5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Photo Booth

Why You Should Hire A Pro Photo Booth for Your Reception

Photo booths are more than just fun and entertainment at weddings. They’re also a great way to capture unforgettable moments with your guests and give them a personalized keepsake from your special day!

Just like other elements of your reception, renting a photo booth is something that should be considered in your budget. There’s plenty of photo booth rental companies out there, and it can be hard to know what’s best. It’s important to remember that you get what you pay for. We talked with ZimZoom Photo Booth about how they elevate the traditional photo booth experience with professional equipment. Here are five reasons you shouldn’t compromise on cost when it comes to photo booths for your wedding reception.

1 – Quality
If you’ve been to multiple weddings with photo booths, chances are you’ve noticed there’s a drastic difference in the quality of pictures from different photo booth vendors. Some are bright and clear, and others go right in the trash. The whole point of a photo booth is to have photos that you and your guests want to keep for years. Finding a photo booth that uses top-of-the-line camera and print equipment is essential. View sample photos so that you can see the quality before you commit.

For weddings, ZimZoom’s PRO Booth is all-inclusive, with unlimited prints and high-definition DSLR photos. Studio-quality equipment means studio-quality images, with the ability to be enlarged, edited and reprinted without sacrificing quality. It’s like having a second photographer at your reception to capture every moment.

2 – Level of Service
Simply, if the photo booth company you plan to use is legit, they’ll provide a much higher level of service. Technically, anyone can buy the equipment necessary to run a photo booth. A business with a license, backup equipment, contracts and a track record of satisfied customers is a reputable company that you’re more likely to get the results you desire from. If you’re going to invest in a photo booth, make sure it’s one that you can really rely on.

3 – Endless Customization
Regardless of which photo booth vendor you choose, you’ll want to ask what’s included in your package. This ranges from the time frame the booth will be up and running, to what props or screen options are available and what types of souvenirs you and your guests can take home.

With ZimZoom, the process is as customizable as your heart desires. Once you book a reservation, you’re sent a design questionnaire that allows you to pick a backdrop, choose from templates and upload graphics of your own. You could even use your invitations, personal monogram or wedding colors for inspo! If you’re looking for more ways to make your photo booth your own, use signs, glasses and other props to keep photos fresh and fun. ZimZoom says its focus, when it comes to props, is on quality, not quantity. Props are chosen to align with the theme of your event. All of ZimZoom’s wedding packages include a host to engage with guests, manage the booth and help with things like posing and lighting. 

4 – Versatility & Staying on Top of Trends
You may be familiar with traditional photo booths – enclosed cubicles with heavy curtains that enclose you while you snap four or five shots. Modern, open-air photo booths – a free-standing camera and lighting equipment with a large backdrop – are versatile and give you the freedom to personalize your entertainment. For this reason, ZimZoom only offers open-air booths, which allow for more than 15 people in a single shot.

There are a ton of new trends in event photo booths to hop on. ZimZoom says they’ve seen the Kardashian-inspired glam photo booth soar in popularity. This minimalist style with no props makes for classy black-and-white photos.

5 – Timeless Treasures For You and Your Guests
Lastly, one of the biggest pros of hiring a photo booth is that you and your guests can take home mementos of your special day in style. ZimZoom booths are linked with a QR code to a live gallery that can be received directly to your phone. After your event, you’ll also get an email with the full private gallery. You can receive photos as GIFs, metallic prints, retro keychains and more.

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