Christmas Craziness Commences

The silly season is upon us, so it’s time to relax, pop the champagne, and celebrate what a huge year it’s been with your friends, family or colleagues.

This year has been exceptionally busy for the KeepSnaps team: with over 100 event days, more than 20,000 photos printed, thousands of new Instagram followers, and over 60 flights across Australia.

But, we’re not done quite yet.

We still have some beautiful weddings, Christmas parties, and New Years Eve celebrations to be part of before we can put a huge *TICK* next to 2016.

Christmas KeepSnaps parties Christmas KeepSnaps parties

If you would like to see the KeepSnaps Instagram printer getting snap happy at your Christmas party, summer festival or NYE party, in Sydney or Melbourne it’s not too late to get in touch. We may or may not have your date available, but it’s worth checking.

We’ve got Chrissy props and templates ready to go, plus if you mention the offer code ‘LOVE XMAS’ we’ll throw in one hour free on any booking 3 hours or more. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a Good Night.

Are You Getting The Most Memories From Your Instagram Photo Booth?

You’ve probably thought long and hard about making your big event just perfect! One of your friends or colleagues suggested you hire an Instagram printer cos they’re “so much fun”!! So you’ve done a Google search, and ended up here reading this!

Well your friend would be correct. Instagram printers add that extra bit of fun and laughter to your big event, while giving you guests a take home memory that they can stick straight on the fridge or on their desk at work!  They are a modern day version of a photo booth, and best of all, no booth is required!

To make sure you can get the most memories out of your KeepSnaps Instagram photo booth, we’ve put together a little guide for you.

Here are our top 6 ways to ensure you get the most out of KeepSnaps.

  • Signage. A large sign, or small cards to pass around letting people know how to play is vital so guests can get involved.
  • Position: Think about positioning KeepSnaps somewhere central and visible or next to a ‘Insta-worthy’ backdrop.
  • Speech: Ask the MC or host to mention the hashtag during speeches as this will ensure everyone knows how to get involved.
  • Prize: Think about rewarding the best photo with a prize at the end of the event. Or with our system we can randomly pick a winner for spot prize throughout the event.
  • Hashtag: Choose a short, and easy to remember hashtag. But make it unique enough that random photos won’t print out!
  • At large events, ensure all your staff (or friends) get on board and start snapping as it only takes one to start the trend.

Instagram photo booth event

#WhiteRibbon

We had the privilege once again working with White Ribbon to spread the message of stopping violence against women.

Teaming up with L’Oreal for their citizens day, where all staff leave the office to volunteer their time for an important cause, we were centre stage at Federation Square in Melbourne instant printing all #whiteribbon photos.

Ambassadors, staff and the general public were encouraged to take a pledge to end violence against women, then add their signed ping pong ball into the giant ribbon box. By the end of the day it was completely full and a great step in the right direction.

We printed hundreds of Instagram photos over the day, great keepsakes for everyone.

Keepsnaps Xavier

#BurkeHallWelcomes2016

We said a big hello to all the new parents of the boys starting at Melbourne’s Xavier College Burke Hall campus over the weekend.

We did things a little differently, acting as the event photographer to capture all the guests enjoying the stunning evening under the fairy lights, and meeting and mingling.

We then pinned up all the photos on big pin board for the families to take home as a momento from the night, a lovely surprise for them all.

What a beautiful night it was in Melbourne, with the KeepSnaps Instagram printer.

If you have a school event, formal, cocktail night or big event, why not get KeepSnaps along to act as the event photographer AND printer!

 

#BYTstaffies

A post Christmas, Christmas party for those in the hospitality industry who don’t get a chance to breathe let alone party over the festive season.

We were there to help Bright Young Things celebrate the end of a successful year with a fun B Y or T themed costume party,

Check out some of the happy snaps from our Instagram printer in Melbourne below!

HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF KEEPSNAPS AT YOUR EVENT

If you’re thinking of hiring KeepSnaps for your big event or wedding, we want to make sure you have the absolute best experience, which means lots of photos and everyone getting involved!

So after working at 100 + events we’ve put together some key learnings to ensure you get the most of your KeepSnaps Instagram printer at your event in Sydney, Melbourne or across Australia.

Here are 6 things to consider when hiring KeepSnaps Instagram printer:

keepsnaps signage

Competition signage

  • A large sign with your hashtag placed in a central spot lets everyone know how to get involved. We have a basic one we bring to every event, however we can always custom design your own for an extra cost
  • Why not hand out small cards with the hashtag, or put placecards on tables, so people can play along while seated at the table. Or even better, hire the I Spy cards as mentioned here.
Birthday scavenger hunt game

Birthday scavenger hunt

  • Location, Location, Location. Think about setting KeepSnaps up somewhere central or with a pretty backdrop, or media wall to encourage photos to be taken there or upon arrival
  • Ask the host or MC to mention the hashtag during speeches.
  • Encourage people to post by offering a prize for the best photo, judged the next day, or at the conclusion of the event (and add this to your signage)
  • Always choose a short and easy to remember (yet unique) hashtag so people don’t use the incorrect hashtag.
Summer backdrop and props KeepSnaps

Summer backdrop and props

 

If you follow these simple tips, you will be sure to end the night with hundreds of awesome photos on your hashtag, and memories that will last forever!

