Victory Center Celebrity Wait Night – Kurt’s Causes

Victory Center Celebrity Wait Night – Kurt’s Causes
Victory Center Celebrity Wait Night Photo BoothA good time was had by all who attended The Victory Center’s 10th annual Celebrity Wait Night last Tuesday at The Premier Banquet Complex! Celebrity waiters for the event included WTOL Sports Director Dan Cummins, Founder of Renee’s Survivor Shop Renee Schick, and Mrs. US Continental 2016 Katie Maskey to name a few. There was a silent auction and great prizes were also raffled off. I, of course, provided the photo entertainment for the evening! My Kurt’s Kustom Keepsakes green screen photo booth was perfect for the event. We used photos taken at a variety of area baseball stadiums for the backgrounds.  I even created one specifically for the event.detroit tigers photo booth
the victory center baseball themed celebrity wait night photo booth at progressive field in Cleveland fifth third field is home to the Toledo Mud Hens photo booth at Comerica Park in detroit michigan victory center baseball theme partyWe also introduced our newest product in photo entertainment, our animated GIF booth!
andrew martin at the victory center celebrity wait night toledo gif booth This was our first time using our GIF booth at an event and it went very well. Everyone loved the energy it brought to the party. Having to think fast and change positions to show the movement in the final video made for some very creative posing.  Everyone was able to immediately share their GIF to their favorite social media accounts. And just like my walk-about booth, this is also completely customizable. Obviously, it’s not meant for larger groups like my photo booth, but that didn’t stop these ladies from having their entire table in one GIF. animated gif booth powered by kurt nielsen photography I donate a lot of my time and photography services to many different area charities. Although I wish I could always do this for free, I do still have to pay my staff and have other expenses involved. I do however give substantial discounts and also have other creative ways of helping to offset my costs for these events. Kurt’s Causes is a new blog series that I am starting to help create more awareness of the events that my team and I have the pleasure of working with. Keep watching for more blog posts about the great organizations in our area! Kurt Nielsen Photography animated GIF staring Kurt NielsenFor more information about Kurt’s Kustom Keepsakes green screen photo booth, including pricing, please visit my website at: www.kurtnphoto.com.

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Kurt Nielsen Photography
5431 Schultz Drive
Sylvania, OH 43560
419 885 7153

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Komen NWO 25th Anniversary Gala – Kurt’s Causes

Komen NWO 25th Anniversary Gala – Kurt’s Causes
Komen NWO 25th Anniversary Gala - Kurt's CausesThis past Saturday, my team and I had the pleasure of being the photo entertainment for the Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio’s 25th Anniversary Gala An Evening in Bloom held at the new Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Toledo.  We had my original Kurt’s Kustom Keepsakes green screen photo booth in the Function Room right outside of the main ballroom.  The guests had four backgrounds to choose from that were picked by the committee members, including two different step and repeat ones that were created for the event.  We supplied a ton of pink props for the guests to add a little more fun to the evening.  Every guest received a full 4×6 print of each of the photos they were in.  The images were also live streamed on the big screens in the ballroom for everyone to enjoy!  I think it’s safe to say, everyone had a great time in the photo booth!

WTOL loves Kurt's Kustom Keepsakes Green Screen Photo Booth Toledo Photo Booth from Kurt Nielsen Photography Custom backgrounds for photo booths in Toledo Custom step and repeat event sponsor backdrop I also debuted my brand new Walk-about Social Booth at this event! I can take this fun new portable selfie booth anywhere! I took it up to the 12th floor VIP party, into the ballroom and even on the dance floor! It was so fun and so different that I had people lining up for selfies everywhere I went. I’m pretty sure it was a hit!Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio Executive Director Jay and Mindy Romanoff at the Komen NWO 25th anniversary gala Walk-about Social Sharing Selfie Booth powered by Kurt Nielsen Photography After each photo, the guests have the opportunity to email or text them to themselves. They can even post them directly to Instagram! Everything about the booth is completely customizable and can be branded for each event. It even has filters that the guests can choose from!Toledo Photo booth that uses filters on selfies I think the highlight of the evening for me was when the Dan Rafferty Band was performing on stage and saw me working the crowd! The singer stopped in the middle of his song and posed with two of the other singers for a selfie while still singing! Then he was able to text it to himself while the show was still going on! I’m pretty sure that has never happened before! Dan Rafferty Band at the Komen NWO 25th Anniversary Gala I donate a lot of my time and photography services to many different area charities. Although I wish I could always do this for free, I do still have to pay my staff and have other expenses involved. I do however give substantial discounts and also have other creative ways of helping to offset my costs for these events. Kurt’s Causes is a new blog series that I am starting to help create more awareness for the events that my team and I have the pleasure of working with. Keep watching for more blog posts about the great organizations in our area! Chrys Peterson and Tom Runnells at the Susan G. Komen NWO 25th Anniversary Gala An Evening in Bloom It’s always fun to see what the rest of the guests are doing while you are taking a selfie! If you want to add the newest selfie craze to your next event, call me at (419) 885-7153 for details and pricing! portable selfie booth adds fun to any event For more information about Kurt’s Kustom Keepsakes green screen photo booth, including pricing, please visit my website at www.kurtnphoto.com.

