Sounds Abound Photo BoothsChoose from one of four styles
Add the excitement of a photo booth to your next event! Perfect for any celebration from weddings to corporate events, school events to birthday parties! As always, discounts are available to clients who combine their Sounds Abound photo booth with Sounds Abound DJ entertainment.
- Open Air Design
- Custom graphics
- Online gallery of all photos
- Gifs & Boomerangs sent via text for all guests to see
- Digital Props
- Printed Photo Strips and Backdrop with Attendant may be added for $300
- Unattended Social Booth may be added to any Signature Gold Package or Higher
- Social Booth may be added to a One DJ Package for an additional $150
- Digital Copy of all Pictures
Meet the newest addition to the Sounds Abound Photo Booth lineup: THE SOCIAL BOOTH! Instead of printing photo strips, the social booth will text the photos right to your phone! Easily share on social media like Instagram, SnapChat, Facebook and Twitter.
Social Booth above shown with backdrop
Backdrop may be added for an additional charge
- Open Air Design with choice of Backdrops
- Photo Booth Attendant
- Props upon request
- Continuous Photos for up to 4 hrs
- Share standard 2″ x 6″ double prints
- Custom graphics, names, and event date on strip
- Digital copy of all photos
- White Inflatable Booth with custom lighting color
- Photo Booth Attendant
- Props upon request
- Continuous Photos for up to 4 hrs
- Share standard 2″ x 6″ double prints
- Custom graphics, names and event date on strip
- Digital Copy of all photos
Super Booth - Tent Enclosure
- Same as Super Booth above with Black Tent Enclosure
Additional Photobooth Options
Extra Time = $50 per additional 30 minutes
Additional Prints = $100
Post Card Size 4″x6″ Prints = $100
Guest Book Package = $200
- Black fabric 12″x12″ scrapbook
- Markers for good wishes to the guests of honor
- 1 photo print for guest and 1 for scrapbook.
What Clients Say About Sounds Abound Photobooth
Thank you so much for all of the entertainment at our wedding. Kyle was a great DJ and really kept the energy up during our reception. Kyle also provided our ceremony music and everything we so smoothly. We also loved our photo booth. Guests loved the open air feel of the booth and still talk about how fun and different it was! Thank you so much! Our day wouldn't have been the same without you.
May 31, 2019
We were very happy with using Sounds Abound for our wedding! We used them for our DJ, up lighting, and photo booth. Geoff was our DJ and he did great! He was always on top of things and was great to go to for advice while wedding planning. The photo booth was a big hit and very easy to use.
July 20, 2019
Sounds Abound provided the DJ, photo booth and up lighting for our wedding on 5/4/19. They were amazing! Everyone was super helpful and professional. They were willing to work with us to get a fun design on our photo booth pictures. Geoff, our DJ, was AMAZING! He was able to read the room and kept the dance floor going all night long. I would HIGHLY recommend working with them.
May 4, 2019
We tore up the dance floor thanks to DJ Mike Macie!
We met DJ Mike at the Sounds Abound open house back in April and were really impressed with his song selections, music style, and set-up. Mike was able to bring in additional equipment for the best acoustics at our venue with separated dining and dancing areas. He went above and beyond by tracking down several specific songs we requested through various sources like Spotify and YouTube. Even though there were so many songs to go through on our requested list, Mike was able to throw in other songs similar to the ones we liked and had the floor packed! Towards the end of the night, he was throwing down amazing mashups! Heck, even his assistants were joining us for the Cupid Shuffle! We could tell DJ Mike Macie is highly talented and has a passion for his job. He even went the extra mile by bringing his own additional sound and lighting equipment. For anyone else reading this, we would highly recommend him to play at your wedding! We also had the enclosed Fun Booth and there was not a single moment the photo booth was empty. There was a vast spread of props for our guests to choose from. At the end of the night. we received a link to the online gallery of ALL the guests who used the photo booth! Sounds Abound was one of the most responsive and reliable vendors we chose for our wedding. The staff and DJs are personable and wanted to ensure the best experience for our wedding. I sincerely hope they continue to hold their DJ open house. Without it, we never would've found DJ Mike Macie!
August 10, 2019
We used Sounds Abound for our DJ (Jason Yach) and also our photo booth and we were incredibly pleased with both! We worked with Kyle in the beginning to get the contract signed and to figure out which DJ we were going to choose. He also helped us out when we needed to cancel the uplighting because it turned out our venue offered it already. We chose Jason Yach as our DJ and we honestly couldn't be happier with our choice! He was so easy to talk to during our pre-wedding meeting and helped us out tremendously considering that we had so little figured out. His selection of music was great throughout the night and the dance floor was always crowded! He worked with all of our asks of playing snippets of songs just at the right moment (like the first kiss), found some random stuff that we asked for (who knew that an instrumental version of Fireball by Pitbull even existed???), and incorporated 4 or 5 Cambodian songs in a flawless way! He also worked with us to extend the contract by an hour the day of which was the best. The photo booth was also a huge hit and Vincenzo, who worked the booth, was great as well! They gave us all of the pictures the night of and also made sure that we had all of the pictures that included us printed out. We couldn't be happier with our choice to use Sounds Abound and highly recommend Jason!
April 13, 2019
If you are wondering who to choose as a DJ for your wedding; pick Sounds Abound! My husband and I did quite a bit of research and meeting with DJs prior to choosing one and I can say that we knew almost right away after meeting with their staff that we would go with Sounds Abound. They were very kind and accommodating from the start. They talked with us until we had a package that worked best for our needs and at a price that was unbelievable compared to others that we looked at. Some other vendors charged the same price for one DJ as what we got with Sounds Abound including a DJ, DJ assistant, room uplighting, and a photo booth! With that, there were no corners cut, everything was perfect; the uplighting added more to the dining room than I could have thought and the photo booth was a hit all night. Speaking of the photo booth, the man who was running it was helpful, knowledgable, and stayed even longer than he was supposed to because guests were using the photo booth so much - we can't say how much we appreciate that! We had Larry Merkel as our DJ; we picked him based off of reviews and videos on the Sounds Abound website, which was a great plus - most other companies we looked at just assigned a DJ to you. Probably my greatest concern leading up to the wedding was that the dance floor wouldn't stay full, I just wanted people to dance. Larry and his assistant totally nailed this aspect. Guests danced the entire night, I couldn't have been more thrilled. He did a great job of combining playing songs that we asked for and adding those that he knew would keep the dance floor moving with a great combination of current songs and oldies for all ages. He even came out onto the dance floor and did the YMCA with us, he was awesome! He stayed upbeat and fun the entire night, even had no problem doing some extra things we asked like handing out glow necklaces and little gifts on the dance floor to guests. We are so happy with Sounds Abound and would pick them over and over. Thank you Larry!
April 27, 2019
Mike and I had Tony Ho be our DJ at our wedding! It was the best decision ever!! From the start Sounds Abounds was easy to work with, they answered all and every questions that we had in a timely manner. When we chose Tony to be our DJ he was easy to communicate with and work with. They have an online form you fill out about what songs you want. You go over it with your DJ, how easy is that!? Our wedding date was April 27 and the weather was far from perfect! When we got to the reception for cocktail hour, the party had begun and it felt as if no one cared about the weather. From start to finish Tony knew how to get our guests on the dance floor! And the night went off without a hitch! We would 100% recommend Sounds abounds and Tony Ho!!
Mike and I also did the photo booth with our DJ- it was a big hit at the wedding! They even give you copies of everyone that goes into it through out the night! That will be fun to look back on as anniversary’s come up :). The photo booth was worth every penny!
April 27, 2019
The Knot Review
The initial meeting with Rufus was the beginning of a smooth planning process for DJ and photo booth. We especially liked the portal where we were able to submit song requests and other day-of logistics. Our dance floor was bumping all night, thanks to Rufus! We will never forget the great music / dancing memories, and we also have the silly/fun photo booth photo memories. Thanks Sounds Abound for helping make our wedding a dream come true!
