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Photo-booth time machine as couple take pics each year, from dating to children

Sunday, August 10th, 2014
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This is what selfies looked like before the mobile phone – taken in a public photo booth chicago.

This couple posed for their first photo-booth snap in 2000 and, despite having a growing family on their hands, has squeezed into one of the boxes each year since.

Giles Paley-Phillips, 36, and wife Michelle, 32, use the passport-sized photos to chronicle their relationship, from dating to marriage.

Mr Paley-Phillips said: ‘We feel like different people yet the same somehow.

‘My feelings for Michelle are stronger than ever.’

The couple, from Seaford, East Sussex, now include sons Elijah, seven, and Sonny, five, in their snaps.

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Man Who Took 445 Photo-Booth Self-Portraits Over 30 Years

Monday, April 14th, 2014

The man sat down in the booth, pulled the curtain shut, posed, and waited for the click. He repeated the process at least 445 times over the course of 30 years, from the time of the Great Depression well into the 1960s.

Now, his impressive collection of photobooth snaps is unveiled for the first time at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, as part of “Striking Resemblance: The Changing Art of Portraiture,” an exhibition on display through July.

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Don Lokuta, a photography historian, stumbled on these images at an antiques show in New York in 2012. When the dealer told him there were hundreds more like them, he was stunned. “I knew this was very rare, but on a deeper level, I wondered, ‘Why would somebody want to take almost 500 photos of himself in a photobooth?’ he told Rutgers in an interview.

The snapshots themselves, seen as a collection, are startling: the same face etched into the silver gelatin prints over and over again. Sometimes he’s smiling, at times he looks stern, pensive, or inquisitive. These images force the viewer to seek out the minute differences in his expressions and aging appearance—the evolution from dark, slicked-back hair to a grayish white.

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The leading theory behind the photos is that this man was testing the photobooth equipment after repairing it, a narrative similar to that of of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s delightful Amélie. In the film, photobooths play a central role in bringing together the shy waitress and her quirky prince, who happens to collect discarded photobooth photos. One man in particular resurfaces time and time again in the pictures. Unlike the film, however, this ostensible repairman kept the evidence of his tests.

In the early stages of putting this exhibit together, Lokuta approached photobooth historian Näkki Goranin, who as it turned out, had photos of the same man. They tracked the man to Michigan, where the images first appeared at an auction, but there the trail grew cold.

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Donna Gustafson, the curator of the Zimmerli exhibit hopes it will bring to light more information on this mysterious man. She adds, “if it is true that this was a man just doing his job, he ended up creating something extraordinary.”

We provide the BEST! Photo Booths!

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

When many people consider a photo booth company, they often overlook the actual quality of the equipment when shopping between brands. As with anything else, not all photo booths are created equal and each and every piece of equipment should be up to par. From the most important elements like the camera, all the way to the outside enclosure, each and every piece counts. Most people would not buy a product that worked well on the inside but the exterior design was flawed, unsightly or poorly made, right? The same concept applies here. The camera is just a part of the booth but you want the complete package and the enclosure is key piece of that package.

Magic Moment Photo Booth is proud to use cutting edge top of the line enclosures in order to stay at the top of the game in both the Chicago and Los Angeles areas. We also boast three different styles to accommodate most any type of needs or event – “The Classic Magic Booth”, “Magic Party Booth” and the “Magic Open Air”. (*Insert links to page)

Some lower end photo booths often use cheap pop up tent style enclosures. Not only are these enclosures unsightly, they are also a hazard and stand a chance of getting in the way of your photos or your guests by falling in front of the lens. The fabric is custom cut specifically for our photo booths in order to ensure a smooth experience from start to finish. No need to worry about the enclosure catching, difficulty opening or closing, or any type of situation. It fits perfectly with our equipment to ensure that it does not get in the way of any lights or electronics where there may be hot temperatures. The fabric is thick, fire retardant and manufactured at upmost quality above the industry standard. In the extremely rare chance of any emergency situation or accident, there is absolutely no chance of the booth going up in flames due to the fabric. This unfortunately is not the case with cheaper made enclosure fabrics.

All Magic Moment Booths carry sturdy support beams that allow for guests to comfortably move around in the booth and enjoy the space without having worrying about damaging or knocking the enclosure. Unlike cheaper companies who often use PVC or other flimsy piping, Magic Moment’s enclosures are manufactured from high-grade aluminum making them sleek, sturdy and lightweight. Also, the lush fabric of the backdrop creates a rich looking background that accentuates the features of your guests and makes for the perfect photograph. The difference is like night and day.

