Which Photo Booth Should I Choose? Expert Advice

Check out a great article from Bride Rush on advice for selecting a photo booth company!!

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There is no doubt photo booths are the must-have wedding item of the moment. But increased booth demand has brought with it a flash of new booth styles and options. It’s a daunting wedding maze if you don’t know what to look for.

It’s time to pull back the curtain on the rental process.

  1. Choose the booth style that best fits your entertainment goals
    There are two primary types of photo booths, traditional and open-air.  Martin Smith ofSnapfuze Photo Booth & DJ Services says the closed-in area of a traditional booth allows people “to completely be themselves, without concerns that others are watching.” If your venue is a bit tight or on the small side, however, he says the open air style is appealing because it can take up less space. “The open air photo booth also can capture the event atmosphere in the
    background,” he adds. It’s an interesting, extra layer to the final photos.
  2. Research photo quality and prints
    Experts recommend you ask questions about the type of camera used in the booth. Cameras range from basic webcams to point-and-shoot cameras to high-quality DSLR cameras. There is no right or wrong here, each bride will make her own choice based on a number of factors. But it is important to get the information. You should know what to expect.

    When comparing packages, be sure to also inquire about the printer used and the type of prints. Does the company print 4×6 photos or traditional long strips? “This is important because if you are choosing a company with the strips, you should consider asking them to throw in the plastic sleeves or frames,” recommends Marissa Sweazy of Photo Fun Box in Salem, MA. “4×6 photos allow for standard frames.”

  3. Know what the package hours include
    Do you need a booth for 2 hours or 4? No matter what time length you agree on with a vendor, be sure to understand exactly what is included in the time allotted. Sweazy says it is important to ask if the company charges for wait times. If, for example, there is a gap between set up and the hours you want the booth operational, will you be charged?
  1. Understand the vendor’s prop policies
    First off, do they provide props? How many and what style? Sweazy says to add in another question, one you might not think to ask. “How often do they change out the props? Meaning, do 1,000 people per weekend put the same hat on their head?”

Re-posted from Bride Rush!

Pinterest for prop ideas

Pinterest.com is all the rage for anything and everything creative these days. Don’t know what to cook for dinner look on pinterest, need a storage solution for your hall closet look on pinterest – just about anything you search for on pinterest will yield fun and interesting results.

One thing people always ask for is props. We don’t provide props mostly for hygiene reasons. There is something just wrong about thousands of people wearing the same hats over and over again. We also don’t always know the personalities of the guests. We’ve seen everything from blow-up dolls to pre-made signs to your traditional hats, wigs and glasses. We love props it’s just easier if the host provides them. But we certainly don’t mind helping with suggestions.

In a quick search of “photo booth props” on Pinterest we found all sorts of fun things crafty moustache ideas, fun sign ideas and more so if you are looking for ideas be sure to check out Pinterest!

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Angela & David – Photo Fun Box Thank You’s

We had the pleasure of working with Angela & David recently at Danversport Yacht Club. Danversport is one of our favorite venues, maybe it is because we are there all the time, but everything always just runs so smoothly. Nancy, Paul, Michael, Heather – the whole crew is just amazing.

We’ve been working with Angela & David for many months to make sure the photo booth was an awesome addition to their wedding. But Angela had a great idea of her own. She wanted to make a thank you card out of her photo booth photo! How clever! We’ve done Save-the-date’s before but never a thank you card. I have to admit — I think this came out so cute! But we would love to know your thoughts.

Also, a special shout-out to their awesome photographer – Fucci’s Photos. Vail was awesome and I would recommend her to couples looking for a good value and product when it comes to wedding photography.

Congrats to Angela & David!

Sam & Bev – Hotel Marlowe

We had a lovely weekend of photo booth events and spent a recent Sunday with Sam & Bev at Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge. If you haven’t heard of or seen Hotel Marlowe you really should check it out. The view onto the Charles is unbelievable and breathtaking.

The wedding space is lovely and all of the staff is super friendly. The also had a great wedding planner, Dauphine LaFred. We love working with wedding planners – it makes things super easy! The whole day was fabulous.

We wish Sam &  Bev all the best! They were fabulous, their guests were fun and it was just a fantastic wedding!