Planning a party, wedding, or event and need a guest activity that creates keepsakes?
Second, you'll need good lighting. Daylight would be the best option, but if your event is not outdoors or near a window during the day, you can setup lighting indoors with a small amount of effort. Karin, over at the blog Space, used a couple daylight lamps she got at Menards for $20 (See photo below). What ever lamps you use, you'll need lighting on both the left and right of the booth and you'll need to test the lighting before guests arrive. For goodness sakes, avoid using the flash!
Last, give them some props to pump up the fun. Think silly things like chalkboard thought bubbles that people can write on and place over the heads of friends, bunny ears (tutorial from yesterday!), over sized glasses, fake moustaches, giant glasses, or bow ties. Below is what one photo booth creator, Jordan from Oh Happy Day, made for her guests. She offers free printables of her props, and a tutorial on making them, on her adorable blog.
Jen Loves Kev, set up her outdoors photo booth using a colorful shower curtain. How adorable for a first birthday!