Happy Birthday, Mindy Kaling

I adore Mindy Kaling. As long time fans of The Office, we've been fortunate to meet a few of the actors from the show which has entertained us for years.  Now, we're so happy that she has her own show;  The Mindy Project.

 We first met the talented Mindy at Nicole Richie's 30th birthday party.  I was disappointed to miss her (PhotoBoothDude worked the event), but pretty happy to get a chance to meet her a few months later at the HelloGiggles party.   

This photo strip is: Mindy Kaling, Samantha Ronson, and Sophia Rossi at HelloGiggles 1 year anniversary party at Palihouse, West Hollywood.  What's not to love?

Wishing you a most fabulous birthday, Ms. Kaling.  Enjoy.   

P.S. If you want to see all of the pics from the HelloGiggles party, look here:


Photo booth by us (Mobile Photo Booth), Professional photos by cobrasnake.


Sarah + Brendon's Photo Booth

We were super excited to be part of Sarah & Brendon (of Panic at the Disco) Urie's gorgeous wedding at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu this past April.  Their breathtaking photos were featured over at Green Wedding Shoes (click here for that post).  Along with the jaw dropping photos by OneLove Photography, I thought you'd enjoy seeing the couple's classic photo booth pics.  So, with the couple's gracious permission, here are a few of my favorites from the photo booth along with a few favorites from Sara at One Love Photography.  

Congratulations Sarah & Brendon!    Oh, and p.s. Sarah thinks she doesn't take the best photo booth pics, but I strongly disagree don't you?  :-)  


And, their fantastic vendor list: 

mphotography: onelove photography // venue: Saddlerock Ranch, Malibu California (Chateau Le Dome) // event designer: Michelle Dixon (Formerly Rodriguez-Becker) and Staci Bishopp of Eco Caters // wedding coordinator: Lorena Molina ofBash, Please // makeup: Bride’s makeup done by herself. Bridesmaids + bride’s mother’s makeup by Jérémy Kaikala & Tiffanie Pherson // hair: Dean Roybal of Planet Salon in Beverly Hills // cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop // catering: Eco Caters // dj: Rick Singer // dress designer, veil + accessories: Vera Wang // flowers: Megan Gray of Honey and Poppies // groom’s attire: Dior Homme // bridesmaids dresses: J. Crew // lighting: Town & Country // officiant: Groom’s brother, Matthew Allred // shoes: Jimmy Choo // papergoods: Vera Wang purchased through Paper-Source // rentals: Town & Country RentalsLa Tavola LinensFound Vintage RentalsCasa de Perrin // photo booth: Mobile-Photobooth // rentals consultant: Michelle Dixon of Eco Caters

NotWedding Photo Booth fun!

This lovely couple is Dannielle & Richard, our NotWedding San Diego 2013 couple who ROCKED the photo booth last night! They were so sweet, and said that they wish they had rented our photo booth for their actual wedding ;) They left with a huge stack of great looking photo strips to make up for it though.

Congratulations Dannielle & Richard! Marriage is not easy, and especially after two kids. It's so wonderful to have witnessed your vow renewal.

Best wishes from Christina & Francisco

La Venta Love Tour + Vintage styled photos

The Love Tour.  One of our favorite "wedding shows" of the year, this fabulous bridal bash is the anti-convention center show; boutique, upscale, beautiful, and onsite at a fabulous venue.  There was no such thing when I was a bride to be 10 years ago, and I just love the concept. The Love Tour's last stop was at La Venta in Palos Verdes.  This jaw dropping venue exudes vintage charm & style.  You can see a lot more photos of this bridal bash on Zoom Theory's blog.  The photo booth gallery is posted here.

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Some lovely vendor friends from the Love Tour decided to collaborate on a vintage styled photo shoot at La Venta. When Meredith & Amanda from Zoom Theory Photography asked us to,  I was 1/4 excited and 3/4 mortified to model in a wedding dress for a vintage styled photo shoot.  My knee jerk reaction was "thanks, but I can't."  It's so easy to turn down things that scare us, right?

When I turned 30, I challenged myself go to a reptile store & hold a snake (my deepest fear).  I made it through that. I guess that each "yes" I make in life when I want so desperately to say "no" (or, perhaps go running for the hills) emboldens me to press repeat and scare myself again.  So this time, I said yes.

Here's a quick teaser, some of my favorites.. The dress is by Kirstie Kelly .  Isn't it gorgeous?!  My hair and makeup were done by Emmalee of Design Visage.  All photos by Zoom Theory Photography.

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You know what? In the end, it wasn't so scary. The ZoomTheory girls are great with giving clear, easy to follow directions, the One Hope wine girls supplied me with some bubbly to calm nerves, and the best part?  He was there.  My husband, who made me feel (yet again) like I'm the most beautiful bride he's ever seen...8 years after the wedding.

Be sure to leave us some comments and let us know what you think!

Lunar New year, explained

We're gearing up for the Lunar New Year at our house. Which, for me means lots of cleaning as it is considered unlucky to start out the new year with an untidy home.  You also must not clean on New Years day, as you will sweep away your good luck!

I just had to share this video of our (then 4 year old) daughter explaining Tet, or the Lunar New Year.  She covers a lot of important points, like eating red foods, putting out fresh flowers, and of course the lucky money envelopes (what kid doesn't love that?).

On New Years day, we'll be headed to the San Diego Public Market for the event "Taste of the Market" with some of San Diego's top chefs.  The event is a kickstarter reward event for those who supported the opening of the market last year.  However, there are a few tickets available for purchase (also, $ goes to support the market) -here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/321621  If you're a fan of local foods, come out and support your local farmers, chefs, and food artisans (oh, and yes, get in the photo booth too!)

If you don't have plans, I hope you join us on Sunday, and I hope you enjoy this little clip as much as I do, it totally warms my heart ;)



Best pregnancy announcement ever!

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Enjoy, and thank you to Claire & Pete for letting us share this special time & their sweet story.

Update:  They are having a boy!  Big congratulations to these wonderful parents.  We can't wait to meet the little guy ;-D



Stop puggin' around!

[caption id="attachment_983" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Yoda the Pug, Francisco, & Declan "puggin' around"[/caption]

I love any photo strip involving our pug dog yoda!  We rescued him from the Humane society two years ago, and now I can't imagine life without him.   In the middle of the photo strips are my love & Declan, one of our favorite photo booth attendants!



(your Photo Booth Girl)