June 17 with The Websters

Wednesday’s party means we are now 1/3 of the way into Cincinnati’s best after work party for summer, better known as Party at Sawyer Point. This time, the Websters took the stage for “Retro Night”, playing lot’s of good cover and some originals off their two CD’s. You can hear their music here. Frontman Quinn added a nice little touch with the megaphone, going Velvet Revolver on the crowd, playing everything from Depeche mode to Gorrillaz. Funk, heavy rock, hip hop, pop - everything is game for this local band and it really speaks of their talent as musicians. Cold beer, hot weather, a Red’s win, good music, and free pictures in the Say Cheese photo booth put another great FREE party in the books. Here are some pics for you.

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Dave Matthews Band

Say Cheese was on hand again to provide free photo booth pictures for concert attendees, this time for a perennial Cincinnati favorite: Dave Matthews Band. Thanks to some good timing and a canopy, folks were able to get their smile on and crank out some pictures before the monsoon came. The heavy rain arrived right when the band played its first song and didn’t let up until the concert ended, turning the lawn area into a muddy, mucky, ”that’s what they make washers and dryers for and I only paid $80 for these shoes, let’s have good time” fantastic place to see a concert.

DMB is known for their live performances and they certainly lived up to their reputation for yet another year at Riverbend. While playing most of their songs from their latest CD (Groogrux King), the band mixed in many of their past hits, turning five minute studio tracks into fifteen minute jam sessions (no kidding). One major highlight included a banter between saxophonist LeRroi Moore and Carter Beauford on drums that lasted a good ten minutes or more. The more it rained, the more fun it seemed people were having and I think DMB is one of the few bands that keep the devotion and attention of thier audience despite weather like we had Tuesday night. These guys are simply fabulous live.

So all in all, a great night. The Say Cheese photo booth was able to stay dry (thanks to a canopy) while everyone who saw the concert got appropriately soaked and loved every minute of it. This is what we are about. This is what motivates our company to do what we do: help people have fun and create lasting memories. Everyone who looks at their photo strip will remember how great that concert experience was. Hopefully, when they look at their mud-stained shoes, they will say it was worth the price of admission. Hey, at least the photo booth was free.

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Coldplay and Say Cheese giving out freebies

Say Cheese is once again teaming up with Q102 this summer to provide free photo booth pictures for select concerts at Riverbend. Last night the team was on hand for the Coldplay concert, a band everyone at Say Cheese is a big fan of. What a great show! Coldplay delivered nothing short of an awesome live performance. Perhaps the biggest highlight of the night was when the band actually came out into the audience (to their surprise) seated in the lawn to play a few acoustic tunes for the crowd. Other crowd pleasers included a pleathora of yellow balloons being released for their song “Yellow”, a cell phone wave, and a mass of confetti to rival Mardis Gras. They really seem to be a humble group of guys considering the status their band has acheived. They appreciate their fans, so much so that everyone received a free CD on their way out. We are looking forward to another summer filled with good music, good times, and pictures that only our photo booths can crank out. Celebrate life and Say Cheese!

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Photo booth, Naked Karate Girls, and Fun…Oh My!

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Say Cheese at The Oscars

On February 22, we joined numerous other companies, along with 55 WKRC and WCPO-TV, to help People Working Cooperatively raise thousands upon thousands of dollars to help families around Cincinnati in dire need of home repairs. Located at the Hilton Netherland Hotel downtown, It was our second year of participation with Oscar Night, the only officially recognized Oscar celebration in the Tri-state area.

There was a silent and public auction, and everyone in attendance was able to watch the Live Academy Awards broadcast on a giant silverscreen. Every supporter received “star” treatment with a red carpet entrance into the hotel, their own goodie bag, gourmet three course meal (the Clooney Porkopolis chop was incredible by the way), champagne, open bar, chocolate galore, dancing, casino games, and unlimited use of the Say Cheese photo booths on hand. It was a night filled with fundraising with friends, all for an EXCELLENT cause.

PWC doesn’t just remodel someone’s floor plan; they remodel lives. We at Say Cheese count it a privilege to be part of something bigger than ourselves, to genuine help a fine organization like PWC. Say Cheese is about capturing the good times in life in pictures and we consider helping people in need to be a good time.