March 16, 2019
AMAZING. Rufus had our guests dancing all night long. He was so helpful throughout the planning and the night. Rufus is a rockstar!! Thank you for an amazing night!! The photo booth attendant was so fun and interactive with our guests. He made sure to keep our pictures to hand to us at the end of the night, along with a USB of all the pictures. Thank you!!
December 1, 2018
We recently got married at the beautiful Haight in Elgin. Mere seconds into watching Rufus Cathey's video profile, we knew he was the right DJ for the job! High energy, exceptional professionalism, and just a pure joy to work with. He was receptive to what we wanted for the song lists, and had amazing suggestions to fill in any gaps. Rufus knew how to read the room the whole night and kept the party going with perfect flow from song to song. We received nothing but glowing compliments about him from all of our guests! The photobooth was a perfect addition to the night as well, and everyone had a blast with it. We definitely recommend Sounds Abound, and Rufus in particular, for your next event!
October 7, 2018
Sarah said... I cannot say enough about Sounds Abound, specifically the DJ we worked with, Tony Ho. Tony was extremely involved from the start and was very responsive to virtually any request we had up until the night before the wedding. He was always available via email and text, often reaching out to express his excitement for our big day. Our wedding was at The Herrington in Geneva, and, since Sounds Abound is listed as a preferred vendor, Tony was very familiar with the venue and where to set up his equipment which made our lives so much easier. We also rented the open-air photo booth for the night, which was a huge hit! Thank you to the Sounds Abound team and to Tony Ho for being the best wedding DJ we've ever seen.
September 29, 2018
We got married in the beginning of February and we had Kyle Overbey as our DJ. We wanted to make sure that there was a good mix of new and old music for all of our wedding guests. Kyle KILLED IT! Everyone was on the dance floor the entire night. He played such a good mixture of music and made sure not to play any on my do not playlist. There were guests on the dance floor that we never imagined dancing! Our wedding ended at midnight with the song "Friends in Low Places" and I couldn't believe how many people were still on the dance floor. We also had a photo booth from sounds abound. Every time we went back by the photo booth there were always people in it. It was a huge hit, especially with all of the fun props. The next day, we went to lunch with our friends and family and everyone could not stop talking about how great the music and photo booth were. Kyle and his team were amazing and made our wedding reception a success!!
February 10, 2018
I can't say enough about the job Rufus and his team did during our wedding. The online event manager was so easy to use and Rufus was great to work with. He even met with us a week out from our wedding to go over all of the details and helped us to plan a special cocktail hour playlist. Rufus kept the dance floor packed from the moment the dance floor opened until the last song was played. We've gotten so many compliments on the music and the vibe in the room-we've even referred Sounds Abound/Rufus to others who are planning weddings! We also had added the premium photo booth to our package and had such a great time. Our guests were taking advantage of the booth from cocktail hour through the end of the reception. We have so many pictures that we ended up getting two flash drives at the end of the night full of all of the shots taken. At the last minute we also added uplighting to our package which really created a special ambiance in the room. I can't recommend Sounds Abound and Rufus enough!
September 1, 2018
My husband and I got married on May 26th 2018, and our reception was at NorthFork Farm. We had Sounds Abound as our DJ and I have to tell you, they were the ABSOLUTE BEST! Craig Mohler was our DJ and had the dance floor packed all night. Craig was in contact with us multiple times over the course of the planning process, especially closer to the event date and went over everything with us. He even gave us ideas of songs we could use when we were stuck and didn't know which way to go music wise. Vince was our photo booth attendant and he was happy and helpful and a delight as well! The music, photo booth, lights, and everything was perfect and I would use Sounds Abound for EVERY EVENT I THROW, if I had the money to do it! lol
May 26, 2018
Reliable, personable, and fun to work with!
Sounds Abound was an amazing company to work with and was attentive to all of our questions. Tony Ho listened to our music vision and made it come alive. He was a lot of fun at the reception and we got several compliments from family/friends regarding Tony. We also had our uplighting and photo booth though them-- both were great! We really appreciate Tony helping us celebrate our special day!
We love Tony Ho!!
I’ve been to a number of weddings that Tony has DJ’d and he always does an amazing job! Our own wedding was no exception! Everyone had a blast and complimented us on the great music. Tony was energetic, professional, and fun throughout the planning and wedding process. I would recommend him to any other family or friends for their special event. We also used the photo booth which was a hit.
October 14, 2017
We choose Sounds Abound for our wedding at Acquaviva on 9.16.17. We choose Matt Ammons as the DJ. He was awesome!! He met with us over the phone prior to our wedding. He did an awesome job and we are so happy we choose to go with Sounds Abound for our wedding day. We also had Sounds Abound provide a photo booth. That went great as well. We couldn't be happier with our decision on booking Sounds Abound. We will definitely be recommending Matt Ammons and Sounds Abound to friends.
September 16, 2017
Wedding on 9/9/17
David Wilner did an amazing job at both our wedding ceremony and reception! He made sure all the wedding party was there including grandparents before introducing the wedding party during the reception as well as kept the guests entertained all night! Chris who worked the photobooth was hilarious and did an awesome job! Tony and I are glad we went with Sounds Abound for our wedding! They are both reasonably priced and does a fantastic job!
September 9, 2017
Bridgitte said... Sounds Abound is the BEST choice you could make! They have their own website where you can customize your playlist, which is so cool! Not to mention, they are extremely professional and you can tell they have been doing this for a long time! We have received many compliments on our music since the wedding! That was our number one compliment. All thanks to our DJ, Rufus! He was extremely professional and fun at the same time. He was the perfect decision to make for our wedding day. From start to finish, our dance floor was packed. It was a giant dance party! You know your wedding is a good time when not one person is sitting down and they are all on the dance floor. We also had our name in lights on the wall and a photobooth! The photobooth was a huge hit, and the lights were so fun! I would highly recommend sounds abound!!!!
July 7, 2017
We had a great experience with Sounds Abound for our June wedding. We loved the online planner and their prices are great as well. We used their photo booth and our guests had so much fun with it. They did a great job putting together our photo book! One of the greatest choices we made was choosing Matt Ammons as our DJ. He is so much fun! He took the time to meet with us beforehand and get to know the type of music we like, as well as helping us get things in order of how we wanted them. He had so much energy and played the best music! Our dance floor was full all night and our guests raved about how awesome our DJ was. He helped make our wedding the best night I could have ever asked for!
June 16, 2017
Laura said... Our wedding was back in October of 2016 and we were so happy with the services we received from Sounds Abound. We chose a package that included DJ, uplighting, and a photo booth and it was money well spent. Our DJ, Kevin Vance, and his assistant did such a great job with song choice throughout the evening. Our guests clearly had a great time and they did a great job of keeping people on the dance floor. We knew that a photo booth would be popular but we had no idea that it would be THAT popular, especially with the older guests. There were people going in and out of there all night long, most even going multiple times so it was definitely a huge hit. And the beautiful uplighting made the ambiance so much more wonderful. We recommend Sounds Abound 100%. Thanks for everything!
October 1, 2016
Melissa said... Sounds Abound was amazing! We could not have asked for a better company. Rufus was our D.J and he was spectacular! He was always available to answer questions and give suggestions. He contacted us the week before to make sure we had everything nailed down. We went over the music selection on the online planner (which is an awesome tool). The night of the wedding was smooth and flowed beautifully, before our introductions he even came up to us again to make sure he add all name pronunciations right! We weren't sure about music for the night, and left it up completely up the DJ. His transitions were smooth and the dance floor was packed all night! We also rented the sounds abound photobooth. They came with so many fun props, and included a flashdrive of all our guest's pictures. Sounds Abound is all about making their clients happy and they went above and behind!
January 21, 2017
Stellar Experience all around! A+ for Gary!
Our DJ, Gary was incredible and we cannot speak highly enough of him. He was a joy to work with and the wedding party and guests absolutely adored him. The two of us, and our wedding party felt like he was a friend we had known for years. He jumped into our "unorthodox" wedding without reserve and met our requests head on every step of the way. We were a wedding party filled with Musical Theatre performers and actors, and we had very specific song requests for the ceremony and the reception. On top of that we had two grooms combining traditional Irish culture with traditional Greek culture, and Gary made sure to please everyone from "the old country", in both music and presentation. The uplighting that came with the package enhanced our space and added that last minute touch of color we needed. We also went with the PhotoBooth package from SoundsAbound as well and couldn't have asked for a better finished product! All in all Sounds Abound was our top vendor for the night! No complaints! If you are having an event and need a DJ, snatch up Gary before he is booked! You won't regret it!
