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Vintage Photo Booth Save the Date

Here is a fun DIY idea told by Jenny the Bride. As the adage goes I've often found that necessity is the mother of inventions. Jenny and Tony prove this point with the adorable photo strip Save the Dates they created when locating a vintage photo booth wasn't possible.

All it took was some imagination, a camera, a computer, 4 fonts and a printer to make the signs and the photo strips for the Save the Dates.

Said Jenny:

We originally heard about this idea from one of our friends before we even got engaged, so when my fiance Tony popped the question, the idea of having a vintage looking photo booth style save the date card popped right back into our heads! Our wedding is a vintage-ish, Wild-West, sunflower themed wedding, so we had our Western plaid shirts ready to go and my Grandmother had made me a flower belt which I re-purposed as a head band. Since Tony is a Sign Artist at Trader Joe's he was able to grab a few pieces of left over white poster board from work and made the signs with black Sharpie marker at home.

After the signs were finished, it was pretty challenging to find a vintage photo booth that prints on quality paper. After researching online, we located a photo booth company in Santa Cruz and one in San Francisco. Since we live in San Jose and prefer driving up to the beach, we opted for the Santa Cruz company, only to find out the vintage photo booth had been replaced with a digital one, once we got there.

"You know, I could do this with photoshop," my fiance said, noticing how sad I was that a good vintage photo booth is hard to find. At that moment we drove back home, and Tony set up a digital camera facing our hallway and we took a chair from our dining room to sit on. We practiced doing our "happy face", "serious face", "silly face" and "kissy face" a few times in the mirror and then sat down with the camera on automatic timer. We took about several different shots, uploaded the pictures into Photoshop and began the editing process which went by very quickly because I had some photo booth pictures from high school to use for measurements.

One we cropped the photos, changed them from color to black and white and aligned them vertically, we then copy and pasted about 4 strips per 1 page of photo paper. With the help of my Mom and my Auntie Angela, we printed the photo strips on paper and then went scissor happy!

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