While working in the wedding industry, Erin Michele Doran identified the potential for innovation in one wedding staple: the photo booth. Conventional booths were stuffy and boxy, with rigid lines that gave the booths an industrial feel. Erin decided to break the mold by designing a fleet of photo booths with more luxurious touches. Her company's photo booths boast draped benches, softer lighting, and more space for smiling party guests. The staff also customizes its photo booths for each event so the booth blends seamlessly with the party decor.
Though he's worked at more than 5,000 parties over the last two decades, Scott Rizzo shows no sign of tiring of his role as fun facilitator. At weddings, special events, and nightclubs, Rizzo and his team at TRP Entertainment spin exciting playlists, set up electrifying lights, and invite guests onstage to sing karaoke. Inside their portable photo booths, focused DSLR cameras capture revelers wearing wacky hats and hugging their wacky significant others. Photo strips emblazoned with custom art and messages print on photo-grade paper within 15 seconds.
The owners of Frozen Memories actually started working events as caterers, but they quickly realized something was missing from their range of services. They wanted to bring smiles and entertainment to parties, not just food. Then one fateful day, they attended a quinceanera with a photo booth, and in its flash bulbs, they saw the light. They decided to expand their business to include local photobooth service, with a few options beyond the traditional box. In addition to the traditional enclosure and props, there's an expansive open-air booth, complete with an inflated background that allows up to 16 people or four pygmy elephants to gather for a single photo.
Dennis Jones uses his photographic talents to capture the ineffable, striving to take photographs that are as unique as the people in them. To that end, he lets his clients choose the shoot location that best represents them, whether it’s at home, by a tranquil creek, or inside an enlarged replica of a kangaroo’s pouch. He and his crew specialize in portrait and wedding photography, which they offer in packages that include prints, digital images, and the sitting fee.
Lorena, the artist behind the lens at Precious Depictions Photography, specializes in natural-light photography. Her camera has captured the sun's rays as they shower the Golden Gate Bridge and the photons lighting up the beaming smiles of a family posed on smooth river rocks. Her gallery even features a baby curled up in a blanket on a guitar?a testament to the creative atmosphere of her shoots and an entirely new take on the lullaby.
The photographers at Mary Gillespie capture coy, intimate snapshots during one-on-one boudoir photo shoots. Ladies sit down for dollops of color, rouge, and lipstick from a professional makeup artist before slinking into the first of three alluring outfits. Subjects reveal as much or as little skin as they like, draping themselves in pearls or wisps of white bed sheets while dishing out incendiary eyewinks. Mary Gillespie's all-female staff puts subjects at ease and creates an environment where ladies feel free to prance, smile, and pose in front of two different backdrops. After the shoot, subjects receive a digital disc of eight edited images, any of which can be printed for an additional fee, ensuring long-time enjoyment should CD drives melt from the images’ body heat.