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DIY Photobooth for Weddings

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Photo booths are all the rage right now. And I LOVE the idea. It is a great way to get really fun shots of everyone involved in your wedding.

You could rent a photo booth that spits out a strip of images, or you can get crafty and do your own photo booth. I even think DIY booths look..... dare I say.... better, than the roll-in ..all-in-one booths.

So here are some tips to make your photo booth a huge success.

How cute and simple would this be?

Step One: Decide where your booth will be set up. Pick an out of the way space at your reception. A corner away from dancing and food works the best.

Step Two: Decide who will be in charge of your booth. Your photographer may have an assistant that can man the booth for you. If not grab a friend or family member and put them in charge of it. Having a preteen, or teen is not a good idea. You want these to be awesome portraits, so pick someone who at least is interested in photography.

Props are a must.

 Step Three: BUY props. There are tons of online prop shops and free printables to download. Just print cut and hot-glue onto sticks. Think feather boas, sombrero hats, funky signs, sunglasses.

Step Four: Plan your backdrop and secure a camera. If your photographer is helping he/she might have studio lights for her assistant to use. (Usually there is a small fee from the photographer). Below are a couple examples of how to create your backdrop.

PVC backdrop stands an be made by following this diagram. Fabric can then be secured in place by clamps. You can even sew pockets to slip over the pipe. Be sure to use sandbags to hold this in place if you are taking it outside.

Step Five:  Put out signs directing people to use the props and booth. Encourage your wedding party to partake early so guest are encouraged to step up.

Have fun with this idea, can't wait to see it in action this wedding season.

All images were found online and not taken by me.  For more image ideas visit Pinterest, or type in PHOTOBOOTH Ideas in your search bar.

Happy Thursday!

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