With three different styles and sizes, most all parties can be accommodated for. Our largest enclosure, the “Magic Party Booth” – is 6 feet wide, 7 feet deep and 7 feet tall and can comfortable fit up to 12 people! No need to worry about cramming into small space or people being cut out of the photograph, everyone can join the party to create epic memories that will last a lifetime. The more the merrier, make your photos come to life with the energy of all your friends in one photo booth to create the unique experience that can only be captured behind the magic curtain.

Classic Magic Booth – The original favorite, this booth is the perfect size: not too big or too small and perfect for those who may not need large family photos in the booth, but still want a crowd. The classic booth can comfortably accommodate up to six guests and comes with a stool for the added option of sitting or, if necessary, to ensure that everyone fits into the frame of the picture. Equipped with our premium fabric, the enclosure is placed on a curved pipe that is similar to the style of a shower curtain. This allows for smooth and easy access for your guests to open and close. The booth is also wheel chair accessible in order to ensure that no one is left out of the fun.

The Open-Air Booth – Perfect for any event. Just as it sounds, there is no enclosure and the freedom of the open air. Custom backdrops can be added, as well as our red carpet accessory to make it the ultimate party booth. Great for any wedding and perfect for corporate events – in which company logos can be projected onto the backdrops for the ideal promotional opportunity. You want your brand prominently displayed as much as possible and what better way to do it? The logo will be a part of the photos your guests will bring this home as part of their memory. The potential of this booth is ideal for marketing or branding but is also a great deal of fun at any event.

With all three styles, you are certain to find something that works for you and your vision. As with anything, be sure to choose quality and elegance on your special day.  Unfortunately, cheap enclosures look and feel like an old set of tacky drapes. You want every element of your wedding to look pristine. Instead of opting out with unprofessional looking homemade equipment, our enclosures are top of line and are manufactured to the highest industry standard in order to ensure the upmost durability and quality for our customers. We see the big picture and understand every aspect that plays into that picture. Come check out why Magic Moment Photo Booth is becoming a premier photo booth service in the Chicago land and now Los Angeles areas.

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Our 40th! 5 Star Photo Booth Review

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

We would like to thank everyone for the success we have had in providing you a truly great service, fun, and memories that last a lifetime.  With our our clients we would be nothing and we truly appreciate the business that you have provided our company with.  We love entertaining you and your guests with our Photo Booths and we are glad that you think of us as one of the best service providers in Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA.

We continue to push on and always improve by continuous training of our staff, updating our props with hand crafted wood, and being in contact with you from start till end with the best customer service out there.  Not to only also mention our professional hosts that we hand pick to provide an amazing service on your special day as well.

We are excited about the up coming wedding seasons and all of the wedding events that we area already committed to and future ones we will be receiving as well.  We can’t wait for your feedback and reviews in the future.

Until then check out our reviews on Wedding Wire and see what past clients have said about us and why they think we are a 5Star company!

Bridal Show Chicago Photo Booth

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Today Magic Moment Photo Booth was at the Chicago Bridal show at the Westin Michigan Avenue.  The turn out was amazing and it was the best show we have been to and yet to do.  The atmosphere and the vibe of all the guests and vendors was amazing.  We had a great time communicating with prospective clients and explaining our photo booths and services and how they are different/better from the rest of the competition out there.  We had our big party booth which is the biggest in chicago.  It has a real photo both enclosure and is wider and longer than any other booth out there on the market.  Not only is it bigger, but it has a better build quality than (tent photobooths) and uses professional grade material to make it fit in with the decor of your event.  We heard guests say that our photo booth was the best and same with the props.

It truly makes us happy with the level of AMAZING feedback we got from everyone.  This is why we are in business!  We are/and we want to remain the BEST Photo Booth company in Chicago and are expanding into the L.A. market to provide amazing and unique experiences there as well.

We would like to thank everyone who came out and enjoyed their Sunday at the Bridal Expo and with us.  We look forward  to doing many bridal expos in the future as well.  So if you are looking for an amazing photo booth vendor in the chicago area that truly cares about your special day and will go the extra distance for you then look no further! #MagicMomentPhotoBooth

We won the Wedding Wire 2013 Brides Choice Award!

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

 

{Chicago, IL} – January 16, 2013 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, is thrilled to announce that Magic Moment Photo Booth has been selected as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® 2013 for  Photo Booth Rentals in Chicago, IL!

