Q: How does your Photo Booth work?
A: Well, guests and party-goers situate themselves inside the booth. Instructions will display on the screen, where guests will also be able to see themselves via a live video feed. Then, your guests will press the blue button to begin the madness. The booth will take 4 consecutive photos (depending on the layout chosen), within 5 seconds of each other. The screen will update after each photo, informing guests of the next step. After the last photo is taken, the pictures will print out within seconds and will be available at the side of the booth. Our on-site booth attendant will assist your guests in obtaining their print and placing it in the guestbook, if one is provided or purchased.
Q: Can my guests choose between Color or Black & White photos, or do I have to make the choice ahead of time?
A: You must decide ahead of time if the prints will be Color or B&W. The color of the prints cannot be changed during the event.
Q: How many people can fit into the photo booth at one time?
A: What’s unique about Boothy is the cage free and open design. Any number of guests can “fit” into the booth as long as they can squeeze their body into the frame of the camera lense.
Q: What is your Service Area, and how far will you travel?
A: Our typical service area encompasses a 20 mile radius surrounding West Los Angeles. This includes as north as Northridge, as East as Pasadena/Alhambra, and as south as Long Beach. A commute fee will apply to all travel outside of the counties noted above. We may travel up to 100 miles from our location, though travel is not available on all dates. Please inquire if your event will be held outside of our service area.
Q: How much room do you need to set up the Photo Booth?
A: We require a minimum space of 4 ft x 8 ft to set up in. This space must be within 8 feet of an electrical outlet that will provide adequate electricity to power our equipment. A 3-prong electrical outlet is needed.
Q: Our event will be outdoors, can you accommodate us?
A: Yes, we can accommodate outdoor events. However, we will require a 4 ft x 8 ft concrete-like surface to set up on. This area must be within 8 feet of an adequate electrical supply to power our equipment. In addition, you will need to provide a tent or other water-proof structure to house our booth under. We will also require you to sign a statement of liability, stating that you will be responsible for any damages caused to the booth due to weather and other exterior elements.
Q: Do you have a limit on the number of photos that we can take during our event?
A: No, you and your guests can take as many photos in the Photo Booth as you like, within your allotted time frame. Our booth can handle up to 100 photo sessions per hour.
A: Some events are wedding receptions, wherein the Photo Booth is available during the reception time. In some cases, there is a cocktail hour, followed by the Bridal Party’s “Grand Entrance”, then dinner. Usually during the Grand Entrance, the Bride and Groom prefer that all of their guests be seated and present for this and not use the Booth. But, in the time that the guests are not actively using the Booth because of a pause, they would not want this “idle time” to cut into their 3 hour booked period. An example would be as follows:
- 4-5 PM: Cocktail Hour – 1 hour of active booth time
- 5-6 PM: Bridal Party Grand Entrance / Introductions / Speeches – usually booth is idle during this time
- 6-8 PM: Dinner / Party – 2 more hours of active booth time
This “idle time” allows for Boothy to remain on site without cutting into the active time. During this idle hour, however, the use of the Booth is not allowed. The idle time can be any fraction of the hour (15 mins, 30 mins, etc.) and will only be charged according to that fraction of the hour.
Q: What kind of printer do you use, and are the prints of good quality?
A: We use portable photo-lab quality printer. Our ultra-fast printers have the ability to produce a 4 x 6 print in 8 seconds!
Q: Can we bring our own guestbook or album?
A: Yes, in fact, we welcome you to bring your own. We offer guestbooks/albums as a courtesy to our clients, helping to reduce the planning load. If you purchase an album from us, we will also gladly supply all of the supplies to put your album together including adhesive and pens or markers. However, if you opt to purchase your guestbook elsewhere, we can still bring markers and other items needed to assemble the guestbook. That’s just one less thing for you to think about. Just let us know ahead of time so that we can prepare!
Q: If we decide to bring our own guestbook, will you assist my guests with placing their photos into the album and signing it?
A: Absolutely! We provide an on-site booth attendant to assist you with your needs related to the Photo Booth. So, we will gladly place the prints into the book and make sure that your guests sign next to their photos. We want you and your guests to have fun, rather than worry about whether or not the photos actually made it into your album. Please understand, however, that if you have a complicated scrapbook with stickers, fancy paper and/or a lot of extras, we will ask that you provide your own assistant if you have a specific need for that.
Q: Do you have any suggestions on how to make sure that all of our guests use the Photo Booth as many times as they would like?
A: Yes! Our on-site booth attendant engages with your guests to make sure that everyone is enjoying the booth. We monitor the line and will ask the MC or DJ to make an announcement when the lines are short. Another idea is to place a tent card at each table, or a note at each place setting, instructing guests to visit the photo booth.
Q: We don’t need the online gallery or a DVD containing all of our event photos. Will you provide us with a discount? Or can we swap one of these items for an upgraded option?
A: No, we include these services into our packages as an added bonus to our clients, as they are of great value to many.