The days of disposable cameras set at each wedding reception table are long gone. With the cost and hassle to purchase disposables and develop film, why not try a new method to capture your wedding guests’ spontaneity? Today, Las Vegas brides, you can hire ShutterBooth, a portable photo booth that allows your wedding guests to go wild with high-quality photo strips and classic 4×6 photographs while making memories that last a lifetime.

ShutterBooth displayed a personalized photo booth at Bridal Spectacular's Inspiration Avenue.

At Bridal Spectacular’s bridal show, I experienced ShutterBooth for the first time. The long line of brides waiting to try this unique experience caught my attention, and soon I found myself packed into the booth with my groom, sister, mother, and two bridesmaids. While props were optional, we piled on feathered boas, top hats or tiaras, oversized sunglasses, and faux flower bouquets. Then we simply touched the screen to start. With four shots in all, our poses morphed from sweet and sincere to sidesplitting hilarity. After the camera snapped its final digital image, we piled out of the booth, giggling, to receive a photo strip keepsake bookmark.

These ShutterBooth photos captured not only our time in the photo booth, but also the feeling of our whole giddy experience at Bridal Spectacular. That day, as I looked at this photo strip, I couldn’t help but realize what an incredible idea it would be to send my guests home with their own ShutterBooth keepsakes at my upcoming wedding. So, what would it take?

Recently, I spoke with Todd Herod, owner at ShutterBooth of Las Vegas, to hear how Las Vegas brides can benefit from hosting ShutterBooth at their Las Vegas weddings.

“At ShutterBooth, we’re all about customization and personalization,” Herod said. “You can get your sign-in book, escort cards with table numbers, favors, thank-you postcards, and save-the-dates.” With so many options, it’s easy to see why so many brides across the nation have flocked to this recent wedding trend.

Send creative save-the-date cards to guests with ShutterBooth's fun photo strip in a magnetic sleeve.

You can send a photo strip in a magnetic sleeve for guests to save the date. Print personalized postcards with your favorite photo booth 4×6 of you and your groom to use as thank-you notes. Distribute acrylic frames, bookmarks, or magnetic sleeves as the finishing to touch to a photo strip favor that guests will appreciate and actually use. You can even customize the photo booth itself with a personalized “shutterskin” that includes your names, wedding date, and a design and color that reflect the tone of your wedding.

“Our booth can be fun or it can be elegant. It can go with any type of wedding décor,” Herod said. “We can even customize the curtain if you wanted us to.”

No matter what extras you include in your ShutterBooth experience, the core is photo booth fun. With the assistance of a friendly ShutterBooth host to guide guests through the process, let this photo booth’s photo strips and guest-recorded video clips liven your wedding. Entertain guests during the cocktail hour, and instigate excitement throughout the reception. With unlimited photos, wedding guests will have opportunities to celebrate again and again!

While guests can create personal wedding favors immediately through their ShutterBooth experiences, brides and grooms can also enjoy the fun as they later view their photo booth images in a memory book.

“When guests take pictures, two copies of a photo strip come out of the booth,” Herod said. “One copy goes to the guests. One goes in a memory book for the couple. Then, the guests can come over, sign the book, write some well wishes, and then the bride and groom get that book at the end of the night.”

What a way to involve your guests! Las Vegas brides, with a photo booth, you’ll receive genuine photos of your guests’ excitement, accompanied by their enthusiastic responses, words of wisdom, and well wishes on your wedding day. Best of all, both you and your guests can access these memories for years, thanks to the images’ high-quality paper, long-lasting ink, and online accessibility.

Let your guests make a sign-in book into a memory album with photo strips and personal messages.

“We can also post all the [photo booth] pictures online,” Herod said. “So the bride and groom and all their guests can go online, see all the pictures from that night, download them, print them out, save additional ones, [and] upload to Facebook and MySpace.”

With no holds on what you can do with your images, ShutterBooth truly provides brides and grooms with instant memories that will last a lifetime.

“If you’re looking for a fun and entertaining addition to your wedding, you can’t go wrong with a ShutterBooth,” Herod said. “Your wedding guests will rave about how much fun it was for months to come.”

For more information about ShutterBooth’s photo booths, save-the-date cards, party favors, and more professional services for your Las Vegas wedding, visit their website Also, feel free to contact ShutterBooth Las Vegas’ owner Todd Herod or client manager Dawn Federspiel at 702-823-3659. Finally, Las Vegas brides, for information about additional photo services and more wedding vendors, please visit Bridal Spectacular’s website.

Author: Allyson Siwajian © 2011

Photographs feature displays by ShutterBooth at Bridal Spectacular 2011.