When it comes to fun activities to plan for your event, few options are trendier than the classic photo booth. This might be surprising in an era when we all have cameras in our pockets all the time, but despite the dramatic advance in technology the photobooth has endured since 1925 and is more popular than ever.
The first photo booth was introduced on Broadway in 1925 by its inventor, a Russian immigrant named Anatol Josepho. After it had almost 300,000 visitors in the first six months of operation, he sold the Photomaton for a million dollars and continued to earn royalties. Decades later, brides-to-be and corporate event planners alike have hundreds of photo booth rental options, from classic film versions to modern models with an iPad and green screen backdrop.
One of the reasons photobooths remain popular in the selfie age is the iconic swivel chair, which allows you to get a close-up photo at a flattering angle. Also, our need for immediate gratification is sated by the receipt of an instant print of the images. For older partygoers, photo booths have a nostalgic appeal.
Renting a Photobooth for Your Event
If you’re thinking about renting a photobooth for your wedding or event, you’ll find prices ranging from several hundred to several thousand dollars. Some options are entirely automated and can be operated by guests at the push of a button, while others come with a complete package that includes fun props and an attendant to assist. Consider whether you want a film or digital booth and choose between black and white or color prints. Some enclosures can be printed with logos and messages for corporate events.
Cool options to look for include booths that print personal trading cards with favorite characters, which is fantastic for kids’ party favors. Flipbooks are also a popular choice. Many modern options can send photos directly to social media.
Everyone Loves Photobooths
Even though the newest generation has cameras phones and social media, everyone appreciates having a solid photograph they can hold in their hands. Taking pictures with friends and loved ones in a photo booth means that you can take that picture and hang it in your home or office, for everyone to see.
Contact A Cut Above Photo for Your Photo Booth Needs
Even with the prominence of cell phone cameras in nearly every one of your guests’ pockets, you’ll still find your guests lining up next your A Cut Above Photo Booth to create a precious memory. With so many selections to choose from, including digital options, your photo booth will surely be a hit, even for those who can’t seem to put their phones down. Contact us today to ensure your wedding is one your guests will never forget.