Fans meet Outlander stars at Season 2 premiere

Outlander fans gathered in Chicago at the AMC theater for a screening party of the season 2 premiere.  As they were ushered into the theater they stopped by Big Lyle’s photo station to get there pictures with the two outlander stars. Using green screen technology, fans were able to pick either the apartment or the garden for their background.  We were able to help Starz and Xfinity brand every picture by putting their logos as well as the title of the show.

Big Lyle’s was excited to provide a newer feature for the fans and the network, an emailing station on site.  With the new station everyone that gets their picture done has the option to send themselves the digital copy. For the sponsor it has a real benefit as they receive all the emails at the end of the event as well as being able to send a personalized message with each email.

Go ahead and walk into the “Outlander world” as you view picture from the event below.


Big Lyle’s makes Best of Thumbtack 2015

We’re excited to announce that Big Lyle’s has been voted Best of 2015 on Thumbtack. We could not have done it without all the amazing support from our clients.  The award is given out to businesses that have the best reviews and thanks to you all we have 5 stars! We hope to always be the most fun part of every party and we are glad that our clients think we are!



The art of photobooth

Fun Facts about  the Photo Booth

first commercial photo booth

The beginning of Photo booth

The modern concept of the photo booth with a curtain, covering the entrance originated with Anatol Josepho in 1925 with the first photo booth appearing on Broadway Street in New York City. Facts from

Only two known photographs of Legendary blues pioneer Robert Johnson t

Robert Johnson

US Postage stamp of Rober Johnson

blues pioneer Robert Johnson

The photographs of Legendary blues pioneer Robert Johnson that exist are photo booth portrait. In 1994, They became the first photo booth portrait to be turned into a US postage stamp.

Warhol Art

Pop Art


Famous Pop Art Icon Andy Warhol used Photo booth strips to produce his most famous works. photobooth strip Like this one of Marlyn Monroe.

This iconic use of photography has inspired us to create our own version of “Pop-Art Prints for your event.

Warhol Style Art

Pop Art Prints

Team pride, Indiana Pacers Style with Starz Entertainment

Big Lyle’s Big Events made its way into the Bankers Life Feildhouse in Indianapolis
October 29th for NBA season opening game.

Ann Webster in the Bankers Life FieldHouse

In the Bankers Life FieldHouse

Season Opener Indianapolis

Family fun at Pacers game opening night

Family night out in Indianapolis

Pacer and 76ers fans spilled in when the horn blew at 6 pm. Partnered with Xfinity and Starz we provided free event photos to fans. The line grew long and we captured over 60 families and individuals in the first hour and a half. Fans posed in front of our green screen and we transferred them to a balcony overlooking Atlanta, Georgia where Starz’s hit show Survivor’s Remorse was filmed. The event was a success and we want to thank Xfinity and Starz for a fun night!


Meet me in Chicago for your magazine photo shoot

Dental Hygienist

Capture their attention with interactive trade show booth

Looking for a new option to draw attendees to your booth and market your product at this year trade-show or convention?
Our clients have had great success using our green screen photo service. At this weeks dental hygiene  convention in Chicago “RDH Under One Roof (Hyatt)” Our Client, Elsevier B.V.  an academic publishing company which publishes medical and scientific literature wanted to create some excitement and attention for a new journal and make sure the Hygienist didn’t forget the ordering information. We accomplished that by putting their picture in a photo of the cover of the new publication- complete with contact and ordering instructions.  You can be sure this is one souvenir from their Chicago conference they keep. This is swag that won’t stay in the bag or get stuffed in a drawer


Olympic Champs in view- Meryl Davies and Charlie White – Kellogg’s VIP guests

Photo-ops with this famous Olympic Ice Dancing pair was the finishing touch for the Spartan/Nash VIP wine tasting and dinner held last night at The Devos Place convention center in Grand Rapids Michigan. Kellogg’s hosted the greet and meet  with  Meryl Davies and Charlie White. The guests lined up for the chance to get a photo taken and to receive an event souvenir photo.

 Meril Davies and Charlie White

Happy guest of Kelloggs

Everyone over the finish line wins,

Guys and gales compete to be first across finish line at the 2014 Fifth Third Rive bank run

Out of my way,

What a great event to be part of the, 2014  Fifth Third River Bank Run in Grand Rapids Mi.  Fifth Third Bank, Corporate sponsor of the 37 year run added our Green screen photo booth station at the Pre Run Sports Expo. Check it out.  We created some very funny souvenir photos and attendees had a blast participating.

Shoot Me! I want the picture

Sponsored photo shoot with Ryan Newman

Fan Greet and Meet with Ryan Newman

This week we are showcasing another one of our services ” Fan Photos”, for celebrity greet and meets. Here pictured with a couple of his fans is NASCAR Driver Ryan Newman. The event was for Spartan Stores VIP evening event  at DeVos Place conventions center in Grand Rapids Michigan and sponsored by Nabisco.
We partnered with Big Bounce Fun House to provide a step and repeat photo shoot in Indianapolis  for a VIP after hours event with special guest Women’s world cup Soccer All-star Marta.
  Some Fans will give a little extra for the chance to be pictured with a sports legend from their favorite team and that was the concept used to raise funds for a local YMCA. U O M Great Desmond Howard was honored to help make that happen and we were happy to shoot the happy donors. [slideshow id=94]


Can’t do this in a photo booth, don’t be boxed in

Man in the sand as mermaid

A unique party photo-op sand sculpture of a mermaid, Just add the head

This weeks photo post is from an event that took  place at the Grand Traverse Bay Resort  of Traverse City Michigan in the dead of the deep cold winter. Event Planners “Corporate production Services Group” Wanted to bring the feel of the summer season to the conference attendees and a warm break from all the intense meetings,   Fun Services out of Grand Rapids MI  provided the fun games to keep the party goers entertained. Now a parties not a party without great party pictures. The planners were thinking outside the box with this event themed “Mermaid sand sculpture” as a photo op couldn’t fit that in a photo booth. To add a bit more fun and another chance to send a photo keepsake home with the guest  they choose to include our Green screen photo unit,  with some digital magic we transported the guest to warm tropical locations I think they could almost feel the sand between their toes.
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Disco Dancing – Ladies in blue,Fun photo op

Looking for a ROI  for your trade show dollar?

Green screen digital photgraphy

Attention was what we wanted!

The ROI here was all the attention and action the BIG GREEN SCREEN drew, Attendees were “Rolling On IN” and stopping in the isles to watch the fun photo shoot. The marketing team knew how to use this branding tool, encouraging there clients to join them in the fun and handing them  the best Branded swag – A fun photo of themselves with there favorite sale person.  Mission was accomplished. A fun and memorable event that produces a long term marketing effect.[slideshow id=92]