Monte Bello Estate Wedding Photo Booth in Lemont, IL

The Monte Bello Estate is a wonderful wedding venue located just 20 miles southwest of Downtown Chicago. We had the pleasure of working with Courtney and Nick for their wedding reception on this spacious 55 acre estate surrounded by restored prairie. Fotio photo booth fit in perfectly and we used the fun flower wall the venue had next to the dance floor. View the full gallery of photo booth pictures here: http://fotio.co/10-8-16-monte

The bride and groom pose for a portrait inside the Monte Bello Estate wedding reception space!

The bride and groom pose for a portrait inside the Monte Bello Estate wedding reception space!

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Monte Bello Estate Sign!

Monte Bello Estate Sign!

An outdoor wedding ceremony at Monte Bello Estate!

An outdoor wedding ceremony at Monte Bello Estate!

Danada House Wedding Photo Booth in Wheaton, IL

The Danada House is such a charming wedding venue located just west of Chicago in Wheaton, IL. The spacious and picturesque grounds are set on the Forest Preserve District of Dupage County while the actual house itself is a nineteen-room country home that was built in 1939. White guests dined in the Atrium we setup Fotio in the "Living Room" and used a fun pastoral framed painting as the photo booth backdrop. Everyone loved it and the pictures turned out wonderful! Here is the full gallery of wedding photos: http://fotio.co/4-15-17/

A Fotio photo booth setup in the Danada House "Living Room" cocktail hour space.

A Fotio photo booth setup in the Danada House "Living Room" cocktail hour space.

The exterior of the Danada House in Wheaton, IL

The exterior of the Danada House in Wheaton, IL

The Atrium "Reception" space at the Danada House

The Atrium "Reception" space at the Danada House

The bride and groom pose for a portrait inside the Danada House!

The bride and groom pose for a portrait inside the Danada House!

Looking into each other's eyes!

Looking into each other's eyes!

Lean in.

Lean in.

The Danada House "Living Room"

The Danada House "Living Room"

Love this family portrait from the Danada House Wedding!

Love this family portrait from the Danada House Wedding!

Chicago Firefighter Retirement Party Photo Booth at the Mayor's Mansion Banquets

We had a wonderful evening celebrating the retirement of a few special Chicago Firefighters. Everyone gathered at the beautiful Mayor's Mansion Banquets on Harlem Ave in Chicago, IL. We used the charming painted wall which made the perfect photo booth backdrop. Click here to check out Banquets at the Mayor's Mansion for your next event. Here is the full gallery of Fotio pictures: http://fotio.co/4-7-17

A Fotio photo booth setup at the Mayor's Mansion Banquets on Harlem in Chicago, IL.

A Fotio photo booth setup at the Mayor's Mansion Banquets on Harlem in Chicago, IL.

The two retirees pose for a photo booth picutre at the Mayor's Mansion!

The two retirees pose for a photo booth picutre at the Mayor's Mansion!

Vintage Style Photo Booth at Chicago Cultural Center

The Chicago Cultural Center is a wonderful and historical venue in downtown Chicago. Our antique photo booth style fits in perfectly with the ornate architecture and elegance of this space. We had the pleasure of working with the Chicago Scots for their annual Feast of the Haggis - a Scottish tradition! For the cocktail hour we setup outside of G.A.R. Memorial Hall and used a beautiful wooden door as the backdrop. As the cocktail hour ended the bagpipe band led the procession of guests upstairs to the expansive Sindey R. Yates Gallery. View the full set of photo booth pictures here: http://fotio.co/11-19-16-scots/

A Chicago vintage style photo booth setup outside of Gar Memorial Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center

A Chicago vintage style photo booth setup outside of Gar Memorial Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center

Some of the Scottish Dancers practicing in Gar Hall before guests arrive. Such a beautiful and ornate domed ceiling!

Some of the Scottish Dancers practicing in Gar Hall before guests arrive. Such a beautiful and ornate domed ceiling!

The Scottish Dancers pose for a photo booth picture in Gar Memorial Hall.

The Scottish Dancers pose for a photo booth picture in Gar Memorial Hall.

Fotio photo booth setup in the Sidney R. Yates Gallery at the Chicago Cultural Center!

Fotio photo booth setup in the Sidney R. Yates Gallery at the Chicago Cultural Center!

Posing for a photo booth picture in the Sidney R. Yates Gallery at Chicago Cultural Center.

Posing for a photo booth picture in the Sidney R. Yates Gallery at Chicago Cultural Center.

