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Shining Star Photo Booth Rental and Entertainment Services


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From our elegant photo booths, distinct email and social media kiosks, red carpet experience, fantastic atmospheric lighting, professional customer service, right down to our owner’s passion for bringing you an amazing photo booth experience, Shining Star Photo Booth is the premier provider of event entertainment and photo booth rental services in the Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland areas. There are many photo booth companies out there, but only one that will make your event a memorable shining success… Shining Star Photo Booth! Don’t take our word for it… listen to what a recent bride has to say about us…  > WATCH VIDEO <

Want to see our photo booths in action?

Check out our online gallery of our setups at recent events in the York PA, Lancaster PA, Harrisburg PA, and other Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland areas! From our classic curtain enclosed photo booths to our open style VIP Hollywood style photo stations to our exclusive Enchanted Photo Gazebo (that’s right – we are the only ones to offer this elegant and stylish option!), you will see why we are the best photo booth rental option and event entertainment company in the area!

View our recent event setups gallery

As with any service or product, the best measure of quality is in the words of the clients and customers.  Our happy clients share a few thoughts on their experiences with Shining Star Photo Booth…

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Find out more about the various parts that make up our wonderful company that brings you the best photo booth rentals for any budget…

Attractive & Real Photo Booth Experience

Attractive, impressive, fits your decor, and won’t tip over! The curtains provide just enough privacy to help guests loosen up and the magic of being inside a real booth creates one-of-a-kind photos that beat cheap table cameras, campy tent style booths, and photo tripods.  Our booths also open up to accommodate large groups, so you get the best of both when renting a photo booth from Shining Star Photo Booth!

Professional Photography Hardware and Equipment

Our photo booths do not use webcams or other low-end photography devices. We use high quality professional Canon DSLR camera equipment – the same caliber of hardware you see professional photographers using. Our quality equipment ensures proper color rendition, contrast, exposure and sharpness. Unlike booths using low-grade cameras, our images are high-res and single frames easily enlarge to a 16×20 without any loss in quality.  Our printers are lab quality dye sublimation printers that print true photos. We do not use consumer grade printers. Our printers are the same technology that you see in professional photo developing labs. This assures high quality and lasting images for you and your guests.

Professionally balanced LED lighting

Our lighting makes your guests look fantastic. When they look good, they take more photos, have more fun, and value their photos more. And you will too!

Lightning Fast Equipment

In a matter of seconds you’ll have that photo strip in hand. Get more photo strips in your guest book, spend less time waiting and make even more and better photo booth memories! Photo strips are printed immediately for your guests.  We keep the fun rolling!

Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Easebility isn’t a word but it’s the only way to describe how easy our booth is to use. Simple instructions, a touch screen interface, pose suggestions and a video preview help create frame-filling and perfect photo strips every time. Simply view the screen and follow our easy and fun prompts.  Our photo booth designs are fun, easy to use, and look great. Our attendants assure everyone has a great time.

On-Site Prints for EVERY guest!

Avoid the who-gets-this-photo-strip fight! We print a photo strip for every person in the picture – right there on the spot!  Why settle for less?

Social Media and emailing LIVE from the event

Guests can share the excitement with email and popular social media sites, such as Facebook, LIVE from the event.

On-Site Prints for EVERY guest!

As we mentioned on the other section, avoid the who-gets-this-photo-strip fight! We print a photo strip for every person in the picture – right there on the spot!  Why settle for less?

Free Downloads + Image Hosting

Free downloads of photo strips are available online in your very own password protected gallery. Download your faves and share them on social networking sites.

Booth Concierge Included

This classically trained customer service guru will help your guests, will look like a million bucks and will make your photo strip guest book look even better! Go with a Pro! You wouldn’t buy a wedding dress from a DJ so why a rent a photo booth from a Jack of All Trades? We specialize in photo booth rentals and our photo booth model has captured millions of smiles, won lots of awards, and we are locally owned and nationally supported.

Convenient Scheduling

We setup before guests arrive and coordinate setup times directly with the venue, so the only thing you need to worry about is having fun.

Peace of Mind

We are locally owned (based in York, Pennsylvania) and operated by passionate experts that provide a worry-free and unrivaled photo booth rental experience.


