Photo Booth Charity shoot for Compassionate Eye Foundation -helping to make a difference in the world.

When Fiona Watson Productions  –   a photographic producer, casting agent, stylist and art director that works closely with the Compassionate Eye Foundation –  asked if Bubble Booths would be prepared to help her on a shoot for The Compassionate Eye Foundation  we jumped at the chance. The Compassionate Eye Foundation is a creative community wanting to make a difference by donating their creative talents producing images that sell through Getty Images and using the proceeds to help people in Guatemala, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Kenya, Cambodia, Zambia, and South Africa and we very much admire what they do.

Fiona, an experienced art director, thought that a photo booth-themed shoot would be a very topical idea. She had already used our photo booth for a Christmas promotion for Street Cast Models in 2011,  so she knew the fun you could have in a photo booth.  Having set the booth up to be amazing quality with professional cameras, professional printers and superior studio flash lighting we knew that the image quality would easily pass the very strict quality control of Getty Images imaging department.

The idea of the day’s shoot with Fiona was to produce as many images as we could along selected themes, get these pictures into the Getty Images photo library so that they could make loads of money for the Compassionate Eye charity helping people around the world. With this important cause, we had a mission to be as efficient and productive as possible.

Thanks to lots of pre-shoot organisation, the day went without a hitch, Fiona’s models turned up promptly,  from mums with new-born babies to a bride and groom dressed in full wedding gown and suit. Professional props, wardrobe and full make-up was provided throughout the day, so everyone looked great. The Bubble Booths easy-to-use photo booth came into its own as a stream of models passed through it. The good news is that the Compassionate Eye Foundation shoot with Bubble Booths had over 100 images accepted by Getty Images from the photo booth shoot!  This is great news and we’re really excited to see how much money these photo booth images will generate for  Compassionate Eye Foundation’s good causes around the world.

Bubble Booths photo booth hire is available to hire for weddings, birthdays, parties, Christmas socials, work parties, anniversaries, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, and school balls.

Golden Wedding Anniversary Photo booth hire in Waltham Cross Hertfordshire. 50th Wedding Anniversary.

It was a real pleasure to be asked to attend a very special fiftieth wedding anniversary in Waltham Cross Hertfordshire with our top-quality photo booth. We are usually asked to attend wedding receptions, when couples are beginning their matrimonial journey together, so it was lovely for Bubble Booths photo booth hire to take part in a Golden Wedding anniversary celebration.

A spectacular Golden Wedding Anniversary party had been organised by the lovely couple’s family. Dinner, music, entertainment and dancing with a photo booth to capture it all; what more could you ask for? As soon as we arrived, we set up our photo booth in a beautifully-decorated marquee on the front lawn.  We were booked to be a surprise for the party guests and it was indeed a great surprise. When our photo booth was revealed, there were  squeals of delight from the youngsters and pleased laughter from the older generations.

The stage was set for a great celebration. On stage,  “T-Jays” performed in great style, playing classic, mellow numbers. Guests arrived dressed to party and were ushered towards our photo booth, where they donned hats, glasses and feather boas and went for great photo booth poses. Our guest book was a real success and filled up with amazing images throughout the night. Family, good friends, young and old left lovely messages and great images to remember the occasion by. The quality of our prints was complimented on throughout the night. We had several approaches from people interested in booking us for future events, music to our ears indeed!

We had a couple of very sweet little helpers at the beginning of the evening – the daughters of No.1  Son Paul, and the granddaughters of the special Golden Wedding anniversary couple.  They helped everyone get propped up and ready to strike a pose. They also helped with the guest book, making sure everyone was putting in their pictures and writing messages.  A big thanks to them for all their help.

Everyone was having such fun using our photo booth, that we were invited to extend our booth hire and so stayed on for another couple of hours into the early hours.

Thanks again to the Newland family for inviting us to their special anniversary party and for making us feel part of the family for the night. It was a very special night in Waltham Cross and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

 

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Rachel’s 40th Birthday Party photo booth hire in Beckenham Kent.

Langley Park Golf Club, Beckenham Kent was the picture postcard venue where we set our photo booth up in for Rachel’s 40th Birthday party.

After arriving early and setting up the photo booth ready for the party to start we relaxed with a drink on the veranda,  looking over the beautifully manicured 18th green and pond of Langley Park Golf Club in Beckenham. It was late May and we were blessed with a warm balmy evening, which given the extreme weather we’ve been having really was a miracle.

