We'll come to your party. Then your guests dress up, pose in front of our hi-tec theme screens and then take away instant prints. It's as simple as that.
We are here to make your event extra special by transporting your guests to other worlds, using green screen technology.
Welcome to our website, which we will hope will tell you everything you need to know about what we do and how we can bring our style of photography to your event.
A typical Green Screen studio setup
Weddings, Birthdays, Barmitzvahs, Hen Parties, Corporate Events - Whatever the occasion, whatever the budget, our aim is to provide something new and different. Our special effects event photography services will help make your day unforgettable, with new services that you wont find elsewhere.
We are based in Hertfordshire and use professional and enthusiastic photographers combined with cutting edge technology to help you host a truly successful event. Our photography kiosk has been custom built to incorporate no less than 7 separate software packages to take care of running the camera equipment, live view kiosk display, green screen editing, printout management, facebook uploads, slideshow projection and automated foot switch. We even have flashing lights and lasers built in! All the components run together seamlessly to offer a high end green screen service. In fact, most of the time we don't even use a green screen. The latest screens are silver and offer better flexibility and results.
We have been fortunate to work for some great companies including Roche, Microsoft, Arsenal FC, The Wimbledon Experience, John Lewis and many many more. Some photos from those shoots can be found in our gallery.
In June 2012 we were hired by The Wimbledon Experience on a 3 year contract to give their guests novelty photographs for 10 days during the tournament. Over 750 guests took home photos of them holding the Champions cup, standing with Nadal or being up close to Djokovich. We had a green room specially created for us to host the photo shoots and a great time was had by all. Six custom themes were designed for the event that helped the tennis enthusiasts feel involved.
Before we found our feet, we started from scratch with just an idea and a small spending spree! So how did we come to be?
This is the story of how we came to become to be one of the leading special effects event photography companies in our field.
My name is Simon, and I founded Fotofantasies in 2010 as a direct result of my own wedding experience. We were having difficulties finding a supplier to give us an authentic 18th Century photo shoot with props of the period and so embarked on a quest to find a freelance photographer who would satisfy our slightly unusual needs.
We didn't just want a photographer, we wanted instant printouts, small photographs to be inserted into ornate name places and large photos for the guests and guest book. We also wanted the photos to be projected into the main hall so that images of the evening could be watched by our guests. To add to that, the space we had available was up some narrow stairs and therefore a photo booth was out of the question. It seemed that sepia coloured photographs would suit the theme, so that was a requirement too. Luckily we found a local photographer who was very keen to take the job on and so plans were drawn up to make it happen. The big day finally approached.
Having witnessed our guests enjoying themselves and queuing up to have their pictures taken, the seeds of Fotofantasies were sown. It was later on in the evening when the photos were being projected on to the ten foot screen that I realised how much entertainment this was giving to everyone on the dance floor and how I just had to offer this fantastic service to the public.
Two months later Fotofantasies as we know it was born. Having taken the original concept from our wedding, we built and refined the process and now offer something quite original, but also affordable. We hope that you will find out for yourself how memorable our services could make your event.
Simon Donn - Founder of FotoFantasies