5 Reasons Why a Photo Booth is Exactly What Your Wedding Needs

Looking for a fun addition to your wedding day that will entertain all of your guests? We think we’ve found exactly what you’re looking for.

 

Photo booths make for the ultimate addition to a wedding day’s entertainment, as a great opportunity for everyone to let their hair down and have a laugh together. Plus, they’re a great way for your guests to make some wonderful fun-filled (and super sentimental) mementos, that they can keep to remember your amazing wedding day by. 

 

We specialize in providing sensational entertainment for unforgettable wedding celebrations, and our clients always love having such a simple yet super effective piece of entertainment available to use throughout the day. So this is why we wanted to dedicate this blog post to sharing our top 5 reasons why a photo booth is just the thing that you need for your wedding day. 

 

  • It’s easy to set up and portable – photo booths are designed to be super easy to install, meaning they are a fantastic option suited for any venue.
  • Affordable – don’t worry about breaking the bank, photo booths are a super affordable addition to the day’s entertainment, providing an extra fun thing for your guests to enjoy. 
  • Something that everyone will delight in – because who doesn’t love a photo booth? It’s simple to use and understand, making it the perfect addition for your entertainment. Your whole range of guests (everyone from young toddlers to your grandparents), will absolutely delight in using it. 
  • Custom features – our photo booths even have great fun features that your guests can use to customise their photos and have a lot of fun with. You can choose your own background (you could even have a bespoke one with your names and the day’s date on it), and pick out silly masks and props to play around with. 
  • Keepsakes – photo booths are, of course, brilliant because they leave everyone with a gorgeous little memento to remember the day by. With our photo booths, we provide your guests with unlimited photo sessions, so they can keep coming back throughout the day. Plus, all of the photos are of a brilliant quality, making them the perfect treasured keepsake from your sensational wedding day. 

 

We are one of Chicago’s top DJ companies and professional entertainment specialists. At Paul Michaels Events, we have extensive experience providing unique, bespoke wedding entertainment that ensures all of our clients experience an absolutely showstopping celebration. If you’d like to learn more about the services that we can offer you, including our fantastic photo booth rental service, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Dj’ing the Joliet Central HS Homecoming 2019

The party never stops at Joliet Central High School, and that’s exactly what we experienced providing our DJ services for their Homecoming Dance. From the moment we started providing our tasty mashups and tunes, the room became energized, and so did the students….who seemed to stay on the dance floor the entire night.

Once they flooded the dance floor, it quickly became hard to find a spot for anyone else. That didn’t discourage these kids in the slightest, as they just kept packing the dance floor and accumulating their energy to keep the party going all night. This was partially thanks to the super exclusive musical experience these students got to be a part of by having us Dj their dance. Not only did we play their favorite jams, but did them one better: MUSIC VIDEOS! Their faces stared shockingly in amazement once they saw their favorite songs displayed on the big screen. Incredible visual displays and graphics also accompanied these videos on the screen thanks to a professional graphic artist doing live video switching.

Tag on a full overhead live controlled lighting display with the addition of full room up lighting, and you have the ultimate dance party experience. To say these kids were “lit” is merely an understatement. A new word will have to be invented for the amount of energy these kids had that night, which knowing teenagers won’t take long at all.

It was an amazing experience for us to be a part of this special night at Joliet Central High School and we can’t wait to be back to rock the party once again.  

Check out some of our candid pictures below and feel free to tag yourselves on facebook by clicking here! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer. 

Devil’s Ball at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago

Our night providing entertainment services for the Devil’s Ball at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University

We recently rocked out at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago for their annual “Devil’s Ball”. We were so happy to be providing the DJ services for this party. Plus, we brought the photobooth and provided those services as well.

Paul Michaels Events had one of our best veteran DJs, DJ Terry, play the tunes and entertain the crowd. It was a great event, and it seemed like all had a great time while supporting the restoration and preservation of the National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre.

The ball provided an impressive silent auction spread, wine auction, gave theater tours, and of course food, drinking, and dancing.  The photobooth services were a big hit as well. It was a family friendly event, so the guest’s ages were all over the spectrum. This made for a very interesting night of music, charity, and fun. 

