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introducing the FOTOBOOTH!!

i’m VERY excited to introduce to you all a very new service for wedding receptions that i am now offering. its called the fotobooth. i introduced my fotobooth for the first time at ashlee & tom’s wedding last week at the landmark center in saint paul.

so many of my clients over the years have rented digital photo booths for their wedding receptions and they’re very neat and very popular. about 5 years ago i saw a colleague of mine demo a photographer’s kind of photo booth at a convention in las vegas and i thought, “what a great idea!”. well, since then i’ve seen many local national colleagues of mine also pick up and start to offer this very service to their clients. i know several friends of mine who have been offering wedding photo booths for their wedding receptions for the last year or two. needless to say, i dragged my feet on it a little bit, but i’m very happy to say its now here!!

for the fotobooth, what i do is what some people call a photographer’s version of a photobooth. instead of having a confined and enclosed “booth” space, i instead have a completely open space with a plain white backdrop. i then setup a high quality DSLR camera to a couple studio lights to create what is known as a high-key setup. everything is automated and controlled by computer so at anytime, one person or a BIG group of people can come up and have their photo taken.

its a very fun thing to have at a wedding reception and because its all automated, it really gets people to have some fun and loosen up a bit, as you can see in the examples down below. ;)

in a few months i’ll also have the option to print photos on-site for wedding guests as well for an additional fee. but all told, this service will only be available to brides and grooms who book me to photograph their wedding, but it will be the best deal in town by far for a wedding photobooth.

check it out and tell your friends!! its the new FOTOBOOTH by KO FOTO!!










ashlee & tom – married november 28th, 2009

just last weekend i photographed ashlee and tom’s wedding in saint paul. they had their reception at the landmark center next to rice park and for a wedding happening in late november, we had some amazing weather! it was like the middle of october! we were able to do so much photography outside because of the great weather. it was also the day that they lit the christmas tree in rice park and we enjoyed a little time with that along with the ice skating rink right next to the landmark center too. so much fun winter fun on a rather non-wintery day! :)










beverly + aaron – married october 10th, 2009

beverly & aaron were married last saturday on what usually is supposed to be one of the most beautiful weekends in this part of the state every year. really! usually the fall colors peak around the 2nd week of october each year, so it should have been beautiful and warm and full of lovely fall colors…. but we woke up that morning to snow! crazy… well, regardless it was a bit chilly but we decided to make the most of it and still spent a good amount of time outside.

beverly and aaron met in college when aaron was very involved in baseball and with many of his friends also strongly involved, we had to do a include a little baseball into the day!









amy + matt – married october 3rd, 2009

amy & matt had a lovely wedding on a slightly rainy day during the first weekend in october. its been oddly cool lately, but we certainly made the most of the day we had. i had a very fun time at amy & matt’s wedding. they have a very cute little son named Cole and at the beginning of the wedding their ring bearer had the most pouty look i’ve ever seen! it was the funniest thing!! check it out below and you’ll see what i mean.

amy & matt had their reception at the always fantastic Jax Cafe in northeast minneapolis. i always enjoy the receptions i cover there.












aja + aram – married september 19th, 2009

aja & aram’s story is a very sweet one, going all the way back to the beginning of grade school when aram had a crush on aja, but never fulfilled it until he was much much older needless to say. i had the good fortune to photograph aja’s brother’s wedding a few years ago and now it was aja’s turn.

aja & aram had their wedding at st. sahag’s armenian church in saint paul and then had their reception at aja’s parents home on summit avenue in saint paul. on their way from the ceremony to the reception, aram surprised aja with a trip to the school they grew up together at and he even contacted some of their old teachers to meet them there!