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.

 

Mariners Inn’s River Rhythm Gala at Motor City Casino

Hey guys, this week we wanted to share an event we did at The Soundboard at Motor City Casino in Detroit.  The event was for Mariner’s Inn, a shelter and treatment center for the homeless.  It is such a great organization that helps men and their families that are affected by substance abuse.

This was our second time doing green screen pictures for this wonderful event and we couldn’t have had a more fun time with it.  We did personalized pictures for their Gatsby themed event that was a hit for every guest that did it and got to take a picture home with them. We can’t wait to come back next year to help such an amazing cause, please make sure to visit Mariner’s Inn on their website to learn more about what they do and how you can help!

Here’s a few picture from the green screen:)

 

UFO sightings and Big Foot leads

As a party or event planner, one of your main goals is to engage the guest in a fun experience, that  makes a lasting memories.

UFO sighted in Kalamazoo

What the?

We help them accomplish their mission with imagination, fun and flair. Who isn’t going to remember witnessing a UFO flying overhead, Or waiting for Big Foot to appear?  Our green screen photo service allows you to add a  fun creative options that will set your event apart from the ordinary. Perfect for adult functions,  we can provide classic or traditional backdrops or a Fun Themed Digital Special FX open air photo booth, like we did for this Company party in Kalamazoo MI hosted at the historic State Theater.

 

Frozen- a memory captured in pictures

FROZEN, 2014 number one  party theme for corporate “Family Christmas parties”.
Yep! and here are some fun samples from the Corporate Holiday and Christmas parties this past week.
Thank you Grand Rapids Party Works for adding our Green screen open air photo booth to your events in Wayland Michigan and at the Grand Traverse Bay Resort. Making Christmas memories with all the families was a fun experience. Anna and Elsa had fun too.

Anna and Elsa from Frozen

A special trip from Arendelle

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!

 

Bride & Groom experience paranormal activity

Wedding guest in photobooth

Your new relatives

Hello, my name is Rashelle and I’ve been working with Big Lyle’s as a photographer and graphic designer for 4 years now. I’ve been to many shows, varying from company picnics to college events across the midwest. To tell you the truth weddings tend to be my favorite! It’s such a special day for the couple and providing such an important service that they’ll remember for years to come is a huge privilege! On Saturday my assistant Cameron and I made our way to one of Grand Rapids most beautiful venues, the City Flats ballroom. Mary Kate and Justin, their friends and family were so much fun to photograph and talk to. I don’t think I have ever seen a room with so many smiling faces, whether it was smiling for the picture or laughing at friends in goofy costumes. Thank you so much Justin and Mary Kate for letting us be part of your special day!

“I have no feedback other than it was amazing. We were blessed to have your services there!!”
Justin Smoes, groom

 

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