Photo Booth FAQs

WHAT KIND OF PHOTO BOOTH DO YOU HAVE?

Our photo booth is an interactive open “OUTSIDE THE BOX” design.  We have several styles and options depending on the event, venue and location.   Our photo booth director interacts with your guests to provide the best images and entertainment experience.

WHY DO YOU USE AN OPEN DESIGN?

Our open design allows the guests to participate in the entertainment.  It allows large groups to fit into the picture.  And, we think there are also social reasons not to use a closed box.

WHY DON’T YOU OFFER AN ENCLOSURE?

When the pictures are being taken in a closed environment there is a greater likely hood of inappropriate photos.  Our open set up is the first choice of corporations, school, churches and family events.  We don’t want Grandma to be shocked and we don’t want you to have to go to your bosses office on Monday to talk about your hidden tattoo!!

DO YOU OFFER A HARD BOX CLOSED BOX BOOTH?

No we do not.  The closed box photo booths have a much smaller interior space.  They have the ability to pull a privacy curtain.  They are also heavier and difficult to set up in certain venues.

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE AN OPEN DESIGN?

The choice of an open or a closed booth is a personal one.  We believe there are reasons to do both.  If you would like a closed booth we can recommend a professional closed booth company who will do a great job for you.

DO YOU OFFER A COVERED TENT OR PIPE AND DRAPE BOOTH?

No, we absolutely do not! We believe they are a hazard used by less than professional providers.  The pipe and drape can be pulled over on top of people.  Guests have been know to lean back in the tent and fall and hit their heads.  We do not want a guest to be injured by a falling structure.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN FIT INTO ONE PHOTO SESSION?

Larger groups can fit into the booth.   We have even had a “horse” in one of our set ups.  Standard booths can hold 2 or 3 people.

IS YOUR BOOTH HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE?

Yes, guests in wheelchairs are able to access our booth.

ARE YOU A PHOTOGRAPHER OR ENTERTAINMENT?

While we do take photos, we are interactive entertainment professionals.  Our novelty photos are treasured keepsakes.   Guests love watching the photo booth sessions in progress as well as sneaking in to the photos themselves.   However, our photo booth photo sessions are not “professional portrait” photo sessions.  The guests will remember how they were treated by the photo booth staff.  We do have professional photographers on staff if you have a need for professional photography.

DO YOU CUSTOMIZE THE GRAPHICS?

We have a wide selection of photo layouts.

We offer CUSTOM graphics to tie into the clients theme.

Some of our booth packages allow you to have more than one graphic for the guests to choose from.

DO YOU OFFER MORE THAN 2” X 6” STRIPS?

We offer a variety of sizes, including our NEW JUMBO STRIP, fish bowl, and many more not shown on this site.   Those options will generally have an additional charge.

DO YOU OFFER UNLIMITED PRINTS?

You have probably seen that on a competitor’s website.  Don’t be misled.  No one offers UNLIMITED PRINTS.  In our opinion, this is meant to make it seem like they are offering more than they really are.  A true professional would not make such wild claims. What they more likely mean is at most they are printing one print for everyone in the photo.    If it was truly unlimited you could ask for a million prints!!!! 

DO YOU OFFER UNLIMITED PHOTO SESSIONS?

We offer as many sessions as can be completed during the contracted service period.  As a practical matter, that is going to be about a maximum of 60 sessions per hour.  More than one person can be in the photo session.  Some guests take more time than others to get ready for their session.

DO YOU SLOW THE PACE ON YOUR PHOTO SESSIONS?

We do not slow the process to limit the number of sessions and prints.  We do not make one group wait while the images from the previous group print.  Such tactics are employed by companies with one attendant or who charges a low price.  They are making up the overhear at the expense of your event.  We can vary the timing according to the crowd demand and the skills and abilities of the guests.

WHY IS PHOTO BOOTH BACK UP EQUIPMENT SO NECESSARY?

If your provider does not carry back up equipment, including, every single cable, cord and light there is a real risk your event could be a failure.  Like all electronic equipment, you just never know when a piece of equipment is going to fail.  You don’t want to have your event fail because of lack of equipment.

Don’t just take our word for it:  These are excerpts from an actual discussion between 2 photo booth owners about the need for back up equipment.

Operator 1:

There’s only two mechanical items in a photo booth. 1. The Printer 2. The Camera. Most people here have stated they carry an extra printer with them, and those that don’t soon find out why.  As for having an extra camera, most don’t…at least, I can say, we don’t….. 

Operator 2:

You are forgetting the computer. Frankly I think it’s the most troublesome part of the chain and the only thing that I have had fail on me.  One time the ram stick cracked in half during transport, nothing else, just the ram.

Do you really want your event to be a failure because you selected a cheap provider who does not carry back up equipment?

WHY DO I CARE HOW LONG THE PROVIDER HAS BEEN IN BUSINESS?

