinterest and still losing sleep over whether to dress your maids in long or short dresses. Well, here's something that helped a huge crowd of brides nail down decisions with exquisite detail - The Big Fake Wedding. For those of you who missed it, don't worry, all of the inspiration is here for you to see, plus some of the fun we had. "The event was amazing!!!" said out hostess Sarah. "It was like walking into the most elaborate wedding and partying with 375 of your closest friends, yet not knowing a soul." Sarah explained that the color scheme for the event, held at The W Atlanta Midtown, was extra unique - bright yellow, lime, orange, silver and polka dot. Plus, although the wedding was fake, the Bride and the Groom were real. Heather and Ryan were celebrating their 8th year together. "Their vows brought me to tears," Sarah said. "I love seeing married couples so in love." "I really loved the vow renewal aspect," said Johanna, another ShutterBooth hostess there for the event. "It felt very much like working a real wedding, because I felt emotionally invested in the couple. They were lovely and it was special to help make their day even more fun!" ShutterBooth was in on the party, of course. We created a custom backdrop for the event in the fun, spring color scheme and the guests loved being able to post and share via ShutterShare, our social media integration add-on. This meant they could post the photo booth pics to their news feeds instantly. The Big Fake team staged an Instagram takeover, so we've got those images to share here on our own feed - who else is obsessed with these fun, fresh details?
You know we're big fans of Primrose Cottage here at ShutterBooth. You can see why here. So, when we got to tag along for Tessa and Eric's big day at the venue we love, we couldn't wait to share the fun with you guys! This couple is one that totally has a handle on how to throw a party. Where there was never a dull moment out in the ballroom, on the dance floor and around every corner, there was even more creative entertainment happening behind the photo booth curtain. "Tessa and Eric had the most fun guests in their photo booth," said Sarah, the couple's hostess for the evening. "Tessa and her bridesmaids kicked off the photobooth fun before she even walked down the aisle! And, to add to the fun, she provided her guests with chalkboards to create their own messages which was a great way to personalize their photos." We've got plenty of awesome props, but when the couple can bring their own personality to the party, we can't help but show it off. Enjoy some of our favorites here! And, congrats to Tessa and Eric!
You've heard it a thousand times - that a picture is worth as many words. But if that's true, how many come with a video? In our opinion? That's priceless. And aside from priceless, it's also the newest feature on the ShutterBooth resume! The GIF feature is a collection of four shots taken during a session, then put into motion. The guest have no idea that the computer is recording it, but when we upload it to the site, we have a file that has them in it. It is a fun presentation for the guests when they're looking at the photo gallery. "It is a fun add-on to bring your pictures to life," said Sarah, ShutterBooth hostess, who has seen the GIF add-on become a bride favorite. And better yet - seen it shared on countless social media pages. The gallery (pics.shutterboothatlanta.com) lets you paste a link anywhere you want, so now no one's fun is a secret (or a still!). Party on.
ShutterBooth always has the best Brides & Grooms! We enjoyed being part of the fun at Sean & Danielle's January 10th Wedding held in Statesville, NC. Again, we wish them a big Congratulations as they enjoy married life together.
We had such a blast looking back through the pictures from Jennifer and Jason's wedding that took place earlier this year at Roswell Mill Club. There were smiles coming from young people, old people, small people and big (in a personality sense) people. But what really stands out is how much this crowd loved the props. Not a picture went by where everyone wasn't sporting something from our fun stash. Whether oversized glasses (definitely seemed to be the favorite) to funny hats or handheld toys, there was certainly no shortage of entertainment. "It was definitely a fun crowd," said our host Emily. "They'd already gotten married in Mexico the week before, so it was essentially a continuation of their party. And, what made it unique were the place cards with their favorite charities where you could donate funds in lieu of gifts to the couple." For such a super happy, down-to-earth couple, we think they kept the party going very successfully. See for yourself with a glimpse at some of our favorites.
Any ballroom can be transformed into something pretty for a special occasion. But, only the belles (and beaus) in the heart of Buckhead can bring elegance to a room that's unmatched in the finest wedding magazines. That's the case at 103 West. Off West Paces Ferry, across from one of the city's grandest hotels, sits the Atlanta tradition that has been helping brides, grooms and other party-throwers celebrate with the utmost in grandeur, class and glitz (of course). Plus, as a member of The Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, the stellar catering team brings an artful culinary sense to every party. We love getting to tag along for big days (and nights) at 103 West. Their team is efficient, talented and creative. The grounds are exquisite and each celebration is unique to the happy couple, or guest of honor. In fact, our hostess Sarah said, "Their staff is amazing. They go above and beyond for their clients and make intimate events (such as Morgan's 40th birthday) absolutely glamorous." "103 West's lounges are an ideal location for the ShutterBooth. It allows our guests to have a fun and interactive activity to participate in, and they love to take the pictures home as a way to remember moments with their friends, family and co-workers," said Lydia Sooter, Private Events Coordinator at 103 West. "The ShutterBooth staff is always prompt with their vendor access time, and are always a joy to work with!" As we blush, we can't help but return the compliments with some stunning photos of the venue. Here's a few of our favorites! Brides - Want to sample the fare? Sooter said, "We have three annual events each year where we operate similar to restaurant and are open to the public. We provide entertainment and exquisite food." This year's celebrations include The Easter Brunch Buffet on April 5th, a Mother's Day Brunch on May 10th and Thanksgiving Dinner on November 26th. Check them out online for more details. Now, for proof that the booth is bringing the fun at 103 West… Book your own booth at the city's best, now!