Start a Photo Booth Business | Typical Hourly Income of $200‎

Updated: Jun 18

In this post we will be going over steps how you can build a Photo Booth set-up from scratch and focus will be for beginners! If you do all the steps correctly you will be easily be able to make $200 to $250 per hour. We will breakdown set-up cost for one kind of Photo Booth. There are multiple kinds of Photo Booth products in the market. The focus will be on the DIY for this post. We will focus on other advanced types of Photo Booth in future posts.


It can be very challenging to get all the information under one roof. We wanted to make it easy for the newcomers as we have done the research for you! The following equipment could also be potentially use for your party, wedding, corporate parties but it will indeed take a bit of time to learn and get everything right. Its critical to remember that you will require some trial and error to really fully understand the business and marketing it appropriately.


What Equipment do I Need ? Where can I purchase?


Being a newbie can be a big challenge as you don't where to start. This is the bare minimum equipment required to start off your Photo Booth journey:


1) Mount-It! TV Floor Stand Portable TV Pedestal Display With Wheels

2) 24-inch Widesreen LED Touch Screen Monitor

3) DNP RX1 Compact Professional Photo Booth and Portrait Dye Sublimation Printer

4) Sequin Backdrops


You need at-least two backdrops to start off the business. We would recommend Gold and Silver as these are the two most requested ones for all events.

5) Backdrop Stand


Canadian Studio professional 10ft x 10ft heavy duty 100% steel made backdrop support system. Canadian Studio adjustable backdrop support system is a must have for every professional photographer. Effortlessly hang muslins, fabrics, canvas, paper backdrop and a varies backgrounds to create the perfect setting, right in your own home or studio. This backdrop support system is easy to set up and take down.


Easy to use and great quality products offered by this company! We have had a good experience so far with them!


6) Canon EOS Rebel T6 Camera


Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR is one of the best entry level cameras for Photo Booth. We strongly recommend to go with the Canon camera as the quality and service is impeccable. Most Photo Booth softwares are compatible with Cannon EOS T6 camera.


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7) External Flash


This will be your friend no matter if you are using it for Photography or Photo Booth business! After doing lot of research on our side we would recommend Amazon Basics product.


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8) Ring Light


You will find abundant brands when it comes to Ring Lights. I would recommend the Neewer brand. Great pricing and quality support.


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9) Battery and Battery Chargers


Ideally you want a good back up of chargers for your camera and external flash



Rechargeable Batteries



10) Extension Cord


This will be one our your best friend when it comes to ensuring you are able to reach the power outlets. You don't want to be in a situation where you can't reach the outlets leading to a disaster of a situation. We would recommend this product to start you off.


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11) Photo Booth 2x6 and 4x6 Templates Props


Templates will make or break your business! You want to make sure you have quality templates either stocked up or have a collection for your guests to have ready. There are lot companies only that will either design you templates on demand or you can buy them in bulk if that it interests you.


We will start you off with a few FREE Photo Booth Templates below! The first one is a 4x6 size Template and the Gold one is 2x6 size Template. Just leave us a comment below with your email address! We will have it over to you ASAP!




12) Photo Booth Software


13) Props


14) Adobe Editing Software


15) Quality Laptop


16) 4 Gold Stanchions


17) Surge Protector



How much will the total set-up cost me ?


Coming Soon!


How do I get Leads and grow my Business ?


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