The curtain draws back, guests enter, and the curtain flutters closed behind them. Then the show begins as flashbulbs flicker and guests pose in pink cowboy hats and feather boas from the prop box. These playful moments happen hundreds of times during events enhanced with PhotoBooth4U's picture nooks. Booths zip out photo strips in eight seconds, and are built to withstand groups of rambunctious party people. Packages are suited to clients' needs, and can include unlimited prints, onsite attendants, and quick delivery, setup, and take-down.
Outside of the packed theatre, a sleek sedan glides its way to the curb. An expectant hush falls over the gathered masses as the door opens to reveal the car's famous passenger. There is a pause, and brief silence, before frenzied cheers are punctuated by a flurry of popping flashbulbs. Scenes like this, common in entertainment capitals all over the world, are what the photographers at Photo Booth of the Stars seek to replicate on a small-scale at private event engagements throughout Chicagoland. Their brand of memory-making has proven especially popular at weddings, where reception guests can pose in front of backdrops that celebrate matrimony with pictures of hearts, rings, and the best man giving a thumbs up.
You're Here To Smile Photography?s professional photographs capture smiles and goofy moments at a number of occasions such as weddings, family portraits, and parties. They also help clients immortalize moments with a photo booth that uses studio lighting, a professional camera, and an optional green screen.
By their own estimation, the photographers, video editors, lighting technicians, and other staff at Chicago-based Complete Music And Video are involved in more than 13,000 weddings each year. They cover five major facets of wedding and event production: Using DSLR cameras, their photographers take a candid, photo-journalistic approach, which allows them to capture intimate details, such as fingers gently touching over a tablecloth, or large-scale ones such as horses bursting out of the wedding cake. Similarly, their videographers can preserve the best moments—or an entire evening—using state-of-the-art HD cameras.
Meanwhile, the DJs work with clients to craft evening announcements as well as toe-tapping playlists. Lighting technicians, on the other hand, use overhead lights, monograms, lighted tables, and other elements to conjure any atmosphere you desire. Additionally, Complete Music And Video will let you and your party guests take memory-capturing into their own hands with enclosed photo booths, each of which contains a selection of playful props.
Within ColorfulDreams4U’s newly renovated studio and retail space, a team of memory preservation experts immortalizes visitors’ likeliness during portrait sessions. With up to 24 backdrops available, owners Ron and Gloria can whisk their portrait subjects to exotic locales and landscapes without annoying photo bombs by the Grand Canyon. The studio’s various props—including school desks, picnic baskets, and fire trucks—also allow the skilled picture takers to create vivid, unique scenes. Along with in-studio photography, the duo also shoots weddings and sends its portable Betty in the Spotlight photo booths to birthday parties and special events. For a glimpse of some of their work, check out their online gallery.
While waiting for their photo sessions, clients can browse ColorfulDreams4u’s kaleidoscopic array of gifts, such as designer hats, steampunk jewelry, and pocket watches. The studio’s team also hand-wires one-of-a-kind crystal wedding bouquets with custom arrangements of semiprecious stones, crystals, beads, and flowers.