Wedding couples: We want the photo booth, not the prints
DALLAS, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Wedding industry professionals have seen a decline in the number of wedding pictures being printed. Photographers that used to rely on large wedding albums and enlarged print packages to bolster profits have seen their customer base dwindle. Now, the trend is extending to photo booth companies. This new competition does not offer the familiar photostrip, or any prints at all.
"As in other media formats like newspapers, books, movies, television and music, individuals want control over how and when they view their pictures," said Damien Hutchins, owner of Flicker Stage, a paperless photo booth company. "Instantaneous high quality images are today's norm with apps like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. We can bring that reality to weddings as well."
The Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) has taken notice of "The Albumless Bride" and coaches its members not to lose sight of the business aspect of owning a photo studio or booth. The organization encourages business owners to offer brides the digital files, else risk a loss in clientele. Couples are preferring to have all the digital files from their event, allowing them to share images at will with family, friends and guests via social networking. If they elect in the future, they can use one of the countless online printing services for albums and prints. While the paperless office might be a long way off, it seems that the paperless wedding has just arrived.
About Flicker Stage
Flicker Stage is a Dallas, Texas, based photo booth rental company. The company provides guest entertainment in regions across the DFW metroplex at all special events. For more information visit www.flickerstage.com.
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