Photo Booth History

Capturing a moment in time: Photo Booth history:

The photo booth history has come a long way since they were first invented. The first known photo booth was showcased at the World Fair in Paris back in 1889. They didn’t produce photographs as we know them but something called a ferrotype. But that is only to be expected as the modern photographic technique we know today had not been invented.

A more modern photo booth was installed on Broadway in New York City in 1925 and for 25c it took, produced and delivered 8 photographs. It took approximately 10 minutes to complete the process but that didn’t stop over half a million people using the photobooth in the first 6 months and was subsequently installed in many other locations.

The reason why so many people used the photo booth in those early days was simple. Few people could afford a camera or the costs associated with printing the photographs. The photo booth brought photography to the masses.

For those old enough to remember, the next popular iteration of the photo booth came with the requirement to have a passport photograph, which of course had to be of a certain size and quality. Of course people used the passport photo booth for more than just passport photographs and were a popular choice for holiday destinations.

Today of course the photo booths can be transported easily to wherever they need to go. Technology development allows for quality and quick printing.  Modern photo booth options allow for open set ups fitting in more people and the use of walls, nature or backdrops as the back ground of the photos. The “modern” alternative is Vintage designed Photo Booths which are becoming extremely popular with people and organisations looking to add style and theme to their event.

We’ve come a long way since those early photo booths but the one thing they all have in common – they capture your special memories, the event and the enjoyment of the people.

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  • Danielle

    Danielle and Duane’s engagement – Thank you both of you for making our engagement party even better with the photo booth, this company is one of the best we have had highly recommend. Cheers

  • Karen

    Peard Real Estate – We used Emma from Memory Booth Perth for our Peard Real Estate stall at the Carine Fair. Emma was professional from the first moment I spoke to her on the phone to enquire about booking. Her attention to detail in preparation for the day was outstanding. She was quick in her her communication

  • Aleasha

    Aleasha & Kale’s Wedding– I highly recommend memory booth Perth. I had the vintage booth set up for my wedding on Saturday and it was amazing. The photo booth added lots of entertainment to my wedding and everyone had such a great time, thank you thank you, thank you so much for such an awesome experience!

  • Chloe

    Chloe and Lani’s 21st – Everyone loved the photo booth over the weekend! Great prop options and photo effect options ! Thanks so much for allowing our guests to take home some memories of mine and Lani’s 21st birthday.

  • Danielle

    Danielle and Duane’s Engagement – Thank you both of you for making our engagement party even better with the photo booth, this company is one of the best we have had, highly recommend. Cheers

  • Wayne

    West Coast Dental Depo’s 25th Birthday – We hired MBP for our companies 25th Birthday last Friday it was all last minute for us and MBP were keen to assist and entertain our guests. They arrived early to set up and avoid disruption to our guests and provided a quality professional service with a great price also! I shopped

  • Ha

    Ha and Sam’s wedding – Thank you for your professional service on our wedding day! Our guests had a ball and the photos were great.

  • Germaine

    Damo’s 40th Birthday – Thank you so much! The Booth was a lot of laughs and everyone really enjoyed it! Definitely the best idea for a party, would not hesitate to use you guys again for another party!

  • Tash

    Tash’s 30th Birthday – I could not recommend Emma and Neil enough! They did an amazing job of my 30th last night. The booth set up was so professional and impressive our guest are still raving about it! As a professional photographer myself the images were crystal clear, lighting on fleck and the prints and digital

  • Natalie

    Mount Lawley Senior High School’s Ball – Thank you, thank you, thank you for making our school ball such a successful night! Your photo booth really added to the night and the kids loved it! The professionalism that your company has shown from the booking process to the actually night was amazing! I will definitely be

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