Tuesday, November 1, 2011

"kiss my ass" booth

i do not know the story behind this booth. 
... i kinda love it.   

source:  theflashdance  "a collective of artists that think you deserve a rad wedding"  soooo inspirational to me.  Hood River could use a collective of artist to make Gorge weddings RAD!!!  just sayin
i love their work!!!!  take a look. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

booth ideas i LOVE

here are some images of photobooth styling that i LOVE

who needs a photobooth?  xoxo  jessica


came across this amazing image.  i would love to find a very old photobooth and give it a make-over.  xoxo

i love it.  jessica

Friday, June 17, 2011


h e l l o  

i was asked to create a backdrop and photobooth for the Hood River Middle School 8th grade promotion dance.  oh!  i can do that... i am a fan of keeping things simple.  i created a black and white backdrop with chalkboard paint (which has a great matte charcoal color to it) + a white chalk pen + overhead projector to get the type perfect.   i bought and made many fun props to add to the fun.

thank you so much for being such great kids!  full of energy, enthusiasm and charm.  good luck and congratulations!  i could not take a bad picture all night!

see all 500+ images here:  picasajessicalevingallery

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

let's celebrate graduation photobooth

Ali, Zoe, Chloe, Emily, Meg, Aspen, Claire, Marlee and Jenny are graduating!

"if there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart, i'll stay there forever."  winnie the pooh

good luck ladies!  
thank you for allowing me to be a part of your party.  i had a wonderful time and we got some great pictures!  xo jessica

SEE ALL PHOTOS HERE:  picasa gallery

creative process:: backdrop

designing a backdrop for ohshoot!

my task was to create an organic feeling backdrop for a  high-school graduation party photobooth.  the style was to be a little bohemian-gypsie.  i thought... no problem, i love that style!  i was wrong.  it was very difficult for me to lock into any one idea and spent countless hours designing and then re-doing.  in the 11th hour, i had a plan and spent the better part of that day creating the final backdrop.  it turned out great!

Huge giant thank you to my husband Garth for all of his manly assistance!  the best light holder, screw screwer and peopel greeter ever!  xxxooo

here are some pictures of the process:

my first backdrop was on 1/2" ply and i covered it with burlap + painted it with watered down chalky blue paint.  the color was great, but i did not like the texture and how the burlap layed against the wood.  plus it was way too heavy! 

plan B:  modge podge the next piece piece of 1/4" ply.   i can actually carry this one myself which is important for transport.  i tore pieces of a gray dusty blue and glued them on... next i added a graphic design element with 'fancy' masking tape from the hardware store + filled in.  on the right is gold bias tape, screwed in because i liked the look and did not want to glue or staple...  the last layer was the organic and 3D look of the yellow flowers (which are placemats from pier1).  they are a perfect yellow with threads of silver and gold, also they have a nice ruffle around the edges.  love them.  

here i am in action the morning of the event.  i ALWAYS wait till the last minute.  sparks my creative energy to the level i need... but i loose too much sleep and need to fix this last minute issue i have.  
Ya... that is me with a drill!

finally, the day of the shoot has arrived.   all set up at location, with a little lounge next to the booth so the people waiting can have a seat and watch.  i also brought props- always a fun addition to any photobooth.  hats. feathers. headbands. necklaces and shawls all with a bohemian flair.  xoxo  jessica

SEE ALL PHOTO HERE:  picasa gallery