Do you want to have a photo booth at your event? The best place to begin is by deciding on the type of photo booth that will be used. There are now many different experiences to choose from, ranging from the traditional photo booth to an automated, robot option.
Learn about the 15 different types of photo booths that will ensure your event’s success.
Next, consider how you can make your photo booth stand out.
It can be difficult to come up with your own ideas, which is why we’ve compiled a list of the 30 best photo booth ideas for your next event or wedding. You can copy, modify, or use them as inspiration for your own ideas.
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Installation of Neon Lights
A romantic couple kisses in front of a photo booth lit up with red and blue neon lights.
Here’s a custom installation we created using rows of neon light tubes. To create a cool two-tone effect, use different colours on each side.
Because of how distinctive it is, it is an excellent way to draw a crowd to your photo booth. It’s a flexible concept that can be applied to a variety of events, from corporate dinners to product launches.
Backdrop with a chalkboard
A chalkboard backdrop is a unique and cost-effective way to personalise your event or wedding. If you’re artistic, you can make the drawings yourself; if not, hire an event or wedding stylist to assist you.
Several Hanging Frames
With this concept, you can incorporate photo frames into your photo booth. To create interesting photo opportunities for groups, hang several smaller frames from an arch.
A Big Vintage Frame
A single large photo frame in a vintage style works well as an alternative to multiple hanging frames. Decorate the frame with beautiful blooms and set it outside for a wonderfully romantic wedding piece.
Backdrop of a Giant Moon
This massive moon backdrop is absolutely magical—it will undoubtedly become the focal point of your party.
Use it to create a romantic fairytale atmosphere, ideal for weddings or other love celebrations.
Photo Booth with a Kaleidoscope
A kaleidoscope effect can be achieved digitally (by processing the images) or physically (by placing mirrors in front of the photo booth). We prefer physical experiences because it is so much more satisfying to have something you can see and touch.
Combine this with a GIF photo booth to create a highly interactive and one-of-a-kind experience.
Photo Booth with Infinity Mirrors
The kaleidoscope photo booth’s big brother is the infinity mirror photo booth. With a few strategically placed lights, you can create a stunning effect.
While it appears that you are in, well, infinite space, the setup is actually quite small. You walk into a small room with mirrors on all sides (including the floor and ceiling) for your shot.
Backdrop for Popcorn Balloons
Balloon garlands are an inexpensive way to decorate your party; simply go to your local gift store.
They are also extremely simple to erect! Simply tie the strings to a small hook, or tape them down if you’re feeling particularly lazy.
This popcorn balloon garland is ideal for a birthday or children’s party, as well as a movie night.
Backdrop Made of Dyed Fabric
Here’s a simple fabric backdrop with a bohemian, artsy vibe that would be ideal for weddings and outdoor parties. It’s incredibly simple to make—just hang the fabric from a copper pipe. Mix and match the colours and arrangements to create your own look.
Backdrop with Floating Confetti
Confetti and GIF photo booths are like peanut butter and jelly—they go together like peanut butter and jelly. However, cleaning up the confetti each time is a real pain. You don’t have to with this photo booth idea!
Instead of popping the confetti, use fishing line to suspend it in mid-air. It’s a striking backdrop for any photo booth.
If you have any curtains or drapes lying around the house, you can easily transform them into a lovely photo booth backdrop. It is, in fact, a simple trick used in many professional photography studios!
Look for white or pink drapes for weddings, and pair them with simple floral decorations.
Vintage Light Bulbs 12
Often, the best photo booth ideas are the most straightforward. In this case, you’ll simply need to buy a few vintage light bulbs. Hang them from an arch, fence, or other support, varying the heights to create visual interest.
You can easily pair this with a simple fabric backdrop for a more elegant and polished look that can be used for formal corporate events as well.
The Swing Booth
If you’re going to have a GIF or video booth, make sure there are plenty of opportunities for interaction so that your guests can move and dance around. What better way to do so than with a swing?
Style the swing to fit your event; this photo booth idea is ideal for gala dinners and other formal occasions. It is, however, simple to transform it for a vintage look or to create an outdoorsy vibe.
Green Wall Background
Green walls are a popular design element these days, and you might want to incorporate one into your photo booth. Some venues may even have one, in which case you simply place your photo booth in front of it.
If a plain green wall appears to be too plain for your tastes, you can dress it up with signs or floral arrangements. For weddings, you can make a sign with your names and hang it in the middle of the wall.
A neon sign is the best way to add an artistic and hip vibe to your photo booth. While these can be made to order (for example, for a product launch), you can also find off-the-shelf options. It’s an eye-catching way to draw people to your photo booth.
Photo Guest Book Photo Booth
Here’s a great wedding photo booth idea: have your guests place their photo booth prints in a guest book. Filling in the blank pages with photos and messages is a fun activity for your guests. Finally, you will receive a priceless and personalised album that you will cherish for the rest of your life.
Antique Phone Booth
The vintage telephone booth may no longer be functional, but it can still serve as a one-of-a-kind backdrop for your photo booth! Usually, you can find one on eBay or AliExpress. Alternatively, have your event stylist or production company build one from the ground up.
These old doors are the ideal setting for an outdoor wedding. You can make one yourself or rent one from a prop rental company—there are usually one in every city, with a wide variety of props to choose from.
Backdrop Made of Wooden Pallets
Wooden pallets are inexpensive and have an amazing rustic, worn appearance. You can use these to make a backdrop and combine them with chairs and old boxes to create a stunning photo booth setup. It’s like a stage set from a play!
Even better, you’re helping the environment by upcycling.
Instagram Photo Booth Frame
Make a personalised Instagram photo frame for your guests to pose in. It’s incredibly easy to make—just print it on foam board or thick paper and cut out the shapes. If you’re a brand, this is a great way to increase the number of followers on your Instagram account.
Rainbow Carpet and Backdrop
Here’s a unique photo booth concept we’ve never seen before: a backdrop that also doubles as a carpet! It’s similar to a red carpet experience, but much brighter—imagine walking down a long stretch and finally posing in front of it. What a great way to get people to notice your photo booth.
Photo Booth in the Ball Pit
We will never grow out of ball pits; relive your childhood with this interactive experience. Simply enter, have fun, and pose for the photo booth!
Because you can capture the moments when you’re jumping in or just throwing the balls around, a ball pit photo booth pairs well with GIF, video, or slow motion photo booths.
Silver Shimmer Tunnel
Here’s a one-of-a-kind installation that’s sure to turn heads. The silver shimmer tunnel is made of sequins or tiles and adds a lively, interactive element to the design. It makes an excellent feature wall for any type of event and can be customised to include any branding.
Photo Booth with a Trick Eye
Trick-or-treat museums are popular tourist destinations for good reason: they offer fantastic photo opportunities! You can replicate that experience in your photo booth by collaborating with a production company to create a set.
Photo Booth in an Upside Down Room
Photo booth in a room that is upside down
The upside down room photo booth is actually a type of trick eye photo booth, but we thought it was worth mentioning separately. This type of photo booth, like the trick eye effect, works by creating a mind-bending visual illusion.
There are numerous opportunities for creating a branded experience, which can easily become a permanent installation—for example, as a draw to your store.