Signature service: Photo-booth silver rental package
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Brands Used: Canon DSLR Camera; Hiti Sub Dye lab-quality printer
Pro Tip: We bring the photo-booth rental to your event and then the fun begins; grab a prop and strike a pose.
Princesses Elsa, Cinderella and Beauty: these are just a few of the princesses youngsters can morph into at Kid's Photo Fun. That's because the studio caters to children's imaginations with themed photo shoots.?The themes include Girls' Night Out and Winter Wonderland, a magical fantasy world where every day is a snow day from school. Kids can also strike a royal pose in front of a 10-foot castle that features a tower and drawbridge.
When Skyler and Dianna Blattner got married, everyone at their reception had a blast crowding into a photo booth. The newlyweds came away with fabulous memories, snapshots of their friends, and the itch to start their own business. Today, they give others a chance to indulge in such goofiness and glamour by renting out their own curtain-clad photo booths. As business owners, the Blattners pride themselves on their flexibility, which translates into a seamless party experience for their customers.
Staff members deliver and set up the six-foot-tall booth, whose five square feet are cordoned off in velvet curtains and a host-chosen portrait backdrop. Though equipped with a futuristic touchscreen and a high-res digital camera, the booth is highly portable, designed to be kind to floors and wheelchair accessible, and can even be moved during the party.
When up to 10 party guests enter the booth, they first tap the screen to choose between color and black and white, then don accessories from the props box and grin as four snapshots are taken. Twelve seconds later, a strip emerges, showcasing the shots alone or with custom text and graphics. The quartet of images is printed on archival paper designed to resist water, fingerprints, and marker mustaches. High-res video messages or real-time Internet uploading may be added to a booth-rental package. After the last flash has been dispatched, staffers cart the booth away, back to the grassy field where it grazes when it's not on duty.
"Photo booths are definitely in and very popular," according to Aaron, the owner of Majestic Photo-Booth Rentals. At his wife's annual Christmas party, the line for the photo booth often runs 10 people deep. But thanks to his unusually spacious booths—which accommodate exactly 10 people—the line moves quickly, and the brief layover supplies a chance to peruse the prop kit.
After putting on feather boas or oversized sunglasses, guests assemble around a 23-inch touch screen, choose color or black-and-white, and pose for three frames. No more than 10 seconds later, two photo strips emerge from the printer. Guests also may record a 30-second video, which makes the booths "very popular for weddings." Much like a voting booth, the mini photo studio is supervised by one or two attendants who hum “This Land is Your Land” to keep the mood light.
Lone Star State Photo memorializes special events with photo-booth rentals that include assistance from a professional operator. Guests may take an unlimited number of photos, each customized with graphics or personal text printed on the strip. Afterward, hosts receive a DVD with all of their event’s images, plus online access to the full album.
Josh and Sesh, the friends who founded Photo Booth Dallas, know that customers want advanced technology. That's why they outfitted their photo booths with customizable LCD screens and instant Internet uploading capabilities. But they also know the value of good customer service—they schedule just one event per day, ensuring that each client gets their full attention.
Large groups of people can fit into each curtained booth, something utterly unacceptable at the opera. Once inside, guests press digital buttons to choose color or black-and-white prints, and then pose with a slew of provided props. Hosts can also opt for a video-enabled booth or request tuxedo-clad DJs to set the mood with 1,000-watt speakers, CD turntables, and intelligent light shows.