Ordered a Photo Booth today

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MBM

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Put my order in for a Photo Booth this morning. :D:p I have 3 clients that say they want it so far. Time to get to work on a website, business cards, and other promotional items. Should see the booth the early next year, Steve said my booth was the 5th one ordered today.
 

Steve Lynch

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Thanks for your order Mike!

I look forward to meeting you in person.

Yeah, It was a crazy mon - tue. There goes my "couple of weeks off!"
 

Cap

Always At Your Service
Colleagues: Mr. Lynch may come across as somewhat offbeat and unique however as one of his customers, I can tell you without hesitation, doubt, or a split second of reservation, his photo booth products, his support for those products, and his help with software that's not even his, is beyond reproach or question.

You're dealing with a genuine all-American entrepreneur who, when he comes to his senses and realizes how good he is and how is products blows the market away, will price his product out of the reach of most, and still get it.

If this is even a remote wisp of vision in your business future, jump him now before he wakes up.
 

Sir Charles

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Why does it seem like photobooths are all the rage recently? I have a friend who charges more for the photobooth than any of the DJs in my market. He doesn't have to do any planning, just send a crew out and after 3 hours of picture taking, pack it up. He has several of them and stays pretty busy, even in this economy. I'm actually going to offer them, but through him for starters.
 

Booms

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Ditto to what Cap said.

Steve has been outstanding in getting us set up and off and running. Always prompt in returning calls and excellent input and advice to making it successful.
 

Cap

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Why does it seem like photobooths are all the rage recently? I have a friend who charges more for the photobooth than any of the DJs in my market. He doesn't have to do any planning, just send a crew out and after 3 hours of picture taking, pack it up. He has several of them and stays pretty busy, even in this economy. I'm actually going to offer them, but through him for starters.
Because you have to BUY a photo booth and it costs more than a double set of Bose L1s. Then, you have to know how to use it properly and how to fix it when/if it goes down.

The public's perception is that a photo booth is NOT something they can do themselves via the iPod and the internet and because there's a tangible in-hand product, it has value. Being a DJ can easily be done via iPod and internet and is being proven daily, one $200/24 hours DJ at a time.

Fear not though, when the costs drop or some folks make a home made version and offer it as "the same thing but half the cost", that perception will be devalued to a not-for-profit business just like the DJ.
 
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MBM

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So Steve is the Cap of Photo Booths :D

Look out Steve an endorsement from Cap could mean you better hire more help. :shocked!:
 

Kevin Nichols

Active Member
I have to give my thoughts on a Atlanta Photobooth.

They are awesome! Easy to assemble, easy to use and Steve is just a phone call away!

Get one....you'll be glad you did!
 

jimmie

DJ of the year
+1 in praise of the Lynch booth. I've been doing photo booths for two years. I've looked at everything on the market and I've owned the Fantasy Entertainment Eventure. This year I sold that and bought my 2nd, and then 3rd booth from Steve.

Every time I see a DJ post on Facebook that they bought a photo booth and I find out it wasn't from Steve I do a facepalm. I can't say enough good about them.
 

FRaffa

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We just purchased a Kingdom Photo booth. I saw them at the Atlantic city show. We pick it up first week in January. I have pre-sold one and several other customers have expressed interest. It's a big investment and we will have to have it out about 8 or 9 times before it's profitable.
 

BBBuffalo

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Why does it seem like photobooths are all the rage recently? I have a friend who charges more for the photobooth than any of the DJs in my market. He doesn't have to do any planning, just send a crew out and after 3 hours of picture taking, pack it up. He has several of them and stays pretty busy, even in this economy. I'm actually going to offer them, but through him for starters.
Because too many DJs are afraid to develop their talent and sales skills and then say the really big number when the client asks "how much"?

