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So, Matt, tell us about yourself.
Where to start…. I am a 24-year-old entrepreneur and recent college graduate that got tired of following the same boring routine for my life that many (unfortunately) suffer through. I love Jesus, love having fun, being goofy, and living life to its fullest. Some of my hobbies and interests include running a business, working out, photo editing and design, extreme sports (snowboarding, flyboarding, rock climbing), cooking, and inventing new creative photo booth solutions (seriously….I love my job/life/hobby). I’m also an avid YouTube learner and am under the philosophy that if it exists on YouTube, I can learn how to do it.
Awesome, what about your business, Flashbulb Memories Photo Booth?
Well, I got the idea after attending a holiday party where there was a photo booth present. After using it all night and watching everyone else (including myself) have so much fun, I knew I had to start this business. I also saw an opportunity to focus on quality above everything else, which no other company was really doing. One of my hobbies has always been photography, and I’ve been passionate about business since I was around 12 years old. The culmination of this love and photography/design experience is wrapped up in Flashbulb Memories Photo Booth, which has been servicing Southern Arizona and creating smiles for just about 2.5 years now.
What has been the hardest part about running your business?
Honestly, having to turn down all the requests we get for events simply due to being out of budget. There have been many people who have reached out to us since we started, and we would have loved to help every single one of them create an unforgettable experience, but unfortunately when you’re running a business, cost must be considered. While I would love to give away our photo booth services for free just to see people happy and having an amazing time, we simply wouldn’t be able to keep our business open. A lot of what goes on behind the scenes to create an exceptional photo booth experience ends up costing a lot of money, but we do everything we can to make our rates as reasonable as possible.
What about the most rewarding thing?
Hearing the mother of the bride (who booked us) say that we were by far the easiest and best vendor to work with! That’s right, our photo booth company won the heart of this mother over the DJ, Photographer, Catering company and all! She proceeded to write a review before we even showed up talking about how amazing her experience was with us. Of course, she wrote another one after the wedding to rave about what a great job we did 😉
That does sound pretty rewarding! As you are probably aware, there are a lot of photo booth companies nowadays and it seems to be pretty competitive. So, what is it that makes your photo booth company unique?
You are absolutely right, there seems to be another “photo booth” company that pops up every month, (along with another that disappears). Like I mentioned earlier, I wanted to set this company apart by focusing on quality and service above all else. To start, the equipment we use is professional studio-quality equipment. We didn’t build our photo booth in our garage with scrap material, instead, we assembled it using a beautiful powder coated frame design, and jam-packed it with the best equipment money could buy.
Aside from the quality of our setup and equipment, we ensure our clients have the most seamless, exceptional experience they’ve ever had. Notice I didn’t say “photo booth” experience. We believe we can be more than just a “photo booth company” by standing out in our client’s eyes and giving them an experience that sticks with them for life, just as we did for the mother of the bride mentioned above.
Oh, and did I mention we’re super convenient and reliable!? We make the contact and booking experience incredibly easy, giving clients one less thing to stress about.
Thanks for that Matt, it does seem like you’ve got a pretty great company. I do have one more question for you though. What advice would you give to brides, event planners, clients, (etc.) who are considering booking a photo booth?
I would say that not all photo booths (or photo booth companies) are created equal. There was a huge investment of time and money that I put into my company (and continue to do so) in order to make it the best. Everyone should also consider not just what they are getting with the company, but who they are getting. Does the person/company have a high reputation, can you see samples of their work online so there are no surprises, will they even show up to your event (surprisingly this is a common problem here)?
When people book with us, we don’t want them to just have an awesome photo booth, but we want them to have an exceptional experience that leaves them speechless. We are also in the relationship game, a client to us is not just a number, we genuinely care about our clients and want the best for them, even if that means recommending how to build a photo booth on a budget when they can’t afford our services (which we’ve happily done).
What do you get when you mix Cinco de Mayo, Derby Race weekend, and a casino theme? The Lucky Derby party! All the ladies and chaps were dressed to the nines on this windy and hot Cinco de Mayo (seriously Tucson, it’s only May and its already over 100)…but we digress. The Lucky Derby Party hosted a plethora of entertainment options from slots and tables to delicious desserts in order to raise funds for GAP Ministries.
Guests upstairs were entertained by watching photo booth pictures of the guests downstairs on the big screen projector, while guests downstairs had a blast posing and dancing in the booth.
