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Over 100 Reviews on Wedding Wire! Number 1 Photo Booth Company!

Monday, August 4th, 2014

We are proud to be one of the most innovative and best photo booth services out there.  It all comes down to how we service our clients and with out them we would be nothing.  We believe in offering the best product, pictures, staff, customer service, and all around experience and we do it for YOU! We would like to thank everyone for letting us be a part of your events.  Each and everyone! Thank You!

 

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.”

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

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

How to Use a Photo Booth at a Wedding Reception!

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

There are certain aspects of a wedding reception that are the same no matter where you go, such as a cake, music and first dance. When you’re planning your wedding, you can add a unique flair by ordering a photo booth for the reception. Photo booths offer instant entertainment for your guests, as well as the wedding party. You can even add amusing photo booth pictures to the wedding photo album you get from your photographer.

  • What You Need to Know
  • Check with photo booth vendors at least three months before your wedding to reserve your date.

Step 1:

Order your photo booth so it’s there for your reception. There are party vendors in all major cities that rent out photo booths for weddings. Some high-end wedding photographers even offer this service as an add-on to your traditional wedding photo package. Make sure the booth is set up by the time the reception starts.

Step 2:

Choose a good location for the photo booth at your reception. It shouldn’t be in the way of anything else, though it should be set up where everyone can see it. People may line up to wait for their turn, so make sure there’s enough space in the surrounding area.

Step 3:

Encourage photo booth use by using it yourself. Get a few booth shots of you and your new spouse. When guests see how much fun it is, they’ll want to get pictures, too.

Step 4:

Use the photo booth with your guest book. Let guests add their photos so you can keep a copy with the rest of your photos of the day. Some photo booth rental companies can set up their booths to produce two copies of the pictures. This way, guests can give you a copy and keep one for themselves.

Step 5:

Consider the young children invited to your wedding reception. Make sure that if older guests do racy photos in the booth, they keep the images to themselves. Encourage your young guests to have their pictures taken as well.

  • Tips & Warnings
  • Try to keep the photo booth rental until the very end of the reception, as pictures can get more outlandish and funny as the night progresses.
  • Announce the presence of the photo booth repeatedly during the night to encourage all of your guests to visit.
  • Provide a privacy screen between the seat in the booth and the rest of the guests.

About the Author

Trisha Berendt is a freelance writer and professional wedding photographer.

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