Operating out of a rehabbed '50s diner, photographer Joseph Balena carries out in-studio and on-location photo shoots that boil over with authenticity. His signature style of lensmanship results in prints that feel as if they were ripped from a fashion magazine. For parties that don't require a photog with legs or human emotions, Balena and his team cart their digital photo booth throughout the Pittsburgh metro area. The hyper-fast booth injects snap-shooting fun into fetes with onsite prints, props, and vampire-sensitive film.
SweetPix Photo Booths’ staff members install, prepare, and dismantle portable picture studios in which revelers can snap up rectangular memories. Unlike traditional photo booths, the picture chamber is amply sized, enabling casual poses and creative reenactments of iconic mug shots. Create instant party favors by capping creative posturing with sparkly fedoras and firemen's helmets. Party planners can also commemorate the festivities by stamping each photo with a logo, a printed message, or the subtle smell of musk. A knowledgeable assistant stands watch, aiding in the birth of infant images and facilitating the continuous flow of unlimited prints throughout the four-hour rental. After the event, ocular alchemists conjure a flash drive filled with every image, compiling grins, pouts, and background apparitions into a thumb-size medium.
In their 3,000-square-foot studio or on-location, the visual-media experts at FineLine Weddings—whose striking, modern images earned a bride’s-choice award from WeddingWire.com—record special moments with photography and videography. Although they specialize in wedding, engagement, bridal, and “trash the dress” photography, their services also include boudoir photography, senior portraits, and a variety of prints, keepsakes, and albums. In the studio, 24 backdrop designs and sets offer customers a choice of settings, and flexible photographers can capture an array of moods including elegant, goofy, artistic, romantic, or hungry for pizza. Clients are encouraged to bring their own music to their photo shoots, or they can select music from FineLine’s satellite-radio system.
After photo shoots, a dedicated staff of professional photo editors touch up all photos, and FineLine Weddings guarantees that wedding photos will be ready within eight weeks of the wedding date. To complete momentous days, FineLine also offers wedding DJ and photo-booth-rental services.
Photoriffic Memories dispatches professional hosts to parties throughout the area to help revelers capture the energy of their celebrations on black-and-white and color prints. Their open-style photo booths can occupy up to 20 people, who follow simple on-screen instructions before posing, using optional props, and expressively describing their favorite cheeses. The photo strips can be customized with a phrase befitting the celebration, and optional green screens allow hosts to add a theme to the printed shots. The company publishes all of the night's photos on its website, creating an online photo album from which guests can view or order prints.