My Flash Photo Booth captures memories that might otherwise be lost in the excitement of a soiree. Its mini booths stand atop tables poised to snap candids, and freestanding booths freeze frames in the open air. Printers spit out photo strips on the spot, and hosts will also get a flash drive and DVD containing all images. These files can then be printed out and placed into photo albums or stuffed into a piñata that will be busted open at next year’s event.
My Social Booth captures memories with two types of photo booths: a traditional booth with silky curtains and an elegant freestanding booth. All three have advanced cameras, touchscreens, and high-resolution inkjet printers that create black-and-white, color, or sepia-toned photo strips. Groups can get creative with props and accessories such as mustache silhouettes.
From under the brim of a ten-gallon hat, the stern face of a rifle-toting man peers out across a table laden with liquor bottles. Despite appearances, this isn’t Wyatt Earp. Rather, he’s the subject of a signature old-time photo taken at The Solvang Photographers and Photo Gallery. Here, modern-day subjects slip easily into the period garb of Southern belles, gun slingers, bar ladies, and outlaw cacti to pose for sepia-toned photographs. Started by Geoffrey T. Grant in 1976 and now helmed by his daughter and her husband, the family-run business welcomes subjects of all ages into its camera’s scope for unique portraits of families, couples, kids, and friends.
The people who pose for Peekabooth photos are mostly Vikings or celebrities––if you judge by their horned helmets and oversized sunglasses, that is. Really, those accessories are just props from the booths' eclectic prop boxes, which are include in each rental. An attendant oversees the booths, too, answering revelers' questions about how to pose, or whether vampires can be seen in photographs. Along with the helpful attendant, the Sony sub-dye printers churn out unlimited high-quality prints, producing double copies a mere 10 seconds after the posing session ends.
Whether choosing the open-air or enclosed setup, Ventura County’s MoJo Photo Booth’s picture nooks add extra excitement to parties and special events. Guests can clamber into booths or before the open-air setups adorned in props such as fedoras and oversize sunglasses to pose for posterity. During events, they get unlimited prints, and an onsite attendant stands by to ensure smooth operation.
Yuen Lui Studio, a family-owned photography business specializing in individual and family portraits and wedding photography, creates visual heirlooms in a tradition of quality it has upheld since 1947. With several area studios available, each boasts a multitude of backdrop options for portraiture sessions, or photographers may take sessions outdoors to add natural scenery to the frame. Wedding and engagement shots come to life under the careful eyes of each photographer as they seize rare moments and trap them in frames to be displayed like trophies from a hunt. High-school, child, baby, and family portraits keep precious memories locked in time for clients, who can peruse an online gallery of their images after their session.