How to Create a Picture Perfect Photo Booth (Part 2)

A few weeks ago, I posted the first part of a 2 part series (if that’s what I can call it) on photo booths. I have to re-emphasize how much I love photo booths. They are a lot of fun, and they offer a great souvenir from your event. They give everyone a chance to be goofy, and who doesn’t love having their picture taken?

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So since I already covered the topic of backgrounds last time, I am going to talk about the props you can use in the photo booth. These are great for even crazier photos, and they are relatively easy to make/buy. There are lots of pdf print-outs that you can use (which is what I did at my graduation party), or you can buy some off of Etsy, for things like kissy lips or emojis.

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Also have a stack of boas, crazy hats, huge glasses, and signs to hold up. I even had another banner to hold up at my graduation party.

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Get ready to for your close, smile, and say cheese! I would love to see some of your photos from photo booths, and tell me what you like about them!

samantha rae creative

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How to Create a Picture Perfect Photo Booth (Part 1)

A while back, when I talked about my graduation party, I promised that I would go into detail about photo booths for events. Well, here is part 1 of 2 on that! It is going to be all about the backgrounds today, since it is the base for all of the photos taken at the booth.

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I like to have a very basic backdrop to start with: it keeps everything clean and uniform, so the guests and props really pop against it. Sheets or curtains in pale colors, or classic neutrals (black, white, grey) are all great options. At my friend’s house, they had black floor length curtains on their patio doors. Close them up, and they were the perfect backdrop.

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Next, to add a little visual interest, do something with banners or streamers, or even a strand of colored twinkle lights, that go along with the party theme. There are plenty of tutorials on Pinterest (which is where I found a lot of these) so you can whip them out yourself (or another crafty friend).

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I’s also seen these balloon backgrounds on Pinterest, and I think they are really fun! They are just a little distracting for me.

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With a background like one of these, you can easily have great photos from any event (as long as the person knows how to work the camera). I would love to hear all of your thoughts!

samantha rae creative