Thanks to TapSnap, the photo booth has finally caught up to the 21st century. Exploding the traditional photo-booth concept, TapSnap's designers got rid of the walls, cramped space, and lack of viewing screen. Instead, they created a mobile photo kiosk that features a 42-inch touchscreen, printer, and sharing capabilities through Facebook or email. Once guests snap a picture, they can customize their shots with digital props, text, color effects, and thought bubbles, which can serve as a new-fangled way to ask your crush if they like your fake mustache. Rental units are run by attendants to ensure interacting with the system is easy. Photos can also be branded to commemorate a wedding or a corporate event.
LivePix Studios' mobile photo studios go on-location to capture the sillier side of clients' special moments from birthday parties to weddings. Photographers tote along colorful backgrounds ranging from polka dots to eye-crossing designs and a box of hundreds of props so subjects can surprise the host by wearing fake mustaches or kooky sunglasses. Post-party, hosts receive a DVD with a slideshow of all the shots for viewing at the party's 20-year reunion.
With a black curtain slung neatly across its entrance, Just 4 Grins Photo Booth Rentals' photo booth can only try to contain the silly faces and unbounded snickers that accompany each shutter click. The company's all-digital booths pluck passing moments from weddings, parties, and other events with unlimited black-and-white or color photos snapped over the course of several hours. Inside the booth, giggling guests push a button, pose for a series of shots, and retrieve the results eight seconds later from a printer. Images are automatically saved and, following the event, get transferred to a DVD, letting hosts see exactly what happened inside the booth without having to hire a police sketch artist to draw the evening scene-for-scene.
Renting your own photobooth can both add a spontaneous atmosphere of fun to parties and assist scientific studies on the human face's full mugging capabilities. This Groupon is subject to availability; call ahead to ensure that your desired date is available.
In the curtained-off confines of one of Hill Country Photo Booths? booths, partygoers grin, cross their eyes, and give each other bunny ears?lighthearted displays captured in high-resolution photos. As an LCD screen captures posing partygoers, a technician oversees the booth for the duration of the rental, ensuring that photo strips print properly and ghosts don?t blur images with their ectoplasmic thumbprints. After the revelry, hosts can peruse the event?s shots?in color or black and white?in a personalized event scrapbook or on DVD.
Beyond photo booths, the business rents other audiovisual equipment, such as projectors, screens, or TVs equipped with Wiis or Rock Band. Staffers can even connect hosts with party venues such as Palm Door, a refurbished 1936 cabinetmaker?s shop that adds a touch of old Texas to weddings, much like hiring a horse to officiate.