Popcorn explodes into edible fluff; shaved ice and sugary syrup fill paper snow-cone cylinders; wisps of cotton candy swirl around sticks. Jumpin' Jam Blast makes memories such as these with a variety of party rentals. And the rentals aren't exclusively food machines; they include everything from bounce houses and water slides to tables, chairs, and tents. The business also provides entertainers and party staff such as DJs, costumed characters, and photographers.
The nugget of inspiration that sparked Photo In a Box occurred when one of the founders wanted a photo booth for his own wedding, but wouldn’t settle for inferior service or unrealistic prices. The two founders—who are also best friends—went with the obvious solution: start their own photo-booth company. Now they service DC, Northern Virginia, Maryland, and other more remote locales, toting along professional photo booths to events such as weddings, birthdays, or pre-New Year's Eve parties in July. Some of the booths snap high-resolution shots printed on classic photo-booth strips, while some come equipped with video and social media–integration capabilities. A prop box holds fun toys and costumes such as boas, tiaras, and oversized glasses, and Photo In a Box can customize each booth experience according to the occasion with personalized strip borders and props.
Unlike the bland photos taken at the real DMV, images snapped at DMV PhotoBooth Rentals show subjects having the time of their lives. Up to eight guests pile in to the tented enclosure, sporting an array of colorful sunglasses, top hats and other props. After guests cue the touch-screen controls, a high-end DSLR camera snaps unlimited shots, sending them to the dye-sublimation printer. Guests can take home traditional photo strips and digital images injected onto a CD or USB. The booth also lets guests customize their rental with options such as green-screen backgrounds, customized headers on prints and photo albums.
Diana Lewkowicz doesn't view photography as a career as much a vocation. Diana's uninhibited passion for photography has led her on trips around the globe, where she’s captured her clients’ happy moments in all their unpredictable glory. Diana now brings that passion to her Natural Light Studio in Falls Church, Virginia, where she snaps shots of families, newborns, and more. Inside the studio, Diana has a number of different tools at her disposal to make each shoot unique, including natural and editorial lighting as well as props that can help make shy babies smile and break dance for the camera.
As their name would imply, SillyShotz Photobooth Company's attendants don't expect the people climbing into their booths to take themselves too seriously. Every rental package comes with a kit of zany props, including feather boas, shutter shades, and hats. Up to 10 guests can pile into the booth at once, a feat that most photobooths could only pull off at a human Tetris convention. The resulting photo strips include several creative display options, including magnetic frames, personalized scrapbooks, and framed collages.