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Valentine’s Day Event Photo Ideas You’ll LOVE

Are you hosting a Valentine’s Day Event or sweetheart party this year?

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and Studio Style has a few ideas to help you put on a Valentine’s Day event everyone will love.  Whether you’re planning a fundraiser, a school party, a daddy daughter dance, or corporate event, our Valentine’s Day photo folders make perfectly lovable mementos to send home with your guests.

Send guests home with a souvenir photo folder for a sweet memory:

Heart photo folder

These foil stamped Valentine’s Photo Folders are versatile for any Valentine’s themed event, fundraiser, dance, or party. If you’re able to print your event photos on site, that’s a bonus, but it’s okay to mail these photo folders after the event too. These photo folders come in both 4×6 and 5×7 sizes, as well as vertical or horizontal format.

  • Overall size measures 6″ x 8 1/8″ (when closed)
  • Picture opening measures 3 5/8″ x 5 5/8″ (for 4″ x 6″ photos)
  • Lightweight smooth finish paper
  • Foil hot-stamped design on front cover
  • Holds one photo on the inside
  • Side-load construction, glued above and below window opening
  • Available for vertical or horizontal prints
  • Shipped flat, not folded
  • Envelopes available separately
  • Optional foil imprinting available

Heart Paper Photo Frame

 

These Happy Valentines Day photo folders are made from our standard white portrait folder and a bright red Valentine’s Day Heart design foil stamped in the middle. These make great Valentine’s Day cards, and are available in 4×6 or 5×7 for vertical or horizontal prints. Great for commemorating a Valentine’s Cruise or special outing with your loved one.

Your Valentine’s Day event wouldn’t be complete without some personalization your Valentine’s photo folders with the event date, location, names or even a line from your favorite love song or poem.

Envelopes: Are you mailing your folders/frames? Portrait folder envelopes are available here.

 

Valentines Photo CardThis red heart photo folder makes a beautiful themed frame for a sweetheart dance, Valentine’s fundraiser, or school party. Simply slide your 5×7 or 4×6 photo in the top and

This design is made to order. Low 50 piece minimum includes FREE personalization. Free digital proofs are available. Ships in 7-10 days from order date. Call us today for details: 1.800.346.3063

Our red and pink Valentine’s photo folder combines modern polka dots with hearts. Although perfect for Valentine’s Day parties and events, this design is also suitable for weddings, anniversaries, dances, cruises and other special occasions. The heart theme also works well for National Heart Health Month, and for hospital and healthcare promos.

 

Production Time: Please allow up to 10 business days for the design and imprinting of your custom order. Unimprinted Quick Ship folders ship in 1-3 business days (no order minimum). View our shipping map for shipping transit times.

Envelopes: Are you mailing your event photo folders? Use Envelope Style 0218, available separately.

Looking for another type of photo folder for your event? Visit www.StudioStyle.com and browse our collection of themed photo folders, paper photo frames, portrait folders, and photo gifts! Have a happy Valentine’s Day!

Heart Cello Bag

Valentine’s treat bags are great for classroom parties! These printed red and gold hearts cellophane treat bag are popular for DIY gift bags at all kinds of February events. Whether you give candy, nuts, cookies, or party favors, we offer plenty of sizes to fit any treat. Perfect for handing out at school or company Valentine’s Day parties, bake sales or any special occasion.

Food-safe polypropylene (sometimes called poly) bags have many uses. Cello bags make great candy bags, favor bags, party gift bags, treat goodie bags, bake sale & more. Unlike flat cello, our cello bags have gusseted sides for added room.

 

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10 New Year’s Resolutions for Photographers

As 2016 approaches, you may find yourself contemplating the past year, reflecting on your accomplishments as a photographer, and thinking ahead to how you can boost your photography business in the New Year.  StudioStyle.com is here to offer up a few New Year’s resolutions for Photographers. Make 2016 the year you set goals to improve your photography, and distinguish yourself amongst your competition!

