FAQ’s

What is included in a photo booth rental?

A stationary, open-air photo booth, we have two options to choose from (see next question) both have a high resolution camera, studio quality lighting, and instant lab quality prints. Our photo booths are accompanies by a friendly, fun POPfessional attendant from start to finish, which means less malfunctions and downtime. We create a custom layout for your event so all your images are branded or the perfect match for your event. All images can be emailed or posted to social media directly from our booth as well as instantly streamed to the event host’s facebook page, if desired.

Do you have more than one booth?

Yes! Not only do we have different multiple booths (for all your large event needs) we have different styles too! Our most popular is a large interactive touch screen, allowing guests to see their images on a large crystal clear screen and then use the touch screen features to completely customize the images. By using a green screen we can transport guests into the ultimate experience, they can further customize their images with digital drag and drop props or writing/drawing on the images. This booth can be branded with a custom wrap.

The other option is a really small foot print, and it glows! This booth is perfect for gif booths but offers some of the great features of our original booth with a high resolution camera and user friendly touchscreen. This booth is really affordable to custom wrap to match your event or branding.

On both booth styles our printer is enclosed in the booth so you don’t have cords strung from place to place, it’s all very nice and tidy.

What is my investment?

We have a two hour minimum, and have a selection of packages and services that fit different price ranges. We also can schedule a time to speak with you further about your event if you want a tailored price.

What is an eco-friendly photo booth?

If your event is zero waste or focusing on going green we have booths that are kind to the environment! Traditional photo booths printers waste a lot of paper, especially the little photo strips, we mainly print 4×6 photos, but we also have instant email and social media integration. Which means your guests can get their images instantly but without the wasted paper, oh and it costs less. Friendly on the environment and your pocket!

Do you set up and leave?  

No, at least one attendant is on site at all times to assist guests and make sure there are not any problems during an event. We do not believe any technology works perfectly 100% of the time so we would not provide a service that doesn’t have someone there to trouble shoot in the case that something does go wrong.  Added Bonus our POPfessionals are total photo shoot wizards always adding so much fun you just might pop!

Do your prices include set-up and breakdown?

You betcha, and no they are not part of the total event service period. So if you book us for 4 hours of photo booth fun, we set up approximately one hour early to set-up and then breakdown in an hour. So we are really there for a total of 6 hours.

If you need us there earlier or what to break up the rental for a seated dinner hour we have idle time we can incorporate into your package!

Do you do outdoor events?

Yes! However, we need a covered (and sometimes enclosed) space. Computers and printers have difficulty working in extreme conditions, including wind, heat, and moisture. Please let us know if your event is outside when you request a quote so we can give you an accurate cost.

ARE YOU A FRANCHISE?

No, we are an independent, family-owned business. This ensures you can rest at ease knowing we will strive to make every event the best it can be, it means a lot to us to make sure your happy with our service because we are local and take pride in our business. You will not be left filling out forms or complaints to some person in another state that doesn’t care about you or your event!

DO YOU HAVE A STOREFRONT?

No, we do not. We are a mobile business that typically always goes to a location for an event. We try to pass on our savings to you by not having a large studio to increase rates.  If you want to meet in person we would love to treat you to a coffee or tea at one of our favorite local spots!

DO YOU HAVE TRAVEL FEES?

We do not have any travel fees within the Monterey Bay, Monterey County, San Francisco Bay and near by areas. However, we do have minimums and some travel fees for areas beyond our typical reach.

HOW DO I RESERVE A DATE?

Contact us to discuss your date and event for availability. If you decide to move ahead we have a standard contract and deposit required to reserve your date. Dates can be reserved up to 24 months in advance.

I AM HAVING A WEDDING, IS POPSHOTS/POPBOOKS APPROPRIATE FOR A WEDDING?

Absolutely, both our photo booth and flipbooks are loved by kids and adults, regardless of the setting; formal or informal we can make your events a lot of fun. Weddings should be a reflection of the couple, if you think having entertainment at your wedding sounds fun to you, your guests probably will too!

DO YOU GIVE DISCOUNTS FOR BOOKING COORDINATING AND ENTERTAINMENT?

We offer 10% discount off of services when booked together.

DO YOU DO CHARITY EVENTS?

 We certainly do, we have a set number of charity events that we do per year. If you are planning an event for a cause and have sponsors, PopShots is very appealing as a sponsorship opportunity. If you are interested we would be happy to discuss details.