That’s a Wrap! The Stages of Open Air Photobooth - Last Man Standing Wrap Party

When the final scene of your favorite TV show is finished filming, the wrap party begins!

            Wrap parties are celebrations of a show's filming. Although the show is not in its final form (a job for the show's post-production team) the cast and crew celebrate a job well done and Open Air Photobooth is there to capture the joy.

             This Wednesday, the popular ABC sitcom Last Man Standing hosted its own wrap party in celebration of its 5th season. The show follows character Mike Baxter, played by Tim Allen (Home Improvement, The Santa Clause), a senior executive at a sporting goods store and father. In taking care of his wife and three daughters, Mike works through the universal dramas family life can present.


Actors Molly Ephraim and Kaitlyn Dever play Tim Allen's character's daughters in Last Man Standing.

Similar to the creation of TV shows such as Last Man Standing, Open Air photo booth reflected on its own stages of production: set-up, facilitation and follow-up.

            Set-Up: Whether your event is in Los Angeles, New York or London, Open Air Photobooth's set-up is second-to-none in efficiency and convenience to both our hosts and operators. With its superior portability and efficient design, our booths have lightning quick set-up time (under a minute!) and will fit aesthetically into any space (custom booth designs make Open Air rigs the perfect pairing for any theme). As our name suggests, the openness of our set-ups allow for a lot of customization for the final product. We offer drapery, step-and-repeats and other forms of custom backdrops to fit our clients' needs. For Last Man Standing's wrap party, Open Air used the natural décor of the venue as a backdrop and it made for a great background for the photos.

            Facilitation: The high-quality DSLR cameras and robust lighting in our booths ensure that your guests look as good as they feel. One guest, two guests, fifteen guests. The Open Air Photobooth is able to accommodate crowds of friends and family who wish to capture the happiness of the moment. With one-touch reprints, everyone can get their copy. Also, with included Open Air software support, the branding of your event will exist on each and every print, ensuring that guests will both remember the moment and the context in which it was expereienced. Photostrips, Collage Guestbooks, Greenscreen, Flipbooks, Video Testimonials, the medium in which guests interact with each other and our booths is filled with possibilities, and one truth will remain: Guests will be delighted.

            Follow-Up: Didn't receive a copy of that amazing group photo? Open Air Photobooth hosts images via online galleries, public or private, allowing easy access for you and your guests. When events end, we remain available to ensure that all needs have been met. Superior customer service is synonymous with the name Open Air Photobooths.

            When the euphoria of an event comes to a close, when guests are charmed with their photo booth experience, we have our own wrap up party: A smile, a feeling of success, then off again to deliver the highest-quality photo booth the world can offer.

Event Producer: Sterling Social | Los Angeles

Event Location: Aventine | Hollywood

The Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation- Why Not? Bowl - National Photo Booth Rentals

Russell Westbrook has made a name for himself in the NBA by leading his basketball team to winning the gold medal in both the FIBA World Championship in 2010 and the Olympics in 2012. Currently point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball Team, Russell was always taught growing up to ask ‘why not?’ and always believe in himself. In 2012, he founded the Why Not? Foundation, dedicated to supporting community based education and family service programs while encouraging youth to believe in themselves. The mission of the Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation is to inspire the lives of children, empower them to ask “Why Not?” and teach them to never give up.

The Why Not? Bowl event was held in Oklahoma where adults and children were inspired by bowling and hanging out with Russell Westbrook and other Thunder players. Open Air Photobooth captured these precious moments, giving guests and players the chance to interact and have some fun. Charity events, celebrity meet and greets, and non-profit fundraisers are all perfect events for an Open Air Photobooth.

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Batman Vs Superman Movie Showing- Presented by Turkish Airlines in Hollywood, California

Batman Versus Superman opened with the seventh largest grossing debut. Although it wasn’t released in the U.S. until March 25th, Turkish Airlines gave a lucky few the chance to see it 3 days early at a showing in Hollywood, California.

Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 is featured in Batman versus Superman, which marks their first major product placement in a motion picture. Also, featured in several 2016 Super bowl advertisements, Turkish Airlines is branching out in the advertising techniques.

Turkish Airlines sponsored the premier in New York City, and the special showing in Hollywood, California. Open Air Photobooth provided booth rental services to allow guests to get in on the action. A custom 3D backdrop was created to allow guests to step into the action between Batman and Superman and pose for a timeless keepsake. Images were also shared via social media and emailed to those who attended this red carpet Hollywood event.

