Sedona’s mom and dad (Paula and Eric) booked our photo booth at the suggestion of Kristin at Orange Tree Golf Course. I looked at the contract dated August 14, 2014 and all of a sudden, a year has passed. We have had our photo booth rental set up in various locations at Orange Tree. This time, we were set up in the ballroom in the corner. It is perfect because we are out of the way, but everyone can see us. Unlike the traditional cookie cutter photo booth that sits in a corner, the guests took pictures the entire time. The only time pictures were not taken at the photo booth was during the candle lighting ceremony and speeches.
The theme of Sedona’s Bat Mitzvah was Dr. Who and Eric made a really cool Dr. Who teleporter that the kids went into. There was even a light in the teleporter! Paula had originally wanted a Dr. Who green screen but ultimately decided on the blue and white backdrop. I think that visually, a fabric backdrop looks better, rather than having a green fabric backdrop.
The DJ and MC for Sedona’s Bat Mitzvah was Living Energy Events and Productions. They were great! The kids had a lot of fun and the DJ was dancing along with the kids. Kristin, the event coordinator at Orange Tree is absolutely wonderful to work with. Orange Tree Golf Course is one of our favorite venues. She is very hands-on with the planning and throughout the setup, she was directing her staff to ensure the room was perfect prior to the guests coming into the room.
Brandon and Sarah’s photo booth at their wedding reception at An Old Town Wedding and Event Center was scheduled to run from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., but because the guests were having so much fun, Brandon added an extra hour. The wedding colors were mint green, blush pink, and brown, so I chose those colors in our background for the photo booth pictures. Of course, any time our photo booths are outside, the sun and play a part. Fortunately, as the sun went down, so did the wind — and so did the fun. Brandon and Sarah only wanted frames for their props because they didn’t want their guests faces to be hidden in the pictures. This surely did not minimize the fun they had.
An Old Town Wedding is a very quaint, family-owned, wedding venue. The owners were extremely nice and prior to the ceremony, we had a chance to talk to them to learn how they started their business.
I have known Mahesha for most of her life and when she asked Digital Expressions Photo Booths to be the photo booth at her wedding reception, I was more than happy to do it. We chose a beautiful gold backdrop for her pictures and the pictures were stunning. What also made this wedding reception special for me was my oldest daughter was in the wedding and looked beautiful in a sari. Mahesha looked beautiful and it was also great to see all of her friends that I have known for many years.
The Tire Industry Association had their Off the Road Conference at Westin La Paloma. We were set up at the beginning of the conference when the guests would arrive. The background was a green screen with the Off the Road Conference as the background. Almost all of the people checking in were men and most of the men wanted to wait until their wives got their to get their pictures taken, some of whom were laying by the pool because of the beautiful weather. For others, it took little coaxing, but when they saw the Viking helmet, a picture was taken. This was our second visit to Westin La Paloma. This time, we were set up in the lobby. When we weren’t busy taking pictures, it was nice getting to know the ladies checking in the guests.
Almost all of the guests were from other parts of the country. We met people from Moscow and Canada, as well. The Tucson weather was beautiful and the guests from back east took advantage of being out of the snow and ice.
Kristine, from Jalapeno Inferno, told me that she had spoken with other photo booth companies about a photo booth rental, but just wasn’t feeling it. She then called her friend, Kristin Carter, Catering Manager at the Orange Tree Golf Club, who referred Kristine to Digital Expressions Photo Booths. When Kristine and I talked about what she was looking for her employee party, she booked our photo booth rental. Since the day of the party was Superbowl Sunday. and, because the owners of Jalapeno Inferno are huge Cardinals fans, I utilized the colors of the Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, and the Arizona Cardinals for the photo booth pictures. There was also a bounce house for the kids and TVs everywhere so everyone could watch the big game. We had a great time at Jalapeno Inferno and are looking forward to more events at Jalapeno Inferno.