1. Define Your Strengths and Weaknesses. Take a step back and think about the past year. Where did you excel with your photography? Where did you feel you could have done better? Now make a written list of 5 strengths, and 5 weaknesses. Are you great at delivering beautiful photos to clients in a timely fashion, but not so great at pulling in consistent gigs? Maybe you’ve got a knack for marketing yourself, but are struggling with your digital file organization. Writing out a list of a few things you excel at and a few things you could improve upon will help you plan your 2016 goals.

2. Networking. Always think about where you can make connections! Do you volunteer for a local nonprofit? Let them know you are a photographer, offer to lend your skills to better the organization, and hand out business cards to other volunteers. Let them know what services you offer in a causal way. Many people prefer to hire someone they know for an engagement or family photo shoot. Ask other photographers you know for advice. Find local photography and freelance groups on social media to engage with. Offer your own advice, ask for feedback, or set up an online or in person critique among photography friends.

3. Show Your Photography Locally. Many schools and communities host local art fairs and shows throughout the year to showcase local artists. Consider renting a booth or some gallery space to display or even sell some of your work to the public. This will allow you to make more connections, and practice your pitch.

4. Attend a Photography Trade Show or Expo. Try to make it out to at least one convention or trade show in 2016. It’s beneficial to see what is hot in the industry, observe new gadgets and trends, and get new ideas for ways to market yourself and your work. Don’t be afraid to branch out and try something new, and get ideas from what other successful photographers are doing. Most expos have a handful of workshops and well know speakers in attendance, so there is always something to learn.

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5. Branding Refresh – Have you developed a cohesive brand and marketing strategy for your photography? How does your logo reflect your style and image? What about a tagline? Can you put your brand essence into words – in two sentences or less? Once you have it written out, make sure you practice your elevator pitch. How would you market yourself to an audience of potential clients? What does your photography do? What feelings and emotions does it invoke? What elements do you focus on in the moments that you capture with your photography? Find more helpful photography branding tips here.

6. Update Your Website. If your photography website is outdated, or if you don’t have one yet, you’re missing out on a lot of potential business. A quality, professional looking portfolio website is a must have for any serious photographer in the market today. The web is the best place to showcase your talents, and get found by new customers. Use your website to highlight your work, and to tie in your branding elements that we mentioned above. Use your website to collect leads for customers, and to host a preview of your clients’ photos. Whether you’re a wedding photographer, portrait photographer, sports, nature, fine art, or abstract photographer, a clean, well optimized website will make all the difference in your business.

7. Take Charge of Your Social Media Presence. Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook, and Flickr are the top social media outlets for photographers to engage with their fans and get their work seen. Another great platform for photographers is 500px.com, which allows photographers to “showcase their work, license amazing photos, and stay inspired.” These platforms are highly visual and allow for great content sharing. Don’t forget about Twitter and Pinterest, they are also great platforms to share your photography and get others to share it too. Make use of relevant hashtags on your posts to help users find your work, and use these platforms to connect with other like-minded photo professionals.

8. Brush up Your Editing Skills. You want to put your best photos out into the world, right? Even if you’ve mastered the craft of composing the best shots, you’ll have some that just won’t make the cut. You’ve got to narrow down the top photographs that showcase your talent for you clients and your portfolio. After the shoot, do an initial quick edit and sweep to determine which photos to put the final touches on. Then, take some time away from the photos and revisit them a day or two later for a fresh viewpoint. This will allow your brain to refresh and hone in on the details you may have missed the first time.

9. Plan a Passion Project. While getting booked for more paid shoots is great, it’s also important to keep your passion for the craft of photography alive. Plan a project for you—not for money. Is there a story you’ve been dying to tell with your photos? Maybe you usually do portrait photography, but have had an itch to start a nature photography blog for fun. Think about what first got you interested in photography, and why you chose to make it your profession, and make 2016 the year you revive your passion with a photo project that fulfills your creative aspiration.

