FAQ’s

What areas do you service?

We currently provide photo booth hire services in the Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch (Canterbury) regions. Travel outside of these areas by arrangement, please Contact Us now for a travel quote. We have the largest selection of photo booths available in New Zealand, with multiple photobooths available in each location we can also cater for your last minute bookings.

What types of Photo Booth do you have?

Classic Photo Booths offer 4 unique styles of photo booth. Our traditional Classic Photo Booth which is tall and black and comes fully enclosed with black privacy curtains, our Mini Photo Booth which is perfect for private homes or smaller venues and our premium Vintage Photo Booth themed set. In addition in Canterbury we also offer Bazil, our 1964 split screen VW Kombi Photo Booth. Lovingly restored, Bazil is New Zealand’s only Kombi Booth licensed to carry passengers.

All our booths pack the latest in photo booth technology, the main difference is their external stylish looks. If you’re looking for a traditional upright photo booth then our Classic Photo Booth will be the bees knees. If you don’t have a lot of space then the Mini Photo Booth is sure to fit. If you’re looking for something more retro then you’ll love our VW Kombi Booth or Vintage Photo Booth themed set. Explore our website to find out more about our photo booth options.

Why choose Classic Photo Booths?

Unlike many part time outfits, Classic Photo Booths is a genuine professional business, we strive for excellence in everything we do. In each region we provide an amazing crew of highly skilled and trained photography operators. We also have a behind the scenes team who manage all of our administration, bookings, cutting edge technologies, accounts and design work. Rest assured you’re in good hands, we won’t muck you around or cancel at the last minute. You can read more about what makes us different at our Why Us page.

What other services do you provide?

In addition to our awesome photo booth options we also offer some rather splendid new photo services like paparazzi event photography and our live Instagram + Twitter hashtag printer. If social media is your thing then we have some powerful social tools and apps that can capture event photos and video and enable live social media updates during events as they unfold. Amazing we know, just Contact Us now for more details.

How does your photo booth work?

Stuff as many people as will fit inside the booth, press the button, and make a funny face. The guests will see themselves on the screen inside and the booth will take a single photo or even four consecutive photos within 5 seconds of each other. After the last photo is taken, hey presto the picture will print out of the side of the booth.

Are your photo booths truly portable?

Absolutely. All our photo booths are portable and have been designed and manufactured by us in New Zealand to operate just about anywhere. We can operate in a field, the beach, a mountain top, or even a boat, our collection of photo booths are really the bees knees.

Do the images print instantly?

Yes. We use the latest digital print technology to bring you dry to touch and ready to take home prints in less than 30 seconds.

Who takes the photos?

We do. You do. Or the person next to you. Even your gran can take the photos. All of our photo booths are operated using either a touch screen or foot switch. And just in case there are any technical glitches our photo booth attendant is always on hand to ensure each snap goes smoothly.

Can we customise the prints?

Absolutely. We can watermark your photos with your logo, the date of your wedding, corporate branding, or whatever other message you fancy. You can select from a variety of super cool 4-photo, 3-photo, or 1-photo layouts.

Is there an attendant with the photo booth for the entire time?

Yes. We think it’s very important to have a professional and friendly photo booth attendant on-site, they’ll stay with the photo booth to ensure that your guests get into the party mood and have fun. They will also be on hand to ensure the photo booth works properly, help guests with any questions they may have and provide creative direction to capture the best possible poses. Having a photo booth attendant is like having a DJ who can work the crowd rather than jukebox that sits lonely in the corner.

How long can we rent the photo booth for?

We normally rent our photo booths for a minimum of two hours, we also offer competitive rates for longer durations including entire event photo booth hire. Our standard kids party hire is limited to one hour so there’s plenty of time for games and party food as well. However, exceptions can be made… Just ask us and we will be more than happy to discuss what works for you!

How many photos can we take?

All of our rental packages include unlimited photos.  The photo booth can print approximately 50-60 photo sessions per hour, including the time it takes to strike a pose and print the actual photo.

When is the best time to operate the photo booth at a wedding?

We have found that the best time to operate the photo booth is either straight after the ceremony or after the dinner and speeches.

