Our love of all things photo booth is becoming very well documented. We love the history, the rampantly ridiculous expressions captured for eternity in pixels, and the fact that our photo booth pros are gaining some serious traction. Weddings, birthday parties, corporate festivities – people just can’t get enough. So tell your clients (or your friends!) to strap on their fauxstache and prepare to vogue with these four new photo booth trends.
Photo Booth Flip Books
Officially the coolest thing we’ve ever done at a Thumbtack holiday party. Instead of a series of typical shots in a typical photo booth strip, companies like A Flying Camera offer flip book printouts. Act out a short scene with your choice of props – my fiancé and I may have staged an attack from Batman – and walk away with a flip book that will animate your creative genius.
Slow Motion Video Booths
We’ve all yearned to reenact the Keanu Reeves-dodging-bullets scene in The Matrix. Now you can – presuming, of course, that you have the ab strength for proper bullet eluding. Slow motion video booths are just what they sound like: a way to do crazy stunts…slower.
Because your mother never got around to making a scrapbook of your childhood. No need to silently seethe over that shoebox of faded thirty-year-old photos any more. Post event scrapbooks will quench your need for nostalgia – and you can pointedly share it with your mother at the next family dinner.
Especially good for weddings – though, hey, maybe you want to thank your corporate hosts for all the free booze. But assuming these are mostly going to be used to talk to people who aren’t signing your paycheck, video messages allow guests to record thoughts for the bride and groom. Especially valuable at weddings, because anything you tell the happy couple on the big day that doesn’t have some sort of digital record will most likely be lost to the wedding day blur.