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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Henry and Horne’s Holiday Party

For the past four years Henry and Horne has hired Digital Expressions Photo Booths for their annual holiday party.  This year, Henry and Horne was eager to try our touch screen photo booth at their holiday party at the courtyard of Hotel Valley Ho.  The theme was retro holiday, so I found the perfect template for the pictures and it was a hit!  Now people have a choice and the employees of Henry and Horne can decide which photo booth they like best.  It’s always nice to have options, and now the employees have two photo booths to choose from.  That being said, the favorite part of my night is getting to see some of the same people every year.

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Scott and Kanya’s Photo Booth

Scott and Kanya’s wedding reception was on the rooftop of Hotel Valley Ho – a first for Digital Expressions Photo Booths.  It was a beautiful and clear night and the guests were a lot of fun.  The wind with the backdrop was a little challenging, but like I always tell my children — women can fix anything, and I did.  During the breaks from the photo booth being used, I watched the airplanes land.  It was so cool.  The view from I spent a lot of time working with Kanya to get the perfect background for her photo booth pictures, incorporating her wedding  colors into the template.

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Matt and Lindsay’s Wedding Photo Booth

Matt and Lindsay’s wedding reception was the first time Digital Expressions Photo Booths used photo booth strips.  I was so excited to use these because clients typically want 4 x 6 pictures.  As soon as Lindsay picked out the template and backdrop. we were good to go.  The guests had a great time and it was interesting to me that guests were surprised to get pictures right away.  Digital Expressions Photo Booths always print out pictures.  Bailey Ienuso (the Soulful Bloom) was Lindsay’s wedding planner and she did a fantastic job coordinating with the photo booth rental and the bride to ensure everything went according to plan.  #photoboothrental #photoboothstrips #photoboothwedding

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Joy’s 70th Birthday Party

Dia de los Muertos is a holiday for remembering and honoring those who have passed. It is a festive, joyous time of celebration. For Joy’s birthday party, she had six face painters, who did beautiful work. The fire dancers were pretty awesome, as well.  Digital Expressions Photo Booths met Joy at Leslie and Makenzie’s wedding reception in Tucson (Joy is Leslie’s mother).  It was pretty awesome to see a lot of familiar faces.  One of the face painters explained the meaning of Dia de los Muertos and I found the meaning to be extremely interesting.

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Michelle and Lenard’s Wedding

Michelle booked Digital Expressions Photo Booths for her October 1st wedding at The Mining Camp Restaurant in Apache Junction.  When we had decided to use a template for Michelle’s photo booth, I found the cutest rustic template that I thought would be perfect because Michelle had told me that we would be set up outside a barn.  One of Michelle’s wedding colors was ivory so my intent was to use an ivory backdrop for the pictures.  Needless to say, whenever possible, I prefer to use a natural backdrop for pictures if I think it will draw the theme of the event into the pictures.  When Digital Expressions Photo Booths got to the venue to set up, I saw the barn door and thought that would be a perfect backdrop for the pictures.  #photoboothrental #digitalexpressionsphotobooths #photoboothweddings

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Howard’s 60th Birthday Party

Digital Expressions Photo Booths was pleased to be part of Howard’s 60th birthday party (70’s theme).  Howard’s wife, Debbie, and I are long-time Jazzercise friends and when we purchased the new touch screen photo booth, Debbie wanted us to be the photo booth rental for her party because it does not take up as much room as our original photo booth.  Because the party had 70’s theme, I chose a template for the photo booth rental that matched the theme – and chose a backdrop to coordinate with the template.  As I am sitting at the photo booth, I recognize a lot of women from Jazzercise-Tempe.  The last picture taken was with Debbie’s Jazzercise friends.  The photo booth has a slideshow feature and it was fun for me to see the guests watching the slideshow in between photo booth pictures.

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Charlie’s Bar Mitzvah

A few years ago, Digital Expressions Photo Booths was the photo booth rental for Jack’s Bar Mitzvah.  Jack’s mom, Lee, then contacted Digital Expressions for Charlie’s Bar Mitzvah at Orange Tree Golf Course.  Since we just rolled out our new touch screen photo booth, Lee was excited about having a photo booth rental experience that would set Charlie’s Bar Mitzvah apart from Jack’s Bar Mitzvah.  Since Charlie’s event had a Hawaiian Luau theme, we chose a Hawaiian luau template.  A black backdrop was chosen to accentuate the colors in the template.  When the guests came in from the cocktail hour, I grabbed the palm trees for the pictures – and when the luau skirting fell off of the buffet table, I grabbed that, as well, and put it into the background.  Love love love how the pictures turned out and everyone had a fantastic time.

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