Sedona’s Bat Mitzvah

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.

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Brandon and Sarah’s Wedding Photo Booth

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.

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Ritesh and Mahesha.Hyatt Gainey Golf Club

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.

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TIA Off the Road Tire Conference

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.

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Ryan and Jennifer’s Wedding Reception

I never mind taking our photo booth to Tucson for any type of event,  and Ryan and Jennifer’s wedding reception was no exception.  The owners of La Mariposa Resort were an absolute delight to get to know.  Just as our photo booth rental company is an Arizona company owed by a husband/wife team, La Mariposa Resort are also owned by a husband/wife team.

When Jennifer Mother, Patricia, hired Digital Expressions Photo Booth for this event, she told me this was Ryan and Jennifer’s 10-year avowal renewal.  Ryan is in the military and because they had a very small ceremony when they first got married and moved, Jennifer’s mother told them that if they make it ten years, Jennifer can have the wedding she didn’t have.  Well two children and ten years later, Jennifer had the wedding she had always wanted — and it was beautiful.  La Mariposa Resort did a great job with the decorations and it is such a quaint place to have a wedding.

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Matt and Jenna’s Photo Booth Pictures

Digital Expressions Photo Booths was honored to be part of Matt and Jenna’s wedding reception at The Club at Prescott Lakes.While it was 104 degrees in Phoenix, it was nice to be able to get away from the heat.  Our photo booth rental was set up in the foyer as the guests walked into the venue.  That type of setup is really a perfect place for our photo booth, if we are not set up in the reception room, because the guests are aware there is a photo booth.  Since we are not a typical cookie cutter photo booth and our setup is completely different from other photo booth companies in the Valley, the guests were very intrigued and were clearly happy taking photo booth pictures and were even more surprised that they would get their pictures right away.

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Bri Childs was the “day of” wedding planner and Bri, along with her staff, were awesome to work with.  Mike, the catering manager at Prescott Lakes Country Club introduced himself to us and was clearly impressed with our setup and will hopefully book our photo booth for other events.  Digital Expressions Photo Booths will take any opportunity to get out of the heat.  #photoboothrental #phoenixphotobooth #photoboothwedding #openphotobooth

Brandan and Stephanie’s Photo Booth Pictures

May 2016 in Arizona is okay month for a photo booth to be set up outside at Shenandoah Mill in Gilbert — as long as the photo booth rental ran when the sun went down.  Although the sun in Phoenix in May is brutal, Brandan and Stephanie’s photo booth began after the sun went behind the trees.  It was a little windy that day, which does not keep the backdrop as still as I would like; however, when I saw the sign behind the backdrop with Brandan and Stephanie’s name, I thought that would be the perfect backdrop for the photo booth pictures until the sun went down.Everyone had such a good time and even the grandparents were able to participate in the photo booth.  Digital Expressions Photo Booths was honored to be part of Brandan and Stephanie’s wedding reception.

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Apache Trail High School Prom 2016

Our fourth year at Red Mountain Country Club for Apache Trail‘s 2016 Prom was just as much fun as all the previous years.  Typically when we do these proms every year for the same school, we see the same kids come through every year and we’re able to watch their changes.  This year, the only new faces I remember are the teachers, who look forward to our Digital Expressions Photo Booth every year.  The kids who go to this school are the most polite and consider kids I have ever met and are most appreciative of all the pictures taken and printed.  Apache Trail High School is a loyal client and I always make sure we are available for their prom.

 

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Jack and Elaine’s Wedding Reception

April 9th and 10th was a seriously busy and long weekend for Digital Expressions Photo Booths.  April 9th, we went to Tucson for Leslie and Mack’s wedding and on April 10th, we went to Sedona Golf Resort for Jack and Elaine’s wedding reception.  This was our fourth wedding reception at Sedona Golf Resort and we always set up on the outside patio.  This time, I was a little worried about if there was a backup plan because it had been raining quite hard in the Valley and Sedona.  When we got to the Resort, we realized there was no backup plan for us, so we were fortunate that the backdrop and electronic equipment were covered by the overhang, plus we were able to use the large umbrellas and sandbags to keep the rain out.  The good news is that the rain didn’t last that long.

The ceremony was set to begin at 4:00 p.m., and the photo booth was set to begin at 4:30 p.m.  When it started raining at 4:00, I was very impressed by how the employees all worked together in tandem to get the chairs from the outside to the inside for the ceremony.  The ceremony started right on time, therefore, the photo booth rental started right on schedule.  Elaine’s wedding colors were royal blue, orange, and red.  I exceptionally loved the orange against the blue.  Ray from Ray Mar Productions and Two Hearts as One Wedding, was the DJ and he also performed the ceremony.  During the breaks, Ray came outside to talk to us.  What a nice guy.  He especially loved the backdrop because he is a huge Mets fan.

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Mack and Leslie’s Wedding Reception

Leslie and Macenzy’s wedding reception was our first at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson.  I didn’t know this until the end of the reception that Leslie was referred to Digital Expressions Photo Booths by Shelley and Cam from She.We Studio, Leslie and Macenzy’s wedding photographer.  The photo booth was set up outside in the courtyard where the cocktail hour was located.  When we first got to the resort, we had no idea where we would set up the photo booth.  Ilana (iheredia@loewshotels.com) , the Loews wedding expert, was extremely helpful with determining where the photo booth would be set up.  Fortunately, the sun was behind the building by the time the photo booth started.  Whenever there is a change of lighting (dusk to dark), the pictures have to be adjusted due to the different lighting.  The DJ, Herm, was fantastic.  As a matter of fact, I couldn’t get to Shazam fast enough to get the name of the first song played, so I’m going to email Herm to get the name of the song.

As the photo booth pictures are being taken, I couldn’t help but notice that almost all of the women are very fit.  One of the bridesmaids told me that Leslie is the owner of Gym Two Forty in Tucson and a lot of the guests belong to Leslie’s gym.  I decided to Google Leslie and found some youtube videos of Leslie, the #1 Cross-Fit female in Arizona, doing Cross-Fit.  Very impressive.

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Ryan Dempster’s Retirement Party

When Kelly, Ryan’s fiance, called Digital Expressions Photo Booths about Ryan Dempster’s retirement party, I wasn’t just excited for myself, but was more excited for my husband, Mike, and partner in our company.  Mike is a huge MLB baseball fan and when I told him we were hired for Ryan Dempster’s retirement party, Mike was pretty excited.  Ryan retired after 16 years of playing as a pitcher for the Florida Marlins, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox, but he calls Chicago his home.  Ryan’s surprise retirement party was held at Las Sendas Golf Club and he was quite surprised.  His fiance, Kelly, planned the entire party.  Prior to the photo booth starting, Mike enjoyed listening to the speeches everyone gave because he practically knew who everyone was and in particular, Gary Allenson, who played baseball at ASU with Mike in 1976.

We had a lot of fun taking photo booth pictures at Ryan’s party.  It doesn’t matter how old you are — men and women alike love our open photo booth. We had set up the photo booth rental in a corner alcove that worked perfectly.  The room setup was such that it didn’t matter where the guests were, they were able to watch the photo booth fun from anywhere in the room. #photoboothrental #photoboothrentalinphoenix #photoboothpartyrental #lassendasgolfcourse #lassendaswedding

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