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PhotoLounge has been operating in Central Oregon and surrounding areas since 2008, capturing the fun at Bend’s most special events, such as Deschutes Cyclocross and Halloween Parties, Power 94’s Monsterball, and Bend Winterfest, to name a few. PhotoLounge specializes in custom photo booth rentals for weddings, corporate events, graduation parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, anniversaries, as well as non-profit and community organizations. Our quality and service is unsurpassed . With cutting edge technology, the PhotoLounge is the best entertainment you can provide at your next event. Rentals include private, interactive photo shoots available at the push of a button. Guests instantly create and walk out with their own personalized photo keepsakes. An online gallery offers even more ways to enjoy your photos or promote your organization after the event.
“The PhotoLounge is a must every year at Monster Ball!”
Claudine Birgy, creator and owner of PhotoLounge, along with her partner Michael Miller have regenerated the event entertainment industry in Central Oregon. Claudine studied photography at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara and worked throughout the L.A area as a freelance wedding and portrait photographer. Realizing a desire for a different lifestyle, Claudine moved to Bend in 2005 where she worked as a portrait photographer specializing in maternity and newborns at a popular portrait studio.
Claudine experienced the portable photo booth concept for the first time at a friends’ wedding in Palm Springs, Ca. in 2007. Childhood memories of squeezing into the photo booth on Santa Monica’s pier with the best of friends making the silliest of faces came flooding back. Claudine went home to Bend and got on the internet. To her surprise, no service was available in Central Oregon at this time, and that’s the opportunity she was looking for. After months of research, collaborations and designs, PhotoLounge became Central Oregon’s premiere photo booth company. Since then, Claudine and Michael have been setting up custom PhotoLounge’s at Bend’s most special events.