Open Air Photobooth Featured on The Knot

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“A Modern, Colorful Reception at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum in California”

This beautiful wedding, in which we were honored to be a part of, has been featured on The Knot. Special Thanks to Magnolia Event Design and I Heart My Groom photographers for their diligent work!

Bride and groom pose with dancers.

Bride and groom pose with dancers.

Article by The Knot:

Katrina and Graham Fox wed in Australia, but many friends and family members were unable to attend because of the distance. So, the newlyweds threw a local reception in Santa Barbara, California, where Graham’s dad serves on the board of their venue: the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. Katrina wore a stunning red dress that showed off her growing baby bump, and she paired it with her red wedding shoes. The groom opted for a classic black tuxedo and bow tie. The couple decorated their venue with rich fabrics, warm jewel tones, wooden signs and flowers in shades of plum, fuchsia, red, coral and orange. Guests sipped cocktails from vintage glassware and enjoyed entertainment from traditional flamenco dances. “Once it was time for dinner, we welcomed guests to dine at long feasting tables, low lounge areas and little gathering places because we wanted everyone to spend the majority of their time on the dance floor,” the bride says. “Dinner was passed small plates and stations featuring places in Santa Barbara.” One standout station was the wine and cheese table, which offered wine tastings and a modern tiered cheese cake.

Our favorite #MakeTradition Moment: “We welcomed guests to the reception with a ‘step and repeat’ photo booth that would later become their favor to take home and remember the evening,” the bride says.

Framed prints displayed and presented to guests as wedding favors.

Framed prints displayed and presented to guests as wedding favors.

The Knot Article which calls to attention the other wonderful vendors involved with this special event:

Christmas dinners, Holiday parties, and New Year’s Eve celebrations... December 2018 with Open Air Photo booth

December has proven to be one of the busiest months of the year for Open Air Photobooth! Since 2009, we have sold 1000s of portable photo booths around the world while balancing a strong presence in the US event market.  At the end of each calendar year, clients are purchasing photobooths as gifts, year end purchases, for use at holiday parties, etc and our event clients are hosting Christmas dinners, Holiday parties, and New Year’s Eve celebrations.

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Open Air Photobooth commonly oversees events throughout the United States through our network of photo booth owners. We are able to provide multiple photobooths in multiple locations on any given day.

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This December has turned out to be our busiest yet! As always, we love to thank our repeat event clients who have trusted us with their photo booth rentals year after year. From small town breakfasts with Santa to international corporate event parties, we treat every event with the same passion and attention to detail.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday from Open Air Photobooth! See you in 2019!

Maria Menounos' Festive Holiday Fundraiser for Dogs - Open Air Photobooth Sponsor

Open Air Photobooth loves working with genuinely nice people… and Maria Menounos (and her husband Kevin) is exactly that! Whenever she reaches out, we are happy to help! Last weekend she planned the ultimate holiday fundraiser for the Westside German Shepard Rescue. Sponsors included Patron, Umami Burger, and of course us, Open Air Photobooth!

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People Magazine was quick to summarize the heart felt event.

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Image below is from Maria’s Instagram Story. Thanks Maria for the shout-out!

…until next event!

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UCLA football 34-27 win over USC : Fans have Wescom Photo booth prints to remember epic win!

Every year the cross-town rivalry college football game between UCLA and USC brings out tens of thousands of diehard fans to either the Los Angeles Coliseum or the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena. This year, the game was played at the Rose Bowl, so naturally the pre-game Fan Fest organized by IMG was full of Bruin football fans, but we were also able to capture a few brave Trojans. For years, Open Air Photobooth has worked for Wescom Credit Union to provide a unique sports fan experience and to provide branded keepsakes which will last a lifetime. Aside from the tangible prints, Open Air Photo Booth provides social media sharing / email distribution of the digital images for viewing and sharing via various social media platforms. Fan engagement is unmatched in providing both tangible and digital event photographs. For 2018, Open Air Photobooth also provide digital animated GIFs for each multi-image photo session. The background of each photos was a custom printed step-and-repeat backdrop with both the UCLA and Wescom logos, ensuring maximum brand exposure!

