How to find the right Photo Booth for your Event?

The photo booth industry has grown rapidly over the past decade. With so many different styles and operators to choose from it’s getting increasingly harder to find, compare and then choose the perfect photo booth to hire. Back in the 2006 when the Australian photo booth hire industry started to take off choice wasn’t a problem as there was only a handful of operators and they all offered much the same thing. At $1000 – $1500 you could either afford one or not!


Nowadays everyone can afford a photo booth with the average price dropping by half to just $600 – $800. You can even get them much cheaper but the question you have to ask is are you prepared to take a risk on quality and reliability for the sake of saving a few dollars? At the end of the day, you’ll get what you pay for and if you want your event to run smoothly, go with the supplier who has proved to be a reliable one. There are basically 3 steps to ensure you find the right Photo Booth for your Event:

1. Photo Booth Research

Chances are you have been in a photo booth or two but don’t really know anything about what’s involved with actually finding and hiring a good photo booth. You need to spend a bit of time researching so you know what you do and dont want and can make an informed choice. In doing a small amount of research you will quickly start to formulate the answers to the most important questions which are going to guide you to your perfect photo booth:


What style of photo booth you’re after? Read HERE about different photo booth styles.
• How long you want the hire to run for?
• What options and/or extras do you want included in your photo booth hire?


When it comes to the style of photo booth think about your event venue and any theme or colour schemes you have going and pick a photo booth that fits in. Also have a think about the features and functionality you want your photo booth to have. Social media integration, Video Messaging and Slow Mo software are great but do equate to less pictures/photostrips as they take up time.Your guests will enjoy and use the photobooth more once the champagne has started to flow. So when thinking about the duration of the photo hire, some good advice is to consider not starting the booth until all the formalities are out of the way. Three hours is generally the minimum amount of time to allow the average crowd to get a good go but if you can afford it hire a photo booth for 4 – 6 hours. Whatever you do try to run it right till the end of the event to ensure you capture those end of the night priceless moments.
Photobooth operators offer a variety of inclusions or extras for you to consider. The A digital copy of all the prints is a must so you can use those for either marketing purposes or display them around the office or publish them in the staff newsletter. For all other items like prop boxes, photo strip magnets and novelty software use your own judgement as to what is befitting your event.
2. Find local Photo Booth Hire Operators
Now that your research is done and you can answer those 3 important questions you know basically what you’re after. Yay! So the next step is to find local photo booth operators who offer that style and start getting some quotes. Rather than spending hours sifting through countless pages of google results and attempt to contact photo booth operators one at a time save time and money by using the free Photobooth Finder service.

Photobooth Finder allows you to easily find and compare local operators. Best of all with one simple enquiry it will put you in contact with all the operators you want to get a quote from.

3. Book your perfect Photo Booth
Once you have received all your quotes back from the operators you should book as soon as you can to secure your date. Most photobooth hire operators will simply want a small hold deposit with final payment not due till closer to the date.


The best advice you can take from this blog would definitely be to not choose a photo booth based on price alone. Use Photobooth Finder to do your research,find local operators to choose from and then book asap so you can tick another item off your Event Planning to do list.
CLICK HERE to get started on your Photo Booth search

Hired a Photographer, why do I need a Photo Booth?

So you hired a photographer, why do I need a photo booth? We get this question a lot. A photographer and a photo booth are not the same! So we wanted to shed some light on why renting a photo booth for your Sydney event is a MUST HAVE…even if you hired a photographer.


Having a photo booth at your celebration is a major attraction for guests because it’s fun and photographers have a tendency to focus on the couple and close family and they swiftly move in and out of crowds to get candid shots. The booth creates a fun and exciting atmosphere of laughter that will fill the event. It is something that will keep them entertained and talking about your event for quite sometime. And when they forget, they’ll look back on the photo strip keepsakes to remember it all over again! Photo booths are a 3-in-1 solution for your event needs – Entertainment, Fun Photography, and Memorable Keepsakes!

From birthday parties to weddings and everything in between, nothing says fun like adding a photo booth to the party! Sydney Photo Booth knows the importance of capturing these once in a lifetime moments that will be treasured forever! So what are you waiting for? Request a quote or contact us today at to reserve your upcoming event.



