Post # 1
So..I’m dying to have a photobooth at my wedding! However, the prices to “rent” one are ridiculous! I was considering getting some kind of crazy printed sheet or fabric and hanging it for a backdrop. Also, I would have different little props to use. A picture frame without the glass in it, funny glasses, boas, wigs, etc…
Two questions: What can I do to convince guests to use it?
Aside from paying for another photographer, how would the pics get taken? Guests can ask other guests to take them with their own cameras?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
I think you could do either. If you just leave a sign by the backdrop, people will use it. As long as you get your wedding party or you and Darling Husband to do it, people will start to do it too.
Post # 4
If you want to keep things consistent, you can keep a camera on a tripod and have it connected to a wireless remote. Then when your guests are ready to get their photo taken, they can operate the camera themselves. If you want to take it a step further, see if any techie friends can hook the camera up to a monitor so that guests can see what they look like before the photo is taken.
For a background, a large projection screen works well, but a large sheet or piece of fabric should als work.
Post # 5
@jayelcee85: I was in the same boat. My fiance and I came up with a pretty awesome DIY photo booth, if I do say so myself. I just posted about it a few days ago. Check it out:
I’m obsessed with my DIY photo booth.