Everything You Need to Know About Wedding Photo Booth Rentals in Austin
by Brynlee Handy January 6
It may seem like wedding photo booths have been around forever, but they just keep getting better with age! So many modern touches and improvements have been added to the classic wedding photo booth, but the wholesome effect is still the very same. Whether it’s a bachelorette party, shower, or wedding, having a photo booth at your event is a great way to get everyone having a bit of good old-fashioned fun! Plus, who doesn’t love having a cute photo to remember the day by? There are so many new options on the front of wedding photo booths rentals, so we decided to give our couples a rundown of what to expect from some of Austin’s best! We’re covering everything you need to know about wedding photo booth rentals in Austin – find it all down below. Cheers!
Where Do I Begin?
There are many types of photo booths on the market now and Austin is lucky to be home to several vendors of various styles! Deciding what type of photo booth you might need starts with your wedding theme and what kind of vibe you want to create. Whether it’s formal and stately or whimsical and down-to-earth, chances are we know someone that can provide your dream wedding photo booth. Depending on your vendor, you will likely choose from add-ons like boxes of props, get a custom photo album prepared for you, or use signed photo booth shots to make up your guest book. The choice is yours!
Photo: Mackenzie Smith Photography
What Type of Photo Booth Do I Need?
Classic Photo Booth Backdrop
Perfect for our folksy, boho, and down-to-earth brides, The Homestead Photo Booth Co. experience is hand-crafted from start to finish, and it’s all in the name. Homestead’s owners, Alvy and Julie, take pride in personally handcrafting the elements of each of their couple’s photo booths, putting in hundreds of hours designing and building, constantly fine-tuning each custom booth. Combining Alvy’s knowledge of woodworking and Julie’s expertise as a commercial interior designer, they have created rustic, yet modern and ultimately one-of-a-kind photo booths that can fit any style of event!
Photo: Mackenzie Smith Photography
Austin Photo Booth Trailer
Inspired by a vintage VW camper, Hitch the Photo Trailer combines the nostalgia of the past with the most mod, efficient photo booth technology of today. Inside you will find that not only is their photo booth a modern twist on an old classic, but so is their touch screen camera that creates instant photo strips for your guests to take with them! Perfect for those who want memorabilia for their partygoers.
Photo: Aurelia Baca Photography
Airstream Photo Booth Austin
Want a unique and whimsical wedding photo booth opportunity for your guests? Meet Anna the Vanna, a 1979 Type-2 Volkswagen bus! Before she was converted into a one-of-a-kind mobile photo booth, this vintage gal has roamed across the deserts of Arizona, hugged the coastline of California, trotted up the mountains of Colorado, and now currently rests her tires in Austin. Vannagram & Co. | mobile photo booth is custom-built and cleverly housed inside a mint green vintage VW bus. The bus is complete with all the highest quality equipment – the fanciest of cameras, radiant lighting to keep your party guests looking fly and duplicate photo strips to remind them of the wild time they had!
Photo: T Walker Photography
Pour vous means “for you” in French because that’s precisely how they run their business! In addition to this team’s killer DJ services, Pour Vous Entertainment Group has carefully vetted, talented professionals that provide photo booths equipped with Canon T3i DSLR cameras. The unique, responsive LED lights react to booth functions, change color, and provide an additional light source while the 15.6″ touchscreen allows you to navigate and interact with their software on a high-definition display. Plus, they center all attention on making your wedding, event or celebration smooth and memorable. Talk about industry pros!
Photo: Courtesy of Pour Vous Entertainment Group
Wedding Photo Booth Cost
Many variables can affect wedding photo booth costs like the length of your event, add-ons, package types, wedding location, and whether your event is in the peak season like May, June, September, and October, or during off-peak season months. Pricing can start anywhere around $100/hour with most photo booths requiring a certain minimum number of hours to book. And, of course, weekends are the most expensive time to book year-round with Saturdays usually running the highest.
Wedding Photo Booth Strips and Prints vs. Digital Images
Like everything, there are pros and cons to opting for physical photo prints versus digital image downloads for your wedding photo booth. Ask yourself, “what is my ultimate goal?” Sentimentally speaking, you may want to be able to look back on all the photos taken at your wedding, whether in a photo album or guest book. If you’re more about the memories or social media sharing than tangible prints, it may be valuable for you to get a download link! Talking with your wedding photo booth vendor can help clarify what is covered with your package and what you will need to add as an extra.
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