5 Questions To Ask Before You Book That Photo Booth

#1 – What are your fees?

We receive a lot of inquiries every day and sometimes customers let us know that they’ve
found a lower price on a Groupon or Thumbtack deal. Later they find out that the initial quote
they received didn’t include all the extra “junk” fees. Some of these companies are charging
fees for mileage, delivery, setup/take down, props, scrapbooks, USB drives, extra prints, etc.
Our rates are as flat as a Midwest cornfield, they are all inclusive, we will never charge you
an extra fee. All of our packages include: unlimited photos & prints, use of all of our props,
custom photo template, an online gallery for downloading and sharing all your hi-res photos, and a
friendly photo booth host.

#2 – Do you have liability insurance?

We know, it’s a photo booth, what could possibly happen? Nothing is going to happen, but the reality is many venues require that outside services have liability insurance in place. This question will also separate the fly-by-night companies from the serious ones. Those who just run a photo booth business on the side will not be willing to pay the costs of having insurance. This is our only business, we live and breathe photo booths and are fully insured.

#3 – Do you have references?

The best indicator of the future is the past. Employers, landlords, and others ask for references, why shouldn’t you. This is your event and everything needs to run perfectly. Feel free to ask us for references or testimonials, we have plenty!

#4 – What is the quality of the photo booth?

This is your big day and everything needs to be perfect. The last thing you want is a beautiful reception area, with an ugly, makeshift photo booth in the corner. We have seen some interesting photo booths out there. Some appear to be homemade, constructed with painted wood, shower rods, exposed PVC pipe, and curtains attached. We did a lot of research before deciding on the photo booth we purchased. Our booth is elegant, classy and professionally constructed. We have had it at private estates, inside the homes of celebrities, and at the finest wedding venues. On our photo booth we have a beautiful touch screen interface, where you can see yourself and the photos being taken.

#5 – What are the quality of the photos?

It may seem simple, but there is actually a lot that goes into capturing a high-quality photo in a photo booth. Ask the company to see examples of past photos. Do they appear dark or is the camera flashing? Our photo booth has studio professional lighting, just like the lighting used at a professional photo shoot. This lighting insures that the photos are bright, rich and that the camera won’t flash. No camera flash means no red eye or ghost images. Are the people washed out in the back drop? Be sure to ask what kind of camera the booth features? You don’t want to get inside and find out that they have an iPhone. We employ a Canon DSLR that takes awesome photos. Lastly, find out what kind of printer they use? We, at Philly InstaBooth, use dye-sublimation printers that print beautiful black & white and color photos in about 10
seconds.

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