You want a company with a good track record.  You want to know they are going to be in business when the day of our event arrives.   You want to know they have a good number of events under their belt.  There are always surprises and only a seasoned provider with a highly trained staff will know what to do if there is a problem at your event.

WHY DO YOU REQUIRE A CONTRACT AND RETAINER TO RESERVE THE EVENT DATE?

We require a contract to protect both of us.  We want to make sure we both fully understand and agree on the services to be offered at your event.  We provide a detailed list of what is included in your package; prop box, online gallery, graphics, how many prints per photo session, memory book, arrival and tear down time….  Do you really want us to be setting up during the ceremony or cocktail hour?  These are all things we need to discuss.  We do a great deal of preparation prior to the event.  We schedule our highly trained professional staff specifically for your event.  Without a contract you are not protected should a vendor decide to cancel at the last minute.  In our opinion, if a company does not have a contract for you to sign, they aren’t a legitimate business.  You should require a detailed contract from a DJ, photographer, photo booths, banquet hall, or wedding planner.

ARE YOU INSURED?

We are insured and will provide proof of insurance if requested.   You should ask every provider for proof of insurance to protect yourself.  You should never use a provider who is not insured.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO SETUP YOUR BOOTH?

We like to arrive an hour before start time to allow sufficient time for the small hiccups that occur at nearly every event.  It allows us to catch our breath before the event commences.

WHAT TYPE OF PRINTER DO YOU USE?

We use sub-dye printers. These are the same printers you would find at a photo shop where you get your photos printed. We do not use inkjet printers.

See our DYE SUBLIMATION VS. INKJET information page.

HOW MANY PHOTO BOOTH ATTENDANTS WILL BE PRESENT?

There will never be less than one.  Depending on your event there will more often be 2 and sometimes even more.

DO YOU BRAND YOUR PHOTOS?

We do not if the client requests it.  We find having the website on the photo is helpful for guest to be able to remember where to find the online gallery.  It is up to you.

DO YOU SET OUT A TIP JAR OR ASK FOR GRATUITIES AT EVENTS?

Absolutely NOT!  We are a professional company.  We have highly trained professionals at your event.  We do not count on the guests or the hosts to compensate for low wages paid by many low end providers.

HOWEVER:  At some charitable events, if the client requests it, a tip jar may be placed out if the guests wish to contribute.  All of the money collected is then turned over to the charity.  And if you feel one of our professionals deserves a tip, we allow them to accept.

FAQs

WHAT KIND OF PHOTO BOOTH DO YOU HAVE?

Our photo booth is an interactive open “OUTSIDE THE BOX” design.  We have several styles and options depending on the event, venue and location.   Our photo booth director interacts with your guests to provide the best images and entertainment experience.

WHY DO YOU USE AN OPEN DESIGN?

Our open design allows the guests to participate in the entertainment.  It allows large groups to fit into the picture.  And, we think there are also social reasons not to use a closed box.

WHY DON’T YOU OFFER AN ENCLOSURE?

When the pictures are being taken in a closed environment there is a greater likely hood of inappropriate photos.  Our open set up is the first choice of corporations, school, churches and family events.  We don’t want Grandma to be shocked and we don’t want you to have to go to your bosses office on Monday to talk about your hidden tattoo!!

DO YOU OFFER A HARD BOX CLOSED BOX BOOTH?

No we do not.  The closed box photo booths have a much smaller interior space.  They have the ability to pull a privacy curtain.  They are also heavier and difficult to set up in certain venues.

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE AN OPEN DESIGN?

The choice of an open or a closed booth is a personal one.  We believe there are reasons to do both.  If you would like a closed booth we can recommend a professional closed booth company who will do a great job for you.

DO YOU OFFER A COVERED TENT OR PIPE AND DRAPE BOOTH?

No, we absolutely do not! We believe they are a hazard used by less than professional providers.  The pipe and drape can be pulled over on top of people.  Guests have been know to lean back in the tent and fall and hit their heads.  We do not want a guest to be injured by a falling structure.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN FIT INTO ONE PHOTO SESSION?

Larger groups can fit into the booth.   We have even had a “horse” in one of our set ups.  Standard booths can hold 2 or 3 people.

IS YOUR BOOTH HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE?

Yes, guests in wheelchairs are able to access our booth.       

ARE YOU A PHOTOGRAPHER OR ENTERTAINMENT?

While we do take photos, we are interactive entertainment professionals.  Our novelty photos are treasured keepsakes.   Guests love watching the photo booth sessions in progress as well as sneaking in to the photos themselves.   However, our photo booth photo sessions are not “professional portrait” photo sessions.  The guests will remember how they were treated by the photo booth staff.  We do have professional photographers on staff if you have a need for professional photography.

DO YOU CUSTOMIZE THE GRAPHICS?

We have a wide selection of photo layouts.

