On Site and Mobile Headshot Studio

Mobile Headshots at your location

Sometimes busy work schedules don’t allow your staff to get to the studio. So why not bring the studio to you? Getting your team’s headshots taken in YOUR office with our mobile studio setup is a fast and convenient way to get your company and website portraits.

Corporate headshots in New Orleans
Citizens Corp. Headshots at the New Orleans Marriot

Front Row Photography offers on location portrait and headshot studio services and has worked with numerous businesses and companies across the Southern Louisiana areas including New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, Harahan, Mandeville, Madisonville, Covington, Slidell and Baton Rouge. We will bring our studio to you.

How it works

We come to your office or location of your choice and setup our portable professional studio lights and backdrop if needed and in many situations you can see the images right there before we leave.

Contact Front Row Photo for a free consultation and quote

New Orleans Special Event Photography

New Orleans Special Event Photography

Extraordinary New Orleans special event photography doesn’t happen by accident. It requires top talent, the proper equipment and a plan for every program. According to our Director of Photography a tremendous amount of support is necessary to make sure our photographers are prepared and ready to perform at their high levels for each event. A great event is all about the planning. The more details collected in advance, the more capable we are of delivering products and services surpassing our client’s wishes.

New Orleans Special Event Photography of Speaker at Podium in the Morial Convention Center
Payments 2015 Speaker at Podium in the Morial Convention Center

Celebrity appearances aren’t rare in New Orleans, but they are a once in a lifetime experiences for most visitors. This makes our work crucial as we send our city’s guests away with memories to last a lifetime. Whether it’s a sitting head of state, Wall Street CEO or a world champion, we come prepared, with studio lights, professional equipment and an experienced eye. This is a typically occurrence for our special event photographers. Most noteworthy, a client was concerned I might get starry eyed or flustered with a celebrity I was going to be photographing. Evidently she didn’t know I had taken pictures of Famous Musicians, NBA and NFL players on several occasions.

Experience and Knowledge

Experience matters in candid photography. Our photographers have years of special event photography experience. We have learned what to expect next at an awards presentation, cocktail reception, or conference. Because there is no guess work and it shows in our work. High quality photographs every time. That’s the Front Row way. In today’s world an event almost doesn’t happen if the memory isn’t shared immediately. As a result we established a way to brand and deliver candid photographs digitally, as quickly as the photos are taken. No other New Orleans Special Event Photography company has shown this ability. There is nothing like breaking the ice during a pre-function event, or capturing the instant when people come together and relationships are born. Those are the special moments of my week.

Front Row Photo is one of the few New Orleans photography companies who regularly print photos as they are taken with a branded template. How important is the branded template? When your Corporation brings 5,000 of their best customers to New Orleans, you don’t want those 5,000 people to leave with memories of New Orleans. Therefore you want them to go home with memories of your Corporation in New Orleans. Front Row Photo makes this happen the same for 100 people or thousands. In fact, we regularly print as many as 1,000 photos in multiple stations in a matter of hours. No other company has the same equipment and rather competent staff to accomplish this.

“We don’t just take a quick picture. We take great care to pose each and every individual or group.”

Party Photo Booth Entertainment

PARTY ENTERTAINMENT

A photo booth is perfect for a graduation party because it offers everyone a chance to get to know each other, and mingle while getting pictures taken. A picture is considered to be one of the most treasured items that a person can have, and by choosing to rent a photo booth for your party, you are choosing a way that allows your guests to create and share their very own photos. It’s a great way to immortalize those memories for the rest of your life. Not every person has the temperament for karaoke or likes to dance, but even your most shy guests shouldn’t have a problem with jumping into a photo booth for a few pictures. They’ll provide a kind of all-purpose, all-ages entertainment that won’t leave anyone standing awkwardly in the corner. Even kids can get in on the fun!

 

Here’s how a photo booth stirs up fun:

BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER

What other entertainment allows your grandma and your former College roommate to join forces for silly mementos? Because where else can you encourage relatives from both sides of the family to share a photo for the first time? Photo booths are a great way to break the ice and have fun.

 

SUITABLE FOR ANY VENUES

Photo booths are appropriate for parties of all shapes and sizes. If you’re throwing a big, over the top bash, they’ll be the main draw after the wine start flowing. So if you’re just having a small gathering for friends and relatives, they can be a great way to get family photos without the need of a professional photographer. In short, no matter what kind of get-together you’re hosting, photo booths for any party will always be a great choice.

