There are so many Photobooth options out there and can be very confusing when hiring a Photo Booth. As companies charge different rates and provide different types, this blog will help when choosing the correct service for your Event or Wedding Reception.
Photo Booth hire has become a very popular choice for event organizers and wedding couples. They are a fantastic fun way to record memories of a special event, with lots of quickie props to give you some creative shots. Technology has come a long way since the photo booth began operation, and plenty of technological breakthroughs were required to it to that point in the first place.
The first patent for the automated photo machine was filed in 1888, the following year French inventor T.E. Enjalbert showed off a working coin-operated photographic machine
The traditional Enclosed Photo Booth enables individuals, couples, and groups (max of 5 people) to take fun photos at events or Weddings creating an opportunity to have lots of photogenic fun. At the World Fair in Paris, but the press was not impressed by the results. In 1912 the Ashton-Wolff automatic photo machine was born. An individual sat on a stool facing the lens, which was surrounded by a large box-like casing. Once the photo was taken a sign lit up saying that the person could stand that their portrait would emerge from the device in four minutes. The technology clearly had a long way to go…
The inventor of the photo booth is regarded as Anatol Josepho a Siberian immigrant to the US who learned the trade of photography to help fund his travels. Joesph patented the ‘Photomation’ in 1925, a Photo Booth that developed eight photos in eight minutes. He had to raise £11,000 to construct a prototype- that’s nearly £150,000 in today’s money. Josepho’s studio saw 280,000 customers in the first 6 months opening until 4 pm to meet demand. By the second world war, there were over 30,000 working photo booths in the US alone.
Photo Booths quickly established themselves in popular culture. We saw them appear in countless TV shows and films, and artists such as Andy Warhol used them as the foundation of artworks. Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, and countless other stars used Photo Booths. From the ‘50s through to the 80s’ Photo Booths were everywhere.
In the early 2005’s Photo Booth rental becomes very popular it all started in the United States primarily for Wedding Reception, Birthdays Parties, Corporate Events, and proms parties. The printing of unlimited photos with the attendant to service the Photo Booth. Online image hosting, with contact discs containing the images. The Photo Booth rental started appearing in the UK from around 2008, a boom began in 2012 many Photo Booth companies started.
The Fully Enclosed Photo Booth was one of the most popular versions it gives the opportunity for guests to go behind the curtain with props and take silly or serious photos at events such as Weddings, Corporate Parties, or Private gatherings. Invite Events started hiring Photo Booths in 2014 and quickly become a huge success. The structure is built and looks very similar to the early versions but with a twist now offering green screen technologies, social media options, and email possibilities. Click for more details on booking this service.
In 2016 in an exciting new Photobooth concept was launched and became popular the Magic Mirror Photo Booth, which uses the same concept of a photo booth. The new novelty of the Magic Mirror Photobooth I that it can now take full-length photos as supposed to the traditional head and shoulder images. It’s fully interactive and with increased technologies with a touch screen.
As cameras on phones become a modern-day obsession with the influences of social media and celebrity culture. A new Photobooth concept was develop using people’s personal phones to interact with new software designed to capture onto a big screen while printing. The Selfie Wizard Photo Booth was born, click here to see a great video and full details.
The three options Invite Events offers are the perfect solution for any Wedding Reception, Corporate Events, Private Celebration. Each option gives advantages but similar results. Some providers will charge less but not always give the best impact on your event as cheaper versions will cut corners. We suggest check what type of Photo Booth you are booking and the finer details. Is the company respectable and recommended? Ask questions such as: what does it come with? For how long? Does it print within 10 seconds? How many copies? Is an attendant regularly available? Can I customize my print layout? What type of structure? Fully Enclosed, Green Screen, Magic Mirror type, etc? Does your Magic Mirror come with a backdrop, red carpet, choose of different frames?
Invite Events us Foto Master which are the best Magic Mirror Photo Booths money can buy. You can choose from five different backdrops, red carpet, three frame options, customized animations. Hire within the Hampshire, Surrey, and surrounding areas For all details click here
Invite Events Fully Enclosed Photo Booth is one of the best out their form Photobooths UK which uses one of the most advanced of software available. The structure is built from scratch and comes with a customized green screen and prints. Click for all details
Selfie Wizard Photo Booth was the first of its kind and developed by Toni Cavallo a Photo Booth pioneer within the South Coast area.
All our Photos Booths come with backup equipment and prints within 10 seconds. Contact us for further information on hiring one of our Photo Booths within the Hampshire, Surrey, and surrounding areas.
Fully Enclosed Green Photo Booth for hire throughout Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex and surrounding areas
Magic Mirror Photo Booth for a Wedding or Event within Hampshire, Surrey and surrounding areas.
Selfie Wizard Photo Booth capture photos with your phone at any Wedding or Event. Hampshire, Surrey and surrounding areas.
Wedding DJ Service throughout Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex and surrounding areas.
Mobile DJ Service available throughout Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex and surrounding areas
Corporate DJ Service for Summer, Christmas and Events launches etc across Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex and surrounding areas.
White Starlit Dance Floor for hire accross Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex and surrounding areas .
Dancing on the Clouds (Dry Ice) perfect for a first dance aviabile to hire throughout Hampshire, Surrey and surrounding areas.
Four Foot Giant Letters available across Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex and surrounding areas .
Four Foot Giant Numbers for hire throughout the Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex and surrounding areas.
White Wedding Bouncy Castle for a Wedding or Event for hire throughout Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex and surrounding areas
MR & MRS or LOVE letters for hire throughout Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex and surrounding areas.
