Having a photo booth at a wedding can create the most memorable experiences for family and friends. Something about getting into a small space together, hidden behind a curtain, brings out a moment of craziness in each person that can create a visual memory that could literally last a lifetime.You can either create one yourself, work in conjunction with your photographer or even hire an entire photobooth for the day.
To make your own, all you need is a secluded area – get creative – we’ve even seen one inside a camper van! If you can set aside a small room or corner for this purpose then great – if not, then setting up an area or marquee outside will do just fine too. Use a plain background if possible, and make sure it is well lit and there’s no danger of the camera being knocked over.
You can have a designated photographer, or set up a tripod and a camera with a remote or cable release so your subjects can take photos of themselves without having to set a timer. Provide props like empty picture frames, hats, wedding paraphernalia or blackboards or giant speech bubbles so guests can write notes to add to their pictures. Outside is best for lighting, but if you’re shooting inside then just ensure the light is good and the camera settings are adjusted for the conditions.
Photo booths seem to capture those real moments at weddings – away from the formal posing and usually after a couple of drinks! Many couples treasure these photos as much as their professional ones because they truly show the joy and personality of their guests. Don’t forget to sneak in there too – it’s not just for guests!
The options for silly and wonderful photos are endless. Play dress up, act out your favourite poses, or simply show off your gorgeous wedding dress – you only get to wear it for one day after all! Your guests will love getting together to celebrate your day in photographic style.
Photo booths can be rented all over the UK and range in price, depending on their facilities. Some also allow video messaging and live streaming to an external monitor which can be placed in the reception room. Expect to pay upwards of £500 for a professional booth, however. If you rent an automated machine you will have the option of having photos printed there and then, or put onto disc for you to take home and distribute (or use as blackmail) as you wish.
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