Feather boas, oversize glasses, and false mustaches mounted on sticks rarely fail to get a party started. At least that’s what Picture Perfect Photo Booth's attendants count on as they lug those and other props to galas ranging from company picnics to graduation parties to family reunions. Once they've arrived and set up their black-curtained booth, partygoers can begin layering on whimsical accessories to take a silly photo or to pose as a long-lost family member just passing through town. Patrons can opt for either black-and-white or color photos, and can even customize the layout of their photo strips.
Memory Frames Photo Booth preserves fun-filled moments by snapping black-and-white or colored photographs during parties, weddings, and other events. Following a five-second countdown, the booth's lights flash, capturing the smiles and Shar-Pei impressions of up to three guests snuggled inside. Two identical photo strips print out in less than 8 seconds, revealing subjects dressed in props chosen from the costume trunk. For large parties, an attendant can attach extendable wings to the booth, allowing up to seven guests in a photo at once.
In an effort to help the people of Japan still reeling from this historic catastrophe, Kemmetmueller Photography is volunteering its resources and the skills of its staff to raise money for American Red Cross's relief efforts. If at least 25 contributions are made to today’s G-Team campaign, Kemmetmueller will provide each donor with a 45-minute family, individual, or baby portrait session, plus proofs and $50 toward prints (a $399 total value). The photo shoots will be conducted either at Kemmetmueller’s 3,000-square-foot indoor studio in Deephaven or at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska. (Donors will not need to pay arboretum admission for photo sessions.)
At CL!X Portrait Studios, photographers can capture well-posed shots of siblings in matching sweaters or click away at kids in their natural state of play, whether they are giggling in a frilly tutu or banging on a set of pots and pans. The studio’s array of portraiture styles reflects its founders’ goals: Sandy and Michael Pawlyszyn started CL!X after searching fruitlessly for a user-friendly way to document their own kids’ childhoods. Now, their team of photographers snaps youthful smiles in the studio as well as on site in the community, helming shoots at local schools, dance studios, and sports games. Their subjects need not be children, though—they can craft portraits of entire families, moms-to-be, and high-school seniors before they graduate and cycle back to preschool. The crew also takes photographic fun on the road via photo-booth rentals, which let partiers create their own lasting memories at special events.
Signature service: Green Screen Photo Booth
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Pro Tip: Make your reservations early to ensure your date is available.
Shutterbug Photo Booths' use hand-built photo booths with their own personal touch and the latest photo technology. The current models not only spit out strip after strip of photos, but can also upload pictures directly to Facebook and compile photo guestbooks throughout events. While the booth works its magic, the company's friendly attendants work the crowd, handing out freshly printed photo strips, props to enliven snapshots, and free critiques of Robert De Niro impressions. They also take care of transportation, set up, and tear-down of the photo booths, making rentals stress-free for party hosts.