Don’t hire a company that doesn’t understand your event.
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After you have decided on the photo booth type that you like the most for your event, it is time to start engaging with a photo booth company to decide on the right package. There are two types of companies – those which offer packages which can be customised to your event needs and those which are not that flexible and offer their standard packages without being too inquisitive about what it is that you really need.

When you hire a photo booth from us, we’ll work with you to make sure that the package you select meets the requirements of your event as closely as possible.

Deciding on the right package involves making decisions around a number “boothing matters”.

1. The type of event: Different package inclusions will apply if it is a wedding or a corporate event. For corporate events, photo album is certainly not one of the “must have” items, where for weddings it is.

2. The audience: How many guests and whether they are adults or children will determine the size of the photo booth and appropriate selection of props.

3. The photos: Is a classic photo strip [portrait] layout or a postcard layout more suited for your event? Do you want to include a company logo or a personal message? We can not only help you to make these decisions but we will work closely with you to create a photo design that you will be happy with.

4. The theme: If it is a themed event, we can theme-match the curtain colour and source matching props in case not everyone does not turn up in their costume.

5. The timing: You want the best value for money, and put quite simply, that’s getting as many people to use the booth during your hire time. For some events, a 3 hour hire will be sufficient, where for other a longer hiring period may be required to make sure all your guests had a chance to have their photo taken in the photo booth. When you book us for your event, we will discuss all the timings of your event with you to make sure that your guests will get the most use out of the photo booth which means you and your guests will have lots of photos to help remember the event. Even if your event ends up running a little bit behind schedule, we’ll recognise that and make sure that your guests still get lots of use of the photobooth.

To hire a photo booth for your next event, please CONTACT US and we will help you to choose the right package for your unique event.


The Human Element of a Photo Booth

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Getting your picture taken in a photo booth is unique from getting your photo taken anywhere else. Take a closer look at the photo strip you have that was printed in a photo booth long ago and something that’s there (and something that isn’t there) might become apparent to you.

Regular photos have a context, a lot of background information. By looking at a photograph you might be able to divine where it was taken, why it was taken, the event that precipitated the need for a photograph, among a myriad of other things. The phrase “a picture is worth 1,000 words” isn’t just a cliché (though it may be overused). There’s a lot of information to be gleaned from photographs, and depending on who’s doing the writing, it could be worth much more than 1,000 words.

A photo from a photo booth lacks the context found in traditional photos. There’s no background information, no context clues save clothing and the body language of the subjects. But what a photo booth lacks, it replaces with the emphasis of a different element. Without other distractions in the background, the eye of the viewer is drawn to the subjects. Their features become more apparent, their facial expressions more telling. With the curtains drawn and the outside world shut out we’re let in on a private moment; the nature of the relationship between the subjects is brought to the surface. The emphasis is on intimacy, the human element. You can document these ineffable details, but thousands of words wouldn’t pen them down. The only eye discerning enough to capture them is the eye of the camera in the booth, and the human eye as it takes in the ink and paper on a photo strip.


Using a Photo Booth as a Marketing Tool for your Event!

Real insurance photo booth marketing initiativeAside from being one of the most fun things to have at any event a photo booth can make for a fantastic marketing tool. Whether it be product launches, corporate client events, expos, shopping centre stall set ups or the company christmas party a photo booth hire can get any brand noticed and more importantly remembered.

There are a number of ways a photo booth can be used for marketing purposes but the easiest and cheapest way is by having a custom logo appear on the photostrip. This can either be in place of one of the photostrip frames (generally the bottom frame) or it can be in addition to the standard frames. Having a logo ensures that the brand will be remembered for years to come and will likely end up in a prominent place like the fridge or on a photo wall.

Another option is custom back drops. Some of the bigger booths will replace their standard back drops with posters or custom back drops so that the brand image is part of every picture which makes for great exposure.

For the bigger brands with bigger budgets there is photo booth branding. This normally involves some sort of wrapping of the photo booth to really give the brand the ultimate photo booth exposure. The actual application and material varies from booth to booth but corflute, printed magnets and decals are some of the more common forms.

