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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Austin Under 40 Awards

A black tie affair made for Austin’s best!

We had the pleasure to be part of Austin’s Under 40 Awards ceremony this month! This is the 22nd year that the gala was organized to celebrate emerging Austinites and to celebrate their success. There were 17 winners that stood out from their colleagues, ranging from from architecture and culinary art to legal work and education.

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For the 750 guests in attendance, we knew having two photo booths were a no-brainer. We organized our portrait booth in the entryway of the gala and our selfie station at the VIP after party so we could have guests maximize their experience! The attendees were crazy about the portrait booth the entire event! From the second we set up the booth to when we were tearing down and packing it up, we had a line of guests eager to take their photo! The garden party themed allowed us be creative with the floral overlay of our selfie station images, paired with our streamer and balloon installation. We partnered with Austin Flower Walls for their backdrop with our portrait booth and had everyone asking if the flowers were real or not the entire night!

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We had such a blast at this years gala and we’re looking forward to the next event! Congratulations to all the winners!

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Vendor team:

Venue: JW Marriott Austin

Host: Young Women’s Alliance

Planner: Hosts Global

Lighting Design: ILIOS

Sound: Nomad

Dancers: Dance Austin Studio

Photo booth: Oh Happy Day Booth

Linens: Marquee

Furniture: Panacea Collectives

Liquor and wine: Twin Liquors

Decor and Floral: Capers

Why you need our photo booth at your next corporate event

There are so many different events that would be appropriate for our photo booths. When you think ‘photo booth’ you may automatically assume it’s just for weddings, galas, holiday parties and sorority events. But have you considered how it can leverage marketing and positive experience for your business? We’ve set up photo booths at conferences, trade shows, meetups, movie premiers, networking events, career fairs, and the list goes on. If you’re a business or corporation that isn’t looking for just a photographer to take pictures of your event but you’re looking to invest in something that will be unique and build your business, look no further. Here are a five reasons why you need our photo booth at your next corporate event:

1. Icebreaker: Let’s face it; sometimes it can be awkward to approach people and spark conversation at a conference or networking event. Our photo booth is an easy way to break the ice and get to know your audience! It encourages people to be interactive and have fun and makes them feel more comfortable! You can easily exchange business cards and shake hands without fear of awkward small talk.

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 2. Marketing: Of course our photo booths are fun and interactive but it’s also a huge marketing tool for your business. Our creative team will design an overlay that is permanent on every shared image. This means each time an image is shared via Instagram or Facebook your business’s name is now being shared throughout an audience you would not reach otherwise. If a photo with your logo in the overlay is printed, that guest can now put that picture on display, i.e. refrigerator, office desk, in car, etc.  Not only is it more memorable than a business card, but each time they go to grab milk from the fridge or sit down at work or wait in traffic, your company name is what that person sees, thus building consistent brand recognition.

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Another marketing tool we focus on for our corporate clients is a vinyl wrap. We will add your logo, branding, and/or tagline to the actual open-air booth for a small upgrade. You can see an example of a partial vinyl wrap below. When someone is walking by or walking up to take a photo at the booth, they will see the your company name on the top, bottom, and sides of the booth and you’re now getting brand more visibility, without having to speak to anyone about your brand.

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3. Gain Leads: One of the coolest things we can do for our corporate clients is help them gain leads through our photo booth service. Say whaaaat? ! That’s right! When we turn on instant digital sharing, our software saves the emails or phone numbers that are shared to send the photo. For a small upgrade, we can share the email capture list with you and you’ll have access to everyone’s email that took a photo, with your guest’s acknowledgment. You can also create an optional demographic survey guests can fill out after taking a photo so you know your audience even more! It’s a simple way to create leads and promote growth for your business. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy.

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 4. Unique and lasting experience: A photo booth leaves an impression on your audience. We want your attendees at an event to remember their experience and associate photo booths in the future with how much they enjoyed yours! When your attendees look back on their printed photo, our professional staff will guarantee they have a positive memory from your event.

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5. Professional Use: If you’re unsure that you need a photo booth for corporate entertainment, we have a few other ideas up our sleeve. One of our favorite corporate photo booth set ups is organizing a photo shoot for headshots, ideal for updating your team’s profile pictures. We also offer roaming photography for our clients. This would be perfect for photographing any of your team meetings or outings to share your company’s atmosphere and help with future recruiting!

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Want to learn more about how a photo booth will be an impactful addition to your next corporate event? Email our corporate sales team today! kati@ohhappydaybooth.com

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Texas Oncology + Dell Match Play  

We may not be mathematicians, but here’s an equation we can easily solve:

Empowered women + perfect weather + Dell Match Play = an inspiring event

 We spent the afternoon at the Austin Country Club, working with the women of Texas Oncology. They sponsored the event, with their aim to empower women to live their best lives thinking about cancer prevention or living with cancer in a positive light. They provided food, beverages, and a lipstick station for ladies to put on their favorite color of lipstick before taking their photo with us in the photo booth. Snacks and makeup touch ups? Sign us up.

