Photo: Thompson Photography Group
If there’s one modern wedding tradition we love, it’s the photo booth. Who among us hasn’t woken up the morning after a wedding or party, rolled over, and smiled at the photo strips from the night before filled with the smiling faces of friends and relatives?
The great news is there are tons of new and innovative types of photo booths out there, some that print photo strips or singles, others that email or text digital pics to your guests on the spot, and others still that create GIFs and slow-motion videos! We also love how wedding photo booths do double-duty providing a unique activity for guests as well as a take-home favor.
Keep reading to find out which of the many types of photo booths is right for your big day.
Open-Air Photo Booth
Among the most popular types of photo booths, this booth-less photo station will involve a camera on a tripod or table. It might come with a background and props, or just the camera itself — then you can create your own custom backdrop. To use, your guest presses “start,” the countdown begins, and a few photos are taken. Some photo booth companies offer on the spot printouts, while others invite guests to input their phone numbers or email addresses to receive photos digitally.
Old-School Photo Booth
The classic mall photo booth, this one requires guests to get cozy in a booth and make a series of funny faces, then end up with a printout of their hilarious shenanigans. It always cracks us up to see way too many guests pile into a wedding photo booth—the shots are sure to be memorable! We also love when couples have the photo booth print multiple copies of the images, for the guests to keep and also to place in a guest book.
Slow-Motion Video Photo Booth
Want to ensure your guests have sore cheeks from smiling at your wedding? Opt for a slow-motion video booth that allows your guests to create short clips in hyper-slow motion. The results are always funny, no matter what happens in the booth.
Photo: blue martini photography
GIF-Maker Photo Booth
Go one step beyond flat photography and hire a photo booth company that allows your guests to create animated GIFs that they can easily share on social media. Who needs GIF reaction shots from movies and TV shows when you can create them with your friends IRL? Definitely one of the coolest types of photo booths out there!
Flip Book Photo Booth
If GIFs and slo-mo videos are a bit too high-tech for your taste, why not hire a photo booth company that makes flip books instead? It’s definitely one of the more nostalgic photo booth ideas, and there’s nothing quite as delightfully old school as a tiny book that shows a mini movie when pinched and flipped at high speed.
360-Degree Photo Booth
One of the most unique photo booth ideas, let your guests see themselves from all sides with a 360-degree photo booth — it’s an incredible way to freeze a moment in time, and then check it out from every angle. There are some photo booth companies that offer a multi-camera photo booth that will let you see your wedding from every angle.
Green Screen Photo Booth
Your guests can travel to far-off lands — without ever leaving your wedding venue — with a green screen photo booth for your wedding. The green backdrop will allow your friends to choose what’s behind them in their photos, which is sure to be hilarious.
Print From a Hashtag—Without a Photo Booth
This kind of “photo booth” doesn’t require a booth at all — you rent a printer instead! Choose a creative and unique hashtag from your wedding, and then ask your guests to tag and share their photos throughout your event. Then, using printer services, you can print out any photos tagged with your wedding hashtag.