Fun Ideas For Photo Booth Props
Photo booths are all the rage, aren’t they? Whether it’s a set up with a fabric backdrop on a wall and a photographer manning the camera or an actual box where you draw the curtain and take some goofy photos by looking at yourself on a screen, it’s hard to deny how much fun they are
During the planning process of our wedding, my husband was insistent that we have a photo booth. A real one that would print the photos for you on the spot so our guests could have a souvenir to take home. While the company we chose provided a box of props, I also had to supply a few of my own. Ya know… just in case theirs were lame. I want to share with you a few fun ideas for photo booth props that you can use at your wedding or next big soiree.
FACE ACCESSORIES ON DOWELS
We created some fun photo booth props from foam sheets in various colors. We found the templates online, cut them out and traced them onto the foam sheets. The face accessories were cut out and glued to long craft dowels. Mix and match them in the photo booth for funny faces and personality. All the materials can be found at the dollar stores for a budget friendly photo booth prop
Chalkboards are great for writing messages. Personally, this item should be a staple for any fun photo booth prop. Don’t forget to include (lots of) chalk and (a few) chalkboard erasers. A guest at our wedding used a piece of chalk as a cigarette in his photo. So clever!
This is a prop you can definitely DIY also. Take a picture frame, cut a piece of 1/8″ MDF or hardboard to fit inside the frame and paint the smooth side with chalkboard paint. When dry, frame the board without the glass. I make all my chalkboards this way
Why a Photo booth is a Great Addition to Any Event
Taking a picture is one of the best ways to capture a moment. Regardless of the occasion, people love to take pictures to remember a fun-filled day. This is especially the case if there is a photo booth at the event. Photo booths provide your event with an experience that is unlike taking pictures with a smartphone or with a photographer. They will provide your event with more than just photos, a photo booth will provide your event with an experience.
Capturing a moment
Of course, with a photo booth, your guests can take pictures with their friends to capture the fun of your event. Not just any kind of pictures either. Modern photo booths will provide your guests with high-quality PHYSICAL copies of pictures. The physical copies of photos are unlike anything that can be captured using a smartphone. A photo booth at your event will make it all the more memorable for your guests. Whether it is a birthday, wedding, or any other type of big event, a photo booth is a guaranteed way to make it a lasting memory. A photo will allow them to keep reliving the event over and over! Your guests will want to make sure everyone hears about it!
We all know taking pictures can be fun, especially in a photo booth. There are a variety of fun backdrops your guests can use to make their pictures more personalized. There are even some fun props that can be used to really make the photo booth come alive.Your guests will feel like kids again as soon as they step into the photo booth. A photo booth at your event will give your guests hours of entertainment.
Great for everyone
One of the best features about photo booths is that can be used by everyone! Anyone that can work a photo booth is free to use it. Young to old, all your guest can preserve a memory of your event with help of a photo booth. Everyone can join in on the fun of a photo booth. It is especially a blast for children that are the event. All your guests will be able to cut loose and enjoy your event with a photo booth!
Free party favor
With a photo booth at your event, you don’t need to stress as much about party favors. Guests are free to take as many pictures as they want at the photo booths. You’ll find that renting a photo booth is a lot cheaper than making party favor bags for your guests. Not to mention you don’t have to waste any of your time like you would be making part favors. Unlike other party favors, a photo is not as likely to be forgotten or thrown away. Your guest will want to keep the pictures they took in your photo booth in plain sight. They will want to share stories of that event for years to come!
Wedding Photographers: Create Candid Shots with a DIY Photo Booth
you couldn’t attend a corporate event, a party, or a wedding without being handed a plastic mustache on a stick and getting pulled into a photo booth. Photo booth companies – like our friends at the Slow Motion Booth – got creative with their offerings, breathing new life into the old carnival staple. But what if you’re a wedding photographer, how do you get in on this candid photography trend?
Easy – you create a kind of DIY photo booth (it’s really more like a step-and-repeat) that your clients will love and help them capture more candid shots at their big event. Really, all this requires is a place to do it, a small amount of extra time, and a slightly elevated level of customer service. But if you’re willing, your clients will love it and you’ll be able to double as a candid photographer as well as a wedding photographer — making you one of the most successful photographers around. Here are some DIY photo booth tips along with photography tips to capture those fleeting moments that make for the best candid images.
