The 2012 Rocky Mountain Bridal Show at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver was exciting! The event was our first showcasing for our newly-redesigned “Photobooth by Shawn Bradley Photography.” We arrived early to put everything together and surprisingly by the time we were finished, it was about time for the brides to come in. My wife and I ran the booth and were surprised by how busy we were! We had a line of people waiting to check our photobooth out. In between talking with brides and their family/friends and getting people through the booth, we had little time to take a step back and think, “wow this is cool!” I wish I had taken some photos of the people in and around our 10’x10′ exhibitors space. I think it went well, all in all. My only complaint would be to the caters cooking fish ALL day long a few booths down from us. I don’t mind the smell of fish at a restaurant, but not for 5 hours straight; it was a little unbearable at times.
Our first love is wedding photography, but we decided to offer a photobooth option to our brides after hearing many desires to have one at their reception. We did some research when we were developing the photobooth and heard that many thought other photobooths were too expensive and had “hidden fees.” After hearing the common complaints, we decided to offer a photobooth that was as good of quality or better than our competitors and at a lower price point. During our photobooth development stage, we decided to provide the option to customize the color of the backdrop and curtain to suite the bride’s wedding colors to help maintain a color-coordinated reception. We also decided to offer a scrapbook of filmstrips images so the bride and groom can have a keepsake from their wedding and the guests can have a party favor to take home. Then we thought it would be an added benefit to offer a CD of all the images taken in the photbooth so our brides can share with their friends and family via social media or prints. We can offer all these extras with the photobooth at an affordable price because we are local, we have little overhead, and we didn’t buy into a pre-made, cheesy system. Plus we offer a discount if a bride or groom books one of our weddings packages and the photobooth!
Below you can see some of the few snapshots we took before the event and a few sample images taken from the photobooth during the event.