Photo Booth Frequently Asked Questions

What’s a “MeBo”?

How are your “Memory Booths” different from traditional photo booths?

Why should I get a photo booth for my wedding?

How long does it take to set-up?

Do I need to provide or do anything for the photo booth?

How much space do you need to set up your photo booth?

Are your photo booths manned?

How many prints do the guests get?

Can I customize the logo on the printouts?

Can I provide my own props?

Do you also offer wedding photography services (non-photo booth)?

How early do I need to reserve my date?

How much does all this cost?

Do you charge for prints?

Are you available for events besides weddings?

Where are you located?  And how far are you willing to travel?

Ok, I’m sold! How do I get started?!

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What’s a “MeBo”?

MeBo is short for Memory Booth!  If you can’t tell, we’re all about making memories!  We create the opportunity, you bring the guests.  The result?  awesome memories you’ll look back on and get a kick out of!

How are your “Memory Booths” different from traditional photo booths?

We don’t pretend to have re-invented the wheel here. The idea is almost the same:  have a setup where guests can get together and take some (often) crazy pictures of themselves having fun! So what’s the difference? In a word: technology! Taking advantage of super high quality digital SLRs and lenses available today, adding in professional studio lighting (a big step up from the lighting you’ll find in a traditional machine photo booth), and providing a much more open space for them to move around in, what you’ve got are results similar to the traditional photo booths, but with much higher quality and potential for creativity!  This modern version of the photobooth is also known around the internet as a “Crazybooth”!

High quality image files are saved for you to use however you like (greeting cards, thank you cards, albums, etc…). Props get your guests’ creative juices flowing. The wider space makes ideas for dynamic poses practically endless! We provide an attendant who helps out with ideas and suggestions and actually takes the shots (no more 1-2-3-4 shots in quick succession without time to plan for the next shot!) An LCD TV gives them immediate feedback so they’re encouraged to try even more ideas! And of course, the final result: a print out of pictures they took, one copy for every person in the group that came through! You’ll literally have people lining up for their turn!

Basically, we’ve taken a great idea to begin with and kept up with the times! Not really new…but definitely improved!

(for the sake of easy understanding, from here on out, we’ll simply refer to our “Memory Booths” as “photo booth”, but you know what we’re talking about!)

Why should I get a photo booth for my wedding?

To answer that question, consider this thought: your wedding is a special day. Not only is it a day where two individuals are joined together as one, but it is a day where two separate families, two communities of friends, are brought together. Many of them, you will not see again for months or even years. And chances are, you will never again have this opportunity where all these loved ones are gathered together to focus in on you and to celebrate with you.

The question then is, don’t you want to have something to remember them by? In 30 years, when signatures in a guest book become just a list of names, when the details of decorations, venues, menus, etc, have all but faded from your mind, wouldn’t you like to be able to remember (and even visualize!) one of the most important parts of your wedding day–the family and friends who came out to support and celebrate with you?

For us and our wedding, the answers to those questions were a resounding ‘yes!’ And we have a feeling the same might hold true for you too!

How long does it take to set-up?

It takes us about 45 minutes to get everything set up and tested (and roughly the same to pack up).  We always make sure everything is perfectly ready before call time.  So please note that we’ll need access to your venue about an hour in advance of the start time.

Also, please note that setup & teardown time does NOT come out of the time included in your packages. If you request our 3-hour package, you will get 3 full hours of photobooth fun! So as an example (just to be crystal clear), if you have us for 3 hours, from 6-9, we’ll arrive at 5 for setup, begin service at 6, shut down at 9, cleanup and be out of there by 10.

Do I need to provide or do anything for the photo booth?

Our needs are really simple! We just need space, a single available outlet, and two chairs! For those requesting our Scrapbooking package, we’ll also need a table (any size) for the scrapbook station. We’ll also ask you to provide a custom logo/monogram for the printouts (more on that a couple questions down). That’s it!

How much space do you need to set up your photo booth?

We’ll take as much space as you can give us!  At a minimum though, we’ll need an 8 ft x 10 ft space set aside to fit everything in.  Unlike traditional photobooths, our setup is complete with professional studio lighting and backdrop, which require a little extra floor space.

Are your photo booths manned?

Yes they are!  Two of us will be there to make sure everything runs smoothly.  We’ll offer pose suggestions when people are stuck (or to help them kick it up a notch!), make sure everybody gets a turn (sometimes people just can’t get enough!), and of course also take care of printing photostrips for everyone!

How many prints do the guests get?

