Alonso’s 15th birthday party was the male equivalent of a quinceanera and the event was quite spectacular. The party was held at Elements Events Center in Maricopa that is located next to Ultra-Star Multi-Tainment Center in Maricopa on the Ak-Chin Reservation. Alonso’s colors were dark purple and black and the centerpieces Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Alonso and his friends choreographed a pretty cool dance for the guests. The room was huge and because our Digital Expressions Photo Booths‘ rental was set up in the very back of the room, there were televisions set up throughout the room so the guests in the back could see what was going on in the front. Since the photo booth was open (and not just a box sitting in a corner), the guests at the front of the room could watch the fun the guests were having in the photo booth. The guests had so much fun taking pictures that Alonso’s mother added an extra hour to the photo booth rental.
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.
Jules and CJ combined their 40th birthday party, with an 80’s birthday bash theme. We had set up the photo booth in the front of the house so when the guests arrived, they would take their pictures as they went in. We enjoyed watching all of the guests in their costumes. Having an outdoor photo booth rental in phoenix in Arizona in July is usually very hot, but the weather cooperated due to a hurricane in Mexico. It was overcast with a slight breeze, so we stayed remarkably cool the entire evening. However, on our drive home, the rain started coming down, so the Digital Expressions Photo Booth ended just in time.
Digital Expressions Photo Booths had a lot of fun at Jordyn’s Bat Mitzvah at the Scottsdale Princess. Not only did we get to meet a lot of nice people, we had a chance to see photographer, Brett Campbell, and his wife, a husband/wife team. Jordyn’s colors were pink, purple, and teal. I was originally going to use all three colors in the backdrop, but then I remembered the variegated pink and purple fabric I had and knew that would be perfect for the photo booth rental backdrop. The photo booth ran for three straight hours and not only did Jordyn and her friends have fun, but so did the adults.
Katie’s Sweet 16 party was held at Noah’s in Chandler. We were excited about this venue because Digital Expressions Photo Booths has upcoming weddings at this venue, so it was good to see the layout of the venue. Katie’s birthday party was small and the kids had a great time. Digital Expressions Photo Booths does a lot of parties with teenagers and I have to say that these kids were some of the best well-behaved we have ever worked with. While some kids throw the props on the floor and stand on them, these kids were respectful of the photo booth rental attendants and everyone had fun. The girls in the bottom picture jumped up and down until they had the picture they wanted.
Connie’s 50th birthday party was quite a grand event at Estrella Vista Reception Center. Connie’s birthday party had a masquerade theme and the colors of her party were black, red, and bling. Connie was beautiful in her red gown and I loved all of her pictures. She always had a smile on her face and we got a lot of candid photos of her. This was our second event at Estrella Vista and we were set up in the same place both times. The owners of Estrella Vista were very accommodating. At one point, they moved one table over for us so we could increase the size of the photo booth and the booth was perfect. Digital Expressions Photo Booths prides ourselves in our customized backdrops, that sets us apart from all other photo booth companies.
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.