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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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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How to prepare for a top-notch photo booth experience | Best Austin Photo Booth

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We've seen it all...

After being around the block a few times, we've encountered just about every obstacle there is when it comes to surprise set up locations at events. To prevent these instances from happening twice, we do our best to make sure brides, planners and all other clients know what it takes for a great photo booth experience at their event! 

Here is what our photo booth requires for our signature top-notch experience!

  1. Put the photo booth in an obvious location. Too many times we've seen clients place us outside of the main event hall. If guests can't see us, we're out of sight and out of mind, which just plain stinks! Just in case you're worried about us being distracting during speeches or dances, we make it a point to temporarily stop the photo booth during those times (and turn off our light) so we're not taking attention away from the special moment! 
  2. Acessibility. Make sure the route we'll need to take to get to the set up space is wheelchair accessible. Until someone creates an affordable, futuristic,  stair-climbing rolling cart for all of our gear, we prefer elevators and wheelchair ramps. Plus, you want to make sure any disabled guests can access the photo booth once we're up and running! If our only option is a non-wheelchair accessible route, we can make it happen, but there is a small fee that will need to be added to the invoice.
  3. Space requirements.  We need a space that is at least 6’ long by 9’ wide by 10' high, but a 10'x10'x10' space is ideal! Make sure to leave space for a line as well.
  4. Power. We need a wall outlet (110V, 10 amps, 3 prong outlet) that is dedicated for the photo booth. Sharing an outlet with a bunch of other things like the DJ or lighting can sometimes overpower the plug, but we have a 20 foot extension cord that can help us reach a far away outlet if needed.
  5. Place the photo booth indoors. Austin weather is unpredictable, and who wants to go outside and get all sweaty just to take a photo? Be proactive and carve out a space for us inside your event hall so weather is never an issue! If your only option is to put the photo booth outside, we can be placed on concrete under an awning, like a porch, or under a 10x10 tent with three tarp walls to protect the backdrop from wind. Also, if you're feeling a bit generous, a portable a/c unit or fan will keep our attendant happy and energized to entertain your guests!  The photo booth may not be placed on grass or wet ground. 
  6. Keep the photo booth away from sunlight. Sunlight shining on the photo booth creates harsh shadows on the guests taking photos (not to mention it causes squinty eyes!), but also be wary of putting the backdrop against a window during daylight hours since the light might shine through the backdrop.  On the subject of light, make sure there aren't any pot lights or chandeliers right above the photo booth. Those sometimes cause crazy shadows! If there is a light above the photo booth, it can either be turned off or the lightbulb can be sneakily unscrewed and then replaced after the event!
  7. Provide a 6-foot table with a linen that matches the rest of your event decor. We highly encourage all our clients to do this because it makes the photo booth look like it actually belongs at your event, and is not just an afterthought stuck in the corner. We also like to have at least one separate cocktail table to place near the photo booth, so guests have a spot to set their drinks while they cheese it up in the booth! If you want to make the space look really luxurious, repurpose a floral arrangement from your ceremony and place it on a corner of the table near the photo booth, or create a special sign that says "Photo Booth" or one that has your event hashtag on it. 

That may seem like a lot, but at most of the Austin venues we've encountered, there are usually a handful of set up options. If you're struggling with how the photo booth will work in your space, shoot us an email and we'll be happy to explain what we've done at your venue before!

GEMS Gala

GEMS United was founded to encourage and empower young middle school and high school girls through sisterhood, philanthropy and integrity. We got to take photos during their swanky black tie fundraiser at Ranch Austin, where guests bid on silent auction items, and we heard a little bit of Lizzie Velasquez's inspirational story.

Thanks for letting us join you, GEMS!