With the popularity of photo booths at weddings and events, they have almost become a necessity to document the “behind the scenes” action at your wedding, that sometimes even the photographer can’t capture. Does the problem come when you try to decide which photo booth or company is right for you? That’s where The Traveling Photo Booth comes in, they have been doing this since 2005 (waaay before it was cool) and they offer a unique and personal approach to the photo booth experience. Their “boothers” give 110% at every wedding, ensuring you walk away with memories that will truly last a lifetime. This week we spoke with the founder, Jacob, who will give you all the info you need to choose your perfect photo booth experience.
Q: What does The Traveling Photo Booth specialize in?
The Traveling Photo Booth specializes in one-of-a-kind retrolicious photo booths and open-style photo stands. Our patented machines are jam-packed with unique features including real-time sharing via texting, photo filters, personalization options galore and out-of-this-world image quality.
Q: What makes The Traveling Photo Booth stand out in terms of wedding photography/entertainment options couples have in the Twin Cities area?
A: It’s impossible to provide the best photo booth experience when you’re the DJ and the Wedding Photographer (no offense to photographers named DJ). By focusing exclusively on photo booth rentals, we’re able to give our 110% and ensure that the memories from your event are caught and preserved for generations to come and that their experience is unrivaled and exceeds all expectations.
Q: When did The Traveling Photo Booth begin?
A: Way back in 2005 – which is eons ago in photo booth years and way before photo booths were cool.
Q: Where are you located?
A: Our Photo Booth Factory is located in NE Minneapolis.
Q: The Traveling Photo Booth had a personality, what would be three words to describe it?
A: Passionate, Quirky, Professional
Q: What do you love about working in the wedding industry?
A: In addition to making incredible friends within the industry, we have the best clients in the Galaxy. Couples often write us thank you notes for simply doing our job. While we’re not exactly saving the world, I still get goosebumps knowing that our couples appreciate what we do and that the memories we help create will be treasured for generations to come.
Q: What’s an average (wedding day) like for The Traveling Photo Booth?
A: No two days are the same but they are all the result of hours and hours and hours of planning. We personalize every rental to maximize enjoyment (timing, add-ons, even boa colors), coordinate with delivery schedules with venues, and staff crew members to deliver the machines and Boothers® to “work” the event by helping users take the best photos possible and creating a one-of-a-kind guest book. Behind the scenes, the first booth leaves the office around 10am and the last booth rolls back in around 2am.
Q: What would you want a couple in the wedding planning process to know about choosing a photo booth for their wedding?
A: The Twin Cities is home to lots of photo booth companies. Some are great and well, some are, well not so great. Huuge differences exist in terms of experience, reliability, features, quality, speed, expertise, and attractiveness (both with the machines and the office owners) so request real photo samples from each company you’re comparing and don’t be afraid to ask, “What makes you better than Brand X?”
Q: How far in advance should a couple book their photo booth?
A: That’s the million-dollar question. Some dates book out way in advance while others book out at the very last minute. Typically, as the date gets closer, availability decreases and pricing increases so we always encourage couples to get the ball rolling sooner than later regardless of whether or not they go with us.
Q: Do you have any memorable stories you can share from a Traveling Photo Booth wedding?
A: There are lots of memorable stories (celebrities, etc.) but I’m most proud of how our entire team performed the day the Metrodome roof collapsed. We had 5 events that day, flights were grounded but photo booths were being delivered. Sure, we ended up recruiting some strangers to push trucks out of the snow and we had to carry multiple machines 600 feet through knee-high snow but all 5 events started on-time, ran flawlessly, and were the hit of the parties.
Q: What else do you want couples to know about The Traveling Photo Booth?
A: We’re obnoxiously passionate, we have 11+ years of experience, we understand how important their big day is and we hate pushy salespeople as much as they do. Give us a call or drop us an email. We’re here to help. And, CONGRATS!
Q: Red or White?
A: Can we cheat and say pink? If not, Red!
Q: Chocolate or Vanilla?
Q: Coffee- black, cream or sugar?
A: Coffee should always be black
Q: Milk, Dark or white chocolate?
A: Dark chocolate
Q: What’s your go-to comfort food?
A: sea-salt caramel gelato
Q: Favorite music genre?
A: Jazz/Blues. In particular, Nina Simone
Q: If you could time travel, would you go back in time or visit the future?
A: I’d travel back to 1839 – which is considered the birth date of photography. Even after taking over a thousand photo strips, there is still something magical about a physical photograph. I can only imagine how magical it was when photography was brand new.
Images Courtesy of The Traveling Photo Booth
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