Which Style to Choose?

Which Style of Photo Booth Should You Choose?

When you buy something simple, you know what you need to get. You know which colors you like, or which options you prefer, or even which person to call.

But what the heck are you supposed to do when choosing a photo booth?

After all, it’s not a decision most people make every day. Photo booths seem like complicated matters. They come with different options, they come with different specs, and there are different types that can complicate matters even further.

Fortunately, this decision isn’t nearly as scary as it might seem.

The style of photo booth you choose will depend on a few factors, sure. But we’re here to help. At Shutterbug Photo Booths, we’re not only happy to talk to you and discuss what your best option is, but we’ve taken the liberty of putting together a few tips and answers that will help you discern the ideal photo booth for your upcoming wedding, party, corporate event, and more. Here’s how to choose the style of photo booth for your event:

Suit the Photo Booth to Your Event

It starts with knowing what you want.

For example, consider a wedding reception. The goals here are clear. Not only is it a once-in-a-lifetime kind of party—the kind you can revisit in photographs and memories for decades to come—but you want it to go great for every guest who comes, too. That means you’ll want to give them some major entertainment.

And that’s all great. But what if you have a different type of event you have to think about? Here’s a quick breakdown of our different available options and the types of events they might suit:

  • The Original Photo Booth. The classic photo booth experience. The original photo booths pack a lot of entertainment into a small package, which is why it can be ideal for some of the smaller events you host without ever feeling like you’re dialing down the fun.
  • Shutter Stands. Shutter Stands are great for large events, especially weddings, but versatile enough for a wide variety of indoor affairs. These can also work great at Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Graduations, Sweet 16 parties, and more. Shutter Stands are completely wireless.  Options include GIF files, green screen, custom strips and even your choice of backdrop to customize the experience for a wide variety of events.
  • Green Screens. For a sense of adventure, green screens add a tremendous amount of entertainment value to the photo booth experience. They’re also great for tying in elements to your party’s theme, which is fantastic for parties including graduations, birthdays, and other important life milestones.

How to Choose From the Available Photo Booths

Although the choice here can seem as simple as matching your event to an appropriate photo booth, we recognize that not every event is the same. Maybe your wedding is going to be a private affair without a huge crowd. Maybe you’re hosting a corporate event—but a “corporate event” can mean anything from a small office to a large company.

In unique situations like these, how do you choose from the available photo booths to find the one that suits you?

Our first recommendation is to contact us here at Shutterbug Photo Booths. We’re happy to talk to you and let you know what’s worked for our clients in the past. This phone consultation will also help you understand the different advantages of each booth type.

Here are a few elements you’ll want to consider:

  • Crowd size. How many people does the booth need to accommodate throughout the night? The more guests you have, the more likely it is you’ll need something capable of handling repeat use.
  • Do you have enough space for a larger booth, or will something smaller be more appropriate? You should consider the physical dimensions of the party as well as the number of guests who are planning on attending.

Fortunately, there’s a lot of thinking you can outsource to us at Shutterbug Photo Booths. Talk to us, let us know what you need, and our easy set-up and take-down will ensure that no matter which style of photo booth you choose, you’ll be ready to give your guests a great time. Contact us today for a quote.


  • We are sooooooo glad we decided to get a photobooth for our wedding! Us and our guests had so much fun with it! Greg was seriously amazing to work with and we are so happy with our experience. He was very responsive and helpful and accommodating to our timeline for the day and worked well with us throughout the planning process. He worked hard throughout the night putting together our guestbook and we are very happy with how it turned out. It's so fun to have photos of all of our guests as a keepsake from the best night of our lives. I would highly recommend Greg for your day!
    - Laura
  • Shutterbug Photo Booth was an absolute blast at our wedding. It was the perfect added touch to make the day that much more memorable. They were fun and easy to work with and everyone enjoyed themselves using the booth. Not only did we get a fabulous book with all the photos, each individual got their own copy...all of this for a very affordable price. Cannot wait to find a reason to use them again :)
  • From years of experience in the field, Roxann understands all the details of event planning and day-of-coordinating. Her and Paul will make sure your photo booth experience is exactly what you want for yourself and your guests at your party, wedding, reunion, whatever!!
    - Jessica
  • We had Shutterbug Shutter Stand at our wedding and the pictures turned out amazing! The attendant was great with our guests and showed them how to use the booth as well as putting together our photo guest book! Props were awesome as well! Highly recommended!!!!
    - Eric
  • All of our guests were able to take funny pictures and write in our photo booth book that we still look back on and laugh about with all the funny pictures and comments. Many of our guests commented on how much fun they had at the wedding and how much the entertainment made an impact on their experience. Shutterbug Photo Booths is not just a camera against a wall, either! He had a fully enclosed photo booth that had props and different themes and backgrounds that you could set on the touchscreen inside. Very professional and high-end photo booths that I would highly recommend for anyone looking for a little extra fun at their event.
    - Matt
  • We had the photobooth be our guestbook and that was a great way to get everyone in it! We had the really young kids in it, our friends, and even grandmas and grandpas go in it more than once! Everyone could leave a little note and it was so much fun to look at it the next day and laugh at everyone's faces and all the props. We are so glad we rented it, it was totally worth it!
    - Korri