How it works

The Self Portrait Station is the newest evolution in photo booth fun and technology. Our motto is "you pose, you click, we print," and it works pretty much just like that! Our booth isn't actually a booth at all. With no confining walls, you're free to gather all your friends and go nuts! The fun of posing and clicking with friends is irresistible. The Self Portrait Station doesn't just capture and print photos, it captures the essence and energy of the event! Call us for your next party!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Hi! We are currently in the process of upgrading our website. Please bear with us! For pricing information, contact us at info@selfportraitstation or give us a call at 602.499.0049.

Thanks for your patience!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Vendor Monday - DJ Curtis Whipple

I'm happy to announce that we are starting a weekly feature on the blog that we're calling, wait for it... Vendor Mondays! Original, I know. We just wanted to be able to feature all our favorite vendors, so you know who to hire to make your event awesome! So be sure to check back each week to meet a new fantastic vendor!

This week we're featuring one of our favorite DJ's, Curtis Whipple. He's got years of experience rocking parties and events, and is the consummate professional. He would be the perfect addition to your event! Also, we're running a special promotion with him. Check it out on our website!

Curtis Whipple- DJ


How/when did you get started? Started at age 14 in Winslow AZ. Had the privilege of introducing an appearance of Arizona TV legends Wallace and Ladmo at a retail promotion at my dad's department store. The experience sparked my passion and it's been 31 years since then.

Tell us about you business. I'm the anti-DJ... I don't wear an ill-fitting, out-of-date tux, I don't play the obvious, safe song choices, I don't make the guests do uncomfortable sight gags and bits. I use high quality sound, lighting and video projection to bring lots of value for the money and I create something energetic but not tiring, racy but not crude, interactive but not overbearing.

Tell us about one of your favorite events. Susan Marshall's wedding in 1987. She and I had dated shortly in college although it ultimately wasn't a romantic connection, we remained good friends. When she married, she wanted me to DJ for her wedding. Even though I had been at it for a few years, I was still approaching it from a hobbyist standpoint. I was in school and also working and hers was the first big budget event I had ever done. I used that pressure to really step up my game and I turned that event from a lovely wedding into the social event of the season. I booked other jobs from attendees to that event for several years and that golf club also became a regular customer for several years while I lived in that city. It was the first time I counted myself a professional DJ as I realized the power that music and a proper MC could have on a group of people.

If you could throw the ultimate party - no budget - tell us about the theme and some key things you'd just have to include. I go to parties so often that it's hard to answer that one. It's like being behind the scenes at a magic show- knowing how the tricks work... I hope this doesn't come off as arrogant or aloof but I don't need anything fancy- I've seen it. Good food, good friends and good music is all I need. Tommy Shaw from Styx and Jack Blades from Night Ranger would bring a couple of guitars and we'd all sit on the porch and sing every Beatles song we know.

What's your all-time favorite slow dance song? Toss-up between Van Morrison's Someone like you and Heatwave's Always and Forever.

Best get the party started song? Right now I use Taio Cruz' Dynamite because it has great energy and it has already kinda entered the collective consciousness. At a social occasion where you have 3 or even 4 generations of people, that first song needs to come out swinging. That one does the trick! Everybody knows it. That choice may change in a month though...

Anything new in store for your clients? I've always embraced new technology as it comes around but technology won't save an event if an entertainer stinks. My 'product' is a creative/artistic offering that is created and consumed in the same instant. I use the technology to free me to be the best entertainer I can be.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Vianca & Adam - Mesa Photo Booth

We had a blast at Stonebridge Manor with Vianca and Adam's wedding guests last Thursday. The reception was gorgeous, under a big white tent with pink and gold accents. So lovely! Thanks for having us!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Valentine's Day Gift!

I am so sorry, I completely forgot to post this in a timely manner! The lovely Cicely Miller-Rocha of Life Design Events put put out this Tweet (@LifeDesign) before Valentine's Day: "Next 10 comments on the Life Design Event Planning page will win a small gift for Valentines day from us! COMMENT HERE!" So I did. And look what she sent me! Thanks so much Cicely! It was a fabulous surprise, and totally adorable!!

Monday, January 31, 2011

A Whimsical Birthday Party! - Scottsdale Photo Booth

Oh my goodness. I have never seen a birthday party so grand. Last weekend we headed up to north Scottsdale for a birthday party for four adorable little boys. Cicely of Life Design Event Planning put on a fabulously fantastical party. The theme was a Mad Hatter Tea Party, and there were tons of fun activities for kids and adults alike. If you're looking to plan a whimsical, themed event, Cicely is your gal!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Mari & Nate's Wedding

We had a fantastic time at Mari and Nate's wedding at the Arizona Biltmore last weekend. My parents were in town for a visit, so my mom was my assistant! So fun! And don't you LOVE the red background?!