Look back – Austin SxSW photobooth action

Our love affair with Austin started in March 2012, when we were first introduced to SxSW. Since our early days, we’ve planted our roots in Austin and have fallen in love with the city and the vibrant event scene. We’ve had the pleasure of working at various events around town for SxSW and sponsoring various music showcases that can  be found around town.

For those that have never been, SxSW is a once in a lifetime experience (or annual if you like), where you can go from listening to the most hyped bands of the year, to learning about the latest technology trends at MedTech Expo, to attending a movie premiere with Matthew Mcconaughey, to shooting high-resolution aliens in the latest Xbox games at the Geek Stage. No matter where you’re from or what you do, SXSW has something for you. We tend to do most events in the first week for the SxSW Interactive, and the festivities get even more fun with the music portion with concerts throughout the city.

This SxSW we are excited to roll out our newest service, the light painting photobooth. We are also going to be doing our awesome standard Austin Photobooth, Slow Motion Studio, Flipbooks, and our Instagram Printer. We are happy to take last minute events, just contact us!

Take a stroll down memory lane with us.

The 10 best occasions to have a PhotoBooth!

Whether it’s serving as a decoration, entertaining your guests, or letting your guests take home memories of the party, it is no wonder photo booths are becoming this year’s biggest hit! Want to experience what everyone is talking about, but not quite sure the right occasion? Not to worry! Below we countdown some of the best and most popular occasions to rent our high-end, industry-leading Photobooth and FlipBook services!

 1. Wedding

If there is one day in your life that you want to remember in pristine detail, it’s your wedding! PhotoBooths are becoming more popular with today’s trendiest weddings. People of all ages and generations can gather in the booth and put on all sorts of fun props, preserving memories that will last a lifetime. We guarantee that your guests will leave the booth smiling and laughing!

SNAP_00512. Christmas holiday parties

Every year, companies look for new, innovative ways to gather their employees and thank them for their hard work. What better way to thank them and start the holidays off right than with a great party! Flip Books, Slow Motion Studio and Photo Booths are guaranteed to be a surefire hit at your Christmas Party. You can even use the final product for corporate marketing! Your employees will love it!

3. Galas and fundraising events

No event is too fancy to have a photo booth! Especially when you can customize the backdrop with glitter, and have the classiest props we offer! People love to escape in-between meals to go take fun pictures with their partners. Booth pictures will add a fun touch to any gala or fundraising event! Increased engagement can lead to more guests and more giving!

4. Kid’s birthday

Out of anyone, kids are  our most loyal customers at every event. They will hang around the prop table, wanting to try them all on of course, and proudly show their parents the resulting pictures. So, as you can imagine, a photo booth dedicated to a kid’s party is always dynamic and a lot of fun! Needless to say, children are our most creative clients with the props, and their moments can be immortalized forever. And what about a cool, fun picture of your child to send to grandma this year?

5. Your Birthday!

Everyone needs a little me-present to themselves! Unlike more official events, the birthday party booth is definitely the one people go most crazy in! A fun, colorful backdrop sets the tone, while you and your guests will have the time of their life with the goofy accessories! There are infinite possibilities with a birthday booth! What about doing a picture competition? After the cocktail hour, your guests will be very creative, trust us!

6. Mitzvah

A Photo Booth will boost any Bar/Bat Mitzvah! Kids will stay around the booth, taking pictures with their friends and having fun, while families will try to gather the aunts and uncles, grandfathers and grandmothers for a unique family picture!

7. Product Launch

Corporate PhotoboothA photo booth at a product launch party is a genius idea, and the word is getting out there.. Imagine a customized backdrop, with the logo of the company, or a green screen where you can choose from 8 different images (the new product, the company brand name, company logos, etc…). And as far as the props go…how about everyone posing with the new product you are launching! Is there a better way to increase brand awareness than having every guest take home fun, crazy photos to show their friends? This is, bar none, the best, most original way to announce or celebrate the launch of a new product.

8. Company anniversary

A company anniversary is a great way to gather and celebrate with all your employees! And why stop there? Invite stakeholders, customers, and familes, and make it a real party with one of our signature Photobooths. Your audience will be happy to gather around the camera and celebrate a successful year. Be careful however – we guarantee they will ask for a photobooth the following year! Hint: create an anniversary logo that will be printed on the pictures.

