Category archives: Weddings

SHANTI + ADAMWILLOWS LODGE PHOTO BOOTHWoodinville, WA

WILLOWS LODGE PHOTO BOOTH

We met Shanti earlier this year at the Weddings in Woodinville tour where we were introducing our Willows Lodge photo booth to the masses. When it was time for Shanti and Adam to kit out their wedding, we were honored they came to us for some photo booth fun.

Par usual we were in the foyer adjacent to the ballroom and were pumped to see Shanti and her team had decorated a 6′ banquet table in the style of their woody theme with alder stumps and flowers. The placement was a bit tight this time around with all of the other staged items, but the booth got a lot of traffic with well over 400 photos in 3 hours.

Shanti and Adam elected to work from our increasingly popular Minimalist design for the digital postcard produced as part of their digital-only, All Business booking. Love their #WinterwonderLang hashtag too!

A 4x6 postcard containing three images from a Willows Lodge photo boothFUNNY STORY: Shortly after sharing the Facebook and ordering galleries with Shanti the next morning (as is customary with our LIGHTNING FAST turnaround) we got an email from her asking to remove several images due to some folks crashing the wedding… Our first case of wedding crashers! I guess it’s not too surprising at a hotel and wonder what can be done to prevent this. An idea would be to have wrist bands similar to a rock show or amusement park. What are your thoughts?

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WILLOWS LODGE PHOTO BOOTH

Hours: 3, 9pm – 11pm
Location: Willows Lodge
Backdrop: Glitter Ombre
Printing: No
Additional upgrades: Prop trunk, deluxe backdrop
Client gallery: Shanti + Adam
Facebook: Shanti + Adam

ASHLEY + SAMARCTIC CLUB HOTEL PHOTO BOOTHSeattle, WA

ARCTIC CLUB HOTEL PHOTO BOOTH

Wow, what can one say about this gorgeous wedding and running an Arctic Club Hotel photo booth? It was all just too, too good and a feast for the eyes with a stunning bride, fabulous florals and excellent decor.

The Arctic Club Hotel’s Norther Lights Dome room is one of THE most beautiful wedding venues in Seattle and certainly one of the favorites of our founder and Seattle Wedding Photographer Kip Beelman. The gilded Rococo motifs in conjunction with the leaded-glass domed ceiling sets a stage of historical elegance and contemporary style that we never tire of.

Located in Seattle, having an Arctic Club photo booth is easy and convenient for you and guests. There is an alcove adjacent to the bar that our experience fits into perfectly where we are accessible, but not out in the main area of your reception.

In sticking with the theme of there elegantly designed wedding, Ashley chose our Classic template and elected for guests to receive printed postcards rather than strips. Guests were WAY into the booth and racked up over 400 shots in three hours!

A printed postcard of three Arctic Club Hotel photo booth images and custom monogram

Ashley and Sam elected to have our prop trunk present, but also imparted some of their personal style by adding a vintage parasol from Bella Umbrella, a fairy wand and three wooden frames. Guests loved the combination of the normal, silly props and those provided by Ashley and Same for a touch of elegance.

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ARCTIC CLUB HOTEL PHOTO BOOTH DETAILS

Hours: 3, 8:30pm – 11:30am
Idle Hours: 2, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Arctic Club Hotel
Backdrop: Spangled
Printing: Yes
Additional upgrades: Prop trunk, Deluxe background
Hashtag: #HappilyEverWaltons
Client gallery: Ashley + Sam
Facebook: Ashley + Sam

Katherine + DavidSEATTLE DESIGN CENTER PHOTO BOOTHSeattle, WA

SEATTLE DESIGN CENTER PHOTO BOOTH

Katherine + David’s Seattle Design Center photo booth is currently the largest wedding we’ve done to date with over 400 guests pounding our pavement and creating unique photo memories for themselves and the newly married couple.

With talented photographer Benj Haisch documenting the wedding, we were free to soak up the atmosphere of Katherine + David’s celebration. In addition to their custom-designed step and repeat backdrop by Sugarcomb’s Tara Lee, they augmented our prop trunk upgrade with some favorite flavors of Katherine… MINIONS!

Their photo strips were uniquely their own with again, a truly custom design by Tara Lee that seamlessly fit into their wedding design. We love the custom stamp Tara came up with!
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With 400 guests you can only imagine how hopping things were. Right? This is a great example of what we mean when we say that the photo booth can provide more pictures of your guests than normal wedding coverage can. How about a photo of nearly every person there?!

