Frank Raffa started DJing when it meant spinning vinyl records on a turntable. Nowadays, he uses his more than 20 years of experience to helm Sound Sensation DJs, a team of party starters who play everything from classic rock to One Direction. Music is just one of the ways they add pizzazz to events, however. The team also creates custom light displays, equip event spaces with photo booths, and host game shows so that party guests aren't forced to entertain themselves by constructing a leaning tower of cocktail weenies.
Being in front of a Pics 2 You photo-booth camera brings out partygoers' silly sides. Inside each curtained booth, goofy faces and poses wriggle their way out of even the sternest of subjects before the flash goes off and the paper photos print. If the camera itself isn't enough to bring out the giggles, numerous props, such as thick-rimmed glasses, maracas, and straw hats, add an air of absurdity to any shoot. Additionally, Pics 2 You booths print two images of every shot to ensure no laugh-inducing pic is lost—one for the guest to take home and one for the DMV to replace a driver's outdated license photo.
With their easy touch-screen instructions, the portable photo-booths of Reliable Photobooths Inc. capture images of jubilant attendees at events throughout Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware with ease. After an attendant delivers and set-ups the booth, groups of 10 or more can step inside and pose for their choice of color or black and white pictures. Each photo-session yields two 2" x 6" photo-strips adorned with a personalized message or a customized logo.
To further preserve memories, staffers assemble high-resolution images onto a DVD and host pictures in a password-protected online gallery for six months so event attendees can download, print, and share their favorite shots. Along with its standard package, Reliable Photobooths Inc. enhances soirees with add-ons such as props, scrapbooks, additional print options, photo-strip frames, and an on-site Facebook uploading option.
The iLove Team doesn't just memorialize events, it makes events memorable. Founded in 2012 in Philadelphia by a group with backgrounds in event planning and production, as well as customer satisfaction, they combine these services to create custom-built events for their clients. The team showers its clients with VIP treatments, such as red-carpet welcomes, personalized photo-booth backdrops, and fitted top hats on all its cameras. The iLove Team also provides other facets of party planning, including DJs for hire and lighting, design, and videography services.
Paparazzi Photo Booths' 2"x6" photo strips are mementos, party favors, and portraits, all at once. The company's booth attendants set up their mobile portrait centers at weddings, birthday parties, and other occasions, then welcome guests into the booth to grin and pose with props. The black-and-red booth functions equally well at indoor or outdoor events.
Photo booths have become a staple at parties over the past few years. Extreme Photo Booths stands out from its competitors thanks to multiple awards, including two consecutive "Preferred Service Provider" commendations from David's Bridal in 2013 and 2014. It's no wonder, as its booths have a lot going for them. They're big (some fit up to 11 people), they're fast (strips print within 20 seconds), and they're fun (they come with props and an option for green-screen backgrounds). A four-photo strip is printed for each person in the booth, with an extra one placed in a keepsake scrapbook. After your event?at which the Extreme team delivers, sets up, and takes down the equipment?you're given a USB thumb drive with every photo that was taken.