Unlike machine photobooths, where each group receives either 1 or 2 copies of the photostrip, because our photobooth is person-operated, for every group that goes into the booth, we print out one copy for each person! That means groups of 4 get 4 copies, groups of 15 get 15 copies, and so on. For events where the Scrapbook option is requested, we print one extra copy on top of that to be used in the scrapbook.

Can I customize the logo on the printouts?

Yes! Actually we prefer that you do! We want the logo/monogram to be exactly what you want it to be, matching the rest of theme of your event, unique to you and your party! And so depending on which print layout you choose (photostrip or postcard), we’ll give you a template so that you know the space you have to play around with and then when you have something prepared, we’ll do some test prints to make sure that everything looks okay printed. For those who are a bit more challenged when it comes to these things, we’re happy to help out with preparing the logo.

Can I provide my own props?

Absolutely! In fact we encourage you to provide fun things that are specific to you to use as props! All you need to do is leave them at the venue for us and we’ll make sure your guests use them, then set them aside for you to pick up afterward.

Do you also offer wedding photography services (non-photo booth)?

Wedding photography really is an art and we don’t take it lightly at all.  We have had experience shooting a few weddings and have decided that that’s best left up to those who absolutely love doing it!  And as for us, we stick to what we love doing:  Memory Booths!

We know there are some photographers who do both.  Having also been in that situation, we’ve realized how difficult it is to run back and forth between you (the stars of the occasion) and your guests (also important!).  We’re here to complement the photographer you’ve already hired.  Let them focus on capturing magical moments centered around you.  We’ll make sure we don’t miss the fun that happens in the background!

How early do I need to reserve my date?

The earlier, the better!  Shoot us an email and we’ll let you know if the date is still available! If it is, you’ll have priority for the date for 2-weeks while you research & compare your photobooth options and we figure out together whether we’re a good fit for your event or not.

How much does all this cost?

Take a look at our pricing page!   We’ve got several packages and we’re confident one of them will fit in well with your event planning! We want to cater to you and your needs so feel free to ask about customizing any of our packages!

All prices already include tax, so basically what you see are the exact totals you can expect*. We don’t like to play games with pricing, whether it be haggling or “upselling” over the phone, which is why all our pricing listed publicly. We want those who contact us to already know and be comfortable with exactly what they’re getting themselves into so that our communication can be more about getting to know each other and readying for the fun we’ll be having together!

*the only additional “fees” we have are for events that are outside of our area of coverage (ie. more than 45 miles from us) and credit card processing fee (for those who cannot pay by check and would rather use credit card)

Do you charge for prints?

Nope! We don’t want your guests dealing with placing orders, finding change, or anything that would distract them from either the main focus (you!) or keep them away from the simple fun of taking pictures in the photobooth! So, as mentioned above, everybody who takes pictures gets a copy of the printouts and, after the evpictures that were taken available online (in a password-protected gallery) for downloading free!

So not only do you receive a DVD of all your pictures to use however you like, all the images from your event will be easily accessible to your guests on our website, forever. Finally, we also place some of our favorites our Facebook page to keep your guests talking about all the fun they had at your event!

Are you available for events besides weddings?

You bet we’re open to other types of events!  If you want memories captured, we’re there!  That means office parties, school events, sweet 16s, quinceneras, bar/bat mitzvahs, engagements, graduations, reunions, etc.  Basically, if you’ve got people gathered and you want some crazy photo taking, memory making fun, that’s what we’re all about!  Please contact us for more info!

Where are you located?  And how far are you willing to travel?

We currently serve the Los Angeles and Orange counties. To be exact, all our prices include travel to a 45-mile radius centered around Hacienda Heights, CA. For events outside this area, there will be an extra cost to cover transportation expenses.  Please contact us directly for your specific needs!

Ok, I’m sold! How do I get started?!

To get started, just head over to our contact page and drop us a line with the details of what you’re looking into (ie. which package) and the date you’re interested in. That’ll get the dialogue going and we can start hashing out the details of the timing, location, and things like that. After all that is set, we’ll put together a service contract for you to review, sign, and mail in with your deposit to reserve your date. Once that is taken care of, we’ll work on finalizing a design for the logo that will go on your photo strip printouts (if applicable). Finally, we’ll just need some logistic details (parking, loading/unloading, etc) and we’re all set for your big day!

All that will be left to do is to enjoy the moments on the day-of. Leave it to us to capture tons of awesome memories for you and your guests. Then, look for a package in the mail with everything that’s included in the package you selected and start thinking of ways to share and use those captures!  After that, we wish you the best and hope to see you again at another event of your friends and family!

That’s it! Simple process, great results! So what are you waiting for?  Contact us today!


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