Photographs preserve subjects' precious memories, abolishing the need to hastily scoop reflections out of nearby fountains. Seek permanence with today's Groupon: for $599, you get a three-hour photo-booth rental with props, costumes, wigs, and a digital file of all photos from LA Photobooth (a $1,299 value). LA Photobooth's shot snappers will travel up to 25 miles from their headquarters in Woodside for free, with a $0.60 per-mile fee thereafter.
LA Photobooth's staff takes its high-end photo equipment on the road, accessorizing get-togethers and shindigs with smile-inspiring self-service photography. An on-site technician assembles a pop-up professional photography studio at a location of the client's choice—setting up a backdrop, professional lighting, twin displays, and an automatic DSLR camera—and tends to the three-hour rental to ensure the shoot goes swimmingly. During revelries of up to 500 partygoers, 15 guests at a time can pile into the frame and pose for unlimited snapshots, making goofy faces or forming inverted-human pyramids as they wait for a cohort to hit the foot-activated remote, which captures their image and transfers it for immediate viewing on the monitors. In preparation for an especially entertaining shoot, posers can peruse a rolling rack of eclectic props, elaborate costumes, and vibrant wigs, donning tattered pirate costumes for wacky pictures with pals or angel costumes to fake their own deaths.
After the event, one of LA Photobooth's professional photographers carefully browses the gallery of pictures, adjusting them to produce the highest-quality memories. The event host then receives a digital file of all the high-resolution images, which they may upload to social-networking sites or hold on to for future blackmailing needs. For the best chance of securing a booth, customers should schedule as early as possible.