The 13th Annual Breastfest @ Fort Mason Center

Saturday July 13, 2013 marked the 13th Annual Breastfest Beer Festival at the Fort Mason Center in San Franscico! SnapFiesta was there to capture all the fun! Over 60 breweries and 25 sponsors joined in on the festival to raise money for the Charlotte Maxwell Complimentary Clinic which offers alternative treatments for low-income women diagnosed with cancer. In addition to awesome beer, wine and our photobooth, live music, skeeball, cool hats, and raffle prizes were widely available to attendees.

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LLS MWOY 2013 Grand Finale

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society‘s Man & Woman Of The Year San Francisco chapter rounded out 2013’s annual fundraising competition to the tune of an amazing $550,000, raised by 11 teams over 10 weeks. The collective effort began with a Kickoff Celebration and just like that, competing teams sprinted off from the start line to start rallying their friends and family to build strong support networks across the Bay Area and host fantastic fundraising events. This year, San Francisco recognized Steve Chen of 5A5 Steak Lounge and Christina Resasco of WineMax Systems Corp. as Man and Woman of the year for the unparalleled value of donations they each raised with their teams, HackCancer and Mobilize4TheCure. Throughout the fundraising period, each team got a chance to meet the Boy & Girl Of The Year, 5-year-old Rhett and 11-year-old Sarah, both of whom served as inspiration to the teams, having been personally affected by leukemia. Everyone’s hard work and efforts culminated in the Grand Finale Gala, hosted at the Fairmont Hotel. The evening began with a cocktail reception and silent auction before dinner was served during programs and awards, which coordinators used to continue fundraising until the very end. Finally, after recognizing all 11 candidates and revealing the MWOY, everybody got a chance to let loose and celebrate all their accomplishments on the dance floor to live music. We are proud to have been able to return and sponsor again such an incredible event and effort by the LLS SF chapter.

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San Francisco’s Big Gay Birthday w/ The Bold Italic

Hundreds of San Franciscan’s came out to The Bold Italic‘s Big Gay Birthday bash at the iconic Old Mint to show love for their city on its 237th anniversary. The sold-out event proved to be as festive and fabulous as San Francisco itself. The basement vaults featured a variety of sweets, drinks, arts and arcade activities, and social areas serviced by TCHO Chocolate, Blue Moon, Getty Images, Blick ArtSidewalk, and Swoon. And you better believe that we wouldn’t miss the party of the year!

Our photobooth was also a part of the mix, capturing smiles and silliness from guests decked out in every color of the rainbow in front of our dazzling silver-sequined backdrop. Party-goers kept the energy level off the charts upstairs at the silent disco, presented by Silent Frisco, which featured DJ’s from Go Bang!, Hard French, Fix Yr Hair, and Stay Gold. Dance moves were being busted all over the floor to the tune of six different channels playing simultaneously, each through select headphones. People refueled throughout the evening on carnival fare served by Straw SF and quenched their thirst at one of the six bars brought by Tonic Beverages.

At the last hour, when the clock struck midnight, performing drag queens Lady Bear and Dulche de Leche led everyone in a toast to San Francisco with champagne and cupcakes supplied by Pretty Please Bakeshop. Everyone was welcome to come, as they were, for outrageous fun, spectacular food and drinks, and sweet lovin’. It doesn’t get more San Francisco than that.

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LAN Airlines Surprise Giveaway @ Bocanova

South America’s premiere airline, LAN, can be the first to tell you how rich their destinations Chile, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, and more, are in not-to-miss sights and enticing cuisines. A taste of that can be had at Oakland eatery Bocanova with Chef Rick Hackett‘s South American-inspired dishes. Little did one group of recent guests know that their dinner would just be a little preview of the exotic cultural experience to come. As the only airline offering nonstop flights between San Francisco and South America, LAN participates in the “Only In South America” campaign by whisking away Bay Area travelers and food lovers to exotic South American scenes. For the second year, LAN generously supported the long-running campaign’s efforts to promote leisure travel to the region by surprising over 200 unsuspecting patrons with gifted tickets to their numerous South American destinations. SnapFiesta was on site to see all the dazzled and delighted faces of the winners, including our very own photo booth operator, and our cameras caught all the smiles and celebration.

Check out this video we found on Youtube:

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SFMOMA 2013 Art Auction w/ Porsche

SFMOMA‘s biennial Art Auction fundraiser came around this year just in time before the museum closed for 2+ years of hiatus for renovations. The event was sponsored this year by Northern California Porsche DealersAT&T, Deloitte, and Webcor Builders, and was highlighted by pieces from such renowned artists as Andy Warhol, Chuck Close, and Garry Winogrand. In light of the museum’s upcoming expansion plans, the community value of the fundraiser was particularly significant this year. In addition to the traditional presentation of gourmet food, champagne, and cocktails, San Francisco’s very own indie rock band Geographer was invited to add, for the first time, a live musical performance to the evening. Guests enjoyed all that and more as both silent and live auctions were held, hosted by Patrick Meade from Bonhams Auctioneers & Appraisers, and our photo booth gave attendants a rare opportunity to have a professional portrait taken with an actual Porsche, casually in the background.

