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5 photo booth backdrop ideas

We’ve talked before about how to take the perfect selfie. But taking a great photograph is about more than getting your subject (YOU) looking great, you have to have the right surroundings, too.

The right photo booth backdrop can take your photos from “aww…!” to “AWW YEAH!”

With the right background, you can set the tone of the event, tie in your theme, get IG-worthy selfies, or just add a little bling to those photo booth strips…all with one simple step.

Just in case you’re having trouble narrowing down all your options, here’s some photo booth backdrop ideas to jumpstart your creativity.

 

1. Use One of Ours!

It should come as no surprise that a photo booth company would have a gorgeous selection of backdrops to choose from. Well, we’re no different!

All of our photo booth rentals (except for our Classic booth) come with your choice of background to seamlessly blend in to your existing decor.

Hosting a New Year’s party? Our Open Air photo booths can be modified to hang one of our sequin backdrops (silver, gold, or the super-trendy rose gold) to add a dose of sparkle and celebration to your photos.

If you want a little more space in front of the camera to fit more people, our vine wall can be set up anywhere (and even embellished to match your event decor or theme).

These lovely initials and paper wheels would look equally stunning at your bridal shower as they would on your wedding day. (Paper flowers would be gorgeous, too!)

women posing for photo in front of beautiful vine wall

Looking to celebrate the season? Office holiday parties are even more awesome with a super trendy rustic wood background. (It’s easier than building your own.)

large fabric backdrop with rustic wood print and christmas lights

Our brick and balloons backdrop is both fun and classy…a perfect accompaniment to any birthday party or graduation party.

brick and balloons photo booth backdrop

We can even create a custom balloon backdrop to make those pictures POP! (Sorry, couldn’t help myself!)

custom balloon photo booth backdrop

There’s more where that came from. Take a look at all of our photo booth backdrop options here.

Still don’t see anything you like? We can upgrade you to a customized backdrop like this one.

bride in front of custom chalkboard photo booth backdrop

 

2. Utilize Your Venue

Sometimes the best party backdrop is, well…your party!

If you’re lucky enough to be hosting your event at a really breathtaking venue, you probably don’t need a separate photo booth backdrop at all. Simply point the Open Air booth, Mirror Booth, or Digital booth at an eye-catching feature of the event space and let your pictures speak for themselves.

This is a beautiful way to celebrate a historic or unique venue. The Orlando Science Center’s dinosaur room, the stunning lake shore at Paradise Cove, or gorgeous floor-to-ceiling bookcases all make for perfect, no-prep photo booth backdrops.

black open air booth in library in luxemore grand estate
The library at the Luxemore Grand Estate creates a literary, historic vibe.

 

3. Use a Blank Wall

If there aren’t any awesome views at your venue that can serve as backdrops, a simple blank wall is an easy option.

White walls are classic backdrop material, while brick or stone provides some texture that will make your selfies pop.

Brick provides visual interest without competing for attention.

Such a simple background also allows our fun layouts and graphics to stand out in the printouts. If you’ve chosen our Digital or Mirror photo booth, a more minimal background might be best.

 

4. DIY It!

Because they’re made of thin material (like a picnic tablecloth), vinyl backdrops won’t last forever and don’t have as professional of a look as a professional photo booth backdrop. But if you’re hosting a casual event and just need something simple and affordable to give an extra “oomph” to your pictures, this can be a fun option.

This colorful classic car backdrop provides a cool retro vibe.

If you still want a professional look, search Etsy for photo booth backdrops and find one that fits your event’s color palette or theme.

Backdrops on Etsy range from a few dollars to several thousand, so you’re sure to find exactly what you need within your budget. (This one is only $18!)

floral photo booth backdrop from etsy store
Image courtesy of Inspired by Alma

Or maybe you have a really cool prop that would make the perfect photo booth backdrop. Bring it to your event! Your guests will get a kick out of it.

Take a look at the photo booth setup we did for a Simpsons-themed wedding.

homer simpson statue in open air photo booth

And, while it’s probably best to steer clear of a DIY photo booth, there’s nothing wrong with making your own photo booth backdrop. The internet is full of awesome, cheap, and downright gorgeous photo booth background tutorials that—if you have the skills—can transform your pictures and your venue.

 

5. Rent a Backdrop

If there’s one thing to be said about the event planning industry, it’s that you can rent anything. And photo booth backdrops are no exception!

If you’re already working with a rental company, ask what their backdrop options are. Most companies have several photo booth backdrop selections designed to go behind a sweetheart table or to act as the background for a wedding ceremony.

Guess what? They’re often the perfect size for a photo booth backdrop!

If DIY isn’t really your thing, this is an easy way to boost the glam on your selfies. However, it will cost you extra, so keep that in mind.

 

ROCK Your Photo Booth!

Our photo booths already rock, but these photo booth backdrop ideas will take your experience over the top. And with Photobooth Rocks, you’ll never have to worry about tracking down the right backdrop for your event, because we have a style for everyone.

Whether you’re throwing an intimate rustic wedding or a full-on glamorous blowout, no party is complete without a photo booth! We’ve been in the event industry for the last decade and we’ve worked just about every kind of party in just about every venue Orlando has to offer.

Ready to get started with your event? So are we! We can’t wait to meet you!

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