10. Organize Your files + Backup Your Photos! This might not be the most fun photography resolution, but it is an important one that will make your new year feel less hectic, and more organized. Set a consistent file naming method that includes the date and name of the client or project, and keep photos organized in separate folders by month and by year. Most file import programs allow for bulk file renaming, so you don’t have to waste time doing this manually. Invest in a high quality external hard drive for backups and keeping archived photos to free up space on your main device. Be sure to do backups on a regular basis so your hard work is not lost. These storage drives have come down drastically in price, so it may be worthwhile to invest in a couple for multiple copies of your images.

Best wishes for you and your photography in 2016! Studio Style looks forward to helping you present your photographs with our full line of personalized photo folders, photo cards, photo framesphoto gifts, and party supplies in the New Year.

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How to Make Your Own Greeting Cards With Photos this Holiday Season

Printed photo cards have been on a perpetual rise in popularity over the last 10 years, especially for Holiday greeting cards. They are great for sending out as party invitations, thank you cards, and as Christmas cards. Yet photo insert cards also remain a popular choice, and many opt for this classic photo card option year after year. Why?

Because blank photo insert cards are so versatile.

At Studiostyle.com, our photo frame cards are available in a variety of colors and are full-color throughout. Suitable for DIY Christmas and holiday cards, thank you cards, engagement announcements, birth announcements, graduation photos and more, you can buy one color of card and use it for various occasions throughout the year.

Ready to make your own greeting cards? Here are some ideas to get you started:

Personalized Christmas Cards

What do you do when you want to send one photo to your grandma, another to your uncle, and yet another to a friend who lives half a world away? With printed photo cards, you’re stuck with the same photo for everyone- -so blank cards for photographs are the perfect solution. Just insert your photo of choice in the front for the chosen recipient, write a nice greeting inside, and voilà, instant photo greeting cards!

blank holiday cards with photo insert Shown: Red Photo Insert Card, Snow White Photo Insert Card, and Forest Green Photo Insert Card

Studio Style also offers a great selection of holiday themed photo cards if you’re looking for something more festive:

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Shown: Let it Snow Photo Insert Card, Holly Corners Photo Insert Card, Black Holly Border Photo Insert CardCandy Cane Photo Insert Card,

Wedding Thank You Cards

A photo card is the perfect way to thank guests for attending your wedding and to thank them for gifts. Just slip your photo in the front, and include a personalized, hand-written message inside. A white photo insert card is a classic option for thank you cards, but you can also choose a card that coordinates with your wedding colors.

Shown: Snow White with hand-written note.
Shown: Snow White with hand-written note.

Engagement Announcements & Save the Dates

Most photographers include an engagement photo shoot in their package, or offer it as an add-on. Blank photo frame cards are perfect for engagement photos because the picture window showcases your photo without any distracting design elements. For wedding details, you can hand write the information inside, or we can foil stamp your text for you. Foil imprinted save the date photo cards are a classic, elegant option.

engagement announcement DIY

Shown: Desert Storm, Snow White, Black

Photo Birth Announcements

Do yourself a favor and order your blank cards for photos before the baby is born. After your precious bundle of joy arrives, you’ll be spending so much time cooing to your babe and showing him/her off to visitors, that browsing for birth announcement designs might not cross your mind. By having blank birth announcement cards on hand ahead of time, you can just slip in your newborn photos and write out some quick notes to friends and family during nap time.

Birth Announcement Cards

Shown: Cranberry Ice, Natural Flax, Light Blue

Everyday Photo Cards

Whether you bring home a new puppy, want to send warm wishes from your tropical paradise, or just want to say hello, blank greeting cards for photos are the perfect solution. Just insert your photo in the front, and write a message on the inside. Want to cheer up the grandparents? Slide a recent picture of your kids in the front, and let them doodle on the inside or cover the card with stickers.

