We get calls all the time asking about the 360 Photo Booth. No, Rock Your Photo Booth does not carry them as an option for our company, There are a number of reasons, but we just wanted to give you a little insight so you can make an informed decision about what type of photo booth is the best fit for your event.
1. According to the Association of Professional Photographers, 360 photo booths are inherently dangerous. The spinning arm can strike someone who steps within its radius, people frequently fall off the center platform, and all this is heightened if there is alcohol served at the event. If you do choose this option please note the APA highly recommends that there be two people working the photo booth; one to assist those in the booth and one to keep others from stepping in while to arm is spinning.
2. Insurance for a 360 photo booth is more than double that of a traditional photo booth or an open air photo booth. All that spinning movement comes at a cost. Make sure your photo booth company has insurance to cover that.
3. 360 Photo Booths take up a lot of room. In some cases 360 photo booths need their own room. According to the APA the minimum radius for safely operating a spinning 360 photo booth should be a 20 foot radius. This takes up a lot of room in your reception area.
4. Because 360 photo booths are prone to cause accidents, there is also a lot of down time with this type of booth. If someone steps into the spinning arm of this photo booth and damages it, it could be down for the rest of the event or for at least the time needed to repair the booth.
5. Many in the photo booth industry are charging a premium for a 360 photo booth. The actual cost of the booth is similar to that of a traditional photo booth, but the expense of added insurance cost, additional staff to run the booth, and additional frequent repairs make this photo booth option more expensive for the clients.
6. 360 photo booths can only handle 2 or possibly 3 people at a time. While this may be an option for a party, it is not so much for a gathering of family or close friends, who want to get in the shot.
Rock Your Photo Booth is going GREEN!
Why are we doing this?
There are a lot of factors that go into running a photo booth and at the same time we must be keenly aware of our impact on the environment around our beautiful Gulf Coast.
After a recent high school homecoming we were surprised by the sheer number of photo strips that were left on tables, on the floor, and even blowing around in the parking the lot. With hundreds of high school students and their adult chaperons in our photobooth throughout the night, we felt that these strips would surely become heirlooms for scrapbooks and pinned to bulletin boards in their homes. The photos looked amazing, but as more and more students engaged with us after the event, we realized that they value the digital content to their social media and phones more than a printed photo strip.
At a recent wedding the number of people requesting prints was minuscule compared to the number who just wanted it sent to their phones.
Photo strips cannot be recycled, and the cartridges must be sent off to be recycled themselves- thus creating more packaging and more fuel to deliver those. Going green reduces waste.
Photo Booth printers are highly unreliable. Imagine the stress of an event with several hundred people present and the printer fails to connect to the venue Wi-Fi or there is a printer error? We want to spend more time with our clients and less time trying to fix the very expensive printer that just went down yet again.
What does this mean?
We are going to eliminate the physical prints at the events. If the client wants physical prints for a scrap book or to hand out, then we will have those printed off site and deliver those to the client. We will still create beautiful templates for every event, so that our clients have the very best experience. We will enhance our props box to make sure there are props to create incredible memories. And we will continue to give top notch services as we Rock Your Photo Booth.
When planning that over-the-top corporate event, don’t overlook the incredible impact a Photo Booth can have on your gathering, Whether it is ice breakers, team building, or just plain fun that you are looking for, a photo booth from Rock Your Photo Booth can make it happen.
Photo Booths create less work for the Host
Let’s be honest. Corporate events are all about the details. If you are planning a convention, office party, even a one-day team building event, there are tons of minute details that you have to plan and implement to perfection. Having Rock Your Photo Booth at your corporate event is an easy solution. It is not more work for you, it’s actually less. Our team can provide specialty props, custom backdrops, and more to keep your employees coming back for more.
With a professionally run photo booth from Rock Your Photo Booth, you can get a lot of business exposure. Your business logo and theme will not merely get exposure during the event, but also every time your employee/participants share their photos with friends, family, and on social media. You can continue that with posting photos from the event on your platforms for weeks and months to come. It is gorilla marketing at its best!
Everyone gets to Pose
Having a corporate event probably means that you have hired a photographer to take pictures of the big things: speakers on stage, room set ups, posed shots for awards, etc. Why don’t you give your participants the opportunity to be in front of the camera for a while? Having a photobooth at your event will allow attendees the chance to step in front of the camera, let down their hair, and get a photo or three. With a photobooth, your guests can choose fun props that you have selected and give them that fun in front of your custom backdrop! It’s a win/ win.
It’s an Instant Icebreaker
If you step into a photo booth with a couple of coworkers, a table full of props, and a feather boa, I promise you are going to get to know each other. When everyone is arriving and starting to settle into the event, a photo booth is the perfect way to beak the ice.
Having a Photo Booth at Your Event is Affordable
For the price that you pay a professional photographer for an hour, you can get a photobooth for multiple hours. If your event stretches into a full day or days, Rock Your Photo Booth will work with you to create a custom package, so you are only charged when you want the photo booth in operation.
