FAQs

Q: Why rent a photo booth?
A: Having a photo booth at your event will be the ultimate hit and life of the party! Our photo booth provides a very unique and entertaining experience that everyone, from young and old, will enjoy! The photo booth print your guests take home will serve as a great reminder and party favor of your event.

Q: What are the dimensions of the photo booth?
A: The booth itself is adjustable. We can be as small as 6 ft x 6 ft or as large as 8 ft x 8 ft. The height is always 7 ft. Additional space is required for a table for the memory book and prop box. Generally speaking we would need 15ft x 20ft place for the booth.

Q: How many people can fit in the photo booth?
A: A lot, that is why we are so popular! Five to six people can fit comfortably in the booth. We have experienced 8-10 people in the booth at one time. Our record is 21!

Q: Do you use a closed booth or an open air photo booth?
A: Typically we use a closed booth, meaning there are four walls around the photo booth.  We have the option to do both, but find that our customers prefer the closed style verses the open style.

Q: Does the photo booth print out photos immediately?
A: Yes, we always print your photos! Instant gratification is a very important part of the fun factor and DY Photobooth prints your photos every time. After your guests leave the photo booth, their pictures will be ready in about 15 seconds. Our high resolution prints are high gloss and excellent quality.

Q: How many copies of the photo strip do we get when we take a photo?
A: Everyone who is in the photo, gets a photo, every time!  At DY Photobooth, we feel that a photo booth is not really a photo booth if you don’t have the photo strip to take home with out… then it would just be a photo shoot.  We offer an Instant gratification with a copy of the photo strip for each person taking a photo. How fun is that?!

Q: What types of events are photo booths used at?
A: Since a photo booth will make any event fun and memorable, we recommend it for events such as wedding receptions, birthday parties, proms, school dances, trade shows, conventions, reunions, graduation parties, anniversaries, fundraisers, sporting functions, charitable giving, corporate events, and anywhere there is a party!

Q: How does the photo booth work?
A: Enter the booth, sit down on the spacious bench, push the button, smile and the booth will take your picture. Photos will be displayed on the monitor inside the booth. And just 15 seconds later the photos are printed and available outside the photo booth.

Q: Do you post any photos on Facebook?
A: Oh yes! Facebook is a huge part of our business and we post (with approval of the host) one photo from each photo strip on our Facebook page as part of our package offering. Oh the fun these photos generate!! And you get to tag yourself in the photos and let the fun run wild! Many of our Facebook albums generate 10,000 Facebook views!

Q: What is your Facebook page address?
A: DY Photobooth can be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/dyphotobooth.

Q: Is the photo booth easy to use?
A: The photo booth is very easy to use. A welcome screen tells you exactly what to do. Our photo booth attendants are there to get you started on each session, and we even push the start button for you! A viewing screen will give a 5-second countdown before each consecutive picture is taken.  The screen counts down between the each photo booth shot, so you can’t miss your cue to smile! In less than 15 seconds, your guests will receive a printout of their picture outside the booth. And don’t forget, our booth attendant is always there to answer any of your questions.

Q: Do the guests have to pay to use it?
A: No, we do not charge any guests for photos. Included in your rental is unlimited use of the photo booth.

Q: How many images can we take during our event?
A: Take as many photos as you like for just one rental price. Realistically, you will be able to take about around 40 photo booth sessions (3-4 photos each) per hour. It all depends on how long your guests have “fun” inside the booth. After all it is all about fun and good times! We offer unlimited photo booth session during our rental time.

Q: Do you just drop off the photo booth at the event?
A: No, a professional staff member will stay with the booth throughout your event. We make sure everything is running smoothly and assist guests in using the booth. You do not need to worry about delivery, set-up, operation, or take down. We greet the guests, center them in the photo, tell them where to look, push the button to get you started and even had out your final photo strips.  DY Photobooth offers the “No Worries Advantage” package to you with every rental!

Q: Do you have any props for guests to use while taking pictures?
A: Yes! We are know for our 150+ fun props of hats, glasses, boas, hand cards and much more to add to the fun of your night. It is your option to use them or not, as for some weddings and other events, having props can sometimes take away from the “formal” setting of an event and the classic feel of a photo booth. We also offer themed props at no additional costs, just ask!

Q: Are the pictures in color or in black & white?
A: Your guest decides! Two buttons are available inside the booth, one for color and the other for black & white prints. Just select which one and the camera does the rest.

Q: Do you have any samples of some of your custom photo booth prints?
A: Yes! We love customizing the photo strips. Click here for many examples.

Q: Can we personalize the photo strip for our event?
A: We always customize the photo strips.  For weddings we design with the colors of your wedding, add the Bride and Groom’s name and wedding date.  For corporate events, we use your logo and design with complimentary colors or customize for the theme of your event. Look at our many examples.

