One of the things that we lost during the pandemic is togetherness. Everybody is so worried to get too close together that a lot of events got canceled or were scaled down that allowed those who attended to feel some form of “comfortableness.” At Three16 Photography, we saw this happening in the reduction of weddings or a reduced guest list, as well as the cancellation of many corporate events. What do these two have in common that commands togetherness? A Photo Booth. But now as we are all doing our best to get back to normal, now is the time for the photo booth to have a resurgence.
Our photo booths are Open-Air Booths, which means you are not constrained by a small, tight booth. With an open-air booth, you can fit a larger group of people, typically 8-12 people, in your shots and the pace is quicker than in a smaller booth. Three16 Photography’s photo booths are equipped with professional-grade camera equipment and lighting.
Therefore, here are the Top 8 Reasons Your Event Needs a Photo Booth Rental in 2023.
#1 – No Effort on Your Part
With the exception of selecting a background theme, making the payment, and telling us where to set up, that’s about all you have to do. We will handle the rest. We handle the setup and takedown, we are sure to name the event/wedding to appear on prints, we bring the props, and we supply an operator that not only does the setup and takedown, but is there to help guide your guests, give them their prints, and encourage to have fun with the photo booth.
#2 – They make for Great Guest Gifts
Everybody likes a keepsake or something they can physically take home with them. And at weddings, banquets, or corporate events, it’s no different. I have seen so many variations of gifts that have been placed on dinner tables from personalized matchbooks (yes, they still do them), to almond candies (and a dental bill), smores, small picture frames, inscribed glasses, or bottle openers, the list goes on. But taking home a strip of photos from a photo booth has a much more personal touch, because, well, it’s you! Maybe a photo with a family member you don’t stay in contact with, a long-lost friend, your kids, or just a group of crazy friends trying to have a goofy time. These are memories you cherish. I attended a high school team banquet with my daughter, and we took photos together via the photo booth. I just came across them the other day and it brought a real sense of happiness of such a great time we were having at that time, and she has them on her wall in her room. So, these truly are memory makers.
#3 – Break the Ice and Get the Party Started
Ever been to a wedding reception where you really don’t know anyone? Yeah, me too. Then you are seated at a table, again, not knowing anyone. But you do have the couple in common, so you strike up a conversation and share a few laughs at the couple’s expense. With a photo booth rental, you can have a little fun smiling, grabbing props with someone you know, or perhaps, with the new found friends at your table. The booth allows everyone to squeeze in and be goofy together. Or perhaps a high school reunion, you might find yourself dragged into a group picture you never thought you would be posing with, but you know, what? It’s fun. And that can be the start of a dialog, break the ice if you will. The same goes at a company function with your co-workers or those from another department, or should we say it, your bosses!
#4 – They’re Entertaining
Just like with breaking the ice, posing in a photo booth is a lot of fun. You have people you know or don’t know, squeezing together with silly props and lots of funny faces being made. If nothing else, at that moment in time, there was a bond. Honestly, how many of you can say that after taking a photo in a photo booth walked away upset? Pretty low if any at all. Smile did ya? Laugh maybe? Deep down inside, it made you feel good.
#5 – Great Props
I have seen some photo booth companies where the props are just plain. But many have some really great ones. Want to look like Flava Flave? Grab the big chain or clock. A pirate? Do it. Silly sayings? Yep, those work. Funny hats like a chicken on your head are always a hit. But perhaps one of the more popular props… the stuffed poop emoji. How many of you held one in a photo and squeezed it thinking it represented chocolate pudding? I know.
#6 – You Don’t Have to be a Kid
Not only is a photo booth rental suitable for people of all ages, but it also allows your inner child to come out. Even those of you who haven’t smiled in years will often find yourself all caught up in it once you‘re involved. After all, it is good clean fun. Your kids may actually see you in a way they haven’t before or the nostalgia of it all when posing with childhood friends. If nothing else, allow these moments to set aside adulting, and just enjoy it. Speaking of nostalgia, for us old fogeys, remember when you were a kid, we went into a booth and closed the curtain for photos may be at the fair or your local K-Mart? It was barely enough room for two people much less three. And now booths are “open-air” and can accommodate many more friends.
#7 – Instant Babysitter
If you attend any kind of gathering that allows kids, you know that they have the need to be entertained. Other than dancing, what else is there for them to do at a wedding reception or any other event? Bring a toy? Your young teenager is not going to bring a toy. Of course, these days of handheld video games or just their cell phone might keep them entertained. But how often do you see kids dressing up in props and having their photos taken? What? No selfie? It’s like the old days when they interacted with, shall I say it… other people!
#8 – A Great Way to Extend Your Brand
Especially if you are using a photo booth rental for a sales rally, a company party, or a conference with other companies there. Each photo can have your company logo, trademark saying, your company website, colors, etc, on it and when they take their keepsake home with them, your brand goes with them. A great investment in your company’s marketing strategy indeed. Not only a great memory but every time they look at their photo, your logo is in their face.
There’s no doubt that renting a photo booth for your next event adds that little something extra to it. Something that has that interactive wow factor that leaves people with great memories and keepsakes. Whether it’s for a wedding, a corporate event, or simply any kind of party or gathering, it’s sure to be a hit.
- There is no effort on your part.
- They make for great guest gifts.
- They are a great way to break the ice and get the party started.
- They’re entertaining.
- There are great props.
- You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy it (you can actually act like a kid if you want to).
- Can act like an instant babysitter.
- And if you’re a business such as a venue, DJ, or corporate company, it’s a Brand Builder.
So, there you have it. Eight different reasons why a photo booth rental can bring positive energy to your group event regardless of the reason you are gathering and why you should include it in 2023 and beyond. If you have questions, feel free to contact us at three16photography.com/photo-booth-rental.