 

KEEPSAKES THAT LAST A LIFETIME

Photo booth strips allow you to create keepsakes for generations to come. Fifty years from now, you could be sitting in a rocking chair and showing your grandchildren the good times you had in your youth, but that’s only if you take action and rent a photo booth today!

If you’re looking for a way to bring people together, create new memories and have fun, photo booths at your graduation party are sure to be a hit. From teenage parties to grad school keg parties, they’ll suit every occasion and light up every celebration. Don’t let those memories just slip away. Capture them forever.

From birthday parties to weddings and everything in between, nothing says fun like adding a photo booth to the party! InstaPics Photo Booth knows the importance of capturing these once in a lifetime moments that will be treasured forever! So what are you waiting for? Request a quote or contact us today at hello InstaPicsNOLA.com to reserve your upcoming event and be sure to follow us on Facebook for the latest!

 

 

 

 

 

 

How can a Photo Booth make a Major Impact at a Trade Show

How can a Photo Booth make a Major Impact at a Trade Show

 Trade shows are all about the experience. A lively trade show often has music, art installations, a mascot or two, and lots of vibrant, interactive booths. At the end of the day, you want trade show visitors to remember your booth, and more importantly, to engage with your product. A successful trade show will generate a substantial amount of leads, which in turn creates measurable ROI. So, what’s an effective way to attract visitors to your booth? Adding a photo booth to your trade show display! Here are 4 ways a Front Row photo booth can generate buzz for your brand and how it can transform any exhibitor space from boring to brilliant.

showfloor

 Drive traffic

 People love taking pictures. People especially love taking pictures of themselves. Having a photo booth as a centerpiece creates immediate interest, and visitors will gravitate towards your booth looking for a fun, memorable souvenir. The photo booth is naturally a group experience, so you’ll have people coming in droves with their friends and co-workers. As visitors wait in line to get their picture taken, use this opportunity to promote your services and get to know your audience. Exchange business cards, shake hands, and ask people questions. The photo booth line creates a perfect opportunity to network.

 Harness the Power of Social Media and Marketing Promos

 After someone takes a photo with a photo booth, that’s not the end of the story. Our Photo booth has the ability to create custom prints. To create a modern, lasting impression, develop a social media campaign surrounding your trade show stand’s photo booth pictures. Include features such as a Facebook link, Twitter handle, and Twitter hashtag on the photo booth background and printed pictures. Photo booth users will have a souvenir that conveniently promotes your social media pages. Furthermore, people are likely to share their pictures on their own social media pages which will allow your brand to reach audiences beyond the trade show.

social media links

In addition to your social media page links, you can include a promo code on the photo that people can use for your service. The promo code could be for a free trial, a discount, or a raffle contest. This simple marketing tactic may convert visitors to use your products or services.

 

Create a Hangout Lounge

 Trade shows are busy, and oftentimes sitting down for a break is a luxury. A photo booth is a wonderful centerpiece for a visitor’s lounge because it allows people to kick back, relax, and take snapshots with their friends. Your trade show goers will associate the photo booth with a positive, fun experience, and hopefully spur them to come back next year.

 Make an Impact Even after the Show is Over

 After a busy day of setting up, networking, promoting, and finally cleaning up, you’ll want to trust that your trade show booth made a lasting impression. Luckily, a photo booth allows for impact even after the show is over. In addition to photo booth users sharing pictures via social media, you can drive trade show visitors back to your website by creating a landing page for all the pictures taken that day. Visitors can scroll through the hundreds of pictures taken and enjoy seeing who else got to take some goofy, fun photos. A digital photo kiosk can also capture email addresses to create an email marketing list.

 With a photo booth, you make your visitors the stars of the show, while simultaneously creating hype surrounding your brand. As a result a photo booth will always create a lasting, positive impression.

 Book yours today!

 

Goodbye Summer

Goodbye Summer

It’s official. With Labor Day here and gone, we can say goodbye summer. Well… In New Orleans, “summer” can continue through November. Regardless, we can still prepare for the upcoming Autumn. Even though it remains consistently warm throughout the day, you can feel it in the air once the sun sets, the chill that lingers in the air reminding you to wrap your hands around the warmest drink you can find. It’s a great feeling. Here are some reasons to be excited for fall!

