Of course you need to know about this! That way, you can practice your facial expressions and even plan crazy group photos before you ever get there. You wouldn't want to be caught off guard making ugly faces, now would you?
I first heard about this wonderful new *toy* for parties and weddings in the Fall 2009 Issue of Texas Monthly's Fashion magazine. The entire magazine consists of a mere 72 pages but really packs a *whollop*, with this cool website included. It's called boothBOOTH. This hip young company with a fun idea for entertainment has bases in Austin as well as Dallas and they travel to wherever you are (within reasonable limits). You can find their blog here. You'll spend hours laughing, ooooohing and aaahhing over the pictures they have on display from a variety of occasions, ranging from birthday bashes to weddings.
The instructions go like this:
1. Get in.
2. Sit down.
3. Push button one time.
4. It will take 4 pictures, 4 minutes apart.
5. Get out!
6. Photo strip will print in 1 minute.
What boothBOOTH does is, they show up wherever they've been booked, with a photo booth, props and lighting. It's up to the guests to be creative and inventive with their pictures and there are four per sitting.
Anyhoo, while our daughter was in Dallas for OU-Texas football weekend she went to a huge party out at Eddie Deen's Ranch (south Lamar in Dallas) where they had a photo booth and her pictures are so adorable. She's with her friend that she went to Europe with after they both graduated UT a few years ago (before she moved out to lala land).
I doubt that it's the same photography outfit, but the pictures are excellent! We are so having this for the next big event we're a part of....