Steven Burchard is used to entertaining an audience—he spent 13 years commanding the stage as a magician. So when he established Magical Memories Entertainment, he already boasted a solid understanding of what keeps crowds captivated. That’s why he and his team provide all the trappings for a memorable bash: DJs and bands; clowns, fortunetellers, and caricaturists; photographers and photo booths; and even arcade and carnival games.
With Flip a Hit?s affordable alternatives to expensive event-videography packages, friends and family members become the creative directors behind big events such as weddings, bar mitzvahs, and birthday parties. Days before the event, the company ships out five pocket-sized HD video cameras so the motley film crew can capture behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the bride?s stunt double. Multiple roving cameras catch views that a professional videographer might not, and unique angles that produce a wide range of classic and candid footage. After sending the recordings and equipment back to Flip a Hit, the business?s professional editors refine the raw footage and mail back a highlight reel in addition to the raw footage, all of which can also be hosted online.
InsideOutBooth makes its name capturing natural images of people, whether they're smiling at a wedding or half-blinking as they do in all photos. A photobooth without the booth structure, the company's open-air photography area lets many people pose together in a single shot. To help things run smoothly, attendants come along for every event and set up, run the booth, and clean up when the party's done. Packages streamline the many additional options available to party hosts, with some adding custom backdrop colors or even green screens to set images against any custom scenes. Red carpet-style set ups, wood or plastic frames for prints, and customized posters commemorating the event can also be added on.
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.
Oversize sunglasses, novelty hats, or simple smiles bedeck partygoers at weddings, birthdays, and corporate events as they pile into Fox Photo Lounge’s spacious photo booths. Behind the booth’s custom privacy drape, guests strike free-form poses while a modern digital camera clicks color or black-and-white photos. The prints—which can be arranged in single, double, or four-photo layouts—reel out of the printer embossed with the details of the event, helping commemorate the occasion when hosts file them into a complimentary scrapbook or the filing cabinet in their handbags.
Fox Photo Lounge attendants set up all equipment before events and stay on hand for the duration of the rental to ensure a smooth, problem-free evening. In addition to personalized prints and decorative scrapbooks, all photo packages include a USB storage device filled with photos guests can share online or print at home.
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.