Unlike the fenced-in photo booths of soirees past, The Simple Booth allows its subjects to roam free in an open space as they snap self-portraits. With an attendant looking on, partygoers strike poses in front of solid backdrops, which come as part of the standard package, or a scene they created via custom design options. The easy DIY approach to taking pictures lets subjects grin alongside supplied props and then trigger the camera’s click with a remote. Silly faces or somber looks of remonstration are then splashed across a large screen for group perusal. Within 48 hours of the event, photos make their way to Facebook, as well as to The Simple Booth’s online store, which stocks quality shots for printing.
Tosha Gaines photography runs the gamut from soft focus and muted colors to images bursting with brilliant hues and sharp detail. As a lifestyle photographer, she snaps photos on location and consults with clients to develop the styles they desire. She does that during photo shoots for families, couples, kids, and individuals. Great at working with everyone to foster a relaxed and fun environment, she also has a unique talent for working with those with special needs. Besides portrait sessions, Tosha also loves covering weddings and shooting engagement sessions.
At two studios and on location throughout the Birmingham area, Eagle Eye?s professional shutterbugs memorialize moments through sleek and urban styled photography. Lead by head photographer Danny Austin?s vision of creating vibrant, modern images, they snap portraits of families, seniors, and children, and capture lifelong memories at events such as weddings and high school sporting events.
Party photos might revive memories, but videos offer some added clarity. That's why It's Flippin Fun's photo booths invite party guests to make their own short films—up to eight seconds long—in front of the camera. However, you won't need a smartphone or tablet to watch them back—in fact, you won't even need electricity. Within two minutes of a bride and groom filming a smooch or birthday partiers recording eight glorious seconds of the Reverse Worm, the employees that staff the booth hand over a flipbook printed with the moving picture. Guests can take home a flipbook of their own film, and party hosts can watch them on a DVD compilation.
Oversize sunglasses, mustaches on a stick, and feather hats—these are just a few of the goofy props that enhance Party Shots' photo-booth experiences. In the photo booths, which fit up to 10 party-goers, guests don props, mug for the camera, and let loose. Photo strips print out in less than 10 seconds, allowing for quick scrapbooking and admiration. All rentals also include an onsite attendant and photo-strip customization. Party hosts can put their event logo on strips, or print a special message. Party Shots also uploads all the images to an online viewing gallery.
When they aren't snapping shots of their own romantic getaways, husband-and-wife photographers William and Schellie focus on documenting the ultimate display of affection: weddings. The duo photograph essential moments of weddings worldwide, from the bride and groom's preparation to their exchange of vows, mixing together both candid shots and poses. Cinematographer Steven Broome accompanies the pair to some ceremonies to capture video. William and Schellie also snap couples during the pop-the-question phase by offering customized engagement sessions.
Though the two only handle weddings, their photo booth fits any event with an open-sided space that accommodates more than 20 guests or one clown car at a time. Besides providing unlimited prints—each of which is ready within 12 seconds—the booth can transfer images to an online gallery and string all the images together as the backdrop for a music video.