Frequently Asked Questions
Q: WHY RENT OR HIRE PIC A PHOTOBOOTH?
A: Having a photo booth at your event will be the ultimate hit and life of the party! Our photo booth provides a very unique and entertaining experience that everyone, from young and old, will enjoy! The photo booth print your guests take home will serve as a great reminder and party favorite of your event. Book here!
Q: What are the dimensions of the Photo Booth?
A: It all depends on the style of the booth you purchase. The Open Air Backdrops have retractable backdrop stands and can be as small as 6ft x 6ft or as large as 10ft x 10ft . The minimum length requirements is always 6ft. The more space the better obviously as we like to set up additional lighting equipment etc to really take some jazzy pictures. If you purchase the Inflatable booth we would need 9 ft cubed space.
Q: How many people can fit in the photo booth?
A: Plenty…. That is why we are so popular! Five to six people can fit comfortably in the booth. We have experienced 8-10 people in the booth at one time. Our personal record is 16!
Q: What booth styles do you offer?
A: We have enclosed square inflatable photo booths and enclosed circular inflatable photo booths. We currently carry the square inflatable photo booths in all white and also black exterior with white interior color. The circular inflatable photo booth is all white. We also carry many different colors, styles and textures for our Open Air Backdrops and are constantly upgrading our inventory. We also offer Green Screen backdrop effects.
Q: Does the Photo Booth print out photos immediately?
A: Yes, your Photos print out instantly at the conclusion of your photo booth session. Usually within 5 to 10 seconds. We use dye sublimation printers of the highest quality which leaves your pictures having a nice glossy look to it with high resolution and no pixelation.
Q: How many copies of the photo strips do we get when we take a photo?
A: It all depends on the package you purchase and if you purchase the Unlimited prints Add-on. You can view on our Prices page how many prints come with each package we offer.
Q: What types of events are photo booths used at?
A: Since a photo booth will make any event fun and memorable, we recommend it for events such as wedding receptions, birthday parties, proms, school dances, trade shows, conventions, reunions, graduation parties, anniversaries, fundraisers, sporting functions, charitable giving, corporate events, and anywhere there is a party!
Q: How does the photo booth work?
A: Enter the booth, grab a prop if you wish, the attendant will hit the start button, smile, strike a pose and the booth will take your picture. Photos will be displayed on the monitor inside the booth. And just 15 seconds later the photos are printed and available outside the photo booth.
Q: Do you post any photos on Facebook?
A: Oh, yes! Facebook is a huge part of our business and we post (with approval of the host) one photo from each photo strip on our Facebook page as part of our package offering. Oh, the fun these photos generate!! And you get to tag yourself in the photos and let the fun run wild!
Q: Is the photo booth easy to use?
A: The photo booth is very easy to use. A welcome screen tells you exactly what to do. Our photo booth attendants are there to get you started on each session, and we even push the start button for you! A viewing screen will give a 5-second countdown before each consecutive picture is taken. The screen counts down between each photo booth shot, so you can’t miss your cue to smile! In less than 15 seconds, your guests will receive a printout of their picture outside the booth. And don’t forget, our booth attendant is always there to answer any of your questions.
Q: Do the guests have to pay to use it?
A: No, we do not charge any guests for photos. Included in your rental is unlimited use of the photo booth.
Q: How many images can we take during our event?
A: Take as many photos as you like for just one rental price. We offer unlimited Photo booth sessions during your event. The amount of photos you take during your event all depends on how long your guests have “fun” inside the booth. After all it is all about fun and good times! We offer unlimited photo booth session during your rental time.
Q: Do you just drop off the photo booth at the event?
A: No, a professional staff member will stay with the booth throughout your event. We make sure everything is running smoothly and assist guests in using the booth. You do not need to worry about delivery, set-up, operation, or take down. We greet the guests, center them in the photo, tell them where to look, push the button to get you started and even hand out your final photo strips. PIC A PHOTOBOOTH offers the “No Worries Advantage” package to you with every rental!
Q: Do you have any props for guests to use while taking pictures?
A: Yes! We are known for our many fun props of hats, glasses, hand cards and much more to add to the fun of your night. It is your option to use them or not, as for some weddings and other events, having props can sometimes take away from the “formal” setting of an event and the classic feel of a photo booth. We also offer themed props at no additional costs, just ask!
