Inside a private, enclosed photo booth from Fun Booth Photos, up to 10 party guests adorned in fun props squeeze together. After checking their silliest faces in the 22-inch touch screen and making sure their hair isn't on fire, guests pose for an 18-megapixel Canon digital SLR inside the professionally lighted booth.
The booth then prints two individual photo strips within 10 seconds, and at the end of the festivities, all pictures are gathered into an album for the hosts to keep. The booth is set up by an attendant, who arrives in party-appropriate attire.
The DJ is spinning hits, the MC is keeping the fun flowing smoothly, and the dance floor is packed, all in a room decked out with billowing fabric, crystal chandeliers, and dramatic lighting. Guests standing in the photo-booth line gaze at video screens, or scope out a spot on comfy mod lounge furniture. The scene isn't a hip nightclub—it could be any event managed by Elevated Event Design. The company aims to make parties as fun to throw as they are to attend by providing a comprehensive bundle of services under one roof. Opportunities for customization abound, whether hosts are selecting a set from a music library of 150,000 songs, designing a monogram for the center of a portable dance floor, or deciding whether there's any risk of guests mistaking Chinese lanterns for piñatas.
Catering to Chicago and Northwest Indiana, Music 4 Life furnishes any party with entertainment professionals dedicated to transforming dull events into hopping shindigs. DJs draw on more than 60,000 hit songs from the ’50s through the modern day to light up dance floors, and karaoke machines draw on more than 100,000 songs to encourage sing-alongs. Other services include photo-booth rentals with props, mood-setting uplighting, and promotions to spread the word about newly opened businesses and kids’ first haircuts.
With the help of Bespoke Photobooths, cheek-to-cheek smiles, fish faces, and festive smooches are captured instantly, allowing them to be splayed across refrigerators and photo books as mementos of happy gatherings. Suit-garbed attendants stand by and welcome up to six guests into the spacious photo booths, where partygoers can don an array of novelty props and pose before an LCD screen. Immediately following the camera flash, the booths kick out strips of color or black-and-white photos, with borders bearing custom text or dates marking weddings, birthday parties, and obedience-school reunions. The company can also arrange keepsakes such as photo books and DVDs for the hosts as a permanent reminder of their special day.
The shutterbugs at Doris Photography alternate between candid shots and casual poses of their subjects, drawing on skills they've honed for more than 20 years. Their flashbulbs flicker for weddings, headshots, and passport photos, and they capture images of newborns to adorn the book jackets of babies’ first novels. Far from a conventional photo studio, Doris Photography rents out its automatic photo booth, sends videographers to events, and creates custom slide shows and invitations.