Pick a backdrop
To be honest, a nice, second-hand sheet can do the trick just fine. If you really aren’t that crafty, a plain white wall will do fine, as well, but making a backdrop can be pretty fun. Robert Mahar shows you how easy it can be to make a paper flower backdrop in his class
Create a simple way to put it up
Mobile backdrop stands are pretty inexpensive, and if you ever do studio photography, there’s a good chance you have one lying around. If you want to make one yourself, Kevin Kubota can help you put one together from basic hardware store items. To make a DIY backdrop, just follow this tutorial for a scrim – but rather than using a deflector material, use your preferred backdrop.
Light it right
Weddings can often have low light conditions so set up a separate flash and bounce the light off a white umbrella to diffuse it. This will ensure that everyone is well-lit but also looks their best. You can put together that whole set-up for cheap. Test out your lighting functionality the day before, during the rehearsal. Then, on the day of the event, you can put your camera on a tripod, get your lights in place, mark where it’ll be, and start snapping those perfect shots.
Awesome Wedding Photo Booth Ideas
Wedding photo booths are part and parcel of a great atmosphere. They help to create stunning images in an effortless way. They are even a fun and interesting way to record the guests and their wishes to the happy couple. And they break the ice and provide many laughs throughout the day.
While you are photographing the atmosphere and the essential shots that make up the wedding album, guests are free to let themselves go wild in front of the photo booth. This will lead to some fun, unique moments your clients will definitely appreciate
What is a Photo Booth?
This also allows people to take images of themselves, looking their best, with minimal or no effort at all. It saves you time photographing all the guests and trying to think of a million creative ways to capture people candidly. Wedding photo booths can even be tailor-made to fit any location and any theme.
Nothing works better than a classic photo booth. Everyone knows what they are and how they work. This photo booth idea is clear and compact, keeping everything together. Having it at the reception allows everyone to use it at their leisure
DIY Curtain Photobooth
Having a simple photo booth with just a curtain gives privacy to those who need it. Not everyone at a wedding would prefer to photograph themselves in front of a growing crowd
Things To Consider When Choosing a Photo Booth
Choosing a photo booth can be a difficult task, especially if you don’t know where to start. It’s important that you not only book a high-quality photo booth, but a company that you can trust to get the job done and provide your event guests with a fun and memorable time. Before contacting companies look at the reviews they receive on Facebook, Yelp, etc. Not only should you see what their average rating is, you should read what people are saying about them. It’s also important to not only have an idea in mind of what exactly it is you are looking for in a photo booth, but also to have a list of questions ready before emailing or calling companies
What all do you offer?
It’s important to ask this question first because it gets the obvious out of the way and saves you time and energy – does the company offer the main elements that you are looking for? For example, do they offer prints or social media sharing? With that said, let’s say that you want an enclosed booth and they only have an open-air one, don’t give up quite yet. Follow up with the next question.
What are the benefits of what you offer?
For example, one benefit of an open-air booth is that you are able to fit more people in a photo compared to an enclosed booth. Furthermore, open-air booths might offer more options than just prints such as GIFs, slow motion video, social media sharing, green screen, etc. Learn more about the options a booth provides before ending the conversation. You might be pleasantly surprised and find that you love some of the additional options a company has to offer.
How does each add-on work and do they come with an additional cost?
Let’s take social media sharing. Can you email photos and GIFs and/or can you text them straight to your phone? Another example is how long will prints take to be delivered to guests and will you receive digital copies of the prints the day after the event or a week later
Can the booth be set up indoors and/or outdoors?
If you’re planning an outdoor event, this is an obvious question, but sometimes people forget to ask it. If a booth can be set up outdoors you may already have a place picked out that you want to put it, for example in direct sunlight. But some photo booths cannot be in direct sunlight and also some need to be plugged into an outlet. Finding these things out in advance is very helpful and will save you the stress the day of the event.