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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

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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The power of a sponsored photo booth

Let us paint a picture you may be familiar with: You’ve got some killer ideas for your event and you know a photo booth would be the perfect addition, but you’ve got a tight budget for entertainment. You had photo booth company do your event for free last year, but you really felt like your event was put on the back burner, and they aren’t available to do it again for free. You’re back at square one and don’t want to have to ask more people to work for free.

You need a sponsor. The great news is, you know of a third party company that would be the perfect sponsor to promote their brand at your event. All of your guests fit perfectly into this company’s target demographics. But where do you start to begin securing that company as a sponsor? That is where we come in.

Follow these five simple steps to lock in a sponsor and create a mutually beneficial relationship that won’t have your event taking a hit.

  • First thing we recommend is creating and booking your ideal photo booth package with Oh Happy Day Booth. You can see all of our services and add ons, starting with our portrait booth, here. We suggest adding a custom vinyl wrap, a custom start screen, email capturing and digital sharing analytics to track the audience to ensure maximum return on investment and brand visibility. By adding these options, you’ve now curated a marketing tool for your future sponsor. They’ll thank you later, trust us.

  • Once you’ve created your ideal package, double your cost of renting the booth. By doing this, you’ve now created a profit margin that will help with your organization’s funding. Not only are you able to cover the cost of the photo booth rental, you’ll profit off our services, which makes this a win-win-win for everyone. We suggest adding in additional sponsorship incentives such as logo placement on signage, hyperlinks on your website, complimentary tickets to your event, announcing their services at your event, and social media mentions. While these incentives have little associated cost, they hold a lot of value for a sponsor.

  • After you’ve created an incentive deal that a photo booth sponsor will benefit from, identify the demographics of the guests attending the event. You’ll want to know the statistical data relating to the population of your event, especially for your future event partners. This is important because when you know your demographics, you can then determine what type of company would benefit most from marketing to your guests.

  • Since you now know your demographics and which company would benefit from the audience, start contacting companies and find the decision maker on staff regarding marketing or sponsorship opportunities. Explain your photo booth sponsorship package, and all it’s associated benefits. It is a huge marketing tool to amp up their business, and let them know that they would be the exclusive photo booth sponsor. Fancy! We suggest reaching out to more than one company that could potentially sponsor your event. If you already have a lead from another sponsorship in the past, or know of a company that has been interested in working with your organization, start there!

  • Once you have a strong lead, that responded and said they are interested in learning more, let them know we can create a mockup so they can visualize the experience. We can create a branded photo overlay for the print outs, show them digital analytics from past events, and design their vinyl wrap with their logo so they’ll know exactly what they’re benefitting from supporting your event. This will seal the deal for the sponsorship package.

A few examples photo booth experiences that have involved sponsors are below! Art Bra Austin is annually hosted by the Breast Cancer Research Center, and in 2018 they had two sponsors: Snyder Plastic Surgeons sponsored the roaming photography and selfie station and Texas Oncology sponsored the Portrait Booth. Together, these sponsors and the host benefited from the event and it was a hit for all the attendees as well!

To see another idea of what your logo would look like on a photo overlay at a sponsored event, check out this blog.

We’ve had success with our simple five step process and we know you will too! Interested in learning more? Contact our sales team today at kati@ohhappydaybooth.com.