No questions are silly, here is a list of some of the most common ones. If your answer isn't on this list then please contact us
Q - Can you hire a photobooth anywhere in NZ?
A - Magic PhotoBooth serves most centers of the North Island and, depending upon the distance, a milage fee may be charged. Contact us with your event city's name and zip code to see if you're in our service area.
Q - How much does it cost to rent a photo booth?
It depends somewhat upon the length of the rental period. Please contact us for current pricing. It starts with the cost of our one-price, all-inclusive rental package. After that, it depends upon the number of additional hours you want.
Q - How do I find out if a photo booth is available on our event date?
A. If you are booking several months in advance, there's a good chance your event date is available. To make certain, please call us at 0800 624 427 or email us with the date, city and Zip Code of the event's location.
Q - How do I reserve a photo booth?
A - Before a photo booth can be considered reserved, you must complete and return our Event Information Sheet and our Rental Agreement, and pay a deposit. Please note that simply informing us that you want to rent a photo booth on a particular event date does enough reserve a photo booth.
Q - How much deposit is required to reserve a photo booth?
A - 50 percent of the total rental fee. We prefer payment by bank transfer. Call and ask about other payment options
Q - Why is it necessary to pay a deposit to rent a photo booth?
A - A deposit ensures that a client is serious.. If a client cancels at the last minute it can prevent us from renting the cancelled photo booth to someone else and result in a large loss of revenue for our business. If you cancel more than 60 days before your event, the deposit will be refunded. If you cancel less than 60 days prior to your event, and we are still able to rent the photo booth to another party, your deposit will be refunded.
Q - When do I pay the balance?
A - The balance is due 10 days prior to the start of the event.
Q - Have you ever failed to provide a booth on the appointed time?
A - Never ever not even once. However, if it did, we would refund any payments you have made in full.
Q - Why can't I pay the balance at the event?
A - Although it sounds like a good idea, we do not recommend this option for weddings and other hi-profile events, where the client (often, the bride or bridegroom), family members, the bridal party, friends and relatives will often be extremely busy at the time the photo booth arrives. Any delay in payment of the balance could cause a delay in set up of the photo booth.
Q - How do I pay the photo booth rental deposit?
A - You will be emailed two documents, an Event Information Sheet and a Rental Agreement. Please compete both documents, sign the rental agreement and email them back and a the deposit direct debit in to our bank account .
Q - Can I pay by credit card?
A - No, We work very hard to keep our rental prices low. One of the ways we do that is by eliminating the absorption of unnecessary costs. Credit card processing charges are one of them.
Q - Are there any additional fees to deliver the photo booth to my event?
A - No. There are no delivery fees. Transportation and delivery is included in your quote. However, if your event will have pay or valet parking, we do require payment of this fee.
Q - Is there any additional charge for assembling or disassembling the photo booth?
A - No. Approximately one hour before your rental period begins, an attendant will arrive to set up the photo booth. They will remain throughout the event to help guests use the photo booth and make certain things run smoothly. They will also pack up the photo booth when and take it away the event is over, which usually take 30 to 45 minutes.
Q - Will someone help the guests use the photo booth during the rental period?
A - Yes, a Magic PhotoBooth attendant will be on hand to show your guests how to operate the photo booth, answer any questions that they may have, replenish printer paper and ink cartridges and troubleshoot any problem that may arise.
Q - How many photos does your photo booth take per hour?
A - Our photo booths take four photos per session and can––realistically––take about 30 sessions per hour, if the photo booth is kept fully busy with a continuous line of subjects the entire time and guests do not dawdle while entering, exiting or inside the photo booth you may get 40 sessions. If your event requires a large number of people to use the photo booth over a short period of time, we recommend renting more than one photo booth.
Q - How many photos can a photo booth take during the rental period?
A - Take all the photos you want, but understand that the total number of photos that can be taken is limited by the number of photos the photo booth equipment can process. Although other photo booth providers may claim more, processing more than around 30 sessions per hour is unrealistic no matter how fast the computer processes the image and the printer creates the prints. People need at least 60 seconds to enter the photo booth, sit down, understand what they must do, take their photos, and exit the booth. But this process, for a variety of reasons, often takes longer or shorter. Usually that means––give or take––about 30 photo sessions per hour.
Q - There will be 200 guests at my wedding. How long of a rental period will I need for everyone to use the photo booth?
