Party Portraits Are the New Photo Booth Trend

Party Portraits Are the New Photo Booth Trend

The other day, The Knot released its “Hot Wedding Trends for 2017.”  While reading through the list, and passing through their usual dresses, colors, and invitations, I found something that they are calling “the new twist on the traditional photo booth.”  Of course, as a “photo booth” owner, I was intrigued to see what they were talking about!

The New Trend in Event Photography

Instead of the traditional automated photo booth, which is what all of the local photo booths are,  according to The Knot, couples are having portrait studios at their receptions.  Well, if you have ever seen my Kurt’s Kustom Keepsakes green screen photo booth, you know that we are different than all of the other photo booths out there.  In fact, we “Are” a portable studio that does it with a green screen AND gives your guests choices of backgrounds for each photo.  And we have done it this way since our inception in 2009!

What else we can do for you!

We can also do a more formal portrait using a studio backdrop and still be able to print on site.
We can even use your own background or banner.
Why do we do it this way when it is more expensive to do it the way we do? Furthermore, it means we need three people to be at every event when we print.  We have a photographer, a computer technician, and someone to help with the prints.  For this reason, let’s go back to when I first became a wedding photographer.

In The Olden Days

Back then (almost 30 years ago), there were no second photographers, no assistants, and no one to help the photographer.  We did every thing ourselves. We worked hard but never missed a shot (and this is how I still do my weddings)!  Plus, instead of taking the photos on the altar or at the park or the museum or wherever, we actually brought all of the stuff needed to take studio portraits to the ceremony venue.  We set up a backdrop and studio lights and actually took formal family portraits.

When I wanted to start a photo booth division of my photography business, I was looking for something different.  I thought back to how cumbersome it was to bring a studio with me, but, with today’s technology, I knew doing so would be totally different than what anyone else would be able to do.  Making it green screen would make us stand out from the crowd!  Hence, Kurt’s Kustom Keepsakes was born.
At first, most people want to take a nice photo and not do the “fun” photos with props.  As the night goes on, they start wanting to have some fun. Because we do it as green screen, the guests are more likely to pose for the background image than just pose for a selfie or the photo booth.

Plus, because we give choices, we actually really interact with the guests because we need to know what backgrounds that they want to use and what look they want to achieve with their images.  We also print a full 4×6 photo for everyone in every photo, every time!
Because we can create the backgrounds, there is no need for you to pay for a background banner with your logo and/or your event sponsors logos.  We can do it for you!  We can even do a jumbo background which is 10 feet by 20 feet!
So what events can we do?  We can do almost anything!
From daddy daughter dances to charity events, to conventions,

and facilty closings.
We also do Mother and Son Senior Luncheons, to VIP meet and greets and fundraising galas, and of course, school dances, proms and after proms.
We have even done special shopping events at the mall!  As I said, we can do just about anything, and that’s what makes us different!  And yes, we even travel!
For more information about Kurt’s Kustom Keepsakes green screen photo booth, including pricing, please visit my website at  Be sure to check out my Complete Wedding package which includes all day wedding photography and my photo booth for your entire reception!

To check for availability and schedule your FREE photo booth consultation for your event, please call:

Kurt Nielsen Photography
5431 Schultz Drive
Sylvania, OH 43560
419 885 7153

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