Photo Booth Rental FAQs

Since we’ve been in operation, there are many common questions that come up.

How Big is Your Photo Booth?

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Our enclosed photo booth set up and operating

We have two layout options for our booth – the open booth and enclosed booth. The enclosed booth is about 6.5 feet wide at it’s widest, 9 feet long, and a touch over 6 feet tall. For most adults, four fit pretty comfortably in the booth, but as many as nine have crammed into it.

The open booth is 8 feet wide, 9 feet deep, and about 7 feet tall. Four to five adults can typically fit across in a single row, and a few times as many as 20 people have figured out how to get their heads into a single photo. (In either case, how many people fit will depend on how much you like the people you’re taking photos with.)

It addition to space for the booth itself, you’ll want to remember a table for the props. We recommend reserving an 8 foot long or 6 foot round table, or something of similar size, for the props, especially if you get our memory book service.

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Our open photo booth with a custom backdrop – a floral wall with a balloon border

What Else Besides the Space Claim Needs to be Provided?

The photo booth needs a three-pronged outlet within 20 feet of the setup area unless additional extension cord is supplied, and we highly recommend a 6 foot round or 8 foot long table available to spread out the photo booth props. If you are getting a memory book for your event, then a table is required for assembling the books and giving your guests a place to write congratulations or other messages.

How Many Prints an Hour Can the Booth Make?

Theoretically, the booth can do more than 75 prints an hour. The most sessions I’ve had was a little over 60 in an hour in “real world” conditions (at a Sweet 16 party), and most events will see 40 or so prints an hour while the booth is operational. How many prints you get at your event depends on the number of patrons, their interest in the booth, other activities like dancing or dinner, and how focused they are in getting into the booth.

How Long Does it Take to Set Up the Booth?

It’s about 30 minutes to set up the booth and make sure everything is working. We usually like to arrive 45-60 minutes before the event to give us time for any technical issues that may arise or difficulty in getting our equipment in place, such as a long distance between loading zones and our setup area.

How Long Does it Take to Tear Down the Booth?

Taking down the booth is about a 30 minute project as well, perhaps a little shorter. Remember to account for teardown time when scheduling your events! If the venue or hall demands everyone out by a certain time, be sure we have time to get out to avoid drawing a late/overage charge.

Can You Set the Booth Up Outside?

Yes, provided there is space that is relatively flat, dry, and within 20 feet of a three-pronged outlet as mentioned above (or have extra extension cord available) but there are some restrictions. First off, there are a lot of electronics in the booth so if there’s a threat of rain, have a tent or canopy to cover the booth, or a backup plan to set up the booth inside if needed. Also, depending on the time of day or year, the sun can be harsh leading to poor quality photos. We can often make adjustments to the camera settings and our lighting to improve the outcome, but it can be hard to keep up with changes in lighting on a partly cloudy day or in a space with intermittent shade. The bottom line is yes, we can set up outside but we highly recommend having a canopy or other reliable cover over the booth.

Do You Offer a Memory Book/Guest Book/Scrapbook?

Yes we do! Our memory book service is super popular with weddings, birthdays, retirement parties and more. We save a photo strip from each session in a 12×12″ post-bound album. We also bring along all needed supplies, including markers for guests to sign their names and write personal messages. We build the book as the night goes on and at the end of the night you have an awesome keepsake full of photos and memories. This service is available for $70.

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We select albums with picture windows on the front and include full 4×6″ prints from your preferred photo strip to place in it.

Can you print 2×6″ prints? 4×6″ prints?

Yes, we can print either size, just let us know what you want. We highly recommend 2×6″ prints if you’re getting our memory book service. Just let us know your preference and we will make a custom layout for your prints that matches what you’re looking for.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept cash, checks, PayPal, and all major credit and debit cards. If you want to pay cash, we will need to arrange a meeting to pick the money up. Checks can be mailed to our business address or processed through PayPal. Credit and debit cards are processed through Square either through online invoicing or running your card through a card reader.

Where Do You Travel? Will You Set Up in [Insert City Here]?

While we are based in the city of Cincinnati, we gladly cover a lot of ground. With few exceptions, we’ll travel 60 miles from Cincinnati at no extra cost, including Dayton, OH, Batesville,IN, Madison, IN, and Falmouth, KY. We’ll go further out for a low mileage rate to Lexington, Louisville, Indianapolis, and Columbus, but even with any additional costs, we are often still one of the most affordable photo booths around.

What Does a Rental Cost?

The standard Saturday rental is four hours for $495. We do offer discounted rates and shorter minimum rentals for events early on Saturdays as well as on other days of the week. We do offer school, church and non-profit discounts for weekday and Sunday rentals. Contact us for custom quotes. We offer a public service (police and firemen) and active military discounts for weddings, where a memory book (normally $70) is included at no extra charge.

Will I get a Copy of the Photos After The Event?

Yes! We save a digital copy of both the original photos used in the photo strips and the photo strips themselves, and upload them to our web site or Facebook page for you and your guests to download.

What if my question isn’t answered here?

Please fill out our contact form or call us at 513-214-0800.