Bang on time, birthday girl Rachel together with Carl arrived and immediately jumped into the photo booth with loads of laughter and hilarity, kicking off the evening perfectly. The challenge was set for family and friends to pose as coolly as they could!  Inspired by this, Rachel’s friends and guests made the most of our abundant selection of props, hats, wigs, outrageous glasses and feather boas. Our great prop box always goes down a storm and is guaranteed to bring out the inner exhibitionist in any party guest . . . Being able to take away great quality prints as a souvenir is part of the fun of having a photo booth at your event and our offer of unlimited prints for the duration of hire is always a hit as it enables party guests to visit the photo booth as many times as they like.

All-night music was provided by the band “Grand Central” with a great  live performance covering classic rock to chart toppers and a generous sprinkling of smoochy numbers. They really went for it and sounded amazing. – check them out at Grand Central Band

The guests enjoyed the booth so much that we had several promises of future bookings from weddings and special birthdays to private parties and business events. This is always music to our ears as we know that everyone loves Bubble Booths. Our photo booths are a great way of bringing guests together in an enjoyable event, guaranteed to enliven any special event.

Thanks to Rachel for asking us to attend her special birthday celebrations. We had a great time and look forward to our next trip to Beckenham Kent with our photo booth.

Special Eighth Birthday party photo booth hire in New Southgate. Hertfordshire

Bubble Booths’ April was topped off with a very special eighth birthday party photo booth hire at New Southgate in North London organised with flair by the fabulous Party Belles a team of professional, enthusiastic, fun, female children’s entertainer.

Clara’s birthday was held at The Penridge Suite, New Southgate N11. This great space, which can hold up to 300 people. It can accommodate weddings, conferences and meetings and also, as we discovered, makes a great venue for birthday parties.

The Party Belles decorated the room in striking style, opting for a colour theme of hot pink, lime green, silver and black. On offer for the youthful party guests were had chocolate fountains, inflatable balloons, giant glitter guitars, face painters, break dancers, chill-out spaces, dance floors DJ’s and,  of course,  our stylish photo booth too.

It’s always fun watching youngsters make the most of our prop box; this young generation certainly know how to strike a pose! Our abundant selection of props, hats, wigs, wacky glasses and feather boas went down a storm with the kids and attending adults alike.  The offering of unlimited prints is always a hit as it enables party guests to visit the photo booth as many times as they like and take superb quality prints away with them.  At Clara’s birthday party we had our special guest book in which to place the second set of prints that comes with this extra option. Family and friends had arrived for this special birthday party from far-flung corners of the world and were thrilled at being able to add their personal messages to the album next to their own photo booth images.  Clara and her Mum were over the moon with the album at the end of the day as it captured the event perfectly and offered a wonderful, visual souvenir of this fantastic celebration.

Thanks to The Party Belles for inviting us to the party and to Clara and her mum for loving the booth!

The History of the Photo Booth. What year was the photo booth invented?

The story of the automatic photo booth dates back to the early twentieth century and is a fine example of human ingenuity. Photography had developed through the nineteenth century with a series of innovative discoveries and inventions, including Daguerre’s daguerreotype in 1839, Fox Talbot’s negative to positive process in 1841and George Eastman’s  flexible roll film in 1889. The quest for a machine which would automatically take photographs was another stage in this journey.

Anatol Josepho is the man given credit for inventing the first automatic photo booth when he patented  the Photomaton, an automatic photograph machine, in 1925 in America. Originally from Siberia, Josepho had travelled and worked as a photographer in many countries and had become fascinated by the idea of inventing a machine which could take photographs automatically. He immigrated to the United States in order to pursue his dream and set about borrowing substantial amounts of money in order to work on his vision, with the Photomaton – an automatic photo booth –the result of his labours. Josepho’s Photomaton Studio on Broadway was a huge popular success, with people queuing up in order to have their picture taken by this novel photographic invention, with each session costing 25 cents for a strip of eight photos. Such was the Photomaton’s success that Josepho sold the Photomaton booth and the American rights for one million dollars to a group of American businessmen in1927. Automatic photo booths became widely available, found in stores, post offices and stations, often used to provide a cheap sort of photographic identification.

Today’s digital photo entertainment booths, portable enough to be taken into venues from hotels to private homes, are an ingenious reworking of the idea of a photo booth, putting the emphasis firmly on entertainment. At Bubble Booths we pride ourselves on our sleek-looking photo entertainment booth, with its choice of background materials, and our great prop box, filled with hats, masks, sun-glasses, feather boas and other props to make dressing up for the photo booth fun. Thanks to digital photographic technology our customers can enjoy the fun of popping into the booth for a photographic session and then having unlimited high-quality prints printed out promptly during the booth hire period. We like to think that Anatol Josepho, the innovative inventor of the photo boot, would have loved to see this new take on his Photomaton.

(Pure Weddings Competition, What year was the photo booth invented?)