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Open Air Photobooth provides both photo booth rentals and sales nationwide. Youth sports, high school, college, and pro…we can handle it all! From Dance recitals to the Super Bowl, adding an Open Air Photobooth will enhance the fan experience and provide branded keepsakes for any event sponsor!

Thanks Wescom and IMG for allowing Open Air Photo Booth to be an event partner! We appreciate it!

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Game Summary via ; UCLA's Joshua Kelley rushed for a career-high 289 yards on 40 carries and added two touchdowns, and the Bruins reclaimed the Victory Bell for the first time since 2014 with a 34-27 win over rival USC. The Bruins jumped out to a 14-3 lead, but the Trojans responded by taking a 24-21 advantage to the break. UCLA would outscore USC 13-3 in the second half en route to snapping a three-game losing skid.

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Viktoria and Eli’s Fall Wedding at Belmond El Encanto

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Viktoria and Eli’s fall Wedding at Belmond El Encanto in Santa Barbara, Ca. Meticulously planned by Armando Martinez. Thank you, Viktoria and Eli, for having Open Air Photobooth provide photo booth rentals for your special day! It was picture perfect! We loved providing  black and white photo booth prints for your family and friends.

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Alegria Dy Design - Event planner in Santa Barbara

Belmond El Encanto - Wedding Venue in Santa Barbara

Louloudi Design - Wedding Floral Designer

Figge Photography - California Wedding Photographer

Memo Collective – Wedding Videographer in Southern California

Gaspar Cruz - Hair and Makeup:

Open Air Photobooth – Wedding and Event Photo Booth Rentals

Instagram Profiles: Planner @alegriabydesign | Venue @belmondelencanto | Floral @louloudidesign | Photo @figgestudio | Video @memocofilms | Hair & Makeup @kingoftx

Cynthia and Trevor's Wedding at Maravilla Gardens

This past weekend, Open Air Photobooth had the pleasure of working at one of our favorite Wedding Venues in Southern California, Maravilla Gardens. Cynthia and Trevor’s wedding was Picture Perfect!

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The couple chose a wedding hashtag of #houseofdorne to identify their social media posts.

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There are many types of parties and fiestas to sort through, plan and ultimately attend. How do you decide which part you want to play along the way?

Are you the planner? How about the attendee? Maybe you are the “life of the party.” Whichever it may be, you are there. You are ready. You are looking for a good time.

With Open Air Photobooth, no matter which personality you are, which part you may play in the grand scheme of the event, we guarantee that you will have an outstanding time with our products. We create the lasting impressions that you are looking to hold onto. Our products bring people together to let loose and get out of their comfort zones without them even realizing that is what they are doing.

Isn’t that the ultimate goal?

The quality of photos, videos, animated GIFs that our booths create will be the hot topic at your event and will allow for your celebration to be the highlight of everyone’s day, week, month or even year.

Our state-of-the-art booths capture the essence of life and joy of each event with high-end technology, allowing you and your guests to share that special moment instantaneously to friends and family on each social media platform.

Throwing a corporate party and want to impress the “big boss?” We have the capabilities to brand your event with the company’s logo so each printed or shared picture markets your work, ultimately marketing the brand.

Yes, your boss will be impressed.

Parents, does your daughter want a sweet sixteen and keeps asking for the world, yet they don’t want you cramping their style? No problem.

We can help password protected online galleries of the digital prints as well as the printed pictures, so you can control the image sharing without her feeling like mom and dad are hovering over her shoulder.

Don’t worry. You’re not cramping her style; you’re the cool parent. Remember that.

No matter what type of event it is, it should be a time of celebration and liveliness. Let us make it the perfect party that is full of life, memories and happiness.

