Cinde first contacted Digital Expressions Photo Booths through Thumbtack. She wanted a bid on a photo booth rental. She was very interested in our open photo booth because she wanted something unique from the regular photo booths everyone else gets. We happened to be setting up at the Orange Tree Golf Resort that day so Cinde and Phillip came to the open house and had their picture taken. I heard from Cinde about a week later when she called us to let us know that she wanted to book us for her wedding reception at American Royal Palace. Cinde and Phillip had a traditional Laotian wedding and it was probably the most beautiful thing I had ever seen.
Bikash found Digital Expressions Photo Booths through an online company called Thumbtack. Bikash lives in Atlanta and Seema lives in another state, but they were getting married in Chandler. We had been at the Crowne Plaza hotel a couple of previous times so I knew the perfect place to set up. The one thing Bikash knew after he saw our product was that he wanted us at his reception. The bride and groom had a traditional Hindu wedding and Bikash wanted a red backdrop for their photo booth. In doing some research regarding wedding colors, I learned that red and gold symbolize prosperity, so I decided to add a little gold to the background. I loved how the picture turned out and Bikash was pleasantly surprised.
Digital Expressions Open Photo Booths has done quite a few events at the Orange Tree Golf Resort in Scottsdale, so their event coordinator invited us to showcase our photo booth at their bridal open house held on January 29, 2014. There were not a lot of people who attended, but it was a great success. I had even invited a few couples who were considering hiring us for their wedding. They came by, took a picture, and hired us. The white background with the silver overlay is becoming my favorite.
One thing I have added is the crowd control (stanchions). I had purchased them from Arizona Commercial Surplus because I needed some way to keep people away from the camera, but keeping the area looking professional. When I ordered the stanchions from Arizona Commercial Surplus, I had the option of ordering signs that would go on top of the poles. Now, the stanchions not only showcase exactly what we are, because most people do not know what an open photo booth is, but guests are directed away from the camera. When the pictures are being printed, people tend to crowd around the printer and they slowly migrate near the camera.
It was slow coming, but I finally decided to upgrade my Godaddy website builder to version 7. I am a creature of habit and as I get older, I it is apparent I don’t like change. When I go to a restaurant and find something I like, that’s all I order from that point forward. I have had the same hair style since I can remember, with the only change being the length different from one to two inches. So, when I decided to upgrade my Godaddy website, this was huge step for me.
When my good friends moved to Arizona from Colorado, they started a business called Arizona Commercial Surplus. I had referred her to godaddy.com and when she created her website, she had to have version 7. I understood version 6 quite well so when she asked me for help on 7, I had no idea what to do. After that, I was even more hesitant to convert over.
After much thought, I bit the bullet and upgraded. I love the way my new website looks. The slideshows seem to bring out my website and I am able to showcase my pictures much easier. The important thing is to get the visibility I previously had with Google, Bing, and other search engines. I think the last thing I have to learn is how to create alt attributes and title attributes on my pictures. I have been doing a lot of research but I am mostly finding out about what this is instead of how to create it.
Jeremy’s White Birthday Party was a small, intimate birthday party that only shows that it doesn’t matter if there are 30 people or 130 people, our open photo booths are fun. Jeremy’s wife, Stephanie, chose a black background to show off the white that everyone was wearing and I loved it. Thank you, Stephanie, for allowing Digital Expressions Open Photo Booths to be part of Jeremy’s 40th birthday party. I had always wanted to go to a White Party, so this was the next best thing. More pictures are posted on our Facebook page.
We looked forward to this wedding reception since we were hired in January. Amity and Sam were at our photo booth at the Phoenix Bridal Show in January and liked the concept of the open photo booth. They were married at The Windmill Winery in Florence, who they also saw at the Bridal Show. Amity’s bridal colors were different shades of pink and black and she wanted a pale pink backdrop for her photo booth pictures. I used two shades of pale pink for the background and I really like how they work with all of the pink. The DJ played great music and during the night, he had the guests text requests to his cell phone. Prior to the reception, we went to the winery and I bought a bottle of pomegranate wine. I had a little taste of it and it was very good.