Roaming photography + retirement party

We had an incredible time with our roaming photography at a surprise retirement party! 

Emma DeCaro (the brains of the operation) wrote a wonderful recap of the event and we wanted to share it on this blog post:

“On Saturday, August 3rd, Mr. Vise thought he was going to lunch with a former student, but instead unsuspectingly walked in a ballroom filled with 300 former students, band parents, and colleagues. 

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 A student from each of his six schools gave a short speech about what their time in Mr. Vise’s band meant to them. Afterward, we presented him with a plaque a show-shirt collage and signed copy of the score to An American Elegy by Frank Ticheli. 

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 One of his students baked three incredibly special cakes, cake balls, and her famous fudge marble cookies (everything tasted as good as it looked). One of the cakes had 35 stars on it— each star corresponded to the school colors and number of years he served at each school.

 To conclude the afternoon, the band Sometimes a Legend, featuring Lake Travis graduates, played amazing music while everyone greeted and took pictures with Mr. Vise.”

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 To commemorate the special occasion, we had our roaming photographer take pictures of Mr. Vise with his past colleagues and students in front of our navy sequin backdrop! We wanted the attendees to have time to socialize with each other and the guest of honor, so roaming photography was the perfect option! Abbie Hillis from Abbie Cole Hillis Events planned and organized the party and it went off without a hitch! We had such a great time at the event and we want to wish a huge congratulations to Mr. Vise on his retirement!

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If you have an event coming up and you’d like to learn more about roaming photography, reaching out to our sales team today! Kati@ohhappydaybooth.com

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East Austin Bumble Pool Party

We STAN for any reason to celebrate ice cream.

Our team joined Bumble and East Austin Hotel for National Ice Cream Day and we celebrated the holiday the only way we know how: with an epic pool party. There was complimentary Halo Top ice cream, unique drinks, unlimited snacks (YAAASSS) and a live performance by Austin's very own DJ Mélat for the 250+ attendees. Bumble encourages their users to either bring their matches or mingle with other users to create a connection at the event!

We chose bright colors as the watermarked frame on the photos to match the colors of the Summer Series theme! Roaming photography is perfect for pool parties so guests can mix and mingle without feeling like they need to pose for every photo. The instant sharing option is ideal for events like these as well! If you want a unique way to take photos and document your party, roaming photography is the way to do it!

You can check out our other event with Bumble here and another event with roaming photography here. If you’re curious about adding roaming photography to your next event, contact our sales team today! kati@ohhappydaybooth.com.

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Roaming photography + boat party

We get it, you probably can’t think of being on a boat without singing The Lonely Island’s “I’m on a boat” at the top of your lungs. Don’t worry, us either.

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Our team brought roaming photography to Lake Austin for an acquisition boat party! The celebration was for the merger of Bulldog Solutions B2B marketing company and Hero Digital, an independent customer experience company. The party was organized for networking, getting to know teammates, and build camaraderie between each other. Food, drinks, and dog tags were provided by the company and the attendees were able to mix and mingle while catching one of Austin’s Summer sunsets!

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Our client wanted to keep the shared images organic, so we opted out of any watermark or printed border on the photos. We had our photographer take photos of the party of the guests interacting and enjoying themselves, while celebrating new business opportunities! Roaming photography is the perfect addition to any event, especially where you want to photograph guests socializing and having fun naturally and a photo booth isn’t reasonable but you still want instant sharing! If you want to learn how to roaming photography can enhance your event (on or off water) contact our team today! kati@ohhappydaybooth.com

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Roaming photography at a ranch styled rehearsal dinner

Roaming photography at a rehearsal dinner? Yes please.

We had our roaming photographer at Horseshoe Bay’s newest event venue, Cap Rock Pavilion, for the venue’s first event ever. Our client wanted to have a professional photographer take pictures of their rehearsal dinner where their closest friends and family could celebrate before the big day! The ranch style rehearsal had a cohesive theme throughout the night! From the guest’s cowboy hats and boots, to the venue decor and meal, the vibe was apparent. The couple had a custom iron display with their initials monogrammed brand and that same brand was matermarked on their photos! Yee-haw, y’all.

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Now you may be wondering, “What’s the difference between a traditional photographer and our roaming photography?” With roaming photography, our photographers actively engage with guests and take their photos. The guests can instantly share right from the tablet to their phones via text and email during the event! It’s perfect for an event where you want to share immediately versus waiting several days or weeks for the photos!

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We understand in the midst of planning a wedding, it’s easy for documenting the rehearsal dinner to fall at the bottom of the list. However, we feel it’s an important celebration to look back on! Want to learn more about adding roaming photography to your rehearsal dinner? Contact our sales team today! Kati@ohhappydaybooth.com.

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Sunday Bloody Sunday

We spent Sunday Funday on Rainey Street working with PERIOD’s Sunday Bloody Sunday! The non profit was originally developed because of the lack of menstrual supplies in the homeless community. As stated on their website, the nonprofit’s goals are to give women access to the period products they need to feel confident and clean every menstruation cycle, no matter their income.