Open Air Photobooth is coming up to a decade from the inception of the company to today and is taking over the entertainment industry. Be sure to check out the various photobooth options for parties, events and much more on the Products section of our website.

Also, keep up-to-date on all things Open Air Photobooth by following us on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Event Planner Spotlight - Magnolia Event Design & Planning - Lindsey Hartsough

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Lindsey Hartsough, thank you for taking the time to shed some light on your business. Being a Open Air Photobooth event partner over the years as been wonderful and we’d like to learn a little bit more about you! Please tell us a little about how you started your business and your background leading up to “Opening your doors”.

I started my business simply because I wanted to do a bit of everything- design weddings, plan all the details and coordinate on the day of.  17 years ago there were really only designers or coordinators and while I shadowed some of the best in the business I was constantly told that I needed to pick one or the other and so I decided to create exactly what I dreamed of, which became Magnolia Event Design & Planning.  I always asked- "who would want to go home before the party begins?"  I wanted to be there to watch the reception room fill with guests, to hear the toasts and watch the special dances.  

With over 17 years of event planning and design experience, I (Certified Event Planner, Reverend & Certified Travel Agent with IATA) was named one of Santa Barbara County’s “Top 40 under 40 Business Leaders”. A Santa Barbara native, I founded Magnolia Event Design in 2006 and has since been sought after by many celebrities for event design and planning. With a strong global network of notable vendors in the field, including floral designers, private estates, chefs, sommeliers, photographers, lighting designers, hotels, resorts and rental companies, the Magnolia Event Design team is able to make your dreams come true no matter where you are in the world.

I am known for my unique, creative ideas and cutting-edge design technique. My avant-garde style, attention to detail, enthusiastic personality and take-charge demeanor help clients sit back and relax while I creates the event of their dreams. Through my imaginative, innovative and inspiring designs, I consistently exceed the expectations of my client no matter the size of the event. My vision and execution is not only creative, but also intimate, leaving an everlasting impression on those in attendance.

My passions outside to events are - traveling and exploring new countries and cultures, gardening and cooking.  I hope to someday add knitting... ;) 

Lindsey Hartsough Magnolia Event Design

Amazing! What type of events / clients do you typically work with?

I am primarily a wedding designer/planner, but I really love the chance to design any special event.  Our saying is - Celebrate the little things, so there really isn't an event that we don't design or plan, however we live in one of the top destinations in the world for weddings, so we tend to do a fair amount of those.  

Our typical clients are stylish, fun, happy go lucky, warm and creative individuals.  A lot are from the entertainment and fashion industry.  

How long have you known / worked with Nick Andrews and Open Air Photobooth?

We have known Nick and Open Air Photobooth since it's inception.  We have watched Open Air Photobooth expand and grow in leaps and bounds.  We find their quality and customer service to be exceptional, so they have remained our go to Photo Booth for all of our events.  

How have your experiences been with Open Air Photobooth?

I find that for myself being a creative it is nice to work with a company like Open Air Photobooth that really wants to make sure that the Photo Booth strip or image matches that of the event we are designing.  Nick is super helpful and accommodating when it comes to layouts, custom backdrops and even some of our less than traditional ideas for a photo booth.  

Is there anything you would like to see Nick / Open Air improve upon in 2019 and beyond?

New props that aren't hot dogs!  haha

Where can people learn more about your business / contact you for their future events? or by emailing us

Thanks Lindsey! We love working with you and Magnolia Event Design!


Have you ever questioned what exactly an Open Air Photobooth is?

If so, that is okay! We are here to explain it to you.

An Open Air Photobooth  is the industry leading, ultra-compact photo / video / animated gif/ flipbook photobooth that makes any event lasting and memorable. These units contain the highest in quality equipment such as, a studio strobe light, Canon DSLR camera, Windows 64-bit custom computer systems and touch screen monitors to capture and highlight the best parts of an event or party – which are you and your guests!

