A flash of light transports party guests to the Wild West, a spooky pumpkin patch, or the interior of a rococo frame. But this isn't a teleportation device—it's a Mr. Smiles photo booth, which uses digital overlays and greenscreen technology to enhance snaps with backgrounds and scenery. Up to 10 people can pile into a frame at once, striking stately or silly poses for the high-definition lens, and photos print about 30 seconds after each flashbulb pops. Glossy edges tuck into guests' jacket pockets and a commemorative album for hosts, and guests can also browse the night's proofs online.
Inside Howe 2 Party's spacious photo booth, a professional-grade camera captures the grins, silly faces, and bunt signs broadcasted by up to 10 people. Unlimited black-and-white or color strips slide from the booth's lab-quality printer, which produces the results of each session within seconds. To ensure images aren't lost forever in wallets or after being used on Wanted ads, Howe 2 Party offers a scrapbooking service to preserve duplicate strips as well as high-resolution CD-ROMs stocked with all the pictures snapped during an event.
Mister Photo Booth, LLC's friendly attendants arrive an hour before the start of each event to set up their photo booths in preparation for an onslaught of guests, who will flaunt smiles and pose with colorful props and costumes. Sessions inside the booth yield a pair of 2"x7.25" strips-one for revelers to superglue to their fridge and the other for them to paste inside a personalized guestbook for the hosts. The strips, which are printed with a custom logo, make great souvenirs for all sorts of occasions, from weddings and graduation parties to corporate events and trade shows. Although the attendants have seen as many as 10 subjects pile inside a single booth, the vessels are still private enough for solo snapshots or presidential portraits.
After piling into Paper Memories' black curtain-sided photo-booth, but before pressing the shutter button, party-goers can dig through an eclectic assortment of props. These playful accessories, including wigs and over-sized neon glasses, add an extra splash of color to photos that commemorate special events such as birthdays or weddings. Within seconds of saying "cheese", color or black-and-white double photo-strips print from the booth as an on-site attendant assists with the entire process.