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April 2, 2007

The Very Overdue Diary Post

Tracey & Hubby Mike using USnaps

My favorite new cool reception idea from the WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) convention is....USnaps!
It's a digital photo booth that you can place in front of any background and let the fun begin! Guests snap and snap away their own pictures and take a USnaps card with a special event name, like "Bobby&DebbieVegasWedding". All the images are posted on USnaps website and ready for viewing in...are you ready?...24 hours!!
The photo booth gets delivered and picked up by USnaps to your event location and you can take more than 1000 pictures. Check out all your pictures online the very next day and relive all the fun and download the images for free!
No more shlepping disposable cameras on the plane, worrying about if people are actually taking pictures with those cameras (why did you spend the money if people didn't even use them), losing cameras at end of the night and then the hassle of developing and making copies of pictures. I think the disposable camera people should be very afraid!
The USnaps Deluxe Package including unlimited free downloads of images, the rental of the booth and high res images on a DVD for you is $1,500.00. USnaps is in selected states now but they plan to go national.
Even the celebrities love USnaps-Check out this link to a video clip on Access Hollywood from the ShowWest show featuring the USnaps booth. http://video.accesshollywood.com/player/?id=82421. Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez (Grindhouse, Pulp Fiction, Desperado) were digging it and that is soooo cool. I love those guys!
There are some very cool new ideas for photo save the dates and thank you cards with gorgeous high gloss or luxe linen quality that look they were purchased in a high end greeting card store. I may even use these myself for my own business. Accordian style, CD size, the ideas are endless.
Its always fun to go to these tradeshows and conventions that come to Las Vegas and see what other industries that are wedding related (like photography, video, gift shows, etc.) are looking at as the next trends and how it will take weddings in a whole new direction forward. Its one of the exciting and interesting and best parts of being a wedding planner.
Its good to be back. Have a Stylish Day!

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