Five more cities – photobooths for all!

Well Australia day has now passed and this is the time of year when all of your favourite television shows begin to launch their new seasons. Whether you’re a big TV fan or not we’re here to assure you that entertainment does not have to be limited to your living room. Our team has taken it upon themselves to provide Australians near and far with the best kind of entertainment (can you guess what kind?!), and as a result we have now expanded our Photobooth Rental Network to a massive 21 members Australia wide. Our five newest members have now taken photobooth rental to Albury Wodonga and Geelong in Victoria, Cairns in Queensland, and Busselton and Geraldton in Western Australia.

We are beginning to cover most areas on the map with further plans of expansion coming in the months ahead. Our network team is working very hard to try and achieve our dream of being able to hire a photobooth to any Australian that wants one. If you’re in a big city or small town it doesn’t matter – we will do our level best to provide you with a photobooth. If we don’t have an operator available in your area, we do apologise, but would welcome you to join our team!

We are proud to be an Australian owned and operated business and look forward to serving our fellow countrymen for years to come. Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!

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We now service Orange, NSW

The Photobooth People Rental Network is widening and we recently welcomed Belinda Riley from Orange, New South Wales to our team. Her first event went off with a bang and she wanted to share her excitement with the world… well done B! We look forward to hearing more from you soon. So if Orange, NSW is your neck of the woods please contact Shots in a Box Photobooths to turn your function into an EVENT TO REMEMBER!

“December 20, 2010 – we had our first function on the weekend and all I can say is what a buzz! After a few months of weighing up whether buying a photobooth to hire out for weddings, parties, or any other event, I can’t tell you how gratifying it was to watch as people got into the photobooth spirit! There were giggles and guffaws galore as people lined up for their turn in the booth, planned their poses, and returned to do it all again! Now, with our first hire under our belts, all I can say is bring on 2011!”

Our network has also recently welcomed new members on the Gold Coast, so we have even more booths in South East Queensland to look after your every need. Remember, while we may be the biggest group in the country, what we are most proud of is our reputation for exceptional service and industry-leading equipment. We are certain that you won’t find a more friendly or knowledgeable bunch out there! And 2011 is shaping up to be huge for us, so remember when you think of photobooths think THE PHOTOBOOTH PEOPLE!

And of course……Happy New Year to boothers everywhere :-)

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What an Amazing Year

With Christmas and 2011 nearly upon us it’s given us a great opportunity to reflect on what an amazing year we’ve had here at The Photobooth People. We are very blessed to have a wonderful team of people working with us and together we have built The Photobooth People Rental Network to be the largest photobooth rental group in the country. Rentals from our office here in Brisbane are still breaking previous monthly records, and as we continue to grow our relationships with our corporate clients we are heading into new territory with our booths heading out and about in South East Queensland on numerous long-term installations. It has been an exciting time for all of us, and particularly for Matt & me as we watch our 14 network members build their businesses and go from strength to strength. I’m sometimes a bit like a proud mother duck as we get reports from around Australia of how well our team is progressing! Most recently we’ve had two of our network members with 7 and 5 confirmed bookings respectively before even taking delivery of their booths, and another member who took delivery of their booth on a Wednesday, and completed their first booking that Friday. All without even having decided on their business name!

While the industry in Australia certainly has started to build momentum, we are now also watching with great interest as photobooths start to gain popularity in New Zealand, Indonesia and Canada as well (go the Canucks!).

What we’re really looking forward to in the new year is expanding our coverage of Australia and taking our first booths to the New Zealand market. With several new products and software developments being released by Digital Centre in early 2011, we are now more certain than ever that we have and will continue to offer the most sophisticated and innovative products in this industry (thank you Josep, Marina & the staff at DC!). The first of their new booths, a retractable touch-screen version of the New Generation booths, was unveiled to the industry at the 2010 IAAPA show in Orlando in November with great interest, and has added another option for people looking at entering the rental market.

We’re also very much looking forward to heading overseas in 2011 to visit friends and family, the Digital Centre office in Barcelona, and to spend more time looking at the expanding markets in Asia and Canada.

And just to give busy a whole new meaning, we are also preparing to welcome the newest member of The Photobooth People family in February, with our first baby well on the way (and kicking mum constantly to make sure she doesn’t forget!).