Texas Oncology was inspired by the Living Coral theme, and it allowed us to be creative with our floral designs at our photo booth! We tied in the Pantone Color of Year by creating the word “Living” out of carnations and roses that hung at the top of the backdrop. To make sure the floral installation stood out, we added a lavender backdrop and framed it with greenery to keep it feminine and fresh. Because the backdrop and women were our main focus for the photos, we wanted to keep the overlay simple with Texas Oncology’s logo and their hashtag for the event, #FightCancerLiveCoral.

 We loved creating the floral installation for the Texas Oncology team and we’re so happy we could partake in such an encouraging project!

 Looking for something similar to this for your next event? Contact our sales team Kati@ohhappydaybooth.com

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Texas Medal of Arts Awards

An event so big that only Texas can take it on.

The 10th Biennial Texas Medal of Arts Awards is an event where world-famous Texans are recognized and supported through the arts. Since the Awards have started in 2001, they have recognized over 100 leaders and role models “who have achieved greatness through their creative talents, as well as those whose generosity has opened doors to artistic opportunity for Texans of all ages." The honorees are of different backgrounds such as acting, musicians, architecture, fashion design and artists. Some of the influential honorees of this years award ceremony were Boz Scaggs, Matthew McConaughey , Jennifer Holliday, Brandon Maxwell, and Mark Seliger.

This is the second year in a row we’ve had a portrait booth for TMAA; we were so excited to be chosen to be a part of the event again! The event was at The Long Center downtown and the entrance into the event was swoon-worthy. Everything from the red carpet entrance and emerald velvet sitting area to the four string quartet and elegant tastings, we were floored at how every detail came to play at the multi-level event. The photo booth was made available to guests on the Mezzanine level in the lounge, close to the balcony overlooking downtown Austin. We wanted to keep the backdrop simple to keep the guests and their attire the focal point.

If already dreaming of creative ideas for 2021 TMAA is wrong, we don’t want to be right. Congratulations to all the honorees!

A Night to inspire | The Settlement Home

There is little we love more than an opportunity to give back to the community. But honoring those that give back is definitely up there!

A Night to Inspire is an evening to honor the Community Youth Council (CYC), which consists of Austin high school students who are committed to giving back to the community as volunteers with The Settlement Home, as stated on their website. These student philanthropists dedicate their time in helping the Austin nonprofit which focuses on serving children in foster care through housing programs.

The event took place at The UT Alumni Center, right in the heart of the University of Texas campus. We wanted our focus to be on the students and attendees, so we chose a backdrop with The Settlement Home logo and a mosaic tile overlay with the word “Inspire” in larger print.

We’re so proud to be part of the same community as these students and we were happy to be part of an event that focused on the difference they’re making!

Alamo Drafthouse Appreciation Event

We had so much fun at providing two photo booths for Alamo Drafthouse’s ALAMOCON ‘19! The event is organized to appreciate and recognize Alamo Drafthouse’s employees and feature new industry services. The guests included executives and upper management from all over the country including head chefs, general managers, territory managers and owners.

There were vendors of all backgrounds, including food and beverage. Salt Lick Barbecue was served first (because, Texas) and the desserts were catered by Wyeth Patisserie.

As unique as Alamo Drafthouse as a company is, we wanted to have a unique photo booth set up. We coordinated a portrait photo booth with print outs and a selfie station near the DJ. Having two photo booths is perfect for large parties so guests can be entertained with two different setups and a line doesn’t form, distracting guests from the party itself!

This was the best opportunity for us to showcase our new balloon installation. Yes, you read that right.. balloon installation!! We loved incorporating our balloons as a backdrop for both the portrait booth and the selfie station. It stood out in the large venue, encouraging the guests to engage in photo taking. It really made the booths POP (see what we did there). We matched the colors of overlay and start screen with the balloons and it couldn’t have tied into the theme any better.

 Be on the lookout for more of these balloon installations for our events and contact our team for an installation quote for your next event!

Dance House fitness pop up

Dancing masked as fitness? We’re here for it.

Dance House Fitness is a Houston based dance studio that combines jazz, hip hop, modern dance and ballet in their classes. The owners of the studio found a way to make experienced dancers and rookies feel comfortable in the same space! Although we were definitely the rookies, we enjoyed burning calories and learning choreography to Ariana Grande. #hairflip

The studio rented a space for two days on South Congress and the excitement could not be any stronger. We picked the champagne backdrop for the selfie station to add just the right amount of sparkle and class. We added a custom white overlay with so DHF’s logo really popped!

We’re excited to werk it out again next time they come back to Austin!