Overall, it was an awesome event and we’d like to give a huge shout out to the host James from Peoples Mortgage Company who helped put it all together to make a killer event with a great cause.
Check out a few pictures from the event below, and make sure to check them all out in our event gallery
This past Saturday we were able to provide a photo booth for our new favorite organization, Tucson Young Professional’s, during their Ignite520 party for adults. The weekend started out with an epic scavenger hunt that had young professionals running all over downtown Tucson in search of their Instagram-worthy items. Then, on Saturday there was an entire day jam-packed with sessions on professional development, with opportunities to learn from Tucson leaders.
Last, but certainly not least, was the party for adults held at the Tucson Children’s Museum! Three Wells Distilling Company was there doing some tastings of their local products (desert rain anyone?), El Charro was catering the food (which was delish), and of course, we were there with our photo booth, putting smiles on everyone’s face. Thanks to all the staff at the Children’s Museum, TYP, and everyone else involved for making this an epic night to be part of.
We highly recommend you check out their site to learn more and get involved next year, as it’s a great time that shouldn’t be missed!
Check out a few of our favorite pictures below, and make sure to check them all out in our event gallery.
So that all you photo booth lovers in Tucson, Arizona may live vicariously through us. Here’s what happened last!
Our Sunday Fun Day consisted of hauling loads of equipment across town to provide the most awesome wedding photo booth experience to wedding planners and brides during the Tucson Bridal Expo at the Hilton El Conquistador Resort. After setting up and making things look picture perfect, we were ready for the rush of brides and eager moms looking to prepare for their big day. And a rush it was!
Maybe it was the Lindt Lindor chocolate truffles we were giving out, but our photo booth had a line all day and people couldn’t get enough of our Boomerang GIF! Not to mention we gave away some wicked prizes, like the week at the movies basket with champagne, chocolate, and other goodies.
Overall, it was a ton of fun and we look forward to continuing the fun at our brides’ upcoming weddings!
Check out some pictures from the event including a few of our favorite pictures below, and make sure to check them all out in our gallery on our homepage.
Attention brides-to-be, wedding planners, event venues, and party-goers, Flashbulb Memories Photo Booth will be at the Tucson Bridal Expo on Sunday, January 15th from 10:30AM - 3:30PM in booth 49 located in the Turquoise Ballroom. We will have our photo booth set up taking free pictures with prints, answering questions, doing giveaways, and having a good time with all of you.
If you’re getting married, like chocolate, like to have fun, like to be silly, and like to win free things, then this is a day you won’t want to miss. We will be offering wedding photo booth specials only to those who show up in person at our booth, along with several drawings for some awesome prizes!
This is your chance to check us out in person and make some new memories and friends before your big day. Be sure to share this with friends, family, or anyone you know who is getting married soon so that they don't miss out!
Photo Booths have become quite the hot commodity to have in Tucson, Arizona at weddings, school reunions, quincaneras, charities, expos, bar and bat mitzvahs, and corporate events; and for a good reason! With the satisfaction of instant prints, and memories that should last you a lifetime, it is a sure-fire way to have a blast, and give your guests something to remember. The problem, is with so many “photo booths” popping up all of Tucson, it can be a daunting task to pick the right photo booth vendor for your special event. Or, you may simply be uninformed and choose the lowest price by mistake, thinking all booths are created equal.
The good news is Flashbulb Memories Photo Booth has you covered! Here’s our Top Tips for choosing the right photo booth company for your next event.
1. Do your research thoroughly
When first considering renting a photo booth, the first question that comes to your mind is likely “How much does it cost?” While this is a valid question, it should not be the one you consider first. You should know about the company you are dealing with. Perhaps they are a photography company but do a photo booth on the side, maybe they are just a person with a tripod, camera, and a printer that they call a booth. It could be that they are an actual photo booth company, but they don’t deal well with children at parties, have been known to show up late, or are not flexible enough to work with your other vendors and schedule. Another thing most people don't consider is whether they are insured. Many venues require all vendors to be insured up to at least $1 million, although many of these companies are not.
At Flashbulb Memories Photo Booth, we seek to build a lasting reputation with everyone. We also put our due diligence into building the booth, and sourcing the right equipment that would produce quality pictures and prints (keep reading for more) that’s sure to leave everyone impressed. The people who work with our company are dedicated to customer service above everything else and genuinely love to make people happy. Oh, and we're fully insured ;)
2. Not all booths are created equal
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