Welcome to the blog and the new home for the Snappy Joe Photo Booth! As the first post to this blog, you’ll have to forgive me for feeling a bit sentimental, because I FINALLY got this chance to give our booth its very own little home on the web. It’s been a super busy summer, and it’s hard to believe it’s already over–the kids are in school, the sun is setting early, and the wedding season is quickly coming to an end. This has been a pretty amazing year for us, especially for the photobooth, which took off faster and went further than we ever anticipated during its first months in business. Our fun little passion project to setup at our friends’ weddings and events has turned into much much more.

To learn more about what has made out photobooth a huge hit, click here or the above “About” links or just contact us for more info. We’d love to hear from you!

Continue reading

Tierra Rejada Ranch Photobooth: Amy & Sherwin

For many of us who live in the suburbs of Los Angeles County, we get so used to the bright lights, loud noises, and constant feed of information that we forget to slow down, disconnect ourselves for just a moment, and focus on the most important things in life–each other. When we arrived at the Walnut Grove on the Tierra Rejada Ranch, we were surprised to see how relaxed and calm everyone was, without the rush and commotion we normally witness in the hours leading to a wedding. Everyone was offering a helping hand, and for a moment, everything seemed to slow down and just fall into place. With our setup well ahead of schedule, I got a chance to look around and snap a few shots here and there.

I didn’t understand this finger touching thing at first until a Dragonball Z fan spotted it (yes, us Asians apparently all must have at least one Dragonball fan friend) and explained the whole fusion dance thing. Apparently the fusion of two men = one woman. Good thing it was temporary.

Venue: Walnut Grove at Teira Rajada Ranch
Photographer: EPLove
Flowers: We like Flowers
DJ and MC: Eugene at Zuno
Cake: Jana’s fun Cakes

Los Angeles Photobooth: Carol & Dean

I practically drive by this place every day going to and from downtown LA, and never knew it existed! Straddled by the 5 and 110 fwys, railroad tracks, gas stations, Home Depot, and fast food, we found ourselves setting up our booth at the LA River Center and Gardens, a beautiful oasis with mission-style buildings, gardens, and fountain.

It was closing time for us, but no one ever wants to see the photobooth close while guests are still having a good time. The nice people that we are, we left the photobooth running while we started cleaning up. Right after we pulled the rear curtains off they wanted to see how many they could cram in the picture. 21. Blackjack. That’s how many. With the rear curtains still up, they probably couldn’t fit that back row, so it would’ve been 15. Still pretty awesome. How many can you fit?

Coordinator: In The Now Weddings
Reception: LA River Gardens
Photographer: Jessica Claire
Florist: Hannah Koo
DJ/MC: Shine Entertainment
Rentals: Signature Rentals
Catering: Nakwon Catering
Bakery: Sweet and Saucy/Cupcake Couture
Chiavari Chairs: Elegant Chairs
Videographer: Video Keepsakes
Hair and Makeup: Hills Beauty Club

Monterey Park Photobooth: Judy & Nhien

We had our own wedding reception here many many moons ago and we’ve been here plenty of times for dim sum, but it was completely transformed on this evening by Platinum Peaks with floor to ceiling drapes, up-lighting, and accents. Great stuff.

I managed to grab a couple shots of our setup as guests arrived. To see more photos make sure to check out the official photog’s blog post and check out the slideshow (link at the end of the post). The Lin brothers were pretty fun to work with, and I even got a chance to talk shop with them.

Reception Venue: Ocean Star Restaurant, Monterey Park
Photographer: Lin and Jirsa Photography
Florist – Commerce Flowers
DJ and decorations – Huey Le of Platinum Peaks
Private Bartending – Goose on the Rocks

If you are interested in booking a Snappy Joe Photobooth at your event, please visit our contact page and we will get back to you with more details. Thank you!

In the beginning…

A little more than a year ago we decided to commit more to our photobooth. So we challenged ourselves by taking it to some of the most discerning reviewers on earth: Yelp Elite. It was a good opportunity to get some feedback and find out how we can improve.

This elite-only event just so happened to have a bad-hair theme, so the photobooth was perfect for them to ham up and show off their hairdos (and don’ts). The host, Gyenari, had great atmosphere and put out a really generous buffet of Korean BBQ that managed to fill quite a few bellies. Unfortunately the restaurant is closed now, the food was great, but we heard it was a bit overpriced.

Here’s a link to the reviews from the evening: http://www.yelp.com/biz/bad-hair-bash-hot-on-yelp-launch-party-gyenari-culver-city

Ella & Sam :: Wedding Music Video :: Cobra Starship – “You Make Me Feel”

Introducing Ella and Sam, the newest and hottest married YouTube sensations to star in a music video on their wedding day at the always beautiful Langham Huntington in Pasadena.

Apparently the video has gone viral in the wedding blogosphere (here, here, here) and the infectiousness is oozing from our photobooth o_O Before you continue, let me warn you in advance this song has been stuck in my head for nearly TWO WEEKS now.

Continue reading