A flash of light transports party guests to the Wild West, a spooky pumpkin patch, or the interior of a rococo frame. But this isn't a teleportation device—it's a Mr. Smiles photo booth, which uses digital overlays and greenscreen technology to enhance snaps with backgrounds and scenery. Up to 10 people can pile into a frame at once, striking stately or silly poses for the high-definition lens, and photos print about 30 seconds after each flashbulb pops. Glossy edges tuck into guests' jacket pockets and a commemorative album for hosts, and guests can also browse the night's proofs online.
Inside Howe 2 Party's spacious photo booth, a professional-grade camera captures the grins, silly faces, and bunt signs broadcasted by up to 10 people. Unlimited black-and-white or color strips slide from the booth's lab-quality printer, which produces the results of each session within seconds. To ensure images aren't lost forever in wallets or after being used on Wanted ads, Howe 2 Party offers a scrapbooking service to preserve duplicate strips as well as high-resolution CD-ROMs stocked with all the pictures snapped during an event.
Mister Photo Booth, LLC's friendly attendants arrive an hour before the start of each event to set up their photo booths in preparation for an onslaught of guests, who will flaunt smiles and pose with colorful props and costumes. Sessions inside the booth yield a pair of 2"x7.25" strips-one for revelers to superglue to their fridge and the other for them to paste inside a personalized guestbook for the hosts. The strips, which are printed with a custom logo, make great souvenirs for all sorts of occasions, from weddings and graduation parties to corporate events and trade shows. Although the attendants have seen as many as 10 subjects pile inside a single booth, the vessels are still private enough for solo snapshots or presidential portraits.
After piling into Paper Memories' black curtain-sided photo-booth, but before pressing the shutter button, party-goers can dig through an eclectic assortment of props. These playful accessories, including wigs and over-sized neon glasses, add an extra splash of color to photos that commemorate special events such as birthdays or weddings. Within seconds of saying "cheese", color or black-and-white double photo-strips print from the booth as an on-site attendant assists with the entire process.
OKC Finest Photobooth‘s high-tech digital booths eschew the smudging ink traditional photo booths by snapping high-quality images and printing them out in about 10 seconds. During the Save the Date session, duos can take an unlimited number of shots, using quirky props such as neon-pink boas, oversize novelty sunglasses, and the groom. Couples can choose between color or black-and-white photo strips, then select which photos they wish to use for their Save the Date prints. Later that day, clients receive up to 250 printed copies—complete with their names emblazoned on a customized footer—and a DVD containing all of the images, which clients can insert into a computer or hang above the fireplace.
Partygoers faces smile back at them from a live-view monitor as they mug for the digital camera in one of the photo booths from 4 Takes Photo Booth. Eight seconds later, two studio-quality 2"x6” photo strips print out, with four images on each, in either color or black and white. This scene could unfold in almost any locale—with a 4'x6’ base, booths can nestle anywhere within reach of a typical 110V outlet, although outdoor locations must be protected from rain and locust plagues. Complimentary props, such as oversized sunglasses and boas, enliven shoots, and guests can relive party memories after the festivities by scrolling through online photo galleries.