MyPublisher was founded in 1994, when it got its start selling photo book kits to retailers like Barnes & Noble. The company is now known for customizable photo books, which you can easily make online—MyPublisher offers a variety of album sizes and looks, at a range of price points. And they take a lot of pride in the quality of the finished photo album: Rather than outsourcing, they print, manufacture, and ship every product they sell and you can tell.
The modern, minimalist answer to the oversized photo booth (so tricky to match with party decor), this free-standing, wood-finish camera is designed to make every aspect of taking and sharing group photos fun and simple. Here’s how it works: You rent the camera stand, all your friends take turns gathering around it throughout the night for pictures (it works via touch screen), and the images are instantly available via an app for social sharing. You can also opt for on-site printing, or print your favorites later. It’s one of those why-didn’t-we-think-of-this ideas.
Sure, photo booths have become regular party staples, but these guys figured out a way to elevate the experience by way of bigger, glossier formats, GIF-making capabilities, blacklight booths, and custom backgrounds and props. Headquarters are in NYC but they can easily accommodate more far-flung locations.