Set against silky backdrops and swathed in out-of-character props, party guests pose for pictures inside one of the photo booths by Marvelous Image Booth. As they return their feather boas and monocles to the attendant, photo strips emerge from the printer, each emblazoned with a customized event logo or message. The pictures and strips are unlimited during the rental period, and the images from each event are transferred to a CD for safekeeping or use as a sentimental pocket mirror. Additional amenities include photo scrapbooks for guests to decorate, and VIP treatments with velvet ropes and red carpet.
As the name implies, PicStarz is all about making you the star of your own party. The company hauls its photo booths to special events all around Michigan, where guests proceed to capture timeless moments in all of their high-resolution glory. A PicStarz rental comes with unlimited color or black-and-white photographs, plus a variety of props to infuse shoots with a little extra pizazz. An on-site technician watches over the booth to make sure the flash goes off properly and nobody ever, under any circumstances, presses the red button. In addition to its photo booths, PicStarz brings life to the party with live DJ services.
Planet DJs outfits each party with the appropriate DJ, enhancing wild shindigs with vivacious entertainers and sophisticated weddings and corporate functions with tasteful record-flippers. They accommodate all functions, including bar mitzvahs, proms, and family events, with a choice of speakers and lighting, and complete parties with extras such as karaoke equipment, photo booths, and catering.
Those accustomed to the blurry black-and-white photo strips that spit themselves out of the average photobooth will be pleasantly surprised after posing in one of Ideal Bliss Photos' cutting-edge cabinets. That's because the company's husband-and-wife photography team installs a professional camera and studio lighting inside each booth. This allows them to capture clear shots of photogenic revelers, their props, and their props' props at weddings, corporate events, and birthday parties. The single-option strip gets an update, as well; the owners also customize photos in the form of 4x6 prints and offer a web gallery for guests to view up to a year after the event.
Heather Zara never misses an opportunity to tell a story. Before starting Zara Creative, Heather worked as a TV reporter for Detroit's local NBC affiliate and a featured reporter on Fox Sports Detroit's The Pistons Weekly.
The video chronicler combines her expertise at Zara Creative, which creates cinema-like digital films from commercials to full-length movies, including music videos and short features for charity events that are often attended by pro athletes or amateur basket-weavers. But Heather's best stories might just come from weddings. For these life-changing events, she shoots and assembles footage into trailers, highlight reels, and full-length films. She can even create outtake reels to highlight whimsical moments or review footage to determine who exactly caught the bouquet really.
In the midst of wedding-planning chaos, a Detroit bride-to-be hit a wall. She couldn’t find a quality photo booth nearby and within her budget. So, with the help of three tech-savvy friends, she made her own. The booth was such a hit at her own wedding that the four friends decided to open The Picture Closet as a full-time endeavor. In its short life span, the company has entertained partygoers, fundraiser-gala attendees, and wedding guests with whimsical booths that double as a good place to sequester people when the ex-girlfriend makes her speech. Each booth comes with professional attendants to help subjects get gussied up in a range of costumes and props, and they also come with two instant photo strips per shoot. The Picture Closet can even emblazon snapshots with a customized event logo.