When the dance floor opened, everyone was treated to an interesting variety of music. From disco to modern pop, everyone was there to party. Everything was going great, and then…

…Bam. Surprise belly dancers! These flexible ladies shook things up with some impressive moves and had guests in awe. When their set concluded. we kept the party hopping. The dance floor stayed packed the remainder of the evening. Many didn’t want the party to end, as guests were singing Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody as they left the theater. It was truly a night to remember. 

Check out the pictures below for a quick recap of the awesome event!

Services Provided by Paul Michaels Events:  Chicago DJ Services, Chicago Photobooth Services

Check out some of our candid pictures below! These pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer. 

Fenton High School Prom 2019 at the Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows

What a way to wrap up the 2019 Prom Season! 

We recently provided our Chicago based DJ services and Photobooth rental services for the Fenton High School Prom at The Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows. This party was definitely on point. 

The school had chosen “Casino Royale” as their prom’s theme and even had casino games set up in the pre-reception area for the students to play before entering into the reception hall. There were about 400 students in attendance to fill this massive venue.

DJ Marc and DJ Paul Michaels spent the night spinning requests and all of the top songs. The Meadows Club, which has a state of the art sound system, was a perfect spot for a prom. The venue was dressed as sharp as the attendees and looked awesome.  With over 40 uplights setup around the perimeter of the room, the atmosphere had a red glow that perfectly matched the theme of the prom.

We also had some fun with two CO2 blasters on the stage. If you’re not familiar with these party tools, they shoot CO2 into the air and add the perfect amount of excitement to any party. We also had a confetti cannon to spray confetti all over the room (and by all over the room, we mean ALL OVER THE ROOM).

One of the things we love about performing at high school events is that we don’t always know what to expect from the crowd. Most events are filled with individuals who have diverse musical interests, but high school students can sometimes difficult to please…as their musical tastes can be extremely eclectic.  Fortunately for us and the crowds we entertain, we work hard to stay up with the current musical trends. High School functions definitely keep us sharp, and make our jobs interesting and exciting.

 

Check out a few of the pictures from the event below!

Kim and Dan’s Wedding at the Chicago Marriott Southwest in Burr Ridge

Kim and Dan came to us as a referral from one of their friends, which is TRULY the best form of flattery we can receive! Their friend who referred them to us knew that we’d take care of them as if we’ve known them for years, which is EXACTLY what we did!

Kim and Dan met on the dating app Tinder (See!? It does happen!) about a year and a half before they met with us to discuss their wedding DJ and entertainment services.

We provided Burr Ridge Wedding DJ Ceremony and Burr Ridge Wedding DJ Reception services for this couple so they could have their dream wedding! For their wedding we also provided our Chicago Wedding Photobooth services, and did a custom name in lights monogram projection (see the pictures below). In addition, we also provided audio coverage for the hallway outside where the ceremony and reception was held, so that guests were able to enjoy music during their cocktail hour while the venue did a ‘room flip’ of the reception hall to convert the ceremony space into an elegant reception space.

Kim and Dan were a blast to work with throughout the planning process, and were a blast the day of the party as well, where we kept their guests dancing from beginning to end!

Check out the pictures below for a quick recap of their wedding!

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Burr Ridge Wedding Reception DJ, Burr Ridge Wedding Ceremony DJ, Burr Ridge Wedding Photobooths

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge
Photography: The Still Life Photography
Floral: Bella Flora Weddings
Officiant: A Perfect Fit Rev

Check out some of our candid pictures below and feel free to tag yourselves on social media by clicking here! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer. 

Homecoming 2018 at Joliet Central High School

This homecoming season we had a blast rocking with Joliet Central High School for Homecoming 2019!

DJ Marc and DJ Paul Michaels helped Joliet Central step up their school dances this year by giving them a needed upgrade for their entertainment with the help of our production company we partner with for large events! We brought out full room uplighting, full lighting trussing with moving heads and beams, and a heck of an audio system to make sure the students had their school dance rocked by Paul Michaels Events!

We played all genres of music from 80s to hip hop to latin music and current pop/top 40!

 

Check out the pictures below for a quick recap of the night!

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Chicagoland School Homecoming Dance DJ and Lighting, School Dance Photobooth

Holly and Clinton’s Ruffled Feathers Golf Club Wedding

Just recently DJ Tim, assisted by DJ Paul, provided DJ services for Holly and Clinton at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club in Lemont. For this wedding we provided a special cocktail hour setup (in the bar area, outside of the reception hall), as well as an open air style photobooth (can be seen in the pictures below!). 

