The wedding photo booth has been a big hit with all of our wonderful couples who decide to have a booth. The guests love it and it’s just such an awesome idea to inject your personalities into it and you will have heaps of fun memories at the end of it.
A lot of the time people think of a photo booth as a box, which is traditionally what a photo booth is, but our photo booth is a little different. You can think of our photo booth as a mini-studio. We set up studio flashes and it is really awesome because you can have much larger groups in the photographs than you would be able to fit into a traditional box style photo booth.
Lara and I normally alternate between the booth and the reception area so there will always be someone at the booth.
At the end of the day we always tell our clients that the photo booth is about the guests. Because we as the photographers concentrate more on the bride and groom and their close family on the wedding day, it is sometimes impossible to have a photograph of every single guest especially if you have a big guest list.
This is the perfect opportunity to have photographs taken of your guests, even some photographs with them and you will have memories of who attended your wedding.
We are very proud of our backdrops. They are displayed in the photographs of this post. They are elegant and won’t go out of style, they are classic. Trends will come and go, while our backdrops will always look great at any venue now and into the future because of their timeless style. We love our backdrops!
If you decide to have props for your booth it’s a great idea to brainstorm with your fiancé as to what theme you would like to do. We have seen many different prop themes over the last few years but the one that sticks out the most is a recent couple that loves to travel. They put a lot of effort into designing the props. The props included maps and a lot of goodies from their favorite cities they have been to over the world. Again, make it fun and individual to you but don’t worry if you dont want any props, simple is always beautiful.
To give you a guide on to what space you need:
• We need an area of 3m x 3m minimum against a wall. Preferably larger.
• Preferably a space away from where guests are seated. We do not want to annoy your guests with the flashes going off but at the same time we want guests to have easy access to the booth so that they can get involved.
• In a corner somewhere. It is best to keep it away from walkways.
We normally like to set the booth up while you are having your meals. This way the booth will be ready for the guests who finish their meals first and would like to have a go at the booth. When the speeches commence we normally put the booth off so that guests can return to their seats. If you are not having a sit down reception but instead have opted for canapes while guests mingle we have the booth set up for guests to have photographs taken any time, again we normally put the booth off for speeches or other important moments during your reception.
I normally ask the MC to announce the booth a few times during the night to make sure all the guests know where it is. We would hate for some of your guests to miss out. I also suggest you encourage your guests to have photographs taken with you, the bride and groom that is.
We also ask the MC to let the guests know that they are not able to use their cameras at the booth because it will interfere with our studio flashes. The biggest reason we want to keep other cameras away is to keep eyes on our camera. If there is more than one camera for people to look at it can cause confusion. We will kindly remind the guests that they will have access to these professional studio lit photographs on your specific online gallery section.
Get involved with your guests
Now is a great time to get some awesome photographs taken with your guests so join them and don’t be afraid to have as many photographs taken with your guests as possible.
Some samples from a previous wedding