September 16, 2016
We used Sounds Abound for our DJ and Photobooth for our wedding in November. Our DJ Brian was awesome! He kept the party going and was in constant communication with my husband and I to make sure we were happy and having a good time. People were up and dancing as soon as dinner was over and kept dancing till the very last song. Everyone I have talked to has said it was the most fun they've ever had at a wedding. We cannot recommend them enough!
Fun bonus: if you are a beer fan like my husband and I, they are right around the corner from the Solemn Oath tasting room. Worth a visit just for that alone!
November 12, 2016
Great experience, professional staff!
We got married 1 week ago today. We were in contact with Sounds Abound and our DJ, Kyle Overbey for over a year. I am a person that tends to read testimonials and brush them off. If you want a great company to work with, I promise you this is it. Their website is incredible, you are able to have a must play list of 20 songs and a do not play list and our DJ Kyle followed it to a T. He even approached us when a song on our do not play list was requested to get the yay or nay on it (we ended up playing it) but it was just the small stuff like that and our dance floor was full the entire night. He knew when to play the requested songs, he knew to hold off on the newer younger party songs til later in the night, everything was just very smooth and very impressive. The guy absolutely crushed it and made our night incredible. Going into a wedding and planning everyone I know stresses over the DJ and whether or not your "crew" will enjoy it and actually dance- I promise you that this is the company to go with and Kyle is your guy. A great experience and our friends and family told us all week they had 0 complaints about songs and it just made the night that much more special. His assistants and the photobooth crew did an excellent job as well!
November 25, 2016
The DJ's and the photo booth from Sounds Abound were great! I love the fact that you can pre-select your music online to help prepare for an event. We had 2 DJ's, a photo booth and a guest book coordinator. Rufus did a great job starting from our wedding ceremony all the way ending in dancing and fun. I was glad I used the photo booth too. It was fun for the guest and us. We were able to get a lot of fun pictures and they are good quality. We also had an additional lady who helped the guest do a scrap book page for our photo album. We love our album and it is a great keepsake. I highly recommend using Sounds Abound for all their entertainment options.
November 11, 2016
Gregg, thank you so much for everything! Words can not express how happy Kurt and I are with you and your team! We got so many compliments about the music and I never saw an empty dance floor! The photo booth was a hit and we had the best time looking through all of the photos! Thank you so much again!! We couldn't have asked for a better DJ!!
September 3, 2016
Sounds Abound did an excellent job!
I definitely recommend Sounds Abound. We used their services for our reception on 9/24/16, and everything turned out just wonderful! Tony Coix was our D.J. and he was excellent. We were able to choose the music from the Sounds Abound website and had options for ‘Must Play’, ‘Additional songs’, and Do Not Play. He played all of the music that we picked out / suggested, and was a great MC for the night. He also speaks Spanish and that was very helpful as he could pronounce my husband's last name correctly (my husband is Cuban). We also had a photo booth and the attendant was friendly and helpful. He even let me add some of my own props. We also had the up lighting and our 'name in lights' ... We were happy with everything, and having an entire Banquet room in purple really made the night extra special !!!
September 24, 2016
Sounds Abound was a perfect company to work with for all of our wedding entertainment. Not only was every member of their team easy to work with and always available to answer questions, the services they provided were outstanding!
Kyle was our DJ and there aren't enough words to describe how incredible he was! Our dance floor was packed from start to finish, and every request we had, he fulfilled. The online planning system was a great way for us to give Kyle the vibe we wanted for our party, and he absolutely nailed it come wedding day! We have gotten endless compliments about how we had the best DJ our guests have ever experienced!
We also utilized the uplighting and photobooth services, and both were just as perfect as everything else! Highly recommend this company!
September 24, 2016
When I was looking around for a DJ for my wedding I stumbled across Sounds Abound by chance. I am very glad that happened.
When we had our initial visit with Sounds Abound we met with Kyle Overbey. We were immediately impressed by how informative he was. We could tell he was a "pro". Sounds Abound has videos of their DJs on the website. You can watch the videos and get a feel for how the DJs work. We watched them all. We decided to go with Kyle Overbey based on our meeting and the video on the website. Luckily for us he was available for our date. Kyle was very easy to get a hold of and responded to any questions in a timely manner. He met with us a few times to get things exactly how we wanted them to be.
We booked the DJ for the ceremony and reception. Kyle was on point for the ceremony. All the music was exactly as we discussed. Sounds Abound provided a microphone for the officiant as well. Kyle did a great job with introductions at the rehearsal. Throughout the reception he was great. He played the music that was requested. If something was playing that cleared the dance floor he would cut to a better song. He interacted well with the guests. We received positive feedback from our guests that Kyle was very good.
Sounds Abound provides two DJs. The main DJ and an assistant. What a great idea.
We also booked the large photo booth for the wedding as well. The photo booth attendant was great. Sounds Abound provides two copies of the pictures. It's up to the bride and groom if both copies go to the guest or if a hard copy goes to the bride and groom. Sounds Abound provides a USB flash drive with digital copies of the photo booth pictures.
I would suggest Sounds Abound to anybody getting married or in need of a DJ or photo booth for any occasion. I'm sure all of the DJs are great, but if you have your choice. Go with Kyle Overbey. You won't regret it.
August 13, 2016
Jackie said... We used Sounds Abound for DJ and photobooth for our wedding and we couldn't have had a better experience. Our DJ, Kevin handled the night well and was accommodating to all of our guests. He constantly checked in with me to make sure I was happy with how the evening was progressing. We absolutely loved the photobooth experience, as did all of our guests!
May 28, 2016
We got married on July 3, 2016 and are so glad we chose Sounds Abound to DJ our wedding. Everyone we talked to at the company was very professional, helpful and friendly. We chose Kyle as our DJ and he was fantastic! He made sure our dance floor was packed the entire night and played a variety of music for both the younger and older crowds. He also helped keep us on schedule throughout the night so we didn't need to worry about a thing. We have received so many compliments from guests on how much they loved our wedding and how much fun they had. Everyone also had a blast in the photo booth. My brother has already booked Kyle for his wedding next year and I will definitely continue to recommend him and Sounds Abound to others! Thank you so much for making our wedding unforgettable!
July 3, 2016
We absolutely loved the staff that came to our wedding from Sounds Abound. Jeff was our DJ and he took time during the wedding week to touch base with us and go over everything we had planned and everything we had already input into our Sounds Abound wedding website planner. He really got our vision and how we wanted our party to be less "wedding" and more "Rat Pack Cocktail Party".
One of the biggest hit of the evening was our photo booth! I recommend to everybody who is getting a photo booth, spend the extra money for the scrapbook attendant! She did such an amazing job creating a scrapbook for our guests to sign and post their photos. She didn't just slap the pics down but she creatively placed the photos and used stickers and cut outs to jazz it up. We also received a USB drive of the photos too which is awesome.
I highly highly recommend using Sounds Abound if you ever need a DJ or photo booth!
June 11, 2016
Kyle was absolutely amazing!!! He played everything we loved and was completely professional! I didn't have a father daughter dance song picked out and he made a point to let me know he was about to play a song that would be a great fit for us so we could share a dance. Above and beyond amazing! The photo booth was a great addition to our wedding! These guys are the best!
June 11, 2016
Sounds Abound was a great company to work with from the start! Our package included both DJ services as well as the Fun Photo Booth. The photo booth was a huge hit and it still makes us laugh as we look at the duplicate printouts of the pictures. The attendant was very friendly and helped keep our guests heading back to the booth for more fun, crazy pictures! Our DJ was Kevin Vance and he did a fantastic job. We had several specific requests for songs and he played all of them at exactly the right moments. Our dance floor was never empty, even down to the very last minute! Kevin and the Sounds Abound staff were very friendly and easy to get along with and were there for us every step of the way. It is great to see a company with such genuine customer service. The online portal was also very user friendly and helpful in planning our big day. Not only was Kevin a great DJ, he was easy to get along with - it felt like we had known him for years! We have already recommended Sounds Abound to many and will continue to do so. Thank you so much for helping make our day so special!