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Brand Activation - Nekter Juice Bar- Grand Opening in Orange, California

Nekter Juice Bar is a Southern California provider for natural juices. Each juice is jam packed with up to 3 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables. Nekter juices are a great source of vitamins, nutrients, minerals and living enzymes that promote a healthy lifestyle. Some of the benefits of a daily dose of Nekter juice include improved digestion, boosted immunity, increased energy and radiant glowing skin, hair and nails. Nekter offers individual juices as well as two different customizable juice-cleanse packs with add-on options for weight loss and protein added nutrients.

To make this juice more accessible, Nekter has been branching out and opening several new locations. The grand opening for the Nekter Juice Bar location in Orange, California offered $1 juice and smoothies. Open Air Photobooth provided photo booth rental services at this event to allow guests to share their favorite flavors, and add excitement while creating lasting printed and digital memories for guests to take home.  The Open Air Photo Booth is a perfect add on for any corporate event, launch party, red carpet event, or grand opening!

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Young and Brave Foundation Fundraiser at Alice and Olivia in Hollywood, California

As featured in the “About Us” section of their website, “The Young and Brave began from Love. In 2010, founders Nathaniel Curran and Matt Coulter were hit with a devastating blow, when a loved one was diagnosed with the unthinkable: cancer. It was a complete shock to all, and no one knew quite where to turn. Not ones to sit on the sidelines, Nathaniel and Matt jumped into action; helping raise money to cover medical expenses, creating community awareness and offering support to their friend in need. It was the fight for life that occurred after the diagnosis that truly opened their eyes to the harsh realities of cancer. From this experience, Nathaniel and Matt’s passion for helping others was born. In March 2011 The Young and Brave Foundation received nonprofit status with the vision of helping young adults, children and families with little ones diagnosed with all forms of cancer… ‘Always LOVE’ has become their battle cry because with LOVE, absolutely anything is possible.”

The Young and Brave Foundation hold lots of fundraising benefits every year. At this particular private event, Young and Brave partnered with clothing designer Stacey Bendet to hold a sale of her Alice and Olivia Spring 2016 collection. 20% of the proceeds from this event went to The Young and Brave Foundation. Open Air Photobooth allowed guests the chance to have some fun while showing their support, by offering photo booth rental services in Hollywood. TV personalities Renee Bargh and Charissa Thompson posed with friends in the highlighted image. Thank you girls for stopping by and supporting such a terrific organization!

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Winter Wine Classic Festival in Santa Barbara, California

The Winter Wine Classic is one of the largest gatherings of the California’s ultra–elite winemaking masters. Being the capitol of Southern California’s wine country and one of the most beautiful destinations along the California coast, Santa Barbara was a prime location for this event. This year hundreds of guests gathered at the Fess Parker Resort for the 5th annual Winter Wine Classic. Over 30 different wineries featured their unique blends of wine at this event. Food vendors also provided tasty bites for guests to pair with their fine wine. To add to the fun, Open Air Photobooth gave guests the chance to let loose and create lasting memories in the form of keep-sake printed photos.

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Beauty Coach Tour with Nine Zero One Salon in Los Angeles California

The Beauty Coach Tour is a traveling event that provides guests with the opportunity to learn about the latest beauty trends and techniques. During this event Nikki Lee and Riawna Capri, creators of Beauty Coach, and co-founders of Nine Zero One Salon, hold workshops where different hair coloring and cutting techniques are taught and demonstrated on live models. After the workshops guests are given the chance to network, while enjoying a glass of champagne. Open Air Photobooth provided their photo booth rental services to capture the beauty and give guests a fun way to network and interact. Images were also shared via social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, andInstagram from an integrated iPad. A custom printed step-and-repeat backdrop was created for this special event and provided the perfect look for these high end professional photographs.

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Ashley and Jerell’s Wedding – Wedding Wish - Santa Barbara

Wedding Wish is an organization dedicated to creating dream weddings for couples who are married but never had the chance to have a wedding ceremony.

Ashley and Jerell Cryer were nominated for Wedding Wish by Ashley’s 13 year old daughter, Anna Lisa. In her application Anna Lisa tells how deserving she believes her Mom and Step Dad are. Here is Anna Lisa’s kind words, “A few years ago my mom was working and ran into Jerell then realized they went to the same high school. They obviously hit it off and maybe 8-12 months later they got married. They just went to the court house and didn’t get to have their dream wedding mostly because of money. When Jerell married my mom she already had me and my two younger brothers. Since my father hasn’t been present… Jerell has really tried to be the best father he could… They have been talking about having a wedding for some time now but something always comes up, like just recently they bought their first house and when they first bought it, it was a complete wreck so Jerell worker harder than I have seen anyone work to fix up our beautiful house… I think they are the most deserving people for this wedding and I’ve been waiting for something like this to happen… Jerell has really stepped up and became the best father anyone could wish for and my mom, well she’s always been super mom.”

