Photographer Samantha Melenka has a studio, but she mostly shoots on location––at venues that range from grassy fields to wedding receptions. For wedding shoots, she often collaborates with her husband, photographer James Melenka. Together, they capture grand tableaus such as the bride getting ready, or the uncle falling asleep. Through Samantha's other work, she captures the bond between families, a child's innocent grin, and the chemistry between newly engaged couples. Her photo booths, meanwhile, allow subjects to run their own shoots, controlling the booths' 18-megapixel cameras via touchscreen.
Having crafted images for IKEA Canada, Envi Entertainment, and Crew Entertainment, GoldImage's photographer Fez has created quite the portfolio. Drawing from his experience with University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Capilano University, and Douglas College, Fez helps those looking for a professional-looking snapshot with portrait and headshot photography. And he further bolsters his body of work by covering weddings, receptions, and engagement sessions. Customers that want guests at their event to feel free to take their own photos can even rent a photo booth. Fez also offers rental photo booths equipped with props for holiday parties, wedding receptions, and birthday parties.
A shy glance through a bridal veil. The intricate swirls of a wedding-day henna tattoo. An eruption of laughter during the best man's toast. The team at Brellow captures moments like these with high-definition videography and professional photography services. For a less formal commemoration of any special day, they also rent attendant-run photo booths.
Zany props can also be rented, allowing guests to freeze-frame the fun of the event, and take-home pictures enliven wallets or miniature mantles.
More like a mobile photo studio, Pabs Photomagic's photo booths come replete with high-end lighting and muslin backdrop. But like a photo booth, guests get to pile in front of the camera to make funny faces and don goofy props such as crowns and jumbo sunglasses. Photo strips of those priceless moments are printed in a matter of seconds with customized layouts. To further enhance events, party-goers can add extras such as bubble machines and custom-made backdrops.
Parties, from bar mitzvahs to office celebrations and birthdays, all need some sort of center. Everyone will inevitably end up orbiting around the heart of the celebration. D4 Photobooths keeps gatherings from huddling over dull bowls of salsa, though, with photo booths that encourage guests to pile in together and mug for cameras. That also frees party planners to have fun rather than snapping photos on their own the whole time.
Laughter drifts from the booths, which churn out customizable photos that can feature relatives and friends donning novelty glasses, hats, and masks. Rental packages include delivery and setup, as well as an onsite attendant, ensuring that the whole process runs smoothly without distracting the party's host.
Gurm Sohal has traveled all over the world, photographing people, events, and weddings in dozens of cultures. To him, the most important aspect of his photography is seeing the world through his client's eyes, capturing their event the way they want to see it. Sometimes, that means bringing his cameras, lenses, and lighting equipment to their wedding to find the images that speak to him and the couple. Other times, that means sending along one of his photo booths to an event, where guests can capture their own images, complete with props, backgrounds, and whichever imaginary friends look the best that night.