Green Screen Photography and Robots

Green Screen Photography and Robots

It’s been an interesting week at Mid-America Photo Booth. I just wrapped up a 3-day engagement at the FIRST Championships held at America’s Center in Downtown St. Louis. National Instruments hired me to run a photobooth in their vendor booth, but this was no average booth. They wanted greenscreen… and they were making buttons out of the prints. The green screen photos were tons of fun, but I have no interest in making buttons after seeing how much work they put in to keep up with demand.

Anyway, this has led me to decide that I will start offering greenscreen photography as an optional upgrade. It will only be available with the open photo tower and I have not decided on a price yet, since I will have to buy some extra equipment and there will be extra time involved in the setup (time is money), not to mention that everyone will want a copy of every photo they are in, so I’ll need to account for extra printing costs. Stay tuned for more info, but for now you can check out the photos from this week

Thursday, April 26, 2012 Gallery

Friday, April 27, 2012  Gallery

Saturday, April 28, 2012 Gallery


Speaking of robots… I almost forgot, because I didn’t get to see any of the competitions. The FIRST Robotics Championships were the real reason I was there. Our booth was in the middle of the pit area where teams of high school kids from all over the world were tuning and testing the robots they built for this year’s challenge. The National Instruments (NI)crew was there mainly to provide tech support for the teams who were using NI’s products in their robots.  The photo above is three of my main button-making crew, and the next photo is a group of NI staff who worked as tech volunteers for the competitions.

2012 Bride’s Choice Award

2012 Bride’s Choice Award

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{Saint Louis,MO} – January 23, 2012 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce Mid-America Photo Booth has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 for Unique Services!

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, Mid-America Photo Booth was selected based on its stellar reviews from past newlywed clients.

Mid-America Photo Booth is recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire local vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Award recognizes the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Since the launch of the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Mid-America Photo Booth for their continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples.”

We are happy to announce that Mid-America Photo Booth is one of the very best Unique Services professionals within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Project Wedding,, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. Thanks to their positive feedback we were able to receive the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2012.

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Coral Sky

Coral Sky

Trying something new at the Thaxton Speakeasy tonight. I’m doing red orange carpet photography for Coral Sky, the gala event for Launch St. Louis, a new nonprofit organization that helps cancer charities set up “young friends” organizations.
Learn more at Launch St. Louis

Coral Sky Photo Booth

Orange Carpet Setup for Coral Sky

Crystal & William’s Carnival Themed Reception

Crystal & William’s Carnival Themed Reception

Here’s a fun idea for any party, not just wedding receptions… Carnival. Crystal and William had a destination wedding, then had their reception back home in Granite City, IL. Crystal’s mother Judi put together a fun DIY carnival themed reception.
There was a kissing booth, games for the kids, and carnie food for dinner; hot dogs, burgers, corn dogs and multicolored cupcakes for dessert. Of course she had a photo booth, DJ and a bar, but just about everything else was done by the family.