There are two types of people in this world who attend Christmas parties, and they are: people who like to take photos of themselves and their friends, and those that absolutely do not.
I’m definitely a smiley member of the former, but I know plenty of friends who would fall into the latter of the two categories. “What are you doing?” they typically cry out, heads turned, raising their gingerbreaded hands up to cover their faces or using their Santa hats as balaclavas as I wield some kind of photo-taking apparatus (iPhone, DSLR, film camera) in their direction.
And who can blame me?! It’s Christmas, for Christ’s sake (as it goes, I guess…), I want to capture as many happy memories as I can!
But every year I discover that not everyone feels the same way… Bah humbug!
These crafty lens-avoiding friends, who tend to have ninja-like skills when it comes to dodging my surprise photo ops, are the kinds of people whose last Instagram posts were 46 weeks ago and, to the dismay of many friends of friends across the internet, are also incredibly dull to stalk on Facebook.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re rude or antisocial, it’s just that they’d rather not stand their awkwardly posing with fake antlers and red noses tied to their faces.
I’m pretty much the complete opposite.
I love a good photo snap and all the better if we happen to be in unflattering, garish, themed costumes to boot, in my opinion. Because, the more photos we take, the more memories we’re capturing and the more laughs we’ll be able to have down the road.
This can be a hard one to explain to someone at your Christmas party who doesn’t want to have a bar of it, but thanks to Photosnap that no longer means you have to be up in people’s faces at your next Christmas party. Instead, why not put your camera down, stop worrying about getting pics of everyone and then hire a photobooth?
Photosnap have a range of great photobooths available to hire with customisable photo frames which add a further touch of sentimentality or business flair. To take full advantage of a great set up, you could also keep a box of Christmas props next to the booth to inspire all of the grinches in the room to pose with a Christmas smile.
Although the novelty of a photobooth is a nice extra touch, the best bit about having Photosnap at your party (especially during the silly season) is that some time later – years and years and years from now – you’ll be able to crack open your keepsake box, which will have been sacredly guarding all of those photobooth snaps of your colleagues (a.k.a. “Mr. & Mrs. Claus”, getting a little too merry with the old Egg Nog) and you’ll be able to reminisce with your friends and laugh uncontrollably at all of the memories.
This post was written with support from Photosnap photo booth hire in Perth.