Photo booth/film strip photography has been a big trend in the past few years. You’ve probably been coaxed into this silliness at a wedding or party at some point. Or maybe you’ve done everything you can to steer clear of the props and awkwardness.
My event planner friend, Becca, asked me to do a photo booth for a fiesta last week, and it’s a hoot to watch people allow themselves to look ridiculous.
After my grandma died, my mom and I looked through a box of old pictures, and I stumbled on this gem of her with my grandpa…in a photo booth. I really can’t express just what this strip of pictures does for me, but I can say that it has a permanent spot on my refrigerator and I never get tired of looking at it.
Most of life’s spectators see us in our day-to-day roles, our mundane selves; we let our closest few see us at our lowest, and we’re generally happy to let anyone see us at our best.
But how daring to be silly, ridiculous even.
I doubt my beloved grandparents would have guessed that I would take this little strip of pictures and treasure it forever, but as far as I’m concerned, they are stuck in this photo booth, having fun together.