Wedding Wish responded by giving Ashley and Jerell the wedding of their dreams. They organized everything one would need for a beautiful wedding including a way to create lasting memories. Open Air Photobooth provided photo booth rental services in Santa Barbara to capture those beautiful memories for the Cryer family.

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Raya’s Bat Mitzvah - Unici Casa - Los Angeles Photo Booth Rental

In Hebrew, “bat” means daughter and mitzvah means commandment or law. Bat Mitzvah translates to daughter of commandment. According to Jewish law, once a girl reaches 12 years old (13 for a boy) she is accountable for her actions and take over personal responsibilities that were previously held by their parents. Bat Mitzvahs mark a huge milestone in every Jewish child’s life as the moment they ‘become a woman’.

Raya’s Mitzvah marked a huge milestone in her life, and a big celebration was held in her honor. Open Air Photobooth provided photo booth services in Los Angeles to commemorate this special time for Raya’s family. Guests had the chance to pose with friends and colorful props and take home memories in the form of phot strips and digital images.  The event was held at Unici Casa in Los Angeles. This venue features beautiful artistic décor and has three areas that can be used individually or as one large space.

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Innkeeping Conference and Tradeshow in Austin, Texas - Open Air Photo Booth

The Innkeeping Conference and Tradeshow in Austin Texas is the largest conference in the Bed and Breakfast industry. With over 40 live sessions by industry professionals, guests learned new trends and practices. Both novice and master innkeepers had the chance to network and work face-to-face with industry professionals. Open Air Photobooth provided photo booth rental services to provide guests with lasting keep sake memories. The Open Air team also educated Inn Keepers on the benefits of owning an Open Air Photobooth. With the added profit center and marketing power of the printed images, the Open Air Photo Booth is a natural fit for any inn or bed-and-breakfast property.

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Rose Bowl Fan Fest Wescom Credit Union in Pasadena, California - Brand Activation

The Rose Bowl is an annual college football game held at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena California. It has been a New Year’s Day American tradition since 1916 and holds the record for the highest attendance of any other college football game. This year, Wescom Credit Union sponsored the Rose Bowl Fan Fest. This pre-game celebration had fans amped up and excited for the big game. The Open Air Photobooth experience guests an outlet to show off their spirit and provided lasting memories in the form of take home branded Wescom photographs. With the options to choose different digital backgrounds, Chroma-key shooting, or Green Screen, was used to virtually “place” fans in front of different digital backgrounds.

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Birnam Wood Brunch with Santa in Montecito - Photos with Santa

Birnam Wood Golf Club in Montecito California hosted a Christmas brunch with Santa. At this event families enjoyed a tasty brunch before getting the chance to take a photo with Santa Claus. Open Air Photobooth provided their event photography services to capture these precious family moments, and send guests home with both physical and digital holiday photo keep-sakes.

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Goleta’s Finest Community Award Ceremony at Bacara in Goleta

Goleta’s Finest 2015 Community Award Ceremony was held at the Bacara Resort and Spa in Goleta, California. This event was created to celebrate those who have gone above and beyond to contribute to Santa Barbara’s local community. A few of this year’s awards were woman of the year- Kathleen Cochran, and man of the year- Angel Martinez. Other honors are awarded annually for volunteer, educator, student and entrepreneur of the year. Open Air Photobooth provided a Santa Barbara photo booth rental at this event, giving guests the opportunity to connect with others and share their love for the community.

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Brand Activation for Toppik Event at Blushington in Beverly Hills

Blushington Salon in Beverly Hills is an affordable luxury hair and makeup salon that offers a variety of services including makeup, hairstyling and brow shaping/tinting. For this event Blushington teamed up with Toppik to provide guests beauty information and inspiration. Toppik offers a full line of hair care products designed to improve hair-fiber quality. They also offer products to enhance the beauty of brows and lashes. During this event guests were educated on many different sides of the beauty industry, from Blushington makeup techniques to hair care from Toppik. Open Air Photobooth provided the photo booth rental service in Beverly Hils to capture memories of this pampered event.

