This event was hosted at The 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa. Patrick, the Wedding Coordinator, was extremely helpful and did a wonderful job putting together an awesome reception. Over 200 photo-booth photos were taken that night!
The high resolution photos from this event are available at the following link. You will need the password from the host(s) of the event.
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WNC Photo Booth, the premier photobooth rental company in Asheville, has finally joined Facebook. Customers will now be able to log on to Facebook and see their photos within two hours of their event. We we still host your photos in high resolution on our site for at least 60 days.
Now you won’t have to download and resize you photos to share or email. Simply check our Facebook page, look for your event and start tagging and sharing the smiles.
We will also start posting exclusive content and discounts on our Facebook page. Like us on Facebook now and share the fun!
An unforgettable guest book idea.
Have a photo booth set up at the site so that your friends and family can take their own pictures or group shots. The results are a little like a home video without sound. Whether you pose properly, make funny faces, or try your best Rockette kick line, you’ll be caught on tape showing your true colors. Compiled into a visual wedding-day guest book, these are photographs that will be treasured by brides and grooms for years to come.
If you choose the double photo strip option, your guests will be able to place one copy in the guest-book and keep one for themselves. Whether you use your guest-book or we provide you one, WNC Photo Booth will have staff on hand to assist your guests with placement of the strips and all they have to do is write down a message and/or sign their name.
Renting a photobooth from WNC Booth is a great way to literally share memories of your wedding day!
When you rent a photobooth from WNC Photo Booth in Asheville or the surrounding areas, you’re already guaranteed smiles and a great time from your guests! One surefire way to make your photobooth rental even more fun and interesting is props!
Hats, wigs, boas, over-sized glasses are just a few of the favorite props used with photobooth rentals. WNC Photo Booth does not provide props at this time, however photobooth props are items that are easily made or can be bought inexpensively.
We suggest scouring your local ‘dollar type store’ for some simple, inexpensive props. Also, any Halloween or costume store, even your local Wal-Mart will have tons of props. It’s usually best to buy after the Halloween season to get the best prices.
You’ll find a great place to purchase handmade quality props here: Picadilly Party Co on Etsy.
If you’re the do-it-yourself type, then there are some great props that you can make yourself! Just making them can be a lot of fun. Assign the task to the groomsmen or the bridal party as one of their get together’s. Just a few materials, some imagination and creativity and you’ll have wonderful photobooth ready props. The best part is that your guests will have an even better time using them than you had making them!
Soon we’ll have instructions, material lists and templates for you available on this site!
We are please to announce that WNC Photo Booth has joined with MyWedding.com.
mywedding.com was formed in 2002 and is now the most comprehensive, easy-to-use local wedding resource in North America. Couples can source everything they need for their big day, from photographers and flowers to dresses and DJ’s. mywedding.com is one of the only wedding resources that offers 100% free wedding websites. Other features include online RSVP management, online registry, guest emailing, expert tips, advice and blogs.
mywedding.com continues to grow rapidly and is currently in 150 cities across North America. mywedding.com sees 1.3 million unique visitors each month and welcomes 200,000 new couples annually.
Find all your wedding resources in one place. Plan a wedding as unique as you. Have fun doing it. Simple as that!
WNC Photo Booth would like to thank Biltmore Forest Country Club for using our photobooth for their 4th of July event. Over 550 photos were taken that night! The Biltmore Forest Country Club was a stunning place with excellent and friendly staff. The event also hosted a climbing wall, face painting, a balloon artist and a live band. Everyone certainly seemed to enjoy the Photo Booth!
As digital and web tech innovations continue to become an integral part of the lives of NYers, restaurants in the city are finding that custoerms are responding to an analog throwback, as vintage black-and-white photo booths are becoming staples in several NY restaurants and bars. Restaurant owners told the New York Post the booth adds an old-time feel, while attracting more customers. Brooklyn Winery debuted their photo booth this past New Year’s Eve, and owner Brian Leventhal said, “In many cases, people come back just for the photo booth.”
The once ubiquitous photobooth, nearing extinction but still holding on
Associated Press 7/5/2001
by Lukas I. Alpert
With a quick flip of her hair, and a check in a small mirror to make sure her lipstick wasn’t smudged, Monique Ramos was ready to have her picture taken.
She climbed into the photobooth, inserted a $3 token, and turned to show her profile … then stared straight ahead, pushed her face up to the camera, and, for the last frame, drew her mouth into a smirk.
Two minutes later a 7 3/4-inch black-and-white strip popped out of the side of the booth – one of the last left in New York City, or anywhere for that matter.
