Today on the blog is Snap Happy Media Photo Booth Hire. I met Pat a few years ago now during a wedding online chat/advice session for brides and grooms to be. We got chatting about the business then some months later met again at a wedding fayre.
Snap Happy is a firm favourite not just for weddings but for any type of event. It’s Great Fun!
I asked Pat a few questions about the business and this is what he told me.
Tell us about Snap Happy Media and how/when you got started?
We are one of the longest established Photo Booth businesses in Scotland. When we started our small family run business, Photo Booths were all the rage in the States but still fairly new to the UK. But with our success has come many copycats and there are also quite a few who offer “photo booth experiences” without a booth! We are full time and dedicated to this business and can be relied upon to deliver what we say we will – we have NEVER let anyone down!
What service do you offer?
Mainly we offer Photo Booth hire but we also offer other corporate interactive entertainment games such as Grab A Grand (think of Crystal Maze!) and Strike A Light (so addictive and VERY competitive!) which are ideal for Team Building Events. But our Photo Booth portfolio is always expanding and we currently have several different booths for hire such as our Classic Booth, Retro Booth and Green Screen Dream Machine – so watch this space! The latest addition to our equipment is a Share Pod where guests can email photos from the booth direct to themselves or friends.
What area do you cover?
We cover most of Scotland and the north of England. Included in our basic fees is travel within 50 miles of our base with a nominal supplement outside that area. Our booths have been as far north as Peterhead and south to Dumfries as well as most parts in between! We’ve also had corporate bookings in several cities south of the border.
How early do clients need to book with you?
Timing is all important at peak times of the year. Summer months can be booked up to two years in advance! But if the date is available then the sooner you decide to book the wiser that decision will seem on the day of your event.
What makes you different from your competitors?
We offer a unique personal approach in providing a Photo Booth. While the booth itself is of the highest technical specification that’s available, what makes us different is our attitude to your event. We create a unique print design for your photos – the only company in Scotland to offer this. We bring more props than any other Photo Booth business. We never let people down and we guarantee that you won’t be disappointed!
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Absolutely Everything! We love meeting couples that have booked with us, perhaps a year or two previously, and after so many emails or phone calls, it’s a joy to finally meet them and help them and their guests have a fantastic and fun time in our Photo Booth.
What have been your main achievements so far?
As we work in the “people industry” we would see our main achievement as bringing fun and laughter to an event as that is what we’re all about – and it’s very rewarding knowing that people go home with their pictures after having had a terrific time in our booth. It’s also amazing to think that they all enjoyed it so much that we regularly get other couples booking us because they have been in the booth at a friend’s wedding or party or possibly have been recommended by a friend.
What/who inspires you?
Anyone who works hard for their business to keep it going in these tough times deserves an award in my book. Maintaining a high quality service and providing the very best you can for your customers is paramount to what we do and I respect all the others in the wedding industry that strive every day to do the same. Sadly, we all know, there are some who don’t and are only out to make a quick buck and let so many people down at the last minute! My vote for inspiration goes to the people who have always worked hard at not letting people down, maintaining their levels of service and providing people with excellent packages – whatever they provide! We’ve also won a Scottish Wedding Award which demonstrates our level of commitment to you and your wedding.
If you were getting married next year, what trends would you adopt?
Having been married for quite some years, I realise that our budget was probably nowhere near what is spent at today’s weddings. So we do appreciate that every penny counts and we like to make sure that while a Photo Booth can appear an expensive addition we offer extremely great value for our service. As for trends, I’m a gadget type of person so almost anything with a gadget feel about it gets my vote (that’s why we started a Photo Booth company!)
What are your plans for the future?
We are always on the look-out for the latest hardware and software which will enhance the photo booth experience or any other interactive game we provide for events.
How can our readers get in touch with you?
All our contact details are on our website at www.snaphappymedia.com and we’d love to tell anyone all about our booth and the fun experience we can bring to their wedding or party.