This story originally appeared in the 2015 Kitsap Wedding Guide.
It’s the traditional photo booth meets social media.
It’s called the Viral Booth. And there’s a company in Silverdale that can bring the Viral Booth right to your location — even your wedding reception.
According to Mindy McKeever and her husband, David, owners of Viral Booth CRV, the Viral Booth takes the traditional photo booth to the next level.
“Our booth lets your guests take pictures and videos, and then share the celebration or special event instantly with the world through Facebook, Twitter and other social media,” she said. “And, of course, print the photos as well.”
Added in are lots of fun props for guests to dress in and hold. And there’s the option of specialty themed props to match the theme of your wedding.
“We create a customized logo for each event to be printed on the bottom of the photo strips,” she said.
McKeever said Viral Booth CRV was established in 2012 by Stefani and Noah Veth.
McKeever said Viral Booth is not a “franchise.”
“We are basically a independent contractor, with Viral Booth proprietary software — meaning, they host the main Viral Booth website and handle any technical issues and updates to the software,” she said.
The busiest months for the business are in the summer — wedding season.
“Photo booths have become a huge hit at weddings over the past few years, and is a very competitive market,” McKeever said. “Since David and I have taken over the business, we have partaken in four weddings. We offer a variety of packages to suit every ones needs. Our package prices range from $450 to $1,325.”
The couple introduced a new package this year, called the “Social Media Experience,” for $150.
“Our price is about $100 below the top photo-booth industry’s average,” she said. “We understand people do have a budget and are willing to work as much as we can to suit their needs.”
The standard package is two hours at $450 and the silver package is four hours at $850. Packages give guests the traditional photo-booth experience, a full-color three-picture photo strip with a client customized logo at the bottom.
After the guest takes their picture, they will have the option to send their picture to Facebook, email, SMS text, Instagram and Twitter.
There is no limit to the social media experience, she said.
“Another feature our booth offers is the option to record up to a 60-second video message,” she said. “And at the end of the event, we will copy all of the videos and pictures and give the flash drive to the client.”
The platinum package of six hours at $1,325 offers everything mentioned above plus a scrapbook.
“Our goal is to make sure that the client sees all of the fun that happened at their event and read the fun, silly comments their friends and family have left for them,” she said.
To learn more, email Mindy at ViralBoothCRV@gmail.com, call her at 360 447-8886, or go to www.viralboothcrv.com.