Photobooth props – do we need them?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Photo Backdrop Props v No Props?
    Props : (14 votes)
    88 %
    No Props : (2 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 2
    760 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

    If we do a photobooth I’m thinking it’ll be similar to what you’re doing, or even a DIY one. I was thinking of having props that are related to our jobs and hobbies – I’m a high school chem teacher, so lab aprons and/or lab coats, safety goggles and glasses, and then various outdoorsy things (real sunglasses, maybe life vests) . . . I haven’t really fully thought it through. But, that’s what I’ve come up with so far – perhaps something like that would work for you?

    Post # 5
    951 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

      cpa333:  We are DIYing our “red carpet” photobooth – an 8′ x 8′ backdrop with Sparkbooth program running.  We are getting some fun hats and masks but for the most part, I’m just going to make various signs people can hold up.  Got some awesome ideas for phrases looking on Etsy at their photobooth section.  I will just make my own designs with their sayings.  lol.  Some larger, empty frames could be cute.  People can hold them up and frame themselves for the photo.

    Post # 6
    760 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

    cpa333:  You’re welcome! I like your idea about regional things, too 🙂

    Post # 8
    1896 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    our photobooth guy brought a ton of props… and people LOVED LOVED LOVED them.  Those who didn’t want to dress down their outfits just didn’t use them, but most had a ball with it.

    Post # 9
    143 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: Home

    All over etsy are the chalkboards in the shape of the old school speech bubbles/thought bubbles so you can do something like that. I really like the regional idea and personalized to your careers.

    Post # 10
    858 posts
    Busy bee

    We are doing this too. And have had the same thoughts, dont want the typical photobooth. We are making our alter, which is turning into the photobooth later on. Its a 8’h/5w/5d structure that will be draped all the way around.

    I have seen people use over sized frames (which turns into super cute photo’s and realy props like hyzenthlay:  posted above. Less is more. I have been to weddings that people had a full trunk of tacky stuff. It was funny but too much. 

    We are doing a couple crowns, top hat, strands of beads. Nothing that covers or alters the face. Love the chalkboard idea too!

    Post # 11
    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Oh yah, the props make the photos!

    Post # 12
    25 posts
    • Wedding: March 2014

    The props definately make the photos!! Our guests had sooo much fun. Some people used them and others didn’t. your photography will take the photos wihtout the props so you definatley want something different than what your other wedding photos will be. Check out some of ours:


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    Post # 13
    3643 posts
    Sugar bee

    I booked a photobooth about 8 months before my daughter’s wedding. We have a few of those big rubbermaid containers, full of costumes and accessories, from their childhood. I picked out a bunch of small stuff, like a cowboy hat, tiara, etc., and supplemented them with things I got 50% off, after holidays: rabbit ears after Easter, a leprechaun hat after St. Patrick’s Day, etc. It’s actually fun to see people dressed up with goofy props and having fun. 

    I wouldn’t recommend chalk, because it can rub-off on clothes so easily.

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