And how cool is it that the couple get handed a rich 10×10 leather-bound album at the end of the night that is CHOCK FULL of photos of them and their loved ones that they can enjoy right then versus waiting weeks (or months) for their wedding photos to come back. Yeehaw! Enjoy some frames from Katherine + David’s 400 person throw down.
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SEATTLE DESIGN CENTER PHOTO BOOTH DETAILS

Hours: 4, 8pm – 12am
Location: Seattle Design Center
Backdrop: **CUSTOM** step and repeat
Printing: Yes
Additional upgrades: Prop trunk, Deluxe background, 10×10 leather-bound album
Hashtag: #celeebrayshen
Client gallery: Katherine + David
Facebook: Katherine + David

Myles + MichaelSEATTLE AQUARIUM PHOTO BOOTHSeattle, WA

SEATTLE AQUARIUM PHOTO BOOTH

Myles and Michael’s Seattle Aquarium photo booth was off tha chain y’all!! Well maybe or maybe not, but we’re sort of required to let you think so, right?!

Seriously though, it was a gorgeous summer night on the Seattle waterfront and a great location to celebrate love. Seattle Wedding Photographer Kip Beelman was on story-telling patrol while we set-up shop just around the corner from the main event space, but WITHIN VIEW of the amazing 400,000 gallon saltwater tank that is definitely the focal point for each wedding reception or event at the Aquarium.

The couple chose to work on a modified version of our Classic template for printed strips that they paired with our Glitter Ombre backdrop. Purple and gold… Might someone be a Huskies fan?!

They had a very active booth with a lot of participation from the older crowd, which is always fun to see. They elected for our 10×10 leather-bound album for their prints and kept our attendant Cecilia busy all night getting the printed strips into the book and helping guests get their well wishes and anecdotes recorded.

Such great guys, such a great night. They and their guests were definitely living the #lightninglife








SEATTLE AQUARIUM PHOTO BOOTH DETAILS

Hours: 3, 9pm – 12am
Location: Seattle Aquarium
Backdrop: Glitter Ombre
Printing: Yes
Additional upgrades: Prop trunk, Deluxe background, 10×10 leather-bound album
Hashtag: #mylesandmichael2015
Client gallery: Myles + Michael
Facebook: Myles + Michael

Sheila + AndrewVASHON ISLAND PHOTO BOOTHFroggsong Gardens - Vashon, WA

VASHON ISLAND PHOTO BOOTH

Sheila + Andrew’s Vashon Island photo booth at Froggsong Gardens may be our craziest to date with some very, very inspired participation from their fabulous guests (and a lot of skin baring). There’s some logic to hopping a ferry to visit the pastoral landscape of Vashon Island that ‘What happens on Vashon stays on Vashon’ but um… The photos live on and now you’re (in)famous!

Froggsong Gardens is not quite like any other wedding venue we have in the Pacific Northwest and provided a stunning, intimate location for Sheila, Andrew and their friends and family to unwind and celebrate. Managed by Herban Feast catering, it’s another stunning venue in their collection (Sodo Park, Fremont Foundry) that is 150 acres of lush and and enchanting English-style gardens perfect for celebrations up to 250 people.

We had the pleasure of working yet again with Megan Keller of A Kurant Event to button down all the details and make sure that our contribution to Sheila and Andrew’s dream day was on point. We don’t consider ourselves brass players, but we’ll toot a horn for her anytime; we cannot say enough good things about this fine lady as a great match to rock your event!

They chose our popular Spangled deluxe backdrop that looked amazing against our newest artwork template called Minimalist. The gold of the backdrop looks so nice against the clean, simple and elegant artwork. And these strips looked amazing in the 10×10 leather-bound album they commissioned – Our book attendant Cecilia kept busy all night pasting strips throughout their book while their guests filled it with well wishes.

At some events the booth starts slow, ramps up moderately and then it’s a busy period before tapering off. Sheila + Andrew’s was full tilt, boothmageddon from beginning to end and we loved it! This group also made great use of our social sharing kiosk with lots and lots of sharing to Facebook.

