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Tips for Choosing A Photo Booth Company

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choosing a photo booth company

Tips for Choosing A Photo Booth Company

Adding a photo booth at your event is an easy and fun way to engage your guests, provide a takeaway, and encourage them to spread the word about your brand (or couple) on social media. However, booking just any booth and expecting awesome results isn’t as easy as it may seem. Here are some tips for making sure you choose the right photo booth company:

1. Find out who is responsible for providing the backdrop and the props. 

Every photo booth rental is not created equal. While many companies have different packages that allow you to choose from their stock of backdrops, attendants and props, there are others that will require you provide all those details. Ask up front.

2. Check the height of the camera’s location on the booth itself.

This is probably one of the most overlooked items when booking a booth. With the bevy of different architectural designs out there, the placement of the camera varies widely and the last thing you want is a camera so high that the majority of your guests photos have more background than person in them.

3. Get the dimensions and full footprint of the booth activation.

The last thing you want come load-in day is to find out the booth cannot fit through the door of your venue or takes up more space than you allotted in your floor plan. Get these dimensions from the company’s up front and cross check them with the venue. This will help you avoid additional costs for using freight elevators and/or renting a booth that cannot be used because of space.

4. Test it out.

(Or at least ask for multiple different event portfolios to look through.) What you should be looking for here is both the quality of the prints (if you want them), the resolution of the digital images or videos (if it’s a gif booth), and the ease of sharing on social media and via email. Great photos are fun, but if sharing them is a cumbersome process, guests will walk away with a print and your event hashtag won’t get the reach it could have. Helloooo organic PR!

 

Channing Muller is an award winning marketing & public relations consultant and the principal of DCM Communications. She works with event professionals and business owners to grow and scale their businesses with refined marketing strategies developed through one-on-one and group consulting, customized marketing programs and public relations. She has been named a "25 Young Event Pro to Watch" by Special Events magazine and "40 Under 40" by Connect Meetings. Channing is an avid runner, lover of labrador retrievers, good food, delicious drinks, and an advocate for the American Heart Association. Follow her on Instagram @ChanningMuller.

Comments

  • December 13, 2017

    Great article on ways or tips for choosing a photo booth company, and those 4 tips were spot on…the whole layout of the article was really good, because you kept the tips short and to the point and then gave pictures to follow up.
    As you know we are in the memory creation business and pictures are; in fact, worth 1000 words…we try to do the say thing down here in Phoenix, AZ.

  • Katie Wilson
    May 6, 2019

    I appreciate all of your advice about how to find the right photo booth rental. I agree that you want to test the booth out before you use it in order to know it will be right for you. My fiancee and I are looking for ways to make our wedding more fun, so we’ll have to consider a photo booth. http://www.unikrentals.com/photo-booth-rentals

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