Great events deserve great photos. One way to grab fun snaps is by hiring a photo booth. It’s pure entertainment you and your guests will love.
Photo booths are portable. They can be set up at any event to capture special moments. Photo booths are also a great way to make memories and add a real vibe to weddings, engagement parties and hens’ and bucks’ parties. You’ll also find them fantastic for baby showers, birthdays, anniversaries, other celebrations, and corporate events.
The key is to hire a photo booth company with equipment and experience with events of all kinds.
In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a photo booth company, and share where to find the best in Canberra.
What makes a great photo booth company?
Choosing the right photo booth company is guaranteed to add zing to your event. They take glamorous shots, goofy shots, spirited team shots, and shots with different backgrounds.
It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a photo booth company.
- Equipment. You’ll want a photo booth company with quality, reliable and easy-to-set up equipment. This way, you’ll be guaranteed great snaps that will be treasured for many years.
- Availability. Photo booths are wildly popular. This means you’ll need to check if the photo booth company is available on the date of your event.
- Props. If you want to take your event to another level, organise props guests can use while being snapped. Depending on the theme, you might want hats, scene setters, glasses, boas and moustaches. You can even have branded selfie frames. It’s smart to talk to your photo booth company on what’s available, and the costs.
- Attendant. You might need an attendant at your event to set up and manage the photo booth. Some booths don’t need attendants because they’re simple to use. Ask photo booth companies if you need an attendant. If you do, ask about cost.
- Price. Make sure you check pricing so you’re clear upfront on what you’re paying for. Also, check printing costs. Ask how large the prints are. You’ll also want to check if you’re provided with all digital photos after the event, and how they’ll be delivered.
The best photo booths in Canberra
Riotact’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on Riotact and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
Chicago Charles provides complete wedding and event packages, including photo booth hire, DJing, live acoustic music, audio visual and lighting. A one-stop-shop, Chicago Charles also manages party hire and booking agent services.
Photo booth services include table props of many styles, guaranteed to ramp up the fun. Chicago Charles also offers unlimited prints, so every guest has a keepsake. Photo booth hire livens up any occasion, including weddings and other special celebrations, as well as corporate events, large and small. Chicago Charles has placed #1 Winner Brides Choice Awards.
Chicago Charles tailors live music and DJ packages for all events and budgets. With an extensive and dynamic song list, Chicago Charles knows how to play a crowd and inject energy into a room, making events exciting and memorable.
Claire Horn wrote on Google, “Chicago Charles did an amazing job at our wedding! Our guests loved him and had so much fun with his photo booth.”
Red Carpet Events
No event is too big or small for Red Carpet Events. Stylish Mirror Photo Booths are perfect for capturing memories in every snap. With fun and exciting virtual and physical props, Red Carpet Events keeps guests entertained all night long.
On Google, Djordje Janovic wrote, “Red Carpet Events made my birthday the best one yet. The props, hands-on service throughout the night and ease of the booth made the experience one I’ll want to relive again.”
Mugshot Photobooths is an award-winning photo booth supplier established in 2011. With eight booth types for hire (2 to 6 hours), all packages include unlimited photo printing. Extras include a wide range of themed and super fun props. Mugshots Photo Booths has twice been #1 Winner, Brides Choice Award.
Alyssa Chapman wrote on Google, “We used Mugshots for our wedding and couldn't be happier. The photobooth was so much fun! Everyone loved the props and customised photostrips.”
ACT Photo Booth
ACT Photo Booth is a fantastic addition to any occasion and guaranteed to capture all the excitement. Easy and fun to use, ACT Photo Booth offers quality DSLR photography and a wide selection of props and backdrops. Fully customised templates are available, and ACT Photo Booth offers unlimited prints.
Foto Master is about reinventing fun through technology. Rent a world-leading portable photo booth for any private or corporate occasion. Foto Master’s wide range of Mirror Photo Booths include beauty, retro, tower, spire and more. Photo booth stations are also available for rent.
Karen Porter wrote on Google, “We had a Red Robot photo booth at our opening function, and it was so much fun. Everyone who came had a great time and took a souvenir of our opening with them.”
Your experience with photo booths in Canberra
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much do photo booths cost?
Many factors are involved in cost, including the type and length of your event, so it’s best to get a detailed quote. You’ll need to factor in the type of photo booth and photo booth props. Other factors include printing photos (size of prints and the number included in the quote). You’ll want to check if the company charges for travel and/or set up. Also clarify how much a photo booth attendant will be, if you need one.
How do I get photos taken at my event?
This is important to clarify before you hire a photo booth company. Most companies print photos seconds after they’re taken, often as a strip of several photos. Many provide a link to an online gallery after your event so you can share photos with everyone who attended. Some provide photos on a USB.
Do I need to put down a deposit?
Many photo booth companies require a deposit. Ask if they do (in advance) and clarify how much and when you have to cover the deposit.
What type of events are great for photo booths?
Photo booths are great for all events. They’re super popular at weddings and fun at graduations, anniversaries, birthday parties and other celebrations. They’re also fantastic for corporate events.
Do I need bring props to use at the photo booth?
Props aren’t mandatory, but they can elevate your experience to the next level. Most photo booth companies have props available for a fee or you can organise your own. Also remember that the only limit is your imagination.