September 12, 2015
Thank you for your fantastic DJ and Photobooth services at our wedding! Jason was a rock star and a joy to work with. We love our Photobooth Guest Book! Sounds Abound is the best!
November 14, 2015
We absolutely loved having Tony as our DJ. He did an awesome job keeping everyone on the dance floor. He played music for the demographic of our group. He did a great job of mixing up all of our requests, along with our guests. We even have a friend as a DJ that attended the wedding and gave Tony two thumbs up for appealing to the masses. We also loved having the photobooth and those memories that we have forever! Thanks so much Sounds Abound!
August 8, 2015
I just wanted to take a moment to say that Jason is an amazing DJ! The whole evening was absolutely perfect, the dance floor was packed the entire night and my guests couldn't stop talking about what a great time they had. Everyone also had a great time with the photobooth. Thank you Sounds Abound for making our night memorable.
Martha and Corey Tolan
October 24, 2015
Perfect for our wedding: professional, stress-free, outstanding service
We hired Sounds Abound for our wedding, so we had their DJ/MC, photobooth, and video projector services. From the moment we first met with Rufus, we knew that Sounds Abound were true professionals who make everything clear and easy, which was a big relief to us since other aspects of wedding planning were surprisingly stressful and complicated for us. The online planner was easy to use, especially since we are big music fans and had our guests RSVP song requests. Based on Rufus' suggestion, we chose Gary as our DJ/MC. He was the best DJ I've ever seen at a wedding. He kept the schedule of the reception well organized, got on well with our guests, and had our guests of all ages on the dancefloor until the very end of our reception. In fact, at the end of the reception, our guests were begging him to keep playing! We would recommend him 100%! We also had Sounds Abound's fun booth (the bigger photobooth), which our guests loved too. At the end of the night, Sounds Abound even gave us a USB flash drive of all the photos, so we can see just how much fun our guests had! Thank you, Sounds Abound!
November 7, 2015
Lindsay & Michael said... Keith did a fantastic job as DJ. He really kept the party going and was a great emcee! Our photobooth was a big hit and we are extremely pleased with the services from Sounds Abound!
October 17, 2015
I just wanted to let you know what an absolutely ridiculously fantastic job your entire crew did at our wedding! Matt and his assistant did an amazing job and I have received a large amount of compliments about them. I have to say he was so easy to work with and he played all the right songs in all the right places. After our meeting I knew we were on the same page, but I had no idea he would be able to match the moods as perfectly as he did. Several members of the country club that were present at the wedding could not believe the quality of his work and they said that they never attended an event there that was so perfect. I wanted to let you know that everyone was just blown away and I know our event coordinator was also impressed and will be recommending your company to other members for future events. People were also very impressed with the uplighting and I will have to say Kyle gave us the suggestion for purple uplighting for the room and then scrolling colors during dancing and it absolutely changed the room, which is beautiful on its own, but it transformed it into something out of a fairy tale. The photo booth was also a phenomenal hit! I am so glad we went with the keepsake book as well. It was so nice to be able to see all the hilarious pictures of our guests having a blast the attendants were also so kind and easy to work with. I am beyond impressed and I can assure you that all the guest were as well. I feel I could write a novel about how amazing everything was. I'm blown away and I know that I will be recommending all of your services to all my friends who will be planning their weddings and other events, and I believe our venue (La Grange Country Club) will be recommending you as well. I also have to say again what a pleasure it was to work with Matt, he was fantastic and rolled with all the changes I threw at him the day of. He's fantastic! I am so glad we went with your company you helped make our big day a beautiful celebration!
October 17, 2015
Julie said... We used Sounds Abound for our wedding reception DJ and Photobooth services. Our DJ was Keith Talaga, and he did an amazing job. Our family and friends had told us they had such a fun time dancing at the reception! Keith made the night flow so smoothly, and didn't over use his powers of having a Mic, if you know what I mean. He was respectful, professional, and truly aided in making our reception a blast. The online planner was extremely user friendly, and all the customer service we experienced with Sounds Abound was exceptional. Sounds Abound is a well oiled machine!
August 1, 2015
Best Wedding DJ in Chicago - TONY HO!
Sounds Abound and specifically Tony Ho were out of this world for our wedding. Starting from the beginning, they were incredibly friendly and nice to deal with. If we waited more than a few hours for a call back or email response I would be shocked. The team over there prioritizes you and your event (in our case a wedding) even though I am sure they are booked through the roof for their services.
Before the wedding: The online tool was very user-friendly. We were able to have endless back-and-forths with Tony about what we wanted and did not want. We had phone chats, Skype, and email exchanges to seal the deal. More importantly, Tony was relaxed even when we weren’t!
The wedding itself: Tony arrived a few hours before the reception even began. It was our first face-to-face meeting, but it seemed as though we had been friends for quite some time. It’s hard to really describe his personality, but he is so likeable. He was wooing over the grandmothers, the bridesmaids, and heck even me (the groom). He knew when to light up the party with some dance music, and when to take it back for some slower dances. Tony was incredibly receptive to our requests – and we had lots of them. My family is Greek, so we had cultural dances he wove into the night, too. Overall, I cannot recommend Tony enough. We had plenty of people asking for his contact information as the night was winding down. Thanks again, Tony! Quick note: We also had a photobooth through Sounds Abound. We had a few guys working the booth and the guest book they created for us (an expense worth taking!). They were party promoters, too! They helped to create a fun atmosphere for everyone – even the stoic great uncles who didn’t speak English cracked a smile with their funny hats.
August 15, 2015
EXCEPTIONAL COMPANY ALL AROUND
Sounds Abound has been a delight from every aspect! From our first meeting to review their packages of music and photo booths to confirming the final details of music with our DJ, we experienced exceptional service. Each member of Sounds Abound is professional and helpful. We planned our event from out of state and Sounds Abound provided helpful information to our inquiries. They want your event to be how you envision it. Our DJ, Gregg Eisel, absolutely phenomenal in his art of music and entertainment! A sincere thank you to Gregg and Sounds Abound for their genuine professionalism and outstanding service!
August 1, 2015
Courtney said... They are the best of the best! Keith was our DJ and he did a phenomenal job! He was very upbeat, and played all the songs we love and more! The photo booth was also a big hit, so much fun! We highly recommend Keith, he was very helpful and went above and beyond for us!
May 9, 2015
Awesome Wedding with Sounds Abound
We had Rufus as our DJ at our wedding, and he was AMAZING. Everyone had a blast and he did a great job of capturing the audience and keeping them on the dance floor. As the bride, I didn't even want to leave the dance floor as well. After the wedding, numerous people contacted us to tell us how awesome Rufus was and how it was the best wedding they have ever been to. Also, our photo booth was a HIT and everyone enjoyed it. Chris was great as well, he was so helpful and very enjoyable to be around. I cannot tell you how grateful I am that we chose Sounds Abound, and we appreciate all they did to make our Wedding night extra special! We will definitely be referring Sounds Abound to everyone we know 🙂
July 25, 2015
David was fabulous. He kept everyone dancing all night long. The photo booth was also wonderful. Thanks Sounds Abound for helping make are night great!!!!
July 25, 2015
I cannot express how overly satisfied we were with Sounds Abound (specifically, our DJ, Kyle Overbey). We exchanged many emails before the wedding and he was sure to answer all of my questions. We used Sounds Abound as our DJ for the outside wedding ceremony and also for the DJ for the reception. The sound equipment was absolutely perfect outside and everyone could hear. The inside equipment and lights (we added uplights to our package to help make the room look nicer) were absolutely great. We also did the photo booth and the staff from Sounds Abound really got people in there, having a good time. Our music was unbelievable and Kyle had everyone on the dance floor, the entire night. Our pictures absolutely show people out of their seats and dancing. It was such a great mix of oldies and new music. I would never use another company, after my fabulous experience with Sounds Abound! Thank you to the staff and especially to Kyle, for an unbelievable party!