I contacted these guys really last minute when I had been let down by other hire company, nothing was a problem for this company and the light up letters provided were brilliant. Arrived and collected on time without having to chase, well done Invite Events.Linda Barnes Giant LED 50 Numbers x 2 & FIFTY Letters
Really well done!
They kept the party going all night, the set up looked really nice and all of our guests had an amazing time!
I defiantly recommend Invite-Events if you are planning a party.
Arrived early. Set up perfectly. Had amazing communication throughout booking and on the. The Magic Mirror went down a storm with our staff and our DJ played all the hits! Would highly recommend and will use again.Ice Cleaning Corporate Event 22nd November 2019
I held a Masonic Ladies night at the Village Hotel Portsmouth 25th Sept 2021. Easy to book the event for 2020 and subsequently re-booked for 2021 with no hassle. Good communication and value. Sent a list of songs I wanted play prior to the night. Music played was perfect for the event and we had a busy dance floor till the early hours. No hesitation in recommending!Matthew Burrell Professional DJ Service
Wedding Reception Compton Village Hall 22nd July 2017
We were really impressed with the DJ. The music was really good and pitched just right for our wedding. He was helpful , courteous and accommodating which made our made our evening run smoothly. Thank you John.Erica and James
Wedding Reception Private Marquee 24th June 2017
Amazing DJ for our wedding. Day couldn’t have gone better. Highly recommended.Ali and Andrew
Thank you Jon for a top, top night and certainly one we all will remember. First of all he’s a top bloke, goes out his way to make sure he knows what you want and very easy to get on with.
The ‘Magic Mirror’ went down a storm and left the guests with great souvenirs. Also the album given to us at the end, with all the images and comments left was a lovely touch. The two helpers at the ‘Magic Mirror’ were lovely and polite also very patient with the guests who by then had a few to drink.
I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him and guests have already asked for his details. Thanks once again Jon.Mr & Mrs Platt 14/05/2019
Wedding Reception 5th August 2017
I hired a DJ for my wedding on the 5th August and although timings were wrong he arrived early – better early than late! The DJ was very polite and was happy to wait around until we could organize space for him to set up. He played a selection of songs and took requests. Songs requested where not your usual wedding songs but he was still happy to play them which is good considering my husband is a keen rapper. Overall, if I had to hire a DJ again I would definitely contact them! Thank you for making the day extra special!Cathleen
Would like to say a huuuge thank you to John for being our dj at our wedding reception, he was very helpful when we met him and really listened to what we wanted. He done an amazing job he really worked with the crowd and not once was there a song playing without anyone dancing, you can see it’s not just a job for him but generally really enjoys doing it, would highly recommend! And have even recommended to someone I know getting married xx
Thank you again!! XxKaylee Read
John was very knowledgeable and helpful from beginning to end. From our first phone call we realised that he was very experienced. He met us at home to discuss our ideas and iron out a few details. Including how to deal with the venues sound limiter!
The up lighting was a fantastic addition to our venue during the day and evening. It transformed the room to give it a little extra colour and ambience. They were wireless and so could be placed anywhere, which helped a lot as our venue didn’t have many power sockets!
The photo booth was a fun part of our evening- although I wouldn’t recommend wearing green else you might disappear into the background! They provided a lovely book for guests to put copies of their photos with a message which was a lovely touch!
As for the disco. The dance floor was rarely empty! We had the chance to make suggestions which gave John a good idea as to what type of party we were, but he was great at reading the room and playing songs which kept the mood high.
We would definitely recommend John and his team for you wedding!
Wedding Reception Andy & Lorna DJ Service Gatton Hall Surrey 5th August 2017
Thank you so much, you were all amazing. Everyone loved the Magic Mirror and the music was awesome. We all had a great night so many thanks again.Lorna and Andrew
Wedding Reception DJ Service Mr & Mrs Hamilton 5th August 2017
We used invitation entertainment for our evening wedding reception. Everyone enjoyed the evening and loved the music. Can highly recommend!Mrs Hamilton
Simon’s 50th Birthday Party Eastleigh Football Club 22nd July 2017
Used Invitations Entertainment for my 50th birthday party ..
I was very impressed with the professional service i received , my guests and friends all gave me good feedback and were entertained and danced the whole night long …I would definitely recommend Invitations Entertainment and will certainly use them again in the future !! Thank you John so much for making my party a massive hit with everyone !!!
Had Matt Croft DJ my birthday last Saturday he was awesome!! He smashed it and majority of my friends said it was the Best party they’ve been to!Ollie Paget
We used this company for our wedding reception, John is an absolute diamond, he was amazing from booking him to finishing at the wedding reception. He gives it 100%, you will not be disappointed, Fantastic he really is. Well done and thank you for making our reception one to remember, mr and mrs Nother xxBecky Nother
John helped make my party brilliant.
I know what I like and he took that on board. We worked it out together.
I hired the Magic Mirror for my wedding on the 1st April 2018. The service was brilliant – very professional in the run up to the wedding and on the day. The Magic Mirror was a great hit for guests as they got to keep the photos as did we! It was lovely to have a copy of all the photos taken! The quality of the Magic Mirror was exceptional! A great selection of props and it was interactive – which the kids loved! A great way to capture the evening of the wedding. So glad we chose Invitations Entertainment – highly recommended to friends and family!! Thank you!
Durand Lowe 4th April 2018 John and his team provided a great evenings entertainment, DJ service, love lights, magic mirror and dancing on the clouds (brilliant effect for our first dance) for our wedding. Very professional and friendly. Would 100 % recommend you book invitations for your event.Katie Gilbrook