Sweater Weather

I think many people seem to forget the fashion advantages that come with chillier seasons. You know what’s appropriate to wear in the blistering summer and chilly winter. But fall is where you can really show your fashion sense. Scarves, sweaters, coats, long sleeves, and boots? What more could you ask for fashion-wise?

sweater-weather-female

 

Misty Mornings

There’s something about fall that makes you rise a little more slowly out of bed in the morning and enjoy the feeling of time moving slower. With the time change, the crimsons, oranges, yellows, greens, and purples, and the warmth that hangs in the air, as though time comes to a standstill. There’s nothing better than waking up and having the mist hovering above the city. It’s kind of a like a warm blanket.

Holidays

Fall is jam packed with so many large holidays, how could you not love this time of year with all the food and drink? Halloween, which is always an excuse to let out your inner child, Thanksgiving PIE, and Christmas are all times for us to be reflective and thankful for what we’ve been given in our lives. Yes, even the rough patches!

 

Seasonal Favorites

Which is really just an excuse for companies to regurgitate everything pumpkin-flavored, but knowing that I can only get that special limited edition pumpkin-scented candle from Yankee Candle in a three-month period of time is not only somewhat stressful and dramatic, but secretly thrilling. Give us all the pumpkin!

Yankee Candle Collection

 

Bye-Bye, Baseball

Don’t get me wrong, we all love a hot dog and beer and a night at the ballpark just as much as the next American, but while baseball may be America’s Pastime, football is America’s sport. All the Saints and LSU tailgate parties with the sun hanging low, sipping hot chocolate at the football game, and the roar of the crowd as your team scores another touchdown… No offense to all the die-hard baseball fans!

fall football

I know it’s hard to get in the mood for fall, especially living anywhere in the lower region of the country, but it’s time to say goodbye to scorching heat, sweaty everything, and pesky critters.

 

The Best Photo Booth Props

 

Top 10 Best Photo Booth Props

 Here is a list of the top 10 best photo booth props to use for your photo booth:

 

Best Photo Booth Props Display

Top 10 Best Photo Booth Props

1.Sunglasses -Sunglasses at night, the ultimate photo booth fashion statement (and 80’s song!)

2.Funny Hats – Policeman’s hat, construction helmet, sailors hat, Pirate’s hat, Indian headdress, Viking Helmet… just to name a few.

3.Boas – release the inner diva in your wedding guests!

4.Mustaches – Everyone wants to sport a cool Tom Selleck style stache or a Duck Dynasty Beard. So why not let them!

5.Chalkboards – Let your guests get creative and write you funny and touching messages.

6.Random Items – Some of the funniest photos we’ve seen are when guests pick up a random item (or person) from the event and include it in their photo booth photo shoot.

7.Wigs – Clown wigs, Punk Rock Pink wig, Cher anyone?

8.Empty Picture Frames – Have your guests act like they are in a portrait.

9.Word Bubbles/Thought Bubbles – Dry Erase Type. The funny things your guests will think and say in the photo booth!

10.Cardboard Cut-outs of the Bride & Groom – This will require a little work but this way everyone will get to have their picture taken with you in the photo booth on your big day.

For a birthday party – sure…go nuts with the props. But for a wedding, minimal props is the way to go.  Your guests are dressed to the nines already. So choose wisely and be careful of your selections. Because you wouldn’t want a Prop Sign that you would use during a Frat Party at a Christian Wedding.

New Orleans is the best city in the country to have a convention or an event.

New Orleans Convention and Special Event Photography

Mardi Gras Parade
Mardi Gras in the French Quarter

While so much goes on in and around New Orleans, there is always something wonderful to do. From the food, the night life, attractions, then add in the close proximity to the French Quarter. And especially if you plan your event during the Mardi Gras Season. As a result, Front Row’s Convention and Special Event Photography team captures people and places where business, events or conventions are created. Because New Orleans is one of the Largest Convention Venues in the Country. We offer coverage of events at the many various hotel convention locations, including the huge Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, venues throughout the French Quarter and actually – the whole Southern Region including the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

What we provide as Professionals

NACHA Speaker at Podium
2015 NACHA Conference

Wherever your event is we provide services that can create a studio on location to capture meetings, awards, speakers, events, parties, and tourist gatherings. Our images tell the story of your business, and the people of your organization, and the places you work every day. And as we capture the images for your business, we can have it ready right away and posted on line. We photograph the Executives, the boardroom, your products, award ceremonies, meetings, conventions, speeches, etc. We can create executive portraits on your site with our studio lighting and backgrounds. While Convention and Special Event photography covers many things. We can capture every facet of your business life, building images that work at selling to promote your product or brand’s for your websites, social media, networking, and promotional materials.

