Why should I have McMusic, instead of some other company, provide a Photobooth at my event? Professional, personal, and curteous service coupled with high-quality prints and a Photobooth that rivals none other in our area are just a few of the reasons. Not to mention, our pricing is more affordable than most others in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Lastly, if you reserve our Photobooth with our DJ Services, you'll received package pricing. Not to metion the fact that you're only working with one company for multiple services, thus less stress!
Is there a discount on the photobooth if we hire you to DJ our event too? Yes. Give us a call and we'll be more than happy to discuss pricing options and packages for our photobooth and DJ services, together or separately.
What happens if a guest takes an inappropriate picture?
Your guests are free to do whatever they wish inside the booth. They will receive their picture once it’s printed. We do review all of your pictures before posting them to the web gallery. Anything that might be considered inappropriate or possibly embarrassing the next morning, we won't put it in the gallery, however, it will be included on the CD mailed to the client. However, if there’s a picture in the online gallery that you would like removed just let us know and we can do it right away.
How much of a retainer is required to reserve my date?
We require a $200 retainer to formally book your date. Upon contacting us and getting some information from you, we will send you a contract and hold your date for 2 weeks. If we do not receive your contract and deposit back from you with two weeks, there is no guarantee your date will still be available.
Is the retainer refundable?
If you cancel your booking 180 days or more prior to your event we will refund your entire retainer. If the cancellation occurs within 180 days we will refund your retainer IF we are able to secure a new booking for your date. Otherwise, we can apply your deposit to a future date, within one year of your orginal date. However, rates may change and could apply towards the rescheduled date.
Do you charge extra for setup and takedown time?
No. Setup and takedown time is included in your rental fee. We always arrive 2 hours prior to our start time. If you want the photobooth to be ready at 6 P.M., it will be completely set up and ready to go no later than 6 P.M. If you require the booth to be set up by 4 P.M., but not running until 6pm, we charge a small $35 per hour fee for idle time.
Does our rental include a photobooth attendant?
Yes. A professional, courteous, attendant will be present during the entire rental period to help your guests operate and enjoy their photobooth experience.
How long does it take for our pictures to be posted to the internet?
In most instances galleries are usually posted the next day after the event. On rare occasions it may take a day or two longer. There is no additional charge for this web posting service.
Is the online gallery password protected?
Yes, by default we password protect your online gallery. Some of our past clients have included professional athletes and other high-profile individuals. We recognize the privacy of your guests and are happy to offer this feature at no additional cost. There is a label on the back of each print directing your guests to our website with the appropriate password.
Do you provide a copy of our images on disk?
You bet! We provide you with a CD containing full resolution copies of their individual image files. While other photobooth companies charge extra for this service, we offer it complimentary.
Are prints included with your rental rates?
Yes they are. Each photobooth session takes four pictures which are then printed moments later on a single 4x6 print for your guests to keep. Our rental rates include unlimited sessions and an individual print of each session. Guests are free to return to use the booth as often as they’d like while it’s at your event.
Can we have a special message displayed on our prints?
Absolutely! Most of our clients choose to have their names and wedding date printed on the bottom of their index prints. However, any unique message, graphic or logo you choose can be displayed in this area at no additional charge.
When is the final payment due?
We require the remaining balance to be paid no later than the day of the event.
What form of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, checks, or credit cards.
Can we choose the color of the background?
Yes, we have several different colors of back grounds to choose from. We work with you to select the best color for your event. We suggest colors that compliment, but yet contrast your event scheme. For example, if your bridesmaid's are all in red dresses, we wouldn't suggest using a red backdrop. If you would like to provide your own, the backdrops measure 4 1/2 feet wide by 7 feet tall. Try to avoid using shiny or "glittery" fabrics as this will reflect the flash.
What are the dimensions of your photobooth?
Our photobooth measures approximately 7' tall by 7 1/2' wide by 4 1/2' deep. It can easily accomodate a small group of people. Which means a family of 5 or 6 could easily fit in the booth for a photo opportunity. Currently the record is 16. (Not that we're trying to break any records!) When coordinating an area for the booth, keep in mind that we need space for a small table to hold our laptop and printer.
Do you require a damage deposit?
No, unless you instruct to have the photobooth set up outdoors and not covered by an enclosure or tent of some sort. Then we would require a $500 damage deposit in addition to your rental charge. However, at all events you will be liable for any damage to the booth that may occur by your guests.
Do you have any suggestions on choosing an area for the photobooth?
We recommend that you try and position the photobooth as close to the action as possible. If the photobooth is in a different room, often the “out of sight, out of mind” principle takes place. Although, it may not always be possible to have it close to the action. We will help ensure that your guests know where the booth is and to encourage them to get their pictures taken in the photobooth. Asking the DJ or emcee to make an announcement about the photobooth is also recommended. Most importantly, the photobooth needs to be within 50ft. of a standard electrical outlet.
Do you offer photobooths in different colors other than black with a red door curtain?
Not at this time. However, if you are planning an event and want to put promotional materials, lights, signs, or other decorations in or around the booth, we’re more than happy to work with you on that request. Please give us a call for more details.
Your photobooth is much classier looking than others, why is it also less expensive?
Our photobooths were custom designed and built primarily with weddings and other grand occasions. We wanted the booth to add to the look of the event, not distract from it. We utilize professional style lighting equipment, quality cameras, and photo printers for superior image quality. Our photobooths are larger than the old-style booths, but yet they are easier transport. They are also cleaner and much more attractive than many of our competitors’ booths. We're used to providing quality service to our clients with our DJ services and continue that tradition with our Photobooths as well!