Planning Your Graduation Party Photo Booth

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Planning Your Graduation Party Photo Booth

Ah graduation: The capstone on years and years of study and toil. School is no joke—and neither are most school portraits (Well, except for these gems). For the most part, though, yearbook pictures and senior portraits never convey personality, let alone the sense of pure unadulterated elation that comes when you finally finish your degree. If you’re embarking on a graduation party photo booth, which you definitely should, here are some tips to keep in mind as you plan for the big event.

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5 Photo Booth Props No Party Should Be Without

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5 Photo Booth Props No Party Should Be Without

It’s no secret that having a photo booth at your party takes the fun factor up to 11. How often,in our daily lives, do we get to play dress up? Nowhere near enough! There is something magical about putting on a wig, headdress, or foam finger that just lets us escape ourselves and have a ball.

Here are some of our favorites!

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Sometimes The Best Backdrop Is No Backdrop

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Sometimes The Best Backdrop Is No Backdrop

Pop Quiz:

You hired a photo booth, but you forgot to mention that there's very little space for the booth (certainly not enough room to put up a backdrop), the setup is outside, nowhere near a power outlet, and you need the booth running for a time duration that includes full sun all the way through to pitch darkness...what do you do?

Answer:

You thank your lucky stars that you hired the Dudes...and that they bring light meters (and know how to use them)! 

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5 Ways To Get the Most Out Of Your Wedding Photo Booth

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5 Ways To Get the Most Out Of Your Wedding Photo Booth

Dudes and Dudettes, guess what? Wedding Season is nearly upon us! And if you’re here reading this right now, it likely means you’re planning on having a Two Dudes photo booth at your wedding—or you’re at least considering it. 

We’ve got some suggestions about how can you get the utmost bang for your buck out of your Two Dudes photo booth experience!

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jorden & kalvin | marines memorial club wedding

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jorden & kalvin | marines memorial club wedding

Jorden and Kalvin were bestowed the honor of being the first group EVER to book our booth, less than 3 days after our site went up! We appreciate the faith they had in us to pull off an amazing photo booth experience and can't thank them enough.

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the mullet

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the mullet

We recently realized was that our setup is capable of taking AMAZING headshots (well, duh), but people still want to have fun, because, well, our photo booth is built for fun. So, what can we do to make both possible?

Well, we came up with something we affectionately call "the Mullet".  

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ali + jon | san francisco wedding

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ali + jon | san francisco wedding

Only the coolest of cool couples can pull off a gothic wedding dance party on a Sunday night in San Francisco, thank you Ali and Jon. Lucky enough we had our Vixen background to ensure our photo booth could stand up to the awesomeness of this group. How many ways can you say edgy, stylish, awesome (oops already said that, you get the point!)? Did I mention good taste? If you’ve never been to the club Mercer in San Francisco, it’s intimate and hip in a way that only a San Francisco nightclub can be. Also mad props to the props the bride and groom brought which included a long black veil, furry red coat and skeleton mask. I want them all. I have a problem. 

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around the nation in 16 days

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around the nation in 16 days

Who visited 11 cities in 16 days, pulling off more than 20 events showcasing Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3? None other then the Two Dudes. It has been a whirlwind and we are just now coming back up to the surface (no pun intended) for a breath of fresh air. The last few weeks have been filled with blood, sweat and tears…err should I be honest and say traveling, eating and mingling with some of the nations leading innovators from Microsoft. Needless to say we feel very fortunate to be a part of Microsoft’s Futures tour, it has been a fabulous and exciting experience and we have enjoyed every minute of it.

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flood mansion wedding | san francisco

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flood mansion wedding | san francisco

I’m not going to lie - when we walked through the doors and entered the Grand Hall at the Flood Mansion in SF, I took a moment to myself and imagined I lived in this classic Italian Renaissance designed mansion with stunning views overlooking the San Francisco Bay. Thirty seconds later, I was back on the job sprinkling the dolphin sweat and unicorn tears on our photo booth to make sure we were fully charged with portrait magic.

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Dude! Microsoft Books Two Dudes & A Booth on 11-City Futures Tour

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Dude! Microsoft Books Two Dudes & A Booth on 11-City Futures Tour

On the eve of Microsoft’s “small” Surface event in New York City, Two Dudes & A Booth is excited to announce some “big” news of its own. Microsoft selected the Dudes to appear on its nationwide Futures tour, during which the tech giant will reveal the latest mobile solutions from Surface, Windows and Windows Phone, and of course, treat its guests to some premium photo booth fun from San Francisco-based Two Dudes & A Booth.

First spotted by a Microsoft representative at a formal event, the Dudes wooed their fellow techie with its Surface-powered, open-air photo booth studio experience. A few emails and a phone call later, and the Dudes were booked on its 11-city nationwide tour.

Two Dudes & A Booth will turn-up the fun with Microsoft in New York City on 5/20, Washington D.C. on 5/21, Atlanta on 5/22, San Francisco and Phoenix on 5/27, Los Angeles and Dallas on 5/29, Indianapolis and Minneapolis on 6/2, and Chicago and Houston on 6/4. Follow @twodudesphoto for live updates on the #twodudestour. You can also keep up with the Dudes on Facebook.

For more information, email info@twodudesphoto.com, call (415) 857-4260 or visit www.twodudesphoto.com.

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get down, get derby | fundraiser

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get down, get derby | fundraiser

This past weekend we attended the School Force annual fundraising event Get Down, Get Derby at the College of San Mateo. The Derby themed party was riddled with stylish attendees wearing finely crafted designer hats, which only added to the fun props and photo booth experience at the event. This group was the first to try our red curtain backdrop and the result was stunning if I must say so myself. The red curtain is my favorite backdrop in our collection hands down and you can see why in the photos below. 

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cal co-op graduation | the berkeley city club

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cal co-op graduation | the berkeley city club

This enthusiastic group celebrated their U.C. Berkeley graduation at the Berkeley City Club and actually set the record for the most number of people in a Two Dudes photo with their very FIRST photo of the evening. That’s right, they got 26 people in their very first photo! No doubt this group came ready to party and had no hesitation in getting the most out of their photo booth experience. Congratulations to the 2014 Cal grads and go Bears! 

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st. regis wedding photo booth | paul + nicole

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st. regis wedding photo booth | paul + nicole

Wedding season is upon us and the photo booth is humming!

This weekend, we headed out to the swanky St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco to celebrate Paul & Nicole's nuptials in style. We introduced some of our latest and greatest props and the fantastic black Mod About You backdrop.

In no time, we had some beautiful ladies lining up to give us their best look, and then we were off!

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