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Another great feature about this versatile unit is the on-the-spot printing capabilities from the quality-grade printers located on the bottom half of the Photo Booth. The printed images come from studio-caliber, dye-sublimation printers that receive the images directly after being taken from the DSLR imaging technologies and will be in your hand in just seconds.

Yes, that quickly!

In addition to the high-speed, high-resolution images, Open Air Photobooth can also capture HD Quality video. This feature can easily be accessed on the touch screen monitor and also comes with a hand-held microphone for your guests to feel like the greatest talk show hosts in the world. Video Clips can be well-wishes from a wedding or birthday party, product reviews at a launch event, or even contestant interviews for a TV gameshow (The Wheel of Fortune “Wheel Mobile” utilizes the Open Air Photobooth for this!) Open Air Photobooth upgrades are also available for you and your guests to create flipbooks and animated GIFs that can also be shared instantaneously to galleries, social media or personal devices.

Amazing, right?

To top it off, the Flagship two case portable photo booth and camera technology can also be equipped with green screen characteristics to add any backdrop that you can think of. This will allow your guests to be transported to another place, dimension or time imaginable, giving them another reason to rave about the event you have worked so hard to put together.

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The Open Air Photobooth can also be easily transported to your event, party or soiree, as they stand 6-feet tall and are only 50lbs. per top and bottom sections. While setting up, the units can incorporate a single-wall backdrop, as well as a bench option for guests to sit or stand during their entertaining photo creations.

Yes, it is that easy and that portable!

Open Air Photobooth is coming up to a decade from the inception of the company to today and is taking over the entertainment industry. Be sure to check out the various photobooth options for parties, events and much more on the Products section of our website.

Also, keep up-to-date on all things Open Air Photobooth by following us on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Alexy and Ed’s Wedding – La Cumbre Country Club – Magnolia Event Design

Thanks Lindsey for having Open Air Photobooth be a part of your dream team! Such a beautiful wedding!

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Wedding Planner – Magnolia Event Design

Beauty – Team Hair and Makeup

Florals – Rockrose Floral

Photography– Megan Sorel

Photobooth – Open Air Photobooth

Wedding Gown – Oscar de la Renta

Tux – The Black Tux

Venue – La Cumbre Country Club

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Event planning can be tough. You can feel overwhelmed by the smallest of details because that may be the piece of the pie that holds the entire soiree together. One thing that you do not want missing from your gathering is entertainment.

If you have an event coming up and you think you are missing that entertainment piece, don’t let your blood pressure rise. That’s where we come in.

Open Air Photobooth ensures that each event, gala, party or even picnic goes off without a hitch. The minor details run through our veins and are not forgotten.

We have worked with major corporations throughout the United States and beyond with all sorts of needs and entertainment desires. Some of these include internal and external corporate parties from family picnics, holiday get-togethers and celebrity meet-and-greets to name a few. Having mentioned the minor details, we can even bring in multiple Santa’s to make a Christmas party that much more magical.

But, shhh, don’t tell the kids! Your secret is safe with us.

To add to the entertainment value and as a perk for having our services at your event, your photos will also be printed in seconds. You can hold onto that picture with Santa or that once in a lifetime meet-and-greet with your favorite celebrity to show off to your friends right after the moment passes. We even have the option to share the picture right to social media from the booth #Winning!

You can also see your images following your event on our online photo gallery.

If you are still feeling anxious about the upcoming event and you do not know how many booths you need, no need to worry. We can bring as many as you need. We work with a variety of requests from length of the events, guest count, budgetary needs and much more. We also know that it can be daunting to rely on an outside vendor to come in and have to put their hands-on equipment that may not even look durable.

Have no fear.

“We are the manufacturer. Not only do we have an intimate understanding of the product, we invented it and no one has more of an understanding of how it works,” said Nick Andrews, CEO and Founder of Open Air Photobooth. “The other unique aspect of working directly with us for event services is the fact that because we are the manufacturer, we are not limited by the number of products we can bring to an event, nor does location matter. We are happy to travel worldwide.”