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism.

Magic Moment Photo Booths’s selection as a Bride’s Choice Award 2013 winner was selected based on the positive experiences expressed by  past clients on WeddingWire, the world’s largest wedding review site with over one million reviews.  While many industry awards are given by the host organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Magic Moment Photo Booth

The WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® 2013 are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on professional achievements from the previous year. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.  As a Bride’s Choice Awards winner, Magic Moment Photo Booth is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.

“Each year, WeddingWire looks forward to celebrating the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Now in its fifth year, the Bride’s Choice Awards® program continues to recognize the elite wedding professionals who exemplify a commitment to quality, service and professionalism. These businesses were chosen by our bridal community for their responsiveness and dedication to their clients over the past year. We are honored to recognize {Enter Your Business Name} for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry.”

Magic Moment Photo Booth is thrilled to be one of the top {Enter Your Service Category} in {Enter Your City, State} in the WeddingWire Network of sites, which include leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® for 2013.

For more information about Magic Moment Photo Booth please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/magic-moment-photo-booth-hinsdale/aba615afd7c8665b.html.

The wedding proposal – the new big hit

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

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The wedding proposal – the new big hit

SO AUNTY, SO WHAT?
By JUNE H.L. WONG

Popping the question to a girl is no longer an intimate affair but a spectacle with a big supporting cast and better yet, an audience.RELIEF. Horror. That’s how two guys, a middle-aged bloke and a teenager of 18, reacted to the news of yet another guy going to elaborate lengths to propose to his lady love.

As reported in The Star last week, 27-year-old assistant manager Joshua Wong got 33 of his friends to dance to a medley of songs at a shopping mall in Petaling Jaya before he popped the question to his girlfriend.

It took Wong some three weeks to plan the gambit and that was after he couldn’t post his proposal on a huge billboard from across her office because of logistical problems.

When I read out the story to the family, the older guy rolled his eyes in disdain. But the relief was obvious. After all, he didn’t have to go through much trouble when he decided to get hitched almost 30 years ago. To me.

In fact, as far as this aunty remembers, he didn’t go through any trouble at all. Not one tiny bit because he never proposed. After dating for several months, he just assumed I would marry him and darn it, he assumed right.

He didn’t even ask my father’s permission to marry me. Thinking back, he really had it easy.

At least I had an engagement party but that was only because my dad insisted on one. And it was kept small and private. We took some photos and that was it.

But with that great game changer of our times, the Internet, the world — to paraphrase Shakespeare — has become one big stage where everyone can be players. All they have to do is load up their act on YouTube.

Without this facility to play to a global audience, such grandstanding proposals, like a lot of other antics and funny stuff, including Gangnam Style, would not have caught on so rapidly. Now it seems a bloke must really go the extra mile to ask for a girl’s hand. A romantic dinner before going down on bended knee is no longer enough. There must be a huge build-up before that ring-in-a-box moment.

What’s more, in those “Best wedding proposal ever” and “Top 10 (or 25) best wedding proposals” videos on YouTube, a key element in making it “best” is that the proposal must be very public, witnessed by a crowd of strangers.

Hence, many proposals involve flash mobs or a captive audience in airplanes, sports stadiums and cinemas to cheer on the guy and clap and whistle when she says yes.

And, by the way, the girls all react in the same way — they shriek, laugh, cry, cover their mouths with their hands and say “Oh my God, Oh my God!”

Oh what pressure! No wonder my husband is relieved he didn’t have to do any of that. But who would have guessed proposals would get so extravagant and ostentatious in such a short time?

Which is why the teenager mentioned at the beginning of this article blanched at the news. He’s thinking, to his horror, he might have to hire a space ship or something equally spectacular when he proposes in say 10 or 15 years’ time. My poor son! Should he start saving up for a proposal for his unknown bride? Should I?

While one part of me thinks such big gestures are sweet, another part finds it somewhat disconcerting.

That’s because Asians, especially the young ones, have cottoned on so fast and morphed from being inscrutable and private to becoming wide open books on their personal lives.

Where once we would be too shy, embarrassed or ashamed to share certain things about our lives, the opposite is now true.

Young people probably see it as their being more open and asserting their right to be seen and heard and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. And by all means have fun and spread the joy around.

But what worries me is the aggressive blare-all attitude that is also becoming prevalent. Many young people seem shockingly unaware of what is nuance, decorum or what constitutes a sense of decency in what they say and do on Facebook and other forms of social media. And that surely is a bad thing.

