You & Me in a Photo Booth...

EVERYBODY IN!!! (Credit: Megabooth).

EVERYBODY IN!!! (Credit: Megabooth).

The photo booth has forever been a source of nostalgic enjoyment for all. From going solo and having those awkward passport photos taken, to cramming in with all of your friends into the same booth and contorting your face into funniest gurn imaginable, or even having a steamy snog with your partner. It’s safe to say the photo booth has seen some very intimate moments in our lives.


More recently, we’ve managed to coax the photo booth out from it’s usual dwellings, setting it free from the supermarkets and train stations and we’ve invited it to attend our parties. It would seem that the photo booth has become very popular at these gatherings and has even become somewhat of a socialite, a familiar face at the biggest occasions.

Strike a pose baby! (Credit: Megabooth).

Strike a pose baby! (Credit: Megabooth).

The photo booth has even had several makeovers in order to look the part, depending on the occasion of course…

Here at Raccoon London a professional events photography agency, we’ve interviewed a select few photo booth companies based in London. The companies we have interviewed have completely unique products and services. We learn exactly what it takes to stay ahead in the photo booth game.   


Since technology has progressed significantly, the photo booth has gone under redevelopment and has been subjected to a series of experiments. The results of which have lead to new and revolutionary variations of the friendly photo booth we’ve all come to know and love.

We have a long-term booth that on the BBC Radio1 Breakfast Show Nick Grimshaw uses when he has guests on the show. They call it the "InstaGrim Booth!" (Credit: Say Fromage)

We have a long-term booth that on the BBC Radio1 Breakfast Show Nick Grimshaw uses when he has guests on the show. They call it the "InstaGrim Booth!" (Credit: Say Fromage)

Number 1: Say Fromage: events photography and photo booth company.

Say Fromage are a company who are really pushing the boundaries when it comes to designing their products. From 360 photo booths to the Hashtag Printer, Say Fromage have all the angles covered...

Tell us a little about Say Fromage?

Say Fromage is an innovator of interactive photography installations and experiences. We combine photography, social media and other technologies to help create unforgettable moments.

Who is your team made up of?

As a team of creative designers, project managers, photographers and developers. We work with clients every step of the way, from project conception and physical production through to delivering the live experience.

What makes Say Fromage unique in the industry?

Founded in 2007, Say Fromage has been providing the UK and Europe with the most adaptable, cutting edge photo booths. We help brands tell their stories, ultimately driving their online presence and creating powerful connections with their customers. We are always on top of emerging trends and technologies. We love working closely with our clients and adapting to their ideas and imaginations.

Say Fromage has the experience and creative drive to make any idea possible—whether it’s making 360° GIFs for TalkTalk TV, turning a mirror into a touch screen photo booth for Burberry, building an automated green screen for Google, or creating the means to catch a slam dunk at the perfect moment for Nike.

What do you most enjoy about your business and service?


We love helping people tell stories. Every event, every activation, every party is a story and that we get to help make it an unforgettable experience is why we love our jobs and push ourselves to always go further and create more.

JUMP! (Credit: Say Fromage)

JUMP! (Credit: Say Fromage)

Prices start from £600.00 for using Say Fromage's services. However as most of their services are custom built to match a clients needs (just like the 360 degree emirates photobooth above), Say Fromage's do rates vary.

 

Pushing the boundaries with photo booth design (Credit: Megabooth).

Pushing the boundaries with photo booth design (Credit: Megabooth).

Number 2: Megabooth: photo booth company.

Hailing all the way from Essex Megabooth are likely to get the party started by rocking up in a customised black cab, which also doubles up as a photo booth! Who ever came up with this idea is a genius...

Tell us a little about Megabooth?

Founded in 2009 Megabooth is the leading photo booth supplier in the UK, specialising in unique photography installations and experiences for corporate events, weddings, private parties, retail outlets, expos and much more.

The Happy Couple (Credit: Megabooth)

The Happy Couple (Credit: Megabooth)

Who are your usual clients? 

Megabooth work with agencies and directly with a brand to create a bespoke interactive service that engages with the user and raises brand awareness for a campaign or event. Whether it’s through social media engagement for Skype and Microsoft’s PRIDE campaign, turning the MTV EMAs 360°, personalising our Taxi photo booth for Time Out or creating a one off trophy photo experience for Facebook at the UEFA Champions League in Lisbon in 2014, Megabooth have the experience and production capabilities to bring experiential ideas to life.

Say Cheese Ladies! (Credit: Megabooth)

Say Cheese Ladies! (Credit: Megabooth)

What do you most enjoy about your business and service?

The best part of being in the event industry is the demand for new ideas and striking content that is instantly shareable - when demand for innovation is there it allows us to constantly reinvent ourselves. 

A thing of beauty (Credit: London Light box)

A thing of beauty (Credit: London Light box)

Number 3: London Light Box: photo booth company.

Coming fresh from the drawing board is the result of a combination of different creative brains, including architects, engineers and photographers. London Light Box are here to put their stamp on the industry...

Tell us a little about London Light Box?

We looked at the world of photo booths and quickly realised that there isn’t a product out there that is beautiful in itself. That’s where we found ourselves - so here at the London Lightbox we wanted to create just that ourselves.  Designed and built by a group of architects, engineers and photographers, the result was a unique photo booth we call the Obscura.  So now, everyone from top event stylists, international fashion brands and boutique event spaces have something they choose to complement their own quality design.  And, we also take great pictures!  Top of the range tech is inside each Obscura ensures the highest quality photos out there!  Lastly, we also have a trick up our sleeves. Following the same design principles, we’ve created interchangeable ‘skins’ for our Obscuras; choose from brushed steel, copper, zinc, piano black wood or living moss – so if you’re having an event in an industrial warehouse, a grand Georgian house or even a wood – there’s something beautiful for you!

"From our first photoshoot nearly a year ago now, black and white images which capture what we’re about: Wanting to create something beautiful!" (Credit: London Light Box)

"From our first photoshoot nearly a year ago now, black and white images which capture what we’re about: Wanting to create something beautiful!" (Credit: London Light Box)

What do you most enjoy about your business and service?

What we enjoy most is the fact the people are always surprised when they see one of our Obscuras!  After launching 8 months ago with parties and events in Shoreditch and Hackney, we are constantly excited when we get messages from all over the globe saying after they’ve used one of our Obscuras it’s all they want at their own event!

This item is really a thing of luxury, prices start from £425.

An Obscura with a steel ‘skin’ in action with Chanel in their Covent Garden store which was designed around Baz Lurman’s classic 2014 Chanel advert. (Credit: London Light Box)

An Obscura with a steel ‘skin’ in action with Chanel in their Covent Garden store which was designed around Baz Lurman’s classic 2014 Chanel advert. (Credit: London Light Box)