Fotio Photo Booth at The Rookery Building Chicago Wedding

The Rookery Building in downtown Chicago is a beautiful and historic wedding venue. The lobby was remodeled in 1905 by Frank Lloyd Wright and the building has been designated a Chicago Landmark since 1972. Fotio fits in beautifully with the architecture and style of this magnificent Chicago venue!

A Fotio photo booth setup in the main lobby of the Rookery Building.

A Fotio photo booth setup in the main lobby of the Rookery Building.

Fun family portrait with vintage style props at the Rookery Building!

Fun family portrait with vintage style props at the Rookery Building!

Vintage props for the photo booth!

The bride and groom share a dance before guests enter the reception space!

The flower girls get a photo booth pic at the Rookery!

The flower girls get a photo booth pic at the Rookery!

The grand entrance to the Rookery Building!

The grand entrance to the Rookery Building!

The bride and groom pose for a photo booth picture with friends in the Rookery lobby!

The bride and groom pose for a photo booth picture with friends in the Rookery lobby!

Chicago Wedding Review at Baderbräu Brewery!

Baderbräu brewery is a hip new Chicago venue for your wedding, corporate holiday party, or fundraiser. Conveniently located in downtown Chicago's South Loop, Baderbräu boasts a beautiful rehabbed event space with amble exposed brick and murals painted by local artists. We had fun previewing the space with Chicago venue management company Venue Logic - check them out here: http://venuelogicchicago.com/venues/baderbrau/ 

Classic Baderbrau Metal Beer Sign at the Chicago Brewery

Classic Baderbrau Metal Beer Sign at the Chicago Brewery

Beautiful lighting from Art of Imagination on these Baderbräu cans ready for the assembly line.

Beautiful lighting from Art of Imagination on these Baderbräu cans ready for the assembly line.

A Fotio photo booth setup at Baderbräu event space.

A Fotio photo booth setup at Baderbräu event space.

Loved the furniture provided by Art of Imagination along with the rotating artist mural we used as the photo booth backdrop. Astra from Venue Logic photo bombs my pic before guests arrive!

Loved the furniture provided by Art of Imagination along with the rotating artist mural we used as the photo booth backdrop. Astra from Venue Logic photo bombs my pic before guests arrive!

The Venue Logic Team pose for a picture at Baderbrau!

The Venue Logic Team pose for a picture at Baderbrau!

Go Cubs Go!

Go Cubs Go!

Tania from Bridgeport Art Center poses for a pic with Deborah Weisenhaus from Art of Imagination!

Tania from Bridgeport Art Center poses for a pic with Deborah Weisenhaus from Art of Imagination!

The Art of Imagination info table! LOVED the cafe lights and uplighting on the beer cans etc - they will transform your event!

The Art of Imagination info table! LOVED the cafe lights and uplighting on the beer cans etc - they will transform your event!

Ravenswood Event Center Atrium Loft Vintage Wedding Venue Chicago

We love the Ravenswood Event Center Atrium Loft! It's such a beautiful space and is perfect for your ceremony (with a nice view of Chicago north side and the train)! Typically weddings will flip this room during dinner and then everyone will come back for the reception. One floor down there is a wonderful event space perfect for dining and speeches with a view of the classic car showroom (complete with tons of illuminated neon signs!).  Ravenswood Event center is a unique and memorable wedding venue with easy parking close to downtown Chicago.

Fotio all setup for the wedding reception at Ravenswood Event Center Atrium Loft.

Fotio all setup for the wedding reception at Ravenswood Event Center Atrium Loft.

The flower girl poses for a photo booth pic at Ravenswood Atrium Loft!

The flower girl poses for a photo booth pic at Ravenswood Atrium Loft!

Guests having fun watching the Fotio sldieshow!

Guests having fun watching the Fotio sldieshow!

The bride poses for a pic with friends in the Atrium Loft!

The bride poses for a pic with friends in the Atrium Loft!

Love the neon signs leading to the Atrium Loft space!

Love the neon signs leading to the Atrium Loft space!

Fotio Photo Booth at Armour House Lake Forest Academy Wedding

We had the pleasure of celebrating Jordan and Matt's wedding a few months back at the beautiful Armour House at Lake Forest Academy. The Armour House is a historic and timeless wedding venue located in Lake Forest, IL. The spacious layout offers beautiful gardens outside along with a classic Great Hall perfect for dining and sunny Garden Room where cocktails and dancing typically take place. Fotio was setup in the library connected to both the Great Hall and Garden room. We used a quaint bookshelf for the photo booth backdrop which looked absolutely stunning in black and white! View the full gallery of wedding photos here: http://fotio.co/6-25-16-academy/

Fotio photo booth in the library at the Armour House.

