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.
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.
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
I remember our first photo booth rental in September 2010. I was a little nervous, but knew I was prepared and the night would be a success. About three months ago, Digital Expressions Photo Booths purchased a DSLR photo booth. I don’t know everything there is to know yet (i.e., slow motion and social media capability), but I am looking forward to learning. When Liam’s mom, Cami, hired Digital Expressions Photo Booths for Liam’s first birthday party, I found the perfect template for the touch screen photo booth rental and it was a huge success. Push the Start button and the photo booth does the rest. At Liam’s birthday party, I met Jeanna and Bill, owners of Jewelry Creations by Jeanna (the first picture below) — and Pop Pop and Je Je to their grandkids. I really appreciate meeting other small business owners in Arizona and believe we should all support one another.
Desert Botanical Garden is such a beautiful venue for any event. Jake and Andrea’s wedding was held at the Ullman Terrace and I was very thankful that Andrea and Erika Edholm, the wedding planner, provided me with a map of where the photo booth rental would be set up. Digital Expressions Photo Booths set up the photo booth in a room by the cocktail hour to introduce ourselves to the guests while Jake and Andrea were busy taking pictures. The open photo booth was quite a hit and we worked non-stop taking and printing pictures. The bride chose the gold shimmer backdrop for her photo booth pictures and the pictures turned out great.