Here are some other ways people use photo window cards:

  • Pet Photography: Adoption centers give these with a photo of your new best friend, and a brief message stamped on the inside.
  • Art & Craft Fairs: Not just for pictures! Insert small 4″ x 6″ art prints, pressed flowers, paintings, or even slim needlework.
  • A Long-Distance Hello: Perfect for sending photos to friends and family across the country, overseas, or even just on the other side of town.
  • Event Favors: Smaller than our standard event photo folders, we see event planners using photo insert cards for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet Sixteens, retirement parties, and more.
  • Personalized Branded Photo Cards: Professional photographers will add their studio name and website with hot foil stamping on the back of the card. These are a nice add-on to any studio package.

Whatever the occasion, whenever the celebration, stock up on some blank photo greeting cards. You never know when you’ll want to share a memory!

make your own photo cards

Shown: Navy Blue, Snow White, Red, Black, and Desert Storm

 

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8 Simple Halloween Photo Tips for Great Pictures of Your Kids in Costume

If 9 days until Halloween sounds scary to you, fear not! Studiostyle.com is here with some simple Halloween photo tips to help you capture creative shots of your kids in their Halloween costumes this year.

1. Don’t wait until October 31st!

Halloween day can be busy with last minute preparations, so think about taking some time this weekend or after school one day to let your kids try on their costumes a little early. This is also a good idea to make sure all parts of their costumes are in order before they head out for Trick-or-Treating. Photographing during the mid-late morning hours when the lighting is crisp is ideal, but late afternoon or early evening when the glowing sun starts to get low in the sky can also be a fun time to capture the essence of fall. Whenever you decide to snap your Halloween photos, be sure to take your most important shots first, like the portraits and group photos.

2. Explore different settings

Autumn Foliage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set up a festive photo area in the back yard, or take some shots around the neighborhood if you’re pressed for time. Make use of the traditional Halloween décor you already own (cobwebs, pumpkins, hay bales, cornstalks, etc.) as background or props to accent your shoot. If you have a couple of hours to spare, head out to a local park or nature preserve to capture the colors of changing autumn foliage for a backdrop. If you’re willing to deal with the crowds, you can even take your kids to visit a pumpkin patch or apple orchard in their costumes for some ready-made fall scenery.

3. Capture the little details, as well as the big picture

 This is especially rewarding if your child is sporting a home-made costume this year. Don’t forget to zoom in on the details of their costume garments, face makeup, and accessories. Ask your child what their favorite part of their costume is, too so you can highlight that in your photos.

4. Use pumpkins as props

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Lit or unlit, carved or whole, pumpkins can be used in countless ways to accent your Halloween photos. If your child is an infant, carve a larger pumpkin out completely and cut holes large enough for your baby’s legs to stick through. Place your child inside the pumpkin and capture the moment. For photos of your glowing Jack-o-lanterns, hit the lights, turn off the flash, and set your camera on a stable surface to avoid blur. Make use of the self timer on your camera for the most stable effect. Substitute a flashlight or LED for your light source inside the pumpkin to achieve a more even glow.

5. Try different angles

Elevate yourself and get a bird’s eye view of your kids acting out their characters in costume for a creative Halloween photo. Get down low and get on their level, too. Capture the world from their perspective by lying or squatting on the ground as they approach you in costume.

6. Get some action shots 

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Ask your child to get in character, and strike a pose that fits their costume. Take some photos of the kids interacting with one another if they are trick-or-treating with a group of friends. Make sure to get some shots of them going both up to and from the door. Capture their smiles and excitement as they reach into their candy buckets to measure their loot. If it comes naturally, take the opportunity to photograph your child as they hold hands with a sibling, or with mom and dad while walking down the sidewalk. For more ideas of great actions shots, visit our Halloween ideas board on Pinterest.