The once-ubiquitous photobooth that spits out strips of black-and-white photos has almost faded away, dwindling from a post-World War II high of approximately 30,000 to somewhere around 2,000 nationwide.
Yet the photobooth is stubbornly hanging in there, with one manufacturer still producing them and a handful of distributors still finding ways to repair them. In bars, amusement parks and malls, the last of these machines are still popular.
“There are operators – some of these old-timers – if they can find them and get them operating, they love to put them out there because the booths still make money,” said Nick Montano, an editor at the trade publication, Vending Times.
“They’ve crossed over to kitsch at this point,” said Wade Tinney, an Internet game developer who also runs photobooth.org, a site devoted to the art of the photobooth. “And that will grow as they become rarer and harder to find.”
It was in 1925 that Anatol Josepho, an immigrant from Siberia, patented the first self-operating photobooth, the “Photomaton,” which produced a strip of eight photographs in eight minutes.
When he opened a studio on 51st Street and Broadway in New York, the machine took off. Two years later he sold the rights to his design, for the then-astronomical sum of $1 million, to a group of businessmen looking to establish the machines in Coney Island, Atlantic City, N.J., and other leisure spots.
The idea worked because the technology was fairly simple: inside the machine was a large, round vat, cut into four subsections, each containing a different developing solution. A mechanical arm dipped the strip into a solution, the vat rotated and the strip was dipped again.
Later, in the 1960s, artist Andy Warhol took the machine’s use to another level. He would insist that people who came to visit him at his “Factory” have their picture taken at a machine located near Times Square, and he’d include the strips in his various art projects.
While the reason people used the machines varied – from passport photos, to capturing the memory of a fun day – the design remained more or less unchanged until recently, when digital technology became common.
“They were all mechanical, no computers. It’s just paper, water, fixer and developer – all moving parts,” says Kenny Goldberg of Emerson Amusements, a vending machine distributor in Queens. Goldberg says he owns about a dozen of the old-fashioned types.
“Yeah, upkeep is a real problem. Parts are unavailable. The paper is hard to find – but if people want them, we still supply ‘em,” Goldberg says.
Photo-Me International still builds the old-fashioned, mechanical-style machines – though, in one concession to progress, the booths produce color photos.
“We have about 27,000 machines out there worldwide, and about 1,500 of them are in the United States. It’s a very good business,” said Alberto Caroselli, president of the American division of Photo-Me.
Based in Surrey, England, Photo-Me also makes digitally based versions of the booths, but Caroselli said the mechanical machines make up nearly 80 percent of the company’s American market.
Another big difference, Caroselli said: “The U.S. market is a fun market. In Europe, it is a more utilitarian one.”
For example, in central London, photobooths can still be found in many tube stations because commuters need to affix a photo to their weekly and monthly train passes.
But in the United States, the machines began to disappear from wide circulation in the 1970s as the venues where they were commonly found – amusement parks, arcades and five-and-dime stores – changed their focus or closed entirely.
“Think about where these things were located,” said David Jones, 52, musing on the subject at Lakeside Lounge, an East Village bar that is home to one of the few machines left in New York City.
“People don’t go to Coney Island and Asbury Park for amusement anymore; they stay at home or go elsewhere,” he said.
And with the advent of high-quality and inexpensive cameras, the photobooth was dealt another blow.
But the new cameras are not the same, Jones lamented.
“These machines, they really allow you to perform,” he said of the older machines. “They allow you to make a fool of yourself.”
When you rent a Photo Booth from WNC Photo Booth we can customize your prints. Everyone is familiar with the classic photo strips you get from a Photo Booth but WNC Photo Booth can add your message, your logo, a saying or date, just about anything you want. You don’t have to stop there though, we can take the traditional photo strip and add frames, images and borders. Whether you use your idea or ours, we can provide your guests classic take home treasures. Contact us for more information and we’ll be happy to work with you.
WNC Photo Booth is proud to announce Photo Booth rentals in Asheville, Waynesville, Maggie Valley, Haywood County, Buncombe County and surrounding areas.
Need a fun idea for a Wedding Reception, Party, Celebration, Corporate event?
Why not try WNC Photo Booth? If you have ever attended a wedding with a photo booth rental, you already know how much fun they really are. Photo Booths are exploding in popularity throughout the country because they are SO MUCH FUN! The resulting pictures they produce are always fun and sometimes, outright hilarious.
People have so much fun taking pictures inside a photo booth, from the standard portraits to the more creative expressions, to just plain silly. A photo booth is a guaranteed good time for any event.