Choosing a Photo Booth Rental Company
Are you planning to rent a photo booth for an upcoming event? Regardless of the occasion – a wedding, a charity event, a corporate party – a photo booth will simply make everything more memorable. If you ask those who have rented or used one, expect them to rave about the experience.
One thing great about photo booth rentals is you have plenty of providers to pick from. So how do you actually choose one?
Truth is, there are many photo booth rentals out there that don’t produce true photo quality prints. That’s why before committing to a certain provider online, always ask them to mail you samples. Check out at least two or three samples and compare their pictures to see the difference.
Make sure you ask how big the file sizes will be. You’ll never know when your next one-in-a-million shot comes along. Be sure you can enlarge the print it when it does.
When you talk about photo booths, the larger, the better. A bigger both equals more people accommodated and more possibilities too.
Yes, photo crop makes a difference. In most cases, rentals use a horizontal crop that only works for up to three people. Find a booth that uses a vertical crop so more people can be allowed in each picture or there will be enough space to strike a good pose.
This event must be important or you wouldn’t even think of getting a photo booth. Ensure that your chosen provider will be useful from the start all the way to the end. In other words, make sure they have backup equipment in case anything fails. You won’t believe how many of these so-called “providers” are working off a cellphone and have literally a single booth. What happens if that one and only booth breaks down the night ahead of your event? You really need to do some homework before choosing a provider. Online reviews can be so useful.
Another thing you’d like to know about a photo booth provider is their procedure for storing files. For starters, how long will they be keeping the files, just in case you lose your DVD? Are the files saved in a crash-prone hard drive?
Lastly, be sure that your agreement with the provider is put in black and white for mutual protection. And take not of the terms related to running time. Some companies will only guarantee 70% of the total agreed running time. The question is, will they charge you 70% of the bill? This does sound crazy but be sure to clear this issue before signing the contract. There’s no reason they should keep you from getting your full money’s worth. As a client, you have every right to demand it.