The Photo Booth by Scherer Genius is a fully functioning, state-of-the-art recreation of the classic photo booth. It's an "open air" booth, meaning there's no walls, so there's no limit to the number of people you can squeeze in. Plus, everybody at your event can see the action as it unfolds.
Guests enjoy that retro photo booth experience and the satisfaction of having their images printed in just seconds. When entering the booth, your guests are greeted by a touchscreen showing a live view from the camera along with instructions on operating the booth. Simply press a button and strike a pose -- or, four poses, to be exact! Seconds later, you'll receive either two 2"x6" class photo booth strips or one 4"x6" print featuring all four of your images.
The Photo Booth by Scherer Genius is roughly 5'x5' in size and can accomodate four or five people comfortably -- but you can easily squeeze in more! Our booth features a professional Canon camera and a lab quality printer, guaranteeing prints that will last a lifetime.
The Photo Booth by Scherer Genius is the perfect addition to any event and is sure to provide memories to last a lifetime. Book your event today and get ready to rock your party!
What is "wait time" and why do I have to pay for it?
We define "wait time" as any time after your event begins that the photo booth is not operational.
We require that the booth be set up before your guests begin arriving. Once it's set up, we have to stay there with it to make sure nobody runs off with it. (I know, I know: YOU would never steal anything. And I trust you. I just don't trust your cousin's brother's babysitter's niece that's just tagging along for the free food.) Since the booth's not working during that time, we don't feel it's right to charge you the full $150 per hour. But since we have to sit there, we do ask that you pay us something. Thus, the $50 per hour charge.
Here's an example: Wedding reception begins at 6:00 PM. Dinner's from 6:00 - 7:00, so you don't want the photo booth to start until 7:00. You book a three hour rental from 7:00 - 10:00. We have to be set and ready to go at 6:00 to make sure eveything's all nice and pretty before people show up. So, you'll have one hour of "wait time" (from 6:00 - 7:00) that will incur a $50 fee.
Here's another example: Same 6:00 start and same three hour rental from the first example. But this time, you want the photo booth open from 6:00 - 6:30 while the guests arrive. Then you have dinner from 6:30 - 7:30 and want the booth shut down. Then it starts up again at 7:30 and runs until 9:30. You've got the same $50 "wait time" fee for the down time from 6:30 - 7:30.
Still confused? Shoot me an e-mail and I'll break down the pricing for your specific event for you.
How does the photo booth work?
Like the recipe for Coke, how The Photo Booth works is top secret. It's practically a matter of national security. Only three people in the universe know the exact details, two of which are my dogs and they're not talking.
Seriously, it's pretty simple. Get in the booth. Sit down or stand up, I don't care. Push the button to pick color or black and white. Watch the screen for instructions and get creative! The booth takes four pictures within a few seconds of each other and then prints out your final images.
That's it. Tough, huh?
Is there a limit to how many pictures I get during an event?
Nope. Take as many as you want and it's all included.
The booth can technically take up to 100 sessions an hour, but realistically you're looking at 50 - 60 sessions per hour at the most. There's a natural delay when different groups of people are switching in and out of the booth.
How many people can fit in the booth?
Two without any problem whatsoever. Three's still pretty easy. Four or five doesn't appear to be much of a challenge. After that it gets a little tougher, but you can probably get up to ten people in there if you're really motivated.
How much space does the booth need?
We need an absolute minimum of 8'x8'. The booth itself is 5'x5' and we'll need some extra clearance to operate in. We also need one three-prong electrical outlet within about 15' or so of the set-up location.
If you've requested props, we'll need a table for that and some room for people to gather around while they select their props.
All that said, as long as the 5'x5' booth will physically fit in your space, we can probably make it work.
How far will you travel?
Well, I live in the big city of Kennett, Missouri, so there's no extra fee if the event's in town. Outside Kennett, add $1 per mile round trip for travel fees.
The photo booth can go pretty much wherever I can go, as long as I can drive there. If you're far enough way that I'm going to have to spend the night, you're gonna have to pay for the hotel room, too. And a couple meals. So really, as long as you're paying, there's no limit to where I'll go!f
Any tips on making our event a success?
You absolutely have to promote the photo booth during your event and before the event, if possible. It's important for people to know the pictures are free and that they can take as many as they want. Here's a little secret I've picked up: everybody secretly loves looking at pictures of themselves. Give them a chance to get free pics with their friends and they'll be hooked.
If you have a DJ, have them announce the booth periodically. Handing out cards or notes to all guests when they come in is a great idea, too. If you've got tables, table tents are a super way to spread the word. Having a greeter at the event entrance is also an easy way to make sure everyone know's what's available.
We've also found that once the pictures start floating around, everybody will want of their own.
Can you set up outside?
Yeah, but if a bird poops on my photo booth, you're cleaning it up!
The real answer is yes, we'll set up outside. We have to have a concrete or concrete-like surface to set up on and you have to provide a large tent for us to set up under. No grass, no dirt, no gravel. You will sign a contract stating that you will be responsible for 100% of damage caused to the booth by any outdoor or weather-related damages and will provide a credit card that I can bill the damages to. Plus, you'll have to provide an additional security deposit that will be returned assuming nothing gets damaged.