Q: What is a Memory book?
A: A Memory Book is a professional grade album that will contain a copy of each of your photo booth prints from the event, handwritten notes by your guests and many mementos of  your event. In essence, it is a photo guest book of many to all of your guests photos from the photo booth. Each photo is glued onto a page and your guests are welcome to sign next to it and or offer any comments. Your memory book is yours at the end of the event and is a treasured keepsake!  Many of our customers tell us that they display this Memory Book on their coffee table and look through it many times. It brings back so many fun memories and captures hundreds of funny photo memories!

Q: Can we bring our own guestbook or album?
A: Since we offer our own memory books we would prefer you to use our memory books. These wonderful books are post bound so we can take the pages out and work with them, then assemble the total book later. By offering a magnificent memory book to our packages, we set ourselves apart from others. Like a signature, it is unique and something we are very proud of. You will not be disappointed in this wonderful album we have standardized on.

Q: What type of camera and printer do you use in the photo Booth?
A: Our photo booth is equipped with a DLSR camera. The images are printed on a high quality, high speed, dye-sublimation thermal printer, similar to ones used by professionals, just a smaller scale. Our printers produce commercial grade, archival quality prints that will stand up to water and fingerprints. Check out a few videos about the quality of our photo strips.

Q: Does the background of the photo booth come in different colors?
A: Yes. Our standard booth background is white, which provides an elegant look for any occasion, but we specialize in bringing you many backdrop choices. Other backdrop choices include burgundy, black, medium blue, black/white damask pattern, gray, silver glitter, black bubble, white bubble, blurred lights and shimmery beads over popular colors. Check out the fun colors, textures and backdrop options here.

Q: What is the external monitor streaming photos on TV?
A: We display all the photos from the event in a dynamic slideshow our our large screen TV.  This offers hours of entertainment and gives guest ideas for their next fun photo booth session.  The photos run in a random sequence for display and each photo appears on the screen as soon as it is taken.

Q: What if guest want to purchase additional photos?
A: Your guests can purchase additional prints, enlargements and gift items, through our website. Each event is listed in our event photos. Additional merchandise can be purchased from this website as well, t-shirts, coffee mugs, playing cards, Christmas cards, magnetic and puzzles.

Q: What if I want more than one copy of the same photo? Can I get copies of all the photos from my event?
A: You have several options. All the photos from your event will be saved on a USB stick and given to the photo booth host, at no extra cost. This includes all the individual poses and the multi-pose photo strip images. An online photo gallery is also posted on our website following the event and you and your guests can purchase additional copies from the website.

Q: Where do you typically setup the booth?
A: We like to see the booth in the main reception area, near the dance floor so guests are sure to stop by. However we work with each event host to place the booth according to their specifications, decorations and traffic flow for each event.

Q: Do you have any suggestion on how to make sure that all guest use the photo booth as many times as they would like?
A: We recommend several things. First you can promote the photo booth on your invitation to bring awareness and excitement to your event. The placement of your photo booth should be in plain site so your guests see it. And finally your MC or DJ can also make an announcement or two inviting your guests to check out the photo booth. Once the fun and laughter start, many people will be in line to get a piece of this fun activity!

Q: Can the photo booth be used at any venue? What if the event is on the third floor of a building?
A: The booth can be broken down for easy transportation to any venue. We do recommend an air cooled venue for summer events.

Q: Can you accommodate outdoor events?
A: We do not prefer to do outdoor events because of the uncertainty of the weather and how it effects our equipment. However, please contact us and we will see if we can work with you to accommodate the outdoor event. Each outdoor event will be held at the discretion of the DY Photobooth staff. Extra equipment insurance may also apply to your fees.

Q: Is a special electrical outlet necessary?
A: No, a standard 120V electrical outlet located within 30 feet of the photo booth is all that is needed.

Q: What size photos will we receive?
A: The photos measure 4 x 6 in. with multiple layouts available. The traditional photo booth strip with 3-4 pictures is our most common choice and measures 2 x 6 inches.

Q: What is your service area, and how far do you travel?
A: Our service area is within 100 miles of Bismarck, ND. A travel fee of $1.00 per mile (both ways) does apply to any travel outside of the Bismarck-Mandan area.

Q. How do I reserve or book the photo booth?
A: Use the online calendar to see if you event date is available. If so, please contact us to reserve your date. We will take reservations on a first come, first serve basis. Also note: We require a $300.00 booking fee/retainer and a signed rental agreement to reserve the booth. The remaining balance is due no later than two weeks before the event date.

Q: How many hours can we have the photo booth at our event?
A: Most event can be successful with 2 to 4 hours of service. Our minimum rental packages starts at 2 hours of service. The 4 hour “Signature Package” is designed to give you the most for your money. We want to make sure all of your guests have time to take all the pictures they want. Outside of our packages, each additional hour of service is $100 if requested before the booking and $150.00 if requested on the day of the event.

Q: Do you accept credit cards?
A: Yes. We accept most major credit cards for your photo booth services.

Have questions not answered here? Contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.