7. Set up a DIY photo studio in the garage

If the weather doesn’t cooperate for your outdoor Halloween photo shoot, you can always set up a simple makeshift photo studio in the garage. You’ll be able to make use of the soft, natural light that floods in from outside. Open your garage door on a sunny day, and find a spot in the garage toward the middle or back that is not too bright, but also not too dark. Hang your fabric backdrop of choice from your garage shelving (make sure to get all of the wrinkles out first) so that some of the fabric lays on the ground for your child to stand on. Use a sheet of black stretch velvet fabric, a heavy weight blanket, or fleece fabric for the ideal backdrop.

8. Frame your prints with Halloween themed photo cards

Halloween Photo Frames

When you’re all finished and have selected your favorite Halloween shots, you can use Halloween themed photo folders or photo insert cards from Studio Style to display and share your Halloween memories! Available in several spook-tacular stock designs, our photo cards and frames also come with optional personalization and custom imprinting.

 

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Studio Style Customer Spotlight: Edward C. Robison III

Studiostyle.com is excited to announce our new monthly customer spotlight! If you are a Studio Style customer and would like to apply for a feature on our blog and social media, please complete the form at the bottom of this post.

Edward C. Robison III

Edward C. Robison IIIThis month, we are excited to introduce Edward C. Robison III, a nature photographer based out of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Edward began his artistic quest as painter. When he found himself drawn towards photography, he brought a painterly vision for color, composition, and scope to his photographic palette. From stark boulder fields to lush waterfalls, Edward’s photographs reflect his deep love of nature and his keen eye, as well as an underlying theme of conservation of natural resources.

Edward C. Robison III PhotographyThe places he photographs are the quiet, the remote, the mystical, the majestic… the sacred places of earth. View his breathtaking landscape photography collection here. Edward’s work can be found in many corporate and private collections including Bass Pro Shops, BKD, Capital One, Prairie Fire – American Museum of Natural History, and the National Arbor Day Foundation, just to name a few. His work is also featured in the Sierra Club Calendars and ten books about the Midwest landscape.

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Pictured: Edward uses the 8 x 10 size Black Print Holders from Studio Style as eco-friendly display folios for his prints. He also uses the 11 x 14 folios for his limited edition Augmented Reality prints on rag paper.

Product description: these are durable, photo folio folders for professional photographers to display, present, store & protect their prints & proofs. An inexpensive and effective alternative to photo books & albums, these archival proof folders have a traditional linen weave textured finish and are available in 3 sizes to accommodate 5″ x 7″, 8″ x 10″, or 11″ x 14″ photographs. An eco-friendly product, these print holders are made of 100% recycled material (80% post-consumer waste). Custom foil imprinting is available for your studio name and logo.

Edward C. Robison III photography

When Edward is not in the field focusing on his personal work, he contracts with Bass Pro Shops creating one of a kind photos for Johnny Morris’ Big Cedar Lodge, Dogwood Canyon, and Top of the Rock golf course. He also specializes in photographing world famous artworks for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.  Edward lives in Eureka Springs, Arkansas and owns the Sacred Earth Gallery, which exclusively features his large-format landscape photographs. You can view his entire photography collection at www.ECR3.com

Edward C. Robison III photography

Edward recently published a book of his Augmented Reality Photography, titled “Ozark Landscapes – An Augmented Reality Project” which is available for purchase on Amazon. Do you love Edward’s work as much as we do? Connect with him on social media:

About Studiostyle.com

Studiostyle.com is proud to have been a leading source for personalized photo products since 1994.  For celebrations big and small, our personalized photo products help protect and show off your printed event pictures.

We are a family-owned company, and we design and manufacture paper photo folders, cardboard picture frames, and custom photo cards for photographers and event planners as well as photo enthusiasts looking for photo packaging solutions. Our products are manufactured here in the United States, which allows us to guarantee the integrity and quality of our products to our customers.

Need personalized photo packaging or gifts? No problem. We can print or foil stamp your logo and event date to create a one-of-a-kind, branded marketing piece for your studio, party, or event. Choose from a variety of styles and sizes to find the perfect folio, frame, photo folder, or photo card for your giveaway or event. We offer low minimums for personalization, and also offer full-service custom work. By combining custom print runs with our own product runs, we control each step in the manufacturing process from design development through the printing and assembly process.

