Photos are one of the most powerful tools for capturing special memories. There’s nothing quite like a photograph to bring you back to a moment in time. Whether the photos are from your phone, a polaroid camera, or shot by a professional photographer, they all share the same purpose: to help you remember some of the most special events, days, and moments in your life.
At special events and occasions, it is important to be selective about the photography services you use. Two popular photography services at special occasions are photo booths and professional photographers. Each of these services provides a different experience and product. Outlined below is the difference between a photo booth and a professional photographer and the importance of each.
The Role of Professional Photographers at Special Occasions
Most special events—such as weddings or graduation parties—will have professional photographers attend to capture the special moments of the day. Professional photographers use advanced photography techniques—such as depth of field, lighting, and exposure—to create images that allow people to travel back in time to intimate moments. Years after an event takes place, the pictures captured by a professional photographer can give you a clear visual of treasured moments. With professional photos, you can relive the special times in your life for years to come.
At special events, professional photographers act like flies on the wall—they go unnoticed in the background and use their artistic eye to capture candid moments. Most of the pictures they take will feature guests dancing, laughing, and talking.
The Role of a Photo Booth at Special Occasions
Photo booths are stationary stands that take photos on their own. While they might have an attendant, they do not need a professional for operation. To take photos in a photo booth, you enter the kiosk, pose, and a timer counts down. Once the timer goes down to zero, a single photo or multiple photos are taken. After a minute or so, you get a printout strip of the photos you took.
Photo booths are more about the experience of taking the pictures than the quality of the photo itself. In fact, photo booths provide a treasured activity for guests at any event. Most guests find photo booths to be a nostalgic and personal experience and love the printout souvenir that they get to take home with them.
Should I Get a Photo Booth and a Professional Photographer?
Photo booths and professional photographers provide different experiences and products. While a photographer captures intimate memories in an image, a photo booth creates a memorable experience for guests at your event. In short, you can’t replace one with the other. To have the best photographic coverage of your special occasion, it is best to use both a photo booth and a professional photographer.
A Cut Above Photo Booth Will Provide a Memorable Activity at Your Event
Photo booths are a timeless activity that all your guests will enjoy. At A Cut Above Photo Booth, we customize photo booths to ensure they provide the photos and ambiance that reflect specific event themes. With our booths, you can provide guests with a unique, nostalgic experience. When you choose a photo booth from A Cut Above, you can expect our staff to arrive on time in professional attire to set up and coordinate the installation process. To customize the perfect photo booth for your wedding day, call today at (407) 216-7171 or fill out our online contact form.