VASHON ISLAND PHOTO BOOTH DETAILS

Hours: 3, 7pm – 10pm
Location: Froggsong Gardens
Backdrop: Spangled
Printing: Yes
Additional upgrades: Prop trunk, Deluxe background, 10×10 leather-bound album
Hashtag: #MrandMrsOby2015
Client gallery: Sheila + Andrew
Facebook: Sheila + Andrew

Leshya + JasonEMP PHOTO BOOTHExperience Music Project - Seattle, WA

EMP PHOTO BOOTH

Wow, wow, wow, wow… Leshya + Jason’s EMP photo booth was from another planet! Have you ever seen or been to a wedding at EMP?! It’s truly like no other with an incredible experience that is central to Seattle for out of town guests and visually stunning with the giant video wall in the Skychurch area where most, and these guys, have their reception.

We had the pleasure of working closing with Megan Keller of A Kurant Event to nail down all the logistics and make sure that our contribution to Leshya and Jason’s dream day was on point. If/when planning your shindig, we cannot say enough good things about this fine lady!

Their booth was simple elegance with a white backdrop and further personalization of incorporating their own custom graphics into their printed strips. Another cool aspect of their photo booth experience was that the AV specialist at EMP was able to access a hot folder we created on Dropbox so that images from their booth could periodically be displayed on the ginormous Skychurch screen. And how big is ginormous? How about seeing photo booth images displayed on a 60′ wide by 33′ tall HD LED screen!!

All night long people kept coming at us trying to show the booth who was boss, but we won every time. Leshya + Jason won too as they have an incredible collection of one-of-a-kind images of their guests to cherish for the rest of their lives.

EMP PHOTO BOOTH DETAILS

Hours: 5, 7:30pm – 12:30am
Location: EMP, top of the stairs in the NW corner
Backdrop: White
Printing: Yes
Additional upgrades: Prop trunk, Deluxe background, 2 Extra hours
Hashtag: #WigKeenanWedding
Client gallery: Leshya + Jason
Facebook: Leshya + Jason

Mimi + BenSODO PARK PHOTO BOOTHSodo Park by Herban Feast - Seattle, WA

SODO PARK PHOTO BOOTH

We’ve seen a lot of pretty weddings, but you just KNOW you are in for a treat when you are part of a wedding that involves Michelle Bernard from Married and More With Michelle. H-O-L-Y-C-O-W this was a feast for the eyes and a durn good time!

Mimi and Ben’s Sodo Park photo booth was staged in the northwest corner of the building and provided great access to folks as they donned horse heads, posed with inflatable guitars, did dubious things with a giant bone and much, much more.

When clients add a printer and choose the (2) 2×6 strip option we are on our toes as one strip is reserved for the couple whilst the other gets to walk away as a keepsake with some lucky guest. And while we offer a gorgeous 10×10 leather-bound scrapbook to place the couples’ strips in alongside well wishes from their guests, Michelle ponied up her own book that became chock-a-block full of amazing booth images and some of the sweetest anecdotes and sentiments we’ve ever seen.

This was SUCH as gorgeous event and Mimi + Ben’s guests were dropping serious heat in the booth all night long. Yeah a booth is fun at nearly any event, but it’s crews like this that really, really make for a memorable (and slightly scandalous) night of fun!

SODO PARK PHOTO BOOTH DETAILS

Hours: 3, 8pm – 11pm
Location: Sodo Park, in the NW corner
Backdrop: Glitter Ombre
Printing: Yes
Additional upgrades: Prop trunk, Deluxe background
Hashtag: #‎mimiandbeng‬
Client gallery: Mimi + Ben
Facebook: Mimi + Ben

Huw + MikaWOODINVILLE PHOTO BOOTHJM Cellars - Woodinville, WA

WOODINVILLE PHOTO BOOTH

Clocking in as a Woodinville photo booth for Huw + Mika’s intimate and stylish wine wedding, we spent a muggy night among the gorgeous setting of JM Cellars in the company of their fun loved ones.

JM Cellars is a quant tasting room set on intimate and gorgeous grounds in Woodinville, WA. Their beautiful outdoor ceremony and al fresco reception were punctuated by a hopping outdoor dance floor and a very leisurely approach to the evening that left plenty of time for relaxing, conversing and hitting the photo booth.

With so much beautiful foliage and the rich wood of the wine barrels mixed with all of the outdoors spaces and fire pit, JM Cellars provided an excellent environment for Huw + Mika’s guests to truly enjoy themselves indoors or out with excellent wine and garden views.