Download the Infographic: HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF KEEPSNAPS AT YOUR EVENT 

If you would like to hire KeepSnaps at your upcoming event, get in touch.

#xmaspartyseason

Grab your work bae, and smile for a selfie, it’s Christmas party season!

We have been keeping busy snapping all the action at work Christmas parties in Melbourne and Sydney with the KeepSnaps live Instagram printer. It’s a great way to create memories with new work friends, encourage team bonding, and give your staff a cute momento to remind them of the fun night during those hectic work days.

Last weekend saw us in Melbourne and Sydney on Friday night to celebrate the Watpac and RaboBank Christmas parties, which were huge nights and a great way to cap off a big year.

It’s not too late to book in your Christmas party, we have a few dates still available, so get in touch! The photos will surely take pride of place in your office for years to come.

#MerryChristmas! #happysnapping

Christmas-ify your pets for the chance to win $1000 worth of KeepSnaps Instagram printing

Wow! It’s December already!? To kick off the silly season we’re excited to launch the inaugural Christmas-ify your pets Instagram competition.

Enter to win $1000 to spend on KeepSnaps printing packages anytime in 2016!

christmas pets KeepSnaps competition

All you have to do is post a photo to Instagram of your pet Christmas-ified (think reindeer ears, tinsel, sitting by the Christmas tree, eating turkey, in full Santa suit) with the hashtag #ChristmasPets and tag @KeepSnaps for the chance to win!

Cat, dog, fish, bird, lizard, mice, guinea pig, horse, we don’t mind. You can even borrow your neighbours pet!

As you can see above, our pup Archie has raided the KeepSnaps props cupboard to get the ball rolling!

We’ll be sharing our favourite photos every day, and the best photo will be chosen by KeepSnaps staff on Christmas eve, so get snapping!

Plus there’ll be some awesome spot prizes along the way! Merry Christmas!

#ChristmasPets


 

Details

1. Post a photo of your pet with a Christmas theme. Add the hashtag #Christmaspets and tag @KeepSnaps

2. Make sure your profile is public to enter!

Competition runs for 24 days, until midday 24 December 2015.

The prize:

KeepSnaps Instagram printer voucher valued at $1000.

 

The Terms & Conditions

-Valid for events in Australia only in 2016, and subject to availability. Book as early as possible to ensure you can secure your event date.

-The $1000 is to be used like a voucher, so if the total amount of the event is more than $1000, then the difference will need to be paid by the competition winner.

-No refund will be given if the value of the event is less than $1000. It can be used for multiple events.

-No portion of the voucher can be transferred to someone else.

-A winner will be chosen by KeepSnaps staff based on their favourite photo on Christmas eve. Winner is at KeepSnaps discretion and will be based on personal decision making.

-Last entries will be accepted until midday on December 24, 2015.

-Winners will be contacted on Instagram by private message and tag.

-You can only once per day. If multiple entries are submitted only the first one each day will be accepted.

-Cannot be exchanged for cash

-If the supplier cannot attend on the winners event date, no refund will be given.

-Profile must be set to public to enter

How to make your work Christmas party one to remember!

Have you been put in charge of organising the office Christmas party for your office in Sydney or Melbourne and have no idea what to do?

Or maybe you’ve been putting it on for the past 20 years and you’re ready to mix it up? Try something different to impress your colleagues?

Have you thought about hiring a photo booth but maybe you had that the last couple of years and want something a bit unique? Or you still want to capture memories of the best night of the year, but don’t want guests to be hidden away in a booth all night and miss the band!?

Why not try the live Instagram printer? KeepSnaps will fulfil all of those requirements:

  • Unique- the newest trend to take over the event scene, so if you’re looking for something different, this is it
  • Memorable- all our packages include unlimited prints so guests can really get snap happy all night
  • Impressive- using the latest technology, KeepSnaps is new enough that most of your guests will have never seen it, but with over 18 months of event experience, we know what works!
  • Christmas spirit- we can design templates to match your company branding, or use one of the cute Christmas themed templates belowChristmas party photo props
  • Keepsakes- we will send you a digital copy of all the photos the next day, that you can use however you please #officedecorations or #blackmail
  • Fun – we have props galore. From silly glasses, to reindeer ears, tinsel and holly, we will get everyone laughing and snapping away

We are available for work Christmas parties in Sydney or Melbourne but get in quick before your date gets booked out.

Get in touch and request a quote now.

#ParraHills2015

The Parramatta bank branch in Sydney had a fun night celebrating the end to a great financial year, and we were there to capture all the highlights from the black tie affair.