Without knowing it, you may have seen — or even posed next to — one of Ann Marie and Kai Martin’s installations. It could have been at Hilldale, where they’ve constructed seasonal displays that need nothing more than a smiley subject in the foreground, or maybe it was at a wedding, a baby shower or a business event. The husband-and-wife team may blend into the background, but the towering backdrops they build often steal the spotlight.
In her previous career as an event planner, Ann Marie Martin knew there was something missing from her industry. “I kept seeing that there was a need in the market for something a little bit more fun and interesting,” she says. “Something experiential, something that would make people take a lot of photos and enjoy and laugh.”