The Snap Boxx: Alan Duro
We first worked with Al on Lydia and Henrik’s wedding at the Lyman Estate and then again at Kim and James’ wedding at the New England Aquarium. We think one of the coolest features of The Snap Boxx is that you can leave a video message for the couple, in addition to taking fun photos and posting them immediately to social media! We loved working with The Snap Boxx and hope to do so again soon. Read on to learn more about Al and his business!
Where did you grow up?
How long have you been in business and how did you get started?
We’ve been in business just over 1 year. After seeing a “GIF Booth” at a friend’s wedding in New York I decided it was the perfect business for me. It combined skills I already had, localized internet marketing, with a fun event-based business.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Going to events and seeing people have fun with the booth. It’s great to be able to share important events in people’s lives and help them create lasting memories.
How would you describe your style?
An old school concept met with current technology to create memories in new and fun ways.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Chewy Chips Ahoy Cookies
What’s your favorite quote?
“Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But soon or late the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.” -Walter Wintle
What makes you unique in your field?
The “open-air” booth layout and the animated GIF capabilities separate us from most other photo booth rental companies. However, the green screen capabilities and willingness to fully customize our events, backdrops, and prints around our clients’ needs is what really sets us apart.
What is the best piece of advice you can give to a couple?
Keep making each other laugh and don’t take things too seriously.
Click here to get in touch with Alan and to book The Snap Boxx for your next event.
The Swank Team
Sarah & Mike
How they met and fell in love…
Mike and Sarah met at Bloomsburg University through a mutual friend. Mike used to go to gatherings at Sarah’s college house. They would always talk, but neither thought the other was interested. Mike transferred to Penn State University after his junior year. The last time Sarah saw him before he changed schools; they exchanged numbers, and jokingly talked about Sarah making a trip to visit him at Penn State. Sarah thought that would never happen because they barely knew each other.
Almost a year after that discussion, Mike and Sarah had lost touch. It was now March of Sarah’s senior year of college. One of her roommates decided to make a trip out to Penn State to see some friends. Sarah was unsure if she would go or not when she received a message from Mike a few days before her friend was heading out. He said that he heard she might be coming out to Penn State that weekend and it would be great to catch up…so off to Penn State she went! Mike and Sarah ended up spending the entire day together, and it seemed like no time had passed since they had been at Bloomsburg together.
After that weekend they started talking and texting almost every day. Mike went to Bloomsburg to visit, and met up with Sarah and her friends for her birthday the first week in May. After graduation Sarah stayed on campus for a review class. It just so happened that Mike grew up close to Bloomsburg University’s campus, so they spent the week going hiking and out on dates. After the review class was over, Sarah moved back to Virginia and Mike moved to Philadelphia for a summer internship.
They spent that summer taking the “Megabus” back and forth from DC to Philly to visit each other, and started officially dating June 16, 2012. After passing her nursing boards, Sarah moved to Greenville, SC and Mike went back to Penn State for his last year of college. However, they agreed that what they had was something special and if they never gave it a shot then they would always wonder, what if?
Mike and Sarah spent the next year traveling back and forth from Greenville, SC to State College, PA. After Mike’s graduation, his company offered him a job in his dream city of Boston. Once again they were faced with even further distance between them. They mutually decided that he should go to Boston and if it was meant to be than it would work out. They spent another 6 months traveling back and forth before they decided to take the next step in their relationship. Sarah started applying for jobs in Boston and got an offer from a Cambridge hospital. She accepted the job and 6 months later she and Mike moved to Harvard Square, where they now have settled for at least a little while.
How they got engaged…
Fast forward to February 20, 2015, Mike and Sarah decided to plan a weekend trip up to Burlington, VT to learn how to cross country ski, and escape the Boston blizzard. They started the day by having to jump start Sarah’s car and then having to refill the air in all of the tires. Once they finally got to Burlington, they checked into their room which was overlooking Lake Champlain. The lake was completely frozen over so they decided to go walk out on the lake and watch the sunset over the mountains. It was a perfectly clear evening and the sunset was beautiful. Mike got down on one knee (in the snow and ice) and asked Sarah to marry him. It was a moment they will never forget.
We just love a good love story! We’re thrilled Mike & Sarah brought on the Swank Team to ensure a perfect day when they tie the knot this August.
The Swank Team