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.
16 Nov 2013 Leave a Comment
12 Oct 2013 Leave a Comment
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.
28 Sep 2013 Leave a Comment
Lesia found Digital Expressions Open Photo Booths at the Phoenix Bridal Show in January 2013 and booked us for her reception shortly thereafter. Lesia and Brian were married at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Phoenix, and had their reception in the grand ballroom. This was our second reception at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Phoenix, and allowing us to set up next to the bar was a perfect idea. Lesia’s wedding colors were different shades of purple and because one of her accent colors was black, she wanted a grey background because she was afraid that the black in the groom’s tux would blend in. With Lesia’s permission, I accented the grey with a sheer black fabric that I found that had bling on it. I really like the effect of the background. I also made a short video of some of our favorite pictures taken. Visit our Facebook page for more pictures.
13 Sep 2013 Leave a Comment
When Matt told me that he and Kristi were having their ceremony at Stonebridge Manor, I was very excited. This was our fourth wedding at Stonebridge and I was going to have the opportunity to work with their event coordinator, Courtney. Kristi wanted a mint green background and some bling. I ended up getting some silver tinsel and hung it in front of the background and the effect was beautiful. One of my friends even commented to me that this was her favorite background. Scott and Tracy Keo were the DJs and it was fun working with them again. Scott and Tracy know how to have fun with a crowd and it was evident that the guests had a lot of fun. As usual, I created a youtube video of our favorite pictures of the night.
31 Aug 2013 Leave a Comment
Michael and Alona’s wedding reception was held at the Tucson Omni National Golf Resort. We were set up on the Terrace next to the bar and just outside of the reception area. The area was absolutely perfect. Alona’s wedding colors were white, champagne, and coral so we did her background in light champagne and white. I think the groom photobombed the booth more than anyone else. We were only scheduled to be there for three hours but the guests were having so much fun that the groom added an additional hour. Patrice Klaum with Celebrations by Amy Bacon, was the event planner. Her team was an absolute joy to work with and were very accommodating. Patrice’s team and the photographers from She.We Studio even enjoyed the photo booth. I created a cute video of our favorite pictures taken at the reception.
06 Jun 2013 1 Comment
I was thrilled when my daughter, Nicole, contacted me to let me know that her niece, Leslie, wanted to book our photo station for her wedding reception. Since Leslie and I are sort of related (she is my son-in-law’s niece), I wanted to make an especially good impression.
When met Leslie at the country club to look at where we could set up her photo station, I was immediately drawn to the wooden arch and spindle doors. Okay, this was sort of the opening for guests to get to the ceremony, but the event planner also felt that the guests could go another way to get into the reception area. Since sunflowers were in Leslie’s reception, she was okay with me putting flowers in the door spindles that would be part of the photo booth. I placed the background behind the doors and the look was great, but more important — Leslie loved the pictures.
20 May 2013 Leave a Comment
Energy Design Systems celebrated their 25-year anniversary on March 28th and asked Digital Expressions Photo Stations to have a photo booth at their event. The event ran from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on a Thursday evening. Energy Design Systems has been designing energy efficient mechanical and electrical systems for more than 20 years. It is the combination of their service and the working relationships developed with their clients that give them a reputable presence in Arizona.
Jacque, one of the owners of Energy Design Systems, had their engineering department construct the background. They made a sheet of logos depicting their 25-year anniversary. I had the idea to frame the logos with black on each side and the marketing director thought this was a good idea. I really like how the pictures turned out.
What struck me at this party were the comments made many of the contractors that came to the open house. Everyone I heard said the economy is getting better and they were getting busier. That was certainly nice for me to hear.
20 May 2013 Leave a Comment
Molly and Franco had their wedding ceremony and reception at Rio Verde Ranch. This was the first time I had ever been at this venue and it was very, very cute and the event coordinator was extremely accommodating. They had built a frame for the ceremony with pale pink flowing fabric and we were going to move this to the photo booth area but it was too heavy. Instead, we just used the natural background and there were a couple of wagon wheels that we moved over for the photo booth pictures, and we just love how the pictures turned out. We went ahead and placed a red carpet where the guests were to stand and they all had a lot of fun. The caterer, Sierra Bonita Grill & Catering, served great food, and I can honestly say this is the best food at a wedding that we had ever tasted. Molly found Digital Expressions Photo Stations on weddingwire.com. You can see more pictures on our Facebook page.
12 Apr 2013 Leave a Comment
When the Vice President of the student counsel for Apache Trail High School contacted me, she was so excited, but she had to speak with the student counsel teacher regarding the photo booth. It took a while and a lot of contact, but Apache Trail High School hired Digital Expressions Photo Stations to have a photo booth at their high school prom at Red Mountain Ranch Country Club. This was our second photo booth at Red Mountain Ranch.
I had seen some hanging circles at a venue one day and thought these would be fun to make. I sent the idea to the school with the thought I would do the same thing, except I would use the school’s colors. Apache Trail’s school colors are red, purple, and gold. I went to Joanne’s Fabrics and bought 2-1/2 inch punches, then I purchased some glitter paper in different shades of red and purple. I connected the circles with fishing line and used a fishing weight at the bottom of each row to weigh down each row. The effect was beautiful. No two background pictures were the same because the circles would turn with movement. I also ended up using the same background for a birthday party a few weeks later.
While I’m working the computer, one person in particular is getting her picture taken. She looks very familiar and it turns out that she goes to my Jazzercise class. We just didn’t recognize each other with our clothes on.
28 Mar 2013 Leave a Comment
Parkview Elementary School had their 2013 Spring Festival and asked us to be part of the festival. They had bean bag toss, the cookie monster, a fire truck, and helicopter. We really had fun with the kids at the festival. Tickets were sold and for two tickets, one picture could be taken at our photo station. Kids love our props and we had the longest line of any booth.
It was a little windy and it was challenging to keep the backdrop frame from falling over (again). It fell over when we first put it up, but that was before we pulled the sandbags out. The wind died down a little after the sun went down.
I am not a big fan of selling tickets to have a picture taken at our photo station, but this was for a good cause and it was a fundraiser. I just don’t like people to think that people have to pay for a pictures when they are taken.