A photo booth is essential for any Christmas celebration. You need a place for taking photos that will specifically remind you how great the moment was. Photo booths create nostalgia. The sad yet refreshing feelings you will have in future when you look at the photos are important. The photo booth will be a space you’ll share the love with friends and relatives during the Christmas festivities. A well-designed Christmas photo booth will help you accomplish that goal. Here is how to design a Christmas photo booth:
Use natural lighting
You can keep the photo booth outside or inside an enclosure such as a hall as per your preferences but ensure it receives as much natural light as possible. Not only does the natural light make your photos look natural and warm but also invokes mood. Natural light also removes the need to use flash. If you must have an artificial lighting in the photo booth then let it be those multi-coloured Christmas lights which will actually help in improving the look of the background.
Incorporate plenty of Christmas themed props
It is Christmas photo booth so yeah, Santa Claus’s moustache needs to appear there (well, it must not, you can choose Grinch instead if like him). Nothing screams “this is a Christmas photo” like a Christmas themed prop in the background.
Keep the photo booth away from busy places and pathway essential for the smooth running of the celebration. Also, ensure that the location is spacious enough to incorporate the props and the backdrop of your choice.
Make your backdrop captivating
This is where you should bring your innovative mind. For instance, consider picking a red coloured backdrop and then printing your own decorations on it. Whether you decide to add stickers of tiny boxes of presents or the mistletoe print make it as captivating as possible. You can purchase ready-made backdrops in a thrift shop instead.
Creating Custom Backdrops
One reason why you should avoid the readymade backdrops offered in stores is that they rarely look different. If a backdrop doesn’t have stars, Santa, and the moose on it then it is not likely to miss snow prints or tiny Christmas trees. Well, this idea is nice, but it has been overused. For that reason, you need to think of making your own custom backdrop. Adding a personal touch gives you an opportunity to display your personal preferences and even interact with your guest. For example, you can decorate your backdrop with your favourite superhero, the name of a movie or movie quotes printed alongside Christmas related items on your backdrop. This means you are a movie guy and your friends will feel connected.
Props too can be custom made to pass a statement about your personality and what you really like. For instance, If your geek friends are joining you for Christmas then you need to think of using custom-made props that resonate with your hobbies. You can print those geeky images on the Christmas props to sync the two and make a statement. What about using a pixeled 3D printed Christmas tree as a prop? This and other geeky ideas can make the photo booth beautiful.