Old-fashioned flipbooks in a digital age

What’s so special about a flipbook?

With fall rolling in, it’s about that time again when all of our favorite events and
activities are kicking back into gear. From weddings and birthday parties to work
events and casual gatherings, finding the perfect activity for any theme that will
keep guests entertained can be a bit hard to find.

That’s where PicFlips comes in! With the ability to have a custom designed book
cover for your special day as well as your own personal video-to-photo book in
minutes, the PicFlips flipbook studio is changing the way we capture the moment.

But what is it about a miniature photo book that makes PicFlips so fascinating?
As we are in the heart of the digital age, tangible photos have become something
quite rare. Because it’s so easy to pull out our smart phones and snap a quick
picture or video, we rarely take the time to print these images—or do something
more with them. With a flipbook, not only are you getting your pictures physically
and in an efficient manner, you’re turning a special video memory into a tangible
movie.

Flipbooks are more than just a few photos stapled together. It’s a series of epic
snapshots showing off your goofiest side with friends in a uniquely memorable
way. The possibilities are endless as you pose, grab props, two-step and more.
Then in just a few minutes our awesome team transforms your personal video
into a uniformed flipbook adorned by your events’ specialized booklet cover.
On top of that, there is something truly special about the tactile feeling of the
pages flipping past your thumb as big smiles, silent laughs and goofy dance
moves play like a movie right from the palm of your hand.

In the end, it’s not the physicality of the book in your hands that is grabbing
everyone’s attention. It’s the way you personally get to relive the moment in an
entirely new way.

The memories that come along with making a flipbook don’t require a long-lasting
phone battery or a trip to the store to get those old pictures printed from a few
months ago. In just a little over a minute from taking the video, to being handed
your own personal flipbook to take home, these party favors will be the highlight
of your event and definitely something everyone will be raving about.

Guest Post By: Laurie Bengoa

This is prime booking season for fall festivals, Homecomings, corporate holiday parties, weddings, Christmas events and non-profit galas in the DFW area.  Our PicFlips Flipbook Photobooth serves the Dallas, Plano, Grapevine, Colleyville, Fort Worth, Denton, Irving, Keller, Southlake, Arlington areas.  Contact us at ILoveFlipbooks to check availability and pricing for your upcoming party!

Gianna’s Bat Mitzvah

Our very first paid event was at a Bat Mitzvah 11 years ago next month.  I can’t tell you how AMAZING it feels to have guests react with the same thrill as they did 11 years ago when they flip through the pages of their own flipbook for the first time.  It seriously gives me butterflies in the pit of my stomach, I’m so happy that they are happy!  From that moment in 2006, PicFlips Flipbooks was the darling of the Bar and Bat Mitzvah World in DFW.  As typical in the mitzvah sphere, entertainment goes in cycles.  Many of our previous guests of honor have graduated from college and some are married now.  Requests are rolling in for flipbooks at DFW Bar and Bat Mitzvahs once again because this next flow of guests have never seen PicFlips at a party.

So when I received the gallery of photos from Gianna’s Bat Mitzvah….I was BLOWN AWAY! There is something so magical and electric about mitzvahs, and Maggie Hargrave of MaggShots Photography captured everything so beautifully!  Maggie and I grew up together at church. She worked for us at PicFlips Flipbooks while going to college, and then pursued her dream of owning a photography business full-time. Maggie is constantly attending conferences, traveling, networking and perfecting her photography skills….and it shows! Gah, her photos are amazing!! It helps when the family she is photographing is gorgeous, which was certainly the case with the Razack family.  A beautiful celebration for an incredible milestone.  Mazel Tov, Gianna!

The pictures here were taken at the party at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.  Feel free to check out more pictures from the whole celebration here…http://www.maggshots.com/gianna-bat-mitzvah/  Thanks for sharing these beautiful shots with us, Maggie!

 

 

 

Our graphic designer ROCKS!

We at PicFlips Flipbooks take great pride in our custom designed flipbook covers.  I mean, if it’s going to double as entertainment plus the party favor, it has to blend into the wedding itself.  A natural extension of the wedding.  Every time the guests flip through that sweet little book, they are going to relive those fun memories of the day you got married!

We can match your wedding invitation, add your engagement photos, write a thank you note to your guests on the back.  We create them from scratch.  Can’t get much more personal than that.  One of our grooms even added a tiny little Yoda head into the gorgeous flowers on a wreath design around their monogram.  Not many people realized it was there, but he knew it was and it made him happy to no end.  We strive to please.

I’ve included just a few samples of our work.  Email Amy to see more at amy@iloveflipbooks.com!

We know you take lots of time on deciding on the perfect venue and decor in the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex.  Let us help you design some flipbook covers to match your vision!

Kids Gone Wild at the Galleria 2016

It’s summer!  The kids are out of school and moms everywhere are checking local calendars, libraries, radio stations and asking friends to find activities to keep the whole family entertained.

Well, I’ve got one for your list….and it’s FREE!  Come out to the Galleria Dallas this Saturday, June 11th for Kids Gone Wild, a fun kickoff to summer.  Hours are 10:00am to 3:00pm.  There will be clowns and magicians, crafts and face painting, and new this year….FLIPBOOKS!   The I Love Flipbooks photo booth will be in full swing with summer props and custom covers to remind you of the fun you and your family had!

Here are more details….http://www.galleriadallas.com/event/kids-gone-wild/

See you there!