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As a 100% female funded and operated business, it was an absolute no-brainer to get involved with their Sunday Bloody Sunday bar crawl. The event was hosted by the Austin PERIOD chapter to raise awareness in our community and contribute funds and supplies to Austin’s homeless shelters. There were eight bars involved including: Augustine, The Alibi, Javelina Bar, Lucille Patio Lounge, The Parlor Room, Container Bar, Clive and Lustre Pearl. Each bar served a signature period themed drink of their choice and a portion or all the proceeds were donated to Periods ATX.

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To maximize the space and crowd we had two selfie stations set up, as well as roaming photography! We partnered with Austin Flower Walls for the selfie station at Lustre Pearl and paired the selfie station at Container Bar with Pop & Drop’s streamer install! This wasn’t the first time we’ve had multiple services at one event, and it certainly won’t be our last! You can check out other events where we had multiple services here and here!

Contact our sales team today to see how you can incorporate a selfie station and roaming photography at your next event! kati@ohhappydaybooth

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Teen Vogue's sweet sixteen

If you grew up like us, when you think of turning 16 you may instantly relate to this song or think of this show. #nostalgia

But honestly, if we were to turn 16 again, we would want a party exactly like this one!

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Teen Vogue held their sweet 16 party in ode to inspiring, relating to, and educating teens for the last (almost) two decades! The party was held at The Line downtown Austin in the dreamiest pink space. Everything from the carpet, walls and decor to all the treats and drinks were in shades of pink! We’d be lying if we told you our inner 16 year old self was not in Heaven. Teen Vogue collaborated with Lightbox Jewelry to display their lab-grown jewels and take a pic wearing their pieces using their mirror.

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For the collab, our client wanted to have our backdrop flow with Lightbox Jewelry’s theme colors of blue, pink and white. We decided on a tinsel backdrop because of it’s flirty and fun vibe and paired it with our selfie station. Unlimited boomerangs and selfies? Yes please. We cut the tinsel at an angle so you could get all three colors in each selfie. So many fun photos were taken with our selfie station, but also of our backdrop! You can even see our backdrop on Teen Vogue’s official website here.

Congratulations on the milestone, Teen Vogue!

If you’re interested in an unique installation for your next event, contact our sales team today! kati@ohhappydaybooth.com

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Art Bra Austin 2019

Yep, you read that right, Art. Bra.

Breast Cancer Resource Center hosted their annual Art Bra Austin event! We’ve done this event in years past and it was just as beautiful and extravagant as ever. The sponsor for this years photography services was Natrelle (You can see the event we did last year and the sponsorship perks here.) Art Bra Austin is a runway show, showcasing models that are fully costumed in handmade bras by fabulous artists in the community. Every runway model is not only a survivor of breast cancer but also a BCRC client, so the event is very near and dear to their heart. Each bra that is showcased on the catwalk is put up for auction and proceeds go to women affected by breast cancer. Every year, the event raises awareness and allows the community to come together and share resources.

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Kendra Scott was there in support, hosting a plinko style giveaway where attendees could win different gemstone jewelry and we’re happy to report, there we’re a lot of winners. The attendees were dressed to the nines and in elegant evening wear, but the artisan crafted bras were the true showstopper.

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For the largely attended soiree, our client wanted to maximize the space and time by having three of our top-notch services there. We had our portrait booth, selfie station, and roaming photography at the event and we were still busy all night photographing the fun! By having all three services, we could guarantee the guests were photographed and entertained while the client utilized it’s marketing. We wanted the overlay to be simple and elegant for all three services, so we decided on a black template with the sponsors logo in their traditional teal.

Congratulations to all those that won the auction! This is an event we’re so glad to do every year and we’re already looking forward to next years BCRC Art Bra!

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Bumble BFF at Upstairs at Caroline

Uhhhh did we just become best friends?

Our team spent Saturday afternoon with the Bumble crew celebrating National Best Friend Day! The Austin-native app threw the brunch after party at Upstairs at Caroline to spread awareness about its launch and encourage the community to go out and meet new friends! Current BFF’s or friends that wanted to meet others on the infamous app were all in attendance. There were giveaways like Bumble endorsed hats, fans, stickers and sunscreen (because Texas), a Kendra Scott giveaway, Packed Party gifts, and if the attendees showed their Bumble BFF profile they received a drink on the house! Does this sound like the best way to spend your Saturday? That’s because it is.

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Bumble decided on roaming photography for the event because it allows our team to interact with the attendees and get a diverse amount of shots. Roaming photography is perfect for events like this, where your guests are focusing on mingling and interacting with each other and we can maximize the space and time.

For the overlay, we used Bumble BFF’s infamous blue and the brand’s honeycomb hive. We added the fun holiday at the bottom left corner and Bumble BFF’s logo in the top right!

Thank you for having us, Bumble, we’d always swipe right on a Saturday like this!

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