Thinking of hiring a photo booth for your big day?
You're probably thinking to yourself how hard can it be to pick a photo booth company to go with in Melbourne? They all have a camera and take pictures, don't they? All that really changes between different suppliers is price and why not just go for the cheapest? This couldn't be far enough from the truth.
Different photo booth companies can vary so much and all in different areas and this is important to note because this changes the quality of the product you're hiring so so much! These areas to be mindful are things like professionalism, experience, reliability and the quality of images - Remember not all the photo booth suppliers are doing this as a full-time role.
To make things easier for everyone the Kapture Booth team have put together 3 important things to look for when considering of hiring a photo booth company:
1. DO YOUR HOMEWORK - CHECK THEM OUT ONLINE
We would advise everyone to check out the company you're looking at hiring on Facebook and Google and ask yourself these questions:
Do the reviews make sense? Are the reviews gathered over a long period of time? Because believe it or not you can actually buy reviews online. Are these images actually owned by the business and taken from the photo booth? Because again you can buy images online called "stock images"
If you can't confirm any of the above questions, I'd suggest this business is possibly not reliable nor is it professional at all and I'd be careful. We get phone calls all the time because the business they went with hasn't showed or they cancelled at the last minute and then we come to the rescue.
2. INCLUSIONS - WHATS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
Don't assume everything is included in the standard price. Most photo booth suppliers will try and cut costs by excluding things in the "standard" price. This makes them look more affordable and therefore people book them to only find out in the end that they are paying more because they need to purchase all the additional extras. These are the things you will need with your photo booth hire:
Guest Book - Check how many pages and the quality of the book.
Unlimited Prints - Do they actually mean unlimited prints or unlimited photo's?
Attendant - Does an attendant stay and help for the entire duration?
Set-up and ack-up - Is this outside the actual hire time, because you don't want it to chew up your time to use the photo booth.
Props - Make sure props are included if you want them. If you do want them make sure they are made of quality of material and not made from paper or cardboard.
Choice of Backdrop - Do you get a selection or do you need to pay an additional charge to swap?
Delivery/Travel - Is there an upfront travel fee included? This can really hurt you later on.
3. IMAGE QUALITY
From talking with numerous people at wedding expos, everyone's main concern is the quality of the output from a photo booth. So many people have had such bad experiences with other suppliers - Mainly because after their event they received their photos and the quality was poor and they had been tricked by "stock images" online.
Remember research is the key here - Check out the images from previous events they have done.
At Kapture Photobooth all their Retro, Mirror and Caravan Booths use high quality Canon DSLR cameras which capture all your images in high resolution. Feel free to check out their client galleries from hundreds of previous events we have completed.
Article by Kapture Photo booth.
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