What does the photo booth rental concept look like?
Photo booths serve so many purposes. They are a unique form of entertainment at wedding receptions and parties. They are take-home party favors for guests. And the bride or host of the party gets a scrapbook filled with everyone’s photo strips to take home at the end of the night as proof that their party was a success. Have fun!
What is a personal story you can share with potential buyers to help them understand the benefits of buying one of your booths?
Our first experience in a photo booth was at a party. The booth was made of fabric and was kind of generic. It wasn’t even printing out photo strips, it was printing out 4 x 6 photos. It was a neat thing to do at the party and lots of people were taking part, but we didn’t think it was a special experience. The next time we were in a photo booth was at a wedding. That booth was hard shelled and the camera and lighting were fantastic. When the photo strips printed everyone looked like movie stars. People were having so much fun, it was a super charged atmosphere. What a difference in experience from a generic booth to a luxury booth. It was then we decided we needed to make luxury photo booth rentals our next business.
You say next business, photo booth rental wasn’t your first business?
We have been in business together for 15 years. We’ve always chosen low start-up, high profit margin businesses that make people happy. And that is exactly what we have found with the photo booth business.
So you’ve found success by renting out your photo booths?
In our first full year of business we will book over 200 jobs at an average price approaching $1,000 per job. We are providing entertainment to people on one of the most important days of their lives. It is fun for us and our employees and we are the hit of every party. To us that equals success.
Who else do you think would find success buying one of your photo booths?
This is an excellent add on business for other people who are already in the wedding and event business. This includes wedding photographers, DJ’s, venue managers, and wedding destination resorts. Photo booths would give you a fresh new revenue stream at events you are working anyway! Of course it is a perfect business for someone who wants to keep their day job and make extra money on the weekends. Or you could grow it into your full time gig like we have.
What type of events bring you the most business?
Far and away the wedding business is our biggest market. We also do many corporate events, birthday parties, graduation parties, proms, and holiday parties.
Can you explain some of the qualities of your booth?
Our booth has classic, vintage look and is filled with state of the art hardware. Hard shell booths are the most soft after in the industry and out durable hard shell has a high quality fit and finish and the pieces
are cut to precision. Our booths give guests the choice of black/white or color photos with every booth session. We have a live view flat screen monitor so that guests can create the most fun photo strips. We have a DSLR camera, dye sublimation printer, dual computers, and professional lighting. The booth breaks down into pieces and can fit in a midsized SUV and can be set up and operated by one person.
What is the advantage of buying your booth?
This is a very popular business to get into but there are very few people selling quality photo booths. Most people are building them themselves in their garage and the quality reflects as much. There are
also the more industrial arcade type booths meant for malls and restaurants but that doesn’t work in this scenario. We are offering the best solution and the easiest way to get into photo booth rental business. And it pays for itself in about 12 bookings.
Why spend months trying to figure out how to build your own photo booth when you can start making money now. We only wish we would have had this option when we got started. We would’ve jumped on it in a heartbeat.