We had the pleasure of meeting event directors Karen Aubrey and Chayla Ellison with the Newberry Library earlier today. This historic venue is an amazing place for a wedding or other private event right in Chicago. The grand staircase in the lobby serves as a breathtaking backdrop for pictures and the library will even keep exhibitions open for you and your guests to explore during your special event! We tested our vintage photo booth setup in Ruggles Hall which is the most spacious event space which accommodates up to 200 seated or 300 for cocktails. The large draped curtains looked simply amazing as a Fotio backdrop.
We had the pleasure of working with fun wedding photographers from Rojo Foto Design along with Stephanie Fields from Great Events, Inc. out of Northbrook, IL for this old-time Gatsby-esque wedding extravaganza! The wedding and reception both took place in the Crystal Ballroom at the Millennium Knickerbocker in downtown Chicago. Amazingly, the event staff quickly flipped the room during the cocktail hour for these two epic setups! The Crystal Ballroom is amazing with the intricate crown molding and light up dance floor. Needless to say our vintage looking photo booth looked like it was meant to exist in the space. Below are a few pictures from the wedding! View all of the event pictures at fotio.co/12-7-13
We had the pleasure of working with event planners from agencyEA last night for a corporate holiday party at the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History. The event started in the museum's East Atrium with cocktails, live jazz music by Clarence Boykins, and Fotio fun! Guests posed with Fotio using a large black and white photograph of the museum from it's opening day in 1893. The party had a "White City" theme to go along with the current "Wonders of the 1983 World's Fair" exhibit at the museum. We brought along an eclectic assortment of props (such as a fake owl!) to cater to the old-timey theme and cool taxidermy at the museum. After cocktail hour guests moved upstairs to the epic Stanley Field Hall where Carl Akeley's Fighting African Elephants reside along with famous Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil SUE. Since the event had over 550 attendees we had two Fotio photo booths running concurrently. Our cameras felt majestic in the space and even looked period correct with the classic white marble interiors and vaulted ceilings!
Chicago Urban Art Society is an event / wedding venue located in Pilsen at 600 West Cermak Road. It has a very cool lofty feel while still feeling homey. Chicago wedding planners Carolyn and Amy from An Event Less Ordinary did an amazing job dressing this place up and really creating a sweet mood for the party! We went for some mad hatter meets vintage photo booth props which worked out amazingly. Check out the pictures of the space below and view all the pictures from the event at http://fotio.co/10-19-13-urban
The Byron Colby Barn was built in 1885 and is a cool place to have a wedding just outside of Chicago. Our vintage photo booth setup fit in perfectly with the wood structure and old silo barn bar! Check out the place below.
Check out this cool article about Fotio on Petapixel. We were loving the heated comments! Everyone seemed so shocked that we cut off the iMac stand but it's not easily removable on the 20" models (only the 24" and 27" iMacs have the standard vesa mount). This was a decision we couldn't turn back on half way through!
When we got married we wanted a photo booth for our wedding but we wanted something unique - we wanted a seriously social experience that would really help the party atmosphere and make everyone have a great time. We also wanted something cool and modern looking with high quality props. And it needed to be cheap and affordable! We decided to to make our own and make it available for everyone to enjoy! We deemed ourselves Fotio, A Photo Booth without the Booth.