Fotio photo booth in the library at the Armour House.

The exterior view of the Armour House at Lake Forest Academy

The elegant stairway in the Armour House!

A Fotio photo booth setup in the Library at Lake Forest Academy Armour House

A Fotio photo booth setup in the Library at Lake Forest Academy Armour House

The bride and groom pose for a photo booth picture in the library at Lake Forest Academy!

The bride and groom pose for a photo booth picture in the library at Lake Forest Academy!

Bridesmaids having fun!

Everyone watching the slideshow!

The wedding planners from Estera Events pose for a photo booth pic!

The Bridesmaids pose for a serious shot.

Beautiful trees and flower garden in the back of the Armour House.

Backyard of the Armour House

Love the rustic look of this stone wall fence in the back of the Armour House!

Fotio Photo Booth Visits The Bedford

Hidden beneath the Chicago city streets, sits The Bedford, a speakeasy style lounge located in Wicker Park. As soon as you walk in you can instantly feel the old time Chicago charm. The name "The Bedford" comes from the limestone quarries located in Bedford, Indiana. Built in 1925 this building used to be a bank complete with a vintage bank vault! Fotio was set up in THE VAULT which made an amazing backdrop. The vault is surrounded by copper plated bank boxes and was a functioning bank vault back in the day. The Bedford has made it their own unique and timeless event venue. This place works well as a speakeasy or even a low light mysterious lounge. It is perfect for any corporate company party or fundraiser where you want that old time transported feel. The Bedford Chicago is known for making exceptional crafted drinks along with great food and that perfect ambiance!

Copper banks boxes adorn the wall.

Walkway through into the VAULT!

Girls just wanna have fun!

Looking like a million buck! Love the bow-tie!

Fotio in the lounge!

Casino night!

Fotio pros made to look like prohibition era!

Sophisticated!

Fotio's Annual Halloween Inspiration Post

Halloween season is here! Once the calendar hits October 1st we are thinking about all the Halloween parties here in Chicago. Chicago is bar none one of the best places in the world to be for the holiday! Halloween marks the time of year for change. The trees are changing and the leaves are falling. The warm air moves out and the cooler air moves in. Less daylight and more darkness. The new year is approaching. People of all ages love Halloween. For one night a year we can transform into our perfect heart's desire. Everyone gets to choose an alter ego or a super hero. We love the mystery and magic of the season. Over the years we have collected so many costume memories. There is something extra special about Halloween in the city! Maybe it is the anonymity, the crisp fall weather or the up all night aliveness that only happens in a city. Isn't it the truth that we all liked to be scared a little bit? Down below we have picked out some of our favorite spooky moments from our archive. BEWARE!

Beetlejuice!

Dia de los Muertos inspired costume!

Star Wars storm troppers in Chicago at the Adler Planetarium!

Run DMC

Prom Queens

Horse costumes!

Love Birds!

Prom Queen costume

Elvis sostume!

Roaring 20's costume

Mystery Men

Mystery Men

CLOWN

CLOWN

Pin-ups

Rockstar costume!

Flight Attendant costume

Studio 54 costume

Studio 54 costume

Cuban babes!

Fotio Photo Booth at The Waterhouse Wedding in Peoria, IL

We had such an amazing time celebrating with Olivia and Cody for their vintage themed wedding at The Waterhouse in Peoria, IL. The Waterhouse Banquet and Catering Facility is located in the Maxam building in downtown Peoria just a block from the beautiful riverfront. The wedding ceremony took place in the spacious ballroom at the Waterhouse. After the ceremony guests moved over to The Distillery Room (aka Warehouse Room) for the reception where Fotio photo booth was setup. We used the beautiful exposed brick as the backdrop for the pictures. The Waterhouse is the perfect wedding venue for your Peoria wedding!

A Fotio Photo Booth setup at the Waterhouse in Peoria, IL!

A Fotio Photo Booth setup at the Waterhouse in Peoria, IL!

The bride and groom pose for a photo booth picture at The Waterhouse in Peoria, IL!

The bride and groom pose for a photo booth picture at The Waterhouse in Peoria, IL!

The bride and groom make their entrance in the Distillery Room at The Waterhouse.

The bride and groom make their entrance in the Distillery Room at The Waterhouse.

Loving the vintage hat!

Loving the vintage hat!

The head table at the Waterhouse in Peoria!

Having fun with the photo booth!

Guests dancing in the Warehouse Room!

Wedding guests having fun with the Fotio props at the Waterhouse wedding!

