Archive for March, 2013

Indianapolis Zoo Orangutan Center

Thursday, March 28th, 2013
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Top Hat Photo Booths was delighted to be a part of the Indianapolis Zoo Event,

Top Hat Photo Booths introduces the Indianapolis Zoo Orangutan

Meet Azy from the Indianapolis Zoo

“Meet the New Team” on March 26th, to kick off the public campaign for funding for the new International Orangutan Center.    The event was a pep rally complete with a marching band, lot’s of guests and in depth info on the “new team or Orangutan’s at the Indianapolis Zoo.”   The zoon even introduced a game for guests to find which orangutan is best matched to your own personality.  Find out by playing Match Game on the Indianapolis Zoo’s new website, www.azyandfriends.com.  The Match Game is a terrific way for people to connect with the orangutans that will live in the new International Orangutan Center, which will open in May 2014.

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Boomer and Rowdy

The Exhibit has been designed by local architects Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf led by Jonathan Hess in
conjunction with Indianapolis Zoo personnel.  The Exhibit will be one of a kind and offer an experience that is dynamic and interactive.  It will alloworangutans to engage in their natural behaviors, while challenging their curiosity and creativity.  It will also create a unique visitor  experience that no other. Zoo can offer with views from the ground and above.
Top Hat Photo Booths was on hand at the event with their Red Carpet Photo Booth.  Guests loved getting their 4 x 6 photo prints with the fun “Meet the New Team” backdrop.  Boomer from the Indianapolis Pacers along with Rowdy from the Indianapolis Ice and Blue from the Indianapolis Colts were on hand for picture as well.

Wedding Photo Booth FUN

Monday, March 18th, 2013
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Top Hat Photo Booths was delighted to be part of Kelly and Eric’s Wedding Reception Bride and Groom in Photo Booth Imagelast Saturday at the Arch at Chatam, located at 617 E. North St. in Indianapolis, IN.  The venue is a beautiful location for a wedding the the guests had a terrific time.  Wedding photography was done by our friends at Bello Romance Photography.    The crowd had a terrific time taking lots of really fun photo booth pictures taken and all of the pictures can be viewed at Top Hat Photo Booths web site.  The bride and groom enjoyed a  personalized photo strip along with a lovely Memory Book that guests had the opportunity to insert a copy of their photo booth strip and then sign well wishes.  The bride and groom got pictures of all the pictures taken also on a CD provided to them after the event.

Last weekend was a very busy weekend for all the Top Hat Locations.  If you are looking for a wedding photo booth, prom photo booth, corporate photo booth or event a birthday party photo booth then Top Hat Photo Booths is the company you should be contacting.  Looking for an Indianapolis Photo Booth?  How about a photo booth Boston or a Photo Booth in Washington DC, yes Top Hat can help you along with locations in many other cities.

 

Photo Booths & Weddings

Friday, March 8th, 2013
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From Contributing Blogger Sofia Angeli:

 

You see them in most events these days.  And they’re often there to add fun to the occasions.   They’ve actually become a trend for parties, especially wedding receptions. Photo booths have definitely come a long way from the early kiosks that were mainly there to provide instant ID photos and, at times, fun to kids and kids-at-heart.  But how did the photo booth reach its new status of becoming almost a staple in weddings today?

A bit of history

The curtained photo booth that most people remember today is attributed to Russian Anatol Josepho.  The one standing on Broadway, New York City, USA in 1925 is said to be the first of the many photo booths to come later.

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In those days, digital cameras were never thought of and it took days for regular consumers to have their photos printed out.  But this novelty machine generated photo prints in about 10 minutes.  For those who needed to have their faces on ID cards, necessary documents, application forms, etc., it was a very welcome convenience.  And for those who wanted a new kind of entertainment or fun souvenir, well, it was also a very welcome convenience.

Photo sticker booths

The Japanese introduced a version of the photo booth that made the machine more entertaining than it was before.  In the 1990s, the photo sticker booth came about in Japan and also became a trend in South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines and other Asian countries. It was also introduced in Australia, Europe and North America.

This opened up the people’s minds to the idea of the photo booth being used mainly for fun and souvenir purposes.   For a minimal amount, you can have your solo or group photo taken and have them printed on sticker paper.  You can also pick the design or background that you want.

The main reason why most adults didn’t fully embrace this purikura, the Japanese shortened word for “print club,” is that it features mostly animé designs that are quite juvenile for the tastes of many.  Customers of these Japanese photo sticker booths are mostly teenagers.

Photo booths and engagement rings

Then came someone who had this ingenious idea of using the enclosed photo booth as the venue for his marriage proposal.  Now, it’s become a logical choice for those who’d like to ask someone to marry them.

As long as you’ve got good timing, the photo booth will provide you an image capture series of the surprise, happiness and, possibly, tears when you popped the question and presented the ring to her.  And it provides a good amount of privacy, too.

Wedding fun and favours

As mentioned earlier, the photo booth is now a famous entertainment alternative in wedding celebrations.  Most photo booth rentals can now even offer you a selection of outputs – usually black-and-white prints, stickers and full-colour photos.

You can use them not just for you and your guests to get wacky photos with props and a themed backdrop.  Some photo booth services also offer image albums that can replace the old-school store-bought guest book.  Your guests can write their wishes and notes to you on that album.  You can even hold a contest for the most hilarious pose or any other category that would go with your theme.

Decades ago, you probably won’t see photo booths and weddings in the same sentence.  But now, this image capture machine attracts the second longest queue in a wedding – next to the buffet.

If you’re considering having a photo booth in your own wedding reception, talk to the rental company about your theme and your plans for the party.  Remember how the current photo booth craze came about, and don’t be surprised if they can offer you some ideas you never thought were possible.

 

 

About the author

Sofia Angeli is a PR & communications consultant for companies in various industries. In particular, she brings her writing skills and passion for travel, culture, arts and lifestyle, including wedding planning and  engagement rings, to the online world.