 

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Bluxome Winery 53b Block Party

Bluxome Winery took advantage of the rare heat wave San Francisco recently experienced to throw their South Of The Slot Block Party, featuring food trucks Satellite Republic, Del Popolo, Fins on the Hoof, Frozen Kuhsterd, and a surprise appearance from Red Rooster midway through the shindig. Local residents looking to enjoy the beautiful day outside arrived for the selection of tandoori grills, pizza, poutine, icy treats, and taco dishes and indulged in Bluxome’s own house-made Sangria inside the venue space. The DJ kept a constant stream of party music and classic throwbacks coming as our live slideshow of photos snapped in our booth ran. Guests chatted and filled their bellies before stopping by to contribute their own smiles and poses to the mix. Attendants of all ages enjoyed the corn-hole game set up outside by the trucks. It was an all-around great time to soak up some sun and catch up with family and friends.

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The Bold Italic & ForageSF’s MeatUp

The Bold Italic, SnapFiesta and ForageSF teamed up to present MeatUp, a celebration of local ingredients, at the Avocados & Coconuts venue space. Those ingredients mainly consisted of meat –  and lots of it! 20 different combinations of duck, pork, chicken, and lamb sausages stuffed with 5 different herb fillings were served alongside potato salad, bread, and asparagus, as well as a selection of drinks. Guests were also treated to unlimited sessions in our SF photobooth, featuring our eye-catching Lime Flor background, and screen-printing coozies with WorkshopSF. A live quartet filled the room as friends enjoyed the get-together.

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The Bold Italic @ Anchor Brewery

Here at SnapFiesta we are used to handling curve balls when we show up at events. Our friends at The Bold Italic threw a very interesting one: a 500 pound bear! He was a surprise, but our crew worked around his installation and got the event going on time. We are very glad he could join the party!

The Bold Italic is a very popular online magazine tapped into the spirit and community of San Francisco. SnapFiesta got a chance to get wild with them at the Anchor California Lager Launch Party that took place in the Anchor Brewing Company. Acting also as an event hub and online shop, Bold Italic promotes bold, local entrepreneurs and praises Anchor Brewery for its significance in San Francisco’s history and its handmade contributions of eight unique beers, notably including Anchor Steam®. Guests got a chance to taste the fine beverages themselves while enjoying the party. The launch represents another success in the longtime Anchor Brewing Company legacy, which has its roots in the California gold rush and survived through the Prohibition. Enjoy the photos with our new friend the Anchor Steam Bear!

 

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Photobooth and Flipbook Station w/ SFTravel @ Exploratorium 4.10.13

SnapFiesta officially launched our newest service: FlipFiesta Flipbooks, at the Exploratorium‘s brand new home at Pier 15/17 on April 10th, 2013. We got an exclusive sneak peek inside before the museum held its grand re-opening to the public thanks to our partnership with SFTravel, hosts of the spring Partner Business Exchange. The bustling mixer brought together hundreds of Bay Area SFTravel partners for an evening of networking, gourmet bites, and top-notch spirits. Of course, guests also got to get hands-on with the Exploratorium’s famously interactive installations of mesmerizing arts and fascinating sciences. Those that stopped by our SnapFiesta photobooth studio were whisked away to various San Francisco attractions and nightlife scenes via our green screen technology. Over at our FlipFiesta studio, guests were thrilled to discover the unique and novel flipbook experience we offered, which brought an even more interactive, animated, and 3-D version of our professional photobooth experience. We didn’t think anyone would be more excited than we were to launch flipbooks, but the fun-loving partners, families, and museum volunteers that came through our video booth proved otherwise! There was no shortage throughout the evening of mini-movie stars lining up beside our decked out props table to make sure they got in on all the action. We couldn’t have asked for a more entertaining and enthusiastic group to be a part of our FlipFiesta Flipbooks beginnings.

FlipFiesta in Action:

Visit the flipbook video gallery here.

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BlackJet San Francisco Launch @ Union Square

SnapFiesta celebrated Valentine’s Day this year with BlackJet to launch their newest direct service route connecting San Francisco to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York. The first 1,000 guests to arrive from the exclusive invite list won complimentary memberships for themselves and a companion as part of the event’s $6M Giveaway. Lucky winners celebrated by stepping into our custom designed aviation themed photo studio, complete with beautiful airline attendants, to get their portrait taken. The afternoon soiree was filled with many other generous giveaways and San Franciscan DJ David Carvalho spun beats as guests immersed themselves in the BlackJet VIP experience. The startup is backed by big businesses like StumbleUpon, Salesforce, and First Round Capitol, as well as big names such as Ashton Kutcher, Shervin Pishevar, Guy Oseary, Tim Ferriss, and more.

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