Wedding guests having fun with the Fotio props at the Waterhouse wedding!

Heritage Prairie Farms

If you are looking for the perfect farm wedding site in rural Northern Illinois, we have found your place! Heritage Prairie Farm is an hour outside Chicago and sits beautifully on a little hill over-looking a gorgeous western skyline. The night was perfect with a truly magical feeling floating through the air. Surrounded by cornstalks and barns, Fotio photo booth was set up in a beautiful old rustic barn. The wall had such a great texture which looked amazing in our signature black and white style! Heritage Prairie Farms is so charming and perfect for an authentic Chicago FARM WEDDING.

The bride and groom pose for a "back to back" pic in the photo booth!

The bride and groom pose for a "back to back" pic in the photo booth!

Fotio in the barn!

Awesome barn texture!

Just Married!

Just Married!

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Heritage Prairie Market

Cute little GOATS!

Cute little GOATS!

Barn!

Barn!

I need a drink!

I need a drink!

Quaint little barn!

The nights falls.

REGGIES

Reggies is the perfect place for a Chicago Rock and Roll Karaoke themed Bar Mitzvah! Reggies is a ROCKING place and this party was off the charts! Plenty of room to roam, the kids had a very grown up experience at the famous rock club. Fully equipped with a taco bar, games and KARAOKE!! The kids loved singing their favorite songs up on the big stage as DJ Dominqe played the tunes! Fotio photo booth was set up in the hallway, in front of the AWESOME Reggies rock posters! Everyone had a blast taking their photos and playing with the rock and roll themed props we supplied! We definitely would love to go back for another round of music! This place is the best!

Having fun with friends and Fotio!

Having fun with friends and Fotio!

Fotio set up in Reggies

Amazing Fotio background for the day!

Mom rocking out at Reggies.

Mom rocking out at Reggies.

Reggies

Reggies

Artwork at Reggies!

Artwork at Reggies!

Family rocking out!

Family rocking out!

Band painting at Reggies!

Fotio set up at Reggies!

Girls having so much fun with the Fotio props!

Girls having so much fun with the Fotio props!

The stage is set for all the kids!

The stage is set for all the kids!

Bar by the stage!

Bar by the stage!

Joy District

Joy District is cool, calm and chic. This place has the full city vibe you are looking for close to downtown Chicago right in River North. Joy District is a perfect location for your corporate holiday party or Chicago fundraising gala! Large beautiful portraits adorn the walls along with the high and decadent ceilings! Fotio photo booth was set up on the second floor in front of a simple, yet elegant black cloth. We had such a great time celebrating a very special person and this place brought out all the stops for a very top notch Chicago event! We really look forward to going back very soon!

Fun Fotio props looking super chic in the purple light!

The blue lights are hypnotic!

Girls will be girls!

Friends!

Besties!

Lovely couple!

Funny times with Fotio!

Looking Sharp guys!

Nice purple plush furniture!

Fotio looks so cool with the moody lighting!

Backyard Wedding Magic

Over Labor Day weekend we had the pleasure of working at a GORGEOUS backyard wedding in Libertyville, IL. The wedding was truly magical and no detail was left out! The weather was amazing, the sun was shining bright for the ceremony and slow setting for the reception and everyone was in a cheery, delightful mood! Tucked away in the suburbs, this wedding was truly a delight! Fotio was geared up for a sit down special Fotio photo booth set up with the bride and groom's lovely heirloom vintage leather sofa. The wedding guests truly loved the set up and the photo booth pictures turned out wonderful! Everyone was fascinated by the elegance and quality of Fotio. Can't say we blame them!

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Wedding location!

Wedding location!

Gorgeous day for a backyard wedding!

Gorgeous day for a backyard wedding!

Backyard props!

Backyard props!

Vintage booth for the wedding guests!

Vintage booth for the wedding guests!

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So pretty!

So pretty!

Gorgeous place settings!

Gorgeous place settings!

Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!

Backyard elegance at it's finest!

Backyard elegance at it's finest!

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Fotio Photo Booth at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago

This was such an amazing wedding at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago! Our vintage photo booth style fit in perfectly at this timeless Chicago venue. The bride and groom provided their own fun stick props along with a gold sequin backdrop which looked amazing in the photos! Everyone looked so classic in black and white!

A Fotio photo booth setup at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago!

A Fotio photo booth setup at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago!

The bride and groom post for a photo booth picture!

The bride and groom post for a photo booth picture!

The bridesmaids pose for a photo booth picture at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago wedding!

