If you attended or read about Greta’s Junkyard Turns 5, you’ll know that one of the things I prioritized and booked was a hashtag printing photo booth. The main reason was because I wanted all the guests to go home, not just with gift bags from the generous brands that sponsored, but also with memories of the event. And what better way to do that than capture the moment on social media, and instantly print those moments through a hashtag printing photo booth?
For those who aren’t familiar, this type of photo booth basically captures all photos posted on Instagram or Twitter using a specific hashtag. The photos are printed in seconds, and you have the option of automatically printing everything under the hashtag or manually choosing which photos you want printed!
All this is made possible with Facenook Digital, one of the leading providers of photography services for corporate events, weddings, birthdays, christenings, and more. They offer Boomerangs (which record 2-second videos and convert them into a loop), Animated GIFs (which capture four photos and convert them into a GIF), Concert Booths (which create fun lip sync videos that you can easily share on social media), Cinema Booths (like my video with Booboo below!), and Social Printing (which was the service that I got).
During the event, I encouraged everyone to post photos on their Instagram feeds and made sure their accounts were set to public, while using the hashtag #GretasJunkyardTurns5. Facenook Digital instantly printed the photos that guests manually picked out in a custom template especially designed for the blog’s anniversary. The Facenook Digital team weren’t just polite and professional—they were more than happy to take photos of guests, and would even offer to do it for them! Plus they were very friendly and accommodating the entire time. Later that night, all the photos were uploaded in Facenook Digital’s gallery, which you can find here.
It was definitely one of the most memorable blog anniversaries I’ve had, and I love that I can always look back on the hashtag, at the same time keep the printed photos forever.