Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Photo Booth Photos -- A Retrospective

Here they are! As I said over at Picnics, we have been hitting the photo booth at the OC fair for the past 4 years. After our first trip, when James was just 2 and William was just born, we were totally hooked. In fact, visiting the photo booth became my bargaining tool for getting Aaron to the fair. (He's not a fan. Except for the photo booth, the world's largest steer and chocolate covered bacon)

I have actually loved photo booths for a long time. Aaron and I have some great strips from when we were dating. I have strips from a photo booth I visited in Geneva, Switzerland when I was 17. I even have a strip of a complete stranger that came out of that same booth in Geneva. The man in the strip looked so mysterious and mafia like. There is just something about a photo booth. They are kind of magical. And so, we visit these booths at the fair every year. Now we have a tradition that brings with it some of our most favorite family photos. I want to share them here, in this magical place where I celebrate these days of mothering my little ones.
Let's hear it for the photo booth!

James 2 William 3 months

James 3 William 1

James 4 William 2 Lillian 1 month

James 5 William 3 Lillian 1
I have discovered I am not alone in my love for the booth. There are lots of us out there. I mentioned a couple over on Picnics. Check them out.
You should visit a photo booth near you.
3 near me are: Every July and August at the Orange County Fair, in the shop, Pull My Daisy in Silverlake and at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, San Diego.
Now go.
Photo booth.
You won't regret it.

1 comment:

Erin McDonald said...

that booth is getting crowded!!! but they are sweet pictures and wonderful memories for sure! I remember the one time you took me to my first photo booth exspearance I think at Thriftiy's? and I still have my two and I am sure you still have yours! Justin and I were able to find a booth while on our honeymoon and I love them!!! If I had a scanner I would put them up. Oh wait if I were in america and had a scanner I would put them up! Oh well I still have very fond memories of photo booths and I love seeing yours! Love you!