Technology is also becoming very useful for photo booth marketing. The ability for photo booths to connect to the internet and various applications like Facebook and Instagram is also proving to be very useful in brand marketing.

Still not feeling inspired? Well, let’s have a look how recently one of big insurance companies made this idea work in REAL life – I am sure you all have heard of the REAL INSURANCE, right? Click HERE to find out more.

If you’re in marketing or looking for new and interesting ways to market your business, product or brand then give the humble photo booth hire a go, it’s sure to impress! Contact Sydney Photo Booth: or call 0452 474 742.



Are your Events Boring?

boring eventOne of the worst fears of someone planning an event, especially in Sydney is whether their guests will be bored outta their mind or not. Sydney is considered one of the top party scenes in the world! So the bar has been set really high! I mean c’mon, we’ve all been to a boring event before! Looking at your clock, playing Candy Crush on your phone, wondering when someone will leave the party so you won;t be the first person to leave. Having a boring party can be the WORST. INSULT. EVER! You don’t want to be that person known for throwing boring events, do you?You are probably asking yourself “then tell me how can I make my celebration less boring?” We got you covered.

First, think about all your guests and put yourself in their shoes. What do they like? Dislike? What can every guest, young or mature, do that will be interactive and fun?

Second, you have to realize not everyone likes or knows how to dance. So have something for those guests to do to keep them engaged. By keeping them engaged, your peeps will not get bored. One suggestion is incorporating a game that involves every guest!

Lastly, think about how guests can have a memorable experience. Something they can take home to remember your not so boring wedding, birthday, or corporate event. Give them something that won’t just sit there and collect dust. You want your guests to look at that keepsake and say…that’s was the BEST NIGHT EVER! Why did it have to end?

If you are still drawing a blank, Sydney Photo Booth can help! We create and capture memories and a very fun and interactive way. From birthday parties to weddings and everything in between, nothing says fun like adding a photo booth to the party! Sydney Photo Booth knows the importance of capturing these once in a lifetime moments that will be treasured forever! So what are you waiting for? Request a quote or contact us today at to reserve your upcoming event and be sure to follow us on Instagram for the latest:


How to Design the Best Looking Photo Strip for your Event?

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Now, you’ve hired a photo booth, decided on the hiring period length but have you thought about the design of the actual photos you will be keeping and giving as a memento to all your guests?

There are a couple of factors to take into consideration when designing what the photo will look like on the night. This will vary depending on the type of the event. With birthdays and weddings, the design can be matched with the design of the invitations or can be simply created based on what colours, patters and type of font you like. When making your choices, it is good to always keep in mind what curtain colour/backdrop you are having and match styles so they compliment one another. What personal message would you like to include on the photo strip is yet another thing to consider. You can keep it simple, including your names and a date or you can include your favourite quote.

Before booking your photo booth, check with the company whether they provide assistance with the photo design. Some companies offer standard templates and some like us will be able to custom design. At Sydney Photo Booth, we will find out your ideas and will work with you to create a design you will love! We will create several mock ups and ask you to provide feedback ensuring the final result is what you imagined to be. A good starting point is to check some of our past photo designs and tell us what styles do you like.

Remember, the photo design should be fun and do not be afraid to let your creativity flow.


Types of Photo Booths for Events: Enclosed or Open? Which type of photo booth is right for you?


Enclosed photo booths come in different styles: curtains, walls or panels.
The main advantage of enclosed photo booths is the privacy they offer. Anything goes behind the closed curtains and people tend to “let loose” more knowing they are not being watched.

Curtain photo booths in particular tend to offer more of an elegant look in comparison to the wall/panel booths. With curtain booths you can also choose from different curtain colours to match your theme. With wall/panel style photo booths this is not possible.

Finally, you can normally fit 4-15 people in curtain enclosed photo booths, which again is a great advantage over the wall/panel style photo booths where the space is usually limited to 4 people.

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Pros to enclosed Booths: Privacy they offer, Instant Prints for guests to take home as a souvenir, Elegant looks (curtain enclosed).
Cons: Less room (Wall & Panel booths usually fit only up to 4 people); Less entertainment for onlookers who are not able to see inside the photo booth.

