On Wednesday, things got a little bit festive.
If you're a local to Southampton you may well have seen the shiny gold mini building that has joined Guildhall Square for December, and contained inside is a little Christmas treat.
Cue Camera is making it's mark on the city, and helping city-goers get in the spirit with their mini photo studio/large scale photobooth. Now I'm a BIG fan of photo booths. I've worked for a booth company and class the owner as a good friend. I also love photos (like you couldn't already tell) and I REALLY love Christmas. So basically this was always going to be a winning combination for me. Throw in a group of bloggers and it's a match made in heaven.
Right, so the Cue Camera pop-up studio is two shipping containers that have been transformed into a photography studio and changing rooms, and kitted out with literally 100's of Christmas costumes (there's a brochure on their website) for everyone in the family, including babies and the dog! Using green screen technology, you get dressed up and throw some shapes, and their professional photographers snap away and create your perfect Christmas card photo. At the end you select your favourite and take it home!
I popped along with the Sotonbloggers for the evening*, which included a lot of laughs, and singing Merry Christmas to the people passing us by!
We had such a fun night, and the photos are so great - I'm kind of sad I already did my Christmas cards as these would have been hilarious! I'm highly considering taking Henry in for a little shoot all by himself! He'd make the cutest little snowman!
The studios are open from Thursday 8th December (so yesterday!) until New Years Eve (thought they are closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, because we all need a couple of days off!) in Guildhall Square, next to Turtle Bay and the Christmas Tree - honestly you can't miss it, it's gold and covered in lights!
The team are also donating a portion of their Southampton profits to support Benali's Big Race, which is raising money for Cancer Research UK.
To find out more, and to book a slot, go to their website, where you can also find all their social channels to keep an eye out for news and competitions.
*event invitation and digital images provided for free by Cue Camera - all opinions my own