Has anyone successfully DIY'd a photobooth?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Commenting to follow! Right now I’m most definitely going to try. I just don’t know who’ll take the pics or if they’ll be automated.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

When mine is finished, I’ll let you know. I’ll be making it this weekend and I’m thinking it’s going to be great. I’ll post pics!!

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Hey ladies, not sure if this might work for what you want…  Basically we’ll set up this big plywood frame (example below), a basket of fun props, and have my camera nearby with a sign that says “Use me too!” or something.  Hopefully people will take pictures with their own cameras/phones and mine as well.  Maybe we’ll have sign prompting people to use their own camera too? Dunno.  And hopefully the camera won’t get lost/stolen/broken, but it’s not super pricey so I’m willing to risk it…  

@Meant2Bee:  @cupcakebride2013:  @lina010:  

@mrsquigley8-17-13:  I’d love to see those pics!!!  Are you doing an automated camera setup?

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have two photographers, so one will mostly be doing that at the reception. Also I’ll have a couple disposables and people can use their own 🙂

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I personally have not *but* friends of ours that got married did!

There venue had this little nook area where they hung damask fabric and had a coworker of theirs (who is a semi-pro photographer) take the pictures as a wedding gift. It was a hit!

Cost: props 🙂

 

Post # 11
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Newbee

I plan on doing this as well.  I down loaded Sparkbooth software.  You can play with it for 10 days before purchase. 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

We did one at our rehearsal dinner! It was our photographer’s idea… There was a huge wooden bench with huge arms and a tall back, and our photog waited there after everyone finished eating! We got a TON of HILARIOUS shots, and we stuck them all up on Facebook after!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Meant2Bee:  No, they posted them in a FB album a few day later. Another option I just read onlne yesterday was to use an ipad.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We’re doing a frame wall, but the difference for us is we are using a wifi transfer of the photos to walls use show which will be on a screen in the reception. We just second handed the framwe used plywood and wall paper. And thank goodness go is handy! Overall it still is about $200 but that’s better than 600 and hopefully we can swell it after ???? Hopeful 🙂

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We just had a white draped background with a bunch of props on a table, and my moms Canon camero on a tripod. Guests could come and go as they pleased and take as many photos as they liked. I them uploaded them all to Facebook.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My friend made one!  Well, I suspect her now-husband made it.  😉  They used PVC piping and hung black cloth on it.  Then, they had a laptop set up with a webcam (or some such) clipped to the top of it, and all of that was attached to a compact photo printer.

It was pretty ingenius, and she’s offered to let us use it at our wedding.  The only thing that wasn’t accounted for was lighting, which would be easily fixed with a lamp or two.  They ended up having to open one side of the curtain so there was enough light for the camera.

Very much like this!  Only black curtains instead.  🙂

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