Q: Are the pictures in color or in black & white?
A: Your guest decides! Two buttons are available inside the booth, one for color and the other for black & white prints. Just select which one and the camera does the rest.
Q: Can we personalize the photo strip for our event?
A: Yes you can. Upon booking you will receive a Booking email notification that has a link to a Print template info web form that you will fill out that will allow our graphics design team to custom design the print template according to your specifications.
Q: What is a Memory book?
A: A Memory Book is a professional grade album that will contain a copy of each of your photo booth prints from the event, handwritten notes by your guests and many mementos of your event. In essence, it is a photo guest book containing all of your guest’s photos from the photo booth. Each photo is placed in a 2×6 or 4×6 slip in located on the front and back of the pages and your guests are welcome to sign next to it and or offer any comments. Your memory book is yours at the end of the event and is a treasured keepsake! Many of our customers tell us that they display this Memory Book on their coffee table and look through it many times as it brings back so many fun memories and captures hundreds of funny photo booth moments!
Q: What type of camera and printer do you use in the photo Booth?
A: Our photo booth is equipped with a DLSR camera. The images are printed on a high quality, high speed, dye-sublimation thermal printer, similar to ones used by professionals, just a smaller scale. Our printers produce commercial grade, archival quality prints that will stand up to water and fingerprints.
Q: Does the background of the photo booth come in different colors?
A: Yes. We have many different Open Air and inflatable background colors and styles.
Q: What if I want more than one copy of the same photo? Can I get copies of all the photos from my event?
A: All the photos from your event will be displayed on a Client Profile web page that we create for you post event and is available for viewing on our website on the Clients Page within 4 to 5 business days of the conclusion of your event. We keep a rolling count of 50 of our most recent events on our Clients Page. Of course we send you a copy of the webpage link once it’s ready so that you and your guests can download and share the pictures from the event.
Q: Where do you typically setup the booth?
A: We like to see the booth in the main reception area, near the dance floor so guests are sure to stop by. However, we work with each event host to place the booth according to their specifications, decorations and traffic flow for each event.
Q: Do you have any suggestion on how to make sure that all guest use the photo booth as many times as they would like?
A: We recommend several things. First you can promote the photo booth on your invitation to bring awareness and excitement to your event. The placement of your photo booth should be in plain sight so your guests see it. And finally, your MC or DJ can also make an announcement or two inviting your guests to check out the photo booth. Once the fun and laughter start, many people will be in line to get a piece of this fun activity!
Q: Can the photo booth be used at any venue? What if the event is on the third floor of a building?
A: The booth can be broken down for easy transportation to any venue. We do recommend an air-cooled venue for summer events.
Q: Can you accommodate outdoor events?
A: We do outdoor events. If there is inclement weather conditions during the course of the outdoor event it is at the discretion of PIC A PHOTOBOOTH staff to terminate the event and any monies paid is non-refundable as we must protect the equipment. Of course the client is made aware of this possibility when they rent a photo booth from PIC A PHOTOBOOTH for an outdoor event. We always recommend and suggest to the client if they do have an outdoor event that they provide reasonable accommodations for the photo booth area to prevent a stoppage of the photo booth due to inclement weather conditions.
Q: Is a special electrical outlet necessary?
A: No, a standard 120V electrical outlet located within 30 feet of the photo booth is all that is needed.
Q: What size photos will we receive?
A: Traditionally, the photos will print out onto a 2 x 6 inches photo strips with 3 pictures and multiple layouts are available. We also provide 4 x 6 inches photo strips as an add-on option, with 3 picture on it and multiple layouts available.
Q. How do I reserve or book the photo booth?
A: Use the online booking system (book here) to see if your event date and time is available and if it is available then book your event online. You can also check availability by calling (866) PIC-4YOU (742-4968). We will take reservations on a first come, first serve basis. Please note: If you don’t pay your balance in full at the time of purchase we require an initial deposit of 50% percent of the balance owed in order to reserve the booth. The remaining balance is due no later than 30 days before the event date.
Q: How many hours can we have the photo booth at our event?
A: Most event can be successful with 2 to 4 hours of service. Our minimum rental packages starts at 2 hours of service and max is 4 hours. The 4 hour “Deluxe and Premium Packages” is designed to give you the most for your money.
Q: Do you accept credit cards?
A: Yes. We accept the following major credit cards Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and JCB.