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3 reasons why you must have a photo booth at your wedding

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Are you considering having a photo booth at your wedding but you’re just not sure if it’s REALLY that necessary? Maybe you feel like it won’t add much to what you already know will obviously be the best party ever. Maybe you’ve even thought that it might end up being too much of a distraction from all the other important parts of your big night. Well my friend… I’m here to tell you that having a photo booth at your wedding is absolutely, 100% always a great decision. I can think of at least 50 reasons why this is true, but no one wants to read a blog post that long, so here are my top three. ;)

1. A much needed break from the dance floor. Of course your DJ is killing it and the dance floor is PACKED but sometimes your guests need a break between the Cupid Shuffle and the Cha-Cha-Slide. A photo booth gives them just that! Instead of simply slumping into a nearby chair for a breath and watching the party go on without them, a photo booth will give them a little something to do while keeping their energy and excitement levels up! And don’t forget, not everyone loves to get their groove on, but give them a prop in front of a camera and all of a sudden they’re transformed into a crazy party animal! Having a photo booth at your wedding ensures that there is something for everyone, not just the guests who live for the dance floor. It’s also great for kids!! (What kid doesn’t love to put on a huge Sombrero and cheese it up for the camera??)

2. Capture super unique moments! Sure, your amazing photographers will be discretely documenting every perfect moment of your night from the cake cut, to the laughter and tears during your Maid of Honor’s slightly embarrassing yet incredible speech, to your Uncle Bill ripping it up on the dance floor. But what about those magic moments that can happen when your inner child is brought out by a pair of moose antlers and giant hulk hands?? A photo booth can really inspire your group of college friends to relive those past memories of your long and crazy nights together. It can help your dear old Aunt Marge, who you never thought would even leave her chair all night, to let a little loose in a money boa and a sailor cap. And don’t you want to be 100% sure that dear old Aunt Marge channeling her inner super model gets permanently frozen in time?! With a photo booth each and every unexpected, unimaginable, inconceivable moment is captured forever!

3. Souvenirs! Give your guests something instant to take home with them to remember (or to HELP them remember… no judgments here) what a blast they had at your amazing wedding! When they wake up the next morning, possibly a little foggy headed and desperately needing a glass of water and an aspirin, they’ll be able to remember exactly what happened the night before. It’ll keep your guests talking about your super fun party for weeks! Not to mention, you get to keep EVERY photo for yourself!! That’s a heck of a perk to being the bride and groom. You won’t miss a second of the party while you’re living it up on the dance floor, grabbing a much needed snack, or taking a “quick” bathroom break. Each and every photo taken in that booth is yours to keep forever and ever. Put them in a hilarious photo album, use them for future blackmail, or reminisce one day with your kids about that time at your wedding when their Pop Pop draped himself in a feather boa and channeled his inner Madonna, with the photo to prove it!

Okay, so now that I have you convinced that a photo booth is a must, you’re probably thinking, “Well shoot! Where can I get one of these magical machines?” Well, friend, you’re in luck, because we happen to have the best photo booth in Buffalo, NY!! Unobtrusive, sleek and exactly what you need in your life. And of course, it wouldn’t be complete without those amazing moose antlers – don’t worry, we got you covered.

Learn more about BOOTHTASTIC!!

save the date flipbook

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One of the things we love most about our job is getting to unleash the creative genius within! When one of our clients wants a custom-designed card or invitation, we pull out all the stops to make sure it’s unlike anything else their guests will have ever seen before! Check out this totally fun “Save the Date” that we custom designed for our fabulous clients, Courtney and Joe! We shot a 14-frame sequence during their engagement shoot, with a project like this in mind. Then, we put it all together, and this is the end result!

This is just the digital version – you kind of have to use your imagination to envision how much cooler this project is in print form. The print version is a 2×3 little soft cover book, that “flips” to animate the sequence. Just imagine getting one of these little booklets in the mail from one of your friends…I mean, seriously, wouldn’t you be impressed? I know I would, and I would wish I had thought of it first. These are SO cool!! I think they would make AMAZING invitations, too, for a couple who is looking for something completely unique and different to represent themselves.

*Press the play button is the middle of the flip book to watch the sequence! We set the slides to transition quickly to give it a “flip book” feel, but they can be viewed individually at the end if you’d like to take a closer look at something.

If you’re interested in having us design something totally unique and different for your wedding or event, let us know! We’d love to get crackin’ on your project! :)

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Hahahaha!! Thanks, Courtney! You’re the best!

  • Courtney LeMar SAYS...

    It is pretty amazing and unique. Although I may have a slight bias. :)

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Thanks, Steve, you made my day! ;)

  • Steve SAYS...

    That’s pretty badass.