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Make Custom Birth Announcements with Photo Insert Cards from Studio Style

Looking for a creative yet simple way to share the news of your baby’s arrival with friends and family? We have the perfect solution for you! Make custom birth announcements with the blank photo insert cards available at Studiostyle.com. Made of sturdy card stock and full-color throughout, blank photo frame cards are a great option for birth announcements. You can order them blank and write a personal note, or we can foil stamp or print your custom message for you.

All you do is slide your 4″ x 6″ photo into the window frame, and you have an instant birth announcement! No glue or tape needed.

Read on for some tips on choosing the right birth announcement photo insert card for your precious bundle of joy.

Oh, and congrats!

Baby Boy Birth Announcement Card – Light Blue

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Color: Light Blue

Personalization: Foil stamped window frame (Navy Blue Foil); hand-written note inside (blank ink looks best)

Baby Girl Birth Announcement Card – Light Pink

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Color: Cranberry Ice

Personalization: Foil stamped (Metallic Purple Foil)

Gender Neutral Birth Announcement Card – Green

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Color: Willow Green

Personalization: Hand-written note (blank ink)

Gender Neutral Birth Announcement Card – Cream

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Color: Natural Flax

Personalization: Foil stamped (Metallic Gold Foil)

Best Photo Insert Cards for Black and White Baby Photos

If you opt to send black and white photos of your baby, and don’t want the color of the card to overwhelm your photo, you’ll want to look at our Snow White or Black photo window cards for your birth announcements.

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Color: Snow White

Personalization: Foil stamped (Black Foil) and hand-written

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Color: Black

Personalization: Foil stamped (Metallic Silver Foil)

Looking for printed photo birth announcements? We have those, too. Check out our selection of classic and modern birth announcement designs.

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How to Add Vintage Flair to Your Event Photo Booth

Ah, the photo booth.

Invented in the early twentieth century by an ambitious Russian immigrant1, the photo booth quickly won over the American public with it’s quick printing capabilities and intimate booth atmosphere. It started appearing in cities across the U.S. wherever crowds gathered. Photo booths grew in popularity over the next several decades, and saw such famous visitors as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Truman Capote.

But in the later decades of the 20th century, Americans’ fascination with the photo booth declined. The once-popular photo booths were relegated to dusty corners at malls and shopping centers.

But all that changed about 10 years ago.

As the saying goes, “what’s old is new again,” and this couldn’t be more true for the humble event photo booth. Now they are at weddings, bar mitzvahs, corporate events, retail grand openings, first birthday parties, and graduation parties. Photographers across the U.S. are adding them as a package option for their event photography, and DIY photo booth tutorials abound.

But the fun part for you, the party planner, is all the glamorous details, and what’s more fun than a vintage 1920s photo booth theme? Whether you’re throwing a gala reminiscent of The Great Gatsby, hosting a small art deco-inspired soirée, or just want a 1920s-themed photo booth, we’ve searched high and low to bring you some of the best 1920s vintage photo booth ideas and inspiration.

How to Add Vintage Flair to your Photo Booth - A BIG list of ideas and inspiration for your 1920s themed photo booth, brought to you by Studio Style.

