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Tips for a Successful Photo Booth Experience

Posted on May 4, 2012 by RedEyePhotoBooths in Miscellaneous

Location, Location, Location:

Work with your venue to select a good location for the booth. Try to keep in mind the “out of site, out of mind” principal. The booth will be most successful in an area near the traffic and energy of the party. Photo booths placed in separate rooms or levels may result in less pictures taken. Sometimes the best place for the booth (near the bar) is not always plausible based on traffic and guest flow, but do consider this simple principal when deciding the placement of the booth! The floor space / footprint of the fully assembled booth is 7’ long x 3’ deep.

Announcements & Written Reminders:

It is a very good idea to have your host, MC, DJ or band make a few announcements throughout the course of your event to remind the guests to visit the booth. Some guests will not need any reminders or encouragement, but there will always be some guests that have never seen or experienced a photo booth. Another idea is to place a simple written note on the place setting to encourage the guests to visit the booth and get their photo taken and or participate in your scrapbook (if you are going with this option).

Scrapbook Station:

If you intend to set up your own scrapbook station next to the booth (you will need to order
duplicate strips for $75.00), a good idea to set out step by step written instruction for your guests to follow as well as a template: glue 4 to 5 photo strips to a blank page pulled from your book, then above or below each strip write “write your message here”. Black card stock fill makes a nice contrast against the white edge of the photo strips. See our scrapbook options for suggested layout.


Props are fun and can really add to the excitement of the photo booth! Hats, boas, eye masks, mustaches, smiles on a stick, wigs, over sized glasses, over sized costume gloves and inflatable props are all fun ideas to include in your prop box.

Online Viewing:

Your photos should be posted within 2 to 3 days after your event to our online photo gallery (if you chose this option on your contract). Please alert your guests to visit our website and select the “Event Photos” link that is the 6th tab on the top banner of the each page of the site OR directly to our smugmug page. Events are typically listed chronologically by first names and date of event or event name (more recent dates will be near the top).

* To make searching for your event easier while on Smugmug use the shortcut keys ctrl+f (command + f on Mac) to pull up a search bar that will search the entire page for your designated keywords.

One Comment

  1. I am really glad that I was able to come across your post and use it at our wedding over the weekend. It helped everyone with where the photo booth was and everyone got to take as many pictures as they wanted.


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