That being said, Mr. Lynch knows his stuff and is quite the craftsman! If you're getting a photobooth, his are top notch!
 

swing

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lets all buy photo booths. helps keep people off the dancefloor, and piss off the photographers who (used to) refer you.
Sorta like handing the client an HD video of their reception that you took "while dj'ing". Your fellow videographer colleagues love it.
 

DJSTEVEZ

DJ Emeritus
lets all buy photo booths. helps keep people off the dancefloor, and piss off the photographers who (used to) refer you.
Sorta like handing the client an HD video of their reception that you took "while dj'ing". Your fellow videographer colleagues love it.
Your statement lacks such incredible insight and business savvy I can only hope against hope that you were being sarcastic. If you weren't being sarcastic then you have a very difficult road to hoe in front of you my friend. I see you're new to the board and have included no information about yourself...no home area, link to a website, etc. Here's some free advice. As a newbie, before you post your unsubstantiated, not to mention ill informed, opinions on a forum such as this, research the well documented success of the business model you just indirectly spoke smack about...as well as those who forged the business model. -Z-
 
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Steve Lynch

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The photo booth is a novelty photo machine.

Your logic is like saying that passing out jordan almonds on the tables is taking away from the caterers who serve the real food.

Oh, and I do give all of my photos, and high def video to the bride and groom. Why wouldn't I?
 

DJ Dave

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lets all buy photo booths. helps keep people off the dancefloor, and piss off the photographers who (used to) refer you.
Sorta like handing the client an HD video of their reception that you took "while dj'ing". Your fellow videographer colleagues love it.

I think your statement lacks credibility equal to the potential creativity you could posess by adding a well known profitable sideline. If you spend too much time worrying about upsetting the photographer, maybe you should become a photographer.
 

swing

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guys - chill. ive been on this road for 30+ years full time, and speaking with authority:
>>>ive encountered this exact backlash with photographers refusing to continue shooting - saying "either your "novelty pictures" go, or I go - Im a professional and ive contracted exclusive right to all photo services at this event."
its a common clause.
Same goes for video - ive spoked directly to videographers and photographerswho USED to refer a DJ, until the DJ started setting up a camcorder or DSLR, and either showed them live on screen (possibly reflecting poorly on the hired professional) - or causing the client to NOT hire one of them, because the DJ "threw in Hi Def footage" or Digital images. shooting himself in the foot, burning relationship bridges, etc

We've all read on the Knot about DJ's losing gigs, bad enough, to brides with iIPODS - to say nothing of laptops.
Talk all you want about "emcee skills", mixing, etc - its a tsunami- maybe not a huge one, but if ipods did the damage they have, im not taking anything for granted:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KARq9YU1_B8
Get ready for losing more $$$ to clients that want to customize, AND save $$$- "in a better way than ever"

Im not BS'ing - ive lived it... in a very busy market- your market may not be there yet - but give it time, and youll may look back and say "ahhh-thats what that guy was talking about"
Dont shoot the messenger, and never think you cant be enlightened, or that you know it all. I certainly dont.

Im talking stats, not smack, from a road of experience longer than some of you may ever travel in this business.

truth told, we do the occasional photo booths- and probably did them before you did - so dont worry about my income stream diversification. We may just do them with a broader perspective garnered from real life, and i have some strong opinions about their appropriateness & cause & effect on the dancing and relationships...from experience.
Im an entrepreneur, experienced pro, sometimes devils advocate...but im a straight shooter.
 
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Cap

Always At Your Service
Why should anyone believe you? (noting absence of any profile data)

And why should I give credence to your singular experience as being the only guide marker on the road to success?
 
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swing

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CC- A person could write anything in a profile.
If what i wrote doesnt sound like it wasnt written by a beginner, doesnt make make sense, or seems hard to "believe" to you, no amount of me getting around to "filling in my profile" will help suddenly enlighten you. If spelling out actual scenarios and include well known industry facts doesnt work for you, but a the content of a "Deejay profile" is your gospel, and if you think i said I know everything about this road, then you really should re-read my last post more carefully, and pay attention to the content.
 
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