2016 Kalamazoo Mi, Breakfast on the Farm at North Bridge Church

North Bridge Church located in Cooper Michigan just minutes from Kalamazoo opened it’s doors and property to the local community Sunday Hosting it’s annual “Breakfast on the farm”. Church Volunteers had the opportunity to show the love we can all experience when we love others as Christ Loves us.  The Young and young at heart enjoyed the fun summer celebration. As members of this wonderful church family, we were thrilled to provide the keepsake photos and make some happy memories. Enjoy

We love the 80’s – 2016 Juice Ball

As usual, Tommy Fitzgerald’s annual Juice Ball was a very fun event for everyone involved!  The themes for the event change every year and I must admit this years theme, The 80’s,  might’ve been one of my favorites!

Off the shoulder sweatshirts, Bright leggings, and many more funny fashions flooded the JW Marriott. The Juice Ball isn’t just for fun though, every year it raises money for Tommy’s organization, Kitchen Sage.  Kitchen Sage is a great program that provides all of these below!

• A Culinary Leadership Academy to build life skills for Grand Rapids youths, teaching budgeting, planning, teamwork, accountability, character development, resourcefulness, and leadership in a fun, food-centered atmosphere
• Resources for smart shopping, recipes and meal planning, nutrition, and the tools and techniques of the kitchen
• Opportunities for local businesses to partner and support each other
• Meaningful volunteer and mentoring roles for community members
• Career preparation skills, including ServSafe® Food Handler Certification

Big Lyle’s is always glad to be a part of such a giving organization and loves volunteering at this event to raise money for such a good cause!

 

Please view our gallery of pictures from this years event below.

 

6 facts you didn’t know about Abe Lincoln

Big Lyle’s is helping transport people to iconic Abe Lincoln sites to celebrate his birthday!

Keep reading to find out 6 fun facts about Abraham Lincoln!

1. Although Illinois is sometimes referred to as “the land of Lincoln” Lincoln didn’t actually move to Illinois until the age of 21. 

Couple in front of Lincoln's adulthood home in Illinois

Couple is digitally edited in front of Abe Lincoln’s adulthood home.

2. Abe Lincoln actually was born in Hardin County, Kentucky. 

Couple stands in front of Abe Lincoln's boyhood home

Big Lyle’s used green screen technology to transport this couple to Abe Lincoln’s boyhood home.

3. Abe Lincoln’s head is as tall as a 6 story building and if his head was scaled to a man the man would stand 465 ft tall.

Boy climbs Mt. Rushmore

Young boy celebrates Lincoln’s birthday by attempting to climb up Mt. Rushmore.

4. Lincoln spent lots of time teaching his men to march, although he remembered little of the commands and usually forgot how to tell them to stop and turn.

4 young boys stand in front of Lincoln's headquarters.

4 young boys stand in front of Lincoln’s headquarters.

5. The Lincoln penny was designed in 1909 and had his portrait on one side and wheat on the other, it wasn’t until 1959 that the back changed to an image of the Lincoln Memorial.

Couple Visits Lincoln Memorial

Couple celebrates Abe’s birthday by getting sent to the Lincoln Memorial.

6. (May not be complete fact) Many have said that if you look at the monument from the left side you will see the face of Robert E. Lee who is faced to look at his old home Arlington House.

Couples stand in front of Lincoln monument!

Two couples stand in front of Lincoln memorial thanks to green screen technology.

I will. My unique Wedding.

Modern Bride and groom

A life of love and fun

I know most retail stores have already stocked the shelf’s with Valentine goods,
that Holiday is just around the corner but We’re concentrating on all those couples that became engaged  last week.   We’ll be seen at local and regional Bridal expos offering our Green Screen Digital FX photo shoot. A  new fun alternative to the standard  photo booth. I love making it personal to the bride and groom by finding out what they love to do and what makes them happy then creating digital backgrounds  to express their personalities. 

The Ice Man Cometh, with a whole lot of bikes,Traverse City Michigan

One thing about our business, I ALWAY get interesting request for photo-op.

Girl on mountain Bike

Look no mud

If you remember my post from the spring,  We  provided 5th3rd Bank with a fun green screen photo booth experience at the Pre-ride Expo for the participants  and Fans of the annual  River Bank Run in Grand Rapids MI. We had fun (digitally) placing  the attendees at the starting line, the finish line and odd places on the course,  Well they loved the response from the participants so when they decided to become sponsors of the grueling Ice Man Cometh Mountain bike race up in Traverse City MI They want us to recreate the experience for the Bike riders. I was up for the challenge, We had a lot of laughs and so did the those watching in the exhibition Hall.

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!

 

How do chiropractors decompress? With a trip to Tuscany.

After days of conference meetings  and classroom discussions the members of Michigan Association of chiropractor were looking for a little relief. What could be more rewarding than stroll through the streets of Tuscany?

Chiropractors at play

Smile

Every conference ends with a VIP networking after hour event, shouldn’t it include a little fun and more that a few laughs? This event planner thought so. She had the theme “Evening in Tuscany” ordered regional food, arranged for great Wines to be tasted, decor to set the mood and our “open air’  Green screen photo booth to provide the interactive entertainment. We supplied the fun with photo backgrounds that fit the Tuscany theme along with fun props to help the guest get into caricature. Once the flashes started and the pictures were circulating  the action at the green screen photo station was non-stop. Happy guests – Happy Client!

125 years in production,Carhartt Michigan made

Three girls holding the head of a man

Oh No! what happened to our foreman

We had the honor of being part of the Carhartt clothing company’s 125th-year celebration right here in Michigan. To add to the anniversary theme, we suggested some Old Time photos to Capturing the fun and make souvenir keepsake picture for the employees.  This was one group of workers that needed no coaxing to get in front of the camera we got some great shots and lots of laughs. 

Something to get Tanked about, Wayde and Brett in front of my camera

If you’ve seen the incredible fish tanks (aquariums) produces by  Wayde King and Brett Raymer, owner of  http://www.acrylicaquariums.com/show.html and stars of Animal Planted hit show “Tanked”Wayde King and Brett Raymer,

 

you know why we were excited to be on site to shoot them in Grand Rapids Michigan. Wayde King and Brett Raymer,
Work with equipment manufactured by Stile Machinery company in GR, the two have teamed up to gift one of their creations to Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center. A beautiful aquarium that will be unveiled during Their annual  “Up on the Roof” event. Thanks to Stiles Machinery for making this all happen! Make sure to watch the episode on the Animal Planet TV Show TANKED later this fall. ‪#‎Roof2014‬ ‪#‎SomethingFishy‬ ‪#‎TANKED‬

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

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