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7 Reasons a Photo Booth is a Must for Your Wedding

September 18, 2017  •  1 Comment

Everyone loves a good photo booth!  In fact they're just the touch you need for your wedding to take the fun up a notch and bring a sense of interactivity to the event. The popularity of the wedding photo booth has been on an upward trend for some time, as couples are always looking for ways to make the day memorable for family and friends.  Below are some fun facts to help you decide if a photo booth would be a nice addition to your event.

1.  Pure Uninhibited Fun.  

Photo Booths gather crowds, help your guests break the ice, and are basically more fun than a barrel of monkeys! – Seriously, have you seen how a barrel of monkeys get down?  Some wedding guests won’t be into the dancing or the bar, but having a photo booth at cocktail hour or the reception will ensure everyone will let their hair down for a night to remember.

2. Built in Party Favors.

A great keepsake for guests and family to take home to remember your Big Day for years to come! These 2”x6” or postcard style gems are sure to find their way to the refrigerators and cubicles of your favorite people!  The prints are fully customizable from the look of the background to the text and font.  If you have a wedding theme or specific colors or a monogram, we can design the print around that so all the details are cohesive.  Forgot yours at the table?  Just head on over to our "photo booth events" tab and find the event you attended to download your strip for free!


3.  Suitable for All Ages.

So nice to have something the children and grandparents can join in on while all that dirty dancing is going on!  From tots to tweens, children young and old will want to don our quirky and whimsical masks, hats, or stick props, pose and ham it up.  If you are going to invite little ones, then this is the perfect avenue to entertain them for hours, ensuring they will remember your reception for years to come.  In addition to captivating the younger crowds, our photo booth is an open concept booth allowing ample space to try on props, step into the booth with others, and have enough room to maneuver different poses safely for the older crowd.  An attendant will always be on site to guide and explain the fun process to guests of all ages.

4.  Second form of Photography to Capture Memories.

Weddings are hectic -- the bride and groom often miss out on a lot of the action – Photo Booths capture the shenanigans you missed while you were saying “thank you for coming” to your mom’s co-worker that backdoored an invitation!   Not all of your guests may be included in your wedding imagery, but they will ALL have the opportunity to step into the booth.  Wedding photographers capture photos of Grandma Shirley and Uncle Carl – Photo Booths capture shots of Grandma Shirley wearing a clown’s nose and Uncle Carl dressed as a pirate!  Hook & Eye captures the candid moments where everyone is letting their hair down!

5.  Unique Keepsake Book.

Maybe the biggest reason of all to book a photo booth. Our keepsake books literally put a face with a name. Our staff will           ensure everyone adds a print to your guest book while leaving well wishes or inside jokes around the photographs.  It’s a new twist on   traditional guest books and one that you will want to open up and look (and laugh) at again and again.        

  6.  Economical Effortless Entertainment.

With all of the pinning, planning, prep, and set-up one has to do to get ready for the big day, let it be known that renting a photo booth is an affordable and low maintenance investment you will never regret. Aside from discussing a few details regarding your vision for the photo booth and print, leave the rest of the work for us!  We set up at a convenient time for you and your guests, run the booth at peak party time, and break down efficiently.

 7.  Share the Love.

Not only will your guests receive a copy of the fun photographs and unlimited prints on the spot, but we will also upload all your pictures to your very own digital gallery  that you can share! This helps carry on the fun for weeks after the big day as friends and family can post to social media, tag their friends, and comment to their hearts delight.



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love & lift

September 04, 2016  •  1 Comment

I am a part of a local mom's group on Facebook called Kid Cycle.  It is an online place to buy and sell used baby and kid items from furniture to toys.  It is much more than that though.  It is a safe space where moms can seek parenting advice, but above all it is a place to love and lift others.  The level of loving and lifting up others is on a pretty amazing plane and feels special to witness all of the paying it forward going on in the Milwaukee area.  While visiting a friend up north, I came across a perfect gift to give to a mom in the group and throw around kindness.  It was a paper weight with the phrase "love lifts" on it.  Kid Cycle immediately came to mind and I decided to snag it up and give it away to a random mom along with a photo session!  

Cue the Vogedes family - the winners of the session and paper weight.  As it turns out, they didn't have an opportunity to get professional photos taken as little Jillian was born unexpectedly early and they were in the NICU for a while.  With a whirlwind start, two years passed and time was spent living life.  Rachel was so excited to win this and for good reason - a first for the family!  

The family lives in Milwaukee and are urban folk, so it was only natural we chose the city as the backdrop.  Jillian was such an articulate little toddler, with big brown eyes and soft golden curls.  They strolled along the river walk in the third ward observing flowers, watching boats, snacking on Cheerios and raisins, tickling, chasing, playing on fun urban structures, and overall being happy in the moment - taking in all that is Jillian.

At the end of the session, I handed off the paper weight to Rachel and she told me that it will be perfect in her office that she was redesigning to match the colors in it.  Sounded like a perfect match to me.  Love & Lift.

balloons & the beau.

February 05, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

I need to pick up my camera more.  We have fun daily and I should be capturing more of these memories.  Yesterday was painting and Play-Doh.  Today, I decided to surprise Callaway with a few balloons we had left over from his birthday.  When we came downstairs in the morning he had a new novelty to get his hands on and I had a fun loving subject and nice light pouring into the house.  He was enamored with the ease at which they went up and floated haphazardly down to the floor.  Easily entertained at 1.5 years old, we played for about 45 minutes.  In my world, as a stay at home mom, that was a win!  I had to put my camera down at times and step into mom mode - bopping a balloon back up into the air, retrieving one from out of reach, rubbing the balloon on our hair to make it stand up, or chasing him with one - but once he got going I could fade into the background and watch him play.  I feel blessed that I am able to raise this little explorer, watch him grow, and ever grateful for my husband for helping create this life that I love.  Enjoying the simplicity in life these days.   



South Shore Shenanigans

September 14, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

It was windy and a bit chilly, but we had already rescheduled twice due to rain.  We were determined to make a morning out of it and have fun.  We kept the kids moving and would take breaks to warm up by doing jumping jacks, snuggling with mom (well, the kids as least), and donning fleece jackets.  These kiddos were bright eyed and refreshing to be around - entertained by the simplicity in life like the waves on the lake, the colorful boats, flowers in bloom, and well...goose poop.  South Shore Park is a special place for the Hill Family.  They frequent it regulary to play at the park or just stroll along the beach.  I'm glad I could capture their family time in a place that is dear to them.  

Park Promenade

April 26, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

This sweet family is expecting a new addition to their family any week now!  Toddling Oliver will soon be a big brother.  Before the family grows and time is shared, Bridget and Oliver wanted some quality mother and son time.  A park promenade seemed to fit the bill.  Our morning consisted of a visit from a resident Canadian goose (who was not happy to see us), listening to a babbling brook, a visit from Dad who worked in the park, duck watching, peek-a-boo around a mature oak tree, snacking on yogurt covered raisins, and playing in the crunchy leaves from last fall.  As we moved from point A to point B, we squished through the water logged earth dodging puddles.   Bridget was a glowing mama wanting so much to hold on to every moment with her soon to be "oldest" and Oliver was nothing short of adorable with his turquiose eyes and baby Toms.  It was a jam packed morning for a two year old and I'm pretty sure he napped well on the car ride home.   Sending prayers for a safe delivery and healthy baby brother.


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