If we need a lesson on how to share in tasteful and delightful show-and-tell, then I recommend a proposal by a guy called Isaac Lamb to his girlfriend Amy Finkel. It’s done publicly but there are no strangers to witness it. It is touching, clever and funny without being in-your-face or showy for the sake of it.

It’s titled “Best marriage proposal ever?” For this Internet moment, I think so. Photo Booth Rental Rockford.

Top 10 Tips to Plan Your Wedding Your Way

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

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Summer means weddings, whether planning your own or participating in one. June is the most popular month of the year to get married, with August coming in a close second.

My August wedding was almost 20 years ago, yet the memories of planning and preparation are still as vivid as the event itself. The legal ceremony requires little else besides the license, bride, groom, officiant and witnesses, but from there anything goes and is indicative of the personal creativity and budget constraints of the couple getting married.

Tip 1: Make it meaningful. 
Remember that your commitment to love each other is the reason for this occasion, so make it meaningful to you as a couple. Music has been an important part of our life, so we gave it an integral place in our special day. Our flower girl (groom’s sister) even danced her way down the aisle dropping the dried flower petals I had saved from the many bouquets my fiance had given me.

Tip 2: Name your price. 
Decide the amount you want to spend and how much you can comfortably afford; then create a budget that works each desired element into the total cost. The average wedding in the United States costs almost $30,000. But just because you can spend that much, doesn’t mean you should. Some couples prefer to use that money for a car or a down payment on a house. Our friends and family members offered their skills as photographer, caterer, musician, event planner, florist and seamstress. The talented participation of our loved ones enabled us to have a memorable day on a smaller budget and surrounded us with a supportive camaraderie.

Tip 3-6: Determine who, what, when, and where. 
Each of those four integral words will need distinctive determinations for each option you include in your events. Attendants, attire, parties, ceremony, reception and other related activities bring a myriad of choices. For us it was worth it. It was fun to have interesting aspects reflect our personalities.

Sixteen years ago, we were part of our close friends’ gorgeous garden wedding. At their rehearsal dinner we surprised them with a quasi-rap song we wrote just for them. To this day, mutual friends chant the memorable refrain of “Hey, hey, hey, it’s your wedding day….”

Tip 7: Discuss the event without discord. 
Difficult decisions will need to be made, and differences will surface. Tensions can escalate further when the desires and finances of parents are involved. Choosing the guest list, as well as the wedding party, can be very stressful and may determine the size of the event, which affects cost and location. Focus on what really matters to each of you and keep a healthy perspective. My husband and I have very different ideas so we agreed early on to find solutions that we would both be comfortable with. The enormity of details and the stress of making decisions have led many to elope! Take a deep breath and read these top 10 tips again.

Tip 8: Aspire to be inspired. 
Go surfing!! Well, it is summer, and beach ceremonies are popular events…but I really mean, surf the web. Cedar hope chests were commonly given to girls as a coming-of-age gift in the 1950s and ’60s. Precious items were collected and stored in hopes of a glorious wedding day and married life. Today, the modern equivalent is Pinterest, the online site where men and women freely save, sort, and swoon over ideas, images and information organized by category and personalized with a pin-it feature. Social media has expanded our sphere of reference, and you can like Weddings on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Trends come and go and wedding styles are no exception. From elopements to destination weddings, classic traditions blend with new ideas. Sending out electronic Save the Dates has become a standard practice that was unheard of two decades ago, even by regular mail. Martha Stewart’s huge Tiffany blue wedding book was the definitive go-to resource when I was planning, along with a few classic bridal magazines. Now Martha has a site devoted to all things weddings, as does world-renowned event planner Colin Cowie. LifeTips has more than 1,000 tips in 26 different wedding-related categories.

Tip 9: Stay organized. 
Planning and preparation will keep your dream wedding from becoming a nightmare. Numerous websites offer free online tools. Even if you hire a wedding planner, detailed lists are a must. Some brides begin a checklist as early as 16 months in advance. Emergencies may happen even with the best-laid plans, but serendipity can be found in the midst of a mess. Minutes before I walked down the aisle, my heirloom lace wedding dress (groom’s grandmother’s) needed a last-minute repair. The private time my mom and I shared as she calmly mended it was precious.