Mark M. Reed

President & Chief Architect of Smiles


The president of Shining Star Photo Booth

Mark Reed is the owner and Chief Architect of Smiles for Shining Star Photo Booth. Shining Star began operations as a part time wedding photo booth company in 2012 with one booth. At that time Mark was also the Director of IT/IS for a worldwide decor and framed art company. He was responsible for the global implementation of ERP systems, network infrastructures and the data needs of 19 locations worldwide. Mark saw the opportunity to get out of the corporate rat race and take Shining Star to much higher levels.  Within less than a year and leaving the corporate IT world behind, Mark took the company full time and grew it to a 13 booth company with a staff of 9 that services events nationally with a core focus in the Mid-Atlantic states.

Shining Star offers a diverse range of photo entertainment services; from green screen images to lenticular 3d photos to animated gifs and photo novelties. Shining Star has forged a stellar reputation for bringing the best engaging experiences to clients. Shining Star continues to evolve into a leader in the corporate and consumer photo entertainment world.






A few of the recent venues we have hosted our photo booth rentals

  • 1840s Plaza Ballroom    Baltimore    MD
  • Acorn Farms    Mount Joy    PA
  • Agape Center    York    PA
  • Alexanders    Buckeystown    MD
  • Armstrong Valley Winery    Halifax    PA
  • Blue Ridge Country Club    Harrisburg    PA
  • Brookmere Winery    Belleville    PA
  • Cameron Estate    Mt. Joy    PA
  • Carlisle Ribbon Mill    Carlisle    PA
  • Country Barn LLC    Lancaster    PA
  • Cross Creek Farms    Glen Rock    PA
  • Eden Resort    Lancaster    PA
  • Fireside Tavern    Strasburg    PA
  • Green Grove Gardens    Greencastle    PA
  • HACC Lancaster Campus    Lancaster    PA
  • Harrisburg Hilton    Harrisburg    PA
  • Heritage Hills    York    PA
  • Heritage Hotel    Lancaster    PA
  • Historic Shady Lane    Manchester    PA
  • Holiday Inn    Williamsport    PA
  • Holiday Inn West York    York    PA
  • Jarrettsville Gardens    Jarrettsville    MD
  • Lancaster Marriot & Convention Center    Lancaster    PA
  • Mendenhall Inn    Chadds Ford    PA
  • Mulberry Art Studios    Lancaster    PA
  • Musket Ridge    Myersville    MD
  • Neiderer’s Banquet Hall    McSherrystown    PA
  • New Oxford Social Club    New Oxford    PA
  • Park Inn by Radisson    Mechanicsburg    PA
  • Radisson Camp Hill    Camp Hill    PA
  • Riverdale Manor    Lancaster    PA
  • Rocky Top Lodge    Reinholds    PA
  • Round Barn    Biglerville    PA
  • Roundtop Resort    Lewisberry    PA
  • Royal Manchester Golf Links    Mount Wolf    PA
  • Shadowfax Corporation    York    PA
  • Stone Mill Inn    Hallam    PA
  • Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center    York    PA
  • Swan Harbor Farm    Havre de Grace    MD
  • The Booking House    Manheim    PA
  • The Center Club    Baltimore    MD
  • The Farm at Eagles Ridge    Lancaster    PA
  • The Lodges at Gettysburg    Gettysburg    PA
  • The Miller Barn    Airville    PA
  • The Susquehanna Club    New Cumberland    PA
  • Valencia Ballroom    York    PA
  • Walker’s Overlook    Walkersville    MD
  • Waters Edge Event Center    Belcamp    MD
  • West Shore Elks Lodge    Camp Hill    PA
  • Wind in the WIllows    Grantville    PA
  • Wisehaven Ballroom    York    PA
  • Wyndham Gettysburg    Gettysburg    PA
  • York County Nursing Home    York    PA
  • Yorkana Fire Hall    Yorkana    PA

From Lancaster weddings, York weddings, Harrisburg weddings, to events of all types in the surrounding areas, we can accommodate any sized event with a photo booth for your wedding reception, graduation party, prom, reunion, employee or corporate function, and more!


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