Some friends of mine were having a family reunion in Florida. Instead of hiring a photographer or relying on family members to exchange photos, they looked up some numbers for a Miami Photo Booth Rental and away they went. Photos were later available online for all to see or purchase. Easy.
Have you ever considered a photo booth as part of a fundraising event? If you promote the photo booth, it is possible that there will be members of the community with just a cursory knowledge of your organization tempted to check it out. Who could resist getting a snap for the Facebook page? The organization could charge a donation per sitting, or sell the photos. The booth might be the fundraiser itself, or more effectively a part of a multi-featured event as an extra for a charity ball or double the fun at a pet event. Some of the most hilarious booth photos are of people and their furry family members. The new styles are a much larger “pod” type and are much less claustrophobic than what you remember from the mall.
Photo booth rentals are hardly free, but with some savvy appeals to a sponsor, your group might be able to snag one. If a sponsor offsets the cost of the booth, a thank you message to the sponsor or ad for the sponsor on your booth and in your program or ad is an extremely small price to pay, and might just entice your sponsor to rally their patrons to your event.
Don’t be afraid to ask. Although you may find it easier to ask for the $5 donations, a supporter with a penchant for fun might really latch on to an idea that will make them – and you – memorable.