Find a photo booth rental professional near Ankeny, IA

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3. A.Cannie Photography
5.0 from 8 reviews
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  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Ankeny, IA
Even amongst professional photographers, its hard to find people who can handle light well. Amina does some lovely vintage post processing, but I was looking for a crisp look in my photos; she delivered. My wedding had three events: a casual mixer the night before in a park (6-9pm), a five hour wedding in the morning from 7am to almost noon (and lets not forget getting ready for a couple hours before), and a reception that night (6-9pm). Amina stayed the whole time, and was a champ about the fact that the wedding, being partly Indian, ran late. Her positivity was a great energy to have around a wedding, where small things go wrong all the time! She was professional the whole time, and captured all the important moments in a ceremony she'd never seen based purely on a text-based explanation of what to look for. I didn't have many specific bridal photo requests, not being a pintrest bride, and not wanting to add stress by an additional to-do list to my huge wedding, so Amina came up with poses for our bridal pictures. She was more than willing to work with us, if I had had specific requests too. Her candids were the best part of the photo collection! There was a point in the reception where I was in tears: the reason is unimportant. She had me out there, and basically found me pictures to take and things to do to cheer me up. Like I said, above and beyond. The turnaround time on the pictures was great too! The online gallery was with us the Friday after the wedding, and the high resolution jpgs we'd bought, in a week after that. We haven't yet ordered an album (so that isn't included on the cost) but we can for a year from the wedding, and she offers attractive funding options. We are seriously considering dropping a bomb on the album because the samples she showed us was great! Overall, Amina was a great investment. I'm glad we had her to cover our wedding, and couldn't ask for more.


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What is a photo booth rental?

A party photo booth is a fun, interactive experience where guests can take a series of photos (usually three or four) that are immediately printed out on a strip as a keepsake. When you rent a party photo booth, the company sets up the booth or photo station at your event; a photographer staffs the booth and coaches guests on how to use it throughout the event. Often the photo booth rental company provides props like silly hats, wigs and glasses. There are different types of party photo booth rentals. An open-air booth has a curtain or backdrop that allows more freedom of movement and enables more people to use it at one time. The traditional enclosed photo booths that you may have seen at the mall or the fair tend to cost more to rent, as they are harder to transport and also cost more for the pros to purchase. The national average cost for party photo booth rentals is $400-$500.

How do you make a wedding photo booth backdrop?

Creative or DIY-savvy couples can make a wedding photo booth backdrop in no time. You can ask your rental company to incorporate a custom backdrop into your rental party photo booth, or do your own custom photo booth with a friend serving as photographer. It’s easiest to make your own backdrop for an open air photo booth, which you can hang on a wall at an indoor reception, or hang from a tree or in a homemade frame at an outdoor reception.

One simple yet glamorous option is a tinsel curtain. Choose silver or gold for classic elegance, or go for a wild color like bright pink. For a more refined look, you can purchase three or four yards of a luxe fabric that fits your wedding color theme. Creative couples may want to get funky and spray-paint or hand-paint designs onto a cotton canvas backdrop. Don’t forget to provide props for your guests; the props are half the fun and encourage guests to get playful for the camera. Paint an oversized picture frame gold (don’t forget to take out the glass!) for your guests to hold up. Provide a chalkboard where they can write cute messages to hold in their photo, and colorful items from your costume box: think hats, wigs, funky sunglasses, and sequined accessories.

How much is it to rent a photo booth for a party?

Renting a party photo booth for your next event will get your guests engaged and provide a take-home favor for attendees. The cost to rent a party photo booth will vary depending on the type of booth, the day and time of year, the length of the rental, and any add-ons you select. The national average cost for party photo booth rentals is $400-$500. Here are some examples of average party photo booth rental costs:

  • Weekday packages: $300-$550, depending on features included and length of rental. A three-hour weekday package for $500 could include guest book, personalized photo strips and DVD of all the photos.
  • Weekend packages: $450-$700, depending on features included and length of rental.
  • Additional hours: $100-$150 per extra hour.
  • Add-on features:
    • Photo guest album services: $75.
    • Personalized photo strips: $30-$50.
    • Custom photo backdrops or vinyl skin branding of the booth: $150-$300.
    • Live social media connectivity (ability to share photos to social media accounts): $100-$250.
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