These days, most people are content to document parties by using their cellphones to snap blurry, dimly lit, and unremarkable photographs; Virginia Photo Booths and More owner Michael Massino is not. He knows there’s something special that happens when you and a friend or ten pile into a photo booth and jostle playfully while hastily deciding what goofy face to make before the shutter clicks. To elevate mundane party photographs to treasured keepsakes, Michael and the team at Virginia Photo Booths and More offer nostalgic portable photo booths and photo packages. Their booth of choice is the Model 12 booth⎯dubbed "best on the market" by America's Photobooth Association and "most likely to make a British Foot Guard smile" by pranksters everywhere. This model combines the vintage feel of a real photo booth with technology fit for the modern world. Its 15-megapixel camera slings images printed via dye sublimation, delivering crisp prints of any pose. Hosts can choose from four different color palettes, made-to-order messaging options, and customized backgrounds to match an event's décor. Afterwards, they can share frames on email, Twitter, and Facebook, through a personal webpage with all event photos or by plastering them on the town's welcome sign. Additional services such as props, professionally designed booth wraps, and background music can also be added for finishing touches.
If motoBooth's photo gallery proves one thing, it's that party guests take memorable pictures whenever they encounter a photo booth. The company's compact, transportable booths, which are constructed and operated by trained attendants, coax goofy faces, heart-melting smiles, and happy accidents from those in front of the lens. In order to safeguard these memories for hosts, every event’s photos are collected and placed inside personalized scrapbooks—much like the shattered remnants of your very first broken dish.
As their name would imply, SillyShotz Photobooth Company's attendants don't expect the people climbing into their booths to take themselves too seriously. Every rental package comes with a kit of zany props, including feather boas, shutter shades, and hats. Up to 10 guests can pile into the booth at once, a feat that most photobooths could only pull off at a human Tetris convention. The resulting photo strips include several creative display options, including magnetic frames, personalized scrapbooks, and framed collages.
BD Creative Images' primary goal is to collect and preserve cherished memories. The photographer, Brant Squirrel, captures those memories in stylistic images that employ unique angles and postproduction editing to create one-of-a-kind pictures. He works closely with families, kids, couples, and moms-to-be during shoots to ensure he adds the exact right polish to each image. Family pets can even get in on the action with pet portraiture. His skills can also be applied to special events such as birthdays and wedding receptions. Those celebrations can be enlivened with by including one of the company's photo booths, replete with a photographer, assistant, and studio lighting.
National publications such as Shutterbug magazine, Professional Photographer magazine, Rangefinder, and American Photo magazine have taken notice of Scott and Adina Hayne. The duo's edgy portraiture style sets subjects at the fore of a wide-angled backdrop and moves in for gauzy close-ups that accentuate natural beauty. The results evoke an "in-the-moment" aesthetic in wedding pictures, leave senior portraits ready for fashion magazines, and prompt parents to wonder who replaced the kids with professional models in family pictures. Besides capturing images, the expert clickers preside over lectures and workshops aimed at digital photographers of all experience levels.
RST Photo Booth livens up special events with customizable photo booths adaptable to scores of party situations. Big weddings can allow partygoers to get in and out of the booth quickly with an easy access stand-up configuration, while smaller crowds can take their time with a sit down booth. Rental booths can also be set up with enclosures to let guests get comfortable enough to go wild and goofy for photos, while open air configurations help guests fit all four of their heads in frame. RST is one of the few businesses of this nature that also included props free of charge with all their photo booth rentals.