Clinton and Holly’s love story started when they met at a party after college through some mutual friends and blossomed from there! One of the reasons we really loved working with the couple is because of the level of trust they immediately had in us from our very first meeting. They knew that Paul and the entire staff at Paul Michaels Events were going to do everything within our power to make sure their wedding day was the wedding day of their dreams!

We had everyone dancing all night until the very last song (and then one more for good measure, since the venue was kind enough to let us go past our end time by a few minutes).

 

Check out the pictures below for a quick recap of the night!

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Wedding Reception DJ, Photobooth

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Ruffled Feathers Golf Club
Photography: Julia Nash Photography

Check out some of our candid pictures below and feel free to tag yourselves on social media by clicking here! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer. 

Jill and Brett’s Wedding at the Montgomery Club in Chicago

DJ Ian and Assistant Hootan recently helped Jill and Brett celebrate their wedding at the Montgomery Club in Chicago’s River North area (where Paul Michaels Events is based).  

Paul Michaels Events provided full room uplighting, a photobooth, and of course an audio system appropriate for all of the couple’s guests! One of the services we pride ourselves on at Paul Michaels Events is making sure that all details are taken care of ahead of time and having the foresight to plan for any possible issues that may arise.

For Jill and Brett’s wedding, the ceremony and reception were held in the same room, with a “room flip” while guests enjoyed cocktail hour in the venue’s “Chicago Room” before re-entering for the reception. These “room flips” require a lot of coordination from all vendors in order to smoothly change the room and be prepared for the reception in under an hour. 

For this wedding, we hadn’t previously played any events at the venue, so we met with the venue staff far before the event to get a feel for the room to make sure we were providing appropriate amounts of equipment for what the couple wanted. In terms of sound coverage, many DJ companies have the “cookie cutter” approach where they use the same exact setup at every event. We know that this doesn’t work, and that audio and lighting coverage needs to be specific to the venue, and number of guests. For example, a room with tall (20-40 foot) ceilings is going to sound much different than a venue with 8 foot tall ceilings. 

Check out the pictures below for a quick recap of the night!

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Wedding Ceremony and Reception DJ, Photobooth

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
VenueThe Montgomery Club Chicago, part of Gibsons Restaurant Group
Photography: Lorenzo De Gregorio Photography
Florist: Flower Life Inc

Check out some of our candid pictures below and feel free to tag yourselves on social media! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer. 

Fenton High School Homecoming 2017

It’s official: Fenton High School’s homecoming was rocked by Paul Michaels Events. 

 

Just a few weeks ago we spent the better portion of the day prepping and setting up for the Fenton High School (in Bensenville, IL) homecoming dance. 

Paul Michaels Events provided a huge audio and lighting setup, full room uplighting to color the school’s fieldhouse, and we provided a photobooth!

The students were able to submit their (appropriate) song requests to us ahead of time using our online music request tool. We were excited about this dance as much as they were, since we knew that we’d be playing music from nearly every genre!

We had a blast partying with the students at Fenton, and they had a blast partying until the very last song (and then one more!) as well!

Here’s a short clip from the dance!

 

Check out the pictures below, and feel free to tag yourselves in the facebook album by clicking here!

Lori and Bryan’s Nellcôte Chicago Wedding

To top off a whirlwind weekend of events for us, we were honored to provide wedding DJ services and a photobooth for Lori and Bryan at Nellcôte in Chicago’s West Loop. Lori and Bryan were a referral from a mutual friend who has known Bryan since they were kids. 

As all of our clients know, we love unique weddings, and this was one of our more unique weddings this year not only due to the venue and our setup, but also since the couple wanted to skip most formalities and just get straight into hitting the dance floor with their family and friends. We had a quick (very quick, only about 4 minutes) ceremony officiated by Bryan’s sister right before dinner, then enjoyed an awesome dinner, and got right into dancing afterwards. 

We had an awesome time celebrating with Lori, Bryan, and their family and friends all night long. 

 

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Nellcôte in Chicago
Photobooth: Paul Michaels Events
Photography: Cling & Peck
Cake: Alliance Bakery in Chicago
Florist: Anthony Gowder Designs in Chicago

 

 

Check out some of our candid pictures below and feel free to tag yourselves on social media! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer. Click here to see the facebook album which includes some of these pictures!