No wedding is complete without a photo booth. They are as important as good food and bar. There is hardly a wedding these days that doesn’t have a photo booth. These are not very new. You will be surprised to know that the photo booth is a century old. They are evolved from Photomaton. Back in 1925, photomaton printed eight pictures for 25 cents. Photo booths were used as an accessory in many commercial areas. Now they are the central element of modern weddings. The business of Photobooth is flourishing. According to Sam Eitzen, co-owner of Seattle-based photo booths business, its net worth is about $100 million. People now prefer having a photo booth instead of a DJ at their wedding.
But like every other technology, Photobooth is also developing, and new features are being added day by day. It is not even called a photo booth now. People refer to a photo booth as “Photo experience” or “Photo engagement.” You can get instantly printed copies of your picture or directly send it to your mobile device. Some companies will send a member of their companies to aid in taking photos. Whereas, others are self-taken.
The price of photo booth ranges from $300 to a thousand dollar. Snapbar is a leading company of Photobooths. Their package starts from $1,000. Their package includes the booth and a staff member to aid in the process.
Here some latest trends of a photo booth.
- Boomerang Gifs
Boomerang GIFs are everywhere, and now they are a part of photo booth as well. It is an exciting thing, and many companies have added the boomerang GIF option as well. The booth takes a few photos and transforms them into animated looping videos. You can make a GIF on the photo booth and then immediately share it on social media through the booth. It is very convenient and reliable.
- Projection Videos
Next up are the projection videos. It got popular after it was used in the Met Gala Event. This is a bit different than the way we take traditional pictures on a photo booth. Light is projected through it and makes the objects around you seem like they are moving. If you are looking for a fun filled wedding than a projection video taking photo booth is for you to choose. Don’t forget it is new. It may be a little expensive.
- Green Screen Prop
Who doesn’t like to add an interesting graphic element in their picture? The green screen used in the background will give an extra element of fun. The green screen helps the designer to add prints, colors, designs and graphics in the background of the picture. Your wedding event will become more enjoyable. You can get dragons or fairies in your background. There will be many options to choose from.
- Creative filters
You might have seen some very cool filters on Instagram. Now they are available in a photo booth as well. By using creative filters, you will make your photos more exciting. They will surely stand out in the crowd. This is a new thing, and many people don’t know about it yet. Be the first one in your family to use it and impress everyone.
- Glam Filters
Be a bit more glamorous while taking pictures from the photo booth. The vintage filter makes you feel like you are in the Emmys. Its distinguished style and look have impressed many people around the globe. You can shoot a magazine ready picture from the photo booth.