This type of photo booth doesn’t have walls; it simply consists of a taped square on the floor for guests to stand in, a backdrop, a lively photographer, and professional studio lights.
The booth is operated by the photo booth assistant who remotely releases the camera as they are egging people on. They wait for the perfect reaction to something they’ve said or done.

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Open Photo Booth

The benefit of this type of photo booths is that they really capture the moment, versus people standing in front of a camera and just smiling. Plus your guests get to see other people from the wedding/birthday party making silly moves such as karate kicks, tango dips and pulling funny faces – which can be highly amusing, however it’s important to keep in mind that some guests may be shy and may not feel comfortable to have such a photo taken in front of others.

As demonstrated, hiring this type of photo booth for parties has also its pros & cons.

Pros to open Booths: Room to move/less claustrophobia, more-animated photos because the photographer is interacting with guests.
Cons: No photo strips on the spot, so guests can’t take them home as a souvenir or see them right away.



Photo Booth Hire Tips

• Check out vendors’ photos of the photo booth your’re going to rent
• Ask the vendor to share with you a sample of the photo the booth produces, making sure it’s high quality
• Hire the photo booth for enough time. The standard three hours may be too short, especially if you have 200 guests or more.
• Make sure guests are aware of the photo booth; have someone mention it at the beginning of the event
• Allot some photos for your guestbook and allow guests to take the rest home.
• Make sure USB of all of the photos is included

• Wait until the last minute to reserve a booth. Vendors’ calendars fill quickly, especially during the warmer months.
• Be shy about asking questions about pricing, including whether there are discounts for off-season or Friday or Sunday weddings.


Photo Booth Hire Sydney

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Looking for a unique way to make your big day a little more unforgettable and entertaining? Try to hire a photo booth for your wedding. Sydney Photo Booth supplies a fun and memorable way for you and your guests to interact and create amazing mementos of your special day. Photo booths Sydney are a hot new trend for your weddings. They did not only provide something fun and interactive for your guests, but they are a great way to create a photo montage of your big day.Hire photo booth Sydney to provide you with a USB compilation of your day’s photos, and will even place them online for you and your loved ones to access, share, and print. We also offer a photo album option too, a must have if you want to create a detailed archive of special notes and pictures from your wedding day.

Giving your event guests an opportunity to let loose and get goofy with silly props and close family and friends, creates an environment for people to be who they are and play without feeling ostracized or self-conscious. It appeals to all generations of people. It is enjoyable for everyone. Adding props, video, and sound only adds more fun to the event and guests are more than likely to let their guard down and truly enjoy themselves, giving more room for fun, spontaneous pictures. There is something truly special about creating an environment for people who to feel they can let go and really enjoy their photo booth experience.

Everyone loves seeing their photos once they are printed out. The anticipation of it can seem intense with excitement. If you hire photo booth Sydney, we offer the options for allowing a special logo or a personal message to be printed on the prints giving your guests a memorable keepsake to remember the event. This gives a great alternative to the need for multiple disposable cameras placed on the table and also provides much more interesting and a better quality of pictures.

The Bride and Groom are provided with their own collection of all of the photos that were taken by way of a USB, Photo Album and through online access through social media (such as Facebook and Twitter). Not only does this give the host a look at all of the fun their guests were having, but it captures those rare moments when family and friends, who are not often together, connect and make precious memories through the fun of the photo booth experience. You and your guests can log into the gallery with your password and view all your wedding images. You will all be able to share, save, and print these pictures for usually 2-3 months after your event.

Sydney Photo Booth offers a great variety of different curtain enclosed photo booths for parties, weddings and any other occasions. Enquire Today!


What an Idea – Hire a photo booth for your next work event

“What is REAL?

Real is…what happens when you hire a photo booth as part of your work marketing initiative!










A  clever & fun way to get everyone at work involved and Sydney Photo Booth (starring: Small Purple Curtain Booth) was lucky to be part of this initiative organised by the Hollard roup a great idea!

And this is the outcome! “REAL is….