We offer CUSTOM graphics to tie into the clients theme.

Some of our booth packages allow you to have more than one graphic for the guests to choose from.

DO YOU OFFER MORE THAN  2” X 6” STRIPS?

We offer a variety of sizes, including our NEW JUMBO STRIP, fish bowl, and many more not shown on this site.   Those options will generally have an additional charge.

DO YOU OFFER UNLIMITED PRINTS?

You have probably seen that on a competitor’s website.  Don’t be misled.  No one offers UNLIMITED PRINTS.  In our opinion, this is meant to make it seem like they are offering more than they really are.  A true professional would not make such wild claims. What they more likely mean is at most they are printing one print for everyone in the photo.    If it was truly unlimited you could ask for a million prints!!!! 

DO YOU OFFER UNLIMITED PHOTO SESSIONS?

We offer as many sessions as can be completed during the contracted service period.  As a practical matter, that is going to be about a maximum of 60 sessions per hour.  More than one person can be in the photo session.  Some guests take more time than others to get ready for their session.

DO YOU SLOW THE PACE ON YOUR PHOTO SESSIONS?

We do not slow the process to limit the number of sessions and prints.  We do not make one group wait while the images from the previous group print.  Such tactics are employed by companies with one attendant or who charges a low price.  They are making up the overhear at the expense of your event.  We can vary the timing according to the crowd demand and the skills and abilities of the guests.

WHY IS PHOTO BOOTH BACK UP EQUIPMENT SO NECESSARY?

If your provider does not carry back up equipment, including, every single cable, cord and light there is a real risk your event could be a failure.  Like all electronic equipment, you just never know when a piece of equipment is going to fail.  You don’t want to have your event fail because of lack of equipment.

Don’t just take our word for it:  These are excerpts from an actual discussion between 2 photo booth owners about the need for back up equipment.

Operator 1:

There’s only two mechanical items in a photo booth. 1. The Printer 2. The Camera. Most people here have stated they carry an extra printer with them, and those that don’t soon find out why.  As for having an extra camera, most don’t…at least, I can say, we don’t….. 

Operator 2:

You are forgetting the computer. Frankly I think it’s the most troublesome part of the chain and the only thing that I have had fail on me.  One time the ram stick cracked in half during transport, nothing else, just the ram.

Do you really want your event to be a failure because you selected a cheap provider who does not carry back up equipment?

WHY DO I CARE HOW LONG THE PROVIDER HAS BEEN IN BUSINESS?

You want a company with a good track record.  You want to know they are going to be in business when the day of our event arrives.   You want to know they have a good number of events under their belt.  There are always surprises and only a seasoned provider with a highly trained staff will know what to do if there is a problem at your event. 

WHY DO YOU REQUIRE A CONTRACT AND RETAINER TO RESERVE THE EVENT DATE?

We require a contract to protect both of us.  We want to make sure we both fully understand and agree on the services to be offered at your event.  We provide a detailed list of what is included in your package; prop box, online gallery, graphics, how many prints per photo session, memory book, arrival and tear down time….  Do you really want us to be setting up during the ceremony or cocktail hour?  These are all things we need to discuss.  We do a great deal of preparation prior to the event.  We schedule our highly trained professional staff specifically for your event.  Without a contract you are not protected should a vendor decide to cancel at the last minute.  In our opinion, if a company does not have a contract for you to sign, they aren’t a legitimate business.  You should require a detailed contract from a DJ, photographer, photo booths, banquet hall, or wedding planner.

ARE YOU INSURED?

We are insured and will provide proof of insurance if requested.   You should ask every provider for proof of insurance to protect yourself.  You should never use a provider who is not insured.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO SETUP YOUR BOOTH?

We like to arrive an hour before start time to allow sufficient time for the small hiccups that occur at nearly every event.  It allows us to catch our breath before the event commences.

WHAT TYPE OF PRINTER DO YOU USE?

We use sub-dye printers. These are the same printers you would find at a photo shop where you get your photos printed. We do not use inkjet printers.
See our DYE SUBLIMATION VS. INKJET information page.

HOW MANY PHOTO BOOTH ATTENDANTS WILL BE PRESENT?

There will never be less than one.  Depending on your event there will more often be 2 and sometimes even more.

DO YOU BRAND YOUR PHOTOS?

We do not if the client requests it.  We find having the website on the photo is helpful for guest to be able to remember where to find the online gallery.  It is up to you.

DO YOU SET OUT A TIP JAR OR ASK FOR GRATUITIES AT EVENTS?

Absolutely NOT!  We are a professional company.  We have highly trained professionals at your event.  We do not count on the guests or the hosts to compensate for low wages paid by many low end providers.

HOWEVER:  At some charitable events, if the client requests it, a tip jar may be placed out if the guests wish to contribute.  All of the money collected is then turned over to the charity.  And if you feel one of our professionals deserves a tip, we allow them to accept.