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A New Wedding Trend: Photo Booths Become Popular as Wedding Favor Option

A “new” trend that wedding-goers will see in 2009 will actually be a blast from the past -- photo booths.

Las Vegas, NV, February 17, 2009 --( With Spring right around the corner, one thing is sure to follow in Las Vegas: Weddings -- a lot of weddings. In Las Vegas, much like the rest of the country, wedding season begins in the early Spring as many couples race to tie the knot before summer temperatures heat up and the vacation season gets into full swing.

A “new” trend that wedding-goers will see in 2009 will actually be a blast from the past -- photo booths. But unlike the photo booths that some remember seeing at places such as arcades and carnivals, today’s photo booths use the latest technology to make wedding more fun, unique and memorable.

According to The Knot, a nationally recognized publication for wedding information, adding a photo booth to a wedding reception is one of 10 ways to add a “wow factor” to the event.

A new company quickly growing in the wedding capital of the world is ShutterBooth. ShutterBooth began operation in the Las Vegas area in January of 2009. In January, ShutterBooth displayed at bridal shows at the Las Vegas Bridal Expo and the Las Vegas Bridal Spectacular. The reaction from brides-to-be was even better than expected, according to Todd Herod, who started the ShutterBooth business in Las Vegas, with his wife Nicole.

“The response has been even better that we had hoped,” Herod said. “We knew that brides would love the idea but had no idea just how much. The thing about the booth is that once you actually get your photos taken in the booth, you become a believer of just how much fun it is.”

At weddings, ShutterBooth is meant to complement, not replace, the photographer or videographer. The booths take four photos per session and makes prints within 30 seconds. As many as 12 people can squeeze into the booth at once.

“And as soon as the curtain closes, something special happens,” Herod said. “It brings out the true personalities of those inside.”

The Herod’s heard about ShutterBooth through a college friend and thought what a great idea and decide that Las Vegas would be hungry for such a product for weddings, parties and other events.

According to Herod, brides-to-be liked the fact that the photo strips could be used as a unique wedding favor, eliminating the need for disposable cameras and other favors which have questionable value or don’t provide lasting memories.

“Another value of ShutterBooth is that it keeps guests entertained and engaged in the wedding,” Herod said. “ShutterBooth offers guests another option to remain active in the reception and ultimately makes the reception more memorable for everyone there.”

“People today are used to two things -- instant gratification and interactivity,” he continued. “Photo booths allow that by providing the photos quickly and allowing the guests to act spontaneously.”

While technology has changed in photo booths, so too has the appearance of the booths. A ShutterBooth is a slick, elegant booth draped in black that fits the décor of any reception hall.

A bride and groom can also arrange to have an extra copy of each photo strip put into a scrapbook that is ready by the end of the event. Each guest can write a personal greeting or note to the couple next to their photo. According to Herod, photo booth scrap booking has emerged as the most popular option for couples wishing to take a keepsake of the special day home with them.

Prices vary, but a four-hour rental with a host starts at about $995. ShutterBooth is not only perfect for weddings but also is ideal for corporate events, high school proms and reunions, Sweet 16 parties, graduation parties, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and other special events. For more information on ShutterBooth, go to or call Todd Herod at 702-755-1539.

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