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Event Photography for O’Gara Coach Bentley Bentayga Reveal in Hollywood California

Bentley is one of the top providers of luxury cars. This year Bentley released the brand new Bentley Bentayga, an off road SUV that seats up to seven people and reaches up to 187 miles per hour. At the O’Gara Coach Reveal Party guests had the opportunity to view this luxury automobile for themselves. Open Air Photobooth captured the excitement by sending guests home with a keep-sake photo. A Large LED TV displayed the images on a slideshow while guests waiting for their photo booth experience.

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Babbo n’ Bibby – 1940’s Themed Birthday Party in Montecito - Photo Booth Rental

As featured in Montecito Journal, “Don Bellisario, the creator/ co-creator of such TV hits as Magnum P.I., JAG, Quantum Leap, and NCIS, celebrated his 80th birthday at his newly built Montecito estate.” This 1940’s-themed bash hosted 175 guests and featured World War II armored cars from Santa Barbaran Rob Gordon’s extensive collection. The Invitations, in keeping with the theme, were sent by telegram and the boffo bash started with a USO garden party on the magnificent home’s upper terrace with a selection of luxury artisan cocktails from the Grand Bevy, including pink gin fizz, and aviation and champagne cocktails.
The guests, many dressed in military uniforms of the era, including a few Rosie the Riveters and one Joe DiMaggio, and then adjourned to the Supper Club set on the lower tier featuring a 17-piece orchestra and Andrews Sisters and Frank Sinatra look-alikes who got guests “in the mood.”
Open Air Photobooth provided the Santa Barbara photo booth rental service at this event to capture the historic mood.

Branded Photos for the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony Reception in Los Angeles

Since 1968 the Special Olympics has been dedicated to helping people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths. This organization is also the leading voice in raising awareness about the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities. Thousands gathered at the Special Olympics World Games 2015 in Los Angeles California to compete and support the cause. During the opening ceremony reception Open Air Photobooth provided their photo booth rental services to give guests a unique way to remember their experience. Custom printed backdrops of the Los Angeles Coliseum added that extra special touch to the photo experience.

Dream Foundation Summer Dream Event in Santa Barbara – Flip Book Animated GIFs

Dreams came true this June at the Dream Foundation Summer Dream Swimwear Runway Show event. The Dream Foundation was founded on the idea of honoring the final dreams of adults. Although there are organizations dedicated to making the final dreams of children’s come true sure as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, founder Thomas Rollerson has been dedicated to making adult dreams come true since 1993.

The Summer Dream Event took place in The Funk Zone area, in downtown Santa Barbara, California. The foundation partnered with Danielle Rocha, of Rocha Swim to host a swimwear runway show to raise money for Dream Foundation. The event also included live music by Danny Winter and DJ Idex, and food was provided by the Mobile Carl’s Jr. Star Diner. Open Air Photobooth provided photo booth rental services to capture memories from this fashion dream benefit in the form of flip books. Guests were able to dance and show off their fashion for approximately 10 seconds and within a minute they were presented with a tangible flip book! The video clips or animated GIFs were shared via social media to keep the excitement going well past the event! 

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Family Portraits - Mattei’s Tavern Mother’s Day Picnic in Los Olivos, California

A special Mother’s Day event was held at Mattei’s Tavern in Los Olivos. Mattei’s tavern is a historical gem of the Santa Ynez Valley. Built in 1886, this location was originally founded as a stage coach stop, known as the Central Hotel. Since then it has thrived in many different names, including The Hotel Los Olivos in 1890 and the Chart House in the 1970’s. Today Mattei’s Tavern has been restored and is well known for their Santa Barbara inspired fine cuisine, and quaint beautiful event venue space. This Mother’s day families enjoyed spending quality time with a lovely picnic in this beautiful historic location. Open Air photo booth provided photo booth rental services in Santa Ynez to create lasting memories for families to take home and cherish forever. 

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Branded Photos for the Mac and Cheese Festival in Bakersfield, California

The Mac and Cheese Festival visited Bakersfield California for a day of food and friends. This traveling festival offers great food, drinks, live music and lots of entertainment. Restaurant venders set up booths for guests to enjoy a unique selection of food, including lobster, bacon wrapped, and gourmet macaroni and cheeses. Alcohol vendors offer a wide variety of specialty craft beers, wine and spirits. Adding to the entertainment, Open Air Photo booth rental s offered guests the opportunity to make memories with mobile photo booth services. In the booth guests posed with lots of theme-specific oversized props, including a knife, spoon, and foam cheese block.

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