July 3, 2015
Katherine said... We hired Sounds Abound to do our music, uplighting, and photobooth. Our venue was Bocaditos at The Brookfield Zoo. The reception space layout is kind of odd but Sounds Abound found the perfect spot for our Photo Booth and dance floor in there. They really transformed the room. The uplighting matched our color theme perfectly. I highly recommend getting lights. It will revolutionize your space. I've seen weddings at the zoo without the up-lights and it just didn't look as nice. We also had DJ lighting on the dance floor. Gotta add lights for your wedding, trust me! For photos we went with the big fun booth. Chris was our attendant. He did a great job helping guests with props, explained how the booth works once inside, and handed out lots of pictures to everyone. At the end of the night he handed me a usb thumb drive from all the pictures taken in the booth that night. He also said if we lose the drive they have back ups. Chris was friendly to everyone and did a great job with the booth. Now the music. Honestly I've never seen a better DJ feel the dance floor so well like Kyle does. If the floor was getting tired he brought it down with some chill songs. If the floor wanted to rock he kicked it up. He even came out and danced with us during some line songs. He played everything I requested. I've been to a lot of clubs and his mixes/mashups were better! He announced everything on time, got the crowd cheering, and gave a great pep talk to our wedding party when we walked out for our grand entrance. I think Sounds Abound has a lot of DJs to choose from. I'm sure they're all good but I'd recommend Kyle Overbey. Sounds Abound was our favorite wedding vendor as they were easy to work with and friendly, answered emails promptly, and did a great job! They made the night fun!
June 6, 2015
Since our son Nate's Bar Mitzvah, all our friends and family have been telling us that we really know how to host a celebration. But it's our DJ, David, that really knows how to throw a party! There wasn't a moment when Nate's friends and cousins weren't enjoying themselves, dancing, playing games, or checking out the Photo Booth. Everything went so smoothly, we couldn't have asked for anything more!
June 14, 2015
Sounds Abound Right!
We got our DJ and Photo Booth from Sounds Abound for our wedding on March 27, 2015 and we could not be more satisfied with Kyle, Rufus, and the whole Sounds Abound staff! Kyle was with us every step of the way...he helped us pick songs and made sure to have the specific songs we requested. Every detail we had gone over with him was carried out perfectly on the day of our wedding. The dance floor was packed and moving the ENTIRE night! Kyle did a wonderful job catering to each and every one of our guests (but also ran their requests by us first). He knew just the right songs to play and when to play them.
Kyle even improvised extremely well and added our sand ceremony before the cake (because our officiant forgot it). He gave a beautiful introduction.
The Photo Booth was also a huge hit all night! There was a minor glitch with the date on the prints at first, but they more than made up for it by extending their time with us. All of the photos turned out great!
Overall Kyle's charismatic and helpful attitude made the night a smashing success!!! We received so many compliments about him and have recommended him to all of our friends and relatives. We will definitely return to Sounds Abound for any and all of our future DJ/Photo Booth needs!
March 27, 2015
Best Decision Ever
Here's a simple tip to anyone looking for a DJ for their wedding reception—go with Sounds Abound.
Rufus presided over our wedding reception on May 24, 2015, along with his assistant Casey. Before the wedding, we filled out an easy-to-use online portal to request specific songs and callouts. A couple weeks before the big day, Rufus kindly met with us to walk through the entire day. Prior to this Rufus was available via e-mail/phone for any questions we had. He was the only vendor we could contact whenever we wanted and he was happy to help. Rufus also called again before the wedding to go over everything we had filled out in the portal. We spoke on the phone for almost an hour and I could tell he wanted to make sure the night went perfectly, he is a true professional who is passionate about his work. He was sure to make sure he had pronunciations correct for all of our attendants.
We were a little worried about having a DJ for our ceremony since we had never been to a wedding with a ceremony done by a DJ. Rufus made our ceremony PERFECT!!!!! Everything flowed flawlessly.
From our reception introduction to our last dance, Rufus led the reception with unbelievable charisma and energy. The event was organized perfectly, and Rufus handled off-schedule things like surprise toasts with such grace. His song list was so on point, the dance floor was packed full of guests the entire night. Casey was super friendly and integral to the night as well, even asking us if there were any songs we'd like to hear in the last hour. Our dance floor was packed the entire night!!!
We also rented a photo booth from Sounds Abound, which was a huge hit. When we looked at the photo strips the next day, we laughed hysterically as we saw our guests look their best with gigantic hat and glasses props. The photo booth attendant was super friendly and since we were busy all night when he saw us both (my husband and I) together near the booth he made sure to call us in- SOOO glad he did that or we wouldn't have had a photobooth pic of both of us!
I give Rufus, Casey, and the rest of the staff at Sounds Abound the highest of recommendations. Their experience, professionalism, and talent made hosting a wedding reception look easy. This should be a no-brainer for couples looking for a wedding DJ. Pick Sounds Abound.... and if he is available choose Rufus!
May 24, 2015
We had one request when it came to our reception music: that our guest remain on the dance floor. Sounds Abound, and our DJ, Matt Ammons did not disappoint! Matt took our request to heart, and our guests definitely had a great time!! His attention to detail on cutting songs just right was outstanding. He also helped with setting up the timeline, and moving things along during the night for us. He definitely went above and beyond what we were expecting out of our DJ services, and we couldn't have been happier! We also did our Photo Booth through Sounds Abound. They were fantastic and kept up easily with the masses who were looking to enjoy the booth. Everything was absolutely fantastic, and we couldn't have asked for a better team! Thank you all so much for helping make our day so special!
April 25, 2015
We used Kyle O for DJ services as well and we rented their Photo Booth and uplighting for our wedding reception. We had a great experience with the company as a whole. Everyone that attended our wedding raved about how wonderful our DJ was. He definitely kept the dance floor full the entire evening. He was extremely professional and it is obvious how much he cares about his job!
We would definitely recommend Sounds Abound to anyone!
November 23, 2012
Sounds Abound hosted our company holiday party this past year and everyone that came stated that it was an overwhelming success! Truly it was our best holiday party- EVER! Sounds Abound provided Family Feud Game Show, Photo booth, & DJ services. This review is a couple months overdue, but we look forward to the opportunity of working with this company again. Great customer service and professionalism from start to finish. Thanks again Ken & team!
December 12, 2014
Matt and I were so pleased with our DJ experience, and wanted to say thank you to Matt Ammons and his assistant for making our wedding day so wonderful. We picked Matt Ammons from the meet and greet nearly a year before our wedding. His personality seemed to match ours and we felt pretty confident we would have a great party because of him. He did not disappoint. We met with him about 10 days before the wedding and went through our vision and thoughts on music as well as giving him some lists of music we were excited about for our wedding day. We went outside the box with cocktail hour music and dinner music and he was super receptive to all of our requests and suggestions. On our wedding day everything went off without a hitch and there wasn’t even enough room on the dancefloor at some parts of the night because so many people were dancing. From the moment the dance floor opened up until the very last song the dance floor was full, which is what we wanted. He picked such a good variety of music from our ‘Must Play’ list to song requests from our guests (pre-approved). He did a great job working with our other vendors and making the night one that not just us, but our guests, will remember for a long time. An added bonus, just before the wedding Matt found us on social media outlets like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat and after the reception was over he shared videos and pictures with us from our special day! It was great! Thank you so much for helping us throw a great party! We also rented uplighting and a photobooth which were great!
February 7, 2015
Excellent Company To Work With
Thank you so much - we had a wonderful time and received a ton of positive feedback from our attendees. The photobooth was a huge hit at our company holiday party and everyone enjoyed the DJ, Gregg.
Your staff did and excellent job and was prompt with everyone's needs. They truly conducted themselves in a professional, yet personal manner. We truly appreciate everyone's hard work.