A - We recommend at least one hour for every 50 guests. However, please remember that a few people will enter the photo booth alone, and others will use it twice, three, four or even a half dozen times. There may also be times during your event when other activities may compete for their attention. Based upon this information, please use your own best judgment to determine how many hours your guests will need. Renting a photo booth for just a little bit longer insures that everyone will have a chance to use it and some guests will be able to use it multiple times, and the cost of additional hours is almost half the cost of the basic rental package.
Q - How much floor space will the photo booth require?
A - The photo booth has a footprint of about 1.5 by 1.5 meter and is about 2 meter tall, but realistically, when you include a small table for the props on at one side (which must adjoin the photo booth) and space in front of the photo booth for entering and exiting the photo booth, it requires a footprint of about 1.5 meter deep by 1.5 meter wide. And since guests will need some space in front of the photo booth to wait in line, to enter and exit the photo booth and to wait to pick up their prints, we generally recommend a minimum of 3 mtr deep by 2.2 mtr wide. If you intend having a scrap book, a larger 1.2 or 1.8 mtr table and more space may be required, although another option is to have separate tables for the props and the scrapbook, with the scrapbook table being placed in the vicinity––but not necessarily next to––the photo booth.
Q - How many people can fit inside a photo booth?
A - It fits two to four persons comfortably, but we've seen the faces of 13 people squeeze into a single photo. Granted, not many body parts appear in the pic (it's nearly all faces), but it does make for a very interesting pic.
Q - Is there anything that we need to provide?
A - The venue needs to provide (1) electricity within 50 feet of the photo booth, a small perhaps 3-foot table, which will adjoin the photo booth, for the props. If you're planning to have a scrapbook, however, a larger 6- or 8-foot table is advisable. You could expedite the process by notifying the venue coordinator of our needs.
- What preparations should we make if we plan to have guests put their photo booth photos in a scrapbook supplied by ourself?
A - It would be a good idea to have a single table for the scrapbook materials. In addition to the scrapbook pages and perhaps the scrapbook itself, we also recommend putting out some scissors, gel pens in appropriate colors, double-sided tape or adhesive strips, and perhaps some stickers and/or lettering.
Q - Is there anything else I need to do for the scrapbook?
A - It's not absolutely necessary, but a small sign written in the name of the person(s) being honored, which instructs guests to put some of their photos in the scrapbook, can also go a long way toward motivating guests to use the photo booth. Keep the wording short and simple. If it's a wedding, for example, it might say, "Please place your photo booth photos in the scrapbook and write a message to Lisa and Jason."
Q - Are your photo booths wheel chair accessible?
A - Absolutely. Let us know before the set up.
Q - Can I get copies of the digital images taken in the photo booth?
A - Yes, a DVD with all the images on it is included in the price. Delivery is usually with in 3 days after the event
Q - Can your photo booth print classic black-and-white strips like the old-time photo booths did in the 1950's?
A - Yes, choose either black-and-white or color. This option is called Duplicate Strip layout. The photo booth prints out two strips on a single sheet of photo paper. This is a popular option for people who want to a make a scrapbook from the event's photos. Guests glue one strip into the scrapbook, then take the other home. The strips are somewhat smaller than the old-time black-and-white photo strips and they are usually vertically-
oriented rather than horizontally
-oriented, but our customers appear to like them because their smaller size makes them more convenient for putting in a scrapbook.
Q - Are there any other printing options?
A - You can also choose to have your photos printed in Grid layout, four unique prints on a single 4" x 6" sheet, which are twice the size of Duplicate Strips, but without duplicate prints.
Q - Can a personal message be printed on the photos?
A - Yes, a personal message and a graphic or logo can be printed on the same sheet as your photos. If you choose this option, your personal message and graphic must be submitted to Magic PhotoBooth at least one week prior to the event date.
Q - Will the digital images from our event be available online?
A - Yes, We post all digital images online in a password-protected gallery shortly after the event, unless otherwise instructed. You can get the password from the event's host. Visitors may also purchase additional prints of themselves, friends or family members and a variety of merchandise with a photo booth image imprinted on them.
Q - I see a lot of photo booths renting for $800, $1200, even $1500. How are your prices kept so competitive?
A - We can't reveal all our secrets to providing low cost photo booth, but what we can tell you is that Magic Photobooths are lightweight and portable, which minimizes the number of people and the size of the vehicle required to move them, which reduces transportation and delivery costs and--in turn--reduces our cost to you.
Q - What happens when I step into the photo booth?
A - First you sit down or stand-up and make yourself comfortable. You'll see yourself and the friend(s) in the photo booth with you on the Live View Mirror Image Monitor. Then, when you're ready, simply press the button on the screen. The photo booth will automatically take four photos five seconds apart. Your prints will be available shortly at the printer outside the photo booth.