9. Team Building

Companies are getting more focused about team building, as they should! Between increasing team cohesion, improving internal communication, and making employees more productive, team building is very much necessary in today’s business environment. The challenge is to find new, playful ways to bring employees together. And in this way, photo booths offer interesting challenges and provide fun games that people can play!

10. Festival

The keyword of any festival is : Entertainment! Well that’s perfect, because a photo booth moto is : “Have fun!”. Whether it is a music festival, a movie festival, or a beer festival, guests would love a little memento to bring home to celebrate good times. Capture the moment in a photobooth, and bring the festival’s energy back home.

No Budget Film Festival 2015

The 6th annual NBFF was held at The Gallery Theatre at Barnsdall Art Park in Los Angeles. This park sits right across the skyline from Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood Sign, creating a beautiful space overlooking the city.

“The No Budget Film Festival (NBFF) challenged filmmakers to free themselves from arguably the most frustrating aspect of filmmaking—raising money. So, what do filmmakers do without a budget? They get creative and really resourceful” -cARTel

cARTel: Collaborative Arts Los Angeles is a Multimedia Production Company which creates accessible and immersive events to champion the development of exceptional artists. To sum it up, they put on some of the city’s most unique events for artists.

We used Green Screen technology in our photo booth to display the Blair Witch Project Woods backdrop behind festival attendees. The Blair Witch Project is a independent film shot on a low budget that turned into a box office smash, grossing over 248 million worldwide! The Blair Witch Project’s crew are just one of many supporters of NBFF Film Festival. Lots of spooky Halloween themed props helped add to the photo booth fun. Check out pictures from the NBFF Film Festival at this link.

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Santa Monica Grand Tasting 2015

SnapFiesta welcomed summer in Los Angeles, on the Santa Monica Pier, for The Santa Monica Grand Tasting!  A delicious two day event, featuring Chefs like Eddie G and Susan Feniger, both Chefs whipping up tempting and savory dishes along with many other yummy vendors.

The event, put on by Barcelona Enterprises , raised funds for  The Chill Foundation. Chill LA has served over 1,000 underserved youth across Los Angeles, building self-esteem through board sports.

A few guests loved our props so much they left with wigs from our booth. I’m sure they were the highlight of whatever after party they were attending afterwards.

As the ultimate prop, SnapFiesta acquired the new BMW i8 in our photo booth. Now that’s exciting!

Check out pictures from the event at THIS link.





Grand Performances Concert Series 2015

SnapFiesta was at Grand Performances a free concert series going on this summer located at 350 S. Grand Ave | Los Angeles California. Even though it was a rainy Los Angeles evening the performance from GLK kept everyone moving. We took alot of fun photos of the evenings attendees. You can check out all the photos by clicking HERE.


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Haunted Suite @ Hotel Adagio 10.26.13

A little behind on our blog post from Halloween 2013, but we just had to share some photos from this fun night. We had the pleasure of sponsoring a costume contest at the haunted suite event at Hotel Adagio for Halloween. With the help of online voting, we were able to find a winner, who received a VIP night’s stay at The Hotel Adagio!

We partied the night away at our photobooth and enjoyed the company of DJ Kevin Manning and DJ Melvin J! We can’t wait till this year to see what spooky costumes you guys come up with!

To see the whole gallery, follow this link!

Kentucky Derby Part @ Trifecta on 3rd Austin, TX

Our Austin Photo Booth opened the beginning of May this year with Trifecta on 3rd, a premiere bourbon bar in our latest market, Austin, at their second annual Kentucky Derby Party. The racing excitement was palpable as attendants arrived in a variety of show-stealing hats and their best derby attire. In addition to enjoying the main event with hot brown sandwiches and complimentary Mint Juleps in hand,the first 16 teams on the scene also got a chance to compete in the annual Bean Bag Tournament. Prizes were awarded to the last 3 teams standing, but in our humble opinion, all the fabulous fashionistas that stopped by our photo booth dressed to impress were winners that day!

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Where Magazine Event @ de Young Museum

Where Magazine stepped into the de Young Museum with SnapFiesta in the Golden Gate Park for an evening of celebration and immersion in the Girl With A Pearl Earring exhibition. Our photo booth snapped fun shots of guests as they gathered for drinks and took in all the history in their surroundings. Where Magazine team members are experts on everything San Francisco, and it is no wonder that we will find their magazines at the finest hotels in the city. SnapFiesta utilized our green screen photo booth to create an environment that fit with the Girl with the Pearl Earring exhibit.

View the 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.

View the gallery here.