Hot Trends in Photo Booth & Photo Favors

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and we believe this is especially true of wedding, bat & bar mitzvah and party photos. Photo booths and photo favors are an excellent way for you and your guests to take a tangible memory away from what’s sure to be a fabulous event!  The options and features are getting better by the day, so we’re excited to bring you….

5 Popular Trends & Features in Photo Booths & Photo Favors

1. Luxe Lights

Lights are a great way to add some pop to your next event. By choosing either a color that’s already a part of your scheme, or an exciting accent color, lights will literally help illuminate your night! Lights are also being added to fun photo booths to combine two great trends into one!

Vanity LED Photo Booth

Vanity LED Photo Booth from Vision Entertainment

Vision Entertainment Group, a leader in event entertainment, reinvents the photo booth with an updated take on the classic. According to Daniela Grafman of Vision Entertainment Group, “Modern photo booth options include LED lighting and are highly interactive.” Choose what color lighting fits with your color scheme and your photo booth will complement your decor.

2. Fun & Interactive Photobooth Options

No matter what type of event you’re hosting, everyone loves something a little bit interactive. Whether it’s a graffiti wall, custom collage framing options, or fun props, allowing your guests to get creative will be a unique aspect they’re sure to remember.

Virtual Graffiti Wall

Graffiti Wall from interactive Productions | Bar & Bat Mitzvah Party Entertainment

If you are looking for a photo booth for your next occasion, why not look for something new and different?  Go Graffiti Wall from Interactive Productions will be sure to generate a buzz as the photo attraction of your event. The graffiti wall is unique, interactive and it also sends each guest home with a photo favor!

Guests have their photo taken, then have the chance to customize their photo with interactive spray can technology.  Lastly their masterpiece is printed as a party photo favor.


Photo Booth CollageThanks to a plethora of phone and computer apps, everyone can be an artist and turn their favorite photos into collages! Custom Incredibles Presents iBuild makes this a reality at your next event by allowing guests to build and print their own collages right then and there!

How does it work? A host will be capturing lots of juicy photos from your event and continuously feeding them into the touch-screens. Guests can then make a collage using four of their favorite images. Guests can personalize their collages by choosing custom borders and captions. The photo is printed for a fun photo favor, and can also be instantly emailed for online sharing.

Photo Booth “Revolutionized”

Photo Booth | Photobooth

Photo Booth from NYC Photo Party

NYC Photo Party combines the old school photo booth with the modern popularity social media. “This year, it’s all about revolutionizing the photo booth. Creating customization, interaction, and the ability to share on the web as photos can be instantly posted to Facebook, Twitter, Email, and more.”, says Danielle Ehrgott of NYC Photo Party.

3. High-Tech Features

The motto “pictures or it didn’t happen” has been even more enforced with the rising popularity of the hashtag. It’s commonplace now for those throwing events to ask their guests to use one hashtag so that post-event, all of the photos people post to social media are easy to find. This is a great way for guests and hosts alike to see all the pictures from the event in the same place. And is one time you won’t get annoyed when people have their phones out!!

Instagram Hashtag Streaming

Instagram Photo Streaming | Bar Mitzvah, Party, Wedding

Instagram Photo Streaming from Interactive Entertainment Concepts

Interactive Entertainment Concepts takes this concept a step further by aggregating all of the pics tagged with the same hashtag and displaying them at your event! Encourage guests to post right away so you can see what they’ve snapped in real time!

iPad Interactive Sign In Boards

High-Tech-Sign-In Board | Bar & Bat Mitzvah PartyWith high-tech sign-in boards from Interactive Entertainment Concepts, guests can strike a pose as they sign your board. Four different photos are taken which can be immediately emailed to the guest, guest of honor and others!

4. Unique Photo Booth Styles

Photo booths are a great addition to any event. They allow guests to take photos away that very same night, and there are tons of options to fit the style and budget of every host!

Red Carpet Photo Booth

Red Carpet Hollywood Photo Booth

Red Carpet Photo Booth from City Sounds Entertainment

Whether you’re having a themed affair or just want a little something extra at your next event, there are tons of styles of photo booths to choose from. City Sounds Entertainment‘s Red Carpet Photo Booth will make all of your guests feel like celebrities!


Coney Island Photo Booth, Photo FavorsOld is new again, and Dance Time Entertainment‘s Nostalgic Coney Island Photo Booth will transport guests to an older time even at the most modern of events.


Vintage Classic Photo Booth, Majestic Photobooth

Vintage Photo Booth from The Majestic Photobooth Co.

The Majestic Photobooth Co. specializes in all things photo booth, and it’s no wonder that their ever popular Vintage Photo Booth is a crowd favorite. Red velvet curtains lead to the booth which prints vertical photo strips just like the ones from back in the day!

5. Fun & Different Photo Favors

Whether you’re looking to add a kitschy focal point to your next event (see the enormous inflatable chair below!) or give your guests something sweet to go home with, there are tons of ways involving photos that are fun and different.

Fun Props

Giant Chair Photo Favors | Bar Mitzvah, Party

Giant Chair Photo Favors from Amazing Amusements

Amazing Amusements creates just that: Amazing Amusements!!! Whether you want your photos on lollipops, or a giant chair as a prop, they’ve got you covered…and then some.

Edible Photo Favors

Photo Chocolate Lollipops | Bar Mitzvah, Party

Chocolate Lollipop Photo Favors from Amazing Amusements

Photo Chocolate Lollipops from Amazing Amusements.  These amusements aren’t just amazing, but bound to be memorable, too!

Photo Flipbooks

What’s better than taking home one picture from a photo booth?! A whole book of them! Flipbooks are so much fun you may have to drag your guests out of the photo booth!

We highly recommend all of the above vendors as well as these photo booth and photo favor vendors. When the day of your event has come and gone and all that remains are memories, photos are a great way to look back and remember the amazing time you had with family and friends!

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Written by Lyndi Halpern

Lyndi Halpern