Company Name: PhotosBooths
Interview with: Patrick Sampson
Location: London, covering weddings all over the country
What is PhotosBooths?
PhotosBooths is a professional photo booth provider. We cater to all types of events, including weddings, parties and corporate functions. We have a range of different booths available, and offer a wide selection of customisations so couples can tailor their photo booth to suit their theme.
How did PhotosBooths start and how long has the business been going?
PhotosBooths began in 2011 as photo booths started to gain popularity at weddings and parties around the UK. Several of our team members were professional wedding photographers, and noticed that booths started to appear at the weddings we were covering. We decided to start offering photo booth services, with an emphasis on great quality photos and affordable pricing.
Who works at PhotosBooths and what are your roles?
We have a small team of six attendants and assistants. All our team members have at least three years experience in the photo booth industry, and extensive training on every aspect of our booths.
Which areas do you cover?
Our main coverage areas are London and the Home Counties, but we have provided booths at weddings all over the country. We always try to accommodate our clients, wherever they need our services.
What services does PhotosBooths offer for weddings?
We specialise in photo booths and have a range of styles and types available. Our photo booths include selfie pods and fully enclosed booths, and we have a selection of different features available with each type of booth.
What type of packages do you offer?
Our photo booth packages come with a wide range of inclusions, no matter how long your hire period. Every package comes with…
- Complimentary guest book
- A wide choice of props
- Unlimited prints
- Print layout customisation
- HD video messaging
- Photo filters
- Background customisations
How long can couples hire the booth for?
There are no restrictions on the total length of hire, but most couples choose to hire our booths for three or four hours. This should provide ample time for all of your guests to have some fun in the booth. However, we have had some booths hired for as long as eight hours for a wedding.
How many pictures do you provide for guests?
All our packages include unlimited prints, so your guests can have as many photos as they like. We also make sure there is an extra copy of each photo strip to stick into the guest book.
Do the bride and groom get a copy of all the pictures?
Yes, the bride and groom receive both a hard copy of their prints (within their guest book), and a digital copy which they are can reprint and distribute on social media.
What props are available for guests?
We have a wide range of props available, including masks, wigs, giant microphones, novelty hats, glasses, and all the usual props that guests enjoy at weddings. We are regularly ordering in new props, and always try to accommodate special requests.
What sets PhotosBooths apart from other photo booth hire companies?
The two main aspects are our affordable prices and our passion for high-quality photos. Our photo booth packages start from as little as £260, and our photo booths produce studio-quality photos.
Describe PhotosBooths in three words.
Professional, affordable, reliable
Tell us a little bit about ‘A Day in the Life of’ PhotosBooths
We have events on almost every day of the week throughout the year, so we’re always busy. Most events are in the evenings, so our mornings usually involve admin work and booth maintenance. Our admin involves replying to quote requests, liaising with clients and preparing customised print layouts. Our photo booth maintenance includes recharging batteries, uploading previous event photos, cleaning the touchscreens, testing all the electrics, and ensuring the booth is in great shape for the next event.
When it is time to leave for an event, we always leave ample time to travel to the venue in case of unforeseen traffic and delays. Once there, we quickly and quietly assemble the booths before guests start their fun.
Our attendants always stay with the booth, helping guests use the booth and write in the guest book. At the end of the booking, our attendants swiftly remove the booth from the venue, leaving the guests to enjoy the rest of the event.
Random question… If you could have anyone in your photo booth, who would it be and why?
I have always thought it would be interesting to meet King Henry VIII. He would also likely be the largest person to have entered one of our booths.