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What is Sceneomatic?

We automatically make the party a scene. We bring the photo booth and you bring the personality‚ÄĒtogether you'll have memories that last a lifetime! Our name, Sceneomatic is inspired by our love of vintage cameras like the Kodak "Instamatic", Brownie "Fiesta", and the Poloroid "Land Camera".

What is different about Sceneomatic?

Our setup is just like a small photo studio that can travel anywhere (that is close to an electrical outlet)! The idea is that your guests have more space to get creative, you can have more guests join the pictures and it's wheelchair accessible too! We use high quality DSLR cameras, LCD screens with Live View posing, and studio lighting. This makes our photo quality much higher than the old school photo booth you may remember.

How long does it take to set up?

We will be there an hour before the event to set up our mini studio and about an hour after the event. You will not be charged for set up and tear down. You only get charged for the amount of time you're using the booth!

How much room do you need for the booth?

The best scenario gives us 8ft x 10ft of space to set up our backdrop stands and lighting however we have about 2ft of wiggle room in either direction.

Can I customize the logo on the photos?

Yes! We want your photo strips or postcards to match the theme of your event perfectly. We can give you our template so that you can create your own design or we are happy to create something for you.

Do you bring props?

Yes, we have a nice selection of mustaches, lips, glasses, beards, boas, hats, and gloves. Additionally, we can work with you to bring props that match the theme of your event. Turbans for an Arabian Nights theme, cocktail shakers and vintage hats for a Mad Men shin dig. Whatever you dream up we can find great props that support the scene. You may also bring your own props and we'll treat them with care.

Do you charge for prints?

No! You and your guests get unlimited prints during your event. All the images are also uploaded to SmugMug and are password protected. You and your guests can download any image and print out at your leisure from your computer or upload to social media as you choose. Or you may order prints from SmugMug similar to the way you would from Shutterfly or the like. SmugMug offers thank you cards, posters, and mugs as well! The high quality of our photos means you can order prints as large as 16x20inches! You will also get a CD or USB of all the images from your event.

How much does your photo booth cost?

We have a 2 hour option that is as low as $350! Please fill out our contact form so that we can find out exactly what you need and we will accommodate your request! We have 2, 3, 4, and 5 hour options and we can also add custom graphics, custom props and custom backdrops. We'll put together an estimate just for you! Contact us today!

Where are you located?

We are located in Chicago in the Pilsen neighborhood. We serve a 25 mile radius from here and charge an additional fee for travel farther than 25 miles.