The bridesmaids pose for a photo booth picture at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago wedding!

The bridesmaids!

The bridesmaids!

Fotio's Fall Bride Guide

As we approach Fall, we can't help but think about all the Fall WEDDINGS coming up! We have put together a Fotio Bride Starter Kit by pulling some recent examples of important photos that you will want as part of your big day! Fotio provides a classic, beautiful and quality experience. We want to capture the essence of your BIG DAY! If you have rented Fotio for your wedding and never have done Fotio before, this is especially for you! Make sure to get photos with your MOM, Grandma, Bridesmaids and all of your important girls! Having a photo of just the BRIDE is a wonderful idea. Remember you will be looking back on these photos from years to come! Some of the trends that are really hot right now are Bride and Groom back to back, Bride and Groom showing off their rings! Take full advantage of Fotio while we are there! Time flies when you are having fun! To check out other wedding adventures go to our website http://fotio.co/events/

Portrait of the Bride!

The gang is all together! Bride and Groom with their favorite!

Don't forget the littles!

Shot with grandma is a must!

Bride with the groomsman, classic!

Bridesmaids all lines up! So cute!

Dramatic is always perfect for the Fotio photo booth!

Bride with her besties!

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Tips for the Fotio WEDDING couple. We are sharing some tips to HELP you achieve great photos! Before the big wedding day, take a minute and think about the photos you want. These are the photos that will stay with you forever. Don't have any regrets the next day! These tips will help you prepare for your Fotio experience.

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Tip #1- "Freshly Minted Married Style"- Put us on your timeline. Make it a point to stop by Fotio first! Get those fresh shots in right away. Come over and we can cheers to marriage. Make sure we get some photos before the dancing and partying starts, Also, it's OK to sneak away from your table for a minute.

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Tip #2- "Family Time, Late Night Shenanigans"- Make sure that throughout the night you stop back by Fotio to get more photos with your family, friends and wedding party. Think about for the future, who do you want photos with? You hold the key to your own destiny. Three hours will fly by. Make sure you take advantage of your Fotio time slot!

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Tip #3- "Don't Forget to Vogue, It's All About Sequence"- Mix it up, change your positions. Make your photos interesting. These photos from our archive represent how to range your photos. We really zeroed in on what makes your Fotio experience EXTRA! You only have one night to make the magic happen! When you break down the night and look at the photos, you see the small old school way of the photo booth. We encourage you to take many different photos! Talk it over with your partner and practice your poses.

A Morgan Manufacturing Wedding with Fotio

Not too long ago we had the pleasure of celebrating a very special wedding union at Morgan Manufacturing in Fulton Market. This place is so original, there is no other place like it in Chicago. Up on the rooftop, this place has the best views of the city, especially downtown. At this wedding, there was no deal left undone. The table settings looked absolutely gorgeous! Fotio photo booth was set up in front of an old industrial sliding door. As you walk around, you really get the feel of the meat packing district and all of it's old time Chicago feel. This place is perfect for any large scale event, especially for a wedding. The guests were having a blast with Fotio and there was plenty of room for everyone to crowd around the camera and check out their photos!

Bride having a blast with her bridesmaids at Morgan Manufacturing!

Fotio blends in perfectly!

Large steel doors was our background!

Having a blast in the Fotio photo booth at Morgan Manufacturing!

Having a blast in the Fotio photo booth at Morgan Manufacturing!

Gorgeous!

The table setting was so cute!

Bride and Groom

Bride and Groom

Guest mingle while they stand by their tables!

Felt like summer!

Neybir Chicago 40th Birthday Party Photo Booth

Saturday night we were at a 40th birthday party at Neybir. Neybir is such a cool new store located at Grand Avenue and Oakley Street. One side of the venue is a home goods store, with lots of exquisite and curated offerings. The other side is a large open air event space perfect for events and workshops.  If you are looking for unique home furnishings or a great gift for someone, this is your place! From original paintings to glass vases, this place is the cutest. We definitely recommend stopping by as soon as possible. Fotio was set up in the large event space/showroom facing a gorgeous brick wall. Fotio photo booth snapped pictures throughout the evening as event guests made some awesome terrariums! The night was very peaceful and lovely.

Neybir looking out to the street.

Fotio looking cool in the peaceful atmosphere.

a quick glimpse into the showroom!

Neybir from the outside. Sits quietly on Grand Avenue.

Terrarium fixings!

Unique tube flower holder! Love this!

Dressing up with Fotio!

The brick wall looks perfect! The ladies look lovely!

This horse mask was a crowd favorite!

She finally found her horse!