Your wedding day will be one of the most exciting days of your life!
It will also be a blur –and in some ways, you may even feel disconnected from some of the action. After all, it’s impossible to be everywhere at the same time, which means that it can be easy to miss out on some of the smaller details.
Introducing the live photo wall. A live photo wall involves using a projector and screen, or a big screen TV, to broadcast photos of your big day, live-as your guests take them -which means that you will be able to keep up with all of the fun happenings.
A live photo wall is like a rolling tape of behind the scenes footage- an insider’s scoop. With a photo wall, you –and your guests- will be able to view all of those fun and memorable candid shots, live, and on the big screen, without having to be in ten places at once.
Crowd Source Your Wedding Photos
Sure, you probably have a professional photographer lined up and ready for capturing the important moments, but when it comes to candid photos, and behind the scenes shots, there’s nothing like crowdsourcing some participation from the guests. A live photo wall is a great was to involve guests, and get them excited about your big day; guests will love seeing their pictures on the big screen.
Best of all, a live photo wall will create lasting memories of your big day. The software that you use to stream all of the photos onto the wall, will also store those photos for you in your own online account. Which means that you will be able to look back on the fun memories after your big day, and have tons of photos to remind you of all the special details.
Sounds like fun, right? Here’s what you need to know to make it happen.
What You’ll Need for a Live Photo Wall
- Screen and Projector OR Big Screen TV
- Laptop or iPad
- A Sharypic Account
Set it Up
With Sharypic, setting up a photo wall is easy. Your guests can take pictures of your wedding with their phones, and when they upload their snapshots our software will collect the photos and display them on the wall -live. All you need is a display screen and a laptop with internet access, and we’ll take care of the rest.
To get started, head over to Sharypic and set up your event. Sharypic allows you to name your event, and choose the date and time. You will be able to choose a mailbox and hashtag at Sharypic, so the guests will be able to easily send their photos from their phones. Guests can also use the Sharypic app to upload photos directly.
When your big day arrives, set up your photo wall by plugging your computer into the display, or setting up your laptop and projector. Open your browser to your event URL, and start the photo wall. It’s that simple!
Let the guests know that the photo wall is comprised of crowd sourced photos. Tell them that they can upload their photos to their Twitter or Instagram accounts, and tag the photos with your hashtag. Or guests can download the app to their phones, and easily upload photos that way –whichever they prefer. The photos will appear live on the big screen for all to see. Guests will love seeing their photos as they appear on the wall! It’s a great way to lighten the mood and keep things fun.
Virtual Photo Wall
Another great thing about a live photo wall; guests that couldn’t be present for your wedding can tap into the excitement as well. Simply send the URL to special guests who couldn’t make it, and they will be able to view your live photo stream on their computer, from anywhere in the world. Their very own virtual photo wall!
With Sharypic, not only will you have an amazing photo wall to enjoy throughout the event, but all of your photos will be sourced for you, and available in your online account. You will have a complete collection of beautiful and candid photos to look back on, allowing you to relive your special memories long after your special day.
Are you planning to have a live photo wall on your wedding day? Let us know in the comments!
For more information on a live photo wall, visit our website.