Wedding Photos: Fun Style
Looking for something fun to keep your guests entertained?
Looking for something fun to keep your guests entertained? You’re not the only one. If you’re a modern-day bride looking for new ways to make memories on your special day, we’ve found the answer: a mobile open-air photo booth!
The open-air booth can take photos of 3 to 5 people at a time, with or without a backdrop. When the guests step away, their photos will already have been printed and cut with copies for each of them to keep. The photo service provider will also upload the images on their website.
Having a photo booth only requires the host to direct the guests to step in and have their photos taken. This offers a more cost-effective approach than having several photographers capture different areas and people at the wedding, and can be made fun with props and costumes.
Wondering how to get one? We did the research for you. Omar Lopez has hands-down the best photo booth setup in the New York area. Look forward to getting a collection of formal, fun and wacky shots for everyone to enjoy.
Urbanette: Photo booths are very ‘in’ nowadays for weddings (or any other event for that matter). Why should any wedding have a photobooth?
Omar: The open photo booth is something we started offering very recently after we saw many of our past clients hire a company for the clunky box closed photo booth. We thought to ourselves, we can do it better. Our open photo booth fits groups of people not just 2-3 people like the closed box type. We decided to bring our portable studio equipment to the venue, setup shop and last add props, many props.
It’s a lot of fun and the guest keep the photos which are better than most favors given at weddings. In fact, our clients use the photos as their favors. We now personalize each photo with the bride & grooms wedding information. At events, event cooperate events we add the company’s logo, etc.
Urbanette: Have you ever had to work with an unusual client request or wedding location? How did you manage this?
Omar: Destination weddings are fun but hard at the same time. Most of the time you cannot scout the location unless you fly to the country and know the exact location where the event will take place. We flew to Barranquilla, Colombia to photograph a wedding in this beautiful old fort which sit on a cliff. It was very windy and the fort did not a ceiling (open plaza, where the party took place). Despite the conditions, we got some amazing pictures which are very much featured in our studio.
““…On top of all that, in the horizon you see dark cloud approaching so I knew our time was limited…”
One of the most memorable weddings we covered was actually a destination wedding for a same sex couple. It was in the Dominican Republic on the beach. The couple had a security guard actually escort one of the brides from the hotel room all the way to the beach where the wedding took place. On top of all that, in the horizon you see dark cloud approaching so I knew our time was limited. Luckily there were no incidents, just many locals looking and cheering for the same sex couple and it started raining just as the couple walked down the isle after they kissed. It was memorable because for all that could have gone wrong, nothing actually did. The reception was indoors and the weather passed very quickly – thank God!
You can reach Omar at www.omarlopez.net or 917-300-9461
Jovie De Gracia
My cousin is engaged and will be married in the next couple of months. This photo booth idea is the most exciting — and perfect to be add to the wedding event.
Thanks for this article and also for giving us the best idea.