Music thumps and LED lights flash as up to 15 people don props and watch themselves file into Flash Photo Booths’ private booth on a 20” flat-screen LCD monitor. After guests select color or black-and-white photos, an ultra-high-resolution, 18-mega-pixel digital SLR camera snaps shots every six to eight seconds. Lab-quality printers produce 4"x6” prints in fewer than 15 second, enabling partygoers to collect ample evidence of revelry at weddings, birthday celebrations, graduations, and reenactments of landmark court trials. Greenscreen effects are also available, allowing customers to set their photos against exciting backdrops such as a leopard-filled jungle or a hockey game. An onsite attendant follows the booth to take charge of both setup and takedown, and remains on-hand to assist with operation.
Head photographer Kevin Richtik began his career at Caroline Photography in 1986. He rose through the ranks, adapting his skills to the ever-changing technology without abandoning his core mission to create beautiful, storytelling images. He lends his eye to brides and grooms, families, and graduating seniors, immortalizing candid moments and authentic smiles. His photography, and that of his staff, earned the business recognition from Record as the one of San Joaquin’s best family photography studios of 2012.
Photographer Laura thinks of photos not as keepsakes or freeze frames, but as the doorways to memories, made immune to the ravages of time. She captures her clients’ life-altering events on film, providing them a way to step into their own past and remember growing up, getting married, giving birth, and raising a family. She organizes her online photo gallery with such descriptors, a glimpse of the entire cycle of human existence in one drop-down menu. After taking shots, she transforms pixels into both prints and retouched digital images, depending upon client preference.
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.