The first option is in between the ceremony and the officialities of the reception, whilst the bridal party is having their official photos taken. This can often be a down time for guests as they chat waiting for the next stage of the celebration to begin. The fun antics of the photo booth really do kick start the party mood with people mingling and laughing and striking hilarious poses together.

And when the Bride and Groom return from their photo session there is usually still plenty of time for their own photo booth fun. Our clients always tell us how great it was to start the reception in this way and what a difference it made to the atmosphere, the photo booth is a great talking point and ice-breaker.

Alternatively start your photo booth session soon after the dinner and speeches but don’t start too late into the evening or some of your guests may be a little tipsy! At this time we often start with the evening entertainment such as your band or DJ, running both at the same time will be great fun.

How long should we book for?

It really depends on how many crazy photo booth fans there are attending. A general rule of thumb is for 80 guests or less a 2 hour hire should be about right, for 80-120 guests a 3 hour hire is about right, for more than 120 guests we recommend 4 hours or more. If you don’t want to miss a photo op then you can also hire the photo booth for your entire event, please Contact Us for pricing.

When will you arrive to set-up?

In general we will arrive to set-up one hour before your start time, this allows us plenty of time to get the photo booth into the location or set-up the more extravagant Vintage Photo Booth set. If you would like to have the photo booth set-up before this time then we may charge idle time to ensure the photo booth is set-up earlier at the times you have requested.

What is idle time?

During the peak season we often have two events per day, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. We can arrange for the photo booth to be set-up early before your guests arrive at your event however we may charge for idle time, this is when the photo booth and/or staff are onsite at your venue but not being used.

Idle time is charged on an hourly basis, whether we charge any idle time really depends on your wedding date, times and how many other bookings we have at the time you book. It pays to book early!

To find out whether any idle time would be applied to an earlier set-up time at your event please Contact Us.

Can you provide a digital copy of the photos?  

Yip. All photos are stored and backed-up on our hard drive, we’ll even post you a free copy of all the photo strips and individual photos on USB Memory Stick.

How much room do you need to set up the photo booth?

The minimum floor area required for setup and operation of our Classic Photo Booth is approximately 1.5m x 2m. If you would like to have a photo book, then we will also need space for a small table. The minimum floor area required for the set-up and operation of the Mini Photo Booth is approximately 1.5m x 1.5m. If you’re considering our Vintage Photo Booth themed set then the total recommended floor area required is approximately 3m x 2.5m. Please Contact Us for the VW Kombi Photo Booth requirements.

How many people can fit in the booth together?

Our photo booths are designed to fit 4 to 6 people in the standard photo booth configuration. We can vary the size of the booth to fit 15 – 20 people if needed. If your guests are willing to squeeze together, many more can fit in the photo.  The possibilities are endless and it’s really up to you how squishy you like it.

Can you send me a few sample photo strips?

Absolutely. To request a sample, just click the “Contact Us” secton at the top of the page.

How much does delivery and set up cost?  

There is no charge for delivery within 40 KM of the Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch CBD and Banks Peninsula.  Outside of these areas there is a per kilometre travel fee, please contact us for a travel quote.

What’s the deal with Classic Photo Booths kids photo booth hire packages?

0-12 year olds qualify for kids party photo booth hire packages, the party must end before 6pm and are not available on public holidays. Contact Us for more info.

Are you insured?

Absolutely, we are covered by public liability insurance for an amount not less than $2,000,000 (two million dollars), proof of this cover can be produced if requested.

What is required to rent a photo booth?

To secure your booking just complete our online booking form and pay the 50% non-refundable deposit.

When is the final payment due?

The final payment is due at least 14 days before your event.

What payments are accepted?

We accept Bank Transfer, Bank Deposit and Cash. We also accept MasterCard and Visa, however there is a 3% credit card surcharge.

Please deposit payment into our bank account:

Account Name: CLASSIC PHOTO BOOTHS LTD
Bank Account No.: 02-0832-0063813-000

Add your name or event name as the reference with your payment. It may take a couple of days for us to see your payment in our bank account due to bank clearance times.

Credit Cards

If you would like to pay online by Credit Card please follow this link http://bit.ly/PayYourAccount and add your reference into the Order ID field.