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Feel better?

Now, sit back and let us take your event’s entertainment to a whole new level. It’s time to make memories.

Open Air Photobooth is coming up to a decade from the inception of the company to today and is taking over the entertainment industry. Be sure to check out the various photobooth options for parties, events and much more on the Products section of our website.

Also, keep up-to-date on all things Open Air Photobooth by following us on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

An inside look at Open Air Photobooth with CEO and Founder Nick Andrews

What are your most cherished moments? How do you relive these and rediscover the sentiments that you felt during that exact period of time? Some might say chatting with those who you shared them with. Another might say sitting on a patio and daydreaming about the “good-ole-days.” A majority of folks, however, would say that a picture explores and says a thousand words.

That is our thought too.

How can we get to that point though while we are at an event or gathering? Is it by the cell phone picture that you capture and post to Instagram? Is it through a handheld DSLR camera? How about a combination of both?

Open Air Photobooth has carved the path to do this to make your memories and events the most memorable times without the stress of pulling out your own devices and snapping high-resolution quality pics.

To capture it in proper perspective, CEO and Founder of Open Air Entertainment, LLC Nick Andrews has given us insight on the start of the company and how it can relate to each event.

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Tell us a little about yourself your upbringing

“I am an only child. I grew up in Bakersfield, CA and my dad’s background is an agriculture. Extremely mechanically inclined. He could fix anything. Build anything and that’s where I learned all of the skills and knowledge working with tools, so on and so forth. It was definitely from my dad.

My mom, on the other hand, had a love for photography. So, it’s kind of funny that I have combined both of their strengths. She essentially always had a camera in her hand throughout life and obviously film. Extremely outgoing, personable, life of the party, and extremely genuine in her desire to bring joy to others.

Being an only child, I was, and still am, very close with my parents. So, we have a good relationship and I think pulling from each of them, from one way or another, led me to what I’m doing now.”

Did you get a degree in photography or agriculture to follow in your parents’ footsteps?

“As far as my education, I went to UCLA for undergrad and grad school. Undergrad I studied Civil Engineering. I did remain at UCLA for my Masters in GeoTechnical Engineering, which is foundation or earthquake engineering. So, in California obviously it was very applicable.

It was at UCLA and really my senior year of high school, where my love of music and love of events grew into a mobile DJ business. Essentially, by the time I got to UCLA my freshman year, it was then that I bought my first professional sound system to be used at events. We did campus life parties in the dorms for students and throughout college progressed to doing a vast majority of the fraternity and sorority parties at UCLA.

I attended UCLA undergrad from ’98 to ’02 and then I was there and finished up in June of ’03 for my Masters.

In college, focusing on DJing as my job was great. I was at the parties. I was in control and obviously had a lot of fun and I’d wake up with a check. So, you know it was great getting paid to do that and to experience that.”

Sounds like a blast. After you graduated, how did this carry over to Open Air Photobooth today?

“After college, I traveled a little bit and decided Santa Barbra was the place for me. I reached out to a couple of engineering companies and had my first job in a GeoTechnical engineering firm. I actually at this time decided that with my music and love of events, honed my skills and became a wedding DJ and also provide live entertainment for wedding, and corporate events, as well, but mostly weddings. Continued down the path of living in Santa Barbra, engineering by day and DJing by nights and weekends. Predominately stayed a single-op DJ because a lot of people wanted me specifically (Nick said with a sense of humility and gratitude). When it comes to DJing, a lot of it is personality, professionalism, dependability, etc.

It was in 2007-2008 where I worked at a couple of venues specifically in the LA and Malibu area where I’d see mall-style photobooths being rolled into the venues. These massive boxes, three or four guys moving it out of a box truck or trailer, and I wanted to learn about what they were doing. I talked to the guys and learned they were renting them out for at least $1,500 a night, so in my mind I could essentially double my income by the same number of gigs. The things I didn’t like about it was very big, very heavy. The image quality wasn’t that great and for a lot of venues I knew it wouldn’t work.

