Like any bride-to-be, Melissa wanted her big day to stand out. Tired of the same old garter toss or all-orangutan wedding band, she hit on the idea of installing a photo booth into the proceedings, but the costs were prohibitive. That’s when she and her now-husband, Eddie, formed Just For You Photo Booths. Since then, the couple has dispatched the booths to weddings, parties of all stripes, and bar mitzvahs, where they capture memories in high resolution more effectively than swinging a butterfly net through a person’s brain. Patrons can choose color or black-and-white photos and customize photo strips with graphics or text. Once the revelry ends, the couple sets the pictures in scrapbooks, on CDs, or in magnetic frames.
A host walks onstage, but no one knows because there's no spotlight. A couple gets ready for their first dance, but there's no music to be played. A group gathers for dinner, but everyone is too distracted by the portrait of Joe Pantoliano airbrushed on the tabletop. These are all minor tragedies that a party planner dreads and that Gabro Event Services LLC takes joy in preventing. Gabro totes DJ equipment, professional lighting systems, table linens, and other essential ingredients for throwing a successful event. They travel throughout the Tampa area for a variety of functions, from corporate parties to weddings to private fetes.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are a local military family with a local business! Friendly attendants and a table full of props are always included! Our booth is enclosed to encourage silliness for those who are shy.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We love seeing people happy. Photo Booths are always the highlight of every party and nothing but laughter and smiles comes out of our booths.
What do you love most about your job?
We love to see people have fun!
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
We had the best props and friendliest attendants they had ever encountered with a photo booth. Visit us at www.Fotoshackphotobooth.com
PerfectShoot PhotoBooth puts a spin on conventional event photography by arming party guests with all the tools to snap their own creative shots. Each 3'x7' booth can fit within an 8'x8' space and houses subjects who can pose with fun party props as the professional-grade DSLR camera flashes. Within 15 seconds, the booth spits out color or black-and-white prints of grinning guests and surprised specters, making for memorable party favors. PerfectShoot PhotoBooth also compiles pictures into memory books for easy viewing.
From corporate gatherings to sweet 16s to wedding receptions, Hyde's Professional DJ & Event Services knows how to start the party. A master of ceremonies can narrate and guide parties, and a DJ can create soundtracks of popular music. They also stock party rentals—tables, linen, fog machines—and photo and video booths, which come with props that may help guests in federal witness protection feel more comfortable about recording their birthday greetings.
When not managing his restaurant, Michael Viegas is out exploring his other passion: photography. He’s been behind the lens for the past 15-plus years arranging easy-going portrait sessions for individuals, families, kids, and couples. Artfully composed food photography is another specialty of his, of course, as is nature photography. He’s an expert at working with wedding parties to ensure all magical moments are memorialized, as well.