So as this year comes to a close we just want to thank each and every one of you that we have met and worked with in 2010. To the wonderful event planners and hire companies, venues and functions staff, we thank you for your kindness and assistance throughout the year. To our brides and grooms, it has been an absolute pleasure helping you to celebrate the most important day of your lives and we will certainly cherish the memories and friendships. And to our network and team in Brisbane – thank you, thank you, thank you. We are thrilled to be on this journey with you all, and we wish you every success in 2011.

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Happy Birthday Jupiter’s Casino!

We’ve just finished a 4 day 24/7 installation at Jupiters Casino for their 25th birthday. Yup, that’s right Jupiters is 25 years old…..crazy stuff! So that means I was ….ahem…..only a few years old when it was built :-) Amongst numerous celebrations and parties, their staff ‘got their booth on’ for 4 days. Yeeha!

To all the staff at Jupiters Hotel & Casino – we hope your birthday was as cool as you. Many Happy Returns xo

Remember groovers, we now have 7 photobooths available across South East Queensland for all of your events. No matter what you’re planning, and for how long, we can look after you. We have also just expanded our rental network and now offer photobooth hire in Sydney and Melbourne. So for our southern brothers and sisters we’ve now got your photobooth needs covered. No photobooths for hire in your area? Give us a call and we’ll see what we can do!

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Long-term Installations are our thang.

We got up to some extreme booth business during the September school holidays. We were asked by Ipswich Art Gallery to help them facilitate a 16 day black light exhibition, and include one of our booths to take pics of all the kids who came to party and have their faces painted in bright neon colours. We put our heads together with the artistic directors at the gallery and came up with….wait for it……our black light photobooth! After many thousands of sessions through the booth the gang at the art gallery tell us they still had a line-up every day. Now that’s what we like to hear :-) And the shots are right out of the box – we actually think we may have built the very first black light photobooth in Australia. And as they say in Texas, if you done it, it ain’t braggin.

Let me tell you too, that long-term installations are our thang. Our booths were built to run forever with little attention – amen to that. In other words, we can leave everyone to their own devices in the booth….and of course that’s the way to get the most interesting shots! One of our booths was recently used to help the staff of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre celebrate their 15th birthday. We set up a booth in their staff cafe for four days, so that everyone could have their mugs photographed for posterity. All the chefs and functions staff, cleaners and maintenance staff, managers, admin and security staff spent their meal breaks cramming into the booth for giggles, and the turnout was brilliant. We then created a massive collage using some of the most inventive photos which is now covering one wall inside the cafe – check it out below.

So the moral to this story is that our booths were built for hard yakka. We regularly do long term events all over the country side. If you have an extended event coming up don’t be afraid to get in touch. Our booths can run day and night….for weeks even. We’re yet to hit the one month mark – but we’re keen! Go on, give us a call. I dare ya.

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News from our Photobooth Rental Network

As most of you know we are like proud parents at the moment, with seven new photobooth businesses having launched or about to launch with our help. A number of them have grabbed the opportunity to write a few words for us and we thought we would share them with you:

“From the moment I heard about photobooths and how they work, I was hooked!! It was the business opportunity that I had been looking for. And while getting everything organised and setup takes time, Nikki and Matt from The Photobooth People have helped, advised and supported along the way. They are full of knowledge in an industry/business that they have created and are happy to share what works and what doesn’t work in a very niche market. My background has been working in a franchise system for the past 14 years so my challenge is growing, developing and implementing my own ideas, something that Nikki and Matt are only too happy to help and advise with. For me it’s the best of both worlds – fantastic support with the flexibility to create my own business. For photobooth rental in the Rockhampton and Central Queensland areas please get in touch with us here at CQ Photobooths – we’d love to come to your party!”

Julieanne & Ian
CQ PHOTOBOOTHS
Photobooth rental in Rockhampton and Central Queensland

“I‘d been thinking of starting up a photobooth business for some time. Being a professional photographer I had plenty of clients asking if I had this service to offer. There is something very different about entering a photobooth and drawing the curtain, it allows people to relax and have fun when no-one is watching. I did some research and came across “The Photobooth People” and from the moment I first spoke to them I was excited. Nikki and Matt are very approachable and have great knowledge & service, to the point that after a discussion with Nikki and Matt and our first viewing of the photobooth, we were extremely happy to go ahead with our first photobooth purchase. Nothing has been too much trouble for them, responding to all our enquiries with ease. We started the business “Photobooth4rent” in Brisbane, with the intention of moving the business to my home town of Adelaide. During this time Nikki & Matt have been very supportive, they have set up and oversee our Photobooth Rental Network to pass on leads if they are fully booked, and it’s been a great way to enter the Market. I am looking forward to moving our photobooth business and my photography to Adelaide in January 2011. Adelaide get ready for Photobooth 4 rent, the photobooths are such a hit at any event. Thanks to The Photobooth People, Nikki & Matt, for all their help and support.”

