Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why are your prices so high?

A: There are quite a few reasons, but mainly quality and customer service. We use a professional camera and lighting in the photo booth giving you “Photographer Quality” photos.  The Memory Books that we use are not purchased in a store, they are literally hand made by the owner of Black Tie Photobooth, LINK TO EXAMPLE.

Black Tie Photobooth ® is truly the best option for your event since this is the only thing we do… our Testimonials Page speaks for itself.

Q: How many people can fit in the booth?

A: 2 to 4 people can fit comfortably with plenty of room to spare and the booth is wheelchair/scooter accessible.  You can fit up to at least 8 to 10 if you really like each other. We have actually had 17 smiling faces in the photo booth, they were very close. 🙂

Q: Can I have black and white or color photos?

A: You can chose the type you want, Color or Black and White, on the touchscreen in the booth, the camera will do all the work.

Q: How much space is required for the booth?

A: The booth itself is not too large, but we require space for a table for the memory book and there is usually a line of people eager to jump in the booth.  The booth itself will easily fit through a door that is 30 inches or wider and a minimum 12 x 12 area is suitable for setup.

Q: Where do you typically set up the booth?

A: We generally like to set the booth up in the main reception area, near the bar or dance floor or wherever there is enough space.  We do require a normal three prong AC power outlet near the set up area.

Q: What does the photo booth look like?

A: Click here to see the booth.

Q: How many photos can we take during our event?

A: You and your guests will have unlimited photo booth usage during the rental time!

Q: How does it work?

A: Just enter the booth, choose color or black and white on the touchscreen, make a funny face if you wish and the booth will take 4 pictures of you about 4-6 seconds apart.  Shortly after you exit the booth, the photo is printed with 2 photo strips on it which we will cut apart, your guests receive one and the other is for your Memory Book.

Q: Can I have copies of the photos from the event?

A: Each session will print 2 sets of the photo strips, one set for your guests and second set for your Memory Book.  We will also monitor the amount of persons in the photo and automatically reprint enough copies so each guest has a photo strip, at no extra charge. You will also receive all of the photos on a USB stick.

Q: What type of events do people rent photo booths for?

A: A photo booth will make any event more fun and memorable. We would recommend renting a photo booth for wedding receptions, birthday parties, proms and school dances, graduation parties, family reunions, anniversary parties, and corporate events.

Q: What happens if I spill water or another beverage on my photos?

A: Simply wipe them off. Limited exposure to water will not harm the photos as long as it is wiped dry as soon as possible. The photos are not washing machine safe however.

Q: When do you set up?

A: We prefer to set up between 12 and 3 pm. Generally there aren’t too many people around and this allows us to bring everything in and set up quickly so we can run a test and make sure that the area where the photo booth is placed will be ready for your guests. We also set up this early so we don’t disrupt you and your guests.

Q: If you set up that early, do you charge for that specific “Idle Time”?

A: We do not. “Idle Time” charges only apply if your rental time would start one hour before your dinner and we shut down during the dinner hour then start up again for the remaining three hours, you would have to pay for that extra “idle time” hour during the dinner. Besides, our history at events has shown that any rental time before the dinner isn’t used by your guests so you’re basically wasting an hour of rental time.

Q: How far will you travel for an event?

A: At this time, we are able to service the Fargo – Moorhead and surrounding area up to a 100 mile radius. Anything over 100 mile radius there would be a travel charge of $2.50 per mile. One exception, we DO NOT charge mileage to Alexandria MN.

Q: Is there a set up charge?

A: We do not charge for set up and tear down. When it comes to rental fees, only the hours of the actual event apply.

Q: How long does it take to set-up?

A: Once all the equipment is in the area where the booth will be setup, it only takes about an hour, however we prefer to have the booth set-up at least 2-4 hours before your event starts if possible so as not to disturb your guests. Tear down takes a bit longer.

Q: Can I have a message on the photo?

A: This is included with your rental. You can have any message you want for your event. If the event is a wedding, we prefer to put the names of the bride and groom on the photo along with the event date.

Q: Why should I rent my photo booth from Black Tie Photobooth ®?

A: Many, many reasons.
1. We offer many extras that others simply can’t do or charge extra for.
2. We are not a “drop off and leave the booth” company, we don’t let you do all the work.
3. When you compare what we offer with what the others have, we clearly have the most options included, we won’t “nickel and dime” you for the extras, ever.
4. We have extremely high standards, quality equipment and a hand made album for your Memory Book; no “Wal-Mart specials” or “three ring binder” type albums.