Reunions in the Big Easy

We know that reunions only happen once every few years. So make this reunion one that your group will be talking about for years to come! Whatever you choose for your event, we know your attendees will appreciate the charm and hospitality of New Orleans.

What style of Photo Booth Should I Hire for My Event?

What style of Photo Booth Should I Hire for My Event?

The Photo Booth is fast growing to be the best thing you can add to an event.

A Photo booth is an awesome add on for a wedding, birthday party, corporate or black tie event. It is a nice way to have people remember the event by, and can really bring that special buzz that you are aiming for if you want an event people will be talking about for weeks and months afterwards. The Photo Booth market has grown in a relatively short time. From the basic enclosed pop up tent booth with a simple frame and curtain wrap, to the most elaborate of creative designs which now extend to futuristic designs. The photo booth really has come a long way from the regular passport type photo stations of the past.

The Traditional Photo Booth

Traditional Closed Photo Booth

The first type of photo booth is the traditional. This is the most common photo booth available out there and it’s something that is really similar to what the early automatic photo booth machines looked like. You know the type, the booth’s where you used to get your passport photos printed. They are more like fixed photo booths and usually fully automated. They don’t need much assistance from an attendant because these kinds of booths usually are set out with push buttons that allows the guests to control the whole photo process. This type of booth can be self sufficient with minimal outside help required to run. The downside to this type of booth is that they have become very familiar to most people, and may not generate the level of interest to your guests that you would like.

The Open Air Photo Booth

Open Air Photo Booth

Our second booth type is the open air kind. Which is different from the traditional setup and is not a booth because booths are supposed to be enclosed. While open air ones are just kind of there.  You still have the camera, the lights, and the printer. So all that is really missing would be the walls that enclose the booth. The downside to this is that Photo booth pictures are known for people doing crazy awkward poses. So this may be a slight turn off for people who are not too keen on being seen doing crazy stuff. Although this type is great for events such as company parties since there is no limit to the number of people who can fit into the picture.  As long as they fit in the framing of the backdrop they are good to go.

The open air setup provides more space and freedom to move around and can be a really great style to go with.

Top 5 Tips on finding the Best Photo Booth Company

New Orleans Photo Booth

Finding the Best Photo Booth Company

Digital Photo Booth services have quickly become the must-have item for weddings, birthday parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, quinceaneras, high school reunions, charities, expos and corporate events! Everyone from DJs, photographers, videographers, event coordinators, hotels and venues are all scrambling to find ways to incorporate this exciting and unique new concept into their own service offerings.  With so many styles of photo booths (of varied quality) and so many companies in the market, it can be very daunting for consumers to pick the right photo booth and the right company to be part of their special event.

Tip #1 Research the Company

Who are they?

We know that in the event industry, there is no do-over or second chance to get it right on your wedding day or other special event. So you need to do your homework carefully before you pick your vendors. Research the company to make sure you want them to be there with you and your guests at your very special event. Can you trust them? Are they reliable and experienced event professionals? Do they specialize in just photo booths? In other words, you need to ask the right questions to your potential vendors beyond “How much does it cost?”

Does the company have a good reputation?

Check legitimate wedding directories and wedding vendor sites such as WeddingWire.com or EventWire.com.  If the vendor isn’t listed or reviewed on reputable sites, you should ask why not.  If they aren’t advertising their business, perhaps they don’t have a good reputation or worse yet – they don’t have the money to reinvest in their own company.  You might be thinking “So what if they aren’t spending money on advertising themselves” but instead ask if they don’t have the funds to properly advertise, then who’s to say that they will still be in business by the time your wedding arrives?  There have been clients in the past needing a last minute booking because they originally booked with a fly-by-night company that ended up going out of business before their wedding date.  So do some research and speak with event coordinators, wedding planners and venues to investigate their experiences with the company in question

Tip #2 Will the Photos Last?

What equipment are they using?

