FAQ’s | Proper Photobooths

FAQ’s

FAQ’s

Here are some frequently asked questions, answered ūüôā

WHAT IS A PHOTO BOOTH?
If you haven’t been to a wedding or event with a photo booth there, you are missing out!
It’s a modern take on a passport photo booth, but much more fun…
Our amazing booth has been carefully chosen by us to make sure it can fit as many people in as possible (6 comfortably, 8 at a push, unlike other booths that claim these numbers!) looks great (it is gloss white but has up lighters on the outside that can change colour to suit your theme and make it stand out so that your guests actually use it!) It also has the latest tech inside for reliability, speed, and more importantly, FUN!
We provide you with a plethora of different props, from silly wigs, funny glasses, crazy hats, moustaches on sticks, blow up instruments, and many more, and you go into the booth with some other friends, strike a pose and let the booth take your photo.
You get up to 4 poses during each visit, with 10 seconds in between to find your next funny pose before the flash goes again.
When your 4 photos have been taken, you will receive 2 instant prints of your session to keep, if there is a guestbook then one copy one will be stuck into it for guests to write their best wishes next to. This is a great keepsake for guests and event hosts, especially at weddings and birthday parties!
Our booth packages offer unlimited visits during your session, so you and your guests can have as many photos as you like to remember the day, the fun way!

WHAT AREAS DO YOU COVER?
We are based in the heart of the West Midlands in Halesowen, around 7 miles from Birmingham.
The prices listed on our website cover the Midlands area within a 30 mile radius of B63.
We will generally travel anywhere in England & Wales¬†but¬†if your event is outside our “free travel”¬†area, it¬†will usually incur a small travelling charge which we try to keep as reasonable as possible.
If you are unsure, please ask ūüôā
Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Coventry, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Birmingham, West Midlands.

HOW LONG DO YOU NEED TO SET UP THE BOOTH?
We will arrive around 1 hour before your start time to set up the booth. If your booth is to be set up somewhere where your guests will be, please be aware of this.

We try to be as quiet as possible, but depending on your itinerary it may be worth considering having the booth set up before your guests arrive, although this “standing time” is an extra cost.
So for example, if your party starts at 7:30pm, but you wanted the booth to run from 8:30-11:30pm, then we would arrive at 6pm to set up for the start of your party at 7pm, and you would pay an hour standing charge to have start time delayed until 8pm.
You could also book a 30 minute break for speeches, a buffet, or a live band for example.

Please ask if you are unsure about when the best time to start the booth would be.

HOW BIG IS THE BOOTH?
The booth is 2.1 x 1.3 x 2.1 Metres (Length x Width x Height)
We require a pre-determined floor space near a double plug socket of at least 3Metres x 2Metres as guests will need somewhere to stand to put props on, and to queue.
We also ask that a 4-6ft table is supplied by the venue for us to display our props.

WHAT ARE ‘INSTANT PRINTS’?
They are exactly as they sound. We have a top end professional Mitsubishi double decker Sub-Dye photo printer that prints instantly dry photos¬†in 8 seconds, so by the time you have taken your props off, it’s usually ready. It’s the same type of printer that you see in the self print desks at Boots & Max Spielmann, giving gorgeous vibrant, glossy prints.

WHO CAN USE THE BOOTH?
The booth is by default, set up for adults to use. Children over around 4ft can usually also get their heads into the photo, but if they are any smaller than this, they will need to be picked up by an adult.
If it is to be used for a children’s party, then the booth can be setup for smaller people instead.
Unfortunately, if set up for adults,¬†venues and our insurance won’t allow¬†children to stand on chairs or stools due to health & safety risks.

CAN WE HAVE GREEN SCREEN AND NORMAL PHOTOS DURING OUR EVENT?
Unfortunately no, it’s one or the other. It has to be decided before the event if you are going to have a normal black curtain backdrop in your photos, or if you want to have your own backgrounds using a green screen. We can’t do both during one event as the booth software and background have to be set differently for each.

CAN WE HAVE PHOTOS AND VIDEO MESSAGES DURING OUR EVENT?
YES! If you choose the video messages extra, a logo will appear on the touchscreen for guests in the booth to either choose to record a video message to the host(s) or have their photo taken!

WHAT IF THE BOOTH SYSTEM CRASHES?
If in the unlikely event that the software crashes, a reboot of the system only takes a few minutes and then the booth should be back up and running. If it takes longer than 5 minutes to get the booth back up and running, then we will stay over to make up for the lost time.

CAN WE CUSTOMISE OUR PRINTS?
YES!
You can choose from lots of different templates in 4×6″ postcard size prints, or the ever popular 2×6″ Strip prints.
You have 4 poses on each print.
You can have text with the event name or message in your chosen colour, or a company logo on there.
You can choose the background image on the print too!
We go through all of this with you the¬†week before your event, so that it’s all ready to go on the big day.

HOW DOES A GUESTBOOK WORK?
You get 2 sets of prints with our packages, and if you purchase a guest book, we make sure that one set of prints is inserted into the guestbook, and that your guests write a message next to their photo. It’s a great keepsake to look back on.

DO YOU PUT ALL OF THE PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK OR THIS WEBSITE?
By default, yes, but this is entirely your choice. We love putting photos of our events on Facebook and our website, and most people love to see them on there as they can share them, and use them as profile pictures! But if you just want them uploaded to a private gallery on our website for your guests to view with a password only given to you, then that is also fine by us. Please do let us know if this is your preference, as we usually upload them the day after the event.

IS YOUR EQUIPMENT PAT TESTED?
Yes, all of our electrical appliances are PAT tested to ensure their safety

ARE YOU INSURED?
Yes, we have full public liability insurance up to £2Million

WHY CHOOSE A PROPER PHOTOBOOTH?
Apart from our AMAZING LOW PRICES and everything that you get for that price, we are a team of photographers and videographers who have a passion for quality images.
We aren’t for example, just a big¬†faceless events company¬†sending out booths run by young kids paid cash to¬†cover an event for them with no interest or knowledge in¬†what they are doing like many¬†we have seen at weddings we have photographed and filmed over the years!

We aren’t ‘weekend warriors’ who do this for a bit of extra cash to supplement their 9-5 job on a weekend and lack commitment.

We’ll do our very best to make sure your event is fun for all (we love our job!) and goes without a hitch.

All equipment is owned by us and all events are run by us, not subcontracted to others who may let you down if they get a better paid offer.

Its our full time job, it’s our brand, our name and reputation, and its your big day! It HAS to be right.

 

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