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Photo booth magic – Adding fun and flair to your wedding day

Your wedding day goes by in such a flash that capturing all the special moments with professional photographs is a must. But staged, posed pictures only reveal part of the story of your big day. To document the candid joy, laughter, and fun that make your wedding unique, many couples are incorporating old-school photo booths. Modern photo booth rental companies provide an interactive entertainment option for you and your guests, as well as a treasure trove of pictures and videos that will have you smiling for years to come. 

Popular return of the photo booth

Photo booths have come a long way from the days of black and white prints. The advent of digital photography and video has made today’s photo booths incredibly hi-tech. Their comeback in recent years hearkens back to a time when photo booths were a mainstay of every mall, amusement park, and boardwalk. Your wedding is likely the biggest party you’ll ever host, so a photo booth is a perfect way to capture the fun and give your guests an extra activity to make the night memorable.  

Photo booth basics

Modern photo booths look like oversized phone booths decked out with interior lighting, a camera, touchscreens, and props. Your guests step inside, strike a pose, and have their photos taken instantly. Many photo booths also record video messages for the bride and groom. The latest booths utilize green screen technology for personalized backdrops and special effects. Just exit the booth to receive a printed photo strip or access digital copies to share on social media. Backdrops, lighting, and booth size vary amongst rental companies, so compare all options before booking one for your big day.

Customizing your photo booth experience  

The advantage of photo booths over photographers is that you control the look and accessories. First, pick a booth backdrop that coordinates with your wedding colors and theme – solid colors, patterns, brick walls, holiday motifs, whatever reflects your personality. Many companies provide customized graphics at no extra charge. Then fill your prop box with silly hats, masks, signs, boas, oversized glasses – anything fun or sentimental. Photo booth photos tend to get a bit ridiculous, so the wilder the better. Make sure you get digital copies of all the photo strips and video footage. You’ll love looking back on these unscripted laughs for years to come.  

Ideal wedding photo booth moments

It’s easy to set up a photo station, but a professional photo booth rents the equipment, attendant, and backdrop to you. This means zero effort on your big day. Make the booth available during your entire reception, as it makes a wonderful addition to cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing. Guests can take photo strips home or paste them into a scrapbook you provide. You’ll also amass a collection of hilarious and heartwarming pictures. But don’t forget special photo ops like:

  • You and your new spouse kissing, dancing, or cutting the cake
  • Wedding party shots in all combinations  
  • All family members and generations together 
  • Groups of college friends, coworkers,
  • Kids playing dress-up and making faces
  • Sending video messages to the newlyweds

Keep an eye out for fun moments – grannies wearing silly hats, conga lines, guys in garters, kids in shades. Before reserving your photo booth, compare several area rental companies first. Read recent reviews on their responsiveness, setup Wedding Photo Booth Experiences, print quality, props, and reliability. Ask about extras like unlimited prints, custom graphics, videos, props, albums, social media uploads, or open-air booths. Just share your total guest count and wedding length to receive accurate pricing.