This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop. All opinions are 100% mine.
On Friday, the Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop opened in New York City. I headed over there this weekend, and walked right into a photographer’s heaven. So it should come as no surprise when I say that it’s my new happy place!
I walked in and was immediately impressed by the photograph chandelier. Can I please have one in my apartment?!
The Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop is huge, and is part retail store, part print center, and part creative workspace. You can play with Fujifilm cameras, take DIY classes, or easily print your own photographs.
The people on the edges of this picture were using the computers to develop amazing photo collages and gifts, while the girl in the middle was making a scrapbook by hand. It was really cool seeing the variety of projects in the store!
I used to scrapbook all of the time when I was little (yes, I was a bit of a nerd!) so it made me happy to see scrapbooking making a comeback. Plus all of the supplies are free, so you can come, print your pictures, create an amazing gift, and then wrap it up (yes, the store even has wrapping paper!) and you’re ready to go! You walk into the store with a smartphone full of pictures, and walk out with a beautifully wrapped, thoughtful present. Or, even better, you can leave with a sentimental memento for yourself!
The walls are lined with inspiration, from unique picture frames and shadow boxes to greeting cards, canvases and picture books. In fact, the store looks so put together that I was tempted to ask them to come redo my apartment!
The goal of the Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop is to bring pictures off our screens and into our lives. And after exploring the store for an hour, I’m now seriously considering how to add more photographs around my apartment (that chandelier, perhaps?).
Clearly I wasn’t the only one who was inspired! Everyone in the store was enthralled with their creations!
The employees were incredibly friendly (thanks Charles!) and were happy to help make suggestions on photo editing, offer project ideas, and even help me plug in my smart phone to the monitor (it’s not at all difficult… for anyone but me, apparently!).
I had so much fun exploring the store, and felt inspired by the photographs and photographic creations. The store makes creating fun, and after seeing everything that it had to offer, I don’t know why anyone would want to keep their pictures on their smartphones!
As fun and inspiring as everything was, one of my favorite aspects of the Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop, not surprisingly, is the free photo booth!
I can never turn down a photo booth!
The Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop is in the heart of the flatiron district, and is the first of its kind in North America. You can find out more information, including store hours, class schedule and exact location, here.
Stay tuned to see the really cool project that I made with my Budapest pictures!