Do you have suggestions of when I should start my rental period?
We have had great success in starting the event 1 hour after dinner is served. If it is a buffet, then it is better to start 11/2 hours after. We have also found that it is better to start earlier, rather than later. 7 to 10pm gets more use than the same 3 hour event starting at 9 and running until midnight.
Do you have suggestions about where to place the booth?
The best location is as close to the bar and dance floor as possible. Placing the booth in a hallway or in a separate room cuts the use in half. It also wrecks the awesome mood people are in, so that photos lose that edginess that we love.
What if we want it open during a cocktail hour?
We love running the booth during the cocktail hour. For example: We run during cocktail hour, we're idle for an hour during dinner and then start again after dinner. If this situation arises, we charge $60/hr in 15-minute increments for the idle time during dinner.
Do you require a meal for the attendant?
If the above example fits what you are asking for, then please include a meal for the attendant. This is not a requirement, but is definitely appreciated. Additionally, our attendants want to have fun along with your guests, so I encourage them to partake in any of the extra things that are put out for the guests. So if you see the attendant munching on pizza or cake, and drinking a cocktail, please know that they are feeling comfortable with you and your guests.
Booth Use Questions
Will someone from your company operate the booth during the entire event?
Yes, a professional photo booth attendant is included for the duration of the rental. They will make sure your guests have a good time and will ensure that all the equipment operates smoothly. Many photo booth companies drop off their booth and do not provide an attendant. If you select one of these companies and the printer or camera breaks during your event, unfortunately, no one is available to fix the problem which will result in all of your memories being lost.
Does your Photo Booth have a screen on the inside to instruct guests on what to do?
Yes. Our Photo Booth has a monitor inside that gives instructions, counts down before each picture, and lets them know when to exit the booth. It also displays each image after it is taken.
How quickly will the photos be printed?
Our commercial grade printer will print the photo strips within 10 seconds for your guests’ immediate enjoyment. Our speedy printer also ensures the line of guests waiting to get in the booth will go quickly.
Does the booth print color or black & white photos?
Our system allows your guests to choose between color or black & white photos before they begin each photo session. We also have the ability to limit all photos taken at your event to be only color or only black and white. If you don’t have a strong preference, we suggest you allow your guests to choose. After the event you will receive a CD with all the photos, which allows you the ability to edit the photos and print them in black and white.
Is there a limit on how many photos we can print at the event?
No, we provide unlimited prints during your event! The photo booth attendant can print multiple copies of photos upon guest request to ensure each guest goes home with a memorable keepsake from your event.
What size photos will we receive?
The photo strips measure 2 x 6 inches with four pictures on it and your personalized message or logo on the top.
Do you have any props for guests to use while taking pictures?
Yes! We have a prop box full of hats, boas, glasses, swords, etc. to add to the fun. Props can be a great way to bring out the “silly” side of your serious or shy guests. You may be shocked at how animated some of your guests become! However, we do not always suggest having props. For very formal weddings and events, having props can take away from the “formal” setting. Offering a prop box for your guests is your decision and we will be flexible to provide the atmosphere you desire for your event.
Why is your website address printed on the bottom of the photo strips?
We place all the photos from each event on our website so your guests can download them to their desktop or upload them to Facebook for free. To ensure your guests know where to get electronic copies of their pictures it is best to have our website at the bottom of the photo strip.
Are you insured?
Yes. If your venue requires a certificate of insurance, we will be happy to provide a copy.
What happens if there is a mechanical problem with the booth?
There is almost nothing "catastrophic" that can go wrong with the booths. We have had a few paper jams along the way and those are resolved within a few minutes. If something should happen that would cause the booth to become inoperable, we would refund your money pro-rated by how much time the booth was not used during the rental period.
Booth Extras Questions
Can I bring my own props to the event as well?
By all means, yes! Many clients choose to supplement our props with their own. At the end of the night, the attendant will make every effort to separate the props so you can have them back. However, we would happily accept any donated props as well.
Can I bring my own Scrapbook and accessories?
Yes, you are more than welcome to have your own style scrapbook, markers, stickers, etc… However, in order to maintain the same quality for all of our customers we have to charge full price for the service. Our attendant will make every effort to fill the book and help guests to write messages, but will not be required to complete the scrapbook during or after the event. In our previous events that had scrapbooks, the attendant would lay out the pages to be signed and then set them aside with the photos for that page. Then at a later time the family assembled the album. This allowed the attendant to concentrate on keeping the line moving and running the booth.
Can I get acrylic frames or bookmark sleeves for our photo’s?
Yes, we offer both acrylic frames and bookmark sleeves for an additional cost. Check out our Add-Ons page for more info.
Can the photo strips be personalized?
Yes, we will add a personalized message or logo at the top of each strip for free.
Is the setup and tear-down time part of my event rental?
No, we will setup before your event begins to make sure the booth is where you want it. The booth will be removed when your event is finished. We do require 2 hours to set up. We also make every effort to have the booth completely setup prior to your cocktail hour. In some situations this is not always possible and we reserve the right to setup during the cocktail hour and dinner if needed.
Is your Photo Booth portable?
Yes. Our uniquely designed Photo Booth is extremely portable. It can go up and down stairs and fit in tight spaces. The booth measures 6’ long by 5’ wide, and when we add props that space requirement grows. In order to maximize the fun, allow room for your guests to mill around while picking out props and then look at their freshly printed photos.
Are there special power requirements to run the booth?
Nothing special: all that is required is access to one standard 110V outlet within 20 feet of the booth without crossing doorways or hallways.
Can you accommodate outdoor events?
Not unless it will be under a large party/event tent with sidewalls. Our booths are not weather-sealed and don’t handle wind very well. However, we have had great success underneath large party tents.
Do you travel?
Yes, we will travel any location within 120 miles from the Green Bay area. If your event is out of our service area, please mention it, and we’ll give you a specific quote. Many places in Wisconsin and the U.P. are farther than 120 miles, but we enjoy going there so much that we do it anyway. We love making a weekend trip out of a photo booth event, so please give us a chance to quote you a price.
When do I need to pay for the photo booth services?
We require a $150 retainer to reserve your date for the booth. The retainer should accompany the signed contract. Final payment for your event is due 2 weeks prior to your event. The retainer is applied to the final payment, but is non-refundable, should you decide to cancel.
What is your policy on tipping?
We say thank you! Ok, seriously, tipping is not required or expected. We do not factor tipping in to the pay structure of your attendant as with other service-oriented businesses like restaurants. If you feel the booth and your attendant are deserving of a tip, then it is always appreciated in any amount.