When having a party photo booth it is best to set it up in a visible location like at the entrance of the party or near the refreshments. By having it in a visible location people will notice it sooner and be more likely to visit it. If the effort is being made to set it up it should noticeable to everyone in the room.
There should be an attractive sign for the party photo booth to draw everyone’s attention. It should tell what the purpose of the booth is and any charge that applies. This will allow people to make an educated choice about participating. They are more likely to participate if there are no uncertainties about what’s happening.
If there is going to be a charge for the booth it is wise to charge for the printing of the photo not for having the picture taken. If the charge is for the printing of the photo people will be more open to having their picture taken because they can then choose to buy it according to whether they like the picture or not. Depending on the event it might be fun to have an album printed up of all the pictures as well.
It should be an attractive booth. It should stand out at the party by being attractive or interesting in some way. Getting basic pictures taken it may be good to have a black backdrop, but for a party the booth should have something festive about it.
The booth should have some sort of theme. Having a theme will make the booth more interesting and more fun. Some possible themes include: hats and noisemakers at a birthday party, a romantic theme at a prom, or a baby doll at a baby shower.
Whoever is the photographer they should be fun, animated, enthusiastic and sociable. Excitement is catching, so if your photographer is excited those who are being photographed will also be excited about the activity.