We look forward to working with you on future events
January 10, 2015
AMAZING -- Even with crazy requests
We just got married on 12/13/14. When we chose the date, our venue suggested we book vendors ASAP. I did a lot of research to find my dj and wanted to make sure they were local to Naperville. I met with about five companies and the first four did not leave a good impression. When we met with Kyle Overbey at Sounds Abound (about a year out from the wedding), we knew we had to lock him in. He was laid-back but knew so much about music. We seemed to understand each other well. I told him we'd likely not put many limitations on what could be played/could not be played. Fast forward to three weeks before the wedding and we met with Kyle again. He had amazing recommendations for bridal party songs, and our last song. They weren't run of the mill songs and I appreciated that he took the time to get to know us to decide what songs would work. We felt more than confident he would do a great job.
On the day of the wedding, my dad had a few surprises that he worked with Kyle on including a Frank Sinatra cover singer and a little video presentation. Kyle was ready to pump music into the cocktail hour just in case the sinatra singer bombed (thankfully all went well). Kyle had a difficult job at our wedding because he was getting requests all over the board, including a few that I put on the "do not play" list. He was kind to the guests and when my dad insisted on a song from the do not play list, Kyle came to talk to me about it and always used his best judgment. Overall, there is no way I would choose another company. Our 24x24 dance floor was PACKED from open to close. Kyle was simply the best.
We also booked Sounds Abound for the photo booth. It's a must have! They do a great job putting together the scrapbook, which is a forever keepsake. Lastly we used Sounds Abound for uplighting. I found out after the fact that the original color we selected didn't look right with our colors, but Sounds Abound worked with my wedding team to come to a quick decision and it was gorgeous.
Thanks Kyle and Sounds Abound!!!!!
December 13, 2014
Cindy (MOB) said...
Gary, our DJ with Sounds Abound, provided a fantastic night of entertainment for our daughters wedding. He did a great job of keeping our guests out on the dance floor which was always packed. He was also willing to lead our guests in line dances. I think he played three of them and only had to lead in one of them. (which our guests loved) I was so surprised to see how many people were still on the dance floor when Gary played the last song. People were still wanting to dance! Both Gary and his assistant were dressed up and very professional. He was great to work with. As for the photo booth, I don't think it was ever empty! It is a must have at a wedding. The disc they provide you, is a copy of everyone who had pictures taken! What a great keepsake and such fun to look at. I would hire them again!
October 18, 2014
Sounds Abound was absolutely amazing!
We had such a great experience with sounds abound. We loved working with Larry. He was so nice and gave great advice. We loved being able to go online and watch videos of the DJ's. Larry was funny and worked great with all the weird requests people made. He was also great at keeping us on track.
We also went with up lighting and the photo booth. Everyone had a blast using the photo booth. The uplighting transformed to room completely. It was so beautiful, I'm so glad we went with it.
I highly recommend Sounds Abound for any party!
We chose Sounds Abound after attending a friend's wedding who used the company for their wedding. It was one of the best weddings we had ever been to and it was mostly due to the fact that the music was really good. We chose Ernesto because he is one of the DJ's that can mix/spin music. We are so happy we chose Ernesto because he did an amazing job!! We were beyond happy with the results of the music and we received so many compliments from guests about the music. He kept the dance floor full all night and delivered the exact vibe we wanted. We will definitely recommend him to people in the future!! Also, Sounds Abound did a great job with our uplighting and photo booth. Everything exceeded our expectations and turned out great!
September 20, 2014
This place was great to work with! The services they offer and the time they give was just what I was looking for.... also their pricing was great! I was able to do DJ, uplighting and photobooth all at one place... so much easier on a bride planning! We had Rufus and he was THE BEST! He really took charge on the day of the wedding and led the night off to the right start. We loved working with him and people commented about him all night how wonderful he was!! I wish we could do the night all over again!
October 4, 2014
October 10, 2014
Excellent, Reliable, and Professional - Bride
Sounds Abound did not disappoint us. From beginning to end, we did not encounter any problems with this company. The whole process was easy and their offerings are vast that we did not think twice in choosing them for our wedding. We could not think of anything negative to say about this company especially our DJ/MC Matt Ammons, who by the way, was very professional, attentive, skilled, and very reliable. Music is a huge component of a successful party and Matt totally delivered that night. The guests cannot stop thanking us for great music and a great night. We got a lot of compliments on our DJ and how the program flowed so well. All of our requests were granted and this company and Matt have exceeded our expectations. It would not have been the best night of our lives if not for them. The photo booth was such a huge hit as well, Thanks Sounds Abound for providing us with this option.
September 6, 2014
We absolutely loved our DJ David Wilner, he was confident, very comfortable with the microphone, professional, kept all the wedding events within the schedule, played music that all age groups could dance to, played all of our special requests and overall did a fantastic job, we are very very happy with the result and would totally recommend him. The photo booth was also great! People loved it and the photo strip is not only a nice wedding souvenir for guests but also some funny pictures of our guests for ourselves to keep.
Excellent service, Sounds Abound is a solid company, I would totally hire your services again for future events. 5/5 stars!!!*****
September 20, 2014
Rufus and Sounds Abound are AMAZING!!
Sounds Abound is the place to go if you are looking for a DJ and a great time. Our DJ was Rufus and his assistant was Casey. Through the entire planning process Rufus and Sounds Abound were so helpful. I loved having the online planning tool, it made it so much easier especially since I do not live in the area. Our wedding day was so much fun, I did not stop dancing the whole night. Rufus did such a great job of reading the crowd and knowing what would keep them dancing. When the special dance songs (cha cha slide & etc.) either Rufus or Casey was out there on the dance floor helping direct. The photo booth was a big hit and the operator Chris was super friendly and got a lot of great pictures for us. The end of our reception came too soon, but all of our guests were raving about how much fun they had and how great the music was!
I will be recommending Sounds Abound to everyone I know!!
August 16, 2014
Sounds Abound were so great to work with from beginning to end. Rufus did a great job with the ceremony music...exactly how I envisioned it and the photobooth was a HIT! Thank you so much for being a part of our special day and making it all the more sweeter!
July 24, 2014
We used Sounds Abound for our wedding back in May. They did such an amazing job! From start to finish it was such an easy process working with them and they did every single thing we asked them to do. We had them play the music at our ceremony for us which was perfect. Greg Eisel was in charge of that and he did such a wonderful job. Our DJ at our reception was Matt Ammons. I can't say enough good things about him, he is so talented at what he does and you can tell he loves doing it. He was so helpful during the planning process giving us ideas about songs to choose. We made a playlist with songs we wanted played during the dancing part of the reception and every song was played! We also used the photo booth from Sounds Abound which was a huge hit and they put together a slideshow with pictures for us that turned out amazing. So many people told us what a wonderful time they had at the reception and I know a big part of that was the music and photo booth. I would definitely recommend Sounds Abound and specifically Matt Ammons, they had the pieces that made our wedding day so memorable and such an incredible day!
May 16, 2014
Sounds Abound did an outstanding job of providing music for our wedding ceremony and reception, along with a photo booth and uplighting during the reception. We chose David Wilner to be our MC and we could not have been happier with the way that he worked with us, our families, and our friends to make our evening perfect. David communicated with us several times leading up to our wedding to make us feel completely comfortable and confident. He listened to our ideas and provided music and leadership throughout the evening that everyone at our wedding enjoyed. We highly recommend David and Sounds Abound!
June 13, 2014
My husband and I could not have been happier with David Wilner and his team from Sounds Abound. We live out of town, so David arranged a meeting over Skype so that we could discuss all of the music and MC details prior to our big day. After our meeting, leading up to our reception, we had no doubt that our night was going to be perfect, thanks to David (& it was!). The dance floor was full all night, just like we were hoping and our guests raved about how impressed they were with David. We also used the Photo booth & up lighting services from Sounds Abound and we have had a great time looking back at pictures of our goofy guests. Also, our room at Bolingbrook Golf Club looked great with the purple up lighting! Thanks so much, Sounds Abound!
