Six tips for getting the most photos at your event
Updated: Feb 14
When renting a photo booth, you will want to determine your “why” or your main reason for having the booth. Setting your expectations early will help us here at Neon Flamingo Photo Booth provide you with the best service possible. That way we can focus on wowing you and your guests and leave a lasting memory well after everything is over.
If you’re a “more is more” type person, taking as many photos as possible might be your number one priority. And let us tell you, we can make that happen!
Maybe you are looking to maximize your brand’s exposure…
or you want to fill your wedding scrapbook to the brim…
or you just plain know your event will have a lot of people in attendance…
…and you need to squeeze in as many photo sessions as possible.
Great! Let’s do it!
By working with Neon Flamingo Photo Booth, you are choosing a team that will work with you to get EXACTLY what you need with your photo booth experience without sacrificing quality to get it for you. So if your focus is on the quantity of photos from your event, we’ve got some tips to help you out:
1. Select a template with less photos
When planning your event and going through our pre-event process, you’ll have the opportunity to choose the design and layout for a photo template to match the look and feel of your event.
The number of photos on your template is the greatest determining factor for how long guests will spend at the booth per session. With less photos per template, guests will cycle through quicker. We recommend choosing templates with one or two photos if you want to accommodate more total sessions during your rental.
For more details on picking out the perfect template, check out our blog post.
2. Choose the location of the booth wisely
When thinking about the overall layout of your event space, consider where the booth will be located relative to everything else that’s happening. Planning to have your booth located in direct line of site of other popular activities (bar, dance floor, other attractions, etc.) will attract guests and keep a steady flow of users the entire rental period. If you have to position the booth elsewhere, make sure your guests know where to find it! Having additional signage or making announcements throughout the event will help your guests not miss out on the fun.
3. Forgo the props
Don’t get us wrong, we love our awesome assortment of high-quality, fun, photo-perfect signs and accessories (I mean, we picked them all out for a reason…). But if you need to get people through the line quicker, waiting for each person to select the BEST prop before each photo takes time. To speed things up, consider scrapping the props and letting each individual’s personality shine in their photos. Or if you still like the idea of having something fun to pose with, talk with us about having a curated selection of props instead of the whole shebang. Having fewer items to select from will help alleviate decision paralysis and keep things moving faster.
4. Lose the retakes
Have you ever met a pre-teen girl? Well we hate to tell you, but they’re not the only culprits when it comes to obsessively hitting that retake button in their efforts to take that perfect insta-worthy photo. Allowing guests the option to retake photos adds more time to each session. If you need to keep lines down and move guests through the booth, ditching the retake feature can help. Plus, sometimes the most candid photos end up being the best of them all.
5. Skip the prints
Walking away with a physical keepsake is often a favorite part of using a photo booth, but with everything going on social media, sometimes the digital copy is all you really need. If you need to alleviate congestion at the photo booth and keep the line moving constantly, eliminating the queue at the printer can help make that happen.
6. Extend your rental time
Obviously more time = more photo opportunities. If you know your event is going to have 1000+ people in attendance, a 3-hour rental just won’t be enough time to capture everyone that wants a photo (and let’s be honest, who’s going to come through the booth just one time?). Selecting a package with more time or adding additional hours to an existing package can open up the possibilities for your guests to really make the most out of the photo booth.
Now don’t worry - you don’t need to do EVERYTHING on this list in order to maximize the number of photos at your event. Choosing to implement even one or two of these tips will allow more people to take more photos and create awesome memories.
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