Why an open air photo booth is the way to go

We've all been there - you and your friends decide to cram into the enclosed photo booth because you know you have to have a keepsake from the event. But, now you and your friends are feeling trapped in a photo booth that is so tight you actually forget for a moment that you aren’t on a subway in Hong Kong. It’s hot, cramped, and somebody just elbowed you in the ribs. Like three times. Still, when knowing there is no other alternative, we must prepare, smile and get a decent photo.

Not anymore.

Thanks to the new generation of the “open-air”, kiosk style photobooth, you’ll be able to stretch your legs and breath in the fresh air while snapping your timeless pic.

A new San Diego photo booth that gives you the photo booth photos, without the cramped experience.

The open air photo booth, like indybooth here in San Diego, is a great alternative to the enclosed booth from the days of carnivals and mini malls. Here’s how it works…


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The camera is set up on a kiosk style camera stand, complete with a touch screen panel on the front and professional grade lighting on the back.  The touchscreen is the perfect way to see yourself and do one last check-up before the lights flash. Once your masterpiece is captured, you’ll be able to share the photo to social media directly from the touchscreen panel. But the best part of all…

The picture is completely customizable.  From the backdrop to the print template itself, you have control over everything the photo takers see. Prior to setting up your wedding photo booth, or if you’re using the booth at a corporate party, you’ll have all the options laid out to make your selections. Go with a gold backdrop and the photo strip layout for a classic photo booth look, or, choose a 4x6 print with marble backdrops for something more contemporary.  The choice is yours when you’re in the open air.

Group photo booth photos just got a whole new dimension.

With enclosed photo booths, there’s always the elephant in the room.  The max capacity in those things is about 4 people. That means one of your friends isn’t going to make the cut, and that’s no fun at all. With our open air photo booth, you could literally take a picture of the elephant in the room. That’s how much space you have to work with (okay maybe a baby elephant, but that’s way cuter anyway and you get the point).

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We’ve seen up to 15 people in one photo. Seriously. Once all the chaos of getting everyone into the picture is captured in the frame, you’ll have a photo that makes you chuckle and remember just how crazy your event was. Not to mention, photo bombing opportunities are endless.  But most importantly, you’ll remember how much fun you had. And so will everyone else.

The photo booth itself is an aesthetically pleasing piece of the setting

You’ve just spent months planning out your event, down to every last detail. The look and feel are everything.  The last thing you want is some clunky monstrosity in the corner throwing off your groove.  The open air photo booth is essentially camera + backdrop. And they look good all by themselves. Their sleek and modern design will have the whole setup blending in perfectly with your venue.  Not to mention, if you are host a corporate event, the photo booth itself can be wrapped with your company logo for that extra little touch of corporate branding on the event.

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If you’re ready to free yourself from the enclosure and get creative with a fully customizable open air booth, go ahead and drop us a line. We love San Diego weddings, corporate events, soirees, fundraisers, etc. :)