Should You Start a Photo Booth Business?

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Photo Booth Franchises Offer Flexibility and a Low-Cost Investment

From weddings and anniversary parties to corporate events and festivals, photography is an important part of any occasion. Entrepreneurs can meet this demand with photo booth franchises. According to data from Straits Research, the U.S. photo booth market is expected to grow to $719.91 million by 2030.

But how do you start and run a photo booth business? Luckily, you don’t have to be an experienced photographer to own a photo booth franchise. The franchisor will give you the training and tools you need to be successful.

Most photo booth franchises are home-based, simple to run and don’t require a lot of overhead. If you need inspiration for the picture-perfect franchise, check out the photo booth franchises featured below. 

Photo Booth Franchises

Photobomb

The Photobomb franchise takes special events to the next level with a variety of packages. These include standard photography, spin booths, photo booths and videos. According to its website, the most popular spinning booth package is the extra large (XL) 360 with the deluxe upgrade. This package includes an XL spin booth that fits up to 20 people, a video overlay with music, and a second photo booth called the Hollywood Selfie Booth. Photobomb’s spin booths start as low as $150 per hour, and customers can rent any package for three hours and get the fourth hour free. 

To keep the franchise model simple, Photobomb provides training, a website, marketing support, and more. Franchisees, or brand ambassadors, work gigs, hire employees, and scale the business. The photo booth franchise has six locations throughout Texas and Oklahoma. 

TapSnap

A benefit of owning a photo booth franchise is that you can run it as a side hustle. TapSnap allows you to do just that. For as low as $30,000, you have the flexibility to own a fun photo booth franchise that offers a photo marketing kiosk for corporate events and a social media booth for weddings, bar mitzvahs and more. TapSnap also offers a virtual booth to bring guests together at virtual conferences, meetings, and social events for great content that is sure to lead to FOMO

The Traveling Photo Booth

The Traveling Photo Booth, photo booth franchise

The Traveling Photo Booth specializes in photographing any special event imaginable: weddings, corporate events, birthdays, school functions, anniversaries, and more. To make these events as special as possible, the company offers custom-built photo booths, photo stands, and comprehensive digital image technology. The photo booth franchise prides itself on being in the industry before it was cool. Founder Jacob Stewart conceived the concept of the Traveling Photo Booth after noticing the popularity of an old photo booth at a wedding he was photographing. He had the idea to build a better version with his roommate, Matt. After the success of their first model at a college holiday party, the friends went into business together.

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Haley Cafarella is a passionate journalist and writer for IFPG. In her role as content and marketing specialist, she creates original articles for FranchiseWire and Franchise Consultant Magazine. Her specialties include educational articles about buying a franchise and franchise consulting. She also reports on franchise professionals who were recently promoted or hired through FranchiseWire’s popular HireWire series.

Haley has contributed to a variety of regional publications, including Quo Vadis, New Brunswick Today, and the Trenton Monitor. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Rutgers University.
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