Many companies would have you believe that the bigger the mega-pixel the better the quality.  On paper this would seem to be the case, but the reality is that no matter what the mega-pixels are, most photo booths are designed to take advantage of space constraints and a limited depth of field, so proper lighting and the printer’s DPI (dots per inch) are much more important factors to consider when finding the right photo booth company. Therefore, a more important question to ask if whether or not the company can deliver professional lab quality photos?  Do they have to manually cut the photo strips with a scissors? How fast is their printing process?  Some companies use inexpensive printers which give sub standard print quality and are likely to fade, smear or do not last.  These type of companies may not want to mail you sample prints either.

Tip #3 Not all Photo Booths Are The Same.

Does the Company have a professional photo booth?

Some companies don’t tend to show good quality images of their photo booths online. We ask why not?  Are there issues with the booth that they don’t want you to see? These ‘quick-buck’ scam artists are not helping anyone but themselves.  The client is not getting what they want and deserve, and the photo booth industry is also being tarnished by poor quality attempts at photo booths.  One client told us that a DJ had buried a clause in the fine print of their contract that stipulated the client could not use any other vendors if their own company offered a competitive product.

Remember, you and your guests will see and remember the photo booth for years to come. Make sure your memories of the photo booth experience (including the photo and booth quality, the customizations, and the attendant) are all good ones. Does the booth look and function as good in person as it does on paper? Is it made of professional and high quality materials?  Will it complement your event or stick out like a sore thumb?

Tip #4 Can You Personalize Your Photo Booth Experience?

Why Only Plain Print Layouts with Black Backgrounds?

Does the company offer true customizations? Do they provide truly custom designed print graphics or just simple name and date captions at the bottom of the photo strip?  Don’t be fooled by companies that claim they do custom graphics and then show you simple captions on a photo strip.  They either do not have the know how or they do not use professional software.  Some companies use cheap tent and pole tripod setups that do not provide anything but the black background from the inside of the tent.  Is coordinating the colors of the curtains a important factor for you?  Are professional graphics and matching elements a deal breaker or a deal maker for your event when finding the best photo booth company?

Tip #5 You Get What You Pay For

What is the Real Cost?

Everyone knows that price may be a factor in your event planning, but if price is your only consideration then unfortunately you may just get what you pay for (or didn’t pay for).

Ask yourself not just what are you paying for, but what are you missing out on. What are your must-haves and priorities with your photo booth? What are your expectations of your photo booth? You need to check what is included in any price quote and what is not included as well. How long is the true rental period? Do you have to pay extra for options such as graphics, online galleries or other standard customizations? Is there a travel fee or any other hidden fees? Beware of photographers that will “throw in” a photo booth. These companies do not specialize in photo booths and are not doing you any favors. Also beware of florists that will “throw in” a DJ or photographer.

Some companies offer very confusing pricing structures that make it difficult to compare their options against other photo booth companies. They purposely advertise low pricing with minimal options and then try and up sell to you after. This may end up costing you more than you expected. Some companies tell you they will match any price, while they more than likely won’t be matching the quality, service and reputation of their competitors as well? Do they have the experience in the event industry so that your event will be treated as it should be? The reality is that it’s hardly ever compares when you are finding best photo booth company.

 

Why a Wedding Photo Booth is a BIG hit

When it comes to providing entertainment at any type of event, it seems as though we’ve seen a number of different fads come and go over the years – especially for weddings. However, one particular trend that has managed to stay afloat is the fun and amazing photo booth. Today, it seems as though you can’t even go to a wedding reception without seeing a booth and let’s face it, if there isn’t one, you’re kind of disappointed.

 

So what is it that makes the photo booth so much fun? Well for one thing, they’re extremely entertaining! Just think about it for a second, who doesn’t get excited over the prospect of walking into a photo booth and letting loose for a little bit? Some may claim that they have no interest in having their picture taken. But after a few glasses of Champagne they’ll soon change their mind and be the first ones in line for the photo booth! Plus when you factor in all of the great props for your guests to choose from, it’s a no brainer!

Not only will your guests have a fantastic time, but they’ll also be left with a memorable photo strip of their time to take home with them. This is a very simple, maintenance free wedding favor that your guest will love much more than some chocolates in a wrapper! Also included in our packages, the Bride and Groom will receive a duplicate strip of each photo from the reception.

Between the laughter coming from behind the curtain of the photo booth along with the stories that you get to relive through these multi-image photographs. Your photo booth will leave absolutely everyone with the best memories of your special day! Call us today for more information on how you can reserve our photo booth for your wedding!