Your Next Backdrop: Why Choose One Color When You Can Do So Much More!

A well lit subject and background will always look stunning if photographed correctly. We admire the simplicity of a stark white or an vivid backdrop to add an extra pop of color.

In the recent years, our team along with event planners and designers have collaborated to create custom backgrounds for one-of-a-kind events. Adding a few creative elements made for a more memorable experience and certainly complimented the surrounding décor.

Whether, it's designing an entire custom backdrop, adding a few elements to a current backdrop, or ditching it all together! There are many ways to tie in a theme and create a buzz among guests.

Our Sky Blue Backdrop spruced up by a local florist.

Our Sky Blue Backdrop spruced up by a local florist.

A simple walk through reveal a perfect floral arrangement for a background.

A simple walk through reveal a perfect floral arrangement for a background.

Grey Logo. Silver Freight Elevator. Easy Decision.

Grey Logo. Silver Freight Elevator. Easy Decision.

Chalk Board Wall? Yes, please and thank you!

Chalk Board Wall? Yes, please and thank you!

The Booth's Social Media Station

Our Social Media Station (SMS) is a perfect way to share, post, and/or email your new awesome photo! As photos and videos are taken they will be instantly available for your guests to share.

Our SMS has the capabilities of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and emailing. Any combinations of these capabilities may be enabled. Our team always brings a dedicated wifi signal for streamlined sharing.

Running a hashtag campaign? Let's enable Twitter and Instagram. Running a super exclusive private event? Let's stick to emailing only. Looking to increase Facebook likes? Let's link your Facebook page for easy access to your guests!

Although your guests can always write a personal message we can also embed your social media handles and hashtags.

Did I mention we can provide Social Media and emailing analytics after your event? Yup! We can let you know how many shares and posts were sent by all your guests. 

Table Clap SMS Holders

Table Clap SMS Holders

Thumbnails of your photos ready to be shared!

Thumbnails of your photos ready to be shared!

Free standing SMS holder

Free standing SMS holder

Valentine's Day: Ingrid Michaelson unveils 'Little Romance' music video with a Cameo from The Booth!

Ingrid Michaelson's music video "Little Romance" features 41 couples who have been married over 50 years. Invited to a special sweetheart dance, they gather for a real party to celebrate and renew their wedding vows at New York's Cipriani 25 Broadway.

The Booth had the honor of working with The Today Show, The Knot, Bespoke Moments, and Ira Lippke Studios on an extraordinary day for all the special guests of honor.

We set up our pop-up studio for couples to come in and recreate their original wedding portrait. Our very own Ian Londin along with our setup made a cameo in the music video. (1:05 mark)

Here's a frame in case you missed it

Here's a frame in case you missed it

Photo by Ira Lippke 

Photo by Ira Lippke 

A special thank you to Amanda Savory from Bespoke Moments and Ira Lippke and Alyson Redding from Ira Lippke Studios

Introducing The Booth's New GIF Strip

We are pleased to announce one of our new services for 2016. The GIF Strip!

Our team developed custom software in order to instantly create the GIF Strip. Guests are then able share on-site through our Social Media Station.

4 Cameras X 4 Image Files + Awesome Exclusive Booth Software = Epic GIF Strip in seconds!

A Homeless Artist Finds Recognition With The Help Of A Bus Station Photobooths

Lee Godie was a homeless artist who found her passion in 1968. At around 60 years old, after attending an Impressionism exhibition, Godie declared herself a French Impressionist. 

She began painting and selling her portraits of high society women until 1990. Godie discovered a photo booth at the Greyhound Bus Stop in Chicago. There she would take self-portrait glam shots and add color to the 5x4 gelatin silver black and white prints. By using lipstick and instant ice tea she was able to create her own unique style. 

Lee Godie's Self-portrait collection continues at John Michael Kohler Arts Center (608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI) through February 8, 2016.


Philippe Halsman inspires The Booth

Philippe Halsman was an American Portrait photographer. He was known for his images that were sharp rather than in soft focus and closely cropped.

We were inspired by what Halsman called Jumpology. He commented, "When you ask a person to jump, their attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping and the mask falls so that the real person appears.”

We couldn't agree more!

Marilyn Monroe by Philippe Halsman 

Marilyn Monroe by Philippe Halsman 

William Holden by Philippe Halsman

William Holden by Philippe Halsman

Our guests in sync!

Our guests in sync!

Jason's self portrait

Jason's self portrait

Go. Stop. Go. Stop. Go check out our GIF Booth.

Once in The Booth, we guarantee you'll want to take more than one photo. Let's make it a GIF Booth!

1. Step into our GIF Booth.

2. Bust a move as we snap a series of photos.

3. Leave with an animated GIF you and your friends will love!

Pretty easy right? Check out some fun GIFs below.


The Metropolitan Museum of Art Stirs A Flashback at The Booth.

