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St. Augustine Family Photographer and Family Portrait Photography Studio. Specializing in Family Photography, Senior Portraits, and Head Shot Photography.

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How to Rock A Photobooth |St. Augustine Event Photographer

Photobooths are the absolute best! I am so in love with them. They are a great way to have fun with your friends and to try to be as creative in the photos as possible. To put it simply, I'm a BEAST at photobooths. There have been many years of practice. I am going to share with you 3 easy tips for anyone to rock a photobooth.

1. Be prepared

I cannot stress enough how important it is to go in prepared. If you are hoping to achieve the best results, you need to think creatively and quickly. Being spontaneous is great, but have a tentative game plan. That way you wont be caught off guard. Here's one time I was caught unprepared.....

2. Be Diverse

To max out your skillz, be diverse in your looks. Anyone can use the same prop for all 4 images. To stay at the top of your game, use as many props as necessary, and try and have a different look for each image. Rich and I are awesome at working together quickly in a photobooth. Here are our mad skillz at work.

3. Move Quickly and Tell A Story If You Can

You only have 3-6 seconds between images. SECONDS! Have all your props ready. The last thing you want to be doing is fumbling for over sized sunglasses and you inadvertently get your viking hat stuck on your dress. Make sure everyone in the booth knows the game plan. As soon as you see the flash, change looks. DON'T HESITATE! Also, be creative! You have 3-4 frames, so why not tell a story? And now for a moment of sweetness, this year at Boots and Bling with my cowboy....I love that he's always up for my antics. :)

The one below is a disgruntled elf, who leaves Santa's workshop to party it up in Mexico and then retires in Florida.That's it all! Here are some shots of me in BEAST mode while photoboothing it up. I try and top myself every time I see a booth. This year I had police officers involved. Last year at Boots and Bling (see above photo with Rich) we integrated a stuffed bobcat. This year he made an appearance and I was able to persuade some police officers to get involved.