Markets That Use Photobooths
for many photo booths operators, this is their main market. For almost all photo booth operators, the main market will either be the corporate market or the wedding market, with the best ones being able to successfully serve booth.
Though it is far less common, you will occaionally get a request to do a photo booth at a stag & doe (or buck and doe or whatever it is reffered to in your area) or even a bridal shower or engagement party.
Sometimes, people who have destination weddings have parties for all their friends (for of like a reception) when they return. I have done some of these and like to promote "green screen" here. I tell them to make some pictures at their "destination" and pick 5 of their favorites and I will (assuming they are of the correct quality) use them as the green screen backgrounds. Other than that I treat this type of party pretty much like a wedding and wedding photo booth is always fun. Speaking of wedding photo booth, below would be a great fit for your business. It's our RBA Photobooths T11 2.5 Portable Photo Booth package. It's the best for wedding photo booth events and it is very portable.
This is my favorite market, even more so than weddings. One of the best things about the corporate market is that it is not centered around 40 prime Saturdays every year.
As well, as long as you deliver the quality, the corporate market is a little less price sensitive and is willing to pay for the best you have to offer.
Just as the DJing, expect December to be full of company "Christmas" or "Holiday" parties. My busiest day of the year has traditionally been the Saturday closest to 2 weeks before Christmas.
Now, if you are looking for new business, I would start marketing in August and then every month till December - August, September, October and November.
During prom season expect to be busy. If you do many events at the school market be ready to work pretty much steady at graduation time. Homecoming, after-prom, fundraisers and more tied with the schools is another opportunity for you as a portable photo booth operator.
The school market is yet another way to extend your portable photo booth business beyond a weekend endeavor.
From my direct experience, after weddings, corporate events and schools, birthdays were the next most common type of portable photo booth event.
Many times these are kids parties, but I have also done 40, 50, and 60 year old birthday parties. I think my record is 80.
Many times at birthday parties, portable photobooths are not just used for entertainment, but as well for pictures people will keep for a lifetime. There are times I truly feel privileged in being able to help these memories for people
BAR AND BAT MITZVAHS
If you serve the Jewish market to any extent you will find your aluminum portable photobooth calendar busy with bar and bat mitzvahs.
Generally you would treat these pretty much the same as birthday celebrations. For those people that might not know, bar (for boys) and bat (for girls) mitzvahs are Jewish ceremonies that, very simply explained, represent the first step towards adulthood.
Under Jewish law, children are not obligated to observe the commandments, until they reach their bar or bat mitzvahs, at the age of 13 for boys and 12 for girls. In ancient times hundreds of years ago, before secular and even more current Jewish law governed such activities, reaching your bar or bat mitzvah also represented the age at which you could form binding contracts, testify before a court and marry. I repeat, this was a long long time ago and today, represents merely the first of many steps towards becoming an adult.
Some congregations have elaborate ceremonies to mark this occasion along with significant religious educational requirments such as learning and reciting the traditional chants, while others have lesser demands, as the bar or bat mitzvah is considered automatic. There is no such thing as passing or failing. Of course, the religious service in modern times is followed by a Consequently, aluminum portable photobooths have become an important part of many bar and bat mitzvah receptions.
Some congregations have elaborate ceremonies to mark this occasion along with significant religious educational requirements such as earning and reciting the traditional chants, while others have lesser demands, as the bar or bat mitzvah is considered automatic. There is no such thing as passing or failing. Of course, the religious service in modern times is followed by a reception that is many times as elaborate as wedding reception. Consequently, aliminum portable photobooths have become an important part of many bar and bat mitzvah receptions.
I have done a lot of work for the Jewish community over the last 20 or so years. Most of this I credit to what I learned early on from Mobile Beat Magazine and RBA Photobooths.
Back in 1991, in what was probably the 3rd or 4th issue ever of Mobile Beat Magazine, Bobby Morganstein had an ad out for his brand new cd, The Complete Jewish Party CD. I think it was at the time something like 28 bucks, but it was the best 28 bucks I ever spent.
Now at this time I was not doing aluminum portable photobooths, but rather was a DJ. I got a phone call from a prospect, and their first question was whether I had any Jewish Music.
Of course I told them about the new cd I had just purchased that had Have Nagila as well as some Hora medleys on it, and guess what, I got the job. Now this was not a bar or bat mitzvah but rather a half-jewish wedding. However, it seems they like the job I did and this led to at least 40-50 more bookings within the Jewish community in the next few years. Like I said before, it was the best 28 dollars I ever spent.
If you have a quality photobooth and provide excellent service, try to get into the Jewish Market. Some of the larger metropolitan areas actually have trade shows showcasing entertainment services to the Jewish community. I would suggest you check them out.
In any case, if you are looking for a business to start fresh, we have a large selections of aluminum portable photobooths.