Jacob and Megan’s Wedding Reception at Secret Garden was a lot of fun. The Digital Expressions Photo Booth started taking pictures after Gold Ring Entertainment’s games were played with the bride, groom, and guests and after that, the pictures were taken non-stop. The photo booth rental was set up in the large alcove in Secret Garden’s main room, where the guests who were not taking pictures could enjoy the fun of the guests who were taking pictures. Megan had originally wanted a black backdrop with either pink or turquoise polka dots, but she ultimately chose a plain black backdrop for her photo booth pictures. I’m happy that she did. As I was writing this, I was thinking how much the polka dots would have taken away from the pictures. The black was perfect, all of the pictures were great, and Jacob and Megan had a goof\d time. Congratulations!
Billy and Lydia’s wedding reception was on New Year’s Eve at Aldea at Tlaquepaque. Lydia chose this date for her wedding because New Year’s Eve is her favorite holiday, subsequently, the wedding reception went past midnight and nobody had slowed down. The photo booth started at 8:30 p.m. and the DJ for their wedding, SKM Entertainment, made this reception really fun, with games and dancing. SKM is a DJ service that does not mind sharing the spotlight with a photo booth rental. While the Digital Expressions Photo Booth was obviously a lot of fun, we are also mindful of the job the DJs have and area always respectful of their planning. Guests are there for fun and there is enough room for everyone. Lydia’s wedding colors were black and gold, so Lydia chose our sequined gold backdrop for their photo booth pictures. When some of the guests first went in front of the backdrop, they were expecting to walk into a booth. When they realized that they could stand in front of the camera, then everyone started having fun.
One of Digital Expressions Photo Booth‘s favorite venues is Secret Garden in Mesa because the staff is extremely accommodating and easy to work with. We were happy to partner with Gold Ring Entertainment, once again, for Stephanie and William’s wedding reception. The photo booth rental was set up as guests walked up to the venue, just under the alcove. This is actually a perfect place for a photo booth if the photo booth runs during the cocktail hour, as the guests are close by. Stephanie’s wedding colors included red and ivory so we incorporated the wedding colors in the photo booth backdrop for the pictures. The guests had a lot of fun, even though it was quite cold outside that night.
Digital Expressions Photo Booths was the photo booth company for Natimark’s Holiday Party at Talavera at the Four Seasons at Troon North. This was our first time at Talavera and I look forward to other events at this venue. The staff was extremely nice and accommodating. When we first arrived to set up our photo booth rental, we discussed the setup with the general manager and we all decided to set up the photo booth in another area. He was extremely pleased that we were easy to work with and was every more pleased when we invited the staff to take pictures in our photo booth.
Natimark chose a white lighted backdrop for their holiday party. In looking at these pictures, I wonder if these lights come in red and green, as they would be pretty with the white sheer.
Henry and Horne’s 2015 holiday party was held in a huge tent at Scottsdale Plaza Resort and this year’s theme was musical, so I was able to find large musical notes for the backdrop that really popped against the black photo booth rental backdrop. The other entertainment was a piano bar, so while the pianos were playing, guests were taking pictures at the photo booth.
This was Digital Expressions Photo Booths fourth holiday party for Henry and Horne. Every year the guests ask who they want at their next holiday party and every year, they want our photo booth year after year. When companies hire our company every year, that says a lot about how good we are, and when the employees want our company at their holiday party year after year, that says it all. There was a lot of photo bombing done, and even the owners of the company were photo bombing the pictures. Looking forward to next year.
Ben and Ciera’s Wedding Reception was our first at The Wright House. I knew that at some point, Digital Expressions Photo Booths would be hired for a photo booth rental and we were excited for this wedding. This was another partnership with Gold Ring Entertainment and, as always, we enjoy every wedding with Greg and Gina.
What I didn’t know is that The Wright House has two buildings — the main building, and Provencal, where Ciera and Ben had their ceremony and reception. Because we like to set up our photo booth rental prior to any ceremony, we arrived at Provencal at around 12:00 p.m. for a 4:00 ceremony and set up in an area just outside of the reception room. I was unable to take a picture of the backdrop prior to the reception beginning because of the sun coming through a portion of the backdrop (for about 30 minutes).
Ciera’s wedding colors were navy and pink so we chose a navy and pink backdrop for the photo booth pictures. Candy, the wedding coordinator was very easy to work with and was extremely accommodating. #photoboothrental #photoboothforwedding