Ally and Daniel's wedding

This is what champagne and sequin dreams are made of!

We had the best time with Ally and Daniel on their big day at Brodie Homestead! The dance floor was packed all night and you know we love a great dance party! The guests were having the time of their life on the dance floor and creating their own dance battles and we’re here for it. But we’re cheeseburger fans until we die and one of our favorite details was how the couple incorporated Whataburger table tents for their seating chart to help guests find their tables! Uhhh yes please!

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Our photo booth had a line from the moment it opened to the moment it closed. If the guests weren’t dancing, they were taking photos in the booth! We paired our portrait booth with our large gold sequin backdrop and decided on a 4x6 layout. The groom is a firefighter and they wanted to tie that theme into their overlay. We love how it paired with the champagne backdrop! Congratulations to Ally and Daniel!

We love designing your overlay with your wedding theme or something very unique and special to you! Curious to learn more? Email our sales team Kati@ohhappydaybooth.com!

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Seven reasons why roaming photography is the new go-to Event photography service

Photo booths will always have a special place in our heart. They’re the bread and butter of our business, but if you’ve been reading our blogs for awhile you’ve seen a huge recent trend in roaming photography for our clients. We’re huge fans of this service! If you’re stuck between renting one of our photo booths or booking roaming photography, check out these reasons why roaming could work for your event:

  1. Mobility – Roaming photography allows our photographer to move around your event space and capture it all versus being stationary like with a typical photo booth! This is an ideal concept if you have a large guest list so we can maximize and take photos of the whole party like we did at this fundraising event. This is also ideal if you have several stations or rooms your guests will be visiting during the event! You’ll get photos of guests enjoying all elements of your event versus waiting for them to hop in front of the photo booth.

  2. Time efficient - With a traditional photo booth, it’s easy for a line to form, taking your guests away from your event! Roaming photography is the perfect way to alleviate this challenge because it only takes our team 20-30 seconds to take a photo versus 45-60 seconds with a photo booth. This way your guests can get the same photos they would with a photo booth then back to having fun at your event! We did this for an event here, and they absolutely loved our efficiency!

  3. Minimal space – Because only a photographer is needed, roaming photography takes up no space! If anything, our photographer is just another person at your event like at this Bumble event we did this summer! If you decide to add printing to your service but still don’t have much space, no worries! With the table and printer added, we only take up 2x4’ of space!

  4. Increased interaction – The beauty of our roaming photography is having a positive and professional photographer with a DSLR camera take candid and posed shots of your guests at your event! Our photographer will even let you know when to smile if you need the heads up as well, so you truly are picture perfect with every shot!

  5. Facial recognition – Yep, you read that right (Cue Mission Impossible theme song). Our software uses facial recognition so your guest only has to put in their information once and every time they are spotted in a photo, it automatically gets sent to them! Which gives the guests the power of printing their own photo in seconds! Gone are the days where a guest needs to type their phone number or email in each time they want a photo, wait until their friend uploads the photo, or it’s finally sent to them days later.

  6. Budget friendly – Roaming photography can work with any budget. It’s perfect for any type of event you wouldn’t normally pay for a full time photographer but still want great memories! Some popular events we’ve done with roaming photography are: rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, corporate and social parties, grand openings, pet friendly events, boat cruises, and sorority events! Roaming photography can be used to supplement what your photographer may otherwise miss or you have a smaller budget.

As far as upgrades with roaming photography, we can easily add any of our luxury backdrops or installations, extra time for detail shots of your event and anything that you would normally get with a photo booth! Still not convinced or have questions? Check out the video below and shoot an email to our team today to learn about how roaming photography can be used at your next event! kati@ohhappydaybooth.com

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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