Once this party got going it really got going and Huw + Mika’s guest became no strangers to the fun of the Lightning Booth. Tons of kids at this wedding kept things fun and fresh.

WOODINVILLE PHOTO BOOTH DETAILS

Hours: 3, 8pm – 11pm
Location: Inside the Members Tasting Room
Backdrop: Spangled
Printing: Yes
Additional upgrades: Prop trunk, Deluxe background, 10×10 leather-bound album
Hashtag: #‎meetthemorgans2015‬
Client gallery: Huw + Mika
Facebook: Huw + Mika

RYON + KATHRINABellevue Photo BoothRobinswood House - Bellevue, WA

Bellevue Photo Booth

Serving as a Bellevue photo booth for Ryon & Kathrina’s intimate and stylish wedding, we spent a lovely night among the gorgeous backdrop of Robinswood House in the company of their loved ones.

Robinswood House is a charming, century old log cabin set on intimate and gorgeous grounds in Bellevue, WA. Their beautiful outdoor ceremony and al fresco reception with long tables (our favorite) were punctuated by a hopping outdoor dance floor and one of the liveliest booths we’ve ever hosted… These guys got into it!

Admittedly we were a little concerned when speeches were still going on at 9:25pm and our commissioned start time was at 8pm… That’s almost an hour and a half of tumbleweeds rolling through our booth set-up and we were chomping at the bit to get the party started; our attendant can only take so many selfies before that gets old.

Finally after much ado, Ryon & Kathrina’s guests made up for lost time with 100% guest participation in getting in on the action. There were kids galore that were hamming it up and two of the flower girls even took ownership of keeping our assortment of crowd pleasing props organized. In all, a great event and another Lightning Booth good time!

A 4x6 digital postcard from Ryon & Kathrina's Bellevue photo booth

Kathrina steered the direction for their 4×6 digital postcard that would be used for sharing to Facebook and Twitter with our social media kiosk. We love the clean, elegant design that looks great in any presentation. The font, Playfair Display, is the same used prominently on their wedding website to pull together a cohesive design throughout.

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BELLEVUE PHOTO BOOTH DETAILS

Hours: 3, 8pm – 11pm
Location: Inside the house
Backdrop: White
Printing: No
Additional upgrades: Prop trunk
Hashtag: #meettheaddisons
Client gallery: Ryon + Kathrina
Facebook: Ryon + Kathrina

Ali + ConnorSODO PARK PHOTO BOOTHSeattle, WA

SODO PARK PHOTO BOOTH

Serving as a Sodo Park photo booth for Ali + Connors absolutely STUNNING wedding at Herban Feast’s premier catering hall in Seattle, WA was amazing – We were just another piece in a big puzzle put together by the incomparable planner Michelle Bernard from Married With Michelle. We don’t think we’ve ever seen this much eye candy and thoughtful design at a Seattle wedding ever before… Wow, just wow!

Sodo Park by Herban Feast is an industrial catering hall full of aged wood floors and posts with a rough and rustic charm that is uniquely its own. We were set up in the northeast corner near the entrance and guests kept coming back for more and more.

For this event they wanted to have the booth operational for cocktail hour and then again after dinner. Michelle had us begin set up at 3pm which was an hour before the ceremony. The booth was then charging a lesser rate, known as idle hours, during the ceremony before kicking into gear for cocktail hour. We then went idle again for two hours during dinner, toasts, first dances, cake cutting and such before firing it back up 9pm and rolling until midnight.

Our booth concept is wide open… Open air, if you will. Rather than one or two people sitting in a confessional style booth we pack in more people for more fun. This event holds our current record when Connor and 13 of his (very) close friends jammed into the frame.

Ali and Connors custom photo strip artwork from our Sodo Park photo booth

Ali and Connor worked with one of Michelle’s favorite designers to come up with style and branding elements that were all their own. These were passed to us and voila… A unique, custom design that stayed true to the look and feel of their wedding for their printed strips and guest keepsakes.

SODO PARK PHOTO BOOTH DETAILS

Hours: 5 active (5pm – 6pm, 8pm – 12am) and 3 idle (4pm – 5pm, 6pm – 8pm)
Location: Northeast corner
Backdrop: Gatsby
Printing: Yes, (2) 2×6 strips
Additional upgrades: Prop trunk
Hashtag: #aliandconorgethitched
Client gallery: Ali + Connor
Facebook: Ali + Connor