Beyond its work staging traditional photo shoots and portraiture, Garden State Photo Studio's team of event photojournalists is dispatched to special occasions to tell their stories. As celebrations such as weddings, sweet sixteens, and bar mitzvahs unfold, photogs follow the belles of the ball, snapping or videotaping a chronology of candid moments with their professional-grade digital cameras and lighting equipment.
Garden State?s traveling photo booths fuel party-time fun and memory-making. After attendants set up the stationary photographer, party-goers pile in as the booth snaps pictures of the revelry. Instant images are printed onto strips and posted online so that guests can relive the memories later or ask the photo booth accusingly why it took so many pictures of Karen.
Equipped with high-res Canon digital SLR cameras and flash-portrait studio lighting, Vogue Photo Box’s open-air photo booths snap off top-quality pictures during birthdays, bar mitzvahs, weddings, and other special occasions. Booths offer easy on-screen instructions and print out customized photo strips in black-and-white or color. An onsite attendant sets up and breaks down the booth, and is always ready to assist with any inquiries.
Ball pits and roller coasters one day, music and dancing the next day, and picture time with Sponge Man another day. With the themed play dates at Kids Rule, kids experience something new each day. The entertainment center also beckons parties with its 30 snow machines, 30 bubble machines, and confetti cannons, as well as a music-responsive LED dance floor. Younger kids can ride roller coasters and trains, and older kids can slip into large inflated spheres for a game of human bumper balls, build a stuffed animal, or turn friends into abstract art with a paintball battle.
Liron Amsellem, photographer and former VP of the PVA NY Professional Photography Association, wears many creative hats—this artistic powerhouse is also an interior designer, jeweler, and stylist. She walked away from a promising architecture career in Dallas and into New York’s bustling streets, where she continues to embrace the freedom that her photography career affords her.
At Verona’s Photography, the shutterbug-in-chief captures photojournalistic, candid, and posed shots of families, models, and actors, aiming her lens at every stolen moment and flashing smile she can find. She illustrates the grace and movement of dance as easily as she preserves the memory of happy couples, food and products, and high fashion. When she isn’t coordinating on-site engagement and baby shoots, Amsellem can be found at weddings and events across the city, documenting festivities and attempts to rig corporate bingo games on camera.
Interactive screens, pictures easily uploaded to social media, and room for eight people—these are just a few of the things that set the photo booths of Mashbooths, Inc., apart from the photo booths of its competitors. The company, created by two freelance photographers looking for a better photo booth for their wedding, whisks its modern picture boxes to all manner of receptions and corporate functions. Once there, the staff arms subjects with props and digital photos that are clear, crisp, and ready for viewing on your social-media profile.
A Picsfly Photobooth instantly enhances any party. Revelers crowd in, grab props, and pose for pictures off in front of patterned and personalized backdrops. There's no end to the range of booth experiences and looks: events spotlighted in the Picsfly portfolio showcase a very wide range of moods and styles. The album from Agnes and Mike's wedding, for instance, features animated gifs of guests as they laugh and pose. Plus, the pictures' various green-screen backdrops have silly, half-cartoon pictures of the happy couple in the background. Pictures of a 30th birthday, on the other hand, feature superhero masks and a white, non-digital backdrop.
Props are included in every package plus plenty of other fun extras. By renting the Instagram Printer, invented in 1455 by Guttenberg's more technologically adroit twin brother, guests can print their own phone pics from the event. Booth users can add a guestbook to their rental package, too.