Photo-strip Hall of Fame 2014: #3

Posted 6/16/15 in: Connecticut Featured Martha’s Vineyard Massachusetts Rhode Island VW Photobooth Bus
Bride and bridesmaids coastal Connecticut wedding.  Vintage-style photo booth rental.
Bride and bridesmaids coastal Connecticut wedding. Vintage-style photo booth rental.

These lovely women (the bride is in the middle) created a magical series of black and white photos.  Particularly the last one which captures the warmth and affection of their friendship.  This wedding was held at Barberry Farm in Madison, Connecticut.  The classic photo booth rental at this wedding succeeded in our goal of both creating and capturing memories.  Photos like these are then glued into a photo guest book provided and assembled by Photobooth Planet. Our attendants are trained to encourage guests to write funny/meaningful/clever messages in the book which the bridal couple receive at the end of the night – along with a flash drive with all the digital images.

Photo-strip Hall of Fame 2014: #4

Posted 6/09/15 in: Connecticut Featured Martha’s Vineyard Massachusetts Rhode Island VW Photobooth Bus
Photobooth rental New Haven, CT wedding.  Vintage-style photo booth.
Photobooth rental New Haven, CT wedding. Vintage-style photo booth.

What is there really to say about this photo-strip.  It’s perfect.  These images combine the intimate details of this wedding in New Haven, Connecticut (they served lobster. LOBSTER!) with wedding guests revealing the full range of emotion embodied in their personalities.  Clever, boys.  Very clever.  And remember what I said about not going overboard with the props.  The vintage-style photo booth works because when the curtain closes magic happens. These guys got creative because there weren’t a bunch of boas and tacky hats to distract them.

Photo-strip Hall of Fame 2014: #5

Posted 6/02/15 in: Connecticut Featured Martha’s Vineyard Massachusetts Rhode Island VW Photobooth Bus
Family photo in vintage-style photo booth rental for a Connecticut birthday party.
Family photo in vintage-style photo booth rental for a Connecticut birthday party.

It always makes us happy to see a family bonding in the photo booth.  Besides, having a current, hard copy of a family photo is very rare these days.  Sure, an iphone pic of the fam is nice and all – but try hanging it on the fridge!  The colorful attire in this photo in front of the classic, burgundy curtain really makes the images pop.  One of the main things we believe sets Photobooth Planet’s vintage-style photo booths apart is their ability to create and capture high resolution, flattering images.  It’s one of the first things guests comment on when their photo strips appear – not only how clear they are but how good they look in them.

Photo-strip Hall of Fame 2014: #6

Posted 5/26/15 in: Connecticut Featured Martha’s Vineyard Massachusetts Rhode Island VW Photobooth Bus
Dogs in photo booth.  Photo booth rental Newport RI wedding.
Dogs in photo booth. Photo booth rental Newport RI wedding.

Recently my Photobooth Planet – New England facebook page was over-run with posts about a Pet Adoption agency that used a photo booth to capture funny pictures of their dogs.  They got some great shots.  Here we have a guest at a wedding in Newport RI using our vintage-style photo booth rental to show off his pups.  I think they look a little nervous.  They are clearly looking to someone outside the booth for help.  I liked this photo-strip though because it highlights the creativity of guests when there aren’t a lot of official “photobooth props” provided.  We have a minimal prop philosophy at Photobooth Planet because our goal is to make a super-awesome photo guestbook.  Too many props and you don’t even know in the pictures. And, as shown in the photo-strip above – it opens the door for a level of  guests creativity/ingenuity that makes for some very memorable shots.

Photo-strip Hall of Fame 2014: #7

Posted 5/19/15 in: Connecticut Featured Martha’s Vineyard Massachusetts Rhode Island VW Photobooth Bus
Photobooth Planet, owners - Geoff and Val Gordon in the Photobus at an event in Stonington, CT
Photobooth Planet, owners – Geoff and Val Gordon in the Photobus at an event in Stonington, CT

No, believe it or not, that is not Don and Megan Draper.  It is Photobooth Planet owners, Geoff and Val Gordon.  They were dressed in their grooviest attire for a 70’s themed gala event to benefit the Mystic and Noank Library.   This photo-strip was taken inside Chloe the VW PhotoBus.  We drove it right inside the venue, the Velvet Mill in Stonington Boro, CT and the guests had a ball.  Sure it’s a little self-indulgent to put ourselves into the photo-strip hall of fame, but it a good series of pictures capturing one half of a scintillating conversation that was happening between Geoff and Val and some anonymous guests at the party.  I believe that is what they call in the industry, a candid.

