The photo booth is back, and it’s come a long way since the days of the dime store model that spit out a strip of four B&W head shots. While that type of vintage photo booth can bring a fun and retro vibe to an occasion, modern photo booths are capable of so much more. The photo booths of today shoot in full color and are outfitted with high-tech touchscreen displays. They use the latest in high resolution photo printing technology, and some even have the ability to take high-definition videos. With all of these new innovations, it shouldn’t surprise you that photo booth backdrops have come a long way as well. Photo booths of old usually came with just one solid color sheet; today, the sky’s the limit. Why not have numerous backdrop styles on hand to satisfy any taste or preference? The following are some of the most popular and eye-catching photo booth backdrop choices available today:
1. Dazzle Them With SequinsSequin-encrusted backdrops are, by far, one of the favorite photo booth backdrops. Sequin backdrops work great for any type of party or formal event; they’re also ideal for dances and weddings. These backdrops shimmer like glitter and give a glamorous, sophisticated yet fun party vibe. Dazzle your photo booth clients with sequined backdrops in silver, gold, raspberry, teal, red, purple, pink and black.
Featuring: Gold Sequin Fabric Backdrop
2. Go Retro with Patterned Collapsible BackdropsAnother fun and energizing photo booth backdrop choice is the retro collapsible backdrop. These patterned backdrops offer throwback and vintage looks that are perfect for creating a stylish and festive atmosphere. Their collapsible feature allows for extremely easy setup and teardown, and they’re excellent for use in smaller spaces.
Featuring: Retro Red Collapsible Backdrop
3. Solid-Color Seamless PaperBrightly-colored seamless paper is another popular and versatile backdrop choice for photo booths. You can choose your favorite bold colors or find one that’s perfect for each specific party theme. Solid color seamless paper backdrops can be easily paired with fun prop sets, hats and other accessories for a truly memorable photo booth experience. Browse Pinterest for lots of great photo booth inspiration and ideas.
Photo Courtesy of Nicole Klym Photography
4. Creative Patterned BackdropsPatterned backdrops are another excellent photo booth option when you want a fun, creative party vibe. Patterned backdrop choices include damask, chevron, polka-dots, stripes, and much more. Whether the event is a birthday gathering, New Year’s party, wedding or luau, you’re sure to be able to find a patterned backdrop to complement any party theme.
Featuring: Brown Lattice Printed Backdrop
5. Unlimited Options with a Green ScreenIf you just can’t decide on a physical backdrop and/or you want to be able to offer your clients a multitude of options in the photo booth, a green screen option is the way to go. A chroma-key green screen backdrop will allow you to drop in virtually any scene or pattern under the sun to create the perfect look for your subjects. Digital backdrop images easily replace the green-toned backdrop behind the subject via computer, “magically” transporting your clients to another place, time or environment.
Photo Booth Setup TipsIt isn’t enough to just wheel your photo booth into a party or event and hope for the best. For optimal results with your photo booth service, consider the following tips:
- Location counts. If possible, set up your photo booth close to the bar; a little social lubricant never hurt a fun photo op!
- Bring your “A-game.” The photo booth attendant can make or break the experience for the guests, so bring a fun, festive and irreverent spirit to your job — or hire someone who can.
- Props. Be sure and bring along an array of props for guests to ham it up with. Lots of goofy hats and tiaras are a must; masks and funny glasses can also bring loads of fun to the event.
- Bring extras. Don’t forget to pack plenty of extra photo booth paper and ink.
Do you offer a photo booth as a part of your wedding photography packages? Share a tip with us for running a photo booth at a big event!
-Backdrop Express Photography Team
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