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How to Rent a Photo Booth

Omkar Phatak
Photo booths are a great addition to any party or wedding to liven up the mood and create lasting memories in the form of snapshots of your invited guests. In this article you will find some tips on how to rent a photo booth for a wedding or any social event.
A photograph is a moment frozen for eternity. Every family's collection of photos is a treasure trove of memories. Photography was popularized in the early years through photo booths and mini studios established in fairs.
Even today, photo booths remain a popular feature in parties and weddings, where people enjoy clicking their pics with family and friends. If you are planning any social event and especially a family affair like a wedding, putting up a photo booth is one of the best ideas you could come up with.

About Photo Booths

For those of you who are not familiar with the idea of photo booths, here's a short introduction. Photo booths are small boxlike structures with a camera fitted in with the equipment that can deliver the pictures instantly. There's enough room inside for 3 or 4 people to stand together and pose.
While instant photo delivery is not a novelty any more, in the era of digital cameras, it is still quite a popular feature in parties. Most photo booth offering companies will provide you with the option to go for a digital camera or a classic camera with chemical based development process.
You can choose to have a black and white or color camera. These booths are available on rent on hourly or daily basis. These companies deliver, set up and manage the photo booth for you, during the event.
A photo booth technician is provided for your service. Most modern photo booth rental companies provide an LCD screen inside their booths, where photos are displayed instantly, as they are clicked.
Depending on the features and quality of equipment offered, the rental will cost anywhere between $400 to $1000 for two to three hours, with added cost for extra hours. There is generally no limit on the number of photos you click and print out in that time.
No additional fees are charged for delivery and setup of the equipment. They usually deliver a CD or DVD with the complete collection of photos or provide prints according to order. These booths can be made to be a part of any event including sweet sixteen parties, college reunions, weddings or even corporate events.

How to Rent a Photo Booth?

Renting a photo booth is quite simple. Just Google 'Photo Booth Rentals' and you will find a bunch of websites advertising their offers. 'Redcheese' and 'Capturepod' are two online photo booth rental services that you can check out.
Decide what kind of photo booth you are looking for. Choose among classic or digital booths. Check out their rental plans and choose one which best suits your budget.
Fill up an online form providing them with the time and date of your event and the kind of photo booth plan you would like to opt for, along with your contact information and they will get in touch with you pronto. You may also directly call up on the contact number provided by these companies to order your photo booth.
As discussed before, most of the photo booth rental companies have websites, from where you can get all the information you need, about the facilities and rental rates offered by them. Compare the rates and features offered by each one of them and choose one which best suits your budget and overall planning.
By the time you are through with the party, you will have hundreds of photographs of your friends and family. Take twin copies of each photograph, share one with the guest and other can go into your party album. You are bound to have a lot of fun, browsing through the snaps later!