If you own a photography studio, why not rent a photo booth? Why use one instead of having your models pose for hours in front of a television or a computer? And if you have your own photos, why not turn those into canvas prints and hang them on your wall? In this article we’re going to look at how to rent a photo booth, what kinds of equipment you need and what to look out for. This may be one of the best ways you can add more entertainment to a party and make it a lot more fun for your party goers.
When looking for a place to rent a photo booth you’ll want to try out a few different places first, check out the prices they charge and if possible try to contact the photographers or the owners to find out more about their services. Many photo booths will have a list of available rentals along with price and a link to their website. If you don’t get a direct quote from the photographers you may want to try and get ahold of one of the owners and ask for a quote over the phone, that way you can get an idea of what to expect.
Most photo booth rentals include rental fees and a deposit, some will require full payment upfront, but most will allow you to pay a few weeks down the line after your reservation has been made. Equipment will vary between companies so be sure to ask the rental company for the various pieces of equipment they rent out. Also be aware of any policies they have regarding the removal of rented props; be wary of companies who may insist on you returning all your rented props in one day.
Some of the other advantages of rent a photo booth are that you do not have to purchase any additional props and can try out different shots without worrying about the cost. Another advantage is that many of the companies have rental discounts and you may be able to get a substantial discount if you book your event far enough in advance. For events such as weddings and proms, it’s a good idea to book several months ahead of time, because there are always a lot of people coming in that weekend and finding out their props at that last minute means you could spend quite a bit of money on new props.
While these are definitely advantages of rent a photo booth, they do have some disadvantages as well. The main disadvantage is that you have to pay a deposit on your reservation and then return all of your rented items at the end of the session. The deposit can be expensive depending on the length of time you rent the booth for, so be sure to figure that into the equation. Another disadvantage is that most of the photographers who offer professional services only work with established photographers or photo booths that are owned by larger companies.
Rent a photo booth may be a great option for a corporate or business event because it lets us know that the event is going to be professional and also allows us to keep our budget under control. There are some people who use them primarily for birthday parties, but even those who don’t typically hold a corporate event can benefit from renting one for special events. Whatever type of event you are planning, letting people come in and have some fun with professional props will help make your day even more memorable. Birthday parties are especially fun because it allows everyone to have some creative time with their favorite pictures while meeting and greeting their guests.