DIY wedding photo booth

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I have seen few things produce better laughs than the results of a photo booth at a wedding reception. Unfortunately, renting them can run into the thousands, however, given a little favor-asking and some elbow grease, you can achieve similar results for much less.

The two things that make photo booths great are:

1. A lack of supervision

An unattended camera is going to produce much less inhibited results than one with a professional clicking the shutter.

2. Booze

Speaking of lowering inhibitions, there’s nothing like a little booze to get the funny bone warmed up, provided you’re over 21, of course.

First you need to find a DSLR, or digital SLR. You’ll definitely want to go digital for this because it will be no fun to see dollar signs every time someone hits the shutter. Next you’ll need a tripod and a remote leash. The remote leash is so that people can take pictures of themselves, while standing in front of the camera.

Lastly, you’ll need some fun backdrop for people to stand against, here’s mine:

I’m not sure of the total cost, but between the roll of kraft paper and the accordion paper decorations, I’m pretty sure I managed to keep it under $30. Luckily for us, our “photo booth” got a lot of love and a little wear and tear, but that just meant there were props! Here are some of my favorite images from the night.


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One Response to “DIY wedding photo booth”

  1. Color Symphony Says:

    like the idea of the multi-circle background. Thanks for the sharing.

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