General Business Operation

When do you recommend we reserve the Seattle Party Shots Photo Booth?
Because we are a custom solution, we sell out very quickly! We are not able to hold dates without a reservation fee, and to be fair to everyone, all dates are booked “first come first serve.”
How much time is needed to set up the photo booth?
It takes between 30 to 45 minutes to setup our photo booth; however, we like to arrive and have access to your venue at least an hour prior to our contracted start time. If there are any special loading requirements, we may need a little more time.
Do you charge extra to setup or deliver the photo booth?
No. Delivery, setup, and breakdown are all included our price.
What if we want you to set up the booth earlier than one hour prior to use?
That’s no problem! We charge $50 per hour for standby and are happy to have your booth ready for operation whenever you would like.
Do you charge a travel fee?
We do not charge a travel fee for the greater Seattle area. There is a small fee for traveling south past Tukwila, north past Marysville, and West over the water (Puget Sound). Check with our office team regarding travel rates.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes. We accept VISA and Master Card.
What is your payment policy?
We require a $200 non-refundable reservation fee to secure your date, and three (3) weeks prior to the event your final payment is due. We accept cash, checks, money orders or other certified payment, and Visa or MasterCard.
What if we need to cancel or change dates?
If you need to change your date, we will do our best to accommodate your new date, but as the premier photo booth company in our area, we are often sold out months in advance. If you need to cancel your order entirely, or we are unable to accommodate your alternate date, any money paid as a non-refundable reservation fee cannot be returned.
Do you offer any specials or discounts?
Yes, we offer a special discount once each year for couples that book during the bridal shows. This allows us to “kick start” our season and fill any final remaining dates in the very busy summer season.
How can we save money on your service?
First, book us at a bridal show, and secondly take advantage of our package discounts for any of the upgrades you may be considering.
Can we have the photo booth shut down for an hour or two during the event?
Considering that our 5-hour package is our most popular, there is usually time to shut down the Seattle Party Shots Photo Booth if you have a need to do so, without ruining the fun. Your 5 consecutive hours start when you have contracted it to start, regardless of breaks or downtime.
Can we move the photo booth to a different location during the event?
Yes. As long as it is at the same venue with no steps and no driving is necessary. However, the downtime in moving the photo booth is included as part of your rental time.
Can we rent more than one photo booth for our event?
Yes. Just let us know your needs and we will check our availability.
Do you sub-contract out to other photo booth companies?
We are the owner of our photo booth, not a booking agency.

Why Seattle Party Shots

Why are your rates less expensive when your photo booth seems to be nicer?

We specialize in weddings and we priced our services based upon bridal couples, not corporate events. Because we focused on weddings, our booths and services are simply better suited for brides and grooms!

My wedding photographers say they can setup a photo booth? How is that different?

Photographers generally provide a simple portrait studio that does not resemble the photo booth experience at all. While this option has been around for years, it has never been very popular because it lacks the fun and intimacy of a true photo booth experience. We provide all of the extras that most photographers simply don’t have available. We also provide high quality prints immediately at your wedding when most photographers’ images are only viewable on the web after the event is over.

Do you have insurance?

Yes. We have $2,000,000 of liability insurance. Most event venues will ask you or us about this, but no worries, we have it covered.

How Does It Work

What does the person do once they are inside the photo booth?

They simply follow the on-screen instructions which will entail pushing either the ‘black & white’ or ‘color’ button (if you give them the choice), then watching the countdown and smiling for the camera. One of the advantages of our photo booth is that it is very user-friendly.

Is the photo booth easy to use?

It’s a snap! The photo booth is VERY easy to use and simple easy to follow instructions appear on the touch screen inside the booth for your guests.   Your pictures are taken and displayed within a second. Prints are available outside of the booth within 10 seconds.

Booth Attendant

Will there be someone at the event to maintain the photo booth?

Yes. A professional and friendly Seattle Party Shots Photo Booth Host is always on hand and will assist your guests with any questions and help with fun ideas.

Features and Size of Booth

What does the Photo Booth look like?

Elegantly draped and appropriate for a wedding, rather than a shopping mall or video arcade.

How big is the Photo Booth?

This is an area where we really shine! Our booths can be completely customized to adjust to the needs for your venue! Need a smaller booth for a more confined space – No Problem! Want it bigger to allow 12 guests inside? That’s no problem either!

How big should a photo booth be?

Bigger is definitely better! An again that’s where we offer the level of service that most photo companies can’t match! Maximizing the booth footprint gives you far more options from number of guests in the booth at one time, to the types of props they can use. Maximize the fun by maximizing the booth.

How many people can fit inside the photo booth?

In a standard configuration our booths can comfortable fit up to 4-6 guests, and even up to 20 people if they all really want to be together in one shot!

Can your photo booth be set up upstairs?

Yes! While many photo booths weigh over 700lbs and are too large to fit through doors or go upstairs, our unique design allows us to place our photo booth just about anywhere you would like –upstairs/downstairs and through small doorways are no problem for us!

Are there limitations as to where the photo booth can be set-up?

We can set up just about anywhere! Our custom Seattle Party Shots Photo Booth has the flexibility to be work well with any venue. Ideally we would we’d like to be right next to a power outlet. When we arrive before your event even starts, we will get together with your contact person at your venue and pick the best location.

Is your photo booth enclosed on all 4 sides or open?

We offer you the option for a private booth or an open air booth.

Do you offer a bench or do you have people stand in your booth?

It’s up to you. A bench is beneficial for larger groups and also when there are tall and short people (including children).

Can the photo booth be setup outside?

Yes, if there is shelter provided such as a tent or cover. If nothing is provided, we may be able to provide a cover at an additional charge. Without shelter, the elements could lessen the quality of the photos. Keep in mind that electricity is required to run the Seattle Party Shots Photo Booth. Here again, we can provide a “quiet” generator to supply sufficient electricity, at an additional charge.

Is the photo booth wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Seattle Party Shots Booths are designed with this in mind!

Customizing the Booth

What background colors can I choose from?

We have over 70 different color options. We start with 4 standard colors to choose from: White, Black, Red, or Grey. If you would like custom colors, we have 70 more different colors and patterns from which you can select as an option as well. If you have a special request, please let us know and we will work with you.

What background colors work the best?

We have found that White, Black, or Grey background colors work best. They tend to keep your guests as the prime focus of the photograph and provide the least amount of distraction.

Does the photo booth have a monitor so waiting guests can see what’s happening in the booth?

Yes, we have an external monitor option available if you wish! However, part of the fun of a Photo Booth is that element of privacy in the booth – what happens in the booth stays in the booth 

What is your Video Message option?

Our Video Message option is studio quality! With this option during photo taking sessions, your guests can choose to leave you a video message of congratulations. This allows your videographer to concentrate on the fun things. No more interruption from a microphone being passed around the tables!