Photo-strip Hall of Fame 2014: #8

Posted 5/12/15 in: Connecticut Featured Martha’s Vineyard Massachusetts Rhode Island VW Photobooth Bus

 

Big Crowd in the photo booth rental at Mystic Connecticut wedding.
Big Crowd in the photo booth rental at Mystic Connecticut wedding.

I think the title of this one should be “How Many Hipsters Can You Fit in a Photo booth?”  By my count is at least nine full or partial faces represented.  Including one dude who is completely upside down.  Impressive!  People often ask how many folks can fit inside – and I always say 8 or so – but I always know that with a little orchestration and grit we could probably fit ten or more.   This group at a Connecticut wedding were clearly comfortable enough with eachother to pile into the photobooth rental – although I think things felt a little awkward once they all got out.

Photo-strip Hall of Fame 2014: #9

Posted 5/05/15 in: Connecticut Featured Martha’s Vineyard Massachusetts Rhode Island VW Photobooth Bus
The band in the photobooth.  Newport, Rhode Island Photo booth rental.
The band in the photobooth. Newport, Rhode Island Photo booth rental.

These guys at a Newport RI wedding really nailed it.  If that isn’t their next album cover I don’t know what to say.  I suppose it could work as their Christmas card.  Either way if they’re not going to bring it to the public, I will.  It’s always fun to get the wedding reception band in front of the camera.  Here we have the brass section bringing the good time vibes to the photo booth.  We try to get as many vendors in the photobooth as we can – they always write most random captions in the photo guest book.

Photo-strip Hall of Fame 2014: #10

Posted 4/28/15 in: Connecticut Featured Martha’s Vineyard Massachusetts Rhode Island VW Photobooth Bus

color b&g damask

That’s right folks – it’s time again for our annual Photo-strip Hall of Fame countdown!  2014 provided a fantastic batch of zany/beautiful/hilarious/memorable/touching photo booth images.  We’ve culled the photobooth event archives and assembled quite a collection.  Most of these images were came from photo booth rentals at weddings in Connecticut (CT) and Rhode Island (RI).  This year, in addition to images collected from our vintage-style photobooths, we have a few that were created inside Chloe, the VW Photobus.

So.  Without further ado…here is #10.  This gorgeous bride and groom chose to go with our damask print curtain and boy did they have their poses DOWN!  Clearly, in addition to their choreographed first dance routine – they had been practicing their photo booth poses.  Like a good three act play – their strip began with an intimidating threat,  followed by a shocking reveal, and wrapping up with a happy ending – just the way we like it.

Jessie Ware’s Photobooth Video

Posted 12/03/14 in: Connecticut Featured Martha’s Vineyard Massachusetts New Hampshire / Northern MA / Southern ME New Jersey New York Rhode Island Vermont / Upstate NY

At Photobooth Planet, we always find that people experience emotional bonding moments in our booths, whether at weddings, parties or events. In this music video, Jessie Ware takes her song “You & I (Forever)” and uses a vintage photobooth to illustrate friends, lovers, family, etc. bonding together while taking timeless photos. Technology changes, yet relationships will be forever. Photo booths bring both together – and prints the moments on photostrips to cherish for many years to come.

Some responses to Jessie’s video on YouTube:

  • This is AMAZING! I’m crying!
  • Gorgeous video 🙂 Its about the one’s we love <3
  • I like this very much the song the music the video the old couple

What’s your response?

From DirectLyrics.com blog post

“Here’s what Jessie’s label’s press release says: “In celebration of the themes of love and life-long companionship in the song, Jessie made an open invitation to family, friends and fans to feature in the video for the new single. People were asked to come down to the shoot in a photobooth, whether that was with friends, lovers, married couples, family, siblings – all were invited to be on film. The results are a touching montage of a moment captured in time to the backdrop of You & I (Forever)’s heartwarming message”. Aw! Very heart-warming indeed. The scenes with the huggable grandparents just broke my heart in pieces.”

The PhotoBooth Kid

Posted 10/15/14 in: Connecticut Featured Martha’s Vineyard Massachusetts New Hampshire / Northern MA / Southern ME New Jersey New York Rhode Island Sidebar Vermont / Upstate NY

Check out this kid who took full advantage of our Classic Booth at a recent wedding.

Kids love photobooths and often are the ones who kick off the evening, flashing grins, grimaces, tongues, squints, props and crazy expressions. Soon, they start pulling the older generations into the booth, and then the adults take over – posing, cramming with friends, displaying facial contortions and laughing through the night. The inter-generational photos in the booth become treasures to keep for years to come. It doesn’t matter how old one is; all ages enjoy a good session in the photo booth!