Starting on Monday, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will exhibit 100 Years Of Portrait Photography In West Africa. Works of Seydou Keïta of Mali, J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere of Nigeria, and Malian photographer Malick Sidibé will be displayed. Flashback Friday! Last Fall, The Booth had the honor of joining The Africa Center to recreate historical photographs from West Africa. We can't wait for the next inspired Photo Booth project! See a few of our recreations (right) along with the originals (left) below.

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Richard Avedon in Photo Booth History.

The modern concept of the Photo Booth originated 90 years ago by Anatol Josepho. After his arrival from Russia in 1923, Josepho successfully showcased the first Photo Booth in 1925 on Broadway, New York City. Within the first 6 months more than 280,000 people used the popular photo booth.

As a team favorite, we were happy to learn about Richard Avedon's use of the photo booth. In 1957, Esquire magazine delivered one of Mutascope’s art deco booths to Avedon’s New York studio.

According to the article, Avedon ‘has long asserted that true photographic talent cannot be restrained by a camera’s technical limitations.’ The Esquire editors picked celebrities and challenged Avedon to produce photographs. The resulting photomatic essay is stunning, including images of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Truman Capote and Ethel Merman.” – From ‘A History of the Photobooth’,





Christmas In August? You bet.

Last night, we had the pleasure of joining Convene for their Christmas in August event. The meet and greet was held at their Park Avenue location, as you can tell, guests kept it really cool in our Cinemagraph Booth. Dancing, disco balls, streamers, the friendly Convene team, and fun-seeking guests created the perfect mix and a night to remember. Check out all the fun below! Rifko Meier of Oysters XO and the Oyster Girls know how to strike a pose!

Painting. In The Booth. With Lights!

Light painting was created by pioneer Gjon Mili, who shot a series of experimental light painting photos of a violinist in 1952. With a long exposure and by attaching a light to the Violinist's bow, Mili captured the image below.


Photographer Stephen Orlando's recent light painting with music is absolutely stunning. By attaching LED lights to the bows of violin, viola, and cello players, Orlando is able to capture a creative representation of the sounds created by musicians. A great article on



Inspiration for our next music industry client has been found! Check out some images from our past Light Painting Photo Booths.





The Booth Feels The Heat At Univision's DJ@PJ

Our videographers and technicians certainly felt the heat in Miami a few weeks ago. We were honored to join Univision at the Miami Surfcomber Hotel for DJ@PJ, an event where top DJ's battle for a chance to spin at the 12th Annual Premios Juventud Awards. The theme was a perfect fit for our Cinemagraph Booth (customized with a professional DJ Console!) All the guests shared their new files and excitement through our social media station. We give a big thanks to the Univision team and our Miami team for all their hard work.

An Impressive Camera For A 9 Year Mission.

NASA’s New Horizons probe finally reached Pluto and its dwarf moon, Charon. After traveling 9 years and 3.6 billion miles, New Horizons took hundreds of images on Tuesday morning. With three cameras on board, the most impressive is "Ralph." A camera equipped with a 75mm lens at f/8.7, capable of capturing visible light and some infrared light. As New Horizons traveled away from the sun, temperatures drop causing materials to shrink. Lisa Hardaway, an engineer at Ball Aerospace in Colorado knew "Ralph" would have to be built almost entirely of one type of material.

“We actually built the mirrors and the chassis out of aluminum so that as they shrink, they would shrink together, to maintain the same focal length. We could do a reasonable test on Earth and still expect the same quality image,” Hardaway says.

Even the camera’s mirrors were made out of aluminum. To turn dull aluminum into mirrors, Ball sharpened it with diamonds. The lens was one of the few pieces of the camera that could be safely made out of glass.

A huge mission. An impressive camera. One set of historic photographs.


Love. Joy. Pride. History. #SFPride

A historic day on Friday and the joy continues. This past weekend, we had the honor of joining Airbnb at the San Francisco Pride Parade. Our Slow Motion specialists, a lot of confetti, and tons of love makes for an extremely fun activation. Check out some of the attendees having a confetti blast!

The Earliest Color Photographs Were Taken Over 100 Years Ago.

Mervyn O'Gorman was an accomplished English electrical and aircraft engineer. His interest in photography led him to become a pioneer of color photography. In 1913, O'Gorman composed the photographs below, today they are featured in many exhibitions around the world. Using the Autochrome Lumière process, he skillfully captured his daughter, Christina in a series of color photographs. The shallow depth of field was created by long exposures and a large aperture, a style many photographers appreciate. Our team enjoys taking on photographer inspired projects, O'Gorman may be our next one! Christina-2







The Booths stays current and in the lead.

Stunning photos. Check.


Breathtaking videos. Check.

Super fun gifs. Check.

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Offering new activations and services. Always.

Check out our latest cinemagraph sample.


Steps forward for the LGBT Community

President Barack Obama proclaims June 2015 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. We are proud to work with companies such as the Anti-violence Project and The Center for Anti-violence education. One thing is for sure, we are all happy to see this progression and will always be supporters. AVP Courage Awards

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