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Interview: Wedding Photobooths
Personally my favorite guest favors at weddings are the candy bars and photo booths. I wanted to ask my friend Troy of Mr.FunBooth who I met while photographing Joanna and Jacob’s wedding at the MonOrchid. And yes, this is an actual photostrip of Amy and me during that wedding – we’re photographers, we just had to take a break and have a photo of ourselves! Mr.FunBooth is located in the Phoenix valley a few questions. Please note, I do not provide these services – contact Mr.FunBooth!
When do couples consider a photo booth at their wedding?
The ability for the wedding guest to be able to participate and interact with friends and family while creating their own personal photos on such a memorable day is priceless. It’s also the best party favor that you can give to your guests.
What should couples look for when deciding which photo booth company to hire?
Whether or not they would like an open air photo booth or an enclosed booth is a big one. Certain booths require an attendant to operate the booth while some automatically dispense and cut the photo strips. Whether they have viewing screens for people to see themselves as they are being photographed which adds to the fun. The overall look and feel of the booth is also important. The bride and groom go to great lengths to make sure they have a beautiful setting for there wedding so the photo booth they hire should in no way take away from that beauty.
Mr.FunBooth is an open air photo booth, how is that different than the ones we see at carnivals?
Open air refers to the subjects standing or sitting outside of the booth rather than inside. Since people are expressing themselves more openly now than ever before, it seemed natural to create a photo experience where everyone, both the onlookers and the subjects, could participate in the fun. I love the older booths as much as anyone, but getting rid of those curtains created something entirely new.
Mr.FunBooth has very specific differences compared to the older booths: the prints are truly amazing, it can store high resolution individual copies for you to print and use later, it has two viewing screens, one for the subjects to see themselves and one for all the onlookers to view, it has an awesome sound system, the lighting quality is unsurpassed, and everything fits nicely into a sleek and beautiful 2x2x6′ incasement.
How much can a bride and groom expect to pay for a photo booth?
Anywhere from $650 to $1100 is the average price for weddings. In most cases that will get you unlimited single photo strips for 3 to 4 hours, uploads of the high resolution images to the companies website, and an attendant to see that everything runs smoothly.
For more information: Mr.FunBooth.
Diana Elizabeth loves photo strips – she has them all over her inspiration board, such a fun collection to have from weddings!