I researched online and there wasn’t really anything out there, so I put my engineering cap on, came up with the design and went to my dad and said, “okay, we’ve got something to build.” This was about mid-2008 and at that time, the Open Air Photobooth was born. Toward the end of 2008, I was taking it to events and people were blown away by it. The image quality, the versatility and the portability.

It’s funny because even the flagship Open Air Photobooth that you’ll see on our website is actually smaller than the original set of cases that my dad and I built.”

Open Air Photobooth is coming up to a decade from the inception of the company to today and is taking over the entertainment industry. Be sure to check out the various photobooth options for parties, events and much more on the Products section of our website.

Also, keep up-to-date on all things Open Air Photobooth by following us on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.



Roblar Winery – 2018 Summer Soiree – Santa Ynez Valley

At any event involving alcohol, our owner, Nick Andrews, always suggests taking a "baseline" photo booth session and one session after each cocktail… in order to count the number of beverages consumed and to also capture the “fun” progression throughout the event… all while staying safe of course!

The 2018 Roblar Winery Summer Soiree was the perfect event to utilize Nick’s approach described above. Guests were treated to countless red and white options, live music, and a beautifully prepared meal. Open Air Photobooth provided our rustic photo booth setup with wood slat wall background and stained wood portable photo booth.

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Roblar Winery wanted to integrate photo marketing and gain social media exposure through the use of the Open Air Photobooth, so we not only printed branded photos but also allowed guests to share their experience and images via social media. Email addresses were also collected for future marketing.

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The Open Air Photobooth is perfect for the wine and beer industry. Any tasting room can easily integrate our products to add to the experience their guests have while consuming their beverages. Please feel free to contact us for sales and rental needs!

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Maria Menounos 40th Birthday Celebration – Open Air Photobooth

Thanks to for posting countless images from the party last weekend, we can share that Open Air Photobooth was there to capture entry-way photos of guests which included; the birthday girl - Maria Menounos, Jennifer Flaven, Giada De Laurentiis, and Julianne Hough.

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Patron Tequila was the alcohol sponsor and the servers, wearing all white, kept the glasses full!

To match the white and green vibe created with the Patron branding / lighting / décor, we integrated our white acrylic Open Air Photobooth which can glow in a myriad of colors. Green was the choice and it can be seen in the background of the photo below!

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Green Screen Animated GIFs – A Wild and Crazy 70s 70th Birthday – Braemar Country Club

Open Air Photobooth was honored when one of our photo booth owners from out-of-state called upon us to provide photo booth services in Tarzana, Ca, at the Braemar Country Club.

Paul’s 70th Birthday was the Bar Mitzvah he never had… Paul’s daughter is a production company owner who had no problem making calls and pulling out all of the stops for her dad! Video projection, professional dancers, entertainers, artists, DJ … the list goes on and on …. Literally the teenagers at a mitzvah in the adjacent room couldn’t resist poking their heads in to see all of the excitement!

For the photo op, this client wanted something special! For the 70s 70th theme, we suggested era-specific digital backgrounds integrated into photo prints and animated GIFs via green screen! The result was perfect! Guests walked away with prints and animated GIFs and digital still have been uploaded for friends and family to view, download, and even order additional reprints via the Open Air Photobooth online gallery.

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We’re excited for your 80s 80th Paul!

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Graduation Party Add On – Open Air Photobooth

As spring turns into summer each year, students of all ages graduate school. Pre-school, elementary school, high school, college, grad school …. At every level there is often a graduation party or celebration. Adding an Open Air Photobooth to these get togethers is the perfect way to capture memories and provide guests with professional high-quality photographs to take home as a gift or souvenir. Graduation props, graduation backdrops, etc can be added for that special flair!

