It’s rare to go to a wedding these days that doesn’t have a photo booth, but considering how affordable they are, there’s no reason to save them for such a special occasion. In many places you can rent a photo booth starting at $300 to $500, which makes them an affordable and fun treat for birthday parties, graduations, showers and more.
Whether you go for classic black and white booth or one filled with colorful props, a photo booth is a much more entertaining and social way of capturing memories than taking a selfie. Really cool photo booth rentals even offer options for colorful flipbooks, videos and other goodies that you can also double as party favors for your guests.
Photo booths are so popular they’re now a mainstay at celebrity parties too. Here are a few recent favorites:
Throwing your boyfriend a party on a yacht? Just because you’re leaving land doesn’t mean you can’t still have a photo booth… and tons of champagne… and fireworks. Hmmm… so maybe just the photo booth?
Jaime King made the right choice when she asked Taylor Swift to be her baby’s Godmother, if only because of the baby shower complete with a photo booth and plenty of props and costumes.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux required all of the guests at their surprise wedding to leave their cell phones at the door, but a photo booth in her backyard ensured guests like Courtney Cox and Ellen DeGeneres were still able to pocket some photo memories. Photos from the wedding haven’t surfaced yet, but here’s a photo booth shot of Jennifer Anniston and Bennedict Cumberbatch hamming it up at the Golden Globes.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Like Aniston, Kim and Kanye asked guests to leave their cell phones at home in order to keep their big day private, but it didn’t take long for the photos from the black and white photo booth to hit Instagram.
Amy Schumer seems like she knows how to throw a really fun party, so it’s no surprise she made sure there was a photo booth at the “Inside Amy Schumer” Season 3 Premiere party.
Photo: The Bosco
Robert Downey Jr.
There aren’t photos of it anywhere, but rumor has it that Robert Downey Jr. set up a photo booth for his wife’s 40th birthday party at the romantic Cavallo Point Lodge in Marin, California. Above are shots of Downey Jr. and Jennifer Lawrence horsing around in a photo booth at the People’s Choice Awards in 2013.
Known for her entertaining advice, Lauren Conrad says she likes to have a photo booth at all of her parties so “guests can snap silly pictures,” so it’s no surprise she had one at her gorgeous California wedding.
There’s a slight chance one’s memories of one’s 21st birthday party might be a little hazy. Which is why it was very smart of Harry Styles to set up a photo booth in L.A. hot spot Isabel for his big bash.
When the NBA star tied the knot at the Beverly Hills Hilton, he and his college sweetheart knew a photo booth would be a huge hit with their guests. Even better? A photo booth gives you a moment to escape from the crowd and make a personal memory with your loved ones.
Ashley Tisdale loves photo booths so much, she had one at her engagement party and her wedding. For the latter, she made sure there were plenty of fun props for the guests, including a special pair of “bride” glasses meant just for her.
Got a favorite celebrity photo booth? Let us know in the comments!