Vintage Photo Booth Backdrop Ideas

  • Strips of wrapping paper. Sound silly? It’s not! Put one strip black, another of a subtle black and gold geometric pattern. Just be careful not to clash patterns or create something too loud.
  • Black table cloth. This is perhaps the easiest and thriftiest option, which is why it’s usually the most popular. A simple black table cloth from your local party supply store is a simple but great background.
  • Streamers. Choose two or three colors, and tape streamers to the wall, keeping them all straight, twirling all of them, or keeping some straight while twirling others.
  • Velvet. We’re thinking a red or black velvet curtain reminiscent of the theater. While an actual theater curtain might not fit your budget, check your local fabric store, especially the bargain bins. Or, hang a simple black backdrop, and put on red velvet curtain on each side, pulled back with a gold rope tie. Where to buy: Jo-Ann
  • Clear balloons filled with gold glitter. Easy and fun glitter balloons! Just add a spoonful of glitter to a clear balloon, blow it up (with helium), tie on a gold ribbon, and tape the ribbon to the floor. Fill up enough balloons to cover a wide enough area, and tie on varying lengths of ribbon. Where to buy: Party City
  • Patterns to look for. Whether it’s a piece of fabric, a table cloth, wrapping paper, or wallpaper, look for big, regal patterns like damask or brocade, or for true art deco style, be on the lookout for bold geometric patterns. Inspiration: Pinterest, of course!

Prop Ideas for your 1920s-Themed Photo Booth

  • Hats, hats, hats. Find period-style hats for the guys and the dames. For guys, look for bowler, derby, fedora, top hat, panama, gambler, or homburg. For dames, look for cloche, beret, toque, turbans, and of course, the flapper headband. Where to buy: Candy Apple Costumes
  • Mustache on a stick. Make your own, find some at the party store, or download some vintage-style photo booth printables.
  • Bow ties for the guys. You can either find a few clip-on bow ties (skip the over-sized ones for the vintage theme), or use a printable. Where to buy: Absolute Ties (feeling crafty? Learn how to make your own clip-on bow tie.)
  • Lace gloves for the ladies. So that you’re fit for your elegant affair. Where to buy: Steam Punk Emporium
  • Lace parasol. Look at pictures of people picnicking in the 1920s and you might see some women with lacy parasols, meant to shelter the sun. While a full-size parasol won’t work to well in a confined space, a child-sized or petite parasol would be perfect.
  • Feather boas and playful fans. Time to hit the party store again! Think glitz and glam.
  • Rotary Phone. Why not? Look on eBay or ask around; you might be surprised at who has one of those sitting in their attic.
  • Colorful silk flowers. Not your ordinary prop, but why should the bride and bridesmaids be the only ones with bouquets?

DIY Vintage Photo Booth Signs

  • Pointing to the photo booth. Free photo booth sign printables abound online. Here are just a few: Apothecakery, Elegance and Enchantment, Poptastic Bride. Creating your own? Look up some 1920s slang to make it even more authentic.
  • How to use the photo booth. Avoid the risk of losing pictures, having damaged equipment, or just confusing your guests. Kelly from A Side of Sweet provided a simple list of instructions for guests at her wedding.
  • How to pose and use props. Yes, this might sound silly, but it could be another way to add some vintage flair. Find some old photo booth pictures (old family photos from the 1920s will work, too), put them in a gold frame, and place them on the props table.

Protect Your Prints! Personalized Photo Booth Favors

  • Photo Booth Strip Folders. Help your guests protect their 2″ x 6″ photo booth prints. Personalize with your event details. Where to buy: Studio Style
  • Photo Holder for 4″ x 6″ Photo Booth Collage. Perfect for the larger prints! Choose a vintage design, or create one of your own. Where to buy: Studio Style (Psssst… the Vintage Props is our most popular design for events like this.)
  • An envelope. Get envelopes to coordinate with your color or design theme. Leave them blank, add a label, or personalize with some fancy calligraphy. Find these at any stationery supply store. For 4″ x 6″ photos, look for the A6 envelope size.

DIY Photo Booth Tutorial List

If you’re one of the brave individuals looking to set up your own photo booth, check out this list of tutorials from experts and beginners alike.

  • The Offbeat Bride. No expensive camera needed, just your computer and a web cam. The ultimate budget-friendly option.
  • Simple Booth. Have an iPad? Here’s a really easy one for you. Buy the app, and set your iPad up on a tri-pod
  • Photography Concentrate. Photographers Lauren and Rob Lim share their photo booth setup. This one is perfect if you have a dSLR and a separate flash unit.
  • dslrBooth. Photo booth software for those with Nikon or Canon dSLR cameras.
  • Viget. For a more professional setup with dSLR, lights, and live photo slideshow, see how the staff at Viget set up their photo booth.

