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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.
Reviews for New York photo booth rental professionals
Stephanie K.
Great experience overall. Arrived early, was respectful and interactive with guests. Quality of photos was spot-on. I had a great experience working with Yaroslav of Sofiia's Photo Booth Rentals.
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Sean J.
Dynasty Rentals is a top notch photo booth provider. Kevin does everything he can to make your event go smoothly and is a great communicator. I only wish we would have retained his services longer as everyone at our work holiday event was a big fan of the photo booth. Will definitely look for Dynasty Rentals again for our next party.
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Brenda S.
From the moment the introduction email was sent - it was smooth sailing and honestly could not have been easier to work with. The experience and quality were top tier and I will continue to use/recommend Sofia's Photo Booth Rentals moving forward
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Pauline N.
We had such a wonderful time with Sofiia's Photo Booth Rentals! Your team was nothing but professional in setting up such an amazing experience for us. From the moment I arrived, I was impressed in seeing everything set-up so nicely. You were so organized and amazing from beginning to end. Word can't describe how great this event was for us.
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Thumbtack Customer
If I could give ZERO stars I would. I highly recommend DO NOT book with this photo booth vendor. On the day of our event..AN HOUR before our event starts, they don't call, Jonathan just EMAILS me about what is supposed to be an extremely urgent situation of out of nowhere having car trouble! He then says that he will refund us and cancel it last minute. Are you kidding me? That is extremely unprofessional and wrong on their part. I warn you if you book with this vendor as they may back out last minute and leave you frazzled and stressed out to try to find another photo booth rental last minute! It's ridiculous of how they have done this on the day of an event, just AN HOUR before it starts. It would have been great too if they may have given us a connection of theirs to replace them OR maybe try to get another team member to pick them up to take him to our event -- like make an effort. To make matters even worse, they did not answer my email replies, nor calls after they say they cancelled our agreement. Horrible company, unprofessional and the worse I have ever seen/worked with in the photo booth business.
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