Within the confines of a Clear Choice Photobooth, an 18 mega-pixel digital SLR camera snaps crystal-clear shots of posing partygoers, spitting out photo strips fewer than 10 second after each shoot’s conclusion. With simple steel exteriors, the booths can blend into events whose tones range from casual to formal, including milestone celebrations such as bar and bat mitzvahs, weddings, and baby’s first rollerblades. Optional extras range from a treasure trove of props to a green screen before which subjects can pose, only to be transported by photo-editing wizardry to fanciful locales after the shoot. Each booth also comes with a high-definition video camera, which hosts can activate for a fee, to record personalized messages or brief public service announcements about the dangers of open-flame-themed parties. Rather than leaving hosts to wrangle the complex machinery, technicians deliver, set up, and disassemble booths free of charge, and an attendant watches over the booths throughout the rental duration.
Families, babies, couples?even sassy garter belts. Belle En Blanc Photography's shutterbugs capture it all using high-quality cameras, a professional understanding of lighting, and expert editing software, resulting in images as stylish as they are personal. Every shot is imbued with the personality of its subjects. Brides and bridesmaids playfully mug for the lens, newly engaged duos share a private joke, infants nibble parents' noses, and sun hats strategically cover bare torsos in sensual boudoir images.
Red Rock Company tests athletic mettle with barn-burning feats of speed ranging from cycle races to triathlon competitions. Multiple divisions for many races encourage all genders and species to participate. Cyclists might go spoke-to-spoke through the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests during the Landis Cyclery Barn Burner 104 ($115 individual registration) or hit the pavement with the Four Peaks Brewing Urban Dirt Triathlon ($85 entry). Customers can also opt to compete in both the 1-mile swim and 5K run with the Top Banana registration ($50 registration, $70 day-of) or try a 2-mile standup paddleboard or paddle race ($35 registration, $45 day-of). The company also puts on Surftech RSP3 events, which include paddleboarding, running, and swimming races.
Most memories of typical photo booths involve cramming into a small box and jockeying for space on its solitary bench. Ugly Duck Photo Booths instead employs an open air format, leaving ample space for friends and family to pose for memorable shots in front of a high-resolution camera. Not only does the booth provide plenty of space, but makes the process quick and easy—all guests have to do is pile in, push a button, and wait for the countdown until showtime. Plus, a personal attendant stands by to answer any questions or assess the accuracy of Richard Nixon impersonations. A customized backdrop and front panel, as well as a panoply of wacky props—such as feather boas and uncharacteristic hats—also help add to the memorability of events. Once the camera captures poses, a digital printer returns customized 4"x6" photo strips within just 20 seconds, letting partiers quickly see whether or not they need to correct their spelling of "YMCA" for the next go-around.
AZ Photo Party's portable photo booths work to preserve memories at celebratory events, fueling grins with silly props. A friendly technician installs and mans a red, white, or black velvet chamber spacious enough to accommodate up to 10 partygoers or five excited octopi. Before the shutter clicks, partiers can disguise themselves with a cowboy's broad-brimmed hat or don sunglasses and a police officer's cap to add realism to a jailhouse-rock tableau. Guests take home an unlimited number of prints from the bash, and the host receives a disk of digital images that may be replicated with a printer or uploaded to an online profile. Prior to the party, AZ's team can customize the booth so that each photo bears a custom tag line or logo to commemorate the event.