National Housing Services was formed in 1975 with help from the City of Phoenix and NeighborWorks America (formally known as Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp.). NeighborWorks America is a national nonprofit organization, federally funded by an appropriations from Congress that provides financial support, technical assistance, and training for community-based revitalization in all 50 states. This year was the 5th Annual Home Sweet Home Gingerbread Auction. Digital Expressions was proud to be part of this event. Every year, people donate hand-made gingerbread houses that are auctioned, along with other items. Their signature cocktail was peppermint martinis (yum). Everyone had a lot of fun.
Henry and Horne, Arizona’s largest accounting firm, had their 2012 holiday party at the W Hotel in Scottsdale on Friday, December 7th. Kristin hired Digital Expressions Photo Stations because she wanted something different than a photo booth. Kristin chose a red backdrop for the party and I found holiday garland to spruce up the backdrop. As guests arrived, they received their table cards and were directed to our photo station for pictures. This was perfect because this ensured that everyone would get their picture taken at the photo station.
I had just gotten new props and the crown, tiara, sword, and bubbles were a huge hit. I saw the bubbles online and I wondered if they would show up in the pictures — they did!
I was very excited when we were hired to set up our photo station at Sara Lowe’s an Ugly Sweater Christmas Party. I had never been to one and was happy to be able to take pictures. We set up in Sara’s kids’ playroom and because one of the walls in the room was practically the same color as our backdrop, our setup went a lot faster. We had set up at the back of the room so the guests could literally walk into the room, grab a prop, and take their picture.
The really neat thing about this party is because Sara’s husband is a Gilbert firefighter and my husband is a retired Tempe firefighter, he got to see some people he knew and catch up. One of the Gilbert firefighters at the party is the son of my husband’s captain.
This was a Christmas Party for United Blood Services at the Tempe Historical Museum. The person who hired us also resides in Dobson Ranch so she saw our ad in the Dobson Ranch Roundup. For this job, Misty didn’t want a watermark, but wanted me to place their logo on the pictures. I spent hours trying to figure out how to do that, but in the end, I found a teacher at East Valley Institute of Technology who showed me how to do it.
This party also had a hypnotist so I know the guests had a lot of fun. At one point, I recall seeing a line to our photo station that went to the back of the building. We had a paper backdrop for this job, but since then, we have changed to fabric backdrops, as the selection of colors is better.
We still have a choice of a neutral colored backdrop, as well.