Nathan turns 7

Space, crafts and spacecrafts. And 7 year olds with rocket launchers.

(P.S: The Photo Booth loves kids, and kids love the Photo Booth)

Children's party photography: Erdington


Happy birthday St Swithin's!

Love it when a church family know hot to throw a party. We've got so much to celebrate!

St Swithin's, Lincoln

Envision- Photo Booth

Malc had the pleasure of watching the Envision Best of Brum graduation last week. Here are some of our favourite results from the photo booth. 
(If you were at the even you can find all of the photos on our Facebook page)


Kathy's Birthday: Part 2, Party Time


Ian & Francesca's Wedding now online

10 reasons why Ian & Francesca's wedding was amazing (and why you should look at it here)

1. Their wedding cake was 16 layers high, decorated with bunting and flags.
2. Each guest's place setting had a ball of playdoh for modelling as they wished.
3. They'd really thought through the wider impact of their wedding and majored on recycled options and fantastic fair trade products.
4. Their reception venue was a play farm where Fran used to work. They utterly transformed the breeze-block barn with lights and balloons. (This is their venue) There were baby animals!
5. They had a second cake- 5 tiers of cheese.
6. The whole wedding party wore Tom's.
7. The first dance was a flashmob style barn dance with their bridesmaid, groomsmen and groomsmaids all taking part. (This is their band). Later all their guests danced in a circle round them an sprinkled good wishes on them.
8. They served made-to-order stone baked pizzas as their wedding breakfast. (These guys where great)
9. They also had food stalls around their reception room with pic 'n' mix sweets, gourmet popcorn (from here) sampling, cheese wedding cake and jars of jelly and ice-cream.
10. Each car load of guests completed a car quiz trail on the way to the reception, following clues and competing for a box of prizes.

Ben & Clarey's Wedding

Ben & Clare's Wedding is now posted in full on our portfolio section.  These guys got engaged in one of our favourite places and we couldn't resist going there to make them a special piece of wedding beach art. And we love these guys so much that we thought we'd also throw in a little wedding stop motion movie of their day without them noticing.

Here, without further ado, is the full version of the video.


Chris & Lucy: The Preview [Cambridge Wedding Photography]


S+L The Preview!

We spent last Saturday in the beautiful Midlands town of Bewdley for the nuptials of Simon & Laura. These guys are awesome fun and really relaxed, which made it a good day for us and all involved. Laura is the polar opposite of a bridezilla and Simon is her perfect partner in crime.

Our first dance was a fairly pimping Strip the Willow accompanied by our live band (four friends from beach mission and a new friend who called the instructions). I got to dance with every man present (and Malc danced with every woman) twice as we weaved our way down the line of assembled friends and relatives. Constantly spinning all that way was a bit of a epic adventure but I loved it, though I do remember yelling "Please help me I think I'm going to die" to one of the guys near the end of the first lap.

Our wedding photographers were: Sam Kelsall, Jessica Adams and Jack Adams. The final photo by Laura Street. 

21 Again

Mum threw a garden party to celebrate her big birthday. She made a tun of tiny cakes so that everyone could try a bit of each and most people didn't stop at one, particularly with the mini-meringues (topped with chocolate paste).

There was a hammock and two sofas in the garden to lounge on. We decorated with swathes of bunting and a spot of reused tissue paper...


Drank a fair bit of Pimms...

Milled around chatting...

And did a spot of photo boothing in the summer house!


Get in!...

... the booth!

We've only had a couple of experiences of photo booths at weddings but that has been enough  to convince us that they are worthwhile. Its likely that you'll get guests in here who don't make it into other formal groups and that everyone will be much more themselves.

At their most basic it can be very easy to set up a photo booth for guests to take their own photos, and you can add in any extras to make it personal.

Here's an idea of a simple setup: camera on tripod (operated by a remote, by the user), back drop (could be anything), props and lighting if required.

Then you can add into the mix any number of elements: fruity fabric backgrounds, frames, masks, fancy dress, names, logos or other props, write your own message boards (black boards or simply cut shapes out of paper and laminate them). You could even use the view outdoors as your back drop. 

Jordan Ferney at Oh Happy Day has just done a free photo booth printable blog post, which is a cute set of props.

Outdoor and fabric back drops
These streamers would make an awesome back ground

P+M The Preview

We're very excited to give you a glimpse of the wedding we photographed this weekend. It was utterly beautiful.

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