Post # 1
first off i’m addicted to the Weddingbee forums and am probably going to get fired at work hahaha….
I have an idea to do a vintage Paper Moon photobooth at our wedding. This was extremely popular in the 1930s&1940s when people couldn’t afford to get professional photos taken…before the time of the “box” photo booth. I love it. I also already found a moon to rent! Plus we’re going to put out a bunch of fun props (top hats, mustaches, fur stoles (faux), etc)
My question is….we don’t want our photographer running the booth so what would be a good alternative? My thought was to set up a polaroid camera on a tripod and let people just play around and use the timer and/or have other people snap the photo. Only thing I don’t like is that there are no b&w film for the newer polaroid cameras…Has anyone else did a DIY photobooth? What did you do?
Post # 3
You could just set up a digital camera, and have it on a b/w setting. Then after wedding, post all photos online somewhere for your guests to see, download + print.
PS. Where did you manage to rent a paper moon? Love the idea!
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
What a cool idea!! You could try setting up a laptop and downloading a photobooth app (there are several) – those are more likely to allow you to do black and white, and afterwards you can email your guests their photos or also set up a portable printer. I know there are a bunch of tutorials out there, search through the bee or also check offbeat bride!
Post # 5
Hi! Wondering what you ended up doing, or deciding on- I had the same paper moon idea!
Post # 6
What a fantastic idea!
I was at a wedding where the photographer set up the booth, and left a camera with a remote control shutter (it was attached by a wire to the photographer’s equiptment) – and someone standing outside the frame (or even those inside it) could simply pose, and take the picture themselves. Is that a possibility with your photographer?
Your photobooth idea sounds super cool, I’m certain your guests will have a blast!