Are you hosting a party and looking for the perfect icebreaker? Look no further; Photo Booth Rentals of New Mexico has you covered. From holiday parties to weddings, photo booths are a trendy and entertaining accessory to add to any special event.
You may have noticed the Movies on the Mesa event included a photo booth for attendees to enjoy. It just so happens the business owners recently purchased a home in Mesa del Sol. We sat down with the owner, Greg DeLelles, to get the inside scoop.
Q: How long has your company been in business?
A: We started off in 2008 as the first photo booth rental company in New Mexico, beginning with just one photo booth. Since then we’ve grown to currently having eight photo booths available for rental, and plan on having 10-12 by the end of 2015.
Q: What is the mission of your business?
A: To provide a ton of fun to the guests of the folks who hire our service.
Q: What inspired you to create Photo Booths Rentals of New Mexico?
A: We saw photo booth rental companies popping up in New York and in California who were sort of revolutionizing wedding receptions and special events in general with great success, and thought, “why should they have all the fun?” We wanted to bring that same fun and excitement to events in New Mexico.
Q: What events are the best fit for your rentals?
A: Any sort of party or event where there are at least a dozen people expected to attend. We rent our photo booths by the hour, so we want our customers to get the most for their money. Meaning, we want people to be constantly using the photo booth while we have it at their event.
Q: Is there a photo booth rental “season?”
A: There are certainly several seasons where we see an uptick in photo booth rentals, by far the biggest being wedding season, which is considered to be late April to early June and late August to early October. We also see a lot of graduation parties at the end of the school year and company parties during the holiday season.
Q: What advice would you give someone considering a photo booth for their event?
A: We often hear event guests saying that the photo booth is the absolute highlight of the event. With that in mind, someone considering renting a photo booth for their event should construct their entertainment budget around the photo booth rental cost. They won’t regret it.
Q: What makes your photo booths/service different than competitors?
A: We set out in 2008 to be the best at what we do, and our years of experience has really given us an edge over our competitors. Here are just a few things that set us apart:
- We come dressed correctly for your event. If you’re throwing a formal event, like a wedding reception or a prom, our photo booth attendants will be dressed in tuxedos and formal dresses, not polos and blue jeans.
- The photo paper we use is the best in the business. The photo strips will last a lifetime. Some of our competitors use paper that won’t stand the test of time.
- All of our competitors will generally bring props as a default to a photo booth rental, but we take great pride in having the newest, coolest, most unique props for your event. We also have custom props for popular theme-parties. Not only that, but our props are always displayed in an organized fashion. We don’t bring a chest full of props and plop it next to the photo booth forcing guests to dig through it to find their perfect sunglasses and boa. We actually organize all of our props neatly on a covered table so people can easily find the props they’d like to use, and keep the props tidy and organized throughout the event.
- Our digital photo booths are super-reliable. In the rare event of a technical malfunction, we have experienced technicians and backup equipment, which means we’ll still be up-and-running even if something were to go wrong. Most of our competitors would just pack up and leave, and issue a refund.
Q: Tell me about your new home purchase in Mesa del Sol and why you chose to live here.
A: We’re really happy with our new house in Mesa del Sol. The house turned out beautiful, and the fact that it’s a green home and community was a big selling point for us. We plan on adding solar panels to the house after we get settled in. We also love the fact that our house is so close to a park and pool, and that there’s a fitness center we have access to.
Q: What are some of the benefits of life at Mesa del Sol?
A: The main benefit is that the location is all-around better for our business, as it’s much closer to a greater percentage of the events we cater to (Downtown, Nob Hill, Uptown, etc), and has much closer access to I-25/40. It’s an excellent location for a traveling business.
Q: What are some things that make Mesa del Sol unique?
A: The fact that there’s such economic diversity in a brand new development is really cool. It’s really great that Mesa del Sol caters to such a wide range of demographics.
Mesa del Sol development continues to expand and enhance the enjoyable atmosphere that attracts homebuyers, like Greg, to this unique urban community. To learn more about available home listings at Mesa del Sol click here.