To check for availability and schedule your FREE photo booth consultation for your event, please call:

Kurt Nielsen Photography
5431 Schultz Drive
Sylvania, OH 43560
419 885 7153

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Over the Edge – Toledo Event Photography

Over the Edge

Toledo Event Photography

Over the Edge Photo BoothIn September, my team and I had the distinct honor and pleasure to be a part of a unique fundraiser in Toledo, Over the Edge for Victory benefiting The Victory Center. For this event, anyone who raised at least $1,000 could rappel down 17 stories on the side of the Edison building in downtown Toledo. Thursday, September 7 was Media and VIP day when 10 people rappelled down. After a lengthy rain (lightning strikes) delay, ProMedica’s very own Randy Oostra led the brave people who were invited to be the first to experience this fun event.
ProMedica's Randy Oostra rappelling Mr. Oostra was followed by 9 other people including 13abc Sports Director Justin Feldkamp
13abc Sports Director Justin Feldkampand WTOL news co-anchor Kristi Leigh.
WTOL anchor Kristi Leigh Even Rocky and Rocksy from the University of Toledo came out to watch the fun!
University of Toledo Mascots Rocky the Rocket and Rocksy the Rocket

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Friday, September 8 was the big day! Once again I was on the roof of the Toledo Edison building taking photos of all of those who were rappelling. My team was downstairs in the lobby printing 4×6 photos of the rappellers that I took from the roof. By the time each person made it down the building, their printed pictures were waiting for them to take home.
Over the Edge for Victory free falling  Andi Roman Communications & Media Director for Toledo Walleye and Toledo Mudhens

Over $150,000 was Raised!

Over 90 people took part in the two-day event and raised over $150,000 for the Victory Center! Hundreds of people came out to watch. I even saw people watching from other buildings!
downtown viewing balconyI’m not sure who brought the most supporters, but I do know that our friend Derryl had the biggest sign supporting him!
Derryl Glaze rappelling down a building signs made in support of someone rappellingSurvivors and Supporters of all ages and walks of life took part in the event. Some even dressed up as superheros!  One even had a videographer with her to capture her story!
Toledo event photography with instant printing rooftop photography for Over the Edge Over the Edge for Victory Spiderman rappelling down the building Therma-Tru Doors team Wonder Woman Super girl The Victory Center Over the Edge Rappelling ChallengeThe team from Over the Edge Global made sure that everything ran smoothly. Everyone who participated in the rappelling challenge had a great time and descended safely.

Over the Edge Photo Booth

Of course, we had to add more fun to the event by having my Kurt’s Kustom Keepsakes green screen photo booth available during the event. My team was set up in the lobby of the Edison Plaza. Each rappeller would be escorted into the photo booth by a volunteer as soon as they came down. This gave them another photo opportunity with their gear on.  Some even had family members join them in the photos.  The volunteers helping the Victory Center and anyone who came to watch could also join in the photo booth fun!  To make the background look even more realistic, I took some photos from the rooftop of the Edison Plaza looking down to the ground back in June. I used one of those photos for the background image.
looking over the edge of the buildingI even brought a rope and some fake hard hats to use for props to make it look like people were actually rappelling down the side of the building. Of course, the event was called Over the Edge, so many people chose to “fall” off of the building instead of rappelling down, which added to the fun!  And, as always, everyone in every photo took home a 4×6 print of their photos.
Toledo Event Photography for Over the Edge Andi Roman in Toledo's Best Photo Booth Toledo green screen photo booth over the edge volunteer Even Kevin,  the Senior Business Development Manager for Over the Edge had fun with our photo booth.
 Kevin Meyer Sr. Business Development Manager Kevin Meyer We know Batman would never fall off of a building because he’s Batman, so he climbed up the building instead.
Batman from Therma-Tru DoorsThis was such a fun event for a great cause. We were very honored to have been a small part of it and look forward to next year’s Over the Edge for Victory!  If you would like to see and download for free the printed (sized to 4×6) photos I took from the rooftop and also the photo booth photos from the event, Click Here for Thursday’s Media Day, or Click Here for Friday’s photos.  If you want to order a larger size print from the photos taken from the roof, you can find those on my Event Photography Page.
Toledo Photo Booth Kurt's Kustom Keepsakes green screenFor more information about Kurt’s Kustom Keepsakes green screen photo booth, including pricing, please visit my website at www.kurtnphoto.com.

To check for availability and schedule your FREE photo booth consultation for your event, please call:

Kurt Nielsen Photography
5431 Schultz Drive
Sylvania, OH 43560
419 885 7153

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