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When you begin thinking about wedding photography, you start thinking of all of the photos of family, friends, and of course, you and your spouse on one of the most important days of your life. You are also probably beginning to think about the reception and all of the fun photos that can come from that as well.

Many couples opt to have a photo or video booth, in addition to a  wedding photographer covering the event activities. There are so many reasons why this is a great option, but we are going to 8 of our favorites in this list!

1. It is a Great Reception Favor

Having on-site printing with a photo booth is one way you can offer a memorable favor to your party guests that they will treasure forever, without sending them home with the cliche Jordan almonds (not saying there is anything wrong with Jordan almonds, but hey do something different). Photos from the event are very personal, and it will serve as a reminder of all of the fun they had!

2. Get Double Prints (for a Memorable Album)

Many photographers will allow you to do double prints, one copy for your guests, and one for you to place in an album as a keepsake after your wedding. Not only are you giving your guests a meaningful souvenir, but you are also getting a cool album of reception moments that are fun, silly, and usually have a lot of character.

3.  It is Fun for Everyone!

Honestly, photo and video booths are fun, both for guests and the wedding couple alike. There is so much going on at the reception, but the Photo Booth can be an opportunity for people to interact and get the kind of fun and carefree photos they want to take as well. Weddings are really suppose to be a special and memorable occasion for everyone, so being able to capture these moments for your guests can add an extra layer of fun to the celebration.

4. All Ages Can Enjoy

One of the challenges of planning a wedding reception is really making sure that you have activities and moments that target all ages, or at least consider the fact that there will be kids and elders alike will be in attendance. Photo booths, luckily, are something you do not need to worry too much about in terms of enjoyment for all ages!

5. Create a Guest Book

Photos printed on-site also give you a unique opportunity to create a unique guestbook, where attendees can stick their photos in a scrapbook and write messages for the bride and groom to remember for years.

6. Creative Back-Drops

Depending on your personalities and the overall feel of the wedding, photo booths give you the chance to set casual photos with your guests against a variety of creative back-drops!

7. Props, Props, Props.

Another fun aspect of photo booths is the ability to use different props. These can be as fun and lighthearted as you want them to be. Keep in mind that you are going to have a photographer capturing all of the serious and elegant moments of the day, so a photo booth is really an opportunity to allow your guests to have some fun and be a little crazier and more eccentric than they would in the other photos from the day.

8. Included in Photography Planning

Many times, a studio like ours, will actually offer a photo booth as an add-on option—if it is not on their site you can always ask about it as well. This makes it easy in planning, as you will only have one point of contact for all of the photography services for your ceremony and reception—not only are these guaranteed to be higher quality photos, but you will likely get a good deal with packaging it all together.

The Takeaway

Why have a photo booth? It is a fun and interactive way for your guests to document the occasion. There are a lot of creative ways for you to use the photos, and ultimately, it is an enjoyable activity that preserves memories for many years to go. To take it a step further, you can often find a photographer who offers photo booth as an add on for weddings, if the studio is willing to do printing on site!

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