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Why our photobooths are the rage

By virutue of the fact that you are reading this blog right now, you are probably interested in renting a photo booth for your next party. Maybe that party is a weddding reception, birthday party, mitzvah, or prom. You have heard through the grape vine that these things are cool to have at a party and so you want to find out why. Well, let me give you a “snapshot” as to why renting with Say Cheese is money well spent:

Everyone loves pictures

People always have and always will be in love with pictures. Pictures remind us of important events and people in our lives. We relive the good times with friends and family through them. All of us have heard the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words”. Though it may seem cliche’, it’s true. That’s where we come in. For some reason, people let their guard down in a photo booth. Their personalities shine through as they cut loose with their friends and family. Eyes become crossed, tounges stick out, and suddenly friendly competition sprouts up to see who can create the goofiest, almost regrettable photobooth picture of the night. Oh, how many times people have asked me to describe the goofiest picture I have seen!  It seems I get that question every weekend. Maybe it’s the curtain; maybe it’s the drink in their hand. Heck, it’s probably both. But I do know this: people have crazy fun in a Say Cheese photobooth and they create unique pictures that do not come about by traditional means.  

It’s an awesome party favor

For those getting married: We have been doing this long enough to realize that choosing the right party favors is not only tricky, but costly. So if you are looking for a party favor for your guests, you found one that is hard to beat. We can promise you that this will be the hit at your wedding reception, the standout item that everyone will be talking about. And best of all, you’ll be getting all the credit! Your guests will also love our original fridge mangets, drink coasters, and key chains. We try to offer favors that people will find sentimental value in. It’s all about the memory! That’s why we say “Rent the fun, keep the memories”.

Our Reputation

We’ve been around, well before the various ”pipe and drape” companies started to sprout up. There’s a reason why you may hear us on the radio, see us on television, or see us at so many different bridal shows. We know what we are doing and we treat you right. We stand behind our product and service. Our photobooths are the real deal, with COMMERCIAL grade cameras and printers that work – all the time. Say Cheese for reliability, outrageous fun, and memories to last a lifetime.

  

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HUGE Indianapolis Wedding

If you ask most people what they consider to be a large wedding, they will probably throw out numbers like 250 or 300. No doubt, that’s a lot of mouths to feed and one giant wedding cake. Now multiply that by about three and that’s the type of convention, I mean, wedding we were part of this past weekend in Indianapolis. Derek and Jordan tied the knot and decided to invite 940 others from their church to share the love at the Hyatt Regency hotel downtown. We supplied two photo booths and judging by how long each line was (about 50 yards by the way), you would have thought we were handing out free vacation packages instead of photo strips. With a 17 second print cycle, however, folks were able to create fresh memories for two separate scrapbooks with the efficiency of an assembly line. And everyone received a fridge magnet for their photo strip. This was certainly a wedding to remember. Oh, and hats off to the staff at the Hyatt who did a great job feeding the masses!

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Contest: Best Proposal Story

We do a lot of weddings, so we thought it would be cool to have a contest to see who has the best proposal story. The winner will receive $500 off their booking. The contest runs from New Years Day until April 1, 2009. To participate, submit your story on the blog along with your email address and the date of your wedding. The contest is open to everyone who has booked with us or is considering doing so. The more details, the better. Start dishing!

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Life is not always a pretty “picture”

In case you haven’t heard, tragedy recently struck Crossroads Community Church in Cincinnati. On opening night of the church’s annual Christmas show (Awaited), a young female volunteer fell from a suspended positon inside the auditorium during the performance. After being rushed to the hospital, she died the next morning. The church staff and community are experiencing tremendous grief as they try to process the tragedy. We were privileged to be part of the “Awaited” show experience by providing some photo booths for the public and we extend our condolences to the family and the staff at Crossroads. This only reminds me how unpredictable and precious life really is. So, during this holiday season, remember to tell those close to you that you love them, take lots of pictures, and relish the good times. Life may not always be a celebration, but things like this remind us to celebrate being alive.

- Patrick

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2008 – A look back

I know, it’s been a long time coming. We finally got on the blog wagon. Welcome to the new web site by the way. We figured if we were going to blog, we better have something to talk about. Fortunately, 2008 provided plenty of things to talk about and I’d like to provide a few highlights.

Coolest Booking

On August 14, we were hired to provide a photo booth for the Kid Rock concert at Riverbend and for his afterparty. Our boys at Model Citizen DJ teamed up with us to provide a night of entertainment and memory making suitable for any rock star. I am not a “star gazer” but I must say it was quite surreal to be hanging out with a bone fide rock star like Kid Rock. Russel Simmons and Rev Run from Run DMC decided to show up for the festivities as well. Oh, and the food was phenomenal!

Other highlights included being at ground zero for Riverfest on both the Kentucky and Ohio sides of the river and working with Q102 at Riverbend for the Jimmy Buffett and Jonas Brothers concerts, Party in the Park at Sawyer Point, and participating in the Bosom Ball at the Madison Theatre in Covington to raise funds for breast cancer awareness. We also had a great time working with the Free Store Food Bank and the Cincinnati Bengals to raise funds to defeat hunger in Cincinnati.

Thanks to all of our customers and partners for making this a great year for us. We have as much fun as you do when renting one of our photo booths.

 

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