Husband-wife duo Mark and Marina Frost know what it's like. They saw each other from the opposite ends of a crowded room. They felt a pull toward one another. They knew. Since then, they've been committed not only to one another, but to helping other couples document their own stories through gorgeous wedding and engagement photography. Their expertly lit and strikingly composed shots capture moments big and little: a boutonniere waiting to be pinned on a lapel, the laughter of giddy bridesmaids, newlyweds clasping hands on the dance floor.
Their excitement for each couple and attention to the little things has earned them accolades such as The Knot's Best of Weddings award and Wedding Wire's Bride's Choice award, each for three years running. In addition to wedding-related photography, they also have a photo-booth-rental service for couples who want to remember what their guests looked like 50 years later, when they'll be uploaded to flying cars—the license of which will still only be earned after a four-hour wait at the DMV.
When Fenix Color's photographers approach a subject—be it families, fashion models, or weddings—they eschew meticulously posed shots for more candid moments. Inside their 2,500-square-foot studio, and on-location worldwide, they seek out the small details, from kids reaching for their parents' hands to couples sharing their first dance as newlyweds. After each session, the photographers assemble all their images into an online gallery so clients can choose their favorites to preserve as prints on glossy or matte paper. The same attention to detail characterizes the work of Fenix Color's event planners, who do everything from reviewing vendor contracts to coordinating brunches for the day after your soiree.
Though portrait and fashion photographer Zack DeZon specializes in personalized photo booths, the word booth is a misnomer. Built around a professional still camera and studio-style lighting, his open and visible sets seamlessly blend photo-booth and studio experiences. For each party or event, Zack collaborates with patrons on every aspect of their booth, including color, camera angle, props, and set dressing. Seamless white paper and high-contrast lighting make up his simplest sets, and customizable designs incorporate themes that range from film noir to hall of mirrors, which requires infinite photo booths. He can set up his mobile parties in nearly any location, and he mans the sets throughout each event to field questions and ensure everything runs smoothly.
Since 2001, RA Photo Booth has enlivened birthday parties, weddings, and dances with DJs, photo booths, and LED visual effects. Inside mobile photo booths, high-resolution digital cameras capture snapshots, which partygoers can use to decorate their lapels or foreheads with a little scotch tape. Alternatively, their DJs can decorate party soundscapes as LED light fixtures embellish floors and walls with a virtually unlimited number of customizable patterns, monograms and messages.
In an effort to make events easy for hosts, RA will set up all the necessary equipment before parties start. In addition, the LED lights they use consume less energy than traditional light bulbs and can often run off a single outlet, which gives guests more room on the dance floor to imitate inchworms.
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.
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.