Amanda & Alex
PHOTOBOOTH4RENT
Photobooth Rental in Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts

“I attended a wedding recently where there was a photobooth for guests to use. Matt and Nikki from The Photobooth People supplied the booth and also happened to be guests at the wedding. That night we all had a ball with the booth and that is when I decided I had to have one. Matt and Nikki advised us that they were selling the booths and so our journey began. From our first enquiry (being the night of the wedding) until now owning our very own booth, Matt and Nikki have been extremely helpful and professional to deal with. The set-up of our business has gone so smoothly and that is mainly because Matt and Nikki have been there to answer any questions we have had along the way regarding the running of the business and the photobooth, advertising, webpages etc. I can not thank Matt and Nikki enough! They are very passionate about their business and that shines through making it a pleasure to deal with them. I look forward to working along side them both! For all of your photobooth needs in Bundaberg and the Wide Bay, please contact The Photobooth Company, Bundaberg.

Carissa & John
THE PHOTOBOOTH COMPANY
Photobooth rental in Bundaberg and the Wide Bay

“It started with going to a wedding that hired a photobooth. Seven months later I was at another wedding with the same photobooth and the same people, ‘The Photobooth People’. Having asked back in September 2009 if the company was looking to franchise, I left my contact details just in case. I had thought what a cool idea. It was something that I could do and something that I would enjoy being an avid photographraphy enthusiast. Anyway, one day I received the call that photobooths could be purchased. Having enquired about franchises and the high costs, this was perfect. I could purchase the photobooth and start my own business, meaning it was affordable. From the time of first contact Matt and Nikki answered all my questions, and there were a lot! Not to mention the prompt email correspondence that went on throughout the entire process. From the initial enquiry to pick up of the booth, I have been supported the whole way, and even now being up and running Matt and Nikki are still happy to answer all of my questions. For a company simply selling photobooths, the sale came with so much more service, which put me at ease in that I did not feel isolated going into business for the first time with no support. So quite simply, all I can say is a huge Thank You. For photobooth rental on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland be sure to give us a call!”

Megan
PHOTOBOOTH MOMENTS
Photobooth rental on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

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If You Bring a Booth, They Will Come

The Photobooth People have now helped seven new photobooth rental businesses launch since June this year. Excitedly what our sales customers are learning is what we learnt very early on…. If you bring a booth, they will come. All types of people and all types of celebrations are calling for booths, for everything from Christenings to Weddings and back again. In fact, every one of our sales customers has had confirmed bookings before they’ve even taken delivery of their booths. It certainly confirms to them that they’ve made the right decision – and they can’t wipe the smiles off their faces :-)

From Rockhampton in North Queensland and right down to beautiful Adelaide, we have helped some wonderful couples and friends launch businesses that are proving to be great successes before they even finish their websites. It’s awesome stuff. And each of these new businesses is now a part of The Photobooth People Rental Network, a network stretching across Australia to ensure that our clients, both sales and rentals, can tap into a wealth of information. Our network is a supportive group of like-minded photobooth operators, all working together to ensure their businesses grow. This is another huge advantage of starting your business with us. And remember, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg either. We aren’t selling franchises, just the equipment and know-how you need to get started. The average time our sales customers are taking to having their businesses up and running is just three months – that’s from the date of placing an order for their equipment, to having their websites live and taking bookings.

What we also offer our customers is leads for events free of charge. We are currently overwhelmed with inquiries and bookings, and pass on inquiries to our network members about event rentals outside our operating area or when we are fully booked. We continually field inquiries from all over Australia, and most recently Bali (we loooove Bali!). We are currently very interested in helping operators get started in the Gold Coast, Tweed and Byron Bay areas, along with Cairns, Townsville and Hobart. We have numerous firm leads for events in those areas that we can pass on.
Give us a call to get your business started or head to our sales website: www.photoboothsalesaustralia.com.au

PS. We are in the middle of a crazy few weeks and the spring wedding season hasn’t even kicked off yet! We’re doing 10 events in 13 days across Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and one of those events goes for 4 days….. If you have an event coming up in the next few months please call us pronto so we can reserve a booth for you!

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