Tip 10: Enjoy your wedding, your way. 
This is your time to sparkle and shine! The intense planning and preparation and the many events from engagement announcements to parties and showers all lead to the ceremony and reception that begin your life as a married couple. We coordinated a wedding weekend itinerary with out-of-town friends and family before we left for our honeymoon. Bask in every exciting moment; then relax together at a romantic resort, bed and breakfast, upscale inn or boutique hotel.

–Shirley Anitra Swagerty

Is Wearing Color the "New" White for Weddings?

Monday, July 30th, 2012

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This week I wanted to talk about colors for weddings and what better way to start off by talking about what to wear on your wedding day.  Out with the old, in with the new…who says you have to wear white on your wedding day?  The days of just bridesmaids wearing “color” down the aisle is becoming obsolete.  For the upcoming 2012-2013 wedding season, designers have created dresses for brides in different colors and no longer the traditional white… from green to red and even black.

It has been customary for a bride to wear white on her wedding day.  However, these days brides are choosing to wear what they want, whether it is white, bold colors (red, burgundy or black), neutral colors (ivory or pink), or a short or long gown — many brides are opting out of the traditional way.

It is common for different cultures to wear different colors other than white on their wedding day, but not common for American culture.  “Old school” parents, grandparents, etc., may have a problem with their daughter and/or granddaughter wearing anything but white on her wedding day because it has always been tradition to wear white.

Vera Wang’s 2012 Fall Collection offered black  gowns and her 2013 Spring Collection offers bold colors for the “modern” bride.  Below are pictures from the Vera Wang 2012 Fall and 2013 Spring bridal collections.

I love these red bold colors and can’t wait to see what bold color Vera Wang has created for her 2013 Fall collection.  Would you be so bold to wear any of these colors on your wedding day?

By Candace Polk, today at 6:00 am

 

Carry A Photo Booth In Your Pocket For Free With Photoautomat

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Photoautomat (Free) by Stepcase is a simple photo booth app for your iPhone.

It seems that we just can’t have enough apps that allow us to take fun photos. While we already have apps likeIncredibooth and Pocketbooth, Stepcase has stepped in with their own entry in the market.

On launch, you’ll get a beautiful main screen that tries to mimic the actual photo booth experience. You’ll see a small preview of what the front-facing camera is seeing in the corner, with a preview of the different film styles used underneath this preview. Finished photo strips will be “delivered” into the box underneath the film styles, and on the right will be a curtain that you slide to take photos.

 

2012-06-08 12.19.49Since Stepcase also has their own social network to share photos, you can log in to your Steply account (or create a free account) by tapping on the “S” at the bottom of the left pane. I wish that the developers added a bit more contrast to that and the settings button, since they both are dark and blend in very well to the faux wooden background.When you go in to the photo taking mode, you get a screen that features a viewfinder in the middle, along with eye level indicators to let you know where your eyes should be lining up. To capture the images, just tap on “Start,” which will trigger the app to snap four photos in quick succession.

This was the part of the app that I did not care for too much. When you hit Start, there is no visual or audio indicator of when the app begins taking photos. You’ll only know when you see the first flash on the screen to indicate the first photo has been taken.

Another thing is the fact that there is little delay between snaps — I tried to quickly do a different pose, but sometimes the app would catch me blinking instead. This is frustrating for a photo booth app, especially when the competition have indicators and more delay in between shots so you have more time to prepare the next silly pose.

When you are done with the four shots, the app will deliver them to you in a photo strip. You can then save it or upload it to the Steply network, or go back and take another series of captures. Unfortunately, there is no way to share to another social network, such as Twitter or Facebook, directly from the app. I believe this is done to promote the Steply network.

 

2012-06-08 12.23.23Remember when I mentioned that there were other different film styles? You can switch between the four different films at any time, but it’s not done in an intuitive way. Rather than have the option to change the film on the screen where you take the photo, you have to go back to the main screen and tap on the settings button, which is in the very bottom left corner. From there, you are able to see a preview of what the film will look like, and select it. Then swipe on the curtain to enter the booth again with that film.It’s a rather annoying and tedious way to do this, especially when compared to other apps, which may feature a dial on the camera screen that allows for easy switching of film. I can only hope that this is changed in the future.

Since Photoautomat is free, and the competition are paid apps, expect to see some ads. Fortunately, they only appear after a photo strip is done, so it won’t interfere with the actual photo-taking process.

I think for the time being, I will stick with Pocketbooth or Incredibooth for my photo booth needs. However, Photoautomat is free, so it’s still worth checking out — you get what you pay for, though. Photo Booth Oak Brook

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