It is team building at its Best
Send your team to our photo booth with instructions to act like pirates, theme new merchandise, pose with your props, or a host of other instructions and you have just created a team building activity for them. Those moments in the photo booth will force them to work together to create the best poses and build team unity as they work together to accomplish your task.
Attendees will get an Instant Souvenir
Ok, here is a moment of honesty. Those cheap plastic sunglasses with your logo will go in the trash or be left at the table, but photos of your attendees will go with them wherever they and their social media go. If your event is utilizing a photo booth from Rock Your Photo Booth you can choose to have printed photos to give to those who venture into the booth, but everyone who steps behind the camera can have their photos sent to their cell phones, email addresses, or posted to their social media On The Spot!
Tips for a Fab Wedding Photo Booth Experience
#1 Decide What Type of Wedding Photo Booth you are looking for.
There are many different descriptions of what a photo booth is. To some a photo booth is merely a backdrop that you photographer uses to take pictures of your guests in front of. To others a photo booth is the enclosed, cramped, little booth that you and your guests cram into for those shots. The third type of photo booth rental is a combination of the two.
With the onslaught of a global pandemic in 2020 one of the things we have learned about wedding photo booth rentals is to not be in confined or close spaces with friends or family that could affect your health. The open photo booths are the way to go. No confined spaces. You can spread out. You can even get more people in your photos.
#2 Check to See if Your Photo Booth has any special feature.
All photo booths can produce pictures in various sizes from simple three window strips to full 4 x 6 prints. What is really on the cutting edge of technology is wedding photo booth rentals that allow the guests to record video boomerangs, pictures, and a host of other images that can be sent directly to the person’s phone or social media platforms.
#3 Ask the Photo Booth Provider how you and your guests will receive images.
Yes, there is always the option of having the wedding photo booth rental company print the photos there on site, but the trend of going green and not having physical prints is on the rise. Younger clients are thinking environmentally, and technology is helping them balance their want for a party favor and their desire to think green.
Rock Your Photo Booth has options for the guests to scan a QR code at the end of their session in front of the camera, to have the photos sent directly to their device. This saves the time of typing in a phone number or email address, and it also solves the problem of mistyping those on a screen.
At the end of the event Rock Your Photo Booth supplies the client with a link where they can download all the pictures from the event for a preselected period of time (usually for 60 days.)
#4 Determine the Length of Time the Photo Booth is needed and is that flexible.
It is important to figure out how much time you and your guest will have for a wedding photo booth. Will it just be for the reception, cocktail hour, or both? Does the time you contract for include set up and tear down? If you want the photo booth rental to begin at a specific time, but set up earlier, will there be a charge? Many times the contracted time for the photo booth is just not enough. Is the photo booth rental company flexible in adding more time?
#5 Tie in your Photo Booth rental to your overall theme.
Some of the time the wedding photo booth is thought of at the last minute and it really isn’t tied into the overall theming of your wedding or event. If you have a theme for your event carry that through to the photo booth is customized photo frames, unique props that speak to your theme, and a backdrop that lets everyone know it is Your event!
Photo Booths are a great accent and entertainment activity for you and your guests for any event. They are especially popular at sweet sixteen events, weddings, and corporate events . Looking for a reason for a Photo Booth at your upcoming event? Learn more about why you need a photo booth from Rock Your Photo Booth at your event!
6 Reasons to Have a Photo Booth at Your Event
Suitable for All Ages
It is hard to have something that will please both children and adults alike. “Grandma, come get in the photo booth with me.”- We hear this all the time. This is good clean fun. Throw in funny glasses, a fake mustache, or a party hat and you have the recipe for laughter and family fun. People will keep coming back to photo booth from Rock Your Photo Booth over and over again.
Are you having a theme for your special event? Whether you are having a rustic country or beach theme, corporate, or birthday party we can theme your photo booth to match your overall theme. Backdrop, props, and digital photo frames can be matched to make sure everything is themed to match your event.
Why give your guests a box of candy, a luggage tag, or a picture frame when you can give them memories that will last a lifetime? Need a reason for a photo booth? Right from the photo booth they can receive their pictures to their cell phones and share those with family and friends across the world.
Your guests or team will love a photo booth at your event. When the line stretches onto the dance floor you know you’ve got a hit! Some people will come back again and again. Others don’t want to leave! We are told all the time how much fun the photo booth made the event epic.
Share the Love
Yes, your guests will receive a copy of the photos they take in the booth, but Rock Your Photo Booth will also give you a link where you can see all the photos from your event. So, all those colorful relatives that stepped in front of the camera; yes, we got them in action and now you have a picture for the next family eve
Give Them Something to Talk About
Want your event to have that something extra? Well, a photo booth rental from Rock Your Photo Booth can keep your guests talking about your event long after it has passed. We hear all the time, “Thank you for bringing the fun to our party.”