This year, Kenny “The Jet” Smith and wife, Gwendolyn, hired Open Air Photobooth for their daughter’s graduation from LMU!

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The afternoon was filled with sun, fun, and exciting photo booth sessions! Thank guys!

Passport Photo Station – Open Air Photobooth

Many people search for “passport photos near me” or “passport photos online”. You might think that you need to go to Walgreens, CVs, Costco, or your local camera store… but if you own an Open Air Photo Booth, you in fact have a professional passport photo studio right at home / office!

For many of our events, we utilize a flat white seamless vinyl backdrop for a clean, professional, studio look and this photo backdrop is perfect for passport or ID photos!

You simply set the photo booth software to dual photostrips of 3 images without any header or footer graphics and Walaaa… perfectly sized 2” by 2” prints.  You just have to make sure your head is the correct size in the print!

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LogMeIn Corporate Event – Santa Barbara Maritime Museum – Alegria By Design

Last Thursday, Open Air Photobooth, had the pleasure of working with our friends Armando Martinez and Shauna Timmons of Alegria By Design, event planners based in Santa Barbara, California.

Alegria by Design (ABD) is a Santa Barbara based event production company, servicing clients from Monterey to Los Angeles counties. Since 2001, they have been producing extraordinary events, specializing in full service weddings and the production of high-end corporate, social and non-profit events. From planning corporate parties at beautiful local hotels, to an elegant wine country wedding Alegria By Design embraces Santa Barbara’s uniqueness…a fresh, playful, and sometimes irreverent attitude towards the norm. For more information on ABD, please visit:

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The setting for this extravagant corporate event was the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum located in the Santa Barbara harbor. Open Air Photobooth utilized a submarine 3D set as the backdrop for Flip Books. LogMeIn guests were able to walk away with tangible flip books and shared animated GIFs of their experience via social media!

The Flip book add-on for the Open Air Photobooth truly makes our portable event style photo booth one-of-a-kind!

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Tami and Roy’s Wedding – Malibou Lake – Magnolia Event Design

Thanks Lindsey for having Open Air Photobooth be a part of your dream team! Such a beautiful wedding!

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Wedding Planner – Magnolia Event Design

 Beauty – Cheek to Cheek Artistry

Cake and Dessert – Frost It Cupakery

Childcare – Mummy’s Day Off

Entertainment – Elite Disc Jockeys

Entertainment – Ybarra Music

Florals – Rockrose Floral

Photo/Videography – Wild Whim Design + Photography

Photobooth – Open Air Photobooth

Rental & Décor – Signature Rentals

Rental & Décor – Classic Party Rentals

Stationery – Oak and Orchid

Venue – The Lodge at Malibou Lake

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Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Belvedere Vodka Brand Activation - Photo Marketing

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) non-profit arts and educational organization. Over the past 32 years, SBIFF has become one of the leading film festivals in the United States – attracting 90,000 attendees and offering 11 days of 200+ films, tributes and panels, fulfilling their mission to engage, enrich, and inspire people through the power of film. SBIFF celebrates the art of cinema and provides impactful educational experiences for our local, national and global communities.

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SBIFF continues its commitment to education and the community throughout many free educational programs and events. In June 2016, SBIFF entered a new era with the acquisition of the historic and beloved Riviera Theatre. After a $5 million-dollar capital campaign and renovation, the theatre is now SBIFF’s new state-of-the-art, year-round home, showing new international and independent films every day.

For the 2018 SBIFF, Belvedere Vodka provided VIP sponsorship for the film festival and utilized the Open Air Photobooth to aid in its social media exposure.  Email distribution of digital images and animated GIFs allowed guests to instantly share their film festival experience. Festival goers were also presented with high quality instant prints from the Open Air Photobooth. The backdrop utilized was a custom printed step and repeat branded backdrop for maximum brand exposure.

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Thank you for having us SBIFF and Belvedere Vodka!


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