If You’re Hiring a Photographer…

Sometimes it’s more fun to let someone else handle the technical side of setting up a photo booth, and that’s ok! You can still choose props, backdrops, and other photo booth decor. We’ve found most photographers love working their clients’ ideas into their booth to help personalize the experience, so if you are hiring a professional, ask them if you can use your own props and backdrop.

Ready, Set, Go!

Whether it’s for your wedding or your kid’s birthday party, your photo booth will bring out the goofiness in your guests, and there’s nothing like a vintage theme to really get them to open up.

Are you doing a vintage photo booth theme? Let us know what your set up looks like—we’d love to see it!

 

1 “The History of the Photobooth” www.telegraph.co.uk

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Personalized Event Folders – Print Your Own Custom Labels

In a rush? No time for custom imprinting? Print your own labels for instant folder personalization.

Personalized with Labels

While our professional foil imprinting services are by far the best complement to our folders, we understand that sometimes you need folders in a hurry. When customers come to us with a rush project, and foil imprinting is no longer an option, we suggest ordering our blank portrait folders, and print your own custom labels to add!

Although we do not sell self-adhesive labels, they can be purchased at any store that sells office supplies. Print your logo, artwork, or event name onto the labels according to package instructions, then just peel and stick your custom labels to our portrait folders.

Custom labels work with most of our folders, including our portrait folders and economy photo folders. See all photo folders here.

Printing your own custom labels is certainly no substitute for foil hot-stamped imprinting, but rather an alternative solution that many customers find useful when faced with a tight event deadline. We strongly suggest planning for your party or event in advance to take advantage of our professional in-house foil imprinting. To be safe, please allow us 7-10 business days to produce your order, and remember to factor in shipping time in addition to that.

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Green Photo Cards

Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day and beyond!

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Our Simplicity collection includes three beautiful green photo cards.

  • Willow Green – Very pale green photo card with small flecks.
  • Forest Green – Rich darker green photo card for a pop of color.
  • Sage Green (shown above) has been discontinued.

Just slide your picture into the frame-style opening for an instant photo greeting card. All of our photo cards have the photo on the outside (front) of the card. Insides are blank for writing (or imprinting) your own personal message. Green photo cards are perfect for sending an eco-friendly greeting to customers and employees!

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New Photo Booth Folder Designs

Introducing our expanded photo booth folder collection.

These new photo booth folder designs from Studio style make beautiful and inexpensive keepsakes to send home with your guests. Photo booth folders can be customized with your event date, your name, or company information. Order these custom photo booth folders for a lasting memento from your special event. Photo booths are growing in popularity as a fun and entertaining activity for weddings, fundraisers, corporate events, birthday parties, bar & bat mitzvah celebrations, anniversary events, and beyond.

Photo Booth Picture Strip Holders

New Photo Booth Folder Designs from Studio Style:

  • Mustache – Inspired by the most popular photo booth props, with a vintage twist.
  • Script Heart – A bit of flourish and whimsy with this modern calligraphy design.
  • Damask – Always a winner for wedding patterns and design.
  • Ritzy Typography – Black tie affair? Put on the ritz.
  • Birch & Bird – Cute and wonderful for outdoor or rustic weddings. Put a bird on it.
  • Nautical Anchor – Ahoy! It’s finally here, a nautical themed design.
  • Monogram – Classic and simple, monograms are always in style.
  • Gatsby – An art deco inspired design that is both ritzy and glamorous.
  • Laurel Wreath – Beautiful for a winter wedding.

As always, all photo booth folders have die-cut slits on the inside to hold your photo strip in place, and can be customized for your wedding or event colors.

View all photo booth folder designs here.

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