May 25, 2014
We had our wedding reception on April 5, 2014. Sounds Abound provided us with our dj, photobooth, projection screen, slideshow, and uplighting. Our DJ was Kyle, he was absolutely amazing. He went above and beyond. When first meeting with Kyle our goal was to have everyone on the dance floor having a great time and Kyle did just that. We let Kyle do his thing and feel out the crowd and he did an incredible job. Our friends/family members are still talking about Kyle and how fun the wedding was. Kyle was extremely organized and worked with our wedding coordinator at the hotel and provided us with the most amazing music. Everyone loved the photobooth and uplighting. I cannot thank Kyle and Sounds Abound enough for making our wedding so special. I recommend them to everyone. We had the most incredible experience and had so much fun with Kyle and Sounds Abound.
April 5, 2014
February 15, 2014
We help our clients secure their financial future.
Sounds abound did a phenomenal job at our black tie recognition dinner. Kyle chose the music perfectly for our group! We rented the photo book and that was a blast! The DJ to our surprise and delight incorporated sound affects into the presentation portion of the evening...WOW did that add a fun element. Everyone really had a great time. We will definitely be working with them in the future.
Two Thumbs Up!
My husband and I met and married in the South. However he is from the Chicagoland area, so this called for a second reception so his family and friends could join in the festivities! Sounds Abound came reccomended and we found out why. Matt Ammons was our DJ and he was fantastic! His work ethic was incredible. Before the party officially started he made sure that the party would go exactly how we wanted. The party was nothing short of successful and Matt played a huge part in making the night so much fun! Not to mention we also had the photo booth for additional entertainment and it was a hit. I wouldn't hesitate to reccomend Sounds Abound to anyone!! 🙂
November 30, 2013
We used Sounds Abound for our MC/DJ, Photo booth and Up-lighting- and they did a fantastic job with all three. The venue looked amazing with the very professional and elegant looking up-lighting. The photo booth was so much fun, and the attendant made sure everyone had a good time taking the silly photos. But the best service provided by Sounds Abound was the DJ. We chose Rufus for our MC and he was amazing. My husband and I have very different tastes in music, and had an extremely mixed crowd at the wedding. Somehow, Rufus kept the dance floor full all night, and managed to make everyone happy. Our guests mentioned that they have never seen so many people dancing and having fun at a wedding before, and we have Rufus to thank. He made sure the night went smoothly, and choreographed the whole event to perfection!
November 30, 2013
Excellent in all areas!
Kyle Overby was the DJ for our October 19, 2013 wedding and we couldn't be happier with him and everyone we had contact with at Sounds Abound. I spent a great deal of time researching DJs and when I took to Facebook to ask friends for recommendations more than 10 friends suggested Sounds Abound! Couples getting married will spend hours researching potential vendors, but the only call they need to make for DJ and Photo Booth services is to Sounds Abound.
We initially met with Jeff Wells, who was great to work with. He took to the time to explain to us the options available and work with us to create a package that fit our needs and budget. At no time did we feel pressured. Any questions we had were promptly answered and they stayed in regular contact with us.
We loved using the online planner to add songs for introductions and the must play list. Although we didn't add any songs to the "Do Not Play List" it's a great option. We were also able to add songs and the type of music we wanted played at dinner.
I met with Kyle a few weeks before the wedding to finalize details and go over names, and I knew we had made a great decision in selecting him. He had some great suggestions, like playing the Blackhawks Goal Horn as my husband and I were walking out as we chose Chelsea Dagger as our introduction song. He was organized and took care to make sure the evening ran smoothly.
Most importantly, he read the crowd and played music to keep the dance floor packed all night! We are still receiving compliments from friends and family that the music played at our wedding was the best of any wedding they had attended. There is no better compliment than that!
The Photo Booth was a big hit as well! Guests of all ages enjoyed visiting and we are thrilled to have not only hard copies of all the photos, but also a disc with them as well.
Thank you to Jeff, Kyle and Sounds Abound for making our wedding a truly memorable experience!
October 19, 2013
Jason Yach was the dj for our wedding at Arrowhead Golf Club. Jason did a great job, and was extremely easy to work with. He followed our playlist selections, but also included songs that we did not think to include. The dance floor was never empty!
Several of our guests said the following:"Your dj was great!", "My feet are killing me, because I danced so much.", and "You had a great variety of music." Several people also commented on how neat the "dancing with the stars effect" looked. We could not have asked for a better response from our guests.
Sounds Abound also provided several other services for our wedding, which included uplighting, dancing with the stars, and the photo booth. Everything turned out great. There was always a line for the photo booth. We would highly recommend the company Sounds Abound, and Jason Yach as a dj. You will not be disappointed!
November 9, 2013
Matt did a wonderful Job with our wedding making it a great day for my wife and I. We couldn't thank him enough for the job that he did, I would recommend Sounds a bound and Matt to anyone that was looking for a DJ and a good time. Also I would like to thank the guys that worked the photo booth that did an awesome job it was also a huge hit at our wedding! Thanks again to everyone.
October 20, 2013
Matt Ammons was a phenomenal dj! He did an awesome job of reading the people at the wedding and ensuring the night went smoothly. We would highly recommend him and Sounds Abound to anyone! The photo booth was also a huge hit with guests and our album turned out awesome! Thanks for making our special day even more amazing!
July 6, 2013
An amazing night!
Our wedding was on Saturday September 21st. We used sounds Abound for our uplighting, photobooth and Dj. I could not have been more happy with how everything turned out. We received so many compliments on everything!! For the DJ, we had the privilege of working with Matt Ammons. Words cannot describe how professional and knowledgable he was. I had an extremely large wedding party. He was able to get everyone in line and tell them what to do, where to be, etc. It helped me tremendously because it was one less thing I had to worry about. Not to mention the music itself set the party mood perfectly. I would definitely recommend Matt and Sounds Abound services to anyone and already have!
September 21, 2013
Sounds Abound was amazing! We worked with David Wilner and he couldn't have been any better. Our guests kept talking about how great he was. Our dance floor was full all night and he really helped make sure that nobody missed the important moments of the night. He was accessible and professional throughout the whole process. Their whole office was outstanding and very responsive.
We also used their photobooth and it was a huge hit. They were so easy to work with and put together an incredible guest book for us. We highly recommend Sounds Abound and David!
September 28, 2013
Matt Ammons made our reception an incredible moment in not just our lives but our family and friends as well. We are from Austin,Texas and had our wedding in IL. Being that we are from out of town you could imagine how difficult that made the planning. I met with Matt once with my mom and sister. In just that one meeting he clearly understood exactly what we wanted. Everyone was on the dance floor all night having a BLAST! It smelled horrible on he floor full of smelly sweaty friends and family enjoying themselves!! When it was time for a break they went to the photo booth! He made our night thank you so much Matt! HIGHLY recommended!
August 16, 2013
Dj & photo booth
We had such an amazing wedding and soundsabound and their wonderful personnel really made an impact on how smooth and fun the day was! From Jeff, at the office, who took his time and was so kind and professional; to our amazing dj Ernesto who customized the music and keep our dance floor packed! The photo booth was such an added bonus for our guest and us! The props, attendant and the pictures at the end of the night from all our guest really help us relive out special day! If you are looking for a great, professional, locally owned and operated company to help you with all of your wedding needs then I recommend going with soundsabound!!! Thanks again to everyone at soundsabound for making our wedding so special!!! 🙂
September 1, 2013
Amazing, organized Event Company
We had Matt Ammons as our DJ for or wedding on August 24th, 2013. He was great to work with from the moment we met him. He met with us and talked about exactly what we wanted for our wedding and music preferences, etc. He was very detail oriented. When it came to the big day, he had everything under control. He did the music for it ceremony and reception. Everything was perfect. The dance floor was filled the entire night! We received so many compliments on the music and Matt! We can't thank him enough for making our wedding so memorable! His assistant was great too. The two of them organized our rowdy wedding party and made sure everything ran smooth all night so we didn't have to worry. We also had uplighting and a photobooth from Sounds Abound. The lighting completed the room and looked fantastic! I would definitely recommend it to everyone! The photobooth guys were a blast to work with and or guests loved them! Brandon made everyone want to use the photobooth over and over and because of that our album turned out awesome! I can't thank everyone at Sounds Abound enough including Jeff for answering all my questions! You guys are great!
August 24, 2013
Sounds Abound was a pleasure to work with! We first met with Ken Overbey several months prior to our event. He took the time to meet with us in person and answered all of our questions. From there, the office kept in regular contact with us throughout the planning process.
Closer to our big day, our fantastic DJ Gregg Eisel met with us in person for 2 hours to go over all the details. He was patient, answered all our questions, and provided great suggestions where we were unsure. He even reviewed pronounciations of our wedding party, and when the big day came, his pronounciations were perfect! Gregg did a wonderful job of catering to our "eclectic" music taste. He was great at switching up styles throughout the night to please a crowd of mixed ages & tastes. Additionally, we appreciated that he used green lighting during our first dances, which coordinated perfectly with our colors! All in all, we couldn't be more pleased with Gregg, and we're so glad we picked him.
As for the photo booth...that was a huge hit as well! The guests loved it and it definitely was a fun feature to have. The photo booth operator was upbeat & friendly and did a great job encouraging guests to take photos.
Thank you Sounds Abound for making our wedding a huge success!
August 17, 2013
Tony Ho did an awesome job as our wedding DJ! He was very organized, responsive, and made us feel totally at ease leading up to the ceremony. He was open to our 'must have' songs and gave great suggestions on what would get the crowd dancing. All of our guests were on the dance floor and loved the music. The photobooth was also a big hit - highly recommend getting a booth with an attendant. Sounds Abound was great to work with.
July 13, 2013
We are so thrilled with the job that Sounds Abound did at our wedding. David Wilner was our DJ, and he was AMAZING! He kept us on track throughout cocktail hour and dinner, making sure we were moving through the crowd and talking to all of our guests. When the dancing actually started, he kept the dance floor packed. He read the crowd and played songs that kept everyone involved. We would highly recommend him!
We also got a photo booth, which was a hit with all of our guests. There was an attendant who kept things moving, and Sounds Abound provided props for our guests. People had so much fun with this, and we got a copy of all of the pictures. Just another great memory from the day!
July 12, 2013
Our experience with Sounds Abound couldn't have been better! We were immediately impressed when we went in for our first meeting. All the staff members were friendly and helpful, and we could tell they were genuinely committed to helping us create the perfect environment for our wedding reception.
We chose a package that included a DJ and photo booth service, and they were both a hit! People all night and for weeks after the wedding were raving about how great the DJ was and how much fun the photo booth was. We received a scrapbook of all the photo booth pictures and notes from our guests, which is such a great memory to have!
Our DJ, Rufus, was so cool and really got our guests in the mood to dance and have fun! He worked with us before the wedding, answering emails and phone calls, meeting with us, to get a feel for what kind of music we like and what we wanted. We were able to submit "must play" songs, "do not play" songs, and "songs we like" so that he could create the perfect playlist for our big night. It was perfect.
We had a terrific experience with Sounds Abound and would recommend the company to any couples in the wedding planning process. You will get excellent customer service and the highest quality services for a very reasonable price.
July 6, 2013
Wow! The photo booth was a big hit, the music was great! We added the video a little late but your team translated my verbal thoughts into a emotional DVD. Friends and family posted, tweeted and had rave reviews - thank you ever so much to Tony, Ken and Jeff!
July 19, 2013
We booked both DJ and photobooth through Sounds Abound for our April wedding. The office staff is great to work with and very responsive to emails. Larry Merkel was our DJ and he was wonderful. We had seen him at a friend's wedding a couple years ago so choosing him was easy. The online planner makes song selection simple and helps keep you organized. We met with Larry about a month before the wedding to run through the day and he also called the week before to make sure there were no last minute changes. The day went off without a hitch and the dance floor was packed all night. Larry did a great job of working with our songlist and adding his own selections to keep the party going all night. We've received so many comments about how great the music was and how much fun everyone had and Larry made that happen.
The photobooth was wonderful and the attendant was great. All of our guests had a great time with the props that were supplied and we have a great guest book proving it!
I would recommend Sounds Abound to anyone needing DJ/Photobooth services!
April 27, 2013
I just want to let you know that your company did a great job and I would recommend (and already have to 2 people)your services. Ernesto the DJ was very professional and the kids had a fantastic time with him. The photobooth attendants were also very good and helped make the party enjoyable for our guests. Overall we had a very good experience and appreciate the timeliness and professionalism of your employees. Thanks for helping make for a great grad party for our kids.
May 25, 2013
The most amazing time! Matt Ammons was so much fun! He played all the music I wanted and then some! Our guests are still telling us how great the dj was! We also had a photobooth which almost everyone took pictures! Classic memories!! Sounds Abound was the perfect fit for us and their professionalism, knowledge, and easy going attitude made it a wonderful experience! ! Thank you Sounds Abound!!! We love you!
May 18, 2013
I cannot say enough about the great experience that we received at our prom over the weekend. The DJ Mike Macie and our photo booth operator were helpful, friendly, and very professional. Not only did our students have an exceptional time, the photo booth was a big hit! Sounds Abound has been great to work with and we are sure to use them in the future!
April 27, 2013
Tony was very nice, professional and easy to work with. He took the time to get to know us better and to make sure he played music that our guests wanted to hear. Tony and his crew showed up early to set up and make sure everything was going as planned. He didn't mind making a few last minute changes to our music selection. Our reception was a lot of fun and thanks to Tony the dance floor was packed all night long. The photo booth operator was also very professional and friendly. Our guests had a great time dancing and getting their pictures taken in the booth. We would recommend Tony and Sounds Abound!
March 2, 2013
Sounds Abound and all of the staff I worked with were amazing! We used Sounds Abounds for our employee awards banquet this year. Ken Overbey, who set everything up for us, went out of his way to ensure we were ready to go and even came on-site to check in with me. Larry Merkel, the DJ was great! He made announcements throughout the evening and even got a non-dance crowd up and dancing. He even danced with us which I received numerous great comments about. We also utilized the photo booth. The pictures came with our logo at the top, designed by Sounds Abound. All of our staff members were blown away at how much fun it was, the props that were provided, and the quality of the photo booth pictures. Our photo booth attendant Mike Macie, was wonderful as well! He went out of his way to have fun and talk to everyone. I have never received so many great compliments about our employee awards banquet from our staff members, and I truly appreciate the service from Sounds Abound for making this a great night!
January 25, 2013
Throughout the night, we consistently received comments that Ken was "wonderful". He catered to people of every age, was very attentive to timing and our schedules and he was very professional. We loved the specialty dances and everyone at the wedding said they had a blast out on the dance floor! In addition, the uplighting that was provided through Sounds Abound brought an untimely elegance to the room that would not have been achieved without their help. The photobooth was a HUGE success and people are still talking about it! It was so much fun! Everything was wonderful!
October 30, 2010
Michelle & Adam – August 28, 2010
“We also used Sounds Abound for our photobooth at the reception, and we are so glad we did. The attendant was a blast, and kept the pictures flowing, and the smiles coming! We cannot imagine having a better night, and Sounds Abound really did their part to make it all perfect!”
Kristin & Dan – June 25, 2010
“Matt was absolutely amazing! He made our wedding better then we could ever expect. He kept people on the dance floor all night and helped to make sure the night ran smoothly. We also had the photo booth which was a great hit. The two photo booth attendants were helpful and fun to work with. The book they put together was spectacular.”
Brooke & Jake – February 27, 2010
“We also loved the photo booth that we had from your company, our guests loved it so much! We had a blast with the photo booth and love the guest book that we got as well. Everything having to do with Sounds Abound and our wedding was perfect!”
Melissa & Joe – May 9, 2009
“You were the best Vendor I dealt with for my whole wedding planning experience! Thank you so very much for being so great. You should push the photo booth option. Everyone loved that and asked where I got the idea.”
Priscilla & Manfred – September 20, 2008
“We just wanted to thank you for the wonderful experience using Sounds Abound. Our Photo Booth was the hit of evening. Everyone is still talking about it. Our photo booth operator was wonderful, patient and helpful. Our guests raved about it and many took cards for their future events. We love the album we put together. There is something about taking your picture in a photo booth, you get crazy, and the pictures were great. Thank you so much for helping us make this the most special day in our lives.”