Post # 1
I went to a friend’s wedding in New York (I’m in Texas) and at the reception they had a backdrop set up and took portraits of all the guests. At the end of the night they provided the printed portraits as favors. I was so impressed and really want to repeat this idea at my wedding.
Have any of you heard of a similar service? She said they booked it through their DJ, not their photographer. Ive seen photobooths everywhere, but i prefer the portraits. Any ideas where I should start looking?
Post # 3
Not sure where you should look BUT my cousin did a similar idea. They had a poloroid camera and took pictures of all the guests then they used those pictures for their guest book. They had everyone write a message beside the picture. I thought it was a really neat idea and may cost you a lot less by doing that? You could use them as favors if you took 2 poloroids of everyone…
Post # 4
Check with your DJ and photographer. If your photographer does studio portraits, it’s likely that s/he will have the backdrop/lights & could possibly bring along a 2nd or 3rd shooter dedicated to this project. If they don’t have any suggestions, you can try asking local portrait photographers. Also, try checking with schools in the area to see who they use for this sort of thing @ prom/formals.
Post # 5
We offer this and It is a lot of fun most of our couples choose to add it to their package. We usually bring an assistant to set it up and run the show so we can worry about capturing the moments. We call it a portrait station, some photographers call it a photobooth, fauxbooth, or smile station. I know alot of photogs who are doing this. I would be weary of going through your DJ as some photographers have in their contracts that they are